Burberry Prorsum – Winter Inspiration!

I’m seriously itching for Winter especially when I see such havoc!!! Christopher Bailey is my new-found hero.

Be inspired people, be very inspired…If you have the legs,DO rock the Over the Knee boots this Winter. If you are bigger than average like me AND if you’re short, please don’t bother this trend’s not for us, you will look like a squashed sausage!

How to wear shorts this Winter!

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2010 Ready-To-Wear courtesy of Style.com

Dear God!!!

Now people, I know there’s a world of us out there who feel so conscious about looking “too” fabulous on a normal day BUT let that be a thing of the past! Let’s toast to fabulosity from Monday to Sunday…it’s on!!

Indulge: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/F2010RTW-BURBERRY/

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House of Ole

I met Ole this past week during SA fashion week and this discovery for me was a  sweet surprise because I had no idea of who he was let alone his creative flair as a designer. After seeing his collection for Loxion Kulca  I was intrigued and had to google his past work. Wow! How relevant is this right now??

I’m crazy about this look!!!!

Military in full swing right now!

The man has vision. This was the House of Ole Autumn Winter 2008 Collection.

Indulge: http://www.ifashion.co.za/index.php?option=com_zoom&Itemid=20&catid=126&PageNo=1

Stylish Folk – Fashion Week Part 3

By day 3 of fashion week I was bored stiff with the general mediocrity, seriously what are we doing! Do I honestly have to constantly wish to be teleported to Europe or New York BUT what I’m always impressed about is our street style, I tell you we have it right here at home! I will not write anything further about the rest of the shows, some of them were a complete joke (check out http://www.missmillib.blogspot.com/ for a perfectly written “If this is what happened at SAFW, AFI is next.” article on the events of our dying fashion week).

 Like I said before, she made my heart skip throughout fashion week because of her chic quirky style..so Serena!

Fashion Week Day 2

I’m trying to think about what to say about day 2, which designer was which and it’s hard to write on the collections without referring to my notebook. It’s quite sad because that’s an indication of how uninspiring and not so mind blowing the shows were, however there is one collection that springs to mind…Mantsho by Palesa Mokubung.

I love shows that are inspired by something, that are well researched and thought out, that have a theme and a concept, that reveal instantly what the designer is all about and have consistency! That was Palesa’s show. Love it or hate it, she makes a statement, she knows who she is and she is consistent. This collection was inspired by different tribes in Nigeria, she sourced the material from Nigeria and each piece was named after a certain tribe…H.E.L.L.O! Now that’s a show I would pay for! Oh the navy inspired hats..GENIOUS! The sunglasses..ARE YOU KIDDING ME!! When I saw these women strutting I thought to myself “Lady Gaga meet Lady Nompumelelo” this is a woman who is true to her roots, but please don’t be fooled, she’s extremely knowledgeable and well travelled, insanely powerful! Ok let me stop now, clearly my heart raced for this collection!

The rest of day two was nothing to write home about. There were definitely some pieces I loved from each. I loved the styling from the Two girls – they used unusual pieces to accessorize like gold ruffle scarves, party hats as hair bands. Gugu for Gugulam is very immaculate in her construction, I love her attention to detail and what I loved about her show was the PR – the show was packed with the right people for her market who are sure to place those orders (a lot of designers can learn because at the end of the day it’s business and PR is so important).

Ole for Loxion Kulca also had a well thought out show with creativity – the theme was “a Zulu is a Botsotso” and I liked the emotions it invoked with the Kwaito and traditional music and the men looking like warriors. One thing that stood out for me were the bags, seriously the hooded back packs reminded me of a modern day Zulu warrior gearing up for hunting!

Images courtesy of Ivan Naude

Stylish Folk – Fashion Week Part 2

Simplicity!

Lurv this Guillotine scarf, gonna have to get my hands on it!

Stylish Folk – Fashion Week

Aah now this is what makes my heart beat faster..the stylish people! I apologise in advance for the quality of these pictures, my camera was playing tricks on me or I’m just a bad photographer but I choose to stick to the former!!

Kristy, Fashion Editor of Elle…Love her shoes (if you can see them clearly)

Mellisa, Glamour and GQ Stylist. This woman really made my heart skip throughout Fashion Week. Definite Serena!

My friend Mili, Fashion Journalist and Blogger (http://www.missmillib.blogspot.com/)

Thithi, Fashion PR. Love her vintage Carducci hand-me-down pants!

Fashion Week Day 1

I am utterly annoyed with this excuse for a laptop thing I’m using. I meant to post updates from Thursday already but as usual, this laptop failed me!!Anyway…so because of a someone who knows someone who knows somebody, I ended up at fashion week with one fashion guru Felipe Mazibuko by my side. Obviously for me this was heaven because Sanlam fashion week rather SA Fashion Week has changed to an “invites only” event (New York style) – no more Computicket people! I will not critique the shows, I’ll leave that to the journalists who score bread and butter from that but Just my two cents worth..let’s start with day 1:

Amanda Laird Cherry: Inspiring? Eem not so much, heart beating faster?…pulse was normal…I did like the use of color against nudes. Her designs are quite delicate, she keeps it clean.  My heart was definitely beating faster for those leggings though and her use of high heels in her show, welcomed change!

Guillotine: Inspiring?…to some degree, heart beating faster?…some moments! Collection was quite dark (literally)! Elements of the collection reminded me of the Miu Miu Winter collection because of its playful tone, kinda reminds me of the rebellious 12 year old fashionista deliberately breaking from the norms to prove a point (Can I get a Tavi!). Loved the glowing hair and the shoes were my absolute favorite – the use of ripped leather, reinforces that rebellious element!

Images courtesy of Ivan Naude

Superella: Inspiring?…not really but props for creativity, heart beating faster?…very steady pulse but lots of laughs which is probably what she was going for judging from circus show she put on (in the literal sense)! I definitely loved her sterling construction; clothes are perfectly fitted even for a big mama. Heart the harem pants!

A.N.Y.W.A.Y on to my favorite part…the stylish folk..check out part 2!