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Ch ch ch changes

  Question: Have urbanites forgotten how to notice the turning of the seasons? -Andrew Mueller, Monocle July/August 2015   We live in a city surrounded nature (Cape Town, obvs!); on the one side we have the sparkling ocean that brings refreshment on a hot day and the mountain that offers security and shelter, if only to our wandering hearts. Being so close to nature, you’d think we would be able to read the seasons like the back of our hands, but we don’t. At the first drop of rain our social media fills up with dismay and despair: Alas, the great winter is upon us! And those same wailers are the first to celebrate the first random ray of sunshine...

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Local is lame.

Is it just me, or are we seeing a lot of second rate fashion shoots these days in some major publications? Why is that? What are we missing? What is it that takes a model from nobody to Kate Moss? What does it take for a photographer to go from boring to Annie Leibovitz? Yes, of course unlimited budgets and good genes play a big role in their success, but it takes more than a pretty face and bags of money to create something truly gorgeous that will inspire and excite. I mean, just look at that nasty shoot Kimye did with Juergen Teller. Lately I've seen a lot of shoots that are just plain horrible. Lacking in concept, originality...

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