Thursday, 31 March 2011


Flowy wide leg pants, chunky jewlerry, mad glads, messy hair, cool colours, cursive skirts - come on  - lets do like Sasha Pivovarova and Free People and embrace our hippy side.

question: what would you do to get your hands on those glads??

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Let me just start off by saying that this is not the last time I will be blogging about Solange Knowles!In terms of fashion and style she pushes the envelope and i really like that about her; i also like the fact that she is her own person - there is no way we could draw similarities between her and her sister whether it be in terms of personal style or music and that should be commended. I think fashion is about self determination - and Solange does that pretty well.
So this is an ARCHIVED post of Solange's feature in Honey Magazine back in 2009 - i still think it would be a mad-fresh feature today - dont u?


ps. feeling like posting an overearly BLOGBINGE ...

Wednesday, 30 March 2011


I'm usually not one for luminescence, my colour palet consists of earthy, rustic hues - hence - this notion of colour blocking hasn't really apealed to me at all.

But thats gradually starting to change. All of a sudden i am tempted to buy items in the most outrageous colours known to man, if its not a tye dyed mini skirt its a gaudy pink crop top - I have not given into these desires yet, but i have bought my first pair of baby blue skinny jeans and u know wat? I love them!Whenever i wear them I feel like a fearless fashion hippie sporting the usual exuberant hippie style!Right then and there i feel like i could wear flower-ridden wreaths in my hair, downy feathers for earrings, paint flowers on my brogues, and rock a vintage Beatles Tee - all in the Name of Love!What emotions evoked from a pair of baby blue skinnies!
So i thought this post should be dedicated to my blue skinnies and the like - those things that insight a slight hint of giddiness, that sprinkle a dash of benevolence, that, ultimatley, colour me happy.

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Saturday, 26 March 2011


Finally there is a magazine dedicated to absolving these wacked-up preconcieved notions of Africa including African art and fashion.
Hello Pop'Africana!!
Though its based in New York, Pop'Africana is dedicated to presenting a relevant view of contemporary Afrca - what do i have say about that?
Its about flippin time!!!

Thursday, 24 March 2011


Diandra Forrest: Elite Models

So in my politics tutorial we have been discussing the concept of 'dominant discourse'; from what I gathered from our discussion dominant discourse is basically a dominant concept of conversation or a dominant idea held throughout the global  International system (i.e. the world).
Dominant discourse need not be a concept prevalent in politics alone; I believe there are various forms of preponderant discourse in all areas of our lives.
Especially that of beauty.
Now more than ever I believe that the world seems to believe in or support a specific kind of beauty and, in many instances, many girls and boys who do not fit into this conventional model are then identified as unattractive.
I think this is rubbish.
And to prove my point I'm posting pictures of a woman whom I believe is one of the most beautiful people I know; her name is Diandra Forrest, she is an albino model, and she (for lack of a better term) is hot.
Many can (and many have) argued with me but really my point is simple; Diandra has an aesthetic appeal that is not normally found in society today - you do not usually come across someone like her, and she does not really fit into that conventional model of beauty, but does that somehow take away from how pretty she is?
I don't think so.
So here she is; love her, hate her, whatever...reality is beauty IS diverse - and this is a notion all should embrace and celebrate.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011


I've been meaning to put this up for a while but havent had the chance; here is Rose Cordero on the cover of Arise global culture and style Magazine - love the colours, the makeup, the FIERCE pose. Hope u enjoy it as much as i do :)

Monday, 21 March 2011


I've have recently discovered a designer who does exacly what I want when it comes to the artistic merging of Europe and Africa.
His name is Duro Olowu and he has got me fixed on his designs.
Born in Nigeria and brought up in the UK; Duro manages to do what I feel many designers attempt and fail, which is, the adequate merging of European body with African heart.
What I love about his designs is that they exude a great sense of sophistication, fun,colour, and and earnestness all at the same time...for me he gives birth to the perfect Lagos-London conglomerate.

I don't know if he has taken the world of fashion by storm yet, but with features in various reputable fashion magazines, blogs, and papers around the world (including Vogue UK) its evident that his designs are being taken very seriously...and so they should.
For more on Duro you can go to : or

Friday, 18 March 2011



Binge (definition): a period or bout of excessive indulgence
Blog Binge (definition):a period or bout of excessive indulgence, of all things blog-worthy

SO.... every month I'm going to have a special BLOGBINGE: its basically where i spew out everything I've got, so all the things I am currently really into, all the things I currently dont like, whats presently inspiring me a lot - stuff like that. why you may ask? well because the world of fashion is a LABYRINTH of current ideas, thoughts, news, campaigns, events etc. and they all deserve to be showcased and not in a measly one page blog. So here i go all out; I post as many pictures as i can, say as much as I can, and try and inspire you as much as I can.
You In?

