Thursday, July 29, 2010
Of velvet and viscose and silk ribbon and thread............these are some of the words that sprung to mind and in this very order when I first entered this quaint little store.Closet princess really is a shop so true to it's name.When one walks into it you literally feel like you have just walked into a princess' closet.You can kind of see how your servant might appear from behind those long lush velvet curtains to assist in dressing you in your velvet dress and silk slippers.Imagination aside the store is a creative reality worth visiting.If you are into clothes with this sort of imaginative flair do not give it a miss.Located in Wynberg and among a few other great vintage collectibles and thrift stores.For more info you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
So the world cup is over and out .What an exiting ride its been !Somehow its inspired a love for all things African I think.I mean hello if that sexy Shakira is sporting a 'tiervelletjie' and bead bobbles in her hair we might just see Madonna wearing a turbon next.Maybe I am way off the mark here but the world cup has injected a renewed interest in South Africa.Well done South Africa,well done you go on my extra cool list for top countries in the world.But before I start smothering you with my patriotism I'll change gears.I can feel the summer sun wanting to burst through the heavy winter clouds with the semi- hot days we been having lately.I am already dreaming of summer,visualising hot sexy days on da beach,boogie boarding,icy cool cocktails oh and hot hunky bods making the view all the more worth taking in.I know that you all are doing the same and wondering what to wear always takes precedence.And so hot on the rails (a birdy reveals)is upcoming fashion label,Sense.I met up with the all things chic fashion designer /owner of Sense ,Aaliyah for a chat.She reveals she designs very much with a story in mind.She wants to offer her clients versatile pieces they can always wear together.She believes layering is key and creates just the right amount of interest to give a woman that chic individual appeal.To top it all off she is working on a kiddies line too.I want to snoop snoop, really pick her brain about that when our other appointments catches up with us both.I suppose the element of suprise is so much better than knowing everything ahead of time in this case.So Sense suprise us,looking forward to it.As she dashes off I have to say I see a kooky cool gal with an energy to make some serious waves in the sea of fashion this summer and summers to come.Watch this space! fashionistas off to your piggy banks you go then off to Blackbeard and Dare in Cavendish Square where you will find her stuff.Go on now go if only for the sake of looking fabadacious!Till next time..........PS.also check out A Sense of Style via the facebook link.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Hello fellow fashionistas.It is my hope that you all are enjoying my blog posts thus far.My aim is to share my take on fashion and trends in a light hearted almost comedic way.Let it not be believed that I think I am an expert.I am just still as exited about fashion since the day I dressed my first display window.This said...just enjoy and digest my posts with a sense of humour.Fashion should be fun after all.till our next chit chat look fabadacious!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Ok so where exactly have you been coolhunterg ?(you all might be wondering.)I have been flexing my eye muscles ofcourse!How else would I be able to report back on my super cool life as coolhunterg?One sweet Saturday morning my antennas were buzzing in the direction of a certain Old Biscuit Mill.Now ,now I know you all have heard of the mill and going ........."sooooooooh old news coolhunterg!' Right?Truth is it is the surrounding district that has become a point of interest for me.The fact that every other month one strolls about there a new shop has just flung its doors wide open.All things sweet and tasteful I must add given the area's not so sunny reputation.I was pleasantly suprised by my most recent discovery ,The Cat's Meaow.A lovely little vintage attire outlet.A spot for those vintage loving fashionistas who are especially into quirky granny style pieces.I chatted to its equally nice owner who flung about helpfully when I asked if I could take some pictures. A few pictures later I leave quite mesmerised overwhelmed with a bit of familiarity.Those retro bags ,accesories shoes and all the rest, all so much of what I have already worn at another point in time. Do not stroll pass this shop on your way,pop in why don't you!I eventually ended up floating about the market had a beer and a high- fashion magazine look intake overload.Fashion groupies in their gatherings really pumps up the volume for me when there.Interesting to watch!The Biscuit Mill defnately therefore stays on my cool list at least for now that is.Dig you all very much keep it real and look fabadacious!(a combo of fabulous and delicious).Do check out one or two pictures if you like.The I Luv SA is my work and the polka dot dress mannequin is a glimpse into The Cat's Meaouw's window.Also would love to hear your comments ,questions and requests so drop off some words ok.