It’s time for us to chat with someone in the design field that I met very early on during my University years. She was actually my room mate for 1 and a half years and we became good friends in … Continue reading →
Lansmore Hotel, a recent 5 star addition to the small group of high class hotels located in Gaborone, held a wedding expo on the 20th of April. The aim of the expo was to market the hotel as a wedding … Continue reading →
Gaborone’s fashion conscious are becoming spoilt for choice these days with the gradual growth of the local fashion scene. Thank you to Gaborone’s 2 annual fashion shows, Color in the Desert Fashion Week and Lapologa Gaborone Fashion Week, local designers now have … Continue reading →
If you’ve been to any modelling event in Botswana you have probably seen this face before, Nature is someone you don’t forget easily. Known for her ever morphing hair styles and her runway walk, Nature is one of the most recognizable local … Continue reading →
So the promo pictures are rolling in, GFW is sooner than CITDFW so theirs are coming out faster. Tickets are already on sale to my understanding and they have a competition on their Facebook page where you can win a … Continue reading →
Classy, quirky, colourful and funky are the words I’d use to describe the style of this fashionista. Nifesimi is her name, she resides in Baltimore and best of all, she’s African – Nigerian to be exact. When I grow up, … Continue reading →
Mix and miss! Meet another fashion blogging duo based in Botswana called Gatsh Fros (Gatsh is pronounced Gash) comprising of Gaone and Tsholo. The two have christened their style “Gatsh”… We “mix and miss”deliberately. We like breakin rules. We just … Continue reading →
There is no shortage of fashion obsessed blogs online where the fashionista flaunts his/her sense of style to provide inspiration for others. However given that I am nowhere near the stores they purchase clothing from they eventually lose their value … Continue reading →
It’s been a while since I did a shoot so when the editor of Sizzling magazine called asking me to strike a pose, I was tres excited!!!
Sizzling magazine is a fashion magazine currently going into its 2nd issue with a focus on local fashion. The first issue (which I’m still trying to get my hands on) featured a fellow model Nature on the cover
I did a small shoot with four outfits and I had some fun. 3 of the shots were in studio and one was done in an auto scrap yard of sorts. I’m used to working outdoors so the studio shoot was a change and a challenge. There wasn’t a lot space to work with and trying to keep poses interesting without much movement is quite a mission, the makeup definitely helped me to get into the mood though. I did not get a chance to take behind the scenes photos of the outfits and didn’t think I should anyway cz I don’t wanna spoil the surprise (the theme was old school mixed with modern-think shoulder pads, mum jeans etc) but I did take pics of my makeup which was absolutely fabulous!(excuse the quality of my photos…my phone doth protest much)
I had 3 different looks, the first was a rainbow theme. Colorful eyes and a beige lip.
The second look was more bold and made me feel deliciously eeeevil!! Maroon lip and a black and red eye.
The last look was a little more gentle; pink lip and a light black and gold eye.
The shoot was so much fun and I can’t wait to see the magazine in about 2 weeks or so. I wait with bated breath….
I checked Le Coil today (natural hair photo blog) and came across this pic which I jus LOVE!!
The picture is simply gorgeous!!! Love the colour, the outfit everythang!!! I followed the source link and it lead me to the Ayikai Couture Facebook group. Now I’m not one to wear overly African attire (it’s just never been my thing) but I adore the designs and cut of the clothing so much I want them all!!!
The label is called Ayikai Couture and it was established in 2009 by Ghanaian designer Antoinette AYIKAI Amuzu and in her own words:
The garments feature natural fibre, hand dyed exotic batik fabric and elegantly tailoring punctuated with carefully selected accents for multi-ethnic flair. These creations are designed for fun and for sophistication, for the young and the mature, for slim and full figures.
My lines consist of one-of-a-kind, unique creations and of limited series.
The patterns and colours of the clothing are unique and vibrant, adding spice and spark to any wardrobe. The patterns depict the adinkra symbols of Ghana, each with a significant meaning. These symbols were developed by the Ashante people of West Africa and can be traced back to the 17th century. Over time, the number of symbols grew. In modern times, they have been used for every-day wear, as well as for special occasions.
Unfortunately I don’t think they have a website up yet but the designer can be contacted via this email add: firstname.lastname@example.org and they had a fashion show recently in London. Browse through the albums if you have time the clothing is simply gawwwwjussss!!! ^.^
Here are a couple of my favourites from the Summer range: