Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Shoestring Collective

The pop up shop trend is still doing the rounds it appears.Upon a quick shop about in Cape Town's Garden centre last of last week I would discover a group of young designers strutting their wares by means of this very way..Known as The Shoestring collective no less they stylishly encourage us to buy locally an initiative I too support 101 %.Brand names like Coppelia tempted with kooky cool vintage frocks and blouses.I particularly admired the the variety of knits they had on offer as well.

Anomali blew me away and had my imagination in fluttering flights of fancy with their line of  original and curious jewellery.The line included carved out  scoop end of spoons dangling from dainty chains thus creating very unusual individual style pieces.It really is worth going to see for yourself.Innovative in a very unexpected way to put it in a nutshell.

Some more decor pieces bearing bird,rabbit amongst other animal motives. If you into quirky design or if you are thinking of getting someone a sweetly delightful gift you might just spot it right here.The designers will occupy the space up until mid-September if any of you are curious or might find yourself in the centre before then.cheerio ........coolhunter G

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

GIRLS

I woke up a bit late to the HBO series but can now say I am ever so glad I started watching it. Ridiculously entertaining it beats quite a few other offerings out there hands down. It is quite candit meaning it has an in your face appeal that is real and so many girls of the same age can relate in some way to the characters' experiences. It is explicit but in my opinion without being offensive because of the added humour. Creator Lena Dunham sure is a talented writer as the series already also boasts a cult following of gigantic numerals and has won several awards within a very short space of time after its debut first season. I for one cannot wait for the other seasons of the show to see what kind of dilemnas the New York fashion savvy foursome get themselves into next.The stylist in me naturally just had to have pick at the wardrobe stylist's ensembles for a bit. Humour me if you will .Here GOES.............
This pic is from one of the second season's episodes.Jessa's character has  has that  eccentric bohemian flair.There is  just once or twice where the stylist saddens me by having her parade around in  a kimono style garment  coupled with a blue vest underneath which for me bordered on trashy as it looked as though she was wearing pajamas.I get that her character is carefree and so on and so forth but attention to detail never did any harm from a stylist's eye view of ofcourse.As for Hannah's character I totally adore her whole daft punk artsy look she portrays style wise however in some instances it just looks like she is wearing ill- fitting underwear under clothes which look wrong in the end. I am not all about critiquing as I consider the show to be a hit and the wardrobe stylist  to be really good as she brings the personalities of the characters to the fore in a freshly unique way.Cheerio.....grand glamour girls.Coolhunter G