A few months ago, I did a research on Peruvian fashion for a photo shoot I was styling for . I found out that, in Peru,  apart from being influenced by the western world in general, the fashion sense in traditional areas came from the Moche pottery which is the most known cultural heritage of the Mochina civilization of the northern of Peru.
The artistic creativity and variety of Peruvian culture is a class of its own.The traditional ceramic art uses a limited pallet of colors. Relying primarily on red and white as well as Fine line paintings and fully modeled clay.
Due to the amount of dominating civilizations in Peru which massively influenced their current style, and where designers also draw their inspiration from the Inca patterns which is from an ancient American civilization.
Most Peruvian clothing has geometric patterns and vibrant colors.
The wool of the Alpaca is mainly used. A woman is often recognized by her hat that often reflects the culture of her region and her village or by a lliclla which is the traditional shoulder cloth.
The Peruvian traditional skirts worn by Andean women are called Polleras. They are colorful and made from boyeta and wool;usually layered three or four times at once at festival times.

Obviously after finding out about all this fascinating culture, I decided to have a take at the Peruvian fashion and add and Afro Chic touch to it. As you know, Colors and  Afro chic are  best friends. So for this look, I sported an oversize blazer, which was a very important aspect to recreate, from the jacket that balanced out the proportion of the denim flare, to the Eye wear that accentuates the whole look.

Jacket; Jacques Vert/splurge on Alexander McQueen  or KIOMI(on budget)
Trousers;Zara/splurge on Gucci or Victoria Beckam (on budget)
Shirt;Vintage/try this Rag&Bone or Lee Slim
Shoes;splurge on Jimmy Choo  or Steve Madden
Ring;Mawi (on sale here)
Earrings;Try this Marni  or Oscar DeLaRenta

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With 2016 just few days ago.Here is a recap of some styles posted throughout that year.From creative woman at work, off beat and doable,heard on the street,throwback Thursday,colorful life and back to black outfits styles.

Hope to will find some inspiration and let me know which one you can most relate to,which one you will be trying or which one are your favorites. View Post

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I wrote a piece about the amazing designer Samson Soboye during the Africa Fashion Week London Here and I loved his designs so much that I decided to style one of his outstanding piece : A cleverly designed collared bib made in cotton wax prints fabric with tie straps for fastening.That can be worn under a jacket and looks like a shirt or over a shirt/t-shirt/tank for a smart but casual look like in this case. View Post

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Merry Christmas everyone!!The celebration season is the perfect excuse to dress and look fabulous whether you are going to a party ,a dinner or just staying at home.Here are few outfits ideas I put together and as a Christmas plus there is a video that comes with it too.So check it out and let me know what you will be wearing this Christmas.

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