Saturday, 28 July 2012

The Turban!

The turban, still my favorite fashion piece of all time closely followed by the stiletto. My love for the turban is due to a combination of nostalgia brought on by the images of my grandmother in a turban and the undeniable vogue effect this head piece brings.  
I probably blog about the turban more than any other piece of clothing..Practicing  the same ritual of tying a turban just perfectly as done by many women in my family generations before me  gives me a sense of tradition..
Some time soon I will do a turban tutorial for all the turban lovers who just can't get it right..

Fashion is in love with the turban, and it's going to be around for a long time.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Getting cosy with Mabree..

These photos were taken with a phone camera so the quality is not great, but I just had to share.
I had soo much fun taking these photos with legendary, amazing Brenda Fassie.
Singing with Brenda Fassie...this a statue of the queen B outside Bassline in Newtown..

I just sound better when I smile whilst I sing..

Monday, 16 July 2012

Braided Bliss

Braids are probably my favorite hairstyle...they practical, low maintenance and pretty cute..what's not to love.
If my hair could take it I would have braids all the time. Yes you sit for an insane number of hours getting them on, but in the end it's all worth it.  

Saturday, 14 July 2012


These are my new pastel blue Nine Wests.  They are so cute I could eat them.
I thought I could do the pastel trend with heels first and ease into it...

Saturday, 7 July 2012

African prints on the rise..

If you have been following any kind of fashion news lately, you may have noticed the rise of the African print. From Sishweshwe to animal to tribal, all these prints have been making big waves on the run way. This is not a knew trend at all; our very own Bongiwe Walaza has been doing the sishweshwe print for years, it is her signature look. The animal print has been in and out of "fashion" over the years, some like myself believe it to be a classic.
So if you are worried about looking like your mother when you  wear the tribal look, fear not fashionable one; the trick here is to be suttle, simple and classy. So think less animal print from head to toe, and more just animal print shoes with a black dress, and think more crisp white shirt with a sishweshwe skirt.
Michael Kors and Burburry are on the African print band wagon, but our local designers are leading the way with modern, clean, don't look like anybody's mother cuts. Faeeza Khan and  Loin Cloth and Ashes are pulling off this trend effortlessly.
I can understand if you are feeling a bit skeptical about spending R800 on a Faeezakhan sishweshwe skirt, after all how long do these trends last anyway. My advise is; this look is one of those classics and can easily be made into a personal style than just another fashion trend, therefore your money will not be lost.
If you are still not sold, then I suggest you remake your old sishweshwe (or your mother's) into a mordern design and give it a try.

Faeeza Khan R700

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