Category: Fashion

Wild Hearts

An infectiously joyous after wedding photoshoot where a handful of Cape Town’s fiercely talented females came together to produce something truly exceptional with a real married couple.

My heart is absolutely bursting to be able to share this special photoshoot. Something so magical came together with some of the most incredible girls. My sister-in-law Kate who is the queen of finding amazing brands on Instagram shared the Ayeh Khalatbari Photography Instagram account with me last year while we were on holiday together. We have been obsessing over Ayeh’s incredible photographs ever since.

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Embrace

This year has sparked such personal growth in not just my life, but in my work as well. Especially in the projects and collaborations that I accept and pour my heart into. Last year my illustrations revolved around taking a rape survivor and attempting to transform the way she viewed her body through photography and artworks. It was such an intimate process and it’s one of my biggest passions in life. To be able to use my art platform to initiate honest, raw conversations not just between women in general, but to those secret conversations taking place in our minds as well.

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Jane Sews on 83 Castle

This is a story sewn by honest hands speaking to a simpler way of living. #mysummerwithjane – Amy Venter
  Hello twenty eighteen. It has been a beautiful break filled with sunshine, friends and family. The final tick off my holiday wish list before I head back to my studio on Monday was to visit the new Jane Sews pop-up shop 83 Castle Street, Cape Town. The store is exceptionally decorated and truly celebrates expertly made fashion in earthy tones. I could spend hours exploring the linen, cotton, silk and leather pieces and took my camera with me to capture the experience and share this gorgeous local brand with you all.

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Uzuri | an interview

Seeking to move mountains. By faith. In love. With passion. But on our own terms. We remind each other of this truth when the climb is steep + rewards few. – Uzuri
  The exquisite Uzuri brand has captured my attention for quite some time now and when I found out they were releasing their thoughtfully crafted Summer 2017 collection I thought it was time to approach the ladies for a little interview to learn more about their brand and products. Uzuri is a brand that truly resonates with me personally and the touching story behind the business draws me in even further.

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Workshop | Local Gifts

My Ink + Foil workshop was held this past weekend and it was the first time that I was in charge of everything myself. I missed my talented friend Lynn who usually would deal with all of the admin, gift bags and tools immensely. 🙂

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Top 5 at NY NOW Expo

I am in designer heaven filled with hand crafted artisanal items at the New York Now expo at the Javits Center. There are so many stalls that I am spreading my visits out over the next few days to take it all in. Here are my five favourites from my visit today.

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Engagement Gathering

Sean and I are both originally from Port Elizabeth so we have a very special place in our heart for all things Eastern Cape. Part of his proposal was surprise tickets to visit our families two weeks later where his mom had arranged for an intimate engagement party to celebrate.

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wass

We have all grown to know and adore this inspiring local brand, thoughtfully created by founder Nelle van Deventer. Their hand crafted food for your skin collection of products started in a very small kitchen in Cape Town and has since grown into a powerful brand with expert visuals and top quality organic skin ranges. It is by far my favourite local packaging and the use of simple, minimalistic and ever so slightly naive ink drawings speaks to my design heart like no other brand can.

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Black Betty

There is something so delicately authentic about raw diamond slices. It is refreshingly different to the usual polished perfection and is somewhat less expensive. They are referred to as Polki or Kundan diamonds and are essentially uncut diamonds mined from the earth in a natural way without enhancement or lab creation.

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Country Road x Maria Magdalena

Almost a year ago I moved in to Sean’s truly exquisite flat that an interior architect professionally renovated around seven years ago. Unfortunately, being a real boy, that also meant that seven years of clutter had accumulated, cringe worthy posters adorned the walls and there were very dark grey colours in the bedroom.

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Maria Magdalena is a Cape Town based contemporary illustrator celebrating an elegant simplicity through intricate lines of ink. Shop the current collections online or order your custom original illustration today.

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