Friday, 20 December 2013



These photo's where taken almost five years ago, since then iv posted and sheared some of them, but mostly they've just been in storage, so i thought i'd dust them off, clean them up a bit and present them as part of a recap  of LMClothing's look book over the years. 
They represent a young fire to me, the beginning of something special.  All we had then was a camera, our home and a small bunch of sample garments i had randomly been making  between my studies, work and what ever clients i could manage.  Kido was kind enough to lend me her body, as she has had to too many more times over the years, while i tried to find my way behind the camera.

I learned and experienced a lot since then, I've had enormous amounts of help and I've struggled on my own at times, either way I'm grateful for this journey.  Im still as eager to learn as i was back then and i now understand better that the power of an attitude of wanting to do and learn, along with passion, perseverance, a positive mental attitude and a bit of magic is the key to unlocking the door to my endless possibilities. 

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

My Style

This past Saturday we sent a beautiful afternoon out in the sun in remembrance and tribute to out Great Tata Nelson Mandela, just reflecting and spending time unpacking some of what his existance and actions means to us personally and the impact his legacy has had on the world. 
I am forever grateful to have lived and experienced the possitive changes that have been a work in progress for decades,  im eternally in awe of all those who sacrificed tremendously and tirelessly to contribute to the cause that not only gave us freedom but also continues to teach lessons about humility,  compassion,  respect, love, forgiveness, resilience and great pride.
Im filled with all kings of love and appreciation...I am alive!

Friday, 13 December 2013


African Print two ways!

An awesome friday to you my fellow lovers of all things fashion.  
Firstly i must apologise for my lack of blogging,   the past few months have been the busiest time for me, and unfortunately i haven't managed my time well enough to fit in a post, and believe it or not, i still find it wired to be consistent in taking pictures when those perfect moments present themselves.  I promise to do better from now though.

This past September i found love in this Flared African Print skirt i was called on to make for a friends family event, it was all quite a short notice saga, but eventually this skirt is what was born of that weekends pressure.
Im totally crazy about the bow, it sort of adds a hint of a 60's element to the bold African Print detail of the garment, which i feel keeps the look of it very feminine and whimsical in a very modern kind of way.

And of cause, what is a flared skirt without pockets right?!

Since the first one of these skirts, iv cut almost ten of them, some for clients and others as gifts in an assortment of styles and prints, but keeping the basic concept intact.  Its a simple skirt which makes it easy to wear for any occasion but detailed enough to be the focal point of the look.  I feel every woman should own an African Print Full skirt, the feeling it gives you when wearing it is just me, I've seen how it makes its recipients react and iv experienced it for myself. 

Neck piece: Ruthie. O Collection
Mesh Sweetheart tops: Mr Price
Black Tuxedo Jacket: Mango
Flare Bow Skirt: LMClothing
Metallic sharp Pumps: Truworths
Black ankle strap Sandals: Truworths

Monday, 18 November 2013

Fashion Events

The 2nd Annual Mbokoto Awards 2012

So, this post is a little late...considering this event took place last year around this time, lets just say its taken this long to find and put together this pictorial.
We had an absolute blast once everything and every one involved was organised, especially me. 
The 2nd annual Mbokodo Awards was the second show i got the opportunity of styling late last year. It  had been just two months since my first attempt at the Feather Awards, which i felt had gone quite well, it left me feeling more confidant in my ability to interpret and execute the brief timorously and to work with relatively large groups of artists and personalities, so i decided to take on this exciting new challenge.
This time we had a bigger production on our hands and almost half the time in which to put it together. Everything literally came together just minutes before the show started, i was a huge messy ball of nerves but had this kind of calm knowing feeling that all would go well.  
The day of the event was literally the first time i met some of the artists and dancers i would be working with and some where brand new to my list of task, luckily i always bring extras.  The first dress rehearsal happened a bit less than five hours before curtain call that evening.  It was a complete disaster to say the least, my timing was all wrong and the quick changes, well, they where not so quick.  
I didn't  even have a second to fall apart and the responsibility was already to high and we were to far gone to turn back.  So i took five minutes to myself, to connect and decide how to fix the oh so many different issues.
Fortunately i remember i had a friend whom i had studied Fashion with a few years prior, who also happened to live not to far from where the venue was and as my luck would have it he was available that afternoon and willing to come and assist me.  He brought with him all the machines and things he thought we might need and the 25 pairs of black stockings i had asked him to purchase for me on his way.  From the moment he arrived we literally locked ourselves in one dressing room praying, sewing,cutting, adding, replacing, patching, extending, changing,etc anything and everything we could think to fix.

The second dress rehearsal was the actual show... 

Friday, 8 November 2013

my Style

I love these shades, they also happen to be one of those gifts that work:D
I've had them for years now and I'm still not tired of them, I love how they are awkwardly big for their cylinder shape.

I  found this amazing twin breast waste coat in the men's section recently. I think it fits perfectly, I love what it does on the shoulder

My obsession with all things plastic is something I thought would have been just a phase, now iv resigned to accepting that its just one of those things about me. I'm attracted to its impracticality when it comes to apparel, it almost feels naughty...I like that.

Now i own three pairs of these jelly wedges, I know it might seem a bit indulgent, but in my defence this pair was also a gift, so I can on be held responsible for the other two pairs.  I love the ankle strap...the bow is just too cute.