I have a lot of respect and will always be interested in any film Cate Blanchett appears is because she is pure thespian in the truest sense of the word. She's been a bit out of the lime light in the last few years and now she's back, starring in Woody Allen's (I'll just pretend I didn't subject myself to that awful To Rome With Love which was his last one) latest film, Blue Jasmine. This looks dark and she sounds twisted, just the way I like em. She looked incredible at the Premier this week in a Balenciaga dress and top, which some people (who obviously need seeing eye dogs) have put in a worst dressed list.
Everybody's been talking about this perfectly executed production by the team at Elle South Africa in last month's issue of the publication. And the nods are unanimous. Katryn Kruger looks ethereal in every single one of those South African designer creations from top tier designers like Black Coffee, Tiaan Nagel, Albertus Swanepoel and David Tlale. I especially love this last look featuring a dress by emerging talent and winner of the SA Fashion Week Renault New Talent 2013 competition, Anmari Honnibol.
I'm usually very skeptical about biopics in which non South Africans are used to portray South Africans. They can never quite get the accent and thus the character right but I stand corrected. This was hard to ignore because of the words Idris and Elba. Naomie Harris, the actress who plays Mam'Winnie also looked like she really knew what she was doing in the film. Never seen her before and would love to see more of her. I watched the trailer for this on Saturday and I kid you not, it made me cry. My friends were like ''get a grip''. Apartheid will never stop looking bad.
This is just wonderful. I was feeling pretty glum until I saw this and took 7 minutes to see things from a different perspective. In Buddhism, a Bodhisattva is an enlightened or very wise being. Someone with the wisdom to spread virtue for others and himself at all times.
So my friend King Tha told me that Nina Simone wrote Young, Gifted and Black for Miriam Makeba and others like her, who, as the song title declares, were heroines of their time. I love this picture of the legendary beacons of hope for the rest of us.
I found out about this on Okay Africa's round up of the best menswear to look out for these days. This is the look book of designer Ian Audifferen from Nigeria. To see the whole collection, head on over here I mean I don't think I could date a guy that solely dresses like this but it would be nice if he was able to switch it up between between his general Fantastic Man look and this.
Suri is my hero! I saw this video on Suri's Burn Book and it's exactly what I imagined this little girl to be in the face of anything gruesome. I can imagine how shit it must be growing up around people that follow you everywhere you go. You can so tell who wears the heels in this relationship between Suri and her mom. Lol. As for this grown douche monkey that calls her a brat...
Everything that Carol Lim and Humberto Leon touch pretty much turns to ice very quickly. The creators of the holy grail of fashion other wise known as Opening Ceremony took up the top post at Kenzo in 2011 and brought the brand that was frozen in quasi obscurity but still liked, into the hot tamale Kenzo that it is now by injecting it with chemicals of hot blooded youth. This was when I first noticed that things at Kenzo were different
And now there's an article declaring the time of the sweatshirt thanks to designers like Ricardo Tisci of Givenchy and this do-or-die duo!
So, what's all the fruity business? The pics above are from Kenzo's Menswear show in Paris shown recently. This fruit palava was what welcomed guests to the show where they could go and have fruit shakes at either the Lemon House, the Banana House or the Red or Green Apple house. So simple and so effective. We thank Muiccia Prada for going bananas a few years ago, or should we thank Stella or her Pineapple collection in 2007? Whoever started the fashion loves fruit movement, thank you.
This post is a bit late as I've BEEN wearing this t-shirt! Local T-shirt designers William Ndatila and Miro Bijelich of Cult Collective, local makers of street wear that are launching an e-store soon. For the launch of that Stylista, an online portal for sharing street style images and local shopping, they made some satirical feshin tees which were very well received. I missed the launch because I was under work arrest but Chipo, my super stylish flat mate brought me the Mock Jacobs one. How hilare is this Lanvain one? I don't think they are selling these but you can get in touch with them on Facebook and check out their clothing. Also, check out their blog when you're bored. The top image is of William and Miro photographed by Daniel van Flymen and the second one is a mock selfi of yours truly!
A few weeks ago, I went to Arts and Main with a friend and to my pleasant surprise, there was a Vintage Drum Covers exhibition at the Bailey Seippel Gallery. I took pics of them with my cellphone so they are a hundred times better looking than this.
Remember the word boffin? That hideous ball of a description we used to throw at the smart kids growing up? Maybe it was an East London thing. It's certainly not the English Language's proudest moment, but it's the only word that works when it comes to a young man by the name of Stuard Nthlati.
I've been keenly following Capitec Bank's Ask Why campaign (have you seen the advert?), where they have profiled 7 young South Africans who dramatically changed their circumstances by asking why, and subsequently helped change the lives of others.
Last week, I shared a post about the guy who gave up money and the young man who invented a way to bathe without using water. This week, I would like to introduce you to Sir Stuart Ntlathi. How he got to Sir is intriguing and I'll play along, but Sir Ntlathi is the science boff who is all about sharing the formula to success. When he was 13 year old teenage boy living in Klerksdorp in the North West, he and his friends started a science club.
This developed into the Stuart Ntlathi Science, Engineering and Technology Institute (Tshisa!) which offers various training programmes and a support structure for over 21 000 registered learners across SA as well as Taiwan and America. So at 26, his award winning Institute is helping to train the next generation of mad scientists.
I just had to share this because it's that awesome! Check out more on Capitec's www.askwhy.co.za website!
Readers of this blog are by now well aware that I am very random. There is no particular reason why I woke up dreaming of the bridge scene from my favourite film, Annie Hall but here we are now faced with its brilliance this morning. Enjoy it. I dream of the day somebody will hold me like this and tell me he luffs me :-)
If you haven't been to Joburg's newest weekend market, where have you been going on the first Sunday of every month? Since December last year, Collective has been adding to the scope of our emerging cultural scene in Jozi. MeMeMe Joburg has had a stand there from the beginning and it's been great to see new stalls popping up with each new monthly market.
It's a fashion, decor and food exhibition of emerging design brands in the city and it's a great place to bring your homies and your kids to come and hang out in a peculiar corner of Joburg, Kramerville. We'll be there again this Sunday, pull through anytime between 10am and 4pm for some fun in the perfect winter sun.