Saturday, December 8, 2012

My corner of the world: The G's festive favorites

My corner of the world: The G's festive favorites:  On a super heated Saturday morning I was out and about running some errands.Luckily it had been in the vicinity of Albert rd.Salt River.T...

The G's festive favorites

 On a super heated Saturday morning I was out and about running some errands.Luckily it had been in the vicinity of Albert rd.Salt River.The road is becoming as I have already predicted, an artful walk way.What with many a creative space rearing it's head from week to week it surely is budding.Take the Salt Circle Arcade for instance, boasting an array of amazing creative people running their outlets braving their ideas in an area that is still in it's developing stages . I know I had been promising you lot a my season's favorite list but had since decided it best just to share with you what caught my eye as I slide into season time.
This is just the most adorable reindeer  I had ever laid eyes on.One to exite the kiddies and cheerfully light up the house.A decor shop in Salt Circle Arcade has it displayed however I am almost certain that it is not for sale.The good humoured owner told me the tale of there having been two but that the one was stolen in a break-in .Any way just the having one is oh so  special........don't you think ?
Christmas bobbles plonked into a glass jar.
Hey do not poke fun at the fact that I too collect branches.Apparently it can be transformed into 'make-due' Christmas trees with a little imagination ofcourse.Pop it into a beautiful vase and voila.Who has time to dust off last year's Christmas tree  and choke half to death because now the dust had settled in your throat for crying out loud!

Oh my hat is the expression you will exclaim when see this milner's variety of hats.Look I snapped it up because almost no 'to die for' festive outfit is complete without it's hat mis jour' le fashion' !Also  located in the arcade right opposite Love Valerie,a ladies boutique with a difference.

This dress had me standing still because I have a very simliar looking one and  also I just thought it a lovely and unexpected idea of a summer frock in comparison to the instant fashion statements out there.This dress can be found in a selection of color and print within the arcade at a boutique called Love Valerie.I had the pleasure of meeting the designer herself,Valerie.A sweet young woman with an undying love for her brand it appeared as she scooted about her shop ever enthusiastically.She boasts some really fabulously unique pieces ideal for when you want to stand out at an occasion  and stylishly so.For good cut and fit I think she nails please go on and contact her for more info.I will list her contact details at the end of the post.
Love Valerie is as I have to emphasize a local brand which I thoroughly appreciate as you well know.What is more is that she also stocks an exquisite selection of jewellery compliments of  Fennis Jewellery,another local brand.Can you say with me  'go local brands go!'

Miyu for quirkily original decor items brought a smile to my face.From finger puppets to more serious gift sets it is one of the go to places this season when you are doing your gift shopping.All I am saying is get there.
Mum has green fingers so I am warning all my siblings to not take her to this place, a mini nursery come decor shop called Wallflower and appropiately so.Be aware and warned, she will clean you out as she would want everything in this shop.You have been warned!Makes me wanna adopt a plant or two or three too!

Common thread is another ladies boutique which sells trendy key pieces.This for me is well put together and I also like the color combination.
These are people to watch as their idea of a pop up shop takes it that much further.They had handbags suspended from the ceiling with neon belts.Bravely fierce and we get to hang out with them at next week's beer fest happening there at the arcade so they can tell us all about their super cool brand.

Beer Fest flyer people up a thirst it is hot out there!

Some street style fashionistas ! I do admire the ones who wear their clothes in a fashion forward way.She is wearing if you look closely.....a flower printed retro style midrift underneath a shear top,love the red shoes and lipstick for that 50's glamor a la Miss Monroe.

The Cat's Meow's display window .A vintage clothes shop opposite the arcade is an old favorite of mine.Cheerio fashion people much love this season ....coolhunter G The aforementioned shop's details are as follows.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Retro rage

 Here in my world of fashion I know that for all years to come we will always draw inspiration from what has been.This season if you are out about the town on a Saturday morning do trot down lower main rd .Observatory if only to satisfy your retro piece loving craving.You retro diva you............ and yes you may wear some red lipstick but just remember to pout girl!
This is  sort of an off kilter vintage clothing shop which stocks some really fabulous retro pieces but you really have to dig,rummage through the lot .Don't you just . adore this red hat?The picture on the right was taken of  a  vintage furniture shop close by.I just had to capture that dress on the mannequin.Cheerio Coolhunter G.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Art on the streets

By now all you loyal Coolhunter G followers must have a hunch that I am a little obsessed with street art images and therefore naturally, I collect.These are the ones I recently snapped while downtown Woodstock. The one above is for me striking because of it's bold use of color and dimension.It also provokes feeling ,had me thinking about the state of our young generation,the kids.PS: I added the wording.

