Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities, especially during Summer. While it's heating up so nicely on this side of the world, I've been dreaming of owning one of We are handsome's swimsuits from their latest collection, The Enchanted. This Australian brand is fairly new being founded in 2009 by Jeremy Somers and Indra Chagouri. I really love their prints of mystical creatures such as tigers and birds. I was suppose to go to Sydney this December but unfortunately it didn't work out (boo hoo, times are tough but I will battle on), I'm making every effort to go next year June and hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on one of them. While looking at these, please listen here to Rat & co's latest track, Seawind. A kick ass tune for Summer! Enjoy
I've been so quiet this week because school has been crasssee so I haven't had much time to sit down and blog. Anyway, TGIF peeps! I got back from school and saw this visual treasure. I absolutely love the photography for Lula F/W 2012.
Photography: Annemarieke van Drimmelen
Styling: Miranda Almond
Make-up: Ayami Nishimura
Hair: Halley Brisker
Model: Dorothea Barth Jorgensen
Marilyn Tov is a French designer based in New York, she makes the most beautiful and classic clothes for girls. Her clothes are defined by French tradition;
"She recalls a comfortable elegance in the clothes she chose. They were beautifully made but also made to last. These memories have been brought to life in her lines.". It's pretty evident and if I had a daughter, I would love for her to own one of Marilyn's pieces.
Gosh, how much do I love these Russians?! I adore Vika Gazinsya, Alexander Terekhov, Ulyana Sergeenko and now LUBLU Kira Plastinia. I really am in awe of her latest collection, I'm digging the cuts, the cool prints and the back packs.
Images via: buro24/7
An editorial to ogle at on this heavenly Saturday afternoon. This one is for Grey Magazine (F/W 2012). It's a tribute to Rodarte's designs
Photography: Nan Goldin
Styling: Valentina Illardi-Martin
Models: Dorte Limkilde, Carrie Ann Burton, Ondria Hardin
Images via: fashion gone rogue
When I discovered this label via pinterest,I was immediately smitten with Cotelac's latest look book. Everything is in French but it's pretty evident that their clothes are contemporary, a little offbeat and fabulously bohemian.
I'm falling head over heels in love with Adored Vintage. As Summer approaches in South Africa, I'm swooning over vintage dresses like these. I've chosen my favourite icons, the movies they starred in and matched them with a vintage dress (there's even a wedding dress too) from Adored.
Mia Farrow in The Great Gatsby
Lucille Ball in I love Lucy
Lauren Bacall in How to marry a millionaire
Here's some delicious men's fashion on a windy Wednesday (it's howling with wind in Cape Town, it's cray). GANT Rugger's S/S 2013 collection, Team Americano is timeless, its title is a tribute to American sportswear but with an evident touch of Italian style. Its well-tailored pieces are drool worthy and it's definitely awesome inspiration for the boyfriend. Thanks to Haberdasher for this
I stumbled upon The Wedding Artists Collective, do not ask me how, I cannot remember but I thoroughly enjoy looking at their collection of wedding stuff, from photography to invitation design, it's a feast of inspiration. So, if you're getting married, I highly recommend a visit.
I decided to share a wedding shot by Josh Goleman, it's just so nice, it's raw and natural and that's where the beauty lies. I honestly cringe at lavish, diva like nuptials and marvel at weddings that aren't over the top, and this is one of them. See the rest here
I had a pretty sucky day at school, I got home and saw this beaut! It definitely lifted my mood. These are by the talented, Alix-Rose Cowie, she shot this for a group photography exhibition in Woodstock, Cape Town(see exhibition pictures here). The theme was 'boredom' and may I say with riveting delight; it's purely ingenious.
Styling: Kate Desmarais
Model: Lee-Anne Johnson
The name is Romy Alfino, I reside in Cape Town, South Africa. This is a personal blog about fashion, vintage, art and photography. I share images for your visual pleasure
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