Thursday, July 26, 2012

Flower Power

Loving bold printed pants lately. 
These I bought at Pick and Pay - can you believe! ... haha
Treasures can be found anywhere if you look hard enough ;)
My favourite is the Urban Outfitters statement pants. 
O how I wish there was a Urban outfitters in South Africa :

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Adore this shoot in the latest issue of a fashion friend. 
I am such a fan of their work always looks like they had such fun creating their stories. 
and its always trendy and so creative. 
Have a look at their site here : 

This is the creative team credits for this lovely, soft , pretty shoot.
Photography: Avron Leto Williams
Styling: Chloe Andrea
Make-Up Artist: Kelly Jean
Model: Kayla at Boss Models
Art Direction: Avron Leto Williams & Chloe Andrea
Make-Up Artist: Kelly Jean
Layout Designer: Teri Robberts

Monday, July 23, 2012

Curbstr feature :)

 Barbara Lötter of Babette Clothing.

by Wallace

Barbara sources vintage clothing and alters it to suit today’s trends. Her boutique, Babette Clothing is a fascinating space. It’s an extension of her personality – a beautiful collision of contemporary and vintage. I spent a few mornings with Barbara cruising the streets of Cape Town 
capturing her unique style.


What’s unique about Babette?
EVERYTHING ;) Babette’s items are mostly one-of-a kind unique pieces which I hand source myself. There is always a good variety of clothing in the store so you’re bound to find something that suits your style.

What inspired you to peruse a career in fashion?
Since my teenage days I’ve been obsessed with fashion. It just couldn’t be any other way. I take note of how people dress and can still remember who wore what to a specific occasion years ago. It’s hard to enter the fashion world though and it takes time to discover where you fit into the fashion scene. I was lucky enough to find my way to my dream job.

Where do you source your vintage clothing from?
From local and international markets.

Any particular decade that you favour?
Accessories and pieces from the 80′s but they are often unwearable. I also love the style lines and fit of the 50′s. I think every decade has something special about it.

If you could dress any star?
Alexa Chung.

One piece of style advice for guys?
Find yourself a nice chambray shirt. It’s a classic that will always look stylish. You wont regret it.

Favorite destination?
At the moment Melbourne and Barcelona but there are many more places I wish to discover.

Do you plan your outfits the night before or do you dress spontaneously?  
Sometimes I walk past my cupboard the night before and see something I want to wear the next day and then I can’t help thinking what to pair it with. Other days I wake up and dress spontaneously. It all depends what kind of mood I’m in.

Rocking The Daisies or Vortex?
Rocking the Daisies.

People are surprised that I…
am only 24


 Thanks you Wallace from curbstr for the lovely feature . 
To see more go have a look at
its the latest street style blog in Cape Town and its awesome :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Black - White

Photgrapher: Francois Visser -
Model: Sarah
Fashion editor: Crystal Birch
hair & make up: Nandi Fourie

Shoes, Necklace Babette , Velvet skirt R480 at Babette ,  Vintage Bag R420 at Babette, 
Bow Belt R120 , White 80's belt R120 ,  Black dotted dress R450
Blouse R220 

What a amazing team love this shoot.

Monday, July 16, 2012

VISI Spaces .

WORDS: Remy Raitt   PHOTOS: Fay Jackson

Babette Clothing on Church Street in Cape Town looks exactly like it should. The owner Barbara Lötter has extracted the essence of her reworked vintage clothing and artfully sprinkled it around the store.  While the shop front has a European air about it, with its deep red walls and quaint flower boxes, the set up inside exhibits the universal aesthetic of kitsch but cool charm.

This ain’t no thrift store, and although some of the wares Barbara is peddling may have once been found there, the cheeky checkerboard floors, Robin’s egg blue wall colour and patchwork wall of framed art pieces create a backdrop that is simultaneously cute and chic.
This model and Elizabeth Galloway Fashion Academy graduate has put as much delightful detail into her shop as she does into her reworked vintage dresses, shirts, slacks and accessories. The bric-a-brac pieces (which are also on sale) scattered about the store add a sense of idiosyncrasy, while the wardrobe style shelving helps fabricate the feeling that you’re walking into the covet-worthy closet of a super stylish friend.
We sat down with Barbara to find out more about her store.

VISI: How long have you been in business?
Barbara: I started off with the Babette label in September 2010, and opened the store in first week of December 2011.
Did you design the space yourself?
Was the shop's interior inspired by anything in particular?
It was inspired by my travels, mostly Australia where the vintage markets and boutiques are just to die for. I must say in Australia my love for vintage grew to another extent!  I also get a lot of inspiration from Frankie magazine (Australian) and from blogs.
In your opinion, what are the key design considerations for a retail space? 
A good first impression is important. The store must be inviting and have a definite character.   Obviously the use of space is important and I know there is some kind of formula to calculate the cost per item to square metres of floor space used, but to me it is more important to give the store that certain character where one can have a pleasant shopping experience.  The place should not be too cluttered, but still have lots of treasures for the eye.  Lots of packing and hanging space is important, but it should be laid out in such a way that everything is in sight.
And for a home space?
I don’t plan design and the use of space in my home. I have my own style.  I like retro furniture, vintage decor and all sorts of retro finds.  If I come across something I like, I will find a place for it in my home.  Also a true home is a place that welcomes you when you open the door.  It should carry your signature and should be an extension of your personality.
Where did you source the decor and furniture items in your shop/space?
I must admit I'm bit of a hoarder, so before I opened the store, I already had little treasures that I had found all over, in a way it felt like I have been preparing for this all my life.
Most of the paintings and furniture pieces I found in the Eastern Cape.  The vintage scene is not so big there and you can still find amazing stuff at very reasonable prices.
How does this environment encapsulate or enhance the wares you sell?
It complements my clothes so well. The wall filled with reindeer horns, flying ducks, framed embroidery and other portraits grab people’s attention.  It gives a timeless feel to the space and sets the scene for people to wander a little longer in the store.  The shop’s decor is an indication of what you are about to find on the rails.
A lot of people love the vintage kitsch look, but don't know how to put the look together.  In my store I help them visualise it.
And lastly, what do you think Cape Town's title of World Design Capital 2014 will bring to the city?
I think this will bring many advantages for Cape Town.  Getting global exposure and attention will benefit tourism, which will in turn bring feet into my store.  It is a great opportunity for creative people to show their talent and bring awareness of our city to the globe.


Tank you Visi !
 for the  lovely feature of Babette clothing . 
for more photos visit VISI

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Jelly Beans for ME this summer !

I love these shoes ! 
They are just perfect for summer and so playful.. 
Ordering me a pair from
As soon as I can decide on ... Black oooor Red ? 
Help ! :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Frocking it for 10 days ...


Babette had a stall at the Grahamstown festival for 11 days this year and it was AMAZING ! 
The people and the SHOWS were all food for the soul. 
We will definitely be back next year with even better stock and better location.
Thanks for the great response Grahamstown Babette loves you !
Here are my Frocking outfits for the 10 days !
Im wearing pants for a while now :) 

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