Friday, July 29, 2011

Bliss

Hey there crazy world, the trombone is great.... I will upload a video as soon as I can. Cant wait. Keep well bloggers and live a crazy fun life!!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Music

So today i borrowed a trombone from my friend and I am soooooo excited!!!! I cannot wait to start playing wow!!!!! I've played trombone since I was twelve I cant wait to carry on playing its absolutely the best to pour your heart out into an instrument. In my opinion there is nothing bettter than music to ease the soul :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Interviewing Laduma!

East Cape Textile designer soars to glory

I feel proud to say Laduma Ngxokolo is my friend. I boast about him whenever I get the chance. Three years have past since I first met Laduma,our first meeting, is a fond memory that sticks out among the confusing and rough year I had in 2010.I had just started Fashion Design and I really did not know whether I was coming or going.





I came outside of the Fashion Department, the area outside was quite nice, with a tree and a bench. I had not spoken to Laduma before although there was a lot of hype about him. It was that year that he was chosen for the Colourers and Dyers international competition. He sat on the bench and i went to join him. He seemed to have the world on his shoulders and it was nice to sit and chat to him and have him open up to me, it was also nice for me to find a real friendship among many fake ones.


I can only ever remember kindness from Laduma. An apple when i was hungry, m&ms when I was about to go home on the bus. That meeting was the start of a special friendship for me. Laduma is extremely talented and yet he has never even jokingly come across as arrogant. Even though he has so much to be arrogant about he is extremely humble.


 

Laduma Ngxokolo is an up and coming textile designer from PE.

For our interview, I meet Laduma,at a reasonably quiet coffee shop. Probably two meters tall, Laduma towers over me he wears a brown cardigan, one of his signature items of clothing, his outfit is casual yet chic and modern.

He is soft spoken and I have to nudge the voice recorder closer to him on the table.
 

Laduma has spun onto the fashion scene, taking even England by storm. In 2010, he won the South African section of the South African Society of Dyers & Colourists competition. He was flown to London to take part in the international competition. His work was entitled ' The colourful world of the Xhosa Culture' - which featured five different jerseys inspired by traditional Xhosa beadwork. He outdid the seven other textile designers and walked away with the first prize. He dedicated this success to his late mother who taught him how to hand machine knit.