triumph the triumph

Last week Thursday was the finals in London for the Triumph Inspiration Award, and as you saw in a previous post, my favourite by far was France's Sofie Insam.
Although she didn't win, she put up one hell of a show and we can only be to proud!

hello doc or shall we say kitty martin?

A childhood without 'Hello Kitty' would just not have been possible.
My sisters and I probably had all their accessories for little girls possible, or at least all the 'Hello Kitty' products that were available in South Africa in the 1980's ;)

As for Doc Martens, I remember my first impression when my older sister at age 13, me age 9, told me she had to have a pair of high top Doc Martens. 'WHY?
However, in the past few years the doc has rather grown on me, only to make me realise my sister had some idea of fashion at the age of 13.

So you might be asking what these 2 polar opposite brands have in common, or why they are even being discussed in the same post.
Well it's pretty simple, they are both turning 50 this year! So for celebrating their half a century, Sanrio (the owner of Hello Kitty) and Doc Martens are collaborating with a line of 1460 boots and Mary Janes for women.




I'm probably one of those people you can call obsessed by nailpolish, amongst other things. It's rare that you'll catch my nails nude, because why do that when there are so many colours to choose from!
So summer was all about the bright colours, and although I'm all for the OTT i think i might just turn it down a notch at times this winter with this great range from Chanel.


Lady gaga getting steaked

One would have to say that part of Lady Gaga's fame is thanks to her over the top, original and individualistic take on fashion. I think it's definately one of the things that has set her apart from all the other  20-something blond pop stars. Not only did she appear on the cover of the Vanity Fair September issue, in which she sports the same Alexander McQueen look as she wore on the white carpet at this past sunday's VMA's, but she also made it into their best dressed list.

Through out the night our favourite fashionista diva changed her outfits, staying true to the Gaga style.

However, did Lady G really think her last outfit through, or did the Queen of O.T.T run out of ways to top all previous outfits?

Tasty or Tasteless? whatever you decide, this is what LGG had to say about the meaty affair:

“Well, it is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian, because as you know, I am the most judgment-free human being on the earth."

"However, it has many interpretations. For me this evening, if we don’t stand up for what we believe in and fight for our rights pretty soon, we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones. And, I am not a piece of meat.”

and who was the designer behind this you might ask, that's if you even asked, Franc Fernandez.
If you don't know who he is yet, you sure will, no better publicity than someting as controversial as a MEAT dress!

This was however not the first time that lagy g got all beefed up, she also appeared on the cover of VOGUE Japan Homme's Fall issue, shot by none other than Terry Richardson.

Now with all that meat on your body, how hygenic can it be? and imagine the smells of rotting beef on the skin?

Well thank goodness she has just signed a deal with COTY for her own range of frangrances, but they can't come fast enough to fillet the smell, with only the first perfume to be released in 2012.
well lets hope it's smells better than a butcher shop but I'm sure if she remains faithfull to her unique ways it will be somethings extraordinary!


Freshly South African

Even though I might not be living in South Africa at the moment, it doesn't make me any less of a patriot.
So as soon as I get my hands on something fresh, no pun intended, fun and fashion and above all, South African, I just have to share it!

I love the styling in this music video, it's so unique, and for any of those who know South Africa, typically and proudly South African!


"I do"

So it's not even 9 September, but the rumours have been confirmed by H&M themselves.
This morning they posted a black and white video clip with none other than Alber Elbaz from LANVIN saying "I love the idea that H&M is going Luxury rather than Lanvin is going public".

I do however think H&M has some more tricks up its sleeve so be on the look out for more news to come!



love vintage!

I'm a complete and utter vintage whore, if I can say that! I love finding something unique and different, clothes that tell a story, if you must. So once I'm in a vintage store, it's not easy to get me out again, especially not before breaking the bank. I have however learn't to restrain myself, and avoid shops like that by avoiding the roads they're in, especially after summer holiday, when the bank has already been broken 10 times over.

However as I'm always searching to find new things, here I go and find an online, reasonably affordable, vintage store 'ARE YOU VINTAGE'! oh the will power I'm going to need!

It's a great concept and there are some great pieces, so go have a look before it's all sold out!

H&M keeps you on your toes and guessing...

Who shall be the next designer to collaborate with H&M?
Well the clever people at the house of Hennes & Mauritz knows exactly how to keep their clientelle begging for more.
Every year they collaborate with a different designer, to create affordable yet 'high fashion' pieces that the average Joe would not normally have access to.
However, this year H&M has launched a guessing game leading up to the big unveil on 9 September.
Since Monday, on their YouTube channel, they've been putting up black and white video clips of designer like characters, without showing their faces, talking about fashion.
However it seems like the greater part of the crowd believes it is Alber Elbaz.

For more go look at the H&M official YouTube channel

Who do you think it'll be?