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WHO KILLED BIKO?

August 16, 2016

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Finally they have arrived!!! The, “Who Killed Biko?” Tote bags.

An idea conceived way back in January but I just did not have enough funds to execute it. Let me save you the long winded struggle story about how far I have come to get here. I am so excited that I finally made these bags and for you to get yourself one, even though they are limited edition.

This is a collaborative piece of work between CrowdedWolf and Pigments Studio. The man behind CrowdedWolf is Xolani Dani, a good friend who decided to leave me for Joburg to search for gold which I believe he has found. I have seen a lot of Xolani’s illustration work and when I had this idea of creating these tote bags he was the only person I knew would execute the brief so well because his work had the aesthetic to suit my creative idea. It also happens that he has no ego and ulterior motives when it comes to collaborations.

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YOU’RE MAGIC

June 28, 2016

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Ever since listening to Jesse Williams BET awards speech I have been feeling some typa way lately. I wish I could articulate it in words as to how I feel after listening to that speech. But it woke me up, not that I was sleeping. It gave me wings. Continue Reading…

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GARNIER PURE ACTIVE ROUTINE

June 24, 2016

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If you squint your eyes and zoom into my pictures you will realise that I have acne. I go on endless debates with friends about the severity of my acne, some will say it’s mild while I disagree and tell you that I think my acne is next level, it’s really bad.

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THE FAUX FUR COAT

June 20, 2016

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Hello Monday. Do we really have to do this? For the sake of others let’s pretend like we like each other.

Hello to you the reader that frequently comes here to this blog. Today is a new day, another chance for you to make a difference in
your life, to be productive. I am sorry to break this down to you but we are technically half way through the year. When it was January, I couldn’t wait for it to strike June, now June is here and I can not wait for December and all its festivities, for sunny days, laughing out loud with friends and for late sunsets.

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THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

June 15, 2016

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I have recently just completed my exams for the semester. Have you ever made a promise to yourself that after all your exams you will get to do all the things you didn’t have the time to do while you were busy studying? That was me. In my case I told myself that I will sew some clothes, blog more and go out more with friends after my exams. Alas! Since pens-down I have been a home-body curled up in bed with the occasional trip to the bathroom or the kitchen.
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THE STATEMENT JACKET

June 6, 2016

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One of the most recognised motivational speakers, Jim Rohn, once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. My understanding of this statement is that in the way that we approach life, the situations we find ourselves in and the decisions we make are partly influenced by the company we keep.

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DESIGN ACADEMY OF FASHION

June 3, 2016

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I am a true advocate of education, it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself.  It is said that the most successful entrepreneurs are college drop-outs, fair enough you may have a valid point but I still beg to differ with you. Education is so important in my books, it gives you a steady landing when you take those giant leaps and uncalculated risks, education is the back-up plan. When I talk about education I am not only focusing on formal learning where you go to school and get a degree, I’m talking about both informal and formal education. Informal education would consist of learning from those with more experience than you within the industry that you would like to get into.

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WELCOME TO PIGMENTS STUDIO

June 1, 2016

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A warm welcome to you! Thank you for stopping by here at Pigments Studio. Finally we have gone live. I have worked with amazing individuals to bring this project to life and the support I have received along the way, supporting me in all aspects of my business. I am indebted of all the people who work behind the scenes in my life, wanting what’s best for me.

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Garnier Pure Active Ambassadors Workshop

April 4, 2016

 

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New friendships were formed at the Garnier Pure Active Workshop. The Garnier Pure Active Ambassadors were selected and some were flown to Joburg, pity I couldn’t make it to the workshop due to family responsibilities but I got some positive feedback from the event organisers that this was indeed a successful event.

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