Outfit of the Day #9

My oufit of the day was inspired by the Hip Hop genre of music and I’d most probably wear something like this to a hip hop show or concert. RAP music is associated with much negative connotations, especially for women. I mean what is really up with naming women bitches and hoes and the objectification of women’s bodies in music videos? Is this an expression … Continue reading Outfit of the Day #9

Youth Day Edition: Q&A with Valencia

Youth Day is commemorated in memory of the 1976 Soweto school pupils who protested against an oppressive education system. This action spurred demonstrations across the country and was a pivotal step in the fight against apartheid in South Africa. Fast forward 40 years and the youth of today are protesting for free education. South African youth are #feisty and #fightforourrights, that’s one thing for sure! … Continue reading Youth Day Edition: Q&A with Valencia

Fashion Review:The Lemonade Visual Album

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

Fashion News: April/May 2016 Edition

The latest fashion news reveals that in South Africa, both retailers and consumers are late adopters in making use of online shopping. On the International front, interesting reads worth checking out is the “Facebook for clothing items” as well as the changes in the way consumers view luxury fashion. Furthermore, Kenya is set to become an exporter of clothing due to the favourable AGOA trade … Continue reading Fashion News: April/May 2016 Edition

Fashion News: Mar 2016 Edition

South African Fashion News South African Retailer, The Foschini Group, has acquired a British contemporary fashion brand called Whistles. This will expand its customers to that of Europeans and also diversify risk that is apparent in a slow-growing South African economy. http://www.fin24.com/Companies/Retail/foschini-buys-another-uk-retailer-20160324 Kids emporium was started 13 years ago in South Africa by the 22 year old Lauren de Swardt. The brand has since grown … Continue reading Fashion News: Mar 2016 Edition

Outfit of the Day #8

On this day I felt like being formal yet playful. From the options in my closet, the following stood out: OOTD #8 Tweed culottes: Why it was ever worn in the first place….Tweed is a mix of wool fabrics which originated in Scotland, mostly used by estate owners to differentiate their employees from the rest. Tweed also functioned as a good form of camouflage. Culottes were first created … Continue reading Outfit of the Day #8

Fashion Scrapbook Feb 16

The Big Four Fashion weeks took place within the month of February and these collections from AW16 caught my eye… Chloe  Pieces in the Chloe AW16 collection were abounding in chiffon and wool fabric that resembles an effortless layered look.   Balmain Balmain’s AW16 collection stays true to the signature style that Olivier Rousteing has become known for: the unison of structure and detail. A few … Continue reading Fashion Scrapbook Feb 16

Gwen goes shopping, Azima tags along…

Vintage fashion has a two-fold advantage: good for the wallet and great for the environment. Wearable pieces from yesteryear won’t require swiping your credit card, nor will there be any wasted resources that would have otherwise been spent in the making of brand new garments from scratch…   Hombakazi Vintage Cabin is an ideal location to score vintage fashion finds in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. “Hombakazi” means stylish … Continue reading Gwen goes shopping, Azima tags along…