A fast fact about our country that almost all South Africans are familiar with is that there are 11 official languages – a mirror of the variety of cultures that our people represent. Amongst the lesser known cultures, for me at least, is that of Tsonga. I don’t think I’ve met a Tsonga person as yet, except for recently and in a virtual setting – … Continue reading Did you know: Tsonga rap, Sho Madjozi or Huku?
“She is the leader of the past which is now the future” – Hugh Masekela on Thandiswa Mazwai My very first article posted on offthetar.com was titled “What defines a trendsetter?” and Thandiswa Mazwai was someone I referred to as an example of one. This view remains unchanged and especially more so since I attended her birthday concert – King Tha Day. This event was … Continue reading Style Report: KingThaDay with Thandiswa Mazwai
Here are my thoughts on outfits worn to the Grammy’s 2017… There’s something ‘bajan’ about this look – could be the bright orange crop top with halter neckline or perhaps its pairing with the elaborate ruffled skirt with all it’s glorious pleats in black? The perfect mix of glam and fun, much like the singer herself. The only comment I have for this dress is “But … Continue reading A few of my favourite OOTD from Grammy’s 2017
Beyonce’s latest album, Lemonade, is a manifestation of the saying “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”. The song “Freedom” ends off with a video clip of B’s grandma concluding her speech at her 90th birthday celebration with the words “…I’ve had my ups and downs, but I always found the inner strength to pull myself up…I was served lemons, but I made lemonade”. … Continue reading Fashion Review:The Lemonade Visual Album
This year’s Superbowl Halftime concert headlined the band Coldplay along with features from Beyonce and Bruno Mars… Coldplay performed three of their famous songs, one being the groovy hit “Adventure of a Lifetime” from their latest album that dropped early December called “A Head full of Dreams”. The dress code of the band was relaxed, with a touch of colour, to simulate the sound of hits … Continue reading Style Report: SB50 Half-time Concert with Beyonce
Aiming to personify ‘gangsta’? Headscarf – Check; Dark lips – Check; High-Waisted, wide-legged denim pants – Check; Attitude – Check; Rihanna performing “BBHMM” live on the SNL stage – Check. Mission Accomplished! http://www.rihannanow.com/news/saturday-night-live-performance/ The baggy denim suit actually makes it seem like Riri ran out of clothes due to being owed that money…hehe…but still pulling it off though. It is Rihanna after all, a true … Continue reading Style Report: Rihanna SNL Performance of “BBHMM”
It’s been a little over a month since the SNL performance of D’Angelo and the Vangaurd but I cannot get it out of my head – it was simply off the chain!! Music is a form of art and so is fashion, combine the two and you cannot go wrong… I’m in really love with the outfits worn by D’angelo and The Vanguard in their … Continue reading Style Report: D’Angelo and The Vanguard’s SNL Performance