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Secret Hopes from the Garden [SGP 2012]

Secret Hopes from the Garden [SGP 2012]

The Tree4Hope survived the mud at The Secret Garden Party & we have never known such an abundance of beautiful hopes. Everyone should experience the secrets of the garden!


Memorial Necklace from the Ocean

Memorial Necklace from the Ocean

We met Tico by the Epupa Falls in Namibia. He told us that his necklace is made of shells from the ocean. He began wearing it when his father died. It is traditional that a year after a father’s death, the siblings will have a ceremony to remember their dad and then they will remove their necklaces.


Sportswear Meets Himbawear

Sportswear Meets Himbawear

It is unfortunate that their way of life has been tainted by tourism but we couldn’t help admiring these debonair young dudes’ fusion of western sportswear and traditional Himba gear.


Kaokoland Menswear Collection – Spring Summer 2011

Kaokoland Menswear Collection - Spring Summer 2011

Natural selection through the ages has carved the Himbas impressive physiques and allows them to pull off rather daring ensembles.


Himba Honeys in Namibia

Himba Honeys in Namibia

In Purros we visited Himba women whose fine jewellery made of metal, bone and skin would not look out of place strutting down an Alexander McQueen runway.


Herero Horns in Nambia

Herero Horns in Nambia

This shop owner in Sesfontein is from the Herero tribe whose most valued commodity is cattle. Herero women wear Victorian style full length dresses with hats made from rolled cloth that represent the horns of a cow.


Diamante in the Dessert

Diamante in the Dessert

Our slick, diamante-studded guide called Salmon at the Petrified Forest in Namibia.


Herero Horns

Herero Horns

This shop owner in Sesfontein is from the Herero tribe whose most valued commodity is cattle. Herero women wear Victorian style full length dresses with hats made from rolled cloth that represent the horns of a cow. Namibia.


Ghetto Groupies

Ghetto Groupies

Bow Wow being mobbed by some ghetto groupies in Windhoek. It’s a dogs life.


Radioactive Rollers

Radioactive Rollers

Radioactive rollers at Mel G’s kitsch salon in Luderitz, Namibia.


‘I love Jesus’ Baseball Cap

'I love Jesus' Baseball Cap

Good things come to those who bait. All we need now is seven loaves. Tofo, Mozambique.


The Goddess of Wisdom, Maputo

The Goddess of Wisdom, Maputo

From here to Patternity, Kruger Park

From here to Patternity, Kruger Park

Late for Church in Bulembu, Swaziland

Late for Church in Bulembu, Swaziland

How to Work a Tooth Pick

How to Work a Tooth Pick

Cool cat, Raymond, from Grahamstown, South Africa’s style essentials include: a jaunty berry, gold aviators and a compulsory tooth pick.


Lesotho Style

Lesotho Style

Vivienne Westwood? Alexander McQueen? No this blanket is the traditional dress of Lesotho and depending on it’s pattern and quality, tells of its wearer’s status in the community.


Lanikai (Heavenly Ocean)

Lanikai (Heavenly Ocean)

We met four year old, Lanikai, at J Bay Super Tubes beach, South Africa. Her name means ‘heavenly ocean’ in Hawaiin and she put this natty ensemble together herself.


African Beats at the Waterfront, Cape Town

African Beats at the Waterfront, Cape Town

Sporty Harbour Heights

Sporty Harbour Heights

Layers of stripes at Harbour Heights.


Name on the List?

Name on the List?

Frighteningly smooth bouncer at Cape to Cuba in Kalk Bay.


Breakfast Brights

Breakfast Brights

Klimt like combinations the morning after the night before.


Sunday Best

Sunday Best

Back from church in dramatic shoulder pads and all over geometric orange.


Bed Head Chic

Bed Head Chic

Don’t care, but do stare.


Precious Posey

Precious Posey

Who says flowers can’t grow by the sea?


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