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Bits and pieces

4/30/12
I'm a little bit of an Instagram addict. I love how easy Instagram makes documenting parts of my life and to share them. If you want to find me on Instagram you can find me under @miss_botha. Here are some bits and pieces of my life over the last few weeks.




I'm off to the bush tomorrow for a couple of days for a little rest and relaxation. So no blogging until Thursday. The Rayne giveaway is still open and will be open till next week Wednesday. Thanks to all of you who have been entering, the support means a lot to both me and Jessica. If you've haven't been able to comment on that post, as some of you have been saying, just leave me a comment on The Angelheaded Hipster facebook page here or tweet me here. If this giveaway is new to you, check out the post here and stand a chance to win the beautiful daisy print blouse in the above collage. 

S.

Rayne Lookbook and Giveaway!

4/25/12
I am so excited to be putting this post together and even more excited to be having my first ever giveaway! Yay! So for the last three weeks, I've been featuring quite a few posts featuring the lovely Jessica Rayne and her beautiful clothing line Rayne. Jessica has been kind enough to giveaway this beautiful daisy print blouse to one of you lucky readers! 








I just love this blouse and it first caught my eye at the Rayne and Asseblief Vintage Pop Up shop I wrote about last week. But if you are anything like me, you may be slightly intimidated by wearing print. I can count the amount of printed clothing I own on one hand. Jessica Rayne, however is known for her creative use of vintage prints. So in a bid to learn to embrace the versatility of print and also to demonstrate how versatile an investment piece like this daisy print blouse is, here's my take on how to wear a Rayne piece in three different ways. 

Look One - 80's style daisies 


My favourite look out of the three. I love how the sheerness of the daisy print is complimented by the edgy black pleather.

Look Two - High waisted and buttoned up


While it's tricky wearing a slightly oversized blouse with these voluminous high waisted pants by Jo Borkett, the pants add a sophistication to the girliness of the this blouse.


Look Three - Daisies all dressed up


When worn underneath a well cut coat and buttoned up, this blouse becomes understated and all the more chic.  Who says print has to be overwhelming? 

I hope that this little lookbook, with my own spin on a Rayne essential, has encouraged some of you to be adventurous with print. Through this little experiment, I've definitely learnt that instead of being a limiting piece of clothing, a printed blouse like this one actually lends its self to a variety of different moods and looks. 

So with that, how do you go about winning this piece? It's really quite easy and open to my readers all over the world - not just in South Africa. It will of course be dry cleaned before I send it off - no question about that. 

Simply:
- Like my facebook page here.
- Like Rayne's facebook page here.
- Leave me a comment on this post with your email address so I can get in touch with the winner. 
- If you are unable to leave a comment on this post, just leave me a comment on the facebook page here
- And for an extra entry into this giveaway tweet me with the hashtag #RayneGiveaway

The giveaway will end on Wednesday, 9 May. And the winner will be announced on Thursday, 10 May. So get those entries in! 

Good luck! 
S. 

Asseblief & Rayne pop up Vintage shop

4/20/12

A few weeks ago, I attended exciting collaboration of vintage clothing specialists Jessica Rayne (of Rayne) and Christopher Wagner (of Asseblief) organized by Gaschette at Trabella restaurant in Illovo. Brought together by a love of vintage clothing, these two joined forces in the below photo shoot featuring models of the moment; Abby and Claire Meekel. 



Asseblief for those of you not familiar with Joburg vintage scene, is comprised of once off vintage pieces, all older than fifteen years, handpicked and laundered by Christopher Wagner. Asseblief is a treasured source of vintage clothes for many Joburgers with a loyal customer base which can be found at the Neighbourgoods Market at 73 Juta Street on Saturdays.

If you've missed out on my Crown of the Month feature, Jessica Rayne and her label Rayne, is this month's recipient chosen because of the uniqueness of her label which balances the preciousness of vintage clothing with the demands of a modern girl's cupboard. Each piece of Jessica's clothing is selected, carefully deconstructed and remade into a contemporary and modern silhouette.

Here are some of the pictures from the evening's fabulous collaboration, featuring not only some of their clothes but also some of the faces making up the Joburg fashion scene. 