Street art animal I call this image.It contains such a raw energy,the refuse background of an old delapidated building cleverly pulls together the elements of this piece.Ingenuity!

Here  I really appreciate the level of detail of the image. Can you count with me how many spray can paint strokes it must have took !Cheerio till next time..............much love Cool hunter G.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Latest style icon to date:Solange Knowles

Fashionistas please take notes .....................she's got that Lauren Hill come Erykah Badu 90 's style pizazz (flavour)going on.However she does make it her own and does she own it ! I am not cutting my afro bushy hair any time  ever as Solange is proof that it is still super cool to be ...... and keep it real and in the roots.........much love coolhunter G

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Made to Clean

A few weeks ago I decided what with my very busy lifestyle that I needed some housecleaning help.Luckily I spotted this little flyer at my favorite coffee shop in a close by suburb,Observatory. Curious and in urgently in need of a solution to my little domestic problem, I called them up. Within no time the following week I had a sweet little helper at my front door.On Monday morning I left the young lady in the midst of messiness, there with dust cloth in one hand and vacuum cleaner in the other.No sooner that afternoon  upon my return I find my little flat's interior had undergone a facelift of sorts.I was thoroughly impressed to find my space so perfectly cleaned and left in such a well groomed state.It was as though someone sprinkled gold dust over everything.All in all Made to Clean is the best cleaning service around to date and I have since decided to make use of their services going forward.This little make -over set me back a reasonable R175 only considering the fact that the tasks completed well exceeded my to get done list.The assistants  are friendly ,quick paced and efficient.What's more is that they offer an amazing organising and sorting service as well as some errand running  which will certainly come in handy around season time.So busy career ladies give them a call today for a free quote and prepare to be pleasantly delighted!Their contact details are as follows 073 01601886and not the numbers on the flyer above .

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

B's big day....

 A big and very special day and event  awaits my  family this coming season.A certain somebody is tying the knot at last ,creating an extraneous amount of exitement in the air and in my heart.So as I am counting down the heartbeats to her arrival and that of her dream day I thought I'd busy myself flicking through some ideas and inspirations.So without further a due and no sooner than to tug at a little tear in your sentimental(or ....actually my heart will I share with you my findings.
The ultimate lovelies to grace the feet of  the bride on  a day when all that is expected of  her is look nothing short of gorgeous while she has the best day of her life.
You are the epitomy of glamorous that day whether you are prancing about in your knickers and curlers in your hair....have a cuppa and exhale darl!
What with the dresses on the rail you expect your closest girlfriends to harmonise while you mesmerise.Detail is key the perfect piece of jewellery and flowers create  eye catching moments.

You know your guests are intrigued with your quirky and original idea of a guest book.A calendar ?
Makes for an awfully stylish and  clever affair this champers and name tag for each of your guests.
The fellas gather in cool and relaxed attire long forgotten are those stiffly stuffy suits that only chokes the air channels.Roll up the sleeves guys and breathe easy.

Your beau the groom ,the man of the moment need make the fairest impression of all the lads in a spiffy layer, waistcoat perhaps 'and bloom on his blazer to dust the look off to perfection.
Ribbon in color of your choice bunches together a brilliant buqouet .

Quirky and large cocktail jar bar fancies your guests a playfully fun entertaining time. 
A his and hers it's cool to customise......for an individualistic fresh approach to serving drinks yet still looking tasteful.

Candle light magic..........

When you go sneak a peak at the tables and you find that lace adds that romantic feel creating the perfect atmostphere on your dream day.Intimate table settings in crystal clear glass and rose petals strewn is new, fresh and airily invitingThe beauty about weddings set to play out into early evenings at venues with a garden is that you can dream up more spontaneous things to do with flowers.Draped bougain villa immersed among light........dreamlike!

Now lastly thank you for reserving a seat for me alas'  you had found someone who makes you happy and that brings me great comfort and joy.
oh perhaps your wedding favors should you have any....could be miniature suitcase tins filled with a sweet treat or two since you and S' are avid travellers ,this could subtly hint that fact.

Sis' love you loads and wish you and your partner all the happiness two people who love one another can share ...............can't hardly wait.(Can't help myself .........a few black and white photos captures those classic moments so beautifully.Till ' very soon the only coolhunter G

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Winter dreaming..........

Absolutely adore the coat the combination is exquisite ladies do take a cue if only in the the name of sassy sophistication.She is on par on  point and well a white coat has never quite looked this fresh.

Some fashionistas just know how to work colour without looking like they obviously tried to.....popping yet casual and relaxed like soooh perfecto' for sexy yet casual look on a  Saturday....

                                  brown is either brash or brilliant ...............chicly brilliant brown.