Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Goat-Milk is a brand of stunning kids basics based in NY, created by the very inspiring duo composed of Roland Bello and Tania Vargas. They met 15 years ago while working together in the advertising world, they became friends very quickly and knew that one day they were going to work on an amazing project together. Roland used to travel to Europe often for work, and would bring back stunning children's underwear for Tania's kids. What started as an occasional souvenir soon became a necessity for her. Roland and Tania very soon decided to start manufacturing their very own brand of kids's underwear and Goat-Milk was born. Their campaign are always beautifully shot and I have been dying to get to know more about the 2 people behind this very cool brand:
WWKA- I remember clearly the first time I noticed Goat-Milk on the pages of a magazine, it was an amazing image of the boy seating with a dog. Who is the photographer and is there a story behind that picture?
ROLAND BELLO: NO STORY...WE WERE AT MY HOUSE IN P.A. DOING (WINGING) OUR FIRST SHOOT FOR GOAT-MILK.
TANIA: ROLAND BELLO IS THE PHOTOGRAPHER, THE DOG (PETEY) IS HIS AND THE KID (DIEGO) IS MINE.
WWKA- You and Roland clearly have an amazing creative chemistry, what's the best thing about working together?
ROLAND: I HAVE NO IDEA...I GUESS JUST HAVING ONE PERSON TO MAKE DECISIONS WITH AS OPPOSED TO SEEKING APPROVAL FROM AN ENTIRE COMPANY. IN OTHER WORDS, WE GET TO DO WHAT WE WANT.
TANIA: WE SHARE A LOT OF THE SAME VIEWS AND ESTHETICS. I THINK THAT MAKES FOR A GREAT WORKING RELATIONSHIP. AND THE PART ABOUT ANSWERING ONLY TO OURSELVES IS QUITE LIBERATING.
WWKA- Any big plans for Goat-Milk for 2012?
MAYBE SOME CAMOUFLAGE PRINT, MAYBE SOME VINTAGE-INSPIRED COLORS, POSSIBLY ANOTHER POP-UP STORE..SEVERAL IDEAS BREWING.
WWKA- ok, enough serious questions: If you could speak to one time of animal, what would it be? and what would you say?
ROLAND: A DOG. I HAVE 2 MISCHIEVOUS ONES AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY THEY DON"T LISTEN TO ME WHEN I PLEAD WITH THEM TO BEHAVE.
TANIA: CATS, WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY THINKING!!!
WWKA- describe your perfect day.
ROLAND: WAKING UP ON A TROPICAL WARM ISLAND WITH NO "TO DO" LIST.
TANIA: THAT "TO-DO" LIST WAS A CRACK AT ME . . . . I LOVE WALKING AROUND, ANYWHERE REALLY, FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME. PEOPLE WATCHING, CITY SOUNDS, LOOKING AT ARCHITECTURE, ETC. BETWEEN 2 KIDS AND A FULL TIME JOB IT'S RARE THAT I GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND A DAY LIKE THAT.
Friday, February 24, 2012
I was having such a hectic day and this has changed my mood completely, I am now smiling again!
This series of images is taken from an editorial called " Shadow Poppets", the photographer is Timothy Saccenti and the fashion editor Alice Bertay. I love the dark and moody atmosphere of this shoot, beautiful work!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Our little shop frekkle is taking shape. Amanda and I opened our doors 3 weeks ago in Salt River, Cape Town. Although we are still waiting for the kids hair salon to be put in, and a few more shop fittings, we are very happy with the look and feel of our space. We stock both of our brands: Amanda's brand called Sam & Seb and mine Petit pois. We are also launching the frekkle brand very soon : a range of high quality kids basics. So lots happening with frekkle! Super exciting!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
La Miniatura Spring 2012 collection is as edgy as ever. Jeffrey Sebelia stays true to his rock'n'roll style with this collection. I completely and utterly love it! Where can I start: The fit of the pants are all super skinny, which if you know my little dude, is the only fit he wears. The corduroy skinnies are beautiful as well as the mad collection of crayon denims! Jeffrey has also created some stunning fitted blazers and wild printed tops. This is truly where the wild kids dress!
Monday, February 13, 2012
We just couldn't wait for this issue to come out! I am so excited to share with you this beautiful editorial shot by my husband and photographer extraordinaire Justin Badenhorst.
Spring is a very inspiring season and having to work on this editorial was a pure pleasure! I am obsessed with vintage clothes and searching for clothes for this story was so much fun! Ulrica, stylist for the shoot, and I were like kids in a candy store when it was time to hunt for clothes for the shoot. And as far as location goes well , Cape Town is a beautiful place to live and we are very lucky to have the most amazing locations right at our door step. Mountain Shadows is a stunning wine farm with a small hidden river running through it, it was the perfect place for this story. And on that hot African day we were all super grateful to be able to cool down with our feet in the water!
Thank you to all our super team for working on this stunning editorial:
photographer: Justin badenhorst: www.pedrospicturefactory.blogspot.com
stylist: Ulrica Knutsdotter: www.ulricaknutsdotter.com
hair & make up : Khandiz Joni: www.mukup.net
model: Kate :www.icemodels.co.za
And a huge thank you to Priscila Barros, editor in chief of Babiekins for giving this amazing opportunity!
Monday, February 6, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012