Monday, October 31, 2011

Anthea wearing Vintage Vixen

I have to share this with you. One of my favourite bloggers, Anthea from Embracing Style, just did an outfit post wearing a dress she bought from me a while ago. Anthea's blog is my all-time favourite and basically the first fashion blog I was exposed to. She has the most awesome sense of style and she and her boyfriend take beautiful pictures of all the places they visit.

I think this looks fabulous on her, and she has mentioned before how much she loves Peter-Pan collars :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The best rock concert I've ever been to

WOW. That's all I can say for last night's concert. The sound was crystal clear. Caleb sounded exactly like he does on the albums. The lights & visual effects were completely insync with the music. One thing about those rockers, they really do put on a show!

view from the top at the start of the concert

I was quite disappointed with the turnout of the crowd. I suppose many people just couldn't make the postponed date, but I felt that we could have done better. I was unfortunately surrounded by a bunch of poppies and Camps Bay girls who were undoubtedly only there because their boyfriends love the band and because they heard "Sex on Fire" or "Use Somebody" on the radio. There were also utterly wasted college guys falling all over my friends and me and just generally being douches. This one chick got on her boyfriend's shoulders and the poor vertically challenged people behind me could see stuff-all! I thought that was so inconsiderate. Plus her ass was in everyone's face which was gross.

And boy, do I hate those people who push through the crowds. I am slightly forgiving to the ones who are genuinely sorry they are invading your space, but still. There was also this weird bubbly plastic sheeting that we had to stand on and I had to hobble on the way back, BUT, it was STILL worth it.


 I must admit that I also only really heard about KOL for the first time when I heard Sex on Fire, but then I listened to their previous stuff as well and bought Only By The Night. I enjoyed singing along to all of the songs and loved their setlist. I thought most of the people around me who weren't such hardcore KOL fans should have got seated tickets. I was there because I appreciated the band and wanted to rock out!!

I didn't really pay much attention the the opening bands - Shadowclub had basically finished playing when we arrived and I don't fancy the Black Hotels much. I was looking forward the Die Heuwels, but was disappointed as it seemed half of the band was missing?! Why was Philip Erasmus from Thieve on drums? The band just didn't sound the same. Special guest Jack Parow sounded like he had lost his voice.

It would have been really awesome if the band had communicated with us a bit. They said the usual "Are you having a good time?" "We're so happy to be here" etc but I think they took themselves a little too seriously. I loved hearing Caleb's Southern drawl though, it's adorable!

these photos don't do them justice AT ALL

The visual effects were UNBELIEVABLE. I have NEVER seen such awesomeness at a concert before. The images they showed went so well with the mood of each song, it was beautiful. I actually felt quite emotional, it was that good.

 I would definitely go to another KOL concert, and would love to see how they perform overseas. Caleb mentioned that they were planning to stay a bit longer, and I hope they get to see more of our beautiful city.

Oh yes, Alex Fourie from Foto Na Dans walked past me! I told my friends but they didn't know who I was talking about. I have a knack for knowing everything about bands - even bands I don't like. But I do like Foto Na Dans. I also met Melissa Allen from Miss Molly which was pretty cool!

Hordes of people leaving the stadium

Friday, October 14, 2011

Blogger Get Together at French Toast

On 6 October I went to the Cape Town Blogger Meet-Up. I chatted to @shopbowpeep, @time_andafew, @bestcapetownSA, @cocotheblog, @clairevandyk, @tessatuttle, @gabygunslinger and @tashclark who organised the event. Saw a lot of people I didn't recognise! I noticed that most people tended to get a bit "clique-y", but all in all it was a great night. I would definitely recommend you pop into French Toast soon.

@clairevandyk and me

 Me and Leila from @shopbowpeep
 Photo taken by Lisa (@time_andafew)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

36 Boutiques

When I had first heard about the awesome South African online boutique, 36Boutiques, I immediately signed up to be on their mailing list. They support South African designers and stock a wide range of clothes and accessories. Since they launched, I have been receiving super informative newsletters, and last week I decided to buy this cross body tassle bag from Black Cherry that was on sale for R109. I ordered it online on Saturday and it was delivered this morning by Berco Couriers. There are only 8 left, so if you want one, go to their website now!

Black version of the bag

You Me and Everyone We Know Night Market

On Friday last week I went to my first YMEWK market. The variety of clothes there was amazing and couldn't help but buy something. My friend and I found that just looking at the kinds of people there was enough entertainment for us!

Below are the items I bought:

 Awesome butterfly print dress from Wanted Vintage (all dresses were on sale for R100)

Beautiful Paisley jacket - don't know what the name of the stall was but the elderly lady told me she had originally made it for a friend and the material was from the Orient.
I paid R75 for it!

I was disgusted to find that some people were selling cheap Chinese clothes for insane prices. A dress that I had seen at the Muizenberg flea market for R80 was being sold for R350 at YMEWK. I don't think that should be tolerated, and the organisers should check what is sold.