THE STRIPY SEVENTIES SHIRT
And while you’ve got your diary out, pop in to Strauss & Co on Thursday 3rd May at 17h30 for an evening of art and fashion. Senior arts specialist Wilhelm van Rensburg will be doing a talk on the fashion and how it has been depicted in art over the ages. There’ll be bubbly and of course yours truly will be beating the Vintage with Love drum – so please do bring your gently worn fashion donations along!
REVIVING THE LAUNDRY
A long weekend at home meant a mandatory visit to Kamers/Makers at St David’s in Illovo – and what a delight it was. Our favourite purchase: Old-fashioned cotton pyjamas for him and her from The Woodstock Laundry. It’s a charming story about some kids who, when their parents broke the news that they had to close down their CMT business, decided there was work to be done. The family factory was reinvented under the lovely hipster-sounding name, The Woodstock Laundry, and the product is something that many of us have discovered: The luxury of lounging and sleeping in good old fashioned, button up, cotton pyjamas.
I also just love the sentiment behind the story: Saving a family business, employing South Africans to create a luxurious South African product. And just sticking to pyjamas. Not shirts, not socks, not bags. Just pyjamas.