Vogue Diaries: Rihanna on Vogue's Shape Issue Cover Shoot

Behind the scenes: Vogue 10th Annual shape Issue -photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
And get ready for my BlogBinge!

Thursday, 17 March 2011


This is a little midweek inspiration. I love this picture and I'm slowly growing more and more fond of Rihanna - she has fierce style!
but dont think you can't be as stylish as her - style is a movement of the masses my friend, not an assumed luxury for the elites.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


This is how I am feeling at the moment; this moment will pass - I know - I just thought I should share this with you guys...
If I was Queen of the World; there be only three (yes THREE) official working days, and the rest, heck man - do wat you want!
Here here!!

Monday, 14 March 2011


With everything going on in Japan I think its important that we remind ourselves that we should cherish every moment given to us. Take mental pictures (or actual ones) of friends, family, favourite places...lest (God forbid) they be taken away from you.

Sunday, 13 March 2011


okay so the week i'm about to have is a do-or-die week; more specifically, its a do-or-fail-your-degree week...ja, its that deep. I realise that if i dont get into gear NOW - i've totally missed the bus. This kind of realisation hits home, and its hits home hard - it makes one scared, stressed, frustrated! All of these emotions i have been feeling TENFOLD recently...but then this afternoon i remembered 'Georges Chakra Paris 2011' - so i headed to my trusty laptop and checked out that breathtaking collection again.

I saw the gowns, the models, the workmanship put into all the outfits, the sheer BEAUTY (really there is no other word for it) of all those gowns - and i realised Georges must have had one of these weeks though? There must have been a time in his life when things had to be done, decisions had to be made, LIFE had to be worked on - and worked through...imagine he had cowered from all those tasks?imagine he had decided "this is just all too hard, I give up" - what would have happened then?

and thats when i knew ; artists, academcis, scientists, whatever - we are all the same, this life (as hard as it is) was given to us and we must all live it, and fight for it, until we come out on the other end...victorious.

and thats what i plan on doing this week.
lets just hope i still feel this way on, lets say...Thursday?

Lets hope snippets of this collection inspire you as they have me :)
happy week!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


So these big time New York bloggers, Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs have this really really cool blog called Street Etiquette ( and they brought a whole lot of their friends over to produce a video called Sartorial Sounds: this is a pic from the Sartorial Sounds group. Nice hey??
(if only i saw men who dressed like this, more often!)
happy week to u all :)

Sunday, 6 March 2011

So i've decided that the only way I'm going to get through this week is through feverent prayer, Cleo Magazines, fashion blogs, twitter, hard work and taking it one day at a time...starting with Monday :)
On your marks...get set...

Friday, 4 March 2011


Picture: current cover for this month's Blackbook Magazine issue.

“Shout out to my haters, sorry that you couldn’t phase me” –Nicki Minaj

 I like Nicki Minaj. Now if you knew me well you would know that me being fond of this cussing, seemingly tjaatjerig, doll faced girl with the bad attitude would be basically impossible but, hear me out a little. Though we all know she is a talented (yes, she really is – believe the hype), eccentric girl amongst the bad young money boys; that’s not the particular reason I like her – its simple really – I’m in awe of her unabated fearlessness. Some may be prone to argue that her personality and eccentric sense of dress are symptoms of chronic attention seeking but … is it really? The girl already has the whole hip hop world ooing and aahing so why would she crave the attention she already possesses?
Okay so let’s talk a bit her dress sense… its crazy right? Yes. It flippin’ crazy and that’s what I love about it, and have you seen how she walks around in those crazy get-ups? Whatever she wears she sells and she does so unashamedly and honestly one cant help but admire that, normal people, who go out hoping that others will approve of their outfits (don’t tell me that’s never happened to you before) look at this girl and see what I see. Nicki Minaj constantly wearing, doing and saying crazy is just a testament to how much she DOESN’T care what every one else thinks; she walks around with pink afro-meets-rainstorm wigs and pays the rest of the world NO ATTENTION whatsoever, because to her (unless we are her fans) we don’t matter…we don’t matter at all. Doesn’t that call for a nod or round of applause? In a world today whereby value is measured by one’s exterior, an exterior which must resemble that of the masses, this girl Nicki is a gust of cool wind in a society hot with conventionalism.
To some of you that may seem a tad rebellious, to others a tad unnecessary but for me Nicki isn’t one for “tads”; she goes big or she goes packing…and I totally approve.