Sunday, October 24, 2010

We have moved...

I realise that I should have done this a while ago. Here is the new blog: Invincible Porcelain

Come on over and play :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

I must be a masochist...

I figure I really must be a masochist...

I seem to really like inflicting pain on myself. No its not the way you are thinking. I love fashion and not street fashion but high fashion., Which is why you will see Vogue Mags in my house. I have not always been into fashion but I find as I get older I really appreciate amazing clothes.

I seem to love fashion that I can not afford right now maybe one day when I grow up hee hee hee. You could never go wrong with a little bit of Marc Jacobs,Vivienne Westwood, a little bit of Vera Wang, Gucci, Giles Deacon... I could carry on forever but I have to say that out of all "living" the designers I really really really LOVE one Donna Karan. Her clothes speak to me, I figure if i was all grown up and could afford them, my wardrobe would be full of Donna Karan clothes.

This is her spring 2010 collection please tell me if you don't think these are just amazing clothes. I love clothes that celebrate a woman's body and I think Donna Karan clothes would make any woman look fabulous!!!

Check this:

Black Porcelain often says that if I don't watch it I am going to end up in the poor house because of my taste but I say I just need to win the LOTTO and I will be set for life. You will probably see me sitting front row at the fashion shows - JUST YOU WATCH!

Peace and love my peeps.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Way-back-when-Wednesday (Brenda Fassie)

Don't ask me what made me think of this gem by Brenda Fassie, because I don't know. All I know is that she fascinated me as a kid and I used to love watching these kids at their 'wedding'.

I truly believe that she served a very important purpose and none of her struggles were in vain. Her smile was so REAL.

PS- those crying kids are killing me lol
PSS - I haven't been to a wedding ko kasi in a while. Someone needs to get married real quick. And please don't have your wedding at a fancy place. I want a tent in the hood lmbao

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Money, money,money ooh aaahh

I have never been wealthy, but I have always been able to afford my rent, car payments etc. I even had a savings account many ages ago. I have never been poor either: never had to go without a meal, always had a roof over my head etc. So money was not a factor in my 'comfortable' life until....

This journey has made things less than comfortable for me (financially). I never thought I had to decide whether I should buy new pants, because I look like a hobo, or have 2 more studio sessions. I never thought I would be looking at (body) lotions prices and seeing which one is cheaper lol.

I have had some people ask me why I don't approach a label or a sponsour or find a rich sugar daddy... Okay, maybe the not the sugar daddy, but you get what I'm saying.The reason I used up all my savings, gotten a loan etc is because this is my journey. I have a very specific vision for how I want things to be and I don't want any interference so early in the process.

A few years ago when I was just starting out. I met a guy who wanted to help me out. Lets call him D. Bagerry. So D. Bagerry had all the right connections and was musically inclined and he had a business on the side and he was a from a wealthy family AND he was a know-it-all. I was so glad that someone was offering help, because I really didn't know where to start. Alarm bells started going off when he suggested I change my name. He said all the worlds biggest stars had names that were easy to say and something about the number of syllables or some crack pot B.S.

I said no to the name change and we moved on. Before I knew it he had written songs for me that were not really what I had in mind for myself. I couldn't write songs, so I thought I'd give it a try. When I failed to be who he wanted me to be he accused me of being a crappy singer and demanded everything back. I was so hurt because all I was looking for was a little bit of help and validation... Which was the problem.

I wanted someone to hold my hand and show me how things worked. Instead I got D.Bagerry and egg on my face. So on we moved and eventually learned how to write songs etc. The moral of the story is: no matter how great the intention is. As soon as somebody has put money into something, they want to give their opinion and input. And in most cases they will expect you to make those changes.

I reserve the right to tell people to EFF off if they try to tell me how to realise my vision. I am the one wearing old jeans, putting on cheap lotion and buying my greens at fruit and veg city... Therefore I am the one who has the last say. On the surface it may seem like 'money' stuff, but its really me taking ownership of my destiny. For now I will be juggling finances, putting a hold on Veuve and sushi days and be checking prices of lotion.

