recently, anna made all my lazy hair fantasies come true by upside down french braiding my hair. if you know how to french braid then doing it upside down is quite intuitive. if it isn’t as easy for you as i’m making it sound try and train your man (or woman). or watch this video. or if you’re like me enjoy it whenever you have a friend around to make your hair dreams come true.
have a lovely weekend with your lazier yet cooler than thou hair-do. xx
photo credit: maureen!
Today’s Fashion Friday is a necklace a I picked up from Dokter and Misses. They design great modern and minimalist home and office furniture, which is beautiful and sleek. I grabbed this industrial necklace that goes with everything, and I’ve been wearing it like it’s my job (and to my job).
In other exciting news I bought Adobe CS6 and had my first foray into Photoshop, the fruits of which are displayed above. I used this handy tutorial and purchased these vintage label shapes, both from Pugly Pixel. I should have made the back layer a darker grey, since you can barely see it. I’ve decided and P has very enthusiastically and kindly agreed that it would be worth my while to take an evening class some time during the upcoming months for Photoshop and then Illustrator. Before I do that I’m going to use the internet and teach myself so I don’t go in completely unprepared.
Last night we went to the opening of the new Wits Art Museum and it is grand to have a proper art museum in Jozi, another great stop for our visiting guests. It opens to the public on May 19th and I’ll write about it next week.
Have a great weekend!
Doktor and Misses
68 JUTA STREETmonday – friday 10 – 5
saturday 10 – 3
or by appointment
SMALLS AND ACCESSORIES
tuesday – friday 10 – 5
saturday 10 – 4 sunday 10 – 3
I was on the hunt for an inexpensive, small tan leather bag to lug around this town. I found it at Second Attitude Vintage in Parkhurst. Well okay, I found it at their Sunday Stall at Arts on Main. Owned by an adorable Parisienne named Lolo and her Xhosa husband named Quiet. Their store has been open a year already. Makes me feel like I should get my act together.
Anyway, I got me a new bag that fits my beloved iPad plus essentials and is omgadorbs for 900 rands. Yay!
Glasses: The mememe in Cape Town
Shirt: Zara, a million years ago
Jeans: Joe’s Jeans
Oxfords: somewhere in Berlin, lost to memory
I got a special French manicure, with stone grey as a base and electric (day glo?) orange for the tip. My manicurist is back from her 6 week (!!!!) vacation during which time my sorry self didn’t have my nails done once because she is the best and I don’t have to explain what I want. Plus when she paints my nails they last for almost two weeks and it’s not even gel polish. A regular Christmas miracle at any time of the year. Which reminds me, one of my colleagues who lives in Pretoria asked me for a good spot to get her nails did in Jozi and I realized everyone should know- Shereen at Studio 9 (011-684-1002) at Melrose Arch is a miracle worker.