Monday, 27 April 2015 07:55

Why Walk The Line

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Modern day fashion has no rules and so often we see fashionista's crossing the borders between male and female fashion trends. The bowtie is traditionally worn by men and a man that wears it exudes class and sophistication.

The brand has its origins in Poland and was born out of a love story. Martha wanted something special for her fiancé but could not find what she was looking for and decided to create her own designs for bowties and Marthu men's wear was born.

Marthu's designs are leading the pack with their original and stylish handmade bowties. Their prints range for one of a kind quirky to the one-tone traditional designs.

They have also taken the hassle out of tie your bowtie with a wide selection of pre-tied bowties making it that much easier for you.
So whether you are pairing it with a shirt and jeans or a sexy Angelina Jolie tuxedo look Marthu Men's wears, bowties are both stylish and quirky making it an easy fit for the ultra-stylish fashionista that is not afraid of blurring the lines.

The number one rule of wearing a bow tie as with any accessories, is to wear it in proportion to your body size. You will find that like any clothing item bow ties comes in three sizes small, medium and large. Unsure of the right size for you always opt for the medium sizes.

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Pair their Gingham pre-tied bow tie with boyfriend jeans and a denim shirt.

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The Casual Look

When going for a casual stylish look make sure that your shirt and bow tie are two different colours, as wearing the same colour shirt as your bowtie will take the attention away from your bowtie. If you want your bowtie to attract more attention go for a neutral colour shirt. To get the perfect colour block combo choose colours that are close to each other on the colour spectrum such as blue and purple. If the colour block look is not for you and you want to create a look that has a lot of dimension and depth wear the same colours, for both your shirt and bow tie, but in different shades.


For example a light shade of green with a darker shade of green, this will create more volume to your outfit.

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Create a stylish yet relaxed look for Him and Her and be the talk of the town.

Mixing Prints And Patterns

When you are mixing prints and patterns, there needs to be a balance, wear either thick stripes or small dots.

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Solid Colours And Prints

With a huge variety of prints, from cars to glossy CD and QR code you can change up either your look or your man's look pairing it with a solid colour shirt allow the bow tie and you to be the centre of attraction.

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Turn your man into a gentleman for that formal event with the pre-tied Bourbon bow tie.

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Dare to be different and ditch the statement necklace and switch it for a floral print pre tied bow tie.

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Written by Fashions Finest Blogger Linzelle Joseph

photo-by Eli defaria

Summer is on its way and by know we have started shopping for our summer wardrobe, and doubled up on exfoliating and moisturising our bodies. But what about spending some extra time on preparing your hair for your summer holidays. The exposure to sun, salt and chlorine can damage your hair leaving them dry, brittle and prone to breakage. Here are some tips to help you prepare your locks for those sunny days lounging by the pool or on a sunny beach


Prevent Damage

Prevention is better than a cure, deep conditioner once a week as this will keep your hair in good shape all summer long. Also get colour treatments before the summer and avoid heat styling as much as possible.


Macadamia natural oil Deep Repair Masque, rebuilds dry and damaged hair with its combination or macadamia and argan oil.
Available at www.feelunique.com

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Swim Care

Chlorine sucks the moisture out of your hair, so be sure to wet your hair before and after swimming to get rid of the salt and chlorine.
Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo clarifies and removes copper, iron, hard water and minerals as well as product build up and suits all hair types.

Available at www.feelunique.com

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Sun Protection

Too much exposure to the sun can leave your tresses dry and lifeless so spray your hair with a SPF spray. Wella Professionals sun protection spray contains a double phase formula. Phase 1 helps to protect hair against UV rays while Phase 2 contains a vitamin complex that hydrates the hair leaving healthy and soft to the touch.

Available at www.feelunique.com

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Moisturize

Humidity brings out the frizz monster so you want to thoroughly moisturise your hair. Natural curly hair needs extra moisture, keep a spray bottle with a mixture of water and leave in conditioner to spritz your hair throughout the day.

I love the Naked Range and finds that the Naked Style Gorgeous Curls Taming Cream and their Leave-in conditioner helps to keep my natural curls defined and moisturised.

Available at Boots www.boots.com

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No To Greasy Hair

Summer means everything is a bit oily so dry shampoo is great to keep oily hair at bay so spray your roots to absorb any oil and freshen up your locks.

Klorane gentle dry shampoo with oat milk softens and protects while cleaning.

Available at www.feelunique.com

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Colour Treated hHir

If you have coloured your hair before heading of on your summer holiday and want the same vibrant colour throughout use a treatment designed for colour treated and damage hair and use sulfate free shampoos and conditioners to keep it looking healthy.

Kérastase Reflection Chroma Riche Treatment Masque, protects and boosts radiance for dry, highlighted and colour treated hair.

Available at www.feelunique.com

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After Summer Care

Three months of fun in the sun will leave your hair damaged. So you want to make sure that is not just your glowing tan you showing off when the sun fades but also fabulous looking hair. Get your hair back to its former glory with the Redken extreme strength builder fortifying mask for distressed Hair deep. It deep conditions and strengthens hair from the inside out.

Available at www.feelunique.com

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So before heading on your holidays make sure to give your hair some TLC so that it is not just your body and skin that is ready for all your summer frolics.

Written by Fashions Finest blogger Lizelle Joseph

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 08:53

Dark Crows: Shoot

This editorial used simple lighting with the sole aim of having the images in contrast black and white with varying texture.

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Models: Floret Fauna & Dovile Paciauskaite
MUAS: Rosita baiamonte & Sheila Nessa
Designer: Helen Woollams @ Hellavagirl
Photography & art director: Dayo Awe
Assistant photographer: Amma Adjei