No, this is not a Nike campaign. But it probably should be. His & Hers // Black & White.
I won’t even lie, my first winter in Cape Town last year caught me off guard. I was heavily underprepared – you see, in Joburg, when it’s cold, it’s just cold. But in Cape Town, when it’s cold, it’s cold and wet and miserable. I guess that’s why UCT has that (un)official rule that if the mist is so bad that you can’t see the campus on the mountain, it’s no longer there and school is cancelled.
If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably heard me express my disdain towards the ’70s trend and festival fashion. And trust me – despite this look post – it still exists. How else do you respond to a trend that’s been shoved down your throat for over two years other than to be annoyed?
Look, I know, girls love Beyoncé… The opening line to Drake’s song has never rung truer in the past few weeks. I mean, with the release of not only the album, but the visual album of Lemonade jeopardising all progress I made with my hairline, now was not the time to mess with the Beyhive. But beyond fanatic stan-ism, there was a reason the Hive – and predominantly black women – would not let anyone come for Beyoncé: because she did not make it for you. She made it for us.
On the 28th of May, I went to the media evening for LEGiT x Punk & Ivy’s Don’t Conform range at the Rockwell in Cape Town. It was the final media showcase of Punk & Ivy’s range, and I was so happy that I got to attend
(despite writing an exam the next day, oops). It was MC’d by Zizo Beda, and I also got to see a few familiar faces like Siki Msuseni and Anja van der Spuy (finally!!)