Keji Ewuosho

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 21:01

Paris in The Fall

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!
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Saturday, 28 December 2013 22:22

That's so 2013 - Fashion Flashbacks!

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!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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...!
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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!
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Two-piece by Antonio Beradi

What are your favourite pieces of 2013? Comment below!

Modestly stylish and classy.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 17:15

AFWL - An African Explosion

I attended the Day 1 exhibition of the AFWL 2013 show and met with a few designers and their unique brands. Engaging with each designer and getting to learn about how they started, their inspirations, and where they hope to be in the near future, was definitely the highlight of my time there. Take a look at a few of my sneek peeks.

Vou Brown is a boutique that houses a wide range of designers. I had to take a few snaps of my favourite designer pieces; accessories in ankara are always favourite wardrobe piece to brighten up any staple number.

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I was privileged to meet with Dionne, the owner of another unique accessories brand. I fell in love with a few items that had particularly afro-centric prints, which are also a great blend with every day wardrobe items.
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Kiyana Wraps is a revolutionary brand that makes head wraps a convenient go-to piece, and a permanently styled accessory. The variety of colours and textures of these wraps also means head wraps aren't just for particular garments. Not to mention that these wraps can be re-styled!
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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 11:41

Vintageous

A while back I attended a pattern cutting course and had the privilege of learning about industry secrets to styling and pattern manipulation. We were also shown some major throwback pieces from as far back as the 1940s! You can literally smell the vintage, musky scent by looking at these pics. But in ladies fashion some things never change, and that is the use of lace, beads, or brooches to bring out a classic wardrobe piece.

Enjoy!

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Side View Navy Blue Jacket

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Front View Navy Blue Jacket

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Soft Petit Ladies Jacket

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Embroidery Jacket

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Ladies Indoor Gown
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:02

Summer time is here!

Summer time is here...and colours and patterns are out. We get a little lazy during the long winter months, pulling out dark and dull coloured wardrobe items. By the time spring and summer come around we are so hooked on dressing for the cold, that we forget to take advantage of seasonal trends that will bring a spark to the wardrobe. Here are just a few of my favourite pieces that are pattern-tastic. Enjoy!
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Solange in Just Cavalli

This is one of my all-time favourite pieces of Solange. The beautiful and most convenient thing about a bold splash of patterns is that you get to worry less about which accessories to add. You've already made a statement, and all you need are the right clutch and heels to define your statement. Oh, and another thing, you have an excuse to go for a bold lipstick of any colour your heart desires.

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Solange, London 2013

I remember growing up I was told never to mix different pattern styles together in one outfit. Well, this breaks all the rules on conventionalism! I think the key to rocking a cute number like this is to use the bare minimum or even no accessories. Solange's defined makeup and bright lips add cohesion and balance to this extraordinary blend of patterns.

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Peter Pilotto, 2013

I love Pilotto's play on texture and dimensions in this latest collection. The use of straight lines and figure-wrapping folds gives a structured look that will flatter any figure. Normally, people tend to resort to black dresses to hide unwanted tummy or side bulges, but this piece can enhance the curves at the right places. Its amazing what patterns can do, given the right choice of patterns!

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Giambattista Valli, 2013

My favourite pattern piece in Valli's latest collection.

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Erdem is fearlessly pattern-centric. Patterns generally have a retro-feel to it, but these pieces scream art and have a somewhat renaissance feel to them. Art lovers, indulge!
Sunday, 27 January 2013 20:06

Michael, Korrr its cold!

So, we have been in the freeze of winter for a while now, and most of us are anticipating the return of bright skies, sprouting lillies and sun rays. But sometimes these days just don't come quickly enough, or last long enough in this part of the world,. So much so that we have created a brown/black/grey colour culture for our wardrobe preferences. Rarely are people bold enough to strut in bright colours and display peep-toe heels after sunset.

What will wash away those Autumn/Winter Fashion blues? Michael Kors' (or MK inspired outfits) pre-fall 2013 collection, may. I fell in love with this collection because of the creative blend of different textures. The hybrid of seasons, colours and patterns presented in each item makes Kors are favourite designer this season.

You can also change things up with some River Island ankle boots, and/or Kurt Geiger knee-length boots (below) depending on the outfit. Nothing screams 'chic' like studs; and nothing is as regal as the right elegant knee-length boots, in my opinion.

Enjoy!

Micheal Kors pre-fall 2013 collection

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Shu Pei Qin

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Shu Pie Qin 2

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Daria Strokous

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Romina Lanaro 

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Romina Lanaro

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Kora Emmanuel

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River Island's black studded stiletto ankle boots

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Saskia Kurt Geiger high heel boots

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