Last weekend I had the pleasure to be invited by Vicky Ngari Wilson to do a live style session for the rural retail challenge ‘ local to global‘ evening for the rural retail challenge at Mary’s giving and Living in Kew Gardens (Nonprofit organization by Mary Portas).
The Rural Retail Challenge which is an organization that calls fashion, Art, and Luxury to include the stories, sustainable techniques, and craftsmanship of native people in design from the local communities to the global platforms.
For my styling session on the day, I was so nervous as it was the first time I talked publicly about Afrochic and what it stands for to a crowd of about 30 people. But it went well and was able to catch some snippets here Instagram.
By the way, I am on my way to be the pioneer of that lifestyle and fashion word: Afrochic. Watch this space!!
I styled 2 printed looks that you can also catch in the video here Instagram.Ps: if you feel down at any given point, wear a yellow dress. It will cheer you right up. Shop below
The New Athleisure
This track sweatshirt is probably the most ‘in your face’ item I own in term of athleisure.The new athleisure if you aren’t familiar with the term, is when fashion clothing designed for workouts and other athletic activities are worn in other settings, such as at the workplace, school, or at other casual or social occasions.
Athleisure outfits are yoga pants, leggings, and shorts, that “look like athletic wear” and are characterized as fashionable.
And about the Brazilian colors, it all happened when I stumbled on IZA through the popular page of Instagram. IZA is a Brazilian R’n’B singer, that I’m currently very inspired by, I find her beautiful. And her energy and style in her videos, especially this one (Here) make me want to wear the most daring clothes I own.
Until then, here is what I came up with, plus the Koba Siania skirt. Remember when I had the pleasure to interview here and style her creations?
Collaboration with to save: Styling an off shoulders Bodycon dress
For the last item, I picked from Tosave.com, I picked an off shoulders burgundy dress. I chose it because of its figure-hugging made and the pleated details at the front and back. I also liked the knee length.
Burgundy is one of those colors you can hardly go wrong with.So instead of a little black dress why not try a little burgundy dress. Below, I linked some good finds too, xx
Dress:Tosave.com/ Get one on budget Bohoo or Splurge on Raoul
Shoes: Jimmy Choo/ Similar Jimmy Choo or save Asos
Following the previous post, Here is the second item I chose and styled from Tosave.com .
A shirt dress is probably one of the easiest items to style as it can very versatile.It can be worn as a shirt first, then a dress or layer it over o under anything. This particular from Tosave.com is 100% polyester and I am wearing a size 10 here as I prefer the looser fitting.
Share with me how you wear your Shirt dress during winter.
Get the dress Here and similar down below.Happy shopping,Xoxo
This year again, I attended Africa Fashion Week London which is a global platform for African inspired designers.Having showcased over 850 emerging designers & exhibitors, from Africa, Europe and America
When I started attending, a few years back, it was mostly for entertainment purposes but now that my styling work is getting more and more established:
I am attending Africa Fashion Week for:
- Meet and catch up with my fashion friends
- See what’s trendy or will be trending
- Discover and connect with new designers
- Do research for my next big write up
- Get more designs for my future lookbooks.
- Or simply network with the “who is who in the industry”
On the picture above, actually featured on their newsletter (below) was the situation of catch up
For my outfit, I opted for a mustard pair of shorts that I first wore in this lookbook on my youtube.Then I matched it with a golden silk top that has an easy glam feel to it.Then complimented with perplex heels boot, massive choker and bangles were definitely on the menu too.
Watch the live backstage video HERE
And feel free to shop the look here or similar below.
If you missed the live shows this year.Catch all the looks here: http://www.africafashionweeklondon.com/