Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Thursday, 8 December 2011

people, props, party.

Last week we had our Christmas party with clients at our offices. We made sure all the party essentials were in place - a caterer who makes faaabulous food, a portable bar with an infinite supply of alcohol, a photobooth, as well as a take-home rescue kit to nurse a hangover the next day. 

Between my work friends and I, we had loads of fun... with only a few fatalities. :) 

This photo is of Sam, Megan and I messing around in the photobooth. I've only been working at Wisdom & Youth for 3 months now but these girlies have already become great friends of mine. I don't think I could ask for a better team to work with :) 

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

gemma correll

Gemma's illustrations always put a smile on my face. See more of her work over here.

on the sea shore.

(I hope this image doesn't offend anyone.)

Anyway! Almost every year when I get time off from work over Christmas, my family and I spend a couple of days at our beach cottage, which is by a fairly secluded beach on the South Coast. Since I was young I've always collected shells off that beach. We are really lucky to have such beautiful beaches in South Africa, with beautiful shells. It's all about where you look! I remember finding such gems in Jongensfontein, a small coastal town near Stilbaai (+- 4 hours out of Cape Town).

I saw this shell necklace on ilovewildfox. I love it! And it looks simple enough for a DIY project for the summer holidays. Naaice.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

tumblr finds.

Just a couple of favs I've found on Tumblr lately. I'm liking the muted colour theme across these images. To go to their original source, click on their thumbnails here on my Tumblr page.

P.S. How gorgeous are Marilyn, Kate, Natasha, Isabeli and Anya? 

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

hello my muse.

Remember Tavi Gevinson? At thirteen, she was once the youngest, hippest fashion blogger on the internet. I never really paid much attention to the hype. When too many people rhapsodise over something, I lose interest immediately. Anyway. It's been two years since she became an online sensation, and guess what, she's back. She's fifteen. And she's cooler than I could have ever imagined! 

She still has her blog The Style Rookie, (very The Virgin Suicides-inspired) as well as Rookie magazine, which she describes as a "site for teenage girls." I'll admit that I find her articles relevant, even though I am well over the targeted age group! 

Go and have a look at her post on "How to Bitchface" -  It may just be the best thing you'll read this year.

Monday, 28 November 2011

sam and cam go H.A.M.

This weekend my friend Sam and I went shopping at Gateway. I haven't been to Gateway in over a year, and I can't say I have missed much about that shopping centre - besides the fact that there is now a Tasha's restaurant. And an Inglot make-up store. 

I am an avid MAC fan, but wow... who can say no to a brand that rivals the quality and quantity of MAC products? Their staff weren't intimidating (big plus), in fact, if Sam and I had it our way, we would have happily pitched a tent at their store and camped there until we were done trying out every product! (But we would have been there for days). 

I bought a blending shadow brush (8OHP) and a liquid liner brush (30T), as well as a product called Duraline. This magic emulsion comes in a small glass bottle and is oily in texture. You add a tiny drop to loose eyeshadow, and it instantly turns it to liquid form. Mix it in with an eyeliner brush and, VOILA, you have liquid liner!

We also went to Spitfire. I walked away with two pairs of glasses, one being the nerdy ones (pictured above) and the other being a rather feline-y pair of round glasses (also above). 

Our last stop was Mr Price, where Sam and I went buck wild. In fact, shares in Mr Price could well have gone up even further since last week. It really is a good time to invest!

Click here for the definition of H.A.M. (For those who have not listened to Jay-Z and Kanye's "Watch The Throne" album)

Sunday, 27 November 2011

i'm sprung.

La-la-love this headdress from Couverture and the Garbstore! It may be from the children's section, but who cares.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

blast from the past denim jacket

Forget denim shirts... I want a good old-fashioned denim jacket! Love how this girl dressed hers with heels. Image from what do i wear.

Monday, 21 November 2011

FYI, i'm gonna do a DIY

I bought this chiffon cropped blouse from Mr Price a few weeks ago, and it has been sitting in my cupboard ever since. Shame. The tag is still intact - it's one of those purchases.

I'm not good at DIY, not at all... But I think its time I start wearing this top, and the only way I will is if I customise it. So here it is, the blank canvas. Once I have worked my magic on this top, I will post a pic. Give me a few days!

would you like a "cherry" with that?

I came across this vegan recipe blog the other day, called Lookbook Cookbook. I can't say I've seen anything like it before. Food and fashion? I like it already.

Monday, 14 November 2011

girl overload

On Sunday my best friends and I got together at my house for a little tea party to celebrate Catrina's birthday. We all share the same love for sweet things, especially ice-cream, so I decided to recreate a miniature version of the Pinkberry frozen yoghurt / Snog frozen yoghurt concept. I used a tub of Woolies "Extremely Creamy" Madagascan Vanilla ice cream as well as their Cranberry and Litchi frozen yoghurt as a "base"... We sprinkled over toppings such as fresh blueberries, fudge, white chocolate KitKat, homemade Turkish Delight (thanks Mom), as well as toffee Chuckles, Milo, and other goodies. I also made some cupcakes and strawberries dipped in white chocolate and cupcake sprinkles. 

How any of us survived that sugar onslaught, I don't really know. I was pretty much man-down for the rest of the day though. I took a few pics on my camera but most of them are from my iPhone camera - because sometimes me lazy! 

I got a lovely surprise from Stacy too, (she said it was a belated birthday present) in the form of this L'Oreal hair mask and a strawberry/mint flavoured lip gloss from H&M. Stacy is a professional hair stylist for GHD so she is my go-to gal for any hair questions. Perhaps she should do a tutorial on my blog soon :)

Hope you all had a super weekend.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

now playing

Things I love about Lana Del Rey:

1. Her voice. Fantastically American.
2. Those pouty lips that vaguely resemble Julia Roberts'.
3. Her music video for "Video Games". I have never seen anything more beautiful. She created her own music video by putting together poor-quality YouTube clips. Magic.

In a recent interview with Complex, she explains: 

"...I found and edited all of those clips myself. In the last four weeks, I’ve had to hire copyright specialists to reach out to people to ask for approval for those clips, but I found them ten months ago by searching keywords on YouTube. It’s not like the videos are that good. I’d rather them not be up, but whatever. They’re fucking weird. It’s not like I wanted the videos to look that way; it’s just what I was working with at the time. I’m not sure it’s a perfect representation of what I would have chosen if I’d had more money. [Laughs.]

GO HAVE A LOOK, YOU CAN THANK ME LATER. www.lanadelrey.com 

Image from here.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Sunday, 6 November 2011

new kids on the block

Some recent additions to my wardrobe.

Tassled ankle boots - Primark. 
John Lennon glasses - My younger brother picked these up off the floor at some house party and thought I would like them. 
Black lace crop - You could call it vintage... This was a hand-me-down from my gran.

Monday, 31 October 2011

hey sweetie loves...

I'm very excited to announce that I have started a Tumblr account! I thought this would be a great way to collate images that I personally find intriguing, visually striking, and beautiful. From food to landscapes to colour palettes to fashion, I've handpicked my favourites at HeySweetieloves. Yip, it's pretty aptly named! 

I will be updating it on a daily basis, so visit my Tumblr when you're in need of some inspiring imagery. 

Credits can be found on heysweetieloves.tumblr.com.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

you got talent.

I don't have much to say about these collages by Jessie Cohen, but that's only because they've pretty much left me speechless. The way she encapsulates each designer's runway collection is just magnif... See more beauties on her Tumblr called Closet Collage.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

summer. bring it.

Durban was the heat this weekend. Like, literally. So on Saturday my younger brother Ryan and I decided to swim in our pool. Ryan is faaancy with his backflips and somersaults and roly polys, so I quickly grabbed my iPhone to document it all. I took quite a few pics but these are a few of my favourite. This first image is of my hair, it went such a weird colour but I loved how it moved in the water.

It was great being able to enjoy the sunny outdoors again. I plan on spending a lot of time by the pool this summer... But if you have the same intentions, here's some advice - try to avoid tanning underneath palm trees. I almost got taken out by a giant palm frond when it fell from the tree. It was scary.