Had the most amazing of times last night at The Old Mutual Theatre on the Square when I watched a play our dear friend Mika Stefano invited us to. I have never laughed and smiled so hard during a production before. Except maybe in high school when we used to make fun of the wack kids who auditioned. Don’t judge me. Anyway, what I really enjoyed about this play is that it’s REAL and it doesn’t dwell in the past. It’s vibrant and filled with song. I recommend it to you and you and you and you and you and….YOU.
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“You know what happens e number 48” How lost are you now? Watch the play!
So much history.
and to think is the last play I saw at the theatre. Guess which one is my ex?
Seated and ready to enjoy the play on that tribal meets cosby leggings swagg.
Nevermind the fact that while some of y’all kicked back I was slaving away in the office on Human Rights Day nogal. Not to mention that by the time I was done with my office duty the physical labour began with the direction of the Nike Knows Running marathon in town. But I’m not even complaining because it was by far the most beautiful and well organised thing I have ever seen. Nike announced that they plan to make the 10km night run an annual thing and although I probably won’t run I’ll definitely be in attendance.
About 10 000 people took part in this race. It was a sight to behold 10 000 people run past us. One that seemed never ending at first.
Each had their own name printed on the luminous yellow running gear.
Nike is all about the fireworks.
My producers feet.
Some random girl’s feet.
Hulisani’s feet. The Cortez is officially back.
Siyabonga’s feet. I’m crazy about the Air Max. Tebogo!!!
Yours truly. All Nike errthang. I really should start going to gym.
Random pre-race sillyness.
I was on the job spending the day with singer Kabomo sometime last week. He invited us to drop in during his rehearsal with Unathi’s band for the Cape Town International Jazz festival coming up this weekend. It was an amazing morning as I’m a huge lover of live music. I especially loved the modern meets vintage accents of the venue, Bassline. So I snappend some of the things that appealed to me. Enjoy.
Last time I was here was for the Dwele concert when some guy I know Kabelo told me he was going to marry me.
I’ve often read about this Mabrr “monument” but never took note of it.
Someone thought it would be a good idea to vandalise the statue and keep the mic for themselves. Sad.
Over at the back entrance it takes a different name.
The rehearsal space.
Musicians. Keyboard guy was in the spirit of things.
Wonder what year that was.
Kabomo. I’d seen this guy around at a lot of events I attended but I’d never officially met him till this day. Apparently he date poet Lebo Mashile. That’s all.
So despite the fact that GAP has long been stocked at Stuttafords stores around the country, they finally opened their own stand-alone store in Sandton recently. My sister Noluthando is in town so I invited her to tag along. I’m no label whore, so clothing with loud branding is a huge turn off. But I loved some of the clean cut stuff I saw. Apart from enjoying drinks and food at the launch, we were also treated to a t-shirt of our choice and lovely GAP perfume. An evening well spent.
In the store with Neo, Paledi and my sister Noluthando. Saw Neo rock his GAP swag this past weekend and he chose a great subtle orange on black number. As opposed to my loud orange one which you’ll see at a later stage.
In store madness. Happy People ne.
This was taken outside the store on our way home. Out of focus thanks to Zwelakhe and J&B.
Went to the launch of Grazia SA the other day (okay not really since I haven’t blogged in two weeks but you catch my drift right!) Anyway the launch was at all the way at Rand Airport but luckily for us luxury shuttles were provided. Great thing about it is I wasn’t working at the event so I could actually enjoy it. It was okay I guess but I felt lost as there was a random fashion show and a performance by Goodluck (I think) and no MC to explain anything about everything. I first stumbled across Grazia when I was living in the UK a few years ago and I loved it. Can’t wait to see what the local take on the magazine will be.
This was on the bus ride to the venue. Never been a fan of sparkling wine so I gave it away to these two white chicks behind me. No wait, they actually asked for it and everybody else’s. By the time we got to the launch they were in great spirits.
