Alexandra Del Lago – Cape Quarter Lifestyle Centre, Cape Town

September 29, 2010

longing for summer… elation-ice cream-walksonthebeach-sunriseandsunset-mellancholly-crazyparties(thatIcantgotobecauseIneedmysleep)-tribalism-latebreakfast-cocktailsandmocktails-leatherandcartoons-tattoosand prayers…andawholelottalove….

…ALEXANDRA DEL LAGO’s summer feelings in pictures…

ENJOY DREAMING ABOUT SUMMER……….. but don’t miss out on the wonders of spring ;-))

love

me

September 23, 2010

TRUE ORIGINALS- POMP DIE ANTWOORD….

DIE ANTWOORD is the hottest South African export yet! …as much as everyone seems to believe that they’ve crawled out of nowhere they have been working at “it” for the past 20 years…

I used to see them often during my grocery shopping trips -at the Garden Center in Cape Town- and think ..WOW, who are they?? Her outlandish beauty and misteriousness  always intrigued me…leaving me wanting to know MORE… now I know who they are and what they do… They are true originals and theyr success is inspiring as is their totally unique look!

I LOOVE TRUE ORIGINALS!! and now I can’t wait to see them live in concert!!

See below for some more info on DIE ANTWOORD…

: Posted on 05 May 2010 by The Divine Miss M

Everybody seems to think that Die Antwoord popped-up out of nowhere, but Ninja and Yo-landi have been familiar faces on the Mother City streets and has been a  moerse big drawing card at South African music festivals for yonks.

Here’s some trivia you didn’t know you couldn’t live without!!

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1. ”Ninja” has been renamed more often than the average street in Durban.

2. Over the course of his career so far, “Ninja” has gone by many other names including The Man Who Never Came Back, MC Totally Rad, Yang Weapon, Max Normal, Constructus Corporation, Maxnormal.TV, Watkin Tudor Jones, Jones Junior … He is most commonly known in Cape Town as “Waddy”, but frequently will not answer to this name.

3. ”Waddy” has always been big on collaborations. Long before he hooked up with Yo-landi, he exploded into the Rainbow Nation’s consciousness in 1994 fronting wigga crew The Original Evergreens. Signed to major label, Sony Music, their albums Puff the Magic (1995) and Burn the Evidence (1997) were hailed by critics as a mercurial “funkadelic jazzy hip-hop” spin on Cypress Hill’s spliff-rap.

4. Always the creative chameleon, Waddy’s next conceptual makeover saw him fronting live hip-hop band Max Normal. Their relaxed sounding, but biting grooves took cool Joburg clubs like 206 by storm. The original Max Normal line-up featured the talents of Waddy plus his DJ partner Simon ‘Sibot’ Ringrose, drummer Sean O Tim, drummer Adrian Levi, and guitarist Mark Buchanan.

5. Max Normal had only just begun to make underground waves worldwide with their album, Songs from a Mall (2001) when Waddy disbanded the crew and moved to Cape Town.

6. They played their last gig as the support act for Faithless on the international group’s 2002 SA tour.

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7. On a mission to keep it real, Waddy invented another fantasy world for himself: The Constructus Corporation. Aka Constructus, this super-underground crew brought Waddy as Watkin Tudor Jones together with the beat Sibot and Markus Worsmtorm. Sibot and Markus are all also former African Dope fiends, and underground alternative icons in their own right, partnering up in The Real Estate Agents and sculpting beats for Playdoe and Sweat X respectively.

8. Constructus was a masterpiece of design and marketing, and The Ziggurat (2002), another mall-themed album, featured Waddy playing various characters, a book illustrated by Nikil Singh, and a bonus blank CD with instructions on where to download extra songs and audio, free of charge.
9.  Die Antwoord performed live for the first time ever at Ramfest 3 in February 2009.

10. They became the stuff of legend after jumping onstage to improvise “Sail Away Mutherfucka” when the Wedding DJs played the famous Enya track at Oppikoppi 2009.

11. Like any brand savvy crew, Die Antwoord isn’t just about music. They also make movies and merchandise. Their creations include a boutique range of limited edition, hand made soft-toys with a delightfully ear-catching billing: CHOMMIE TOYS.

12. These toys are strange and wonderful creatures that include a Giraffe who is so chilled he can end arguments just by walking past, a Bokkie who likes raving to the techno heart-beat of the Earth and a cute little Rabbit that practices shiatsu. The tip: cosmic, not creepy, to “help kids – of all ages – find freedom of expression.” Watch out for an edgy range of GOMMIE toys coming soon.

13. Waddy doesn’t drink alcohol.

14. Die Antwoord (is it too PC to call them DA for short?) billing themselves as “a mysterious force from the dark, dangerous depths of Africa”. Having convinced celebrated photographer Roger Ballen to shoot their debut album cover, they continue to take a weird, scary approach to publicity.

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15. Styled as Cape Flats dwellers in the new South Africa, and performing from Mitchell’s Plein to Central Cape Town and blowing festivals away, Die Antwoord quickly became huge on the trendy scene with songs like “Wat Pomp”.

16. Always very hip to the use of multimedia, myth and legend, Die Antwoord has recently exploded on the international scene with the “Zef Side” video.

17. Many instant fans overseas people believed the video depicted their real lives. Actually, Yo-landi and Ninja are married and have a daughter, Sixteen, who is about to go to school.

Bonus fact! Die Antwoord boasts that they’re “taking over the interweb”, and based on the minute by minute updates on Twitter,  it seems this, at least, is true.

AND MORE PHOTOS….  How beautiful is Yo-landi??

love

me xxx

September 9, 2010

…it takes one strong item to make a statement..

..a great look is not about “piling it on” but rather about choosing your pieces carefully.. Less is definitely more, but that does not mean you have yo go all “minimalist”.. A great pair of boots/shoes, a statement jacket, a bold piece of jewelry is all you need…
I love this look…almost plain..but then those boots just change everything..tease and say something… then leave them…breathless 😉
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beautiful nude…the scarf makes the statement..

Michel Lamy -Rick Owen’s wife says it loud.. I love..

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I’m in love with bling/statement sneakers at the moment! Haven’t found what I want yet… but it’s only a matter of time!!

…statement pieces that I love…and want..

Off to ITALY for more buying…

new stuff will be in store soon! In the meantime enjoy our 70% off sale! …some ask why 70% sale…is something wrong? No, nothing it wrong… I know in SA we are not used to real sales… but to me at the end of the season 70% IS A SALE.. Enjoy!

xx

me

September 6, 2010

champagne and novocaine…

Filed under: designers, street styles from around the world, style inspirations — Tags: , — alexandradellago @ 2:59 pm

inspired by BIBA… I love the feeling I get from looking at this old old label… The new label I’ve just bought for the store has a bit of this flavor…wait and see ;-))

Flying back tonight and unpacking tomorrow morning… the first new things should hit the stores SOON! I’ll let you know!

AND…we’ve got some exciting news in the online world happening…SOON!

LOVE

me

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