• Tainted Love

    Why do my worse moments happen during our weekly Ad Agency briefing? I cannot BUT walk in looking dishevelled, grumpy and reeking of early morning road-rage. Unfortunately for me I walked right into a conversation about politics. Now, I backed off immediately because I am essentially apolitical about most things. However, lately my tolerance level for bullshit is surprisingly low and I listened in amazement as one of my colleagues extolled on the virtues of a certain female political figure (no, not Helen). I quietly drank my extra large cup of coffee (I bring my own cup to meetings, ensuring maximum java in minimum time). Quietly getting agitated and annoyed.…

  • Girlus fashionus

    The girlus fashionus is a very confused creature, who seems to have mistaken the Cape Town jungle for downtown Manhattan or Paris. She is easy to spot with jeans tucked in high-heeled boots, a tiny lacy top and beret which all come, of course, from designer stores. Underneath the beret she has perfectly straightened highlighted locks à la Sienna Miller which defy all climatic conditions by never being frizzy or out of place. She will wear drainpipe jeans even if they make her legs look carrot-shaped and never leave the house without a fully made-up face. For early meetings, even braving the worst morning traffic, she will look like she…