I sleep better knowing that whether my album makes it or bombs, it was my OWN.

Friday, July 23, 2010


"When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears."
-Anthony Robbins

Today was amazing. There are really no words that can express how fuflfilling it is to spend more than 12 hours of the day doing what you love. After spending many hours at the Red Bull Studios, I went to do the radio show. Tomorrow is my last day in the studio and we are shooting an EPK of sorts.

There are so many reasons why I shouldn't be happy, but there are just as many reason why I should be happy.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Way-back-When-Wednesday (Montell Jordan)

I was singing this song a couple of days ago and I just HAD to post it here.

OMW! I love the plastic on the couches, the dance moves... I love it all. I still love this song lmbao. I NEED that gigantic gold chain that the woman, at the dinner table, is wearing. For real!!

So many surprises

I dont know whether I mentioned this, but this week I'm recording a few songs at the Red Bull Studios. And the whole set up is so cool. I'm collaborating with Oltak (an amazing music maker!!) and one of the nicest DJ/producers Audiophile021 (pictured below)

Anyway, yesterday I was on my way out of the studio when I see these CD's by the door. Being the cat who never gets tired of being chased by that sadistic hit-man a.ka. curiosity, I picked one up. It turns out its a compilation of songs made in the Red Bull studios. So Steve (Audiophile021) says 'Ja just take it. You're featured as well'.

Last year I attended the Red Bull Music Academy Taster and put vocals on a DJ MX track called 'Like I see you'. That is the track featured on there. I was so pleasantly surprised. Here I was, feeling so sorry for myself just a few weeks ago. Not knowing that my voice was being heard. Check out my name below (hee he he he he)

Then a few days ago, DJ MX sends me an email. He released the song as part of an EP (Like I see you) and the EP has already made its way up to 21 on the Afrodesia charts. Its only been on there for a week. I'm so happy for MX, because he is also just one of the nicest, most hard working and sincere guys I know. Check out his EP here.

Love to you Beautiful Ones :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Never ending story

I am back AGAIN and this time I have a good reason for having gone away.

It seems that making this album is going to take longer. I mean... I knew it was going to take a while, but I was not prepared for HOW LONG it would actually take. I think I stopped blogging because I didn't know what to say. I would imagine a bunch of posts saying "still recording... Still anxious... Not sure how I'm affording this..." don't make for a very interesting blog.

I think I also went through a little bit of a depression. All this money was being poured into a-never-ending-project and I was in a constant state of creating. The manager (Ms Marcee) suggested I take a break... Which I could, because the money well was drying up fast anyway.

This is in no way meant to be a depressing post. I am no longer depressed and I have decided to celebrate all my mini victories. So here goes:

  • We have 3 COMPLETE songs (mixed, mastered & ready for consumption)

  • The first single (Are you listening) was described as 'ground breaking' by a reviewer

  • I recorded 5 more songs, with producer 1, that are soon to be mixed etc.

  • I performed at a friends company launch 2 months ago and the audience was pleasantly surprised and so lovely to perform to (see pics below)

    • I am in the Red Bull studios this week, working on some out-of-my-comfort-zone tracks

    • We are shooting a video next month (for 'Aching Head') and the if the treatment is anything to go by... *blowing my own horn*

    • The shoot for the sleeve is happening next week and I'm really excited about it. It makes me feel that we are getting closer to completion.

    I am nervous and excited about the road ahead. I will definitely keep you posted *wink*

    Monday, April 12, 2010

    Im in love with a dead man

    I'm in love with a dead man and the sad thing is I didn't even know him...

    When Alexander McQueen was announced dead I was surprised as to how much people were going on about him. I didn't know who this man was so I decided to investigate. After I saw these two pics, I knew I was onto a good thing. Once I got into my investigation I really wished I was filthy rich. Dp you see why?

