Art, Inspiration

BOTHO MOTHO BATHO

buy gabapentin online uk Nelson Makamo – “BOTHO MOTHO BATHO” “You are not my fans, you are my inspiration.” – Nelson Makamo Nelson Makamo is a young South African artist from Modimolle in Limpopo. I first came across his work in 2017 at the Turbine Art Fair. Makamo’s primary mediums are acrylic, watercolour, oil …

DIY, Fashion

DIY – Ruffle Skirt and Top

Lodwar DIY – Ruffle Skirt and Top “There are all kinds of beauty, but beauty with character ages better than perfection.” – Karl Lagerfeld We didn’t get a lot of opportunities to get out in the past year, what with literally the whole world being in lockdown. Whether it was to …

Art, Inspiration

‘Esther Mahlangu 85’

denumerably ‘Esther Mahlangu 85’ “To Thine Own Self Be True” – Shakespeare Dr. Esther Mahlangu is an internationally renowned South African visual artist. Recently, the Melrose Gallery held a solo exhibition titled ‘Esther Mahlangu 85’ to commemorate her 85th birthday. The exhibition also showcased a collaboration with handbag designer Carol Bouwer. …

DIY, Fashion

DIY – Asymmetric Blazer Dress

DIY – Asymmetric Blazer Dress “Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.” – Oscar Wilde So I’ve had this lovely navy 100% Italian wool fabric for years now. Literally! I had bought quite a lot of it from one of my favorite fabric stores Fishman’s Fabrics, when I …

Art, Inspiration

Dada Khanyisa – Good Feelings

Dada Khanyisa – “GOOD FEELINGS” “Sometimes people look pretty and then the card will ‘decline’.” – Dada Khanyisa I recently had the opportunity to visit Dada Khanyisa’s first solo exhibition at the Stevenson Gallery titled, Good Feelings. It was my first time experiencing their work and I loved it! Not only was …

DIY, Fashion

DIY – Denim Cargo Pants

DIY – Denim Cargo Pants “Attitude is Everything.” – DVF Cargo pants are one of those trends that I have stayed away from in the past. Mainly because I could never find a good fit and I’ve always felt that they made me look stocky. But with the return of …

About Town, Lifestyle

DIY – Summer Cup Look

DIY – Summer Cup Look “A new dress doesn’t get you anywhere. It’s the life you’re living in the dress” – Diana Vreeland December is officially the beginning of the festive season here in Johannesburg, and also happens to be my favorite month, because it is also my birthday month. …

Fashion, Inspiration

DIOR at The ROM

DIOR at The ROM “I wanted my dresses to be constructed like buildings, moulded to the curves of the female form, styling its shape.” – Christian Dior Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit the Dior exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. I was extremely excited …

DIY, Fashion

DIY – Zimmermann Inspired Look

DIY – Zimmermann Inspired Look “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” – Gore Vidal As a designer, naturally I am a lover of fabric. When I spotted this gold lamé fabric I immediately grabbed it, not initially knowing what I …