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And that’s a wrap! (No, really this time)

It’s hard to let go because we cling to what was. A point in time when everything felt like that is how it was going to be forever. But nothing is forever except change. Contrary to what we might think, as the things around us evolve, so do [...]

2015-06-19 // 2 Comments

Sleep is for the Sane

My computer runs slowest when I’m downloading the entire series of Shaka Zulu, going over excel spreadsheets for work, lurking someone I don’t know’s wedding on facebook, playing iTunes and entering a youtube K-hole – all at [...]

2015-04-22 // 0 Comments

set the scene

I have lived alone for the most part of seven years now and have been single for about 85% of the time as well. This suits me right down to my second floor ground, let me tell you.**  This is very closely linked to the fact that I am a neat freak. [...]

2015-04-20 // 0 Comments

I know why the caged bird sings – Maya Angelou

Once upon a time, long before the innnernet, I used to be an avid reader. I would devour books like they were hot salted peanuts, still licking the salt off my lips from the last one as I opened the next one. My concentration and focus abilities [...]

2015-04-13 // 0 Comments

The problem with…

The problem with articles that begin with ‘the problem with’ is that all it does is bring to light someone’s illusion of reality. The problem with ‘the problem with’ is that it incites a problem that may have never been [...]

2015-04-13 // 1 Comment

It’s neither wrong nor write

Hey freaks, I’m back. I know the site has been up for a while but it hasn’t exactly been running like it used to for oooooh, maybe 3 years? Who’s counting?! Well, apparently quite a few people actually (like 3) but nevertheless, [...]

2015-04-06 // 5 Comments

Read the Signs

I had a real punch in the gut last Friday afternoon. I came out from an appointment and walked towards my car except when I got to where I left her, she was not there. But as I live here in Australia, the punch in the gut was not from the violation [...]

2015-03-15 // 1 Comment

CHICK STUFF – November Favourites

It’s back! A run down of my latest beauty and grooming hauls. #sorrynotsorry for not keeping these coming but I have been busy! Also, I hate doing things for the sake of doing so and I figure it shows when one does so here are some beauty [...]

2014-12-01 // 0 Comments

The Hair Factor

  © Photograph copyright Aladdin Color. No reproduction allowed. http://www.retrostockpix.com. Whenever I find myself in the situation where we are ordering cocktails I usually go for the same thing: an Amaretto Sour. A blend of almond liqueur [...]

2014-11-01 // 0 Comments

Cheer Up, Buttercup – Tips to help you feel better

Life. It’s as much hard work as it is carefree which makes some days better than others. But you know those days where you have that feeling in your waters best described as an ‘impending sense of doom’ and you can’t put your [...]

2014-10-27 // 0 Comments

BAN THE BANNING

It’s always a tricky one talking religion and/or politics because the chances are there will be someone present who is not only ignorant but also a robot. Ignorant robots are the worst of the worst because they just absorb popular opinion and [...]

2014-10-05 // 0 Comments

Let’s Go to the Movies

  Presenting our fave flix where bitches be crazeee. Wayne’s World 1992 The psycho: Stacey  Played by: Lara Flynn Boyle Poor Stacey the “Psycho Hose Beast” just don’t get it. She’s Wayne’s ex-girlfriend, but refuses to admit the [...]

2014-05-22 // 1 Comment

Pop Quiz, Hot Shot

Britney is a true Heroine. A survivor, a trooper. She tried her best to live up to all expectations except that of her own. Her smile seldom meets her eyes and her only flaw is that she cannot see what the world can in HD. We love you Brit. Stay [...]

2014-05-16 // 0 Comments

I don’t think you’re ready for this Jelly

Remember how last summer we were all obsessed with Jelly Shoes? I used to hit the Jellybeans site all the time and refresh to see if they had my size in the colour I wanted. It was hard because they were in a perpetual state of being sold out. Man, [...]

2014-04-10 // 3 Comments

You Aren’t Where You Eat by Hannah Joyner

  This is going to be a tricky thing to critique because I love eating and I love Melbourne. I lived in the cbd for five years from my late teens to my early twenties and right during the revived bar culture. So I remember when the city was [...]

2014-04-03 // 1 Comment

We Are All Carbon

Trying to make a living out of your passion is definitely not the easiest path to take in life. For a start, you actually need to to know in your heart that you are good enough to proceed and once you have gotten over that hurdle, the next hurdle [...]

