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Saturday, 29 January 2011


Looking at Margiela’s collection on The fashionisto made me think about a couple of Vincents, specially because one of them is appearing around a lot recently due to the amazing “Black swan” that I am yet to see, anyway so these vincents and the margiela collection all represent to me a male aesthetic that I really admire…a man who is confident, has a mysterious strong gaze in his eyes and is pretty much FIERCE…I mean menswear its not really my field, but sometimes I just love looking at the way it is evolving and how it has many different of styles within it, and hey, the is nothing wrong with enjoying a look at some really well dressed fierce men giving you that mysterious look…enjoy the vincents!

Maison Martin Margiela Fall/Winter 2011

Vincent Gallo

Vincent cassel

Friday, 21 January 2011

growing pains

thinking about the past, growing up and the pain of becoming a spotty teenager...listening to my older brother's music blasting through the wall, waiting for the weekly episode of My so called life and swooning over Jordan Catalano...hoping that I would grow up to look like kate moss while my mum dressed me and my sister in matching Laura Ashley dresses....

Friday, 14 January 2011

the little shop of treasures


found another gem next to my studio, this perfect little record/cd shop with all the kinda music I love, and its got an amazing ceiling???!!!

we are still workin

Had a little break from are busy schedule's to try on the new toiles that I have been working on...shame that you cant see the lovely sewing:((( (very proud of myself!)
cant wait to actually have this piece made!!
p.s boyfriend didnt fit into any toiles...but put some of him in anyway

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Fela's Queens

r“In the West Fela Kuti, the creator of Afrobeat, is know by many as “the man who married 27 wives”. On 18 February 1978 he married the entire female entourage of his band in a ceremony conducted by a Yoruba priest. There are many sides to the group marriage, besides the sensational ones, but it would need an essay to explain them. The group marriage lasted until Fela’s release from prison in 1985. Stating that he no longer believed in marriage, he divorced the 12 wives that were still with him. Many, however, remained part of his entourage until his death…”

I have wanted to write about Fela Kuti for ages, but since I am in my Africana mood at the moment, I thought it would fit right in my recent train of thought.

Besides his amazing music, he was a massive personality, performer and political activist.

His women stunningly beautiful.

Each one so vibrantly decorated. Truly inspiring.