Sunday, August 29, 2010

Baby Doe went to a sneaker BBQ at Puma

I was invited to be a part of a workshop creating two pairs of Puma sneakers last week.

Coming out soon>>
Doe x Puma first round
Doe x Puma Basket II

exhibiting 25 Nov.

exciting stuff indeed.

thank you to Puma for having me there. the good people, great conversations and inspiration will remain the highlight of the year.

PS. Look what i spotted on the way out of the Puma HQ, i want one.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Show and tell: Mylondonshopper launch

Mylondonshopper is having a press launch tomorrow in Jozi H.
This launch has been getting a lot of blog love from around. well its worth the attention. if you dont believe, go have a little peek if you're in the area or have the time.
For more detail see flyer below.
Have a fabulous day


Thursday, August 19, 2010

La vida loca

I'm a photo nut. I look at pictures 90 percent of my time on the net. My preferences for photographs...well, none. I guess as long as I am moved. The moment my eyes catches that of the image capturer's, i'm sold. My point is, there is no right or wrong to look at images, the moment belongs to you, no one can take it away from you. I think thats why i love photography. It gives me freedom and a little privacy. For years, my 'sifu' always tells me to keep looking at pictures everyday, he said the eyes are like any muscles in your body, you have to keep exercising it to keep it fit and day, you will realize what kind of aesthetics you prefer..

..still looking...
for years, loved and obsessed over a lot of different kinds of images. What always grabs me, what i often get so organically, is that of the unpretentious, documentary style, off beat and cold toned, or high contrasted black and white images that surrounds a raw subject matter, something that feels really honest.

I fall in and out of love with some favorites of mine, as I engage in my mind with my own growth and constant changes in my views. I always come back to the same place, where I want truth to be told, where things are a little less glossy, a little more open is what I want.

In case you start wondering if I'm still talking about photography. I am. I've decided to profile some of my favorite-photographers -of- the -moment here. So first up >>

Amanda Lopez

She was born and grew up in Cali, USA. Started taking photographs at a young age. Worked, developed and exhibted in LA and the Bay Area...shot for XXL, Vibe and shown with Hamburgereye and Upperplayground (ask the Shelflife peeps for books if you want more info). I could get all academic on her work but you can see for yourself. She is definitely part of the raw movement, some of her images bring up uneasiness that isn't pretty for all, but she manages to bring it back to a place of beauty and strength, which is a rare talent...

> Peep some more of her work here, be sure to check out her 'true story series' featuring her travels through her beat up Vans.
> She has a sifu too, more like was an assistant to the one and only Estevan Oriol, whom we featured here a while ago. But you can go here for more of his work.
> Yo! Ape Town has recently featured his new project here.
> Last but not least, her blog...

see! dreams do come true.

Carinism X David West

Our girl Carine walked in the David West show this past weekend. woohooha!

check out her cover and feature on Issue #15
see pics of full show here

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Photography: David LaChapelle


'there's no glitter in the gutter', so get your mind outta there.
Check out Meredith Dittmar creating incredible, surrealist pieces with clay.

(click on image for an enlargement)

Here's to that perfect hairstyle

loving the bob right now! how come I'm always late on hairstyles? must up my hair game from now on. especially when I'm surrounded by hair crazy people...they havent had a influence on me whatsoever. This time, thanks to Kitsi, Max and Zaki I became the proud owner of a cute one...OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW(with a high pitch)

northern summer fun makes me emo!

Stella McCartney's new campaign used the playful element of cartoon to spice up the logo...

and Prada took it a step further by applying this idea on a larger scale.

I think it's quite cute...

Cutest of them photographer Krzysztof Wyzynski's photographs. inspired by the tones and moods of Almodovar's old films, producing a mildly vintage feel with a touch of strength resulting very moving images.they remind me of collages in

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ease Please!

'Keds' joined the colab movement and teamed up with artists like Jules Julien and Micah Lidberg to come up with these special-casual- live- in -them shoes.
oh i can live in them...easy!