Tips from business school: Learn to think strategically

The concept ‘strategic thinking’ brings to mind an image of the game of chess. When playing, the aim is to outwit your opponent by making calculated moves. Moves characterised by having an awareness of what you have available in your arsenal, taking action and pre-empting the direction your opponent is likely to take next. To be good at chess you need to have knowledge of … Continue reading Tips from business school: Learn to think strategically

Style Report: KingThaDay with Thandiswa Mazwai

“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

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 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

FYI: The Big Four of Fashion Week

In Africa we’ve got the Big Five of the wild. In the developed world they’ve got the Big Four of Fashion, we’re talking: New York, London, Milan and Paris. There are a few weeks to go before designers from the “Big Four” showcase their Autumn/Winter Collections for the year ahead and simultaneously set the direction of what’ll be featured in clothing stores worldwide. Here’s a … Continue reading FYI: The Big Four of Fashion Week

What defines a trendsetter?

When I think of sartorial trendsetters internationally and locally, names like Kate Middleton, Thandiswa Mazwai and Zolani Mahola, come to mind. They have succeeded in adding their unique ‘flavour’ to the realm in which they find themselves.  People all around the world admire trendsetters and try to emulate their uber-stylish looks. So what is it about the way these trendsetters dress that makes it so … Continue reading What defines a trendsetter?