If you can dream it you can do it, that is exactly the go-getter attitude that pushed Mary Ajayi to pursue her passion for fashion.
Deciding to become a designer and build a online fashion brand was a easy one for this go-getter Dublin based #bossbabe originally from Nigeria. With a ever growing collection ranging from Maxi Dresses, to Co-ords , home decor and fashion accessories. She is constantly pushing herself to expand her collection and to build a brand filled with timeless pieces for both men and women.
Her African heritage plays a big part of her design,“as a child, I’ve always opted for African fabric when creating, there’s just something about African prints that I’m fascinated by, it is so unique and I think that’s what makes me stand out from other designers.”
With the beautiful and vibrant aesthetic of the Ankara fabric forming the bases for all her pieces making it both versatile and fashionable. And a true expression of her African heritage and culture bringing to life the eye popping colors and diversity of the ever changing African landscape.
“I want those wearing my pieces to feel connected to their roots, empowered and proud of where they are from”
If you share Mary’s Love for Africa and African design then pop into her online home and support proudly #blackownedbusiness and bring a touch of Africa to your home and wardrobe.
The secret to a stylish and affordable summer wardrobe, is knowing how to wear that one piece you love over and over again. And a shirt is one of those key wardrobe pieces that can take you through a hot sunny summer season.
My Top Pick
The eye catching Spot Print shirt with short rolled sleeves and cute boxy crop fit.
It is one of those pieces that you can dress up or down and will look equally good with a pair of worn jeans or a smart work trousers.
The flattering V neckline gives the shirt a subtle sensual feel making it the right choice for a pair of Black Denim lace shorts, paired with your favourite bikini, a cute mini basket and sandals for a day of fun on the beach.
Summer holidays are for sleeping in and only waking up in time for brunch. The loose fit and boxy crop fit make this shirt super easy to wear and great to pair with just about anything, like the khaki midi skirt and slider sandals for a simple and easy brunch look.
The rust color makes it a perfect piece for a neutral monochrome look. Pair it with a chic pair of tapered trouser in a neutral color like the Stone trousers, brown leather handbag and crochet gold slingbacks for a easy-to-wear Monday or Friday #ootd.
If there is anything that is going to make your life easy on a hot summer's day, whether for work or play then it is a good shirt that is easy to wear, time and time again.
This spring is all about luxury clothing that does not look it – sleek, elegant, unpretentious and, above all, colourful and comfortable.
Monday to Friday means sitting at a desk staring at a computer screen, which often, for me atleast, leads to an excotic daydream. Fantasizing about sipping champange on a yacth, or sipping cocktails on a beach in Ibiza. Then only to wake from my daydream, because what will I pack to wear on this excotic holiday.
But then like magic the post man drops me this little package and my daydream is restored, sun, sea and sand here I come.
Jules B have been dressing stylish men and women for over 30 years and now it is mine and your turn to experience their style.
Beautifully packaged and presented I could not wait to see the gift inside.
My gift is their gorgeous Deep V- Neck Leopard Print Kaftan
A semi- sheer chiffon kaftan adorn with beautiful tropical print and bead detail with a seductive deep V-neckline, side slits and three-quarter sleeves. I love the colour because it just brightened up my pale untanned winter skin. The fit was gorgeous sitting nice and loose on my body in light breathable fabric. Cool and loose for those hot days on that tropical island in the shimmering heat, and at the same time chic and original. Perfect to be worn all day and night.
Kaftan's has become a high fashion item, a simple yet stylish piece of attire that can take you to daytime poolside or evening drinks on that fancy yatch. Uncomplicated and fuss free, easy to slip-in and easy to slip-off.
Just like my day dream slipping on a Jules B kaftan, evokes exotic glamour of a beautiful woman poolside looking effortlessly chic and sophisticated.
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The collection now on their website consists of ten hand-printed and spray painted item line up, all of which are limited to 100 pieces.
While we may be packing away our shorts and summer dresses for another year, fashion is looking forward to SS17.
Valdenize was born in a small town on the state of Paraiba in north eastern Brazil, and since an early age she has shown signs of creative talent and an entrepreneurial drive. At nineteen she moved to the UK to pursue a fashion career using the proceeds from a small beauty business she developed to open a shop in Oxfordshire making and selling bespoke dresses of her own design. She has since moved to London, and continues to design and sell fully bespoke dresses to private clients, and made-to measure dresses via her website. She designs for all shapes and sizes, with a willingness to look good the only criteria. Although she has lived in the UK for ten years, the vibrancy of her birthplace has never left her, with strong colours and arresting designs always a feature of her work, tempered by the sophistication of an established Londoner.
Brazilian designer Valdenize Soares is showcasing her evening wear collection, inspired by crimson sunsets and the tropical night sky with Fashions Finest on 18 September 2016.