Tag Archives for things I want
So it is nearly Christmas time, it’s nearly time for all of us (hopefully most of us) to go on holiday and forget about all work related responsibilities and just eat as much food as humanly possible. Well, this is at least what I plan on doing in the the next couple of weeks, for a couple of weeks.
But before I stock up on elasticated waist pants for the holidays, I thought I would host one final bonanza of a giveaway on my blog just to say thanks to all the awesome support that you have shown this Lucky Pony over the years AND to showcase some of my most favourite favourite LOCAL designers, whose stuff I think is beyond awesome and would all be very welcome in my present stash.
I have asked 10 of them to please add to my gift pile for you guys and they’re all onboard, which makes me very happy. So this giveaway is going to be one I’m hoping none of you will want to miss out on. All the gifts are top quality made from genuine leather, sterling silver, rolled gold, 100% cotton and all natural ingredients. I have also included all the links to the designer’s online stores so that, hopefully I have made Christmas shopping a little easier for some of you this year.
And I’m making it super easy to enter and it’s absolutely open to everyone, local and international, so enter away!
How to enter:
1. Leave me a simple comment telling me who your favourite designer is (comments section is right at the bottom of the post, after the tags).
3. Tweet / facebook / blog about this competition for EXTRA entries (I have had loads of past winners winning this way, so it’s worth the effort). If you do tweet, please tag me @miss_luckypony and use this #LuckyBonanza.
4. If you do tweet / facebook/ blog about it please let me know in your original comment, so that I can give you a few extra entries.
5. Entries close on the 20th of December 2013 at 1pm. I will choose winners later that day. Good luck.
This is how it will work:
I’m going to pick THREE winners and each person will get a #LuckyBonanza gift pack (see below), I’m going to let the 1st winner choose which one they want and then the second place winner can choose their pack and then the 3rd person gets the one that’s left, but all the packs are AMAZING, so I don’t think it’s going to matter which one you get.
And now without further a due I’d like to introduce you to all the designers and their amazing goods, which could be yours!
Link to Dark Horse – This cool little company has all sorts of awesome locally designed and produced leather goods, for men and woman. They’re also a design house, so if you’re looking for very cool original furniture and home ware, they are your guys. Happy shopping.
Link to Jane Sews – Jane Sews only makes super pretty things, nothing more and nothing less. Her clothing is dainty, considered and well crafted and her leather shoe collection is beyond amazing – happy shopping.
Link for Dear Rae – Dear Rae makes jewellery that is so fine and pretty, she has so many pieces that I would kill for. Her collection includes awesome affordable pieces and awesome luxurious ones too (diamonds and all), which I’m trying very hard to stay away from aaaaaa – happy shopping.
Link for Chapel – Chapel backpacks are still one of my most favourite things around. I can’t believe I don’t own one, I have to fix that! Their stuff is locally produced and designed and they have all sorts of canvas and leather bags to choose from – happy shopping.
Link for Lulu & Marula – This is a new kid on the block, I’ve only just been introduced to their products, but damn do I like them. Spoil your face and body a bit and get some of this local amazing skincare range – happy shopping
Link to Skermunkil - Marietjie has been one of my most favourite jewellery designers for years now. Her stuff is fun and pretty and gold and shiny and awesome, I own like 30 of her necklaces ha! – happy shopping
Link to Sergeant Pepper – Sergeant Pepper is probably one of the raddest men’s labels in South Africa at the moment. There stuff is well made and well designed and sometimes I’m a little jealous that there are no girl versions of their clothes – happy shopping
Link to Red Oker – Red Oker is a great initiative that houses a group of highly skilled craftsmen who hand make every bag that comes out of this company. Each one has a label inside it that tells you who made it and when it was completed, how special is that? They have men and woman’s leather bags – happy shopping
Link to Margo Molyneux – Margo makes simple, considered, easy to wear clothes, from dresses to skirts to blouses. Her stuff is light and feminine, produced and designed locally and oh so very very pretty – happy shopping
Link to Black Betty - Black Betty has all sorts of shiny pretty things to choose from, from rings to necklaces to earrings. Kristin’s stuff is fine and very beautiful and every time I wear one of her pieces I feel like such a lady hee. Her stuff ranges from a few hundred rand to a few thousand for her new diamond collection, you have to check it out - happy shopping
WANT – Newspaper Rucksack27. November 2013
How flipping cool are these Newspaper Rucksacks from Thisispaper? I’m crazy about the baby blue one below, the repeat pattern on it makes me think of sweets and too much fun, in that order. I also like that they have included a little spot that you can slot your map into. I think I’m going to start carrying maps around with me.
WANT WANT WANT
Rachel Levit20. November 2013
Rachel Levit draws in the kind of style that I really like, detailed in it’s simplicity and cool in it’s content. Rachel is a Brooklyn based illustrator born and raised in Mexico City.
I would love one of her dotted faces, they’re too awesome.
Her blog, if you’re interested…
Food, Wine, Design and Presents for meeee.11. November 2013
I went to the Sanlam Food Wine Design Fair in Hyde Park on Thursday night and I treated my eyes and my stomach to some very nice things. This years fair was bigger and and even better than last years and all I can say is that I’m sad that it only happens once a year, would be cool if it was ever few months.
The usual beautiful suspects were there, like Dear Rae and Missibaba, but this year there were also quite a few new design studios (homeware) that had their stuff out on display and some of it was damn nice- love the TWG tea and the Larry King plate below.
I’m hoping a lot of you got to experience the fair firsthand, but for those of you who didn’t, here are a few snapshots I took on the night.
Thanks again Sanlam for having me, I had a great evening and I came home with two very cute things, one for my house and one for meeeee.
I bought this very cool plate for my plate wall, which is coming together so nicely – I will post pictures of it soon.
I also bought myself this very dainty Dear Rae necklace, which I have worn every day since Thursday, her stuff will have that effect of you.
Some shots of the fair…
Dear Rae Luxury Range05. November 2013
Just saw Dear Rae’s luxury range on my friend Andrew’s site. I thought the pieces and photos were too pretty now to share with you guys. She will be selling this line at the Food Wine Design Fair this weekend, so if you’re going to visit, you should stop and say hi, maybe try one or two shiny things on.
There are 2 pieces that I love, the little red point ring and the grey one just below. They’re all beautiful, but those are my favourite. I also think the wreaths they made for this photo shoot are amazing. Nice nice nice.
Scout & Catalogue10. October 2013
A while back my Shane bought me a Scout & Catalogue bag for my birthday and last night I thought I would go check out what they have been up to lately. They still make beautiful things just like the last time I frequented their site and so I thought I would share some of it here so you too can pine over the dyed and leather lovelies that are Scout & Catalogue.