2014-04-01 // 0 Comments

Ageing Ungracefully by Sarah Scaife

  It is somewhat amusing to consider how dramatically we humans receive the idea of ageing. We could probably even put it under the Top-Five-Things-That-Cause-People-Of-The-Western-World-To-Freak-The-Fuck-Out category, alongside religion, [...]

2014-03-19 // 2 Comments

CLEAN EATING – it doesn’t have to be so hard

    Anyone with an instagram account will know that #cleaneating has taken the world by storm and just like anything that becomes viral, hysteria ensues. Those posts about ‘I made these easy peasy protein balls out of cacao nibs and [...]

2014-03-12 // 1 Comment

oxygen, water, food and a leather jacket

Rei Kawakubo – creator of Comme des Garcons A leather jacket is the ultimate. I sling mine over everything. Once I even went to the shop to get milk for breakfast and threw on my leather over my nightie and strolled down to the deli. Saying [...]

2013-11-24 // 0 Comments

OO’s top 8 fashion flicks of all time

ONE   I’ll start with the mothership, shall I? Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan. This movie was everything to me then, and has consistently remained everything to me now. She wore like three outfits throughout the entire movie. [...]

2013-11-19 // 1 Comment

MONTE MORGAN from Client Liaison

Self Portrait I love interesting people. There is nothing I love more than not feeling bored when someone speaks to me. You’ll be surprised at how likely it is that the lady selling you your coriander at the market could more than likely hold [...]

2013-11-18 // 0 Comments

TRUE BLUE – The right denim for you

Last summer my friend Elesha made us this wagyu steak. She talked it up so much to the point where I was like, ‘Chill, it’s just a steak’ – well, was it fuck. This was the most incredible piece of meat I had ever had in my [...]

2013-07-27 // 9 Comments

CHICKS WHO WERE ONLY EVER GOOD IN LIKE 1 OR 2 MOVIES

ELIZABETH BERKLEY in SHOWGIRLS    When Showgirls first came out in 1995 I was obviously not allowed to watch it but I have never allowed rules to stop me from doing anything, hence all my parking fines, therefore I watched the crap out of this [...]

2013-06-27 // 0 Comments

BEAUTY CUPBOARD Part 12

I have been posting this beauty posts for a few years now and they have taken different shapes over time. While I try to keep Obnoxious Owl about real life issues and personal development (lol) I also like a bit of superficiality from time to time. [...]

2013-06-16 // 2 Comments

LOVE MELBOURNE

Langridge Street, Collingwood I have a bit of a confession to make…I am not in love Melbourne. Alex calls me ungrateful and she is right. I don’t not like it but well, I don;t love it like I am supposed to. Maybe I have travelling [...]

2013-04-11 // 3 Comments

to the beach!

The end of summer has dawned upon us over here in the Southern Hemisphere and whilst the weather Gods reckon it ended on the 28th February, the actual Gods have turned up the volume on the sun and I sit here on March 10th looking out of my window at [...]

2013-03-10 // 2 Comments

The Obnoxious Owl experience: Perth for Christmas

Scarborough Beach I went to Perth for the holidays because my parents, sisters and dogs live there and also, my family from Cape Town came over for an Australian holiday and I haven’t seen them in years. I went from living alone to living with [...]

2013-01-15 // 8 Comments

BEAUTY CUPBOARD – The Summer Edition

Owlies I love the ocean…like love it. Living in the middle of the city has its advantages but living near the sea ain’t it. I also adore summer and all it’s trimmings. The smell of coconut oil on the beach, people are happier than [...]

2013-01-10 // 2 Comments

BEAUTY CUPBOARD Part 11

I love make-up and skincare, I always have.  My last 50 bucks would probably go on a lipstick before a new dress.  I started doing these posts because I feel that there is so much in the media telling us to ‘buy this’ and ‘try [...]

2012-10-13 // 3 Comments

Beyonce’s little sister is cooler

I dunno hey, the sister of Beyonce is somehow a little cooler.  I mean, it helps this video is filmed in Cape Town which is pulling at my heart strings but her steeze in this video is so on point and effortless.  You know like how Prada and Miu [...]

2012-10-07 // 1 Comment

A little light reading for your Sunday night.

Love is a pretty selfish emotion when you think about it.  Romantic love anyway.  We only put it out there in the hope that it will be returned because as much as we all want ‘to love’ we all want to feel that love back.  Man, what an [...]

