It’s that time of the week again for me to impart some inspiration on what items you need to add to your (or someone else's) life.
If this is the first time you’ve stumbled across my #WishListWednesday blog, I am posting 3 things weekly that I think you’d just love to add to your shopping list.
Week #2 is full of gems, two of which are made locally. People…SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES.
01 KIMONOS by the fabulous Fabiana Hoy
I just love this woman! Not only is she the best thing since cheese (those who know me know how much I love cheese), her creativity and eye for aesthetics is awe-inspiring. Originally from Lima, Peru, she now lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two sons and is taking the city by storm. Her latest creations are these incredible block wax print African fabrics that are 100% cotton. Why these are so close to my heart is that part of the design was inspired by my father’s original Japanese Kimono from the 70s that I still own. Fabiana lives by her vision “Living in love and style” and these are a great example of that vision.
In Fabiana’s own words, here is a little more about the story behind these amazing kimonos.
‘What we recognize as African textiles are actually layers of different cultural influences. Here at Fabiana Hoy, we are adding to that story with versatile lifestyle garments that are truly global in expression. We celebrate the cultural melting pot of these inspirations and just like African women who proudly wear their traditional garments, we can all radiate strength and beauty.'
Why this is a wardrobe must-have >>
Kimonos are one of the hottest fashion trends globally and everyone should have at least one in their closet.
The African prints are exquisite and will make you stand out in a crowd and look and feel like a queen.
Only employ small local female family-run businesses to help make the garments
Come in a variety of coloured prints.
Listen, I love a kimono, you instantly feel regal when you put one on. Maybe that’s just me, but I swear I feel like a bit of a Queen Fromberg in mine and it’s so comfortable! It makes me happy just knowing that I have my Fabiana Hoy Kimono in my wardrobe.
Where to buy >>
Follow her on Instagram @fabianahoy
Price >> R1 799
02 MAGIC MAKE-UP REMOVER CLOTH
Why this is a beauty essential >>
Okay, these cloths are literally magic. All you do is rinse them with water, ring them out and then get wiping off that make-up on your face. It even removes waterproof mascara. And the best thing, you can just throw these little beasts into the washing machine and keep on using and using and using. There are no chemicals and are made of super soft towel (feels like fleece).
How it works >>
Check out this article to best explain how these cloths work.
Where to buy >>
You can buy online, but I got mine from Dischem.
Dischem – R49.95 (as of 13.11.2019)
03 FESTIVE PRINTED DISH TOWELS
Why these are a must-get gift >>
Well, the festive season is almost upon us and I’m always on the lookout for gifts for my clients to give to people. I stumbled across these (also locally made) printed dish towels in Cheese Gourmet, which is a restaurant and shop that (would you believe) sells cheese. I feel like if you didn’t know I loved cheese by know, you’ve worked it out.
So not only would I recommend going to get one of these adorable dish towels, but also just go there and get some incredible cheese, jams and other amazing yum things! The staff are just the best too.
Where to buy >>
Cheese Gourmet, 3rd Avenue 71A 7th Str., Linden, Johannesburg, 2195
Price >> R111 (as of 8.11.2019)
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