Monday, 28 November 2011

My ♥ stopped at Skinny LaMinx.

I have been meaning to do a post on Skinny LaMinx for a while now. The brand belongs to Heather Moore, a very talented designer from Cape Town. She makes the most amazing fabrics and furniture. 

I love a scatter cushion more than most people, and choose cushions and fabrics very carefully. I think one or two stand out cushions in a lounge or bedroom can make the room. It's really not hard to see why this talented designer has been featured in a number of publications including Garden and Home and House and Leisure. Her prices are very reasonable and she gets the Heartstop stamp of approval for sure. 

Wander over here to visit her online store. 

* I love her birdy icon, and birds in design in general, my house looks a bit like an aviary at the moment.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

My ♥ stopped at Woolworths.

Am loving the new Woolies range at the moment. Have a look at their online store (here). Could definitely do with a little colour blocking this summer!

And the best part is, it won't break the bank.

The wallet retails for R199 and top for R250, both under the Christmas goodies section. 

Happy shopping ladies and may your minds be filled with thoughts of Christmas holidays and suntans, because it's almost that time again xxx

Sunday, 13 November 2011

My ♥ stopped at Digby & Iona.

So glad I stopped by Swiss Miss this morning. I love love love these creations by Digby & Iona!

Oliver Jeffers and the folks of Digby & Iona collaborated. That’s awesome news. Together they created an incredibly adorable jewelry line for kids and kids-at-heart based on Oliver Jeffers’ children's books characters. 

I want that penguin!

(pics from here)

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

My ♥ stopped at Lulu Frost.

These pieces leave me breathless. Whilst poking around Vogue online I discovered Lulu Frost jewellery. It's too expensive for me, but I love something lovely to look at. 

Lulu Frost is a jewellery brand founded in New York in 2004 by designer Lisa Salzer. The Frost family, led by Lisa's maternal grandmother Elizabeth Rock Frost, has been involved in the estate jewellery business for generations. Lisa's work blends antique, vintage and modern elements to reinvent timeless classics.

Oh so beautiful. 

Drool over the rest here.

My ♥ stopped at Vogue.

All the Vogue editors. Together in a photo for the 1st time.  

The big four - Anna Wintour, Vogue Italia's Franca Sozzani, Vogue Paris's Emmanuelle Alt and British Vogue's Alexandra Shulman - all sat centre stage, while Vogue's Nippon editor, Mitsuko Watanabe, stood behind Wintour.

Imagine trying to choose an outfit for this pic! Insane. Some very powerful ladies up there. It might just be the most fashionable photo ever taken.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

My ♥ stopped at AlexandraKate.

One of the beautiful bags on SALE (!) at AlexandraKate. Marked down to R600 from R850. Soft tan leather with an ostrich finish. GO go go!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

My ♥ stopped at Club Monaco.

Just a little peak at some of the accessories I'm loving from Club Monaco. Enjoy.

Monday, 31 October 2011

My ♥ stopped at this winged eyeliner.

Wow! This is too beautiful. I came across this picture on A cup of Jo, one of my favourite blogs. I would love love love to be able to do this look for night out. Very chic, very sexy. Here's a quick how to:

Tip 1: Use a light eye pencil to create a sketch of how your "wings" will look. This way, you can easily make corrections by erasing with a Q-Tip. The line should start as thin as possible and grow fatter and fatter toward the outer corner of your eye (you'll trace over it with liquid liner later, and many liquid liners are shaped like calligraphy pens, which'll help you nail the perfect thickness). How far your wings go is up to you (it depends on your eye shape, face shape, personality), but keep in mind that a few centimeters go a longway, and less is usually more.
Tip 2: Step away from the mirror for a couple minutes, then come back. You should be able to tell right away if your eyeliner looks symmetrical on both sides. If it doesn't, erase and adjust. If you really have trouble getting the angles of your wings to match up, trace a business card--that's a trick Gwen Stefani's makeup artist, Kathy Jeung, told me once, and somehow it really does help!
Tip 3: Trace over the pencil with liquid liner, resting your elbow on a table to help keep your hand steady.

(Tips from here)

Thursday, 27 October 2011

My ♥ stopped at Puma Sakina.

I got an invite to the Puma Sakina event on Tuesday night and lemme tell you I was not disappointed!

