Hello Coloured Life

Welcome to the store of Deidre Mackenna. I am a designer, creative and caffeine addict…more importantly I am a curvy woman, trying to love my body, my life and be the best version of self. I am also a coloured woman, hailing from the beautiful Cape Flats, Cape Town, South Africa. For a long time I have struggled with my identity as a coloured South African  woman. As a race often forgotten and lost in the supremacy of other cultures; one tends to want to be something other than coloured. The word ‘coloured’ derives from a term known as ‘kleurling’ given to the many mixed race children in the Cape. A term that arches a confused understand of who and what we truly are. ‘Kleurling’ meaning ‘colourful’ was a name given to my people, who had ‘no defined heritage’…this leading to a long history of shame and confusion.

I have gone through life, wanting to be more white, more black, just not this ‘gebaste’ version of me.


This brought birth to my black ancd white brand. I am both black and white. I wanted to celebrate this diverse culture by drawing on things we say and how we speak. This store commeorates all things "Coloured" because this is my life!

Shipping:

Ready to ship in 3-4 days, depending on size, quantity.

Please be sure to give a physical address, where you will be available to receive a package between 5pm and 8pm. Free delivery in Cape Town area applies between 5pm - 8pm or over weekends. 


Collection:

Free collection from central Cape Town, ZA is available. Between 9am - 5pm

Alternatively pieces can be couriered at an additional cost depending on size, quantity, weight and distance.  Contact us for an estimate before purchase.


Refunds:

No refunds unless the piece(s) have been damaged during shipping.

If damaged, please contact us within 7 days of receiving your order.

You can return it and we will offer a refund on your payment excluding the shipping costs. Customers are responsible for return shipping fees. If you are not 100% satisfied with your order please contact me so that we can sort something out.  Designs are for personal use only and may not be reproduce for selling purposes.