Christopher Wagner and Jessica Rayne



Shayna Goncalves holding her latest purchases.
 Jacket & belt both by Asseblief

One thing I love about Joburg is running into unexpected faces. Khatija and I were in the same journalism class at Rhodes. Turns out she is a big vintage clothing lover as well. 
Fully beaded cardigan by Rayne
Rachel's purchase of the evening, a polka dot corduroy shirt by Asseblief.

This Rayne blouse was featured in the 'Poor little rich girl' photo shoot. 

I just love this beaded cardigan so much.
It's one of my favourite Rayne pieces. 



I hope this has been enough to wet your appetite and to introduce you to the wide variety of Rayne clothing that is available both through Jessica personally and through ASOS marketplace. Watch this space as one lucky reader will have a chance to win a one of a kind Rayne piece! More on that soon!

S. 

Hello Deer

4/15/12


This beautiful Stag brooch is a recent find from Accessorize and I love it how quirky and offbeat it is. I did think that initially it may be a bit sinister since it is reminiscent of a mounted stag head. I'm choosing to look beyond those overtones and just enjoy it for what it is - a very pretty and quirky piece of jewellery.

Today I'm wearing it with this cream batwing blouse from County Road and my schoolboy style tweed shorts from Woolworths






Outfit: Blouse -Country Road, Shorts - Woolworths, Stockings - Woolworths, Brooch - AccessorizeShoes - Edgars

Have a listen to this beautiful song by The Lumineers. I'm playing it on repeat because I love it so much. 



Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and look out for more Rayne posts coming up in the next week. 
Much love, 
S. 

Black and white simplicity

4/11/12
Happy Wednesday to you all!
I hope you've been enjoying the Rayne feature so far. I will be spacing the Rayne feature out over the next few weeks, so I expect more outfits posts and other such things in the meantime. Speaking of which here are a few pictures Rach snapped of my outfit today. I was feeling inspired by the simple white wall as a background in contrast to the strong black and white striped shirtdress by ObviousLeigh. Pictures in black and white, may be unusual on a fashion blog, but I love the simplicity  and mood a black and white picture can convey and I think with it suits the shirtdress just perfectly.





By the way, thank you for all the lovely compliments about the new design. The categories down the left hand side of the blog are now active which I hope will make it easier to navigate all of my content. 
Enjoy!  

S. 

Introducing Rayne

4/10/12
Yesterday I introduced my Crown of the month project and this month's recipient - designer Jessica Rayne, through a behind the scenes look at her latest photo shoot inspired by the tragic life of Edie Sedgwick. 


But who exactly is Jessica Rayne and what is it about her vintage clothing that is so appealing and accessible? 


What first started as a way to make clothes that not everyone else was wearing by thrifting vintage pieces from second hand clothing stores in and around Johannesburg, has birthed Rayne - a unique label that balances the preciousness of vintage clothing with the demands of a modern girl's cupboard. 


As a fellow Joburg girl, Jessica understands the appeal of clothing that is one of a kind that ensures that the wearer stands out. Each piece of her clothing is selected, carefully deconstructed and remade into a contemporary and modern silhouette. As a fellow vintage clothing lover, what strikes me about Rayne, is that while vintage pieces are treasures that few people will also have in their cupboards, a Rayne piece is something that no one else will have. What girl doesn't want to feel unique and special in her clothes? That's what I really love about this designer - that her pieces are more than just trend pieces, they are one of a kind, distinctive and thoroughly modern but balanced with some (serious) vintage flair. 


Here are the final pictures of the Poor Little Rich Girl shoot:






















To me this photo shoot with Jess Sutherland starring as the beautiful and tragic Edie,  demonstrates the perfect balance of vintage and history that Jessica prides her work on while transporting it and the wearer into the twenty-first century.

All Clothing by Rayne and available on ASOS.

Photography and retouching by JP Hanekom
Styling by Jessica Rayne for Rayne and Jessica Lupton for Gaschette
Hair and makeup by Maria de Vos
Starring Jess Sutherland

S. 


P.S If you missed the previous post here's the video I made of my behind the scenes experience



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