Not the greatest of pics but spotted this beautiful mosaic bike on the way in. Pearl Thusi got onto it as I was trying to take the picture but I asked her to get off. I’ll refrain to comment on what happened after that. Tltltl
Loved this decor.
It’s only fitting that there were jumbo jets all round at the airport. Up up and away.
Been noticing that Cosby sweaters have been making a subtle comeback lately. The note was confirmed when a personal friend of mine Zepoo rocked a Cosby sweater inspired cardi at the Forever Young launch which he said he copped at an unnamed store in down town Jozi. I’m kicking myself for not taking a pic but I loved the details and simplicity of it. Anyway, this inspired me to do a little digging of my own.
The originator of the cause. Way back in 1984 Mr Huxtable set trends with his OTT sweaters.
Biggie Smalls jumped on the bandwagon as soon as he started counting that paper.
Snoop Dogg. No guesses what he’s smoking there.
I have to give it to Kanye for always being on top of his game. Anything but rapping for me.
This isn’t really a Cosby sweater Rick Ross is wearing but it’s clown enough for me.
AND THEN *drum roll while holding breath*:
The Nike SB Dunk Hi Premium “Cosby Sweater” QS
A few days ago I was summoned to a last minute shoot of the launch of Mzansi Magic’s brand new telenovela “Inkaba” at Urban Brew Studios. If you like me didn’t know what a telenovela is. Unlike a soapy a telenovela has a lifespan which is usually a year. It also has a beginning a middle and an end. The characters also evolve but they never change. Apparently telenovelas are real popular in South America. The legendary John Kani is the star (and writer) of this. Alongside him are younger actors like former “Big Brother Amplified” star Weza and Samkelo Ndlovu from “Generations”. Look out for it on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 107 on Monday the 19th of March at 8.30pm. Do check it out!
The way I love this man! Tata John Kani interviewed by fellow media comrade Jason Von Berg.
When last have you had mielies? Roasted at that. I unashamadely took one home.
DJ Kenzhero provided the entertainment. Haters say he can’t mix but he’s unbeaten at reviving old-school hits in any genre.
We were fortunate enough to tour the set of “Inkaba” and this “house” in Diepkloof got my attention.
How do set builders get it so right!? I mean peep the outdoor cement sink situation with tap on the right.
I NEED one of these in my life.
And this kitchen took me back. I’m sure I’ve been to a house exactly like this when I was a child. Dayum I love being black.
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.– Ecclesiastes 1:9
I’m not big on caps but this 2BOP 5 panel gets my nod of approval. If you’re in Joburg you can cop it at the DOPE store.
Speaking of which, a colleague of mine was rocking the t-shirt version of the Super Nintendo sweater above featuring the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy” lyrics. It took me way back.
RIP to my personal favourite undisputed King of Flow. But more than anything that sweater reminds me that I’m an 80’s baby…
Way before PS3, Xbox and Nintendo WII we used to swap “cartridges”.
Eventually the cheeseboys got onto this swagg. *rolls eyes*
I’ll never forget these games:
The legendary Mario Bros
I never had the patience for Battle City
And my ultimate all-time Pac Man on arcade though. This reminds me of my dad. He had a store in the Cape Town township of Khayelitsha and the best part about visiting him (and eventually working at his shop every Sunday) was that I got to play arcade games after hours. He’d give me a handful of coins. Along the years it was the old big round silver 20 cent and 50 cent coins and eventually it became the new, smaller round goldish 50 cent coin with the shaped edges. He didn’t mind giving me all that cash because it all came back to him when it was full. And so it was that I spent hours mastering the craft at every game stage (level) beating most of the boys which made me pretty popular :-) RIP M.E. Vabaza
Spotted these Nike Air Max 1 ACGs by chance on the net recently. Absolutely in love with the colourway and the pink laces are a perfect touch. Not sure if they had females in mind with these but I’d rock them anyway.