Sunday, November 22, 2009

In the details!!!

Maybe giving me ideas for a wedding chocker I'm making.

It's the smalls things that change fashion!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


This reminds me of something.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Safety First!!

I like this saftypin collar by Brook&Lyn.

I baked a PIE and made a DRESS!!

Well baked a whole pie and made half a dress. I'm hoping to finish the dress by the end of the week. I've talking about the integration of jewellery and clothing so the line between the two does not exist. They should be worn together. They must need each other. As seen in the work of Donna Karan and Robert Lee Morris. I'm not a fashion designer or seamstress in other words I'm not good at sewing. This will not be world's best design in terms of fashion, but I'm hoping the jewellery will make up for that.
The pie was great by the way!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

NO TKZee!!!

After a very bad week, I hoped for some relief by listening to favourite kwaito trio TKZ, at the Zulu Jazz Lounge last night. Imagine my disappointment when they didn't perform. I was there ready to transported back in time. But alas it was not meant to be.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Donna Karan Spring 2005
Alexander McQueen Fall 2000

Donna Karan fall 2003 courtesy of

Don't get me wrong is a response to a comment made to my blogpost on the DUT Fashion show. I received a comment from one the designers involved, saying that they felt that the point of the show was to showcase their craftsmanship as fashion designers and not have people commenting on "How nice those Foschini earrings are". I totally understand this point. Only i think my point was misunderstood.

My comments where in regards to the lack of collaborations between fashion designers and jewellery designers. I didn't see much jewellery that has been specifically designed for the fashion show. Having a collaboration between disciplines would serve to enhance the fashion designer's craftsmanship. Such examples can be found in the collaborations between Alexander McQueen and Shaun Leane, Donna Karan and Robert Lee Morris. Being able to combine the characteristics of the metal with those of fabric is not any easy thing and when successful looks like the above examples.

This does not mean that one can not use jewellery in a less integrated way then the above. Donna Karan used jewellery by Robert Lee Morris in her Spring2005 fashion show that already existed Using jewellery pieces that already exist can work as well.

Jewellery and fashion are now integral parts of each other. On the street you don't see one without the other. The collaborations can be natural and wouldn't take away from the either. So to the fashion designer who commented (somehow I lost your comment), if you want the experience of working with a jewellery designer, please let me know. I would like that.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sanlam SA fashion Week
Amanda Laird Cherry
Colleen Eitzen
Terrence Bray
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I was surprised by a friend with aticket for the SA Fashion Week in Durban at the Durban Manor. On the line up were Colleen Eitzen, Amanda Laird Cherry, Rjkay Creations and Terrence bray. Amanda laird Cherry is my favorite SA fashion designer and seeng her latest offering, confirmed that. I noticed that she had used jewellery such as rings and neckpieces. The jewellery she used had fabric as an intergral part of the piece. Maybe it was what she had to use. Colleen on the other had long neckpieces that had pierced out pendents on them in silver and twisted rope. It looked like it was made by a jewellery designer. I noticed no earrings though.