2012-09-30 // 4 Comments

My Homeland

Within my soul, within my mind, There lies a place I cannot find. Home of my heart. Land of my birth. Smoke-coloured stone and flame-coloured earth. Electric skies. Shivering heat. Blood-red clay beneath my feet. At night when finally alone, I close [...]

2012-09-19 // 1 Comment

Satisfying our appetite.

The weather was so nice this evening that I decided to take a solo stroll around Melbourne City.  I went in and out a few stores and then sat on a bench on Bourke Street and watched the world go by for a bit.  A homeless man asked the person next [...]

2012-09-06 // 6 Comments

BEAUTY CUPBOARD Part 10

I’m back with the goods! First up…       ILLAMASQUE POWDER FOUNDATION.  You have quite frankly never known anything like it.  Photoshop in a compact!  Alex calls it my ‘miracle powder’ but she had to use it [...]

2012-07-25 // 0 Comments

%&***#@$$^))!!!????****&$$#

Do you guys ever feel like you’ve lost your zest for life? No seriously, I’m not going emo on you or anything I just kinda feel a bit ‘blah’ you know?  Not depressed or unmotivated just a little ‘meh’. [...]

2012-05-17 // 5 Comments

My Little Kony

I just watched this video and then I vacuumed the house.  Then I sat down on my bed to write something about it, but instead I spent 15 minuted reblogging things we’ve all already seen on tumblr.  Truth is, I just don’t know what to [...]

2012-03-12 // 6 Comments

Plastic Dolls.

So I’m a bit annoyed.  I know that this is a topic that most people originally from other third world countries would have an opinion on about a different object, but me being from Africa…this is mine. The other day THIS popped up in my [...]

2012-02-27 // 8 Comments

Dear O.W.L

I get loads of emails everyday from people asking me questions and for advice and then going ‘Please don’t post my name!’ well I won’t, but I will summarise your emails and letters and compile it into one big juicy [...]

2011-12-21 // 1 Comment

BEAUTY CUPBOARD Part 7

It’s that time again! The time where I give unprofessional and probably misguided advice on products that I think are the bizz nizz.   Fuck those beauty ads  (Max Factor make lashes 6 times longer?  Max Factor should make condoms) listen to [...]

2011-12-09 // 3 Comments

Take my advice…I don’t use it anyway HOMME Part 33

FOR BOYS ONLY   WEAR SUITS, BUT DON’T BE ALL ‘I WEAR SUITS’ ABOUT IT. I dunno why, but when men enjoy a good suit they like to scream about it. Suit wearing should be effortless…in my opinion, but then, who else’s [...]

2011-11-12 // 0 Comments

WAH WAH WAH WAH

I leave London this Tuesday and I have much to say about it, but that is for a different post. I just wanted to shout out the girls at WAH from the TopShop in Westfield, Stratford because they WELL looked after me on this trip.  I was a bit devo [...]

2011-10-31 // 0 Comments

OBNOXIOUS OWL interviews the GIOGO GIRLS

GIOGO Interview for Obnoxious Owl from GIOGO Girls on Vimeo. The GIOGO girls caught my eye on highsnobette a few months back and I instantly hit them up.  I just find them so engaging and genuine you know?  They make you feel like you want to be [...]

2011-09-16 // 3 Comments

WAX ON. WAX OFF.

I remember the first time I got waxed back in 2003. I went to this woman called Otylia Roberts who has a salon behind Selfridges in London. The reason why I went to this very stern no fucking around European was because they did a documentary on [...]

2011-09-15 // 10 Comments

BEAUTY CUPBOARD – Part 6

      It’s the skin edition! So for a while there I was a bit skint and I was using something I got at Woolies for a fiver to wash my skin.  Eurgh. I don’t even really want to talk about it in front of my pores because [...]

2011-09-07 // 4 Comments

O.W.L’s Armchair Trend Predictions

A NEW POWER ANIMAL IS ON THE HORIZON. I’m not gonna be one of those irritating bitches that say, ‘I liked Owls for aaaages way before anyone else did’ blah blah blah. Truth is I actually don’t even dig Owls that much. Most [...]

2011-07-17 // 4 Comments

The Vagina

Look after your box and she will look after you. CRANBERRY JUICE/CAPSULES/ETC Every single time you get your groove on you need to neck some of this red fruited wonder food in any shape or form.  I know I keep reiterating but I STILL get emails [...]

