Cape Town Fashion

Freedom of Movement

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Yesterday Dylan and I got our bums out of the house (away from the screens) for a little lunch at the street food festival in Woodstock.

We had a full two day weekend this weekend! (Okay we might have worked a bit too). But we usually work a full day on Saturday, and then never really make up for that missed weekend day! Having your own business definitely has it’s perks but you do end up not living ‘a normal life’ … but i’m okay with that (most of the time!).

It was a beautiful, warm day yesterday so tons of people came out to eat and bask in the winter sun!

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We also did a lot of eating and basking but I realised afterwards that I didn’t take any pictures of what we ate! I think we were a little too hungry but we had ribs, pulled pork and a hot dog (see awesome hot dog lady below).

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We also tried the Hope on Hopkins Gin in a G&T and it was delicious (I might need to track down a bottle for our bar cart at home).

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Sooo instead of pictures of food, here’s what I wore instead!

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This leather beauty is from a local company called Freedom of Movement.

They make a huge range of beautiful leather bags and they all have a name. My bag is called “The Marley”, and it’s been a bit of a life saver bag!

Not only is the quality and craftsmanship of the bag amazing, it’s also just the right size to fit everything I need plus my camera (which i’ve been trying to take everywhere I go these days).

A bit about FOM:

Freedom of Movement was started in a dorm room by two brothers at the University of Stellenbosch in 2013 (and they now employ 9 people in a workshop in Stellies)!

I visited their shop in Stellenbosch a few weeks ago, and as soon as you walk in the door you’re greeted with that delicious smell of leather and a whole wall displaying their full range of bags.

I got to go into their workshop to see the process of making the bags which is really fascinating too. They have a great video on their site that reveals the process which I always love to see.

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They have shops in both Stellenbsoch and Pretoria, but you can order online too.

Hat: Simon & Mary at Nova Culture | Top & Jeans: MRP | Sunglasses: Ray Bans

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