Miss Molly

We’re a pretty fashionable bunch at DIY, we even know what colour blocking is, but when it comes to fashion in Durban, one blogger is ahead of the curve. We chatted to Melissa Kieser about the dos and don’ts of blogging and staying fashionable in Durban.   DIY: First off, can we get a little background info on who are you and what you do? Melissa: My name is Melissa Kieser, recently married, happy girl living in Durban. I spend... Read More

Top 10 of 2012: DJ Fuego Heat

This year DJ Fuego Heat went form obscurity to relatively well known by a handful of people. He’s played weddings and become an agony aunt, there’s no stopping him in 2013. Check out his Worst 10 of 2012.     After last year’s top 10 I decided that I would keep a record of all notable events of 2012. As December drew nearer and my list consisted of blank lined paper I started to freak out. In the end it turned out pretty easy... Read More

Gerard Smith

Being a twin is a hard life, especially when Russel Smith is your brother but Gerard Smith has managed to make a name for himself despite the handicap. We chat to the ‘cleaner looking’ twin about life in apparel design and the pros and cons of being a Jack-of-all-trades. DIY: Who is Gerard Smith, what do you do and where can we find you between 8 and 5 on weekdays? Gerard: Gerard is Russel’s ‘cleaner looking’ twin brother, whom... Read More

Humans of Durban

It’s the third installment of the increasingly popular Humans Of Durban and this time the shutterbug takes an afternoon walk around town. Meet some matric pupils, a Tanzanian with awesome fashion sense, a witness for Jehovah and more interesting Durban humans below. I am a witness for Jehovah I am from Tanzania, when you there – people will be fishing, be swimming, you will see that big mountain – Kilimanjaro So far, exams are... Read More

Ask DJ Fuego Heat

It’s our second installment of Ask DJ Fuego Heat and this month Senor Heat tackles some of life’s toughest questions like “Do you need to take drugs to make friends in Durban?” “How do I stop my shitty friends from posting shitty memes on Facebook?” and there’s a bit about underage girls that we hope he’s joking about. The steam cat that is DJ Fuego Heat breaks it down below.     Gavin Radebe... Read More

Sanele Cele

Sanele Cele is a charismatic and determined fashion designer straight out of Umlazi making some national waves at the moment. Russell Grant did a fashion shoot with his label, Tempracha, because we wanted to share his steez and Bob Perfect had a chat with Sanele about being burned, what’s killing design and how he’s fighting to change that.   DIY: We’ll start this off with the a simple, who are you, where are you from and what... Read More

Pastel Heart

You may have seen Pastel Heart’s trippy large scale murals around the streets of Durban or seen his flashy fashion pieces on one of your friends. Nonetheless, this man believes in creating beauty, passion and art from his soul.   DIY: Who is Pastel Heart? Is it just a play on your surname? How do you identify with the words and their respective connotations? Pastel: Pastel heart is a visual South African Artist, exploring working in the mediums... Read More