2011-06-28 // 4 Comments

If you’re feeling shit then this will make it worse

EAT EVERYTHING IN SIGHT! This is a sure fire way in making sure that you hate yourself.  You may even consider sticking your finger down your throat after you have inhaled the family size instant mac and cheese followed by 2 mars bars and [...]

2011-06-12 // 1 Comment

BEAUTY CUPBOARD Part 5

Lemme tell you, I love make-up. It’s soul purpose in it’s little perfectly packaged life is to make you look better!  Unlike fucking garms that make you look fat and get you all depressed when you can’t fit into a size 10 anymore! [...]

2011-06-06 // 1 Comment

Pete from ‘For the Homies’

Pete Le Chic is all in the name. Straight cut and sleek. Clothing with no mess and no fuss. Just like this post. IN MY DREAMS … I am a king. But there are no civilians in my castle just animals and we don’t speak the same language so [...]

2011-05-17 // 4 Comments

The Obnoxious Owl Experience: My first week in Melbourne

Relocation Relocation! I have been here for 7 days now…and I think I love it.  It’s almost as though the ‘everything is going to be OK’ fairy came down and sprinkled her magic dust on my ass. It has been FREEZING  which I [...]

2011-05-15 // 10 Comments

On the road again…

I have seriously been relocating since I was 18. I have packed up everything and crossed international borders four times in my life. Not to mention the amount of apartments I’ve had in the last 4 years alone. I moved to Australia in 2007 and [...]

2011-05-07 // 5 Comments

Ding dong Osama’s dead.

So old mate Osama got shot in the head.  Did it happen?  Sure it did!  Is this good news?  It’s fucking great news! Will it end terrorism? Definitely not. I doubt I will see the end of terrorism in my life time. See the thing about [...]

2011-05-05 // 6 Comments

KARA – Y’OH designer

My home girl from London is probably biting her little fingernails as we speak.  Tonight is the long awaited launch of her label Y’OH along side KIDS OF GRIME.  Kara has one up on most mens street wear designers…as in she [...]

2011-04-28 // 0 Comments

The Queen of Lime Crime

I while back I interviewed Doe Deere from LimeCrime cosmetics for YEN which went to print, and I discovered it on their site as well a couple of days ago. I’m all for double exposure Lime Crime do reeedeeeekulos lipstick colours in blue, [...]

2011-04-05 // 3 Comments

KREAYSHAWN

I always have to write KREAYSHAWN in capitol letters. Peep her website and watch her videos and you will see that there is nothing lower case about this broad from The Bay who has her manicured fingers in so many pies.  These pies include video [...]

2011-04-03 // 5 Comments

BLOOBS for INSA

Some of you may have seen the infamous photo with the paint on my tits, done by one of my favorite Perth artists inspired by one of my favorite London artists INSA…my favourite photographer BMANCE caught the process on her fancy [...]

2011-03-30 // 5 Comments

It’s not you, it’s me

RANT RANT RANT!!!! It’s all that ever happens on the Internet. And why the hell not? You get to say what you want and people can’t talk back, and if they do, you can just delete. Obnoxious much?  Well, do you expect any different? [...]

2011-03-27 // 14 Comments

BEAUTY CUPBOARD PART 4

Gather round ladies, Mama Owl gwaan tell ya what I use on my mug. Fuck, I’m no ‘beauty guru’ (beauty guru’s don’t say fuck for one thing) but I know what I like and I am just a little bottomless pit of opinion, so HEAR [...]

2011-03-22 // 12 Comments

GOLD PANDA

I would just like to start off by saying that I am rubbish at life. I hung out with Panda over 6 weeks ago and I am only posting now. Truth is? I lost my notes. Yes I know…I’m a winner. Anyway, onwards! When asking Derwin aka GOLD PANDA [...]

2011-03-13 // 1 Comment

I often get emails from readers, but this is a winner.

Yo Miss Owl. Ima tell you a little story inspired by your constant reminders of the importance of cranberry absorption post coitus. You like to share, and I need to vent.   I’ve been on the cranberry for, like, ever now. I’m pretty sure [...]

2011-03-13 // 5 Comments

Fashion Flicks I did for YEN magazine

I just found this on the YEN site. I wrote it a couple of issues back and the lovelies have put it on their site as well.  Click the pic to take you to the [...]

