Tagged : South Africa
TUESDAY 15 APRIL, 2014 / COMMENTS 
So you may have seen a few sneaky instagrams where i've been talking about (and wearing) HONNE. Today I finally get to introduce you to the brand.
HONNE (pronounced Hon) is a brand new bridal label that will change everything you know about wedding dresses. Created by Lisof graduate, Daniella Du Plessis, she aims to bring something fresh, stylish and simplistic to the party.
Using soft and beautiful materials like crushed silk and Valentino fabric, brides are going to be squealing with delight to finally find an alternative for themselves and their bridesmaids.
If you're looking for something different but still simple and pretty keep a very close eye on this brand. I've already seen a few designs from Daniella's next range and the detail is incredible.
I was honoured to shoot this lovely range about two weeks ago. It was my first time (eek) shooting with so much lighting in a studio set up, but with a lot of learning and experimenting the pictures came out beautifully and captured the exact mood we wanted to achieve.
Thanks to the killer team involved in the shoot (see credits below) and congratulations to Daniella for creating such a beautiful range!
Behind the scenes. Knee touch up.
The very awesome behind the scenes video.HONNE from Gareth Pon on Vimeo.
Dresses: Designed by Daniella Du Plessis (Honne)
Model: Ricci-Lee Kalish
Make up artist: Pamela Gray
Hair: Duncan Gosling
Photography: Emma-Jane Harbour (Lad & Lass)
Lighting: Dylan Harbour (Lad & Lass)
Videographer: Gareth Pon
TUESDAY 25 JUNE, 2013 / COMMENTS 
So over the weekend I made a few of these festival style flower crowns. I've been wanting to make some for ages but it's been one of those side things that's on the list to do but has gotten pushed further and further to the side.
We've booked to go to a festival called Latitude in London in July and this finally motivated me to make one or two to take with because the festival we're going to is particularly hippie-ish - it's in the countryside and they dye their sheep pink, it's brilliant.
So i've made a few prototypes that I thought i'd share with you, because when i'm back i'm going to make a few for festival season (Oppikoppi, Rocking the daisies etc) once i've tested them out in London of course. I've made three kinds to begin with: The Petite, The Fleurettes and The Frida.
This one has been dubbed "The Frida", inspired by the lovely Frida Kahlo. It's a little more bold and extreme than others but I like it and would get married in it if I ever did my wedding over. The next three are The Fleurettes, all with 5 oversized roses in a few different colour combinations and last but not least The Petite at the bottom, for everyday wear (I wore it out to the shops on Sunday and couldn't stop smiling).
What do you think?
Do you like them? Would you ever wear a flower crown?
Email me if you have any questions or orders - firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY 23 APRIL, 2013 / COMMENTS 
I loved shooting this beautiful modern farm wedding out in Heidelberg. I also just loved how in love these two were. They made our job so easy.
To see more go visit our Lad & Lass site
WEDNESDAY 9 JANUARY, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Pronounced Kiff, Kiph is curated space/online store for awesome men's apparel. These guys go scouring the earth for independent brands and bring them back to SA.
They source and supply products ranging from tech, gear, groom, style, space and media...anything that makes you tick, they say "we either have it or we will find it".
Like what you see? Go shop Kiph.You get free shipping in SA and from what i've seen and heard they're pretty efficient on delivery.
TUESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER, 2013 / COMMENTS 
I love these dreamy pictures from Kinfolk of these rows and rows of Peonies! They have a lovely article and some tips on growing them but knowing me they probably won't survive in my garden. Peonies are only available in South Africa for two to three weeks at most, from the last week of October until mid-November. I wonder where they grow them (anyone know?). I'd love to go frolic in a field of them and take some home.
I can't get over these shades of pink!
TUESDAY 30 APRIL, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Last week I was invited to the first ever Gap Styling Session hosted by Grazia SA. We all got to pick out a pair of Gap jeans to take home and style with whatever we already had in our wardrobes. I decided to take a bit of risk and go for these bright floral jeans. They just jumped out at me, and told me I had to have them and go out and 'be bright'.
I decided to put together a summer meets winter look. I paired my summery floral jeans with a light blue denim shirt that fit the blues of the jeans perfectly. I added my go to brown leather boots which have been with me for two winters already and a neutral trench coat (Gap has an amazing version of this in stores). Moving on to accessories, the leather back pack is from Red Oker, and the hat belonged to Dylan's grandpa.
FRIDAY 8 MARCH, 2013 / COMMENTS 
I'm getting very excited about Kinfolk Vol. 7, and waiting with baited breath (as per usual) when Warm & Glad will announce they have stock. I am in love with these dreamy images popping up everywhere of these huge ice-cream cones full of beautiful flowers! Like clockwork the Northern hemisphere is exploding with beautiful spring images while my garden already has crispy autumn leaves scattered on the grass. I love this time of year, and i'm pretty excited for some cooler weather. Shot by Parker Fitzgerald and styled by Amy Merrick. Images via
TUESDAY 22 JANUARY, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Instagram has to be one of the most relevant forms of social media today, and awesome for people who are more visual than wordy (ie. me!). Instagram has gone huge worldwide and is taking over locally too. Headed up by Gareth Pon @garethpon (managing the @IgersSouthAfrica account), he has been involved in organising instawalks (or instameets) all around Joburg and South Africa encouraging a community of iphonographers to explore interesting parts of the city and capture it through the lens's of their phones. This weekend @IgersSouthAfrica is hosting a combined instawalk across a few cities. If you follow @IgersSouthAfrica you can get the details of the different walks. So far i've seen @igersGrahamstown, @igersGeorge, @igersDurban, @igersCapeTown, @igersPretoria, @igersPortElizabeth and ofcourse @igersJozi (I hear East London is all in the pipeline). By taking part you can win some cool accessories for iphone namely an Olloclip which is a lot of fun, an iphone 5 lens (1st prize), or a framed print by SnapGram (2nd prize). Go to the @IgersSouthAfrica page for more details, and to find out when and where the instameet is happening in your city. I'm going to try make the Jozi walk. It's starting at Main Street Life in the Maboneng precinct on Sunday at 17:30. Perhaps i'll see you there!
MONDAY 13 FEBRUARY, 2012 / COMMENTS 
The concert was amazing, just one of those concerts that sweeps you up completely. Things I loved the most were:
1. His brown leather boots and bandy legs
2. The way he made eye contact with crowd (we were in the second row and we had a few staring matches)
3. The way he handled the drunk annoying people in the crowd
4. The way he sang with his wife (probably everybody's favorite part of the show)
5. The way he couldn't take his eyes off his wife.
6. Impossible Trees
(These are a few of Dylan's great pics from the night) and if you weren't there - this is the duet he sang with his wife