Last night Dreams left me inspired, and smiling from ear to ear.
Walking into a place, and thinking to yourself, 'I have found my tribe'. That's what the shop launch for Contemporary Insanity felt like to me.
Vicky Botha, owner of WildChild Xclusive, great friend/stylist/designer/client of mine invited me to the event. The opening lines of this blog should indicate how grateful I am!
For those of you who don't know what WildChild Xclusive is, check out their Facebook Page here. Custom made bustiers, dresses, themed outfits. The works. A true genius with clothing design. All one of a kind pieces, I absolutely love her brand!
Now, these stunning pieces of clothing, have a home away from home, in the all new Contemporary Insanity store, on Florida Road, Durban. The alternative haven, is definately the new MUST-GO-SEE place. Situated in the same building as The Hellfire Club, this, is one of those places you could spend the day at if your likes are on the opposite end of the 'commercial' scale. Check out their Facebook page here.
Cladded in once off artworks, and hand crafted masterpieces, Tarryn-Jane Dunkley's store hopes to promote some of the artists not only in Durban, but all over South Africa.
Steampunk, goth, metal, glam rock, punk, are some of the niches taken care of in this fantastic space. The odd live tarantula in a tank here, heart replica necklaces on display there, and epic Harley-Quin necklaces that have been handcrafted in the far left. Some of the most amazing clay sculpturing I think I have ever seen, done by Regan Paterson. As well as the greatest tea pot I have ever seen, made by Tarryn herself.
Some of the brands you can find in the store and need to check out:
Iron Fist Shoes (because we all know how much us ladies love them)
Back In the Box
Dragon Fly Dreams by Nikki Pijper
All I can say is, I am so glad a place like this finally opened. It is about time, and Durbanites, please support your local artists and solopreneurs, we need to stick together!
Images from the night will be released soon!
Check out Spliced Media for more on Vicky.