Sunday 28 July 2013

Swag Craze Presents: Urban Street Swag

Street Style have become just as major as runway shows! Most of us find our inspiration from what we see on the streets.

The past weekend I went to Melrose Arch in Johannesburg to capture street style images in order to produce a ‘mini gallery’ around a theme. This was our second task for the GQ Style Blogger Start-Up in association with Orange.

The theme I chose was: Urban Street Swag. The theme is very broad and is influenced by Hip hop fashion. Hip hop artists such as Jay Z, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Da Les and AKA are major trendsetters in urban fashion.
See how the swagger guys below represent the Urban Street Swag theme:

‘Hip hop fashion has changed significantly during its history, and today, it is a prominent part of popular fashion as a whole across the world and for all ethnicities’ Wikipedia.
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Wednesday 24 July 2013

#Wicked Wednesday

Do you want to look dope? Are you struggling to find the last ‘trendy’ snapbacks, t-shirts and accessories?

Well I have good news for you! I recently discovered a store where you can find ‘dope swag clothing’. 
Wicked Clothing Store at Ushaka Marine Village Walk carries local and international brands such as Dope Couture, Obey Clothing, OVO and Trukfit to name a few.

I recently visited the store when I was in Durban and bought myself this Obey snapback (which I can't wait to wear).

This store is one of my favorite discoveries for the month!

Get in touch with them:
Wicked Clothing - 083 354 0416/031 307 6705
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Monday 22 July 2013

See and be seen at the very trendy Buddha Ta

Shop No 72,Design Quarter,Cnr William Nicol Dr and Leslie Avenue,Fourways,Johannesburg
Phone: 011 465 8141
Twitter: @Buddha_Ta

With the proliferation of restaurants, bars and clubs within Johannesburg, nothing comes close to Buddha Ta. Buddha Ta offers the complete package for the young and trendy as it is a restaurant, cocktail lounge, bar and club in Fourways. The past Sunday I went there for lunch. It was my first time in this upmarket venue and I was extremely impressed. 
The service was amazing! The moment I came into the door, I was  greeted with huge smiles from their friendly waiters. The waiter even cracked a joke! 

Since we went early for lunch the place was not that full, so we could choose where we wanted to sit. Buddha Ta has two mezzanine areas, lounge area (with comfy couches), four bars, restaurant area and outside seating. Another bonus of this place is that it offers free Wi-Fi! I chose to sit in the restaurant area.

I was overwhelmed by the Asian inspired décor especially the giant Buddha statue. The décor is stylish with deep wooden finishes. I liked the red chandeliers, lanterns and the smaller Buddha statues which were scattered around the venue.
My first impressions of the club was excellent so I could not wait to order food. The prices of the food and beverages (including alcohol) are reasonable and in line with other restaurants, bars and clubs within the city. The menu consisted of the following:
  • Tapas (R140 – R260)
  •  Starters - R65 – R85 (includes beef carpaccio, chicken livers and salmon tarte to name a few)
  • Salads – R60 – R70 (When I go back I am going to try the grilled chicken, mango and rocket)
  • Mains – R80 – R140 (includes grilled health chicken breast, salmon fish cakes, chicken parmesan, sirloin steak and so many other delicious options)
  • Asian Specialities R70 – R80
  • Deserts R50 – R55.      
I ordered the Xia Xia tapas (R140) as it was great for sharing. The plate consisted of: Mediterranean Cous Cous, Greek Salad, Vegetarian Spring Roll, Homemade Potato Crisps, Zucchini fritters, Falafel Balls, Jalepeno Poppers, Toasted Ciabatta, Pita Breads, Dill Yogurt, Chimichurri Dip and Sweet Chilli Sauce. The food smelled delicious and it was yummy! For dessert I ordered the New York Baked Cheese Cake (R55).
I also enjoyed the music that they played whilst enjoying my lunch. So I am definitely going back to their nightclub which is open on a Friday and Saturday from 23:00 to 02:30.Buddha Ta is definitely a great venue for a fashionable lunch and night out!

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Thursday 18 July 2013

Vote for me in The Style Blogger Start-Up in association with Orange

I have wonderful news to share with you!

I am a finalist in the The Style Blogger Start-Up in association with Orange. The competition aims to find and develop the next voice of the fashion industry.

I will be taking part in numerous tasks that will test my writing, photographic and social media skills. So please check out the blog and to see how I fare in the tasks.

The GQ team will decide on the winners of the individual tasks, and you will decide on the winner that will win the Style Blogger Start-Up kit. If you have a moment can you please vote for me. CLICK HERE to vote. 

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Monday 1 July 2013

Inside the Naked Ape Showroom

Today, we bring you an exclusive inside look into the Naked Ape Showroom based in Johannesburg, thanks to images taken by one of my friends.
About Naked Ape
Naked Ape is a high-end bespoke menswear label, which is also moving into ready-to-wear items. The fashion label is known for its impeccable and precise fit.
For more information:
visit the website:
follow on twitter: @NakedApeFashion