via the rose

Thoughts on unique art, design, fashion and all things glorious.

Month: June 2016

The Floating Piers

The Floating Piers popped up on my Instagram feed last week. The bright orange yellow colours made me click on it. I then realised this beautiful piece of land art was by Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

Collage 2015 11 x 8 1/2" (28 x 21.5 cm) Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, aerial photograph and fabric sample Photo: André Grossmann © 2015 Christo

Collage 2015
11 x 8 1/2″ (28 x 21.5 cm)
Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, aerial photograph and fabric sample
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2015 Christo

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Lovely Blogs (Part 1)

I’m new to the world of blogging. I’m not even in ‘blogging kindergarten’ yet. The most important and valuable thing I’ve learnt so far is to read other blogs. Look at what the pros are doing. I find it inspiring and something to work towards. I read A LOT of lovely blogs and my email feed is jam packed with newsletters. It’s been helpful on this little project of mine.

In this post I thought I would share some of my favourite and inspirational blogs. Perhaps you know some of them, perhaps you don’t. In any case, these are my favourites. Let’s start with a proudly South African one!

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Windswept Jewellery

If you are on this blog then you’ve guessed that I like unique things, things that no one else has, or things that are personal and precious. Well I have just found something that epitomises everything I love about unique design. Enter the brand Love & Robots. If you want to see jewellery design innovation at its best, this is it!

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Process work of the Windswept Collection by Love & Robots.

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The Post-Couture Collective

I have this image in my head of myself swanning into a Burberry Store. Walking around like I own the place. Then casually purchasing the famous Burberry Heritage Trench Coat (the Kensington style please). Ok, back to reality, the chances of this happening are as likely as my dog Baxter giving up Biltong. For most people that belong to my generation or younger, shopping at high-end fashion stores just isn’t and option…yet! So how do we keep up with the constantly changing trends?

mphvs ONE / OFF Dress by The Post-Couture Collective.

mphvs ONE / OFF Dress by The Post-Couture Collective.

Let’s face it; trends in the fashion industry are on fast-forward. What’s on trend today will be cringe worthy tomorrow. With social media platforms like Instagram, we can post selfies of ourselves wearing the latest H&M ensemble. But we wouldn’t be caught dead wearing the same thing in our next selfie! The horror! So we need more options, and the fashion industry has obliged. Brands like Cotton On, H&M, Topshop and Forever 21 are just some of the fast fashion retailers that produce on trend clothing at affordable prices. One can quite easily walk into Cotton On tomorrow and buy 5 T-shirts in differing colours and end up wearing only two. Ever. It doesn’t matter because they won’t last. They’re so cheap we don’t agonise over spending ridiculous amounts of money on one little T-shirt. They’re just disposable. You only need to experience the frenzied oestrogen levels in H&M aisles once to know what I’m talking about.

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