I have recently discovered these 4 refreshing South African blogs and want to invite you all to follow them. I have had the privilege of meeting 3 out the 4 gorgeous ladies and I love their personal, unique and different blog styles and all of them happen to be based in Gauteng. Let me tell you a little bit more about them in their own words and why I love these new foundlings.
The Angelheaded Hipster
About: ‘This blog is my space for expressing my great love of fashion, dressing up, local design and life in Johannesburg. I started this blog in February 2011, out of a need to contribute to the discussion of local fashion while simultaneously trying to make international fashion trends relevant to me – a young twenty-something South African. I have always been an ardent supporter of South African fashion, and I find myself growing more and more excited about the future of local fashion. I have made it a point on my blog to showcase young local fashion designers and align my blog with the development of these designers. This passion and active contribution is what motivates me to participate and articulate South Africa’s growing style and aesthetic.’
What I love about Sarah and her blog
I love Sarah’s personal approach to fashion, as you regularly see her showcasing trends on her self which make it more accessible to the everyday person. I also like her personal style which shines through clearly and I think she has a great eye for what works. Her blog is beautifully designed and the personal touches about of her own life makes it really special, easy to relate to and her infectious personality is hard not to love!
Story of Bing
About: ’Hello, my name is Bing.I’m proudly Singaporean. Temporarily based in South Africa…So, we jetted between Singapore and NZ for a while, and now we do it between Singapore and South Africa.I like to call myself a bionic woman. Coz people get confused by the amount of flying.. ahem!..travelling that I do. In South Africa, I am extra super bionic. They say there are bullets to dodge!So what’s this blog about?Beautiful things. Memories. Thoughts. Love. Family. Travel. Cooking. Food…’
What I love about Bing and her blog.
Bing has an insatiable appetite for discovering. Usually there is a multitude of blogs about expats living outside of South Africa and I thought it was quite a nice touch being an expat living in Johannesburg! I used to live in Hong Kong for a couple of months and wish I had done the same, but alas my mind was on a wondering journey of its own, refusing to write at the time. As a Joburger I love her views on the city, she is fearsome and will do everything and anything and I think all Joburgers should live like Bing in Joburg!
Oh and I almost forgot to mention Story of Bing was voted the Best Lifestyle Blog for 2011 by the Singapore Blog awards!
In Bloom Style Studio Blog
About: ‘A visual scrapbook of the inspirations behind InBloom Lifestyle Studio, more info on the brands/ products we stock, love & believe in and just general posts on some of our favourite retail therapy & style psychology moments.’
In Bloom Style Studio is the brainchild of stylist Madeline Nortjé based in Pretoria. In Bloom Style Studio does wardrobe and style consulting (a definite must on my wish list as this is yet another gorgeous lady with serious style). The studio also stocks favourite brand items like Hunter, Minnetonka Moccasins, ThisOldThing, Jinger Jack, Hout Couture and Lou Harvey. Since March 2013 they have moved into:
St Georges Building, C/O The Hillside & Rodericks Streets, Lynnwood, Entry through Revive Salon
What I love about the blog
What I love about In Bloom Style Studio’s blog are the posts regarding fashion trends, the designs they stock and how to incorporate them in your wardrobe and of course their special offers. I love most of all any post that has to do with Hunters Boots! And it seems that Madeline is equally mad about them! Kindred Boot Spirits.
About: Reformed shopaholic. Absent sister. Unapologetic perfectionist. Trainee wife. Severe OCD. Cat person. I’m Wisaal.
‘Wiscellaneous, in part is me playing a bit of catch up & proving to myself everyday through the cool folks that I meet, events I get to go to & just through what’s now become everyday experiences that anything & I mean anything is possible (I mean here I am, writing a blog & you’re reading it right!?). I’ve come learn that 9 out 10 times the things I try have worked. I’m still no social butterfly but that stat that alone keeps me trying my luck again & again…Be warned… blogging to me is a bit like thinking out loud & let’s just say my brain never switches off…’
What I love about Wiscellaneous:
I love Wisaal’s name for her blog because it is a very accurate description as it a wide lifestyle miscellany of this ex-Capetonian life. Wisaal is also documenting and on a mission in support of growing out your own Afro! Hers is beautiful by the way! As is her skin, so you better take her beauty advice too! After our short introduction and meeting I was left thinking that Wisaal is a soul with a lot of wisdom to depart which I am eager to learn from and gather from her blog. The blog also features her own travel experiences (most recently Portugal) which always gets me exctited and how a Cape Tonian copes and survives living in Joburg and all it has to offer!
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