Sunday, 18 May 2014

It's Three in the Morning and I'm Trying to Change Your Mind

black fashion box braids
It has literally only been two weeks of second term and two weeks since I've blogged and I am officially done with everything (you can see my completely done-ness in the above photograph). OK, I'm done in spirit. I still have another three weeks until exams and two weeks after that until I'm off to Europe where I'll buy a fabulous faux-fur coat and extra long cigarettes, put my hair up in a bob and smudge all my eyeliner. Basically, I'll become Margot Tennenbaum in Spain.

I can't wrap my head around how quickly the year is going by. All my tests are still littered with crossed out 2013s! My refusal to get the hang of replacing the 3 with a 4 may be because I'm so terrified of Grade Twelve and matriculating and becoming a grown woman who can do whatever [she] wants. At the same time I can't wait as well. It's so much easier to go through this end-of-high-school-freak-out when you just have to watch from the sidelines as your sister or older friends go through it while you're in the state of dreaming. I mean, I can't even.

I finally bought into the hype that is Arctic Monkeys' AM. I am so in love with them, I think I might let myself discover the rest of the discography. The problem with something that everyone's Instagramming and has appeared forty times a day on your Tumblr dashboard is that half the time it's total shit. So I'm really wary of checking out the things I've seen reblogged.
But, afhhgfhfghgfhfhfhfhghgghgh - AM is the bomb. My favourite right now is Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High just because there was time last year when I was literally living that song.
indigo jersey over blue printed dress socks over tights
socks over tights and navy creepers
My jersey and dashiki-like T-shirt worn as a dress and creepers are all from stores on the same street in Turkey. My bag is from Mr Price. My bangle was a fourteenth birthday gift from Truworths.
box braids eyebrow game hella proper
south africa winter fashion 2014
navy creepers socks over tights
the maboneng precinct fox street
 I'm planning on make the Maboneng Precinct my regular hangout. I helped out a friend today who had to interview people about rediscovering Johannesburg. The best and worst thing about hipster neighbourhoods like Maboneng and Braamfontein is that everyone is an up and coming artist, photographer, model, fashion designer, etc. so they are all really open to collaborating and getting interviewed and posing for street style.
mirrors 18 may museum of african design
 There was a beautiful exhibit called Mirrors at the Museum of African Design. Unfortunately, we didn't stay long enough to read the artist's rationale but she/he made a really great copy of my favourite Gustave Courbet self-portrait.
mirrors 18 may museum of african design
mirrors 18 may museum of african design
mirrors 18 may museum of african design
mirrors 18 may museum of african design
mirrors 18 may museum of african design
mirrors 18 may museum of african design
the maboneng precinct fox street
I know Cape Town is always recommended as the place to visit in South Africa but as unforgiving as it may be sometimes, Johannesburg is one of the greatest cities you'll ever encounter. There are so many different groups of people from so many different places with so many different stories and histories here. And it's like a really great painting, the more you look the better it gets, the more little things you notice here and there, the more you fall in love.
rediscovering johannesburg joburg first class african city
rediscovering johannesburg joburg first class african city
rediscovering johannesburg joburg first class african city
rediscovering johannesburg joburg first class african city
rediscovering johannesburg joburg first class african city
rediscovering johannesburg joburg first class african city

Forever
Khensani xx

12 comments:

  1. I loove your outfit, especially that skirt. Johannesburg looks amazing - I'd love to visit South Africa one day. It's top of the list in places I want to visit in Africa, and that list is a long one. Also, AM ahh it's amazing! I was hesitant to listen to it for a while as I wasn't sure I was completely up for their new sound, but now I'm in love with it. There are a few tracks that haven't really hit me, I guess (I just feel a little 'meh' about some) but the others are utterly incredible! xxx

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    1. Thank you xx. There are some really fantastic cities in Africa, like Windhoek and Swakkopmund (sp) in Namibia, Ponte, Mozambique, Lagos, Nigeria and so many others I haven't even visited yet. I agree that some AM tracks aren't all that great but in terms of the overall of the record, it's magnificent. I haven't listened to any of their other records so maybe that will change.

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  2. Everytime you post pictures of your surroundings you make me want to pack up my bags and move to South Africa, there I can invest into a wardrobe like yours, walk around hipster neighbourhoods, and visit art museums. None of which is possible where I live. Your outfit is so perfect! Also also also arctic monkeys yassss! Why'd you only call me when I'm high is my absolute jammmm! Perfect post once again.

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    1. It's so funny to read that people are envious of living in South Africa. But, yes, come and check out hipster town and look at really great art - god, the art game in S.A. is on 100.
      Thank you for stopping by xx

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  3. I'm loving all these pictures of Johannesburg! Your outfits are always so flawless, I really wish I could work with color the way you do. Also, are we following each other on Tumblr yet??? My username is raissanutbran!

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    1. Thank you. I will definitely do that! <3

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  4. I cannot even freaking handle this outfit!!!! The colours, the patterns, oh my god, I am speechless. It's so pretty in Johannesburg, I adore all the photos, and the ones of the exhibit are gorgeous. The arctic monkeys are so rad, and AM is beautiful. I'd say the best content wise, though I've liked the vibes and the actually sound (like literally how the recorded the music) in other albums better. AM is freaking amazing though, and I can't count the times I've listened to no1 party anthem in the middle of the night crying to when he sings "I just want you to do me no goooooooood" and yes, then the tears come. I'm also going to europe this summer and I just CANNOT FREAKING WAIT I AM SO DONE WITH SCHOOL, SO DONE. YES DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE.

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    1. Obviously I need to listen to more Arctic Monkeys. Thanks, girl <3

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  5. Your shoes and socks are amazing omg <3 I really want to visit South Africa one day, it seems like such an interesting place. I'm the same with checking out tumblr things but I love that song, and Do I Wanna Know is pretty good too xo

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    1. It actually really is. Thanks, Lexi. Do I Wanna Know is such a jam <#

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  6. You look so amazing! I love eveeything abouy your outfit especially the colors! I havent heard the recent AM album but i love the older ones; Humbug is quite a favorite of mine. I plan to listen to it this summer. The artwork is so visually appealing.. i wish you all the best with school! :)

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  7. Your outfits are amazing!
    Just thinking in say hi!
    Also Following you on Bloglovin'.
    Follow back?

    www.onlydopefashion.com

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We can also talk about the overweight, grey cat I'm gonna name Atticus one day or how you're feeling.

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