Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kate Moss and the Rabbit

I spend most my day on the Internet for a appropriate things to Blog about and I came across this advert for Basement. Kate Moss (who is the face of the Chilean fashion brand) seduces a giant rabbit, to the music of Brenda Lee's 'Sweet nothings'. I can't help but love this rather odd concept, especially when she produces a bouquet of carrots. The ending is a little weird, but definitely worth a look.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tom Ford gets naked and Playful for Neroli Portofino

I'm a little bewildered by Tom Ford's new ad campaign for Neroli Portofino Eau de Parfum. I don't know if I love it or hate it. I know that I should be mildly offended that he thought putting two naked, attractive model, splashing perfume on each other in his ad campaign would make me want to buy it. But I do. I actually really like how playful the ad is.

Tom Ford is not one to shy away from controversy. His YSL ad campaign which featured a naked Sophia Dahl, spread on a cushion, in a suggestive manner became the most complained about advert. Not too mention his other adverts which borderline on promoting gang rape and often exploits women to sell men's perfume.

The jury's out on this one....

Thursday, April 7, 2011

What I’m loving right now….

'Bread Milk and Honey' on Spin street, Cape Town

Now that I’m working at Marie Claire I get to go to Bread, Milk and Honey on my lunch. It’s awesome. Their double Lattes are to die for and I’ve been joansing for a caffeine fix the whole day. This instant coffee at the office won’t do. And the food isn’t too bad either….

They do a buffet style lunch with things like Sheppard’s pie and Thai curry and awesome hot veg’s. Not to mention their sandwiches, like the chicken, pesto sandwich I’m on my way to fetch as soon as I’m done typing. Never been this excited to have lunch.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

wanted: Best friend with lots of fashion incite to spare

So I’m officially engrossed with the world of working at a fashion magazine and can’t help but feel apprehensive. I’m not a fashionista and I feel shameful of this. I’ve been known to be too lazy to do my hair and make up and simply gone to the shops with a cap on and tracksuit pants. You’ll be lucky if I’m even wearing shoes. So now I’m changing my ways and studying up on the fashion world that is Cape Town. I’ve been relentlessly following all the fashion blogs I could find in hopes that their ways will rub off on me and that I’ll suddenly metamorph into a schmodel.

It’s more difficult then it looks. It involves lots of time on my hair and face, which is difficult because I usually try to avoid mirrors. Now I have to look in them all the time. And heels. God. The humanity of it all! At the moment I’ve not been wearing heels (naughty), but its because I waiter during the week and can’t see myself spending the entire evening on my feet when I’ve spent the entire day in heels. 

Mary kate and Ashley make it look so easy. I wish I had them on speed dial so they could give me endless advice on what to wear.