Today was a bittersweet day… bitter because I had to bid farewell to Miss Thang and sweet because of the Fun with a capital F we had shopping in Jozi. Along Market Street, just before you get to Goud Street, we came upon a gem of a shop, although it looked more like dump than anything else. But that’s the beauty of these downtown shops, they are the most dingiest (that is a real word) shops and stock some of the most gorgeous and well-priced fashion goods in town!
So Miss Thang and I, with only two and a half hours before she boards her bus, stumble upon this shop and waltz in, drawn by the cheap wigs and Sunday hats. In we go and try on a few wigs and decide which hats to get our mothers for church. As we step out, we shriek with excitement at the sight of an array of colourful vintage clutch bags and coin purses. Okay, the shrieking was not only induced by their awesomeness (not a real word but fitting)… their price was insane! Believe it or not, the colourful clutch was R7 and the coin purse R4!!! S’trues… we must have died and went to fashion heaven.
An hour later, chilling at Capello in Carlton Center, we still cannot get over our great fashion finds. And did I mention my new pair of glasses, if only they were prescription, I copped from a street vendor for just R20?!
So while doing the whole farewell thing at Capello, we did the obvious and posed for pics, took pics, met old and new friends and sipped on mojitos…
And with our mojitos finished, signaling the end of our little party, my heart suddenly felt heavy and tears threatened to overflow… but then I thought ‘Miss Thang would never want me to ruin my make-up’. And I kept them inside. Although Miss Thang has left this crazy city for greener and quiter pastures, I’m sure she’ll ruffle some fashionable feathers with her great sense of style and wackishly (I do so enjoy creating these words) fabulous hairstyles!
Miss Thang, Jozichic will miss you, thanks for making this a colourful tah-tah and not a sad goodbye…and don’t forget to remain as stylish as you are… you never know, Jozichic just might hunt you down and take a pic!
P.S. Oh, Miss Thang left you Jozichic peeps with a beauty tip… go figure!
“Never, I mean NEVER, use cheap foundation; don’t compromise… you can use cheap blush, liner, whatever, just not foundation! ”
Mwha and Mwha…