First the low down:

Sakina M’sa has partnered with Puma to create 100 limited edition Grip bags, made completely from workers' overalls. The bag, pays homage to French workers and will be released worldwide. M’sa, whose company offers work opportunities for the unemployed, was one of the 2010 recipients of the Social Entrepreneur Award. 

I love a good story, or make that a story about good people in the world. Puma offered us ladies 45% off the items in the store, which naturally made my heart sing and I couldn't help but do a happy dance in the store. Which was completely overshadowed by an actual dance-off that took place for a fabulous prize. 

Now onto the snacks. Nothing makes me happier than a mini burger and I was definitely not one of those people standing around pretending they aren't starving at 6pm. And there were macaroons, an important addition to any modern day launch right? 

All in all a fabulous evening, filled with fabulous local 'celebs' and plebs (like me). Do invite us back Puma. Thanks.

Insert great music (via giant speaker)

iPad made an appearance (and Champers too)

1 of my many faves

Love a lady sneak!

Sakina exhibit A

You won me over with the Lindt Mousse

Monday, 24 October 2011

My ♥ stopped when I got this in my inbox this morning.

A wedding is a party, not a performance.
If at the end of the day you are married to the one you love,
then everything went perfectly.

Beautiful pic from here.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

My ♥ stopped when I saw these photographs.

Deciding on a photographer for the wedding was super difficult. Even more difficult because I'm marrying someone who's been in front of the camera for 14 years. And then I discovered Eric Uys. He calls it "photo-journalism", I call it perfect. Obviously every wedding will have the obligatory posed photos and those are normally the ones your granny loves to hang in the hallway. But then you get the special photos when a moment is captured, when people aren't watching and the feeling of the day is suddenly right there with you again. We decided not to have a videographer, but instead spend more on the photographer. I look forward to posting our wedding pics for all of you to see :)

Visit Eric's blog here. He's truly amazing. 

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Monday, 17 October 2011

My ♥ stopped at Still Life.

Still Life is by far my favourite decor store. In fact, my living room looks like a Still Life catalogue. There are always the latest prints and a wide range of pillows and lampshades, how cute is the bunny? Awww. Go check out Still Life in Long Street or at Cape Quarter. I say beautiful!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

My ♥ stopped when I saw these cuties.

Lovelies how do feel about children at weddings? The big day is fast approaching now and I'm getting SO excited! Do you think that people should be allowed to bring their children? There are both positives and negatives in my mind and in the end I settled for no children. They make the most beautiful flower girls, and I imagined that I would have a little one in a ballet outfit as part of the bridal party, but then I really got thinking. If you invite the littles, then the parents lose out. Have you ever watched the mother of a 2 year old at a wedding before? All they end up doing is running after their child with the look of terror on their faces. And then they land up going home early. It's controversial but I think that every once in a while, a mom and dad need the night off, and by night off I mean a night to let loose and be free to dance into the wee hours of the morning. What do you think? Is this a selfish decision? xxx

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

My ♥ stopped at This Is Not New.

So I found a beautiful site this morning. It's called This Is Not New, best you check it out. When I die, there will be one of the above handbags waiting for me in heaven. And if they threw in the white dress that would also be nice. The top pic is very Sarah Jessica isn't it? Looovely. 

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

My ♥ stopped at Country Road.

So I wandered into Country Rd on the weekend, like you do when you're meant to be grocery shopping.And I found this little number.There is a serious lack of nice sleepwear in Cape Town. You either get the Disney pants or total sexy vibe, and there really isn't much in-between. That's why I love the Country Road range, like this little jumpsuit, super comfortable and somewhat understated. The colours are always great too! Retails for R399 so won't break the bank either. Too cute!

My ♥ stopped when I read this.

(Found here)

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

My ♥ stopped at Chica-Loca Bridal!

One of my favourite boutiques, Chica-Loca, is now doing all things bridal! If being a bride in Cape Town has taught me anything, it's that there is a SERIOUS lack of great bridal boutiques. Most bridesmaids' dresses look like something out of the 80s and unfortunately these days b-maids have WAY more rights than they used to (tis a shame really). But seriously, why not get them something chic, something they CAN actually wear again. Something from Chica-Loca.

 Check out Chica Loca's website here.