Namrata Singh//in our backyard….sorry the africa necklace is twisted backwards!
addiction to penchant for shopping is fortunately (p might ask fortunately for who?) finding a good home in joburg. so far i’ve mostly only been shopping (and by shopping i mean making daily frantic runs to) in builder’s warehouse and this store called @home for curtains and paint and stuff. then last weekend when i was supposed to be picking up lunch for my hungry husband (who was painting the dining room per my orders request) i wandered into a store called young designers emporium. um, so it is a store that carries the clothing of young south african designers. a cool thing is anyone can submit their designs and get a ‘rail’ (if you are good enough and commercially viable). so to recap you can find fashionable, cheap clothing & accessories and support young, local talent. srsly. so i wandered in and had to restrain myself to walk out only with the above necklace which is a gold plated silver pendant in the shape of africa on a silk thread. so simple and bad ass, and most importantly inexpensive. and the designer of my necklace is ruby. so put YDE on your list of places to shop when you come to south africa or if you like this necklace just order directly from her website. (fyi mom, i also managed to grab lunch for p and didn’t just present him with my necklace to eat)
6th october, 2011