Archive of ‘NIFTY WEEKEND TAKEOVER’ category

Tara-Lee McNulty – Nifty Weekend Takeover

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Tara-Lee is one of our favourite South Africans to follow, whilst her following may be small (1,500 followers) in comparison with other well known Instagrammers, she has a great eye and an aesthetic that we adore. She took over our Instagram last weekend and shared some of her best kept secrets (thrift shops), ice-cream afternoon snacks and her furry friend with us.

We caught up with her to get the low down on her favourite vintage stores in Cape Town, Instagram inspiration and her greatest extravagances!


Alice Toich – Nifty Weekend Takeover

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A few weekends ago we had the rather lovely Alice Toich take over our Instagram account, we’ve been followin’ her via her beautiful photographs for ages, from her New York (she landed up on Humans Of New York) & Paris trips, to her mad painting & baking skills! Her weekend was filled with painting for her final fine art exhibition, writing essays, doodlin’ cakes, whipping up delicious food and a little sun gazing..

We caught up with Alice to talk about very serious things like the great macaron vs. cupcake & sprinkles vs. chocolate chip debate, plus we found out that her greatest extravagance is of all things, butter!


Emma Jane Menteath – Nifty Weekend Takeover

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Emma Jane Menteath took over our Instagram account last weekend, and we’ve gotta say, even though we totes shouldn’t be biased, it was one of our favourite Nifty Weekend Takeovers ever! It literally was the perfect combination of fashion, flowers & food, or as we like to call them, the 3 essentials ‘F’s’ of Instagram – even better when you can mix two, see great example below: oysters & Ray-Bans.

Emma also happens to be the blogger behind one of our favourite new SA fashion blogs, ‘My Life In Pink‘ which she runs whilst being a full time model and part time student. She also just got back from a 3 month stint in New York, her blog post on the best cupcakes in NYC is essential reading for anyone with a sweet tooth heading to the Big Apple. We caught up with Emma to chat to her about her greatest extravagances, idea of perfect happiness, got her to weigh in on the macaron vs cupcake debate, and what exactly was in those little Chanel bags..


Lauren of Glossary – Nifty Weekend Takeover

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A few weekends ago we had the lovely Lauren behind the beautiful Glossary blog, take over our Instagram account and show us Durban. The first person in the 031 area to do so, she took us to the Morning Trade market at a rad new downtown development, made us hangry with sprinkle covered food – think cupcakes & doughnuts, & rifled through vintage vinyls. We caught up with Lauren to talk about how she got into blogging – she was one of the first SA bloggers I followed, her love of scrapbooking, taking photographs & where she gets her flower crowns!


Raya & Vespa Rossi – Nifty Weekend Takeover

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Raya Rossi happens to be one of our very favourite humans, her day job has her running the online fashion magazine A Fashion Friend, doing styling jobs, shopping, attending events & sipping cappuccinos whilst accompanied by the best dressed hound in Cape Town, Vespa Rossi. Oh and then there is also her ahmazing fashun blog, The Visual Journal. We were super excited to have her take over our Instagram account a few weekends ago, even though she hates takin’ square photos, she did, just us – felt rather special!

We caught up with her to talk about sitting front row at fashion week, who her favourite up & coming South African designers are, her most treasured possessions, as well as her idea of perfect happiness, an answer which might surprise you..


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