2011-03-08 // 0 Comments

The Obnoxious Owl Experience: Its all a blur

I’m fooling myself and leading you astray when I say this is a week in pictures because it’s NOT. It’s just when I’ve kind of stored enough crap on my phone that warrants unleashing. Speaking of my phone…I dropped it in [...]

2011-02-28 // 6 Comments

BREAKING NEWS!!!

Well not really as it was last weekend but did I tell you I finally met M.I.A?  Those who follow this here blog on the reg will know that I have her on a bit of a pedestal. Well, I bumped into her at a party last Sunday night and I said hi. Nothing [...]

2011-02-14 // 1 Comment

Owls SEX alphabet: G – L

G – is for GAGGING. Men are sadistic bastards. They get aroused at the sound of you gagging. But then again, I suppose it does give them the feeling that their member is just so large that you can’t fit your itty bitty mouth around it [...]

2011-02-09 // 6 Comments

HEALTH

Yes everyone I had a bit of a blip there for a second, well…more for a fucking week!  SPAM was a bastard and got into the crevices of the OWL and NOT in a good way!  But hey, I’m back now and it’s like it never happened.  Just [...]

2011-01-31 // 0 Comments

I started my 2011 in spandex

Recognize this little number from my banner? Yup, the butter pecan fudge nut sundae of girl Tiffany from BUTCHDIVA over in Brooklyn New York made this for me and new years eve was the perfect opportunity for it’s first outing. My earrings are [...]

2011-01-02 // 1 Comment

All I want for Christmas is Diplo wearing my knickers

  Don’t you kinda feel like Christmas is happening all around you but not TO you this year?  I sort of feel like there is this festive pandemonium of ‘Secret Santa’s’, embarrassing work function ‘hook [...]

2010-12-18 // 9 Comments

The Obnoxious Owl Experience: Weekilinks

So we’re knee deep in December…there are more fake Santa’s than you could shake a stick at, Oprah is in town and Facebook had a face lift…can’t decide if I’m feeling it yet, however the old one used to be the new [...]

2010-12-08 // 6 Comments

The Obnoxious Owl Experience: Another week, Another Dollar

Without any further ado I bring you THESE puppies… Firstly, I wanna congratulate Cadburys for thinking of a way in making the Creme Egg a staple on our confectionery shelves, and not just for when the bunny drops them off in April.  Well done [...]

2010-11-25 // 4 Comments

The Obnoxious Owl Experience: 8 days a week

Last week was shit. The end. Null and void.  Nah ah.  There were a few highlights though…not many but hey, not every day can be wonderful now can it? Imma start with my nails, because they really are a little ray of sunshine in the life of [...]

2010-11-01 // 5 Comments

NO LIMITS

Ehrm, yeah so when I was 13 back in 1992, me and my girlfriends (non lezza) formed a group called ‘New Babes on the Block’ (original) and we used to mime to this song by 2 Unlimited. Oh God. We had it on a cassette tape on a little boom [...]

2010-11-01 // 6 Comments

BEAUTY CUPBOARD Part 3

Hands up who actually buys the same product over and over?  Yeah me neither.  No matter how happy I am with what I currently use, I get secretly excited when it runs out ’cause I get to try something new.  I mean geez, the packaging is just [...]

2010-10-29 // 5 Comments

The Obnoxious Owl Experience: Where do the weeks go?

Last week my good friend and uber snapper Luke Thompson took some photographs of me and Lady SJ.  It was a pretty fun day and it’s always nice to have your hair and make up done.  This is just one of the photos, I’m just being [...]

2010-10-15 // 5 Comments

Happy 1st Birthday to the Owl!!

Yup, it’s a new dope banner you are eye balling my friends. My girl Motel 7 did a grand job here…it’s not that we didn’t like the old one, we just thought that seeing as it’s Owl’s first birthday we would treat [...]

2010-09-21 // 7 Comments

Grab the Wheel and say NO baby

OK…I’m probably about to lose alot of readers after this post, but I have had it up to *here* with this label, and I’ll tell you why.  Firstly, I am not a fashion blog and I have never claimed to be…mainly because I am not a [...]

2010-09-15 // 9 Comments

The Obnoxious Owl Experience: Why? Because I can.

It’s so weird how voyeuristic we’ve become.  Well, I dunno actually, is it weird?  I think we have always been nosey parkers, but now we have the means to do it properly is all.  So let me help your inquisitive mind and give you a [...]

