Monday, September 12, 2011


Sidecar cocktail and warm food at Charlie Superstar, during a power faliure, on a miserable evening = yay! What a great atmosphere.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Lookbook Roundup

I really want to have a digital photograph printed on fabric for a t-shirt sometime. An architectural print...

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Remedy "upcycle" secondhand and unwanted furniture. Brilliant! I'll have these chairs please.


Bow tie

I'm dreaming of a daytime bowtie.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Port Elizabeth CBD

If only our CBD had been potected against harmful projects and demolitions, we'd have a truly special town square and surroundings. But much of what contributed to making PE's town square special was removed - numerous old buildings that held the square with their human scale, the mayor's garden etc. It really is a terrible shame.

And I just loathe the fly-over highway. Yes, it is convinient, but at what cost? It has cast a dark shadow over the CBD, seperating it from the harbour, not to mention fostering a generally unsafe feeling. There are so many issue I could raise in regard to the problems our CBD faces but I'll just post some pictures that focus on the positive aspects our CBD/Town Square retains.

*These photo's were taken late on a Sunday hence the place looks a little deserted.

Lookbook Roundup

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Agyness Deyn For Mr Price

I was so excited when I heard that Miss Deyn would be working with Mr Price here in sunny South Africa! She's a huge name in the fashion industry and popular culture. Kudos to them for pulling it off!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wanted: Fisherman's Pullover

Come to me, come to me fisherman's pullover...

I wish someone would surprise me by knitting one for me. Maybe I could find one in a second-hand shop because I doubt I'd find one in little old PE's selection of "high street" shops. Recently I called out a manager type at a well known retailer for stocking and promoting clothing that I felt was a bit out of touch. I'm against shops being overly trendy but I feel that our major retailers need to be more in tune with what people on the streets and overseas are wearing, and how they put what they are wearing together. The manager type asked me if I wanted to go to Cape Town and train to become a buyer - I told her I'm quite happy with my Architecture studies.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Hello World

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Second Time Around

I can spend an entire afternoon getting lost in an antique or second hand shop.

I want this retro sideboard!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I'm Crazy About Coloured Glass

I'll have that light thanks. It's a bit over the top but it's fun and it definitely has a great presence at night.

Monday, July 11, 2011

This Is My World...

I want to go back to Nieu Bethesda and visit the Owl House.


I love old Industrial and Agricultural buildings.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Retro Chairs

I love random 50's/60's/70's chairs. I want them for my future weekend getaway with a veranda, somewhere on the outskirts of a town in the Western Cape or the Karoo. With a fantastic view ofcourse.

The Modern Gentleman

The second gentleman has such fantastic style - I'm a little jealous! And the first look makes me wish I could carry a white t-shirt but I really can't. It's so classic. Makes me think of James Dean, the 1950's and Jon Kortajarena's character in Tom Fords "A Single Man". So darn classy. Here's another:

Village Green

Snapped this at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. An art installation made up of thousands of bottle caps and lids! Quite remarkable.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Told you I was a shoe person...

Some of the collection... haha

*Tip I've learnt: Keep the boxes that your shoes come in and use them to store your shoes - otherwise they just get damaged lying in a heap on the floor of the cupboard.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Last Days of Summer

This was taken a few weeks ago...
My friend Taps has such great style and confidence.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shoes... Again.

I am a shoe person.
Shoes can make or break the deal.
It's funny when one is waiting for the photo's to load on a streetstyle blog and you're feeling the look... until the bottom bit loads and the person is wearing ugly/questionable/the wrong shoes.
The moment is gone.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I love shoes.
I love shoes.
I love shoes.

Photo's from

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Crowded House

My absolute favourite band. Musically and Lyrically. Ah just brilliant.
Takes me back to the 90's when my parents listened to them. I grew up with this music.

I love the 90's.

Sometimes I miss the 90's.

Here's the video for "Instinct" which is apparently not included on their compilation DVD "Dreaming: The Videos". I don't know why 'cos I love it! It is now one of my favourite music video's of the 90's.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

James Blake - What Was It You Said About Luck


Donkin Reserve, Port Elizabeth

Tim and Sarah at the top of the lighthouse! I was jealous at first but then they got locked in.


We visited Colonial Antiques - I love this place. It's full of interesting things. I want half the stock for my future apartment! I need to finish M Arch and get to working to have my own nicely furnished place.

