Thursday, May 21, 2009

Another lucky treasure day

I was on my way to the post office, yesterday, when I received a call from Linda, my boyfriend's stepmother. She told me that she had a friend who was trying to get rid of some fabric and suggested that I go with her to have a look. They were selling it all for R300, which I don't really have right now, but I decided to go anyway.

We arrived at the house this afternoon and were lead to the man's garage. What lay before my eyes would make any fashion designer gasp with delight. Six large garbage bags FULL of fabric, and after peeking through a few of them I came to the sweet realisation that this was not bad fabric...

Its all beautifully gaudy fabric, perfect for vintage looking dresses and edgy pencil skirts...what fun! I am so excited, as I was looking through it all, my head was overflowing with images of exquisite little items. Whats makes it even better is that most of the pieces are large enough to make any item. Wonderful!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Love this dress

Its so pretty! Here's what I wore it with to Vovo Telo for a meeting yesterday. I've been appointed the representative of the fashion dept to plan the fashion show/graphic design/photography exhibition at the end of the year. Its quite exciting, but a daunting task all the same. Wish me luck!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Whats black and white and red all over?

Without sounding toooooo Sex and the City; starting the weekend off with my 3 close friends and cocktails on the beachfront is always good. When it leads to a metal-head gig at a dingy 'alternative bar' though, I usually end up going home at 10pm to blog or listen to a Harry Potter audio book or something.

I wore my new gladiator heels to cocktails, as a test of my endurance. I figured if I can manage in them after two-for-one cocktails on a Friday night, I'll hang on to them (I was having second thoughts about them because I bought them a size too small and they are uber high - bad combo). I teamed them up with some black tights, a turquoise vintage dress which I modified, one of my shrug/scarves and a coat - because I had the flu, again.

Spent the rest of the weekend playing Eternal Sonata on Xbox, trying out the new treadmill and powerplate machine at Kyles place, knitting, and watching tv. This cutie pie slept with us last night, oh my gosh so cute!! Cute cute cute!

Oh and this is what I knitted today, another shrug/scarf. I quite like this, with the cream stripe. Its knitted in a very fine mohair yarn, super soft!


Friday, May 15, 2009

Kittens in trees

I've been keeping very busy making some samples for a boutique that may be interested in stocking some of my knitwear. I'm keeping it simple, as I couldn't keep up with producing a bunch of garments on my own right now, so I'm just making shrugs and scarves. Here's what I've done so far, please excuse my lame photography...Oh the shrugs double up as a scarf, so there are 2 pics of each. Cute yes.

They're really sweet because they're uber warm (mohair), good for layering and because they fit nicely in a little handbag, so no carrying big coats around. Yay for that. Also, here are just some of the fashion-related birthday prezzies I received. Thanks friends!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Birthday Buys

Hello's... What a lovely birthday weekend and a fantastic party... Everyone dressed up beautifully, from 'Senile Senior Citizen' to 'Ron Burgundy', everyone went all out. What fun! |Here are a few of the outfits...


'Pregnant' and 'Gay'

'Footballer', 'Ron Burgundy' and 'Senile Senior Citizen'

I got some lovely prezzies, here is what I bought with all my Greenacres vouchers. I'll do a post on the rest of my presents later.

Awesome shoes

More awesome shoes

Awesome bag


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

After many days in bed...

Eek flu! I had it for almost 2 weeks bleh! So this is what I wore the first day I left the house after many tedious bed ridden days. Excuse the dusty mirror shots. (I'm supposed to be preparing a presentation for later on, 9:30am [its 01:11am now] and I've just done 3 blog posts in a row... can you say 'procrastination')

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Birthday Parteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

This weekend is my birthday party! I'm turning 21 on the 8th.. eep fun! So I've decided to keep my party small, just close friends and family. After much umming and ahing about the theme, I decided to do the 'Dress up as the letter ---', but instead of having everyone dress as one letter, they're each getting their own. Here's the invitation (the rainbow lifts up and there's a letter underneath)...sweet!
I got the letter 'J' !! yay for J... So I'm going Japanese. But not traditional Japanese, Tokyo Japanese, y'know, Harajuku and what not. Les inspiration:

That hat desperately needs to be mine.


So I went out with my brother today (he got the letter 'S' and while at the second hand store I had the genius idea that he should go as 'senile,' so we got him some mighty grandpa clothing old chap, and his entire outfit is sorted for a mere R29! Deal!) Anyway, as I was saying, I popped into the local Chinese store to look for accessories, found some cute lace stockings, white organza scrunchies for pigtails and cute cupcake bobbles.

Then popped into Mums for some fabric. Was going to make a poofy little dress but later decided it'd be rather unflattering in gingham, so I opted for a pencil-ish skirt instead for that school girly thing they sometimes do. The pink fabric was cute so I made a little apron with a lace frill and big old ribbon. Yes?

I just remembered to add only the best bag I've ever had the privilege of being step mom bought it for me just before I left Taiwan... isn't it magnificent!