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Maria Shaw – Pregnancy, delayed but not denied

I remember it so well……. I was looking for parking at a shopping centre, when suddenly, right in the front row, a car started to reverse out in front of me. I quickly turned on my indicator and whispered a prayer of thanks. As I began to drive in, I read the sign in front of the space: “Parking for Moms with tots ONLY.” I quickly braked and just sat there for a moment and thought, ‘For Moms ONLY?’.  Who knew a parking sign could be so cruel! The sign… Read More

Ruschka Du Toit

Ruschka Du Toit is a freelance graphic designer, and a self taught illustrator. Her work ranges from her unique watercolor illustrations, through to corporate logos and brand design, through to commissioned work for many established brands. She is based in Cape Town, and has been successfully freelancing for a few years now. Today she shares with us some of her creative goodness, along with some gems that will inspire the creative within! How would you describe your style of work? I mainly use watercolours and ink. I think my work… Read More

Welcome Fellow Foxes

Today is the day, a very good day, a very special day ,the first official day in which Leather Jacket Foxes becomes a live running site on the inter webs! I am beyond excited, and a little bit nervous! I think that’s because for the last few months I have been plotting, dreaming, rethinking, reimagining, designing, and conceptualizing all that Leather Jacket Foxes could be! And just knowing that I have the honor of sharing it with you, leaves me feeling humbled knowing that potentially a word or two, or… Read More

Panda and Frost

Today we have the honor of hearing from the ladies and creative brains behind Panda and Frost. I worked with Panda and Frost not so long ago under my Miss Cass Lee blog, and it truly has been amazing and inspiring watching this local brand take South Africa and the world by storm! How would you describe your brand? P&F : Trendy, simple designs, fun but not childish, quirky and modern. When it comes to our Nursery room designs, we felt that a child’s room should grow with them, instead… Read More

Why I chose a c-section birth

Yip, you read the heading right! I chose to have a Caesarean birth delivery! I bet you have formed quite strong opinions just by glancing at the heading alone! “How could she?” “Oh, she took the easy out option” “How selfish of her to choose to do that to herself and to her baby!” “Natural birth is best!” “You should only do a c-section if it’s an emergency!”. The opinionated moms As women, and especially as moms we can’t help but have an opinion on something that is personal to us. Like… Read More