Sarah found a fur coat in an old wardrobe and tried it on haha!

As we were leaving I was like "Zebra & Giraffe are playing in the place above here tonight" Right then Zebra & Giraffe pulled up in front of us in a van.

Later I said to Sarah "Maybe I should've taken their photo."
Sarah replied "No you don't want them to think they're famous..." BWAHAHAHAHA!

Please excuse the grainy cell phone pictures - I didn't have my SLR on me.

Coat King

Coat King = huge second hand clothing store specialising in coats. They have all sorts. There were some very interesting ones, a leopard print faux fur coat, various parka's, melton coats, camel coats etc. I tried on a cool cobalt blue military coat but it was too big and long. Oh well.

Because it's random selections they're not going to have another size if the coat you find doesn't fit properly. And you'll want to dry clean the coat to get that new freshness and shape back. And by want I mean you'll need to. It's worth a look if you're after something different that no one else will have too.

Excuse the cell phone quality pictures. It's all I had on me.

Monday, March 28, 2011

South Africa Winter 2011

New Winter jackets & coats 2011:

Last Winter we had denim & leather biker jackets as our go to staples - they're still cool. But here's the new school:

"The Aviator"

" The Parka"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lookbook Roundup

Red Latte

Red latte & Orange cake at Vovo Telo today with friends.
I love this old house.

This photo is from a few weeks ago on sunnier day than today.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Silver Spoon

This is the staircase leading to the retail space of Silver Spoon Clothing - a very charming designer clothing shop in Richmond Hill.

And here's a snap of a type writer in the shop. I want it...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Richmond Hill Adventure: Deli Street Cafe

A couple of my friends and myself had yet another Richmond Hill walkabout the other day. We visited the Deli Street Cafe for something new. It was a pleasant surprise. We didn't expect the spacious, light filled space behind the shopfront.

Collections of miss matched, second hand furniture add to the quirky charm. The iced coffee I ordered went down well as it was quite a hot day. I'm sure we'll be visiting again sometime soon.

Lookbook Roundup

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Monday, February 14, 2011


I love it when people have an individual dress sense. It's so refreshing in a world of clones. :)

Images from

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Back to University Tomorrow

It's back to university tomorrow for me. I'm excited and positive about the year ahead. I've said this before but I really want to get some snaps on here of stylish people at my university, department and the city in general. I've had one street fashion post. I need to pluck up the courage to actually ask people to take their picture. I'm not sure how they'd react though. I'd be chuffed. And some of my friends said they'd be. My friend Marcel is keen to come along with me and scout the university. So there will be someone else with me to ask people haha!

Here's to improving my blog in 2011! A late New Years resolution.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hauntingly Beautiful

One of my favourite music videos. I am in love with it. Directed by Chris Cunningham.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Imogen Heap Concert, Outside Cape Town, South Africa

I saw Imogen Heap live and she is one talented lady and a fantastic live musician. It was surreal finally seeing her in the flesh. The venue was an amphitheatre situated in a reserve surrounded by tall trees randomly scattered. Some growing in the seating area. It was intimate and relaxed with an awesome atmosphere. I am lost for words to describe the performance any further. She was just amazing.

She was so down to earth. I'm so happy my friends and I got to have our photo's taken with her afterwards.

More photo's to follow soon...

Do not use, reproduce or distribute these images without my permisson. Photos (c) Luke V

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Don't go...

1980's pop ballads and their more often than not corny music videos make me break out some dance moves with a smile on my face. I also love the song that Uffie sings in that samples this.

F.R. David - Don't Go

Vezi mai multe video din muzica

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cape Town & Imogen Heap

On Thursday I will be travelling to Cape Town and I'm just so excited for some mother city exploration and fun! But the best part of my trip (and the reason for the trip) is that I will be seeing Imogen Heap live in concert just outside Cape Town! I cant believe it. She is amazing. I'm so glad she chose to pay sunny South Africa a visit. The venue looks super cool and I hope to get some cool snaps to post up on here. I'll also capture some moments of me and my friends out and about town and at the concert. Cape Town I love you.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Loose fit

I want a slouchy, huge, grandpa-ish, secondhand jersey. ASAP. Well it's Summer here in South Africa and it's only going to get hotter in the coming months but I still want one. I miss Winter.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011