fall-for-brown fall-for-brown1  In this serie of fall for brown is all about that time of year where less skin is shown and most colors get tonned down.

1-I wore this outfit for lunch during my stay in Cambridge a while back.It is about playing with  different shades of brown and earthy hues.The cropped and tailored jacket is a perfect piece for this time of the year.

The texture of the fabric is worn but with authentic detail. The A line tie die  skirt has a splash of blue between the tones of brown which brings a lovely highlight in the two tones.I paired the outfit with my beloved red ankle Casadei boots bringing a contrast accent to the whole look.Also to keep up with the earthy tones, I added the an artisan pair of earrings.

Cropped jacket &Skirt:Zara                Shoes: Casadei ( Here)

2-The second outfit was worn when I went shopping for boxing day in Central London.The style is all about comfort and mixing yet matching different textures. With the wide velvet pair of trousers which is a favorite ,paired with a denim shirt, a wardrobe staple.But could also be paired with a white t-shirt for the cool girls and a pair of converse trainers if you just can’t be bothered with heels.Then I added the chocolate brown wool grid trench,which is nicely tailored with modern finishes.

Trousers: Bershka /Shoes:Click hereOffice  )/ Coat;MissSelfridges / bag: Vintage

3-The third outfit,is the smart and sassy lady who has an edge.With the layering of a black turtle neck tank under the sturdy wrapped up kimono. Perfect for work, a meeting with clients or ladies of creative field on an Autumn day. With an addition of the classic Prada Saffiano bag.Overall we have conservative look, yet thought-through.

Turtle neck Asos/ Shoes: Topshop  Prada Saffiano bag.

 

With fashion constantly travelling back and forth, I like to think that whatever we wear, doesn’t have to belong to a specific time of trends,so that we are simply never out of fashion and always try to remain true to myself.

So this Autumn/winter consider shade of brown as a substitutes for black and style your favorites with mellow tones.If brown isn’t for you,find a way to bring different shades of the same color ,by adding different styles and graphic print patterns.

PS: Don’t underestimate the elegance of a conservative ensemble. If well-fitting and properly styled, modest pieces become more stylish than stuffy. 

So let me know,how will you be styling your shades this winter?Share with me.Let’s talk fashion!!!

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Black for halloween

With me being Cameroonian, there are celebrations I am not used to such as Halloween. I’m still trying to understand why people have to hang out down the streets, wearing scary costumes, which really do freak me out….

For this year celebration of Halloween, I hopped on the trend with fashion and I was in a mood for black…The color black is usually known to be elegant and easy to wear, so,  even though it is not my favorite one, I decided to build on a black color tone to create my Halloween costume. I came up with a stylish outfit version of  Dracula, that I named Blackula.

Blackula Outfit

This military style trench coat is a mix of cotton and polyester with the red satin on the reverse that adds a fresh element to the outerwear option.Underneath,I layered  a cropped tank with an oversize off shoulder cotton jumper.Paired with a Soft-touch scuba high waist skirt.Then for the shoes,I opted for a studded straps details and zipped ankle boots.

The best part is I could compose with a moderate budget and create the blackula outfit with items available on the high street:

 

  • Trench coat:Mark&Spencer
  •  Jumper:Vintage
  • Cropped tank & tights: Topshop
  • Skirt: Asos (on sale here)

I would love to know about your Halloween fashion outfits so please do not hesitate to send me pictures and describe what inspired you. Please share your views with me in the comment section below.

P.S. A great alternative to this coat will a biker jacket (like here).Or if the skirt is not for you,try a pair of distress skinny jeans

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Summer outfit

 

As we are getting into fall and its grey and darker tones, I realised how much we love Summer  because Summer is colorful. It is one of our favorite season of the year because it offers us more options in terms of clothes and styles to wear……. We are allowed to push our boundaries. Some people are scared to do so, but me I live my summers like a flower bomb. Yes, I think summers without colourful prints aren’t summers at all!!!
I wore this midi skirt and the printed shirt for a lunch, on a lovely rooftop, with a friend. It was a sunny afternoon and I wanted to feel beautiful in color. This skirt has been a favourite for years as the possibilities of styling it are endless.
The skirt is made of cotton with flower prints that remind me of the multicoloured cotton midi skirt from Prada, which sits high on the waist before falling to a voluminous hem.  The orange bright shirt is adorned with the cutest little white tea cup  and made of cotton as well.
I will admit that when it comes to style, living in London really  help me to push boundaries, without feeling Over The Top and I love it. Because I just feel ‘ME’, I feel like being a grungy biker on one day,an Afro chic video vixen on another and an electrifying pattern killer lady on most days.

Shirt – GAP (Try this) /Skirt – Market /Shoes – Guess

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Hi there !

I am Cecile Essono,style blogger, fashion stylist and self-titled Afro chic Queen 😉 . I am from the fantastic country of  Cameroon  and I made London a home for the past 6 years.
As a child ,I used to make sophisticated clothes for my dolls and I was very good at it…I always had the thought that when I grow up I wanted to become the greatest fashion designer Cameroon has ever known .But unfortunately or fortunately maybe, back in Cameroon ,creative jobs usually don’t take you very far in life.
 This was one of my main motivation to come to London, which  is an amazing city, where fashion is at its epitome.
While doing modelling works ,  I had the opportunity to meet wonderful creative friends and mentors who inspired me to believe in my dream.I used the modelling opportunity to learn how to use fashion as an armor of beauty and confidence to conquer my fears and uncover my true character. After a few years working as a model, I took an important step in my life, which  led me to become a fashion stylist,creative director ,blogger here on Modebycece.com where I am constantly challenging style & fashion, which is forever evolving. I am also now joining YouTube to provide my wise audience with weekly fashion updates.
Thank you for all your love and support and please do not hesitate to contact me, if you ever need help to unleash the fashion genius, who is  sleeping somewhere in you.

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