So Nana and I invited some over on Saturday night after Sound Garden got washed away to next weekend. And I had fun playing with my new Olympus digital camera.
Tomorrow I'm going to Cape Town for a super duper cool event! Puma asked me (and some other people) to design my very own Puma Jacket as part of the Built for One Creative Factory concept, where individuals like you and me can design our own Puma Jacket. So a few of us including Gary Cotterel of Wanted Magazine and Sias du Plessis of 5fm, were put to task and these are the first stages of my ''The First Princess'' jacket. I think it's really cool that they are doing this. All will be revealed at an event tomorrow night where 100 attendants will be able to design their own jackets and get them made on the night. I shall report back with some pictures.
So sad I'm gonna miss this tomorrow. My friend Jamal and the Cuss Magazine team are screening their first of many Webisodes (web episodes) of Cuss TV, Cuss Magazine's magazine show on South African contemporary arts and culture. The first 30 minute episode will be screened at The Bioscope on the 29th. Look at the invite to see what the screening will be accompanied by.
I came home last night and Nana was watching some really moving shit on You Tube. It was various performances by Nina Simone. We just sat there with tears in our eyes. This is one of my favourite songs ever. There wasn't much we could do with ourselves after. It's 1976, she's in Montreux, Switzerland. She's drunk with anger.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
It's going to be a busy weekend at 54 on 6th. MeMeMe and Two are on sale from 9.30 - 15.00 then we help 100 ABC'ers Celebrate their 1st Birthday as we host Sound Garden #3 in our backyard. The flyer says it all - Uju's and Beaucy are giving live performances and Ms Buttonz and Gaptooth Radio will be the day's DJ's. And Nana and I are most excited to do Punch and Judy for the first time this year - we're making our Cape Vidal cocktail and we've been playing around with a new flavour: Gin. Come taste it and let us know if we should quit our day jobs or not.
We're also making gourmet burgers and yes, there will be a few veggie ones for the herbivores. R50 and a can of food or any item you'd like to donate to a kid (book, clothing whatever) gets you in. Kids pay R30 which includes a Hot dog and cooldrink. See you there. 54 6th Street, Parkhurst, Jozi.
What joy this morning when I did my monthly check up on The Knight Cat, who suddenly disappeared in 2011 - and I realised she is back. I really used to enjoy visiting this blog last year, mostly because you would always be guaranteed to find new pictures of Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung or the Olsens. It was just an easy fashion fix. Welcome Back Cat.
Friday, February 17, 2012
I’ve had a lot of free time lately, something very strange to me because I’m usually chasing a deadline. I’ve watched a lot of films, read some books and have been making more friends, which after age 21 is not easy. I’ve also been thinking about my blog. It’s pretty disorganised, a clear reflection of my life, believe it or not and I like it for my life but not for my blog. So I’m working on a few ways to change it up a bit, give it a bit of a boost because because. I’m buying a camera this weekend so the days of life undocumented are thankfully coming to an end. Hey, have a good weeked. I’m going to see the Blk Jks and Shadowclub tonight at Bohemian and tomorrow I’ll be at the shop doing my favourite thing: hearing customers say ‘’thank you so much’’ as they walk away with their sale items. Adios.