I have just returned to street style photography after a two-year sabbatical. It feels amazing to be back. I am in love with the streets and the people all over again.
I am very different to the person who started this blog 7 years ago. I feel that I am much clearer on what I am about and why I love doing this blog. Some of this may be a bit controversial, but I need to share this anyway.
A spiritual teacher used to tell us many times over: Two people may appear to be doing exactly the same thing at first glance, but if you look deeper, the motivation and experience each person is having may be vastly different. I feel my experience is quite unique.
This time around I want to be very clear on my mission, for my own sake as well as the sake of my readers. This may come as a shock to some, but I am not a follower of fashion. I am a lover of style. As a consequence of this I would love to share what I am about and what I am not about.
What I am about:
What I am not about:
Since the beginning of time humans have expressed themselves through clothing, tattoos and accessories. It was a local tribal thing. Beauty and expression was valued, but it was done in a conscious way. Done in a way that supports the people and the earth. This is my hope for the near future. May we return to conscious beauty.
Traditional Peruvian clothing photographed by Mario Testino.
On Friday last week I got to hang out for the afternoon with the lovely and super stylish DJ trio Mahoyo who are visiting South Africa from Stockholm, Sweden. We had so much fun going to the #itsatextile market, having lunch at Masala Dosa and shopping around town.
What are you currently listening to?
Farah: Drake – Started from the bottom
Pia: Destiny’s Child – Say my name (Cyril Hahn remix)
MyNa: The Dream – Can’t wait to hate you (Mariah Carey Demo)(JeromeLOL edit)
Your current favourite item of clothing or accessory.
Farah: My new ‘local dope’ hat that I got at Mzoli.
Pia: The ring that I am wearing in the photo’s that was made by a friend.
MyNa: Colourful socks with nice designs.
What is your favourite place visited or thing that you did in Cape Town?
Farah: Mzoli/Robben Island
Pia: Mzoli and meeting so many great people
MyNa: Bo-Kaap and Gugulethu