Love & Vulnerability

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“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one…lock it safe in the casket of your selfishness. But in the casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love at all is to be vulnerable.”

Kluk and CGDT’s SHAMELESS collection debuted in Port Elizabeth

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Port Elizabeth-Club 100 for ladies recently hosted internationally acclaimed design duo Malcolm Klûk and Christiaan Gabriёl du Toit for the first time at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.

The fresh-off –the-designers’-table collection, “Shameless,” debuted in PE briefly before being launched nationally. Their fashion is all about experience, exclusivity, luxury, and detail, pret-a-porter, bridal, couture and homeware.

Klûk and Du Toit said the friendliness and hospitality of PE’s people was unrivaled. They mentioned the beauty of the city and the richness of the old buildings and architecture seen in and around the city.

Du Toit said that they would definitely like to see more of PE in the near future and take on trunk shows and pop-up events.
The event was well attended, with optimum security, great networking and not to mention the amazing sushi.
See some of the attendees and garments below!

 

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CGDT, Michelle Brown (of Club 100), Kluk and I, ofcourse.

We hope the duo will keep their promise and possibly change the face of fashion in the city!

The Chokin Kind (of love)-Joss Stone

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I was recently described as anti-relationships. I’m not offended at all. I am anti premature anything really. I went on a Twitter rampage supporting my psychological reasons of why I believe as young women we should be alone in our 20s. My main reason being that most guys around the same age group are not ready for commitment and that you will hate the beauty that is love because of a transitory “want” therefore misconception.
Shortly after I listened to this hidden gem of Joss Stone, I knew I was on the right lane. It was also after a string of tweets of heartbreak on my timeline that I suppose, supported my sweeping statements.
Age and experience are not only viable for job vacancies ladies but are criteria we should consider before we stir up love too.
Some advice for maturity, first decide who you want to be before wanting to belong to someone else. I’d hate for you to find out later that your purpose was not realized because you felt too alone at a juvenile stage of your life.
Leverage your youthful years. You will have many years later to share with somebody else. Make friends. At least have some hope.

Nelson Mandela Bay Club 100 to host Klûk CGDT

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Club 100 for ladies will be hosting internationally acclaimed design duo Malcolm Klûk and Christiaan Gabriёl du Toit for the first time in Port Elizabeth. Malcolm and Christiaan’s collection will be on display on Tuesday, 24 June 2014.

The trunk show is set to start at 18:00 and will be hosted at The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan  Art Museum, St. Georges Park where their fashion items and art are ingeniously paired.

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Local models have been screened and selected to showcase the garments.

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Klûk and CGDT will be available to host private fittings of the trunk show.

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To secure your booking for this exclusive event, please contact Karin at  Karin@readymix.co.za or call her on 082 807 7325.

Tickets are R250,00 including a serving of sushi and sweet buffet.

A cash bar will be available.

Don’t delay. Limited tickets are available.

 

Photo Credit: http://klukcgdt.com/ready_to_wear_season/necesscity/ 

When the enemy comes-Bilphena Yahwon

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“When the enemy comes
bathe your daughters in spices
hide razor blades between their thighs
lay bullets underneath their tongues
set their wombs on fire

When the enemy comes
rub the faeces of your cattle
in the mouths of your daughters
let them chant spells into their nostrils
leaving their attackers repulsed

when the enemy comes
and the men are ready to make sacrifices out of the bodies of our girls
teach them to hide their necks underwater
to tie their breasts flat
to shave their heads

prepare your daughters
for when the enemy comes”

DJ with a difference- Rudzi Sadiki

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I caught up with Rudzi Sadiki, a well traveled, tall, dark  bloke who can speak nine languages, as described by himself. I’m pretty sure he left out the word “handsome” to not pose as a triple threat to guys out there, but went on to say they write fairytales about him. I don’t know who “they” are and if you want to know, perhaps you should follow him on Twitter. We chatted about his music addiction and  journey through life as a newbie in the industry and touched on elections, for control .

 

SS: What is your greatest achievement to date?

Rudzi: My greatest achievement was being the resident DJ on SABC 1’s hit music show Jika Majika in 2011

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SS: What are your views on women entering the DJ/Music industry world?

Rudzi: There is a increasing number of very talented ladies entering the music industry. Its only a matter of time before they can shine and show that the industry is very open to female producers, deejays and vocalists. The likes of Dj Zinhle, Dj Sue, Miss Pru, Ms Cosmo and Lady Lea have done it and are key examples.   

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SS: If you weren’t dj-ing, how would you be spending your time?

Rudzi: I would be working as a designer or scoring movies and short films for local production companies

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SS: What motivates you?

Rudzi: I hate losing so everything I do I try not to disappoint myself or anyone that supports me.

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SS:  Our fifth national and provincial elections came and went, any comments about “born free-dom”,  South Africans, democracy?

Rudzi: Politics are personal and emotional for most people so the most important thing was for people to exercise their right by voting and contributing towards the future of South Africa. You can’t complain if you didn’t vote

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Thank you Mr DJ for playing along! (My Brenda Fassie rendition LOL)

Anyway, Rudzi is based in Durban and can sometimes be spotted in Johannesburg. For more artistic expression and picking of his right-side of the brain, check out his Tumblr .