#alien adventures: feeling burnt out? Ben Franklin’s daily schedule

As we near the extended Easter break, you can sense the “waiting to exhale” mood that has seeped into everyone’s bones. Without exception, everyone agrees that this year has been somewhat punishing, not only in it’s speed, but also in the monumental effort demanded of us just to keep running on the treadmill. Very often … Continue reading

#alien adventures: high fashion for naked apes

Stylist-turned-designer (and overall good mensch) Shaldon Kopman, has been quietly honing his craft for tailored menswear for the past few years. As all good designers should, he waited until he felt his fashion offering was ready, before officially¬† launching the label last year. In just a couple of seasons, he has already sharpened his tailoring, … Continue reading

#alien adventures: Are you a dreamer? Prove it, this saturday.

Be a¬† part of a global, public art project and join the final leg in Jo’burg this Saturday. Dreamers from cities around the world have participated and they want Jo’burg to be the biggest – let’s show the world how big we dream.

#alien adventures: SAFW the bold, the beautiful and the just plain bizarre

The wonderful thing about Alien Adventures is that you never know when they are going to happen and how intense they will be when they do occur. The fashion world is natural fit for an Alien Adventure, but little did I expect such a wild ride on the first night of SA fashion week (summer … Continue reading

#alien adventures: not to be missed – Deborah Bell at Circa and Everard Read

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of acquainting yourself with the work of Deborah bell, then do yourself a favour and head to (both) the Everard Read and Circa galleries in Jozi. Bell has been a long time collaborator with William Kentridge and the late great, Robert Hodgins. Her previous work has moved from … Continue reading

Bethea’S: good hair days, far from the maddening crowds

I’m not a hair salon type of person. You know the kind – big, busy, bustling, noisy – where gossip and hair-altering chemicals mingle in a headache-inducing mix. If you are an Elle reader you might have caught a column I wrote about about the day my Buddhist hair stylist moved to London. This is … Continue reading