30 October 2011

Friday 28 October, Cape Town

Kristi Vlok
Music love: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Loves food

Warunya Phaijit
Music love: Last Friday Night - Katy Perry
Love colour and vintage clothes

Kurt Botha
Music love: Save the World - Swedish House Mafia
Loves red shoes

Tracy Rose
Loves all kinds of music and nature

Cino Swarteooi
Music love: I love London - Crystal Fighters
Loves Hello Again

Miranda Moss
Music love: Only want you - Eagles of Death Metal
Loves clouds

Esti Strydom
Music love: Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Loves family and friends

Mampho Smouse
Music love: Niggers in Paris - Jay Z and Kanye West
Loves food and partying

Ree Treweek
Music love: Helplessness Blues - Fleetfoxes
Loves art

Street art outside the Visi office in Riebeek Street

23 October 2011

MaXhosa by Laduma at the Red Location Museum

I am in Port Elizabeth at the moment enjoying a lovely long weekend of resting and visiting friends. I took the opportunity to meet up with Laduma Ngxokolo, whom I first met at the Design Indaba earlier this year, to take some photos of his knitwear. He suggested the Red Museum in New Brighton for the photo's and the architecture and colours just work beautifully with his garments.

Please tell us about yourself and your inspiration for MaXhosa knitwear.

I was born and raised in Port Elizabeth and come from a family of creatives. During the early years of my life I breast fed from my mother's skill for knitwear design and her pride for Xhosa heritage. I studied Textile design and completed a Btech at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2010 where I established my Xhosa-inspired knitwear project. 
Basically MaXhosa by Laduma knitwear is a collection that I initially targeted for Xhosa initiates in the Eastern Cape to substitute the western kniwear they wear for their post initiation process. Consequently this collection attracted attention outside of the initial target market and that has been an epic story story I will never forget. 

Which South African designers and/or artists inspire you?

I love Renee Rossouw's textile design work, Missibaba's shoes and I also like the ambiance that Craig Native attaches to his  work. I admire Andile Dyalvane's ceramics. 
What music would we find on your playlist?

I mostly listen to hip-hop music and I'm also a great fan of jazz music. My favourite musicians are: Kanye West, Hugh Masekela, Rick  Ross, J cole, Stompie Mavie, Bongeziwe Mabandla etcetera.

What are you working on at the moment?

I'm working on my women's knitwear collection for next year and I'm really excited about launching that.

16 October 2011

Friday 14 October, Cape Town

Roxy Bredenkamp
Music love: Just like heaven - The Cure
Loves creativity and road trips

Nathi Njamela
Music love: African Reggae
Love music and reading

Bettina Schubert
Music love: What's my name? - Rihanna
Loves playing the piano

Georgie Rattle
Music love: Paradise - Coldplay
Loves photography and design

Felixa Rossi
Music love: Feel so close to you - Calvin Harris
Loves fashion blogging and animals

Iona Eberle
Music love: Bayawum - The Ruffest
Loves surfing

Bridgette Magqaza
Music love: new Zahara album
Loves partying and family

Carlo Delport
Music love: Slab on Misuse
Loves people, creativity and photography

Street art from Woodstock, Cape Town

11 October 2011

The personal style of Kitty Fay

I met Kitty on Long St where I first took her photo a few months ago. She has such striking personal style that you cannot help noticing her in a crowd.

I asked Kitty a few questions:

What would you say inspired your style?

I became obsessed with the 1920's after after seeing a Louise Brooks movie more than a year ago. Louise Brooks was a silent film actress in the 1920's who had a really magnetic personality.

Tell me a bit about yourself.

My background is classical ballet and jazz dancing. I gave that up years ago and at the moment I am exploring, trying to find my own creative niche. I have some performance art projects in the pipeline, very much in the beginning stages of development. I also take photo's and write poems.

What kind or music do you listen to?

Bob Dylan
Leonard Cohen
The Dresden Dolls
Janis Ian

09 October 2011

Friday 7 October, Cape Town

I am so excited to be announcing a new feature on my blog. On a monthly basis (for now) I will be posting the personal style of an interesting person I have met while walking the streets. This month will feature the style of Kitty Fay and I will be posting the photos later this week. Keep a look out! For now here is the street style for this week.

Iona Eberle
Music love: Towers - Bon Iver
Loves surfing

Iman Allie
Music love: The scientist - Coldplay
Loves macaroons

Thandile Somhaya
Music love: The remedy - A tribe called quest
Loves music, fashion and acting

Alet Versluis
Music love: Skinny love - Bon Iver
Loves travelling

Loyanda Mdingi
Music love: Loliwe - Zahara
Loves fashion and being a DJ

Ntombi Tyantsi
Music love: Someone like you - Adele
Loves poetry and is a published poet

Natasha Els
Music love: Blue skies - Noah and the Whale
Loves sunshine

Neo Khumalo
Music love: Hearing damage - Thom Yorke
Loves the book Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Elske Armstrong
Music love: Anniversary - Tony Toni Tone
Loves belly dancing and karate

Yannick Ilunga
Music love: Tonight - POP Scar
Loves music

Lungelwa Moagi
Music love: Novacane - Frank Ocean
Loves food

Demi vd Westhuizen
Music love: 2 Trees - Foals
Loves music and fashion

02 October 2011

Friday 30 September, Cape Town

Tebuo Makoetlane
Music love: Lengoma - DJ Sbu
Loves architecture and fashion

Natasha Kay
Music love: Where is here - Deadmau5
Loves clubbing

Lova Brodin
Music love: Kalkbrenner
Loves travelling

Sanannah Negra
Music love: Sun & Moon - Armin van Buuren remix
Loves Hwan

Ayanda Shembe
Music love: Cheers - Rihanna
Loves parties

Gareth Botha
Doesn't really listen to music
Loves pizza

Loves music

Pia Kristenson
Music love: Mellow mood - Bob Marley
Loves life and travelling

Thozama Nkomombini
Music love - Thandi Swamazwai - Black Coffe feat Stimele
Loves cooking

Aqeelah Harron
Music love: Love on top - Beyonce
Loves being single

Lihle Ndindwa
Music love: Nothing - The script
Loves music

Catherine Muller
Music love: First Aid Hit - Ghost Town
Loves art, playing guitar and photography

Alliz Nicholas
Music love: Lark
Loves freedom, sun and fruit

Emma Gilpin
Music love: Heart of glass - Nouvelle Vague
Loves chocolate