Dare to say, IamWinnieMandela

(I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that) I didn’t know much about Winnie Mandela, besides the fact that she was married to our first black president and world-renowned struggle activist, Mr. Nelson Mandela. She passed away two weeks ago and little by little, I am discovering more  about this iconic example of what it is to be human. The kind of human that inspires greatness … Continue reading Dare to say, IamWinnieMandela

Black Panther’s got me outchea drippin’ in finesse…

Last year I attended the Faku’gesi Beats Bloc Party in Braam’ and was awe-struck by two guys who wore a look emulating Raiden – a character from the video game Mortal Kombat. I loved how they incorporated the traditional Sotho hat into their ensemble and the addition of a mask made of patterned fabric. I could not resist recreating this otherworldly, “Japanese-esque” look! Raiden is … Continue reading Black Panther’s got me outchea drippin’ in finesse…

Gwen goes shopping, Azima tags along…

Vintage fashion has a two-fold advantage: good for the wallet and great for the environment. Wearable pieces from yesteryear won’t require swiping your credit card, nor will there be any wasted resources that would have otherwise been spent in the making of brand new garments from scratch…   Hombakazi Vintage Cabin is an ideal location to score vintage fashion finds in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. “Hombakazi” means stylish … Continue reading Gwen goes shopping, Azima tags along…

Infatuated

Summer has left me infatuated….

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Autumn/Winter is here and, though I could never get enough of Summer, Winter’s actually not too bad. It’s great for covering up and looking good while you’re at it:

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My Autumn/Winter outfit choice is a layered look…still couldn’t part with my shorts but paired with stockings and a pop of purplish colour…my day’s brightened up in an instant!

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Something old, something new…

Something borrowed, Something blue… no, it’s not my wedding day but it is my first photo shoot and I’ve got all the necessary “somethings”! Why limit yourself right? Something old- Featuring my vintage brown handbag that belonged to my mom in yesteryear and the waistcoat that somehow manages to add swagger to so many outfits…and is a great way of creating a layered look in the summer … Continue reading Something old, something new…