Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Looking good

Some of my favourite LOOKBOOK looks...

Monday, November 23, 2009

City scapes

So it's no secret that I'm a "Vaalie" by birth right, growing up in the rat race of the Jozi suburbs. But here's a little tribute to the city that stole my heart one night while I was searching my way down the N2 to meet some new-found friends at the Great Gateway. It was dark and I was running late and wondering how far I still had to go when suddenly, as if from nowhere, millions of lights appeared on the hill and the whole landscape was filled with a bright golden light. Up and down the hills and up again these little lights stretched into non-exisistance... and that was the moment I realized, after just two weeks, I was in love with Durban!

The view from my bedroom window

Pigeons on the Esplanade

North Beach, like everyone knows it

Sunrise on a winter's morning

Sunset and lights an purple skies

I do not know how long this whirlwind romance with the city by the sea will last for, but for now my heart is happy and my days are dreams...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

More shoes

Garance Dore is my all time favourite blogger. I'm charmed by her colourful stories accompanied by beautiful photographs - a pleasure every time. Last week she did a piece on Tabitha Simmons and her beautiful shoes. I just had to share:

Each pair is named after one of her friends. Aren't they just breathtaking?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Shoe love

Being a girl, I guess a lil shoe adiction is a given, but these - I'm sooooo TOTALY in love!!! xxx








And my absolute FAVOURITE - more swans

Check out more of Anda from Utopiapedia's products... they are sooo cute!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I don't think of myself as an obsessive person, but i must admit that there is a shape that i have been in love with since I can remember... I was probably drawing hearts way before I drew squares or circles or before I could even write or read. Somehow hearts just seam to pop up all around me - in clouds and scrunched up papers, stones and  fallen leaves - you get the point. So I thought I'd share some of my favourite HEARTS in and around my home... 

Wire hearts on my wall - a birthday present from my brother.

An almost forgotten piece of chiken wire turned into my fav shape now decorates my wall.

Another collection of love.

 A heart shaped rock I picked up on holiday in Jan.

Hartjie oorbelle

More decoration

Bursts of love

Tiny little badges - the red and pink - inherited from mom... The yellow and old love and the white and blue: a MR P special...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Blogging about

So I found this cute blog while lazily blogging about... It's cute and quite soppy, but good for keeping in check with the hopeless romantic side of me that sometimes feels mel nourished in my fast paced little world.

The "caretaker" posts real life love stories and readers can then respond via comments to the blog. Along with each post comes a pretty picture - inspirtion in dreary days :) 

Spread the love

Monday, November 9, 2009

Market day

So the first market was a success for Black Butterfly - thanks to all the friends and fans that came to show their support. Thank you all for stopping by, saying hi and taking something home... Much love and apretiation.

For those of you who couldn't make it, here are a few pics:

The Black Butterfly table

Crochet bikini

Cute button bagdes

The gorgeous Cupcake Couture table.

It was so much fun - come join us again in December!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ribbons + Buttons + Lace = BLISS

Some more pretty things for Market:
Colourful flower brooches and bangels, necklaces, braclets and button badges. 

Monday, November 2, 2009

It's Market day on Saturday...

Come along to I heart Market in Windemere Rd on Saturday for awesome shopping pleasure.

Here's a sneak peak to what the Black Butterfly stall will have on offer:

Hope you are curious enough to come have a look... Keep your eyes on the blog - I'll be posting some more gorgeous things later on in the week.