I know its a bit too soon to be featuring the colour white on my blog, but, I love it too much to resist. We all have to bend the rules sometimes.
The colour white, especially white on white is usually worn at the beginning of summer. It is a delicate, pure colour and refreshingly new take on fashion as we escape the colours that we love so much.
It mat seem effortless to wear an all white outfit, but I can assure you it takes just as much thought and effort, if not more. Imagine an all white outfit with a pop of colour just to warm things up this winter. Statement items are a must when wearing something simple, and even then you need to know how to accessorise accordingly. Shoes or a neck piece for me are the simplest way to go when choosing a statement item. For those of you who know how to play with texture and layers I suggest you go ALL OUT WHITE!
We all love those all white parties that are popular in summer, don’t we. And you can never start too early to plan for that summer look to go with your renewed summer body.
So, I guess autumn is as good a time as any to dabble on some cool summer fashion. The cool thing about going all white is you can dress for just about any season, whether it be cool or warm.
Take a look at these looks and tell me which one you fancy.
Dashikis are a west African traditional outfit that seems to have taken over the world by storm. You can find many styles and designs of this beautiful African print.
I remember when I was growing up as a little girl in South Africa, legendary groups like Lady Smith Black Mambazo and Soul Brothers wore dashikis.
Like all fashion trends this one has found its way back again and now on a world stage.
You can rock the dashiki in just about any design, let your imagination guide you.
Here is some inspiration to get you started.
A good pair of heels is always an instant head-turner. Any woman can tell you that the right pair can give just about any outfit sex appeal.
I found these head-turners to be just what any woman would wear to raise the blood temperature a bit.There is just something giddy about leopard print and gold sequin on a pair of heels that just raises the bar on sexy.
I love items that make a statement on their own and look and feel elegant. If you find a pair of heels that will allow you to wear a lifeless outfit but still look hot because your heels alone make a strong statement; go for it. After all simple is always the way to go.
Take a look at my head-turners and tell me if those won’t bring life to your everyday clothes.
Bonang is one of South Africa’s most successful female pioneers whose best known for her weekly slot on SABC 1’s Live show. Where she set the Friday night scene on fire playing the latest music videos and armed with her electric personality.
Bonang is a trailblazer with accolades most only day dream of. The young and accomplished Miss Matheba also known as Queen B* is not only the face of Revlon but an astute business woman owning Bonang Matheba Entertainment and having launched Just B with Jet, Baby Star (hand bags) and one of my favourite lingerie lines Bonang for Distraction which retails at Woolworths stores.
Bonang is adored by many and rightfully so, she has become an idol that many young South African woman aspire to be like . Her slot on Metro FM hosting “The Front Row” weekdays 9-12 boasts an astounding 6.7 million listeners.There is just no end to this dynamic beauty. Her future keeps getting brighter and brighter.
It is only fitting that she takes lead on the first #fashionfeature, without further ado let us peepsouth and check out Queen B’s fashion style.
Images from Google and Miss Mathebas’ instagram
I have been meaning to blog more about fashion in the past few weeks but I could not find a fashion viewpoint that defined what fashion blogging is to me . As much as I have read vast amounts of content on fashion I just could not find angle that made me go “wow!, if I blog about fashion this is how I would like to tell my fun fashion fetish”.
If you want great fashion visuals and some fashion inspiration look no further then bloggers. They will give you a good idea of what’s hot and what’s not in the fashion scene. If you want to know about the latest fashion must haves bloggers have first hand accounts of what’s in. I totally love bloggers that will not only tell you about what’s in but provide you with great visuals and how to mix and match garments to get the best look. But even with all that blog reading I just did not find a blog that appealed to the fashion side of me.
To begin with I had no idea what it is I want to focus on when it come to fashion but I know one thing “I do not want to be a blogger that has more images then words”. I always feel like if I do not have anything of value to say then I rather not say anything. Now I realise that when I tried to do my internet or rather Google search of the ‘it fashion blogs’ I went about it the wrong way. I focused my word search too much (searching for items, latest fashion trend, hot fashion news etc.). It was only when I simply searched for the word ‘fashion’ that I finally hit the lotto.
Silly me, what I was looking for was in the one place I should have instinctly began looking, online fashion magazines. The thing is I had looked at print magazines prior to my online search and found the usual and typical fashion fundi trends. But print magazine fashion trends aren’t really what I am aiming for and they will normally tell you about the latest trends and not delve into the world of fashion and the ins and outs of the fashion scene. Where print magazine failed online magazines got right.
After spending sometime browsing online magazines I thought “this is it”. You do not only get to read about what’s trending but you get to know about trends as they are made. You read about things as they happen, you engage with fashion gurus, trendsetters, fashion lovers and of course the fashion editors who make sure every word is where it’s suppose to be.
If you are a fashion fanatic you will agree with me when I say fashion mags and blogs do not paint a holistic picture of the fashion world apart from the trends and trend setters. If you are like me, you will want to know if you were a model what you should do to get a casting call from the leading model agency for the New York Fashion Week. Models are after all a big part of the fashion world. With that said I have found that it is only magazines that are dedicated exclusively to fashion content that have the expertise to write on the topic of fashion in a kaleidoscope way. Although not all fashion magazines poses this skill the few that do make reading about fashion fun and full of hue and texture.
As a blogger I do like blogging about that which appeals to my fancy whether it be the latest trend, celebrity fashion, accessories, cosmetics or even the latest gadget. That is what makes blogging fun. Having done all the research and finally finding a few online magazines that define what the fashion world is all about on and off the catwalk, I now believe I can form my own opinion of what fashion is to me. I can only hope you enjoy my take on fashion and find it fun and informative.