The year is almost over and as it is expected tradition I thought I'd recap this past year in pop culture. This post will contain my top favourite pop culture events from 2012, they may not be the biggest but they were big in my pop culture-loving view. I was tempted to make this a three-word post: Blue Ivy Carter. Her birth is after all my favourite event of 2012 but I decided against it.
5. Dusty Western Cape as a Set
Solange filmed this music video for the first single of her EP, TRUE, in townships outside of Cape Town! I love the style and ensembles worn in the video. The song is a sincere ballad about love that seems to be fading.
4. Your Girl *B*
Bonang Matheba is by far one of my favourite people on the local pop culture, media and social scene! She's fabulous and driven and 2012 was her year. She was ELLE magazine South Africa's Ocobter cover girl. She is my most memorable local cover star in recent years! The shoot took place in New York City and was a collaboration with LV. She also recently joined the Top Billing team. 2013 is guaranteed to be an even better year for Queen B and her army of 700, 000+ (facebook & twitter) social fans.
3. ELLE Magazine South Africa x Solange
Yes, the younger Knowles sister makes an appearance twice on my list of awesomeness to happen this year. This is where waxed-lyrical about the great cover, story and general greatness of shooting an international star/It girl on local soil. She shot the music video mentioned in number five while was here for her ELLE magazine cover shoot.
I love this photo of her wearing the tangerine tango trend.
2. ELLE Magazine Style Repoerter
Trevor Stuurman was crowned the first ever Style Reporter in a competition run by ELLE magazine in association with Blackberry. The job description, a first of its kind, sees the blogger reporting on street style for the publication.
Blue Ivy Carter was born and became the first baby to chart on the Billboard charts. She was born and brought on general awesomeness. This image was taken off of her mother's tumblr, it's of her wearing a Watch The Throne tour t shirt, presumably backstage at a KANYE WEST and JAY Z concert! EEk!
Cheers to the new year!