Paris in The Fall
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
The Adama Paris Collection for Fall 2014 is amazing by every standard. What Africans typically associate with carrier bags, the designer has used the woven loincloth to create outstanding art statements for the body. The Senegalese influence and wax lining strengthens each piece as a stand-alone wonder.

Feast your eyes!
Mama Nyah!
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Those who know me personally, know that if you ever get me started on my year abroad in Germany (oh, what did I tell you...), I could easily have you as my captive audience for the next half an hour- but I resist digressing! When I stumbled on the brand 'Nyah und Ich' some time back, you could almost imagine my excitement and instant connection with them. The language presentation, use of first person and bold statement of ankara, is a bona fide statement of culture and style. And that's before we even look at their work in detail; the beautiful hand-made crafting and delicate finishing on each piece.

It's always good to see ankara and African-inspired fashion come to life through Western eyes and taste. Some times its hard and impractical to wear a clash of bold colours just to head down the street, or to go pick up a few necessities. But 'Nyah und Ich' is fashion that speaks 'convenience in unique style'. The regular person just wants something comfortable, easy to style and accessorise with and trendy. No longer do you have to compromise style for comfort; throw on a slouchy (or fitted) piece of 'Nyah und Ich', and feel good about your style.

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Modestly stylish and classy!
That's so 2013 - Fashion Flashbacks!
Saturday, 28 December 2013
This year has seen some unique and trend-setting fashion pieces. While some have been in full view of the public at large (mainly blared on our TV and laptop screens), some have definitely gone under the radar. Regardless, it's worth celebrating style and those who graciously embodied it. Enjoy my favourite pieces as I mark down the year 2013!

January's Pick; the beautiful Alicia Keys in a Michael Kors number. This dress almost went under the radar during the inauguration with Michelle Obama, Beyonce and a few others taking centre stage at different times. Red dresses are always statement pieces when rocked in the right way, 10 points to Alicia!
Dress by Michael Kors

February's Pick; Guiliane Rancic looked elegant and suave in a nude Carlos Miele gown! Great detail and well draped around her petit figure.
Gown by Carlos Miele

March's Pick; in this vogue cover, Beyonce looked fierce decked in Givenchy. And check out those plexiglass cone high heels with elastic straps!
Givenchy ensemble

April's Pick; Zoe Zandala wearing a Calvin Klein piece in Berlin, Germany this year. Zoe is definitely my April girl...effortlessly classy!
Calvin Klein ensemble

May's Pick; Sarah Jessica Parker at the BAFTA Awards. In love with this Ellie Saab jumpsuit choice! It sits on her body like a glove, and definitely a worthy substitute to an Awards-fitting dress.
Jumpsuit by Ellie Saab

June's Pick; LOVE Emma Watson in this ensemble, at the 'This is the End' premiere. 2013 was definitely the year of jumpsuits.
Top by Roland Mouret, pants by Phillip Lim and heels by Salvatore Ferrangamo

July's Pick; The Chanel Show at the Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture 2013-2014 event. Alexa Chung may just be my golden girl for 2013. That may be because she chose to wear two of my favourite things; lace and velvet! My fashion forecast is- the reign of cute velvet dresses. Talk about vintage galore.
Lace by Chanel

August's Pick; subtle and elegant make a mouth-watering pair in this ZAC Zac Posen dress, worn by Crystal Reed at the MTV VMAs last August!
Dress by ZAC Zac Posen

September's Pick; Kate Middleton with Prince William at the Tusk Conservation Awards, wearing a dress by Jenny Packham. On a side note, has Kate ever worn an ugly dress (since she became the Duchess of Cambridge)? I think not.
Dress by Jenny Packham

October's Pick; Blake Lively looked sweet in a Olivier Rousteing Balmain Paris 2014 collection. Nothing says classic-retro than an off-shoulder, quilted touch and a box pleated skirt!
Dress from the Olivier Rousteing Balmain Paris 2014 collection

November's Pick; Chanel Iman at the Screening of the movie; 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'. No words! But to name a few stunning attributes in this appearance; the geometric cuts and draping, the fish tail drop, Iman's gorgeous skin...!
Gown from J Mendel's 2014 collection

December's Pick; putting aside the 'deep' amount of flesh-baring, this Antonio Beradi two-piece suit is a 'jaw-dropping', 'all-eyes-on-me' piece. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks fearless, and it's hard not to in that suit!
Two-piece by Antonio Beradi

What are your favourite pieces of 2013? Comment below!

Modestly stylish and classy.