2010-09-07 // 5 Comments

Anyone for a cider?

  Do you all remember the incident last year when I went to smack a fly away (damn you Australia and your fly epidemic, you lot are cursed!) thus knocking a fresh glass of Shiraz all over my very beautiful and very SWITCHED ON laptop. It [...]

2010-09-02 // 7 Comments

Beauty Cupboard Part 2 – For the thrifty

So the last beauty post I did actually ended up becoming some kind of Bible to some of you guys.  I had soooo much feedback which is great because now I know you all actually take heed of the shit I say but at the same time kinda freaks me out [...]

2010-08-21 // 4 Comments

The Obnoxious Owl Experience – A Blur of Weeks

I say it’s a blur because there are a combo of London and recent pics here from my dog and bone. I KNOW I’m still banging on about my trip…this will be the last I speak of it. I will keep the memories for myself whilst I cry myself [...]

2010-08-18 // 2 Comments

The gutter is where I keep my mind…it likes it there

It always amuses me that at no matter what age you are…swear words and using different words for private parts and sex is funny, hell I’ve based a blog on it! So one morning after a party in East London, I was stood in the kitchen [...]

2010-08-12 // 1 Comment

WAH WAH WAH WAH!!!!

So I went back to London recently for a little catch up and for Glastonbury (stay tuned for that post) and whilst staying in the whimsically ghetto suburb that is Dalston, I stumbled across WAH Nails. Oh dear God. Now kids, ya’ll know how I [...]

2010-08-01 // 1 Comment

Steeze Inspo for Summer 2011

Someone mentioned Ja Rule last night for some God damn reason, not sure why … but it reminded me of those mad collabs Jennifer Lopez used to do with him in 2001..or was it 2002? Oh bite me you fact Nazi’s. Anyway, I used to fucking love [...]

2010-07-31 // 0 Comments

Our Lil’

Other than Maya, I’d say Lily Allen is another flavour fave for moi. I don’t know what it is, I guess I enjoy the ‘don’t give a fuck’ attitudes of young girls going against social conformity, I dunno…mabes that my [...]

2010-07-09 // 5 Comments

Rockin and Rollin and What Not

Sozz sauce, but I’m going to be a bit shit with regards to posts this week. I have just arrived back ‘home’ in London Town and the amount of old faces I am metaphorically dry humping is astounding. But ze blog is not forgotten, [...]

2010-06-16 // 2 Comments

Booked it, Packed it, Fucked off

So I am about to embark on a trip to the UK. I haven’t been back since I lived there 3 years ago so there are plenty of people to catch up with, lots of trinkets to peruse, and new adventures to be had. I am leaving fairly soon, and I have [...]

2010-06-14 // 5 Comments

2 Birds … 1 Stone …

  I wish I could take the credit for coming up with the name, but alas, young Peche (who doodled the ghetto owl) was the wordsworth. Who knew! If you are in Perth on the 30th July, or if you want to fly in, you should totes hit this up. [...]

2010-06-11 // 4 Comments

Deposit for the Wank Bank: Anthony Kiedis

I know this is like circa 2000 but I pretty much fell in love with him then. There was just something about that white blonde hair and tanned Cali skin. I actually have no idea what he looks like now…and quite frankly, don’t want to know [...]

2010-06-08 // 2 Comments

INVADER

I love this French artist that throws up these little mosaic wonders. He even makes little maps so that you can find each ‘invasion’. In Montpellier (about as ghetto as France can get, even the homeboys look chic) he chose the location [...]

2010-06-05 // 8 Comments

Mama Africa

  Isaiah 51:1 Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn; The world cup is about to kick off in a week. How could I forget with the 400 out of my 900 facebook friends being in South Africa and reminding [...]

2010-06-04 // 3 Comments

Wear Sunscreen by Baz Luhrmann

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense [...]

2010-05-21 // 4 Comments

Imma take you back to the nineties

… to the ma’ fuckin 90’s yo! It seems as though the nineteen nineties have taken over the 80’s as the coolest decade. I think because it was now over a 10 years ago, and therefore can be classed as ‘retro’. I was [...]

2010-05-16 // 7 Comments

DON’T YOU JUST HATE IT WHEN … (7)

… the dude you’ve been talking to starts talking to the girl you utterly can’t stand? Doesn’t he KNOW she is a mole? … people who do nothing but watch Masterchef and stay at home criticize your efforts or hobbies? Yeah, [...]

