GODS AND MONSTERS: THE FASHION MAGAZINE AS A MAGICAL OBJECT

“You think this is just a magazine, hmm? This is not just a magazine. This is a shining beacon of hope…” says fictional fashion editor Nigel in the cult film, The Devil Wears Prada, hinting at the fashion magazine as a beacon; a bible; a magical object that people worship and use to escape their […] READ MORE


LAMENTATIONS CAPITALE

  Just a bit of indulgent, existentialist, freestyle prose by the Marxist in me. Serving up some low-key anxiety about fashion, capitalism and the end of the world. READ MORE


MOI! A PARSONS GRADUATE!

Can. You. Believe. I have a masters degree. Moi! A. Masters. Degree. After two years, two cross-continental moves, six (going on seven) apartments, one long-ass dissertation, countless sleepless night, an existential crisis (just kidding but not really) and the severe compression of my social life, I am officially over-qualified and unemployed! Now I know you’re […] READ MORE


ON DREAMS & REALITY: MUSINGS OF A FASHION INTERN

I had arrived. I was living in Paris – magical Paris – completing a master’s degree at one of the best fashion schools in the world and I had just been hired as an intern at a haute couture showroom during Paris Fashion Week. The news brought almost as much rejoice as my acceptance to […] READ MORE


VIRGIL ABLOH x LOUIS VUITTON

Due to good fortune, I was in the right place at the right time and scored an invitation to the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 fashion show in Paris – featuring the first collection by Virgil Abloh as creative director. However polarising the views on Abloh’s appointment, it speaks volumes about the current state of […] READ MORE


THE MILLENNIAL’S GUIDE TO CAPE TOWN PART TWO

Cape Town might not have the most prolific museums or historic sights in the world, but it is a city that boasts a peculiar mix of cultural roots and a metropolis of infinite adventures. While the previous post unveiled some of my best-loved eateries and hangouts, Part 2 of my Millennial’s Guide To Cape Town […] READ MORE


THE MILLENNIAL’S GUIDE TO CAPE TOWN PART ONE

Cape Town is perhaps one of the most millennial-friendly cities in the world. Although, as a born and bred Capetonian, I am probably a tad biased. I spent the last five years roaming my beloved urban hub, so I like to imagine myself a bit of a connoisseur on all things Cape Town. As a […] READ MORE


3 DAYS IN BELGIUM

One of the best things about living in Europe is its proximity to so many amazing travel destinations. The ability to  hop on a train or bus and a few hours later find yourself in a completely different country is unparalleled. I get goosebumps just thinking about all the trips I can plan when I […] READ MORE


DIOR: COUTURIER DU RÊVE

So I live in Paris now. Oh, how unreal that statement still feels. I am not quite sure that I will ever be able to say those words without feeling a certain thrill. I will be spending the next two years studying towards a masters degree in fashion studies from Parsons The New School. This […] READ MORE


AN EMBROIDERY STORY

It is on everything. You can hardly turn your head without spotting an embroidered satin bomber, leather handbag or velvet bootie. I suppose you could call it “the Gucci effect”, and blame the current embroidery overload on Alessandro Michele’s eclectic, magpie touch. There is no doubt that the Italian luxury house has heavily influenced the resurgence of […] READ MORE


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