Karen Gold lookbook styling: Backstage.
These past few months have been a roller coaster. From work and private life to business and personal growth.
Since September, I have been styling nearly every week. On my previous post, here I wrote about what it takes to prepare a photoshoot (HERE)…One of my recent work was for Karen Gold. I was very much touched by her story and how she became a designer.
I love working with new designers as they put so much work and dedication into their creations and generally don’t get as much exposure or recognition. But when I saw how dedicated Karen was; from how she sources her fabrics the little touches, she adds to her designs. I was pleased to work with her and style her lookbook.
Karen Gold (KG) is a contemporary British brand that caters to the aspirational man and woman who value their individuality and freedom of choice. Their simple modern designs embody a passion for life and success and showcase effortless style with clean minimal sharp tailored trans-seasonal pieces with rich colours and visual appeal.
Karen Gold reflects a sense of timeless elegance focusing on fine fabrics and the perfect fit with the aim to boost the wearer confidence. So it was down to me to showcase this through the scenery I chose for the lookbook. Which you can see here with these pictures we took behind the scenes.
For my personal style, the prints came out to the max. As I have been challenging myself to wear them as much as possible and I really feel my style evolving, I am getting more and more experimental. I guess that ‘s what fashion is all about. The constant need to create and reinvent oneself.
Get the look or similar items below and don’t be afraid to play with prints.
PS: The models where absolutely great and they truly sold those blazers to me.
This week as an office outfit, why not try a smart pencil dress?
Going to work or simply choosing an outfit for a corporate event can be quite daunting for some.
I layered one of my favourite shirt with a pencil dress. Though I initially thought the green colour was a bit too vibrant, The jacket had to help tone it down.
However, as the creative bubble that I am, I matched the dress with some pattern heels and added a statement piece on my neck.
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/
Last week, I had the pleasure to attend the GlamAfrica Ball at the Pall Mall Clubhouse situated in the heart of Mayfair.
Glam Africa is a magazine I have been working with and styling since the beginning of their journey. It has grown and is found on various media platforms which operate in four countries (Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and the UK)
Created by Chioma Onwutalobi, CEO of Glam Africa magazine who wanted a platform to put Africa on the map and tell its story to the world through Glam Africa.
(See Chioma below in black and sequins dress).
Her story inspired her to support Aleto Foundation in empowering other young ones from the disadvantaged backgrounds as they move on in their career by matching them with successful mentors and through their training programs.
It was great to catch up with so many colleagues and friends.From Ezininne from CEO dancers to the artist JonBaptxte.
For the night, I wore a tulle skirt plus a white shirt, then added the fitted sequins jacket for the glam effect and red pumps for a dash of colours.Also, I won the best hair of the night with Ezinne, I guess the grey hair had a winning glam Effect.
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