Hello Coloured Life

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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!


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. 


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.


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.