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Kushn your valuables

I’m totally smitten with a local brand called Kushn. Heard of it? I hadn’t until recently and I must say that it’s quite special.

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About Kushn Рcreated by Greer Valley and Thembalezwe Mntambo in Cape Town, South Africa,  the collections are designed and hand-crafted in collaboration with skilled artisans using the finest genuine leather and traditional woven textiles sourced across the African continent.

Woven textiles such as Kente cloth from Ghana and Shemma fabric from Ethiopia create a sophisticated story into which generations of inspiration are woven. The hand-woven textiles take on a contemporary theme with a fresh frame of reference in Kushn’s cultural adaptation of the traditional. Using these unique fabrics, Kushn makes the most beautiful laptop bags, backpacks, iPad covers and shoes as part of their vibrant colourful collection.

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have fun with BAN.DO – ss/14

with cold dreary weather in my hood for the next few days, I can’t help but dream of summer time fun. But I think I have the perfect antidote for the winter blues…

The Spring Summer 2014 lookbook for Los Angeles design house BAN.DO! This creative company specialises in gifts and accessories which pack a stylish punch. You might have seen their pompom hair accessories in deliciously bright colours that would add sizzle to any cocktail party. Their lookbook shot by Max Wanger is too cute not to share. Take a look…

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now if you want to know what a great time they had on the shoot of this lookbook, you better watch the crazy fun video after the jump. Be warned, there’s hoola hoops, confetti and candy floss all over the place. Have fun!

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