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Friday, August 24, 2012

Special Post-Launch: The Little Hattery and TRUTH team up for a Steampunk party & moonlight bike ride


It has taken over two years of taxing work but finally The Little Hattery, Cape Town’s go-to bespoke styling company, is ready for their spectacular Steampunk launch party on Friday the 31st August at the new TRUTH headquarters.

Specialising in handcrafted event wear, the Little Hattery recently worked with John Cleese during the movie, Spud, and have enjoyed other commissions from celebrities, high society and top establishments, with the task of bringing their ensemble desires to life.  Their latest work can be seen in the unique Steampunk look that will be sported by the lucky TRUTH coffee staff at the new headquarter store in 36 Buitenkant Street.

Close up on one of the creations from The Little Hattery

“To really get a Steampunk look going, it's got to be Sepia tones and monochrome as your colour palette,” comments Little Hattery’s head designer, Kerry Hillier. “Rebel shots of colour are allowed, but in a highly restricted "exception proves the rule" situation. Yes to metal, leather, high detail, parts of mechanisms, anything that references to the big tech advances of the industrial age: wings for flying, guns for the onset of the semi-automatic, etc... Yes to extravagant, no to flounce. It's about attention to detail while maintaining a respect for function.”

Company Director, Dominik Marszalek adds, “Anyone who likes The Little Hattery on Facebook is automatically on the guest list for the launch party, and will be entered into the draw to win their own signature steampunk top hat worth R1800. Keeping with the theme, it will be free drinks for those dressed in full Steampunk gear. Let’s hope they will make the moonlight mass bicycle ride through town – if not, there is always TRUTH Coffee to give the riders extra pep.”

Situated in Cape Town’s gritty design fringe, TRUTH coffee’s striking venue provides a perfect location for David Donde’s artisanal approach to the coffee bean. The renovated industrial space is a visual feast and home to a monster, Steampunk-esque Probat bag roaster with polished copper piping, steel drums, gauges, dials and every bell and whistle needed for the perfect cuppa.


“The Little Hattery have blown us away with the Steampunk outfits and this party will be the inaugural event in our new headquarters, while the official TRUTH store launch is planned for mid-September,” remarks David.

David Donde of TRUTH Coffee in full Steampunk Gear

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