2010-05-14 // 4 Comments

Time Out

So. I feel it necessary every so often to take a breather and reflect on this absurd blog. I like to call it a ‘time out’. Sometimes I bet alot of you think (’cause I know I do) , ‘Who does this Owl bird think she is?’ [...]

2010-05-10 // 10 Comments

In case you forgot…

I was featured in the contributor section of the last YEN mag. haha! Who says self praise is no [...]

2010-05-09 // 2 Comments

The Obnoxious Owl Experience – Week 3

FYI – The whole ‘Obnoxious Owl Experience’ week thing is not sequential (in case you were wondering). My Nokia 6700 captured a few rad things this week. Mainly me, but then, I’m pretty rad innit? But not as radical as [...]

2010-05-05 // 4 Comments

A DIVA IS A FEMALE VERSION OF A HUSTLER

Oh God. I know Imma bit slow on the uptake here but I first clapped eyes on this vid yesterday. How good is B’s ass in those jeans!? I was crumpin in my car today to this [...]

2010-05-04 // 2 Comments

Beauty Cupboard Part 1

Yup, I’m about to share with you my most fave products that ever lived – and trust me, I’ve done the legwork. I have such an obsession with make-up, skincare and fragrance because it is THE best treat you could possibly buy [...]

2010-04-18 // 8 Comments

‘Oh hey baby, wanna play?’

I was cruising round David Jones Department Store today and would like to know WHY Barbie is now dressing like a high class hooker? Who the fuck is in charge of styling over at Mattel? Paris Hilton?And furthermore…why is it that black Barbie [...]

2010-04-14 // 3 Comments

The Beige List

See I think people don’t really get what I mean when I say something is ‘beige’. I keep seeing readers of this blog using it completely outta context! You can’t call someone or something ‘beige’ just because you [...]

2010-04-13 // 8 Comments

If I ain’t obnoxious then I’m rude…

It’s no secret that I have a passion for garish prints and bright colours. And obviously being from South Africa I kinda get nostalgic around anything ethnic inspired. So Rihanna’s new video for Rude Boy nearly sent me into convulsions. [...]

2010-04-09 // 4 Comments

Owl goes Gaga

Oh get off your ‘I’m-too-cool-to like-Gaga’ high horse and open your mind. In a sea of black skinny jeaned front men and laid back attitudes towards stage costume, Lady Gaga is just what we need. Her music is OK, (although I now [...]

2010-04-02 // 6 Comments

The Obnoxious Owl Experience

I have a ridiculous relationship with my camera phone. It’s not even a particularly good device but I just love the little sucker. I am a Nokia devotee because nothing pisses me off quite as much as when I a) can’t work out technology or [...]

2010-03-29 // 3 Comments

GIGANTIC

I went to see The Pixies last night. If anyone asks me what my favourite band is, The Pixies is always my answer. Sure I don’t listen to them all the time, and I’m really a bit of a hip hop and fresh new music kinda gal – but these [...]

2010-03-28 // 1 Comment

DON’T YOU JUST HATE IT WHEN…(6)

…you take your car through the car wash and you forget to close the back window? …the guy you’ve just had rumpy with, leaves his used condom on the floor? Manners costs nothing people. …all you want to do is sit down at the [...]

2010-02-24 // 5 Comments

Shelley Pratt – ‘TOTALLY BAKED’

If you are a reader of this blog (of course you are) then you will know I love cupcakes. I know it’s current pop culture fashion for everyone to love them right now, but I really do love the suckers. If you know this, then you will also know [...]

2010-02-19 // 5 Comments

KAZZ – Owner of Caribbean Kitchen

It is no secret that I have a passion for all things dance hall and dub step (those fly girls I used to work with in London will vouch for me) this being said, when I decided to throw this soiree I wanted it to be lively, I wanted colour, I wanted [...]

2010-02-17 // 1 Comment

THINGS THAT ARE ENJOYABLE…3

NEW KICKS – They are so shiny, and clean and you have a million outfit possibilities going on in your head and your day is instantly brighter. THEMED CUPCAKES – I HATE themed parties but I LOVE themed cupcakes. It’s just genius, [...]

