a while ago we were approached by Legit to identify a super cool up-and-coming sassy lady to become the face of the brand. after going through a whole lot of so-so’s, we all decided on Nonhle, who’s currently bubbling up all sorts of fuss from her role as presenter on Channel O, and all the fun stuff that goes with that, like hanging with Hollywood:
here’s nonhle snug under rihanna’s umbrella. and here she is during a makeup session:
and here’s a nice little write up nonhle’s progress got on Suga’s Bloggiwood local schleb blog, which is where i got these images too. i reckon nonhle’s only going to get bigger round these parts. that’s if she doesn’t get snapped up the in states since she’s there all the time.
Posted in celebrity, fashion, internet, johannesburg, retail, SA cool kids
Tagged , actress, blogger, bloggiwood, celebrity, channel O, instant grass, mybrandedlife, nonhle tema, personality, popular, presenter, rihanna, south african, suga, trends, umbrella, youth
found this rad stencil in the ‘burbs – claremont, area. it was next to this one:
nice and optimistic. dig this shirt designed by my friend, designer Rikus Ferreira.
they were on sale at What if the World… not sure he has any left. love this fridge magnet window poetry in a Levi’s store at the V&A Waterfront, from a while back:
and seen this guy loads on the net but found it in real life at Jean & Stuart’s place, who say they got it from @Home:
Posted in Cape Town, cool stuff i like, seen around town
Tagged blog, Cape Town, claremont, cool stuff, do what you love, graffiti, levi's jeans, mybrandedlife, rbhs, rondebosch, seen around, south africa, stencils, store windows, suburbs
sitting in one of the “Kent nodes” they have stationed around cape town, this one in Sinn’s restaurant at Wembley Square in Cape Town. in an attempt to beat the sunday blues, what better way than spending an hour in the swimming pool then popping on down for some cappuccino and free internet. thanks kent.
via Monster Crochet.
it was marcia’s birthday today, so we ate hot dogs and chocolate cake and sang to her.
We talked about name-changes and going to see the Boks parade in their World Cup Victory celebrations. and here is a photo of Dan having his cake and eating it.
Posted in instant grass, office fun, parties, people i work with
Tagged birthday, blog, cake, daniel beatty, fun, instant grass, marcia, office, party, south african
my friend anne-sophie invited me to add a facebook application called Product Pulse yesterday, and i’m impressed. it’s the simplest idea and allows you to rate a product on whether you LOVE it, WANT it, NEED it or HATE it. some products are jacked enough so that you can even buy it, and some are also very specific (ie. if you search Red Hermes Bag you get a Red Hermes Bag and not just any Hermes bag). it’s not perfect yet, but once every store has got their merch available through this sort of application i reckon online shopping might take on a whole other level —- badging. Because what you want says more about you than what you have, right?
see this way, i’ll be window shopping in order to show off the products i want, have or love to my friends, and window shopping is one step closer to buying. this is seriously an online shopping experiment that has HUGE potential. it also works off a system that worries brands more and more these days – peer endorsement. because every time you rate a product, it tells you who else has wants it, needs it or loves it, and you can REALLY see what’s going on in that foggy world of aspiration. also it’s just rad to space out and be a shallow consumer. it’s like the adult version of Dear Santa Claus…
Posted in consumer, facebook, internet branding, technology
Tagged advertising, applications, branding, consumerism, consumers, developers, facebook, innovation, internet, marketing, MyBrandedLife(TM), NPD, online shopping, product pulse, purchase process, survey, tracking, window shopping