    I have recently accepted that I love high fashion and the art of making clothes so I hope you understand that when I say I am in love with Alexander McQueen, he had an amazing mind. He really was a fashion genius. He used wonderful colours and textures, he wasn't afraid to explore and delve deep into his mind. I swear if I was rich I would buy as many items of clothing and shoes I can.

    I really am in love with a dead gay man, I think Marc Jacobs Will have to wait till I get over my crush.

    He was born 17 March 1969 and died 11 February 2010. He worked as the head designer of Givenchy before founding Alexander McQueen label. I'm heart broken that I never got to meet him... Do you see why I am so in love???

    Sunday, April 11, 2010

    Iron Man tooo?

    Its no secret that this year has been amazing so far. I have so much to be grateful for, but not everyone wants to hear it. In the past 2 months I've been listening to friends lament about boring jobs, cheating men, lack of men, too much debt and even the fact that Usher calls himself 'Daddy' (true story).

    So I figured maybe 2010 is not a great year for a lot of people. Well... This is not true for Robert Downey Jnr a.k.a my inner-little-boys-favourite-marvel-character-come-to-life: IRON MAN! Yes. Iron Man 2 is just a month away from release. When I went to go see the first one, I wasn't really expecting anything marvelous. But I was pleasantly surprised.

    Seeing the trailer made me believe that Iron Man will have some hard times, I wouldn't want Mickey Rourke as my nemesis, but he will triumph. Yep. 2010 is a good year for both Iron Man and myself. Watch the trailer it will definitely excite your inner-little-boy. Mine is running around the room screaming 'when can we go see it? Is it on tomorrow mom?'

    Saturday, April 10, 2010

    Cape Town Gals

    I am originally from Jozi and I will always be a Jozi girl. But I live in Cape Town and recently I was interviewed by one very smart and ridiculously sexy woman: Cape Town Girl.
    I recently did an interview with her (pic above) and it was fantastic. Check it out HERE.

    I have just recently started getting into all things girly: lip gloss, mascara, sexy high heels and ROUGE (aka red lipstick). So it was absolutely amazing to be interviewed by a lover of day spa's, designer sunglasses and lounges around in lingerie.

    I am really loving this journey. It keeps getting better ;)

    Thursday, April 8, 2010


    A while ago I worked with a very talented musician friend of mine (Richard tha 3rd) and he played a beat for me that I couldn't resist. A line appeared from the darkness of my mind and wouldn't leave me alone.

    I asked him to put the beat on a memory stick for me and took it home. At home the magic happened. 2 weeks later we finally made it into studio and SLIP was born. My manager is crazy about this track. Absolutely CRAZZEEEEE about it.

    Check it out here and let me know what you think.

    I love the artwork that is displayed on the site for the track. So absolutely 'Porcelain'... Yeah, I said it.

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    Way-back-when-Wednesday (Keith Murray)

    I did say that I was some-what of a Def Squad fan. Nothing makes me smile like this song. Makes me feel like a sexy little Nosh... Why does that sound dirty?! LMBAO

    New Year?

    Yes it is a brand new year and I'm about 4 months late with this post. I have to be the worst blogger in the history of bloggery (hee hee). It is has been a happy new year indeed. Lots of changes, but good ones.

    After last years fuckery: unemployment, depression and trying to complete an album, I feel amazing and shiny and new. Although I must admit there was some amazing things that happened last year as well. Like the Beyonce-Black Porcelain-Katy Perry gwan and doing amazing performances as well.

    I have left my toxic job and looking forward to launching the album. Honestly so much stuff has happened that I cannot write it all in one post. Otherwise it would be a novel. so I will start with the 'dreaded' promo pics.

    When we first started out, we released the EP as a trial and it rushed through the sleeve photoshoot. This time around, my manager and I decided to really take our time with the look, make up etc. So here is the Before and After. Its not quite Extreme Make-over but hey...