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Churche – Peek

October 17, 2017

Churche - Peek

I’m so excited to show you guys the entire series that we (Churche) shot for a great initiative called Peek created by the Craft and Design Institute to showcase beautiful products made locally in South Africa. Peek has an online store that stocks a lot of really cool products made by an array of people who are located all over South Africa from city centers to rural areas.

We wanted to do something different in order to showcase some of the items you can buy on the site, so we ordered a variety of things that we liked and we made outfits out of them to use in our shoot. We then got the beautiful Gladys Brown onboard and shot on the amazing grounds of Hertford Country Hotel.

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DESIGN

Grab ’em by the Imagination

August 25, 2017

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I’m so excited to share this event with you guys, if you’re into local design then this post is for you! A group of eight amazing female illustrators and designers have come together to put on an exhibition titled ‘Grab ’em by the Imagination’ at Rialheim in Linden. The show itself will be open to the public tomorrow (Saturday the 26th of August) for ONE day only where you’ll be able to buy prints, original artworks, flash tattoos, patches, hand drawn tote bags, clocks and loads more awesome pieces which have all been created for this specific event. There are also eight once-off hand painted Rialheim ceramics that they will be auctioning off to the highest bidders, these pieces are all really cool so I’m thinking there is going to be a bit of a bidding war for them and the best part is that all the proceeds will be going to Women’sNet and NISAA.

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FASHION, photography

Nina takes a walk down Country Road

August 17, 2017

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I love taking photos of my Nina James, especially when I get to dress her up in super cute outfits from Country Road. I was invited to shop their new August/September kids range and I came home with some really nice pieces, some of which I wish came in my size, like this floral dress! How sweet?

They currently have some really cool items in store for both girls and boys, in fact, I had a bit of a hard time choosing stuff, but I really loved what I came home with in the end and so did Nina who was particularly taken by this dress, she kept doing twirls in it – she kills me sometimes.

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photography

kiss kiss photography

August 15, 2017

kiss kiss photography

I take a lot of photos of my kids, in fact, I probably have like 100 000 of them stored up on my hard drive, but I literally only have a few really cool photos of myself and them together, which makes me really sad, so when Chloe from Kiss Kiss Photography contacted me and asked if she could come hang out with myself, Nina James and Rex for a morning I was like ‘Yes pllleeeaase!’

I never thought I would enjoy having photos taken of myself at home by someone I literally didn’t know, but Chloe was so warm and friendly and it didn’t feel awkward or strange in any way, it’s like she wasn’t even there and she managed to make a friend out of NJ in under a minute! She knew exactly how to talk to her (first sign that she’s a mom herself) and she knew that pulling out some bubble mixture as a gift would earn her some serious street cred.

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interiors

Olly Polly

June 30, 2017

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My dear friend Genevieve has just launched a brand spanking new Play Section on her online site for her beautiful kiddies label called Olly Polly. Genevieve’s story is so awesome it started with her just making things for her own daughter’s room whilst fueling her life-long love of design, that then turned into her designing a few pieces for her friends which has now bloomed into her very own little business named after her gorgeous little girl Olive.

I’m so proud of Genevieve she has created something really special and her whole collection which includes toys, furniture and decor is just magical! The pieces are practical but playful too and I think she has hit the nail on the head in terms of mixing these two elements together perfectly.

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interiors

Saint Cloud Residence by Tristan Auer

June 27, 2017

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So even though this place is the complete opposite of what our house looks like I still love the look of it! The clean sophisticated spaces, the marble finishes, the art and well-placed ornaments, it just blows my mind that two kids actually live in this apartment too. They must be the most well-behaved children on the planet because I don’t see even half a torn Mickey Mouse sticker on anything or any remnants of play dough!

This Saint Cloud Residence was designed by Tristan Auer and every inch of it is just too beautiful. I think I love the terrazzo effect that they’ve used the most, I want a floor like that in the next place we renovate to live in.

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