2010-02-16 // 1 Comment

Chris Hemingway – Event Organising Machine

OK, so it’s no secret I’m planning an epic party on Feb 27th to raise funds for Haiti and to get a bunch of amazoid peeps together. There are many fingers in this feathery pie so in the run up to the event I will be introducing you to [...]

2010-02-13 // 0 Comments

OBNOXIOUS OWL PARTY

Yeah so what was supposed to be a small get together for all my rad Perth readers has turned into quite the extravaganza! Not that I’m complaining. During the planning process the horrible earthquake hit HAITI and I decided, along with my good [...]

2010-02-05 // 4 Comments

IT’S A CRIME NOT TO GO LIME

Soz for the lame play on words but I’m feeling a lil girly today. And I have to stress how much I friggin love LIME CRIME cosmetics. Seriously. Like Doe Deere (the creator) says, this is the usual lipstick colour palette… I mean, it [...]

2010-02-04 // 6 Comments

Check out my ride …

So at 28 years of age I finally acquired my driving license. Don’t snigger… I spent the better half of my twenties in London…and driving over there was just a decadence that I could not afford. So anyway, with a license comes some [...]

2010-01-28 // 4 Comments

OH no she didn’t…

Oh yes I did! After an unsuccessful hunt for blue lipstick a dear friend put me onto this fresh website called Lime Crime and I found the perfect shade of smurf! Don’t be too much in awe with my out-of-the box thinking … I was actually [...]

2010-01-17 // 4 Comments

DON’T YOU JUST HATE IT WHEN… (5)

… peeps don’t take that layer of plastic off the display screens on dvd and music players? Or worse, when they start to take it off then decide not to and put it back, so it has a bunch of air bubbles underneath it? Like FUCK, what are [...]

2010-01-16 // 6 Comments

MOTEL7 SOLO SHOW IN AMSTERDAM

Well you all know that my most favourite contemporary artist ever is my girl Motel 7. She is also the wonder behind my banner for this ‘ere blog. She has a solo show coming up in Amsterdam as well as Oslo where she currently resides. So if you [...]

2010-01-15 // 6 Comments

Let’s take a breath…

Today I’ve been working on an interview on a much respected artist from my own country South Africa. I enjoy interviewing and I enjoy art. If I’m being honest, I just love to look at it. I love bright colours and anything that makes [...]

2009-11-22 // 1 Comment

ALL HAIL THE BUSH

FOR BOYS ONLY So here we go then. A guide for you fellas in the art of cunnilingus. (‘Going down on us’ for the slow one’s). Believe it or not, there are a few woman who do not enjoy having their bit’s licked – they are [...]

2009-11-11 // 10 Comments

REASONS WHY LONDON IS FUCKING RAD

OK, So a little about my background. I was born in Cape Town to an English mother and a Portuguese father. I lived there until I was 18 before fleeing to England like everyone did in 1999. Many said I would be home by Christmas…I was gone for [...]

2009-11-02 // 7 Comments

Spike Savage – Writer

Being a woman of no nonsense and a general ‘dark’ sense of humour, I tend to find that most of my friends are male. This is not a conscious decision but more of a natural development. One of my dearest and dare I say it, oldest friends, [...]

2009-10-31 // 0 Comments

THE LADY BEHIND OBNOXIOUS OWL’S NEW BANNER DESIGN – MOTEL7

Motel7 better known to me as Toyah is talent incarnate. We met 3 years ago in Cape Town, subsequently because she read one of my blogs where I was ignorantly bitching and whining about the lack of fashion sense in the Mother City and she jokingly [...]

2009-10-19 // 1 Comment

Honey, they don’t call it a job for nothing.

OK, so I’m just gonna say it from the start. This is a blog about blow jobs. Now I have to be careful here because my dear mother reads my blog entries. But I did dish out some advice in an earlier entry advising that you should learn to give [...]

2009-10-17 // 2 Comments

GREAT SONGS FOR A DANCE OFF

So I have this great friend named Asha Davies. We mainly bonded over a love for Indian culture, hairy boys and red wine but the thing we both loved to do is dance like no one is watching. Actually, we’re both exhibitionists so we are probably [...]

2009-10-04 // 2 Comments

14 reasons why it sucked

OK so here’s the deal. Me + men are a pathetic match. Yet again I have been part of a failed relationship, this time it only last 4 months and we only had sex once (it was long distance). If I’m being honest, I kinda knew it was doomed [...]

2009-09-03 // 4 Comments