• Fashion

    The best places in South Africa to buy hair flowers

    Hi, my name’s Meg, and I’m a chronic over-committer. The below post was due… hmmmmm… lemme see…. over six months ago? Yeah, maybe longer… #worstbloggerever I’m going to spare you the whining about my guilt and remorse, and just get to the good stuff about fricken’ awesome hair flowers. So, I’m crushing harder than ever on all things pinup (I think we’ve moved past ‘phase’, through ‘obsession’ solidly into ‘lifestyle’). Along with pretty pouffy skirts, red lips and winged liner, hair flowers are a pretty integral part of the look. It took me a little while to figure out how to style them right – running the risk of looking…

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    Review: Fringe Retro Eco Salon and Barber Shop

    Nestled in the ‘Deep South’ of Cape Town is Fringe, a sweet little salon and barber shop with a difference. Stepping through the doors, you’re whisked away to another decade. From the checkered floors, to the old barber’s chair, no detail has been overlooked, and I was still discovering fascinating decor delights right up until the end of my appointment. Throwback music and classic movies are the perfect finishing touches. (I was totally enraptured by Little Rascals while I was having my hair washed. Do you guys remember when that came out? “Oh Alphaaaalpha!”) While the surrounds feel like they’re from another decade, the service and technology most certainly does…

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    Mind the Curves 2016 Birthday Wishlist

    It’s my birthday this week. I’m one of those childlike (childish?) people who really likes celebrating birthdays every year. Usually with a costume party of some sort. (Like last year’s Rockabilly Bash. Oh gawsh, has it really been a whole year since then!?). Plus, there’s usually cake, and I mean, ANY excuse for cake, amiright? Well, this year I’ve held off on the costume party part (renovations take up all of my ‘organising’ energy – and just about every other sort of energy, for that matter). But I still thought I’d let myself indulge in a little fantasy, by composing my Ultimate Birthday Wishlist – and please – lemme stress…

  • Donna plus size fashion on Mind the Curves
    Fashion

    Say hello to Donna – for fresher, funkier plus size fashion

    Say hello to Donna. You may remember Donna‘s predecessor – Donna Claire – but you aren’t going to be seeing her coming around any more. It isn’t that we didn’t like Donna Claire – she was lovely and dependable, if a little conservative and mature for our tastes. Donna Claire was like the older sister you could trust to be perfectly sensible about things, who was supportive and reliable – but she sure as heck wasn’t going to be condoning any spontaneous nights out dancing ’til the sun rose (HAHAHAHAH I HAVEN’T DONE THAT IN 10 YEARS) or pinching that cute barman’s bum. But Donna – the new Donna, that is –…

  • Plus size outfit from Afriblossom on Mind the Curves
    Fashion

    Get into the swing of spring with plus size designer AfriBlossom

    What is spring like where you are? In Cape Town it’s kind of schizophrenic – golden summer days on one day, and grumpy rain bursts the next. My personal nemesis is the days that look delicious from the inside – so you get all kitted up in your best frock and peep-toes – but the second you step outside you realise it was all a ruse and it’s actually sub-zero outside (but you’re really stubborn so you spend the rest of the day being freezing but oh-so-cute and stylish). Wardrobes are hard to manage in this season (especially if you have limited space like I do, thanks to renovations-with-no-forseeable-end-in-sight). You’re…