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HAPPY NEW YEAR:2013

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To you my awesome, amazing readers and followers, THANK YOU SO SOOOOOO MUCH for the support you have given me.For every comment and every view, I THANK YOU.Looking forward to our relationship going strong in 2013.HAVE AN AWESOME NEW YEAR!!!May every goal that you have set for your self in  the new year come to pass.

HAPPY SHOPPING, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :-) :-D

2012 BEST AND WORST DRESSED: RED CARPET

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I loooooove, Awards shows especially the red carpet moments.2012 obviously
had those and my oh my, even my best dressed lady on this year's red carpet
came as a bit of a shock to me.... well sort of (wink).I came up with my
own list of 2012's top 3 best dressed ladies and worst dressed from the
Oscar Awards, Grammies and other Awards in between.

Starting with the good stuff; My first place goes to Kelly Rowland i don't
know about you but at this year's Grammy Awards she stunned me I had no
idea she had it in her to pull off the GRAND "ball" look she was absolutely
divine in Alberta Ferretti.I'm definately looking forward to 2013 Grammies
to see what she will do to follow up that look. EXCELLENT !Bravo Miss Kelly!

My second place and contender of first is the beautiful Sofia Vergara.She
always looks amazing,she knows her body and knows how to dress it(YOU
SHOULD TO..if you don't ), but the Emmy Awards very much belonged to her.In
Zuhair Murad dress, s…

2012 FASHION TRENDS

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2012... 2012.. In a couple days we will be saying GOOD BYE! But we will surely remember you for the amazing fashion trends you certainly came along with.As we all know fashion doesn't just VANISH from the face of the earth but EVOLVES as the years and decades go by so will be seeing most of these trends as we make our way into 2013!

Inspired I made a collage to give tribute to some of 2012's trends such as the prints, the wedges, colour  blocking  and head wraps.In my own opinion prints made more noise compared to the rest of the other trends, THEY WERE EVERYWHERE! From shoes to dresses (short and long) pants, shorts, jackets... I can go on and on but simply put.. PRINTS RULED! And my personal favourite look was the short printed dress with a belt on the waist,rocked in either flats or heels, in other words its versatile.

Looking forward to more fashion and trends in 2013! :-D

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FASHION QOUTE: MARILYN MONROE & CHRISTMAS INSPIRED HEELS

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"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot !"

- MARILYN MONROE

To top that qoute with the Christmas Spirit, some creatively inspired
CHRISTMAS themed heels.If the heels were flat enough i would wear
those to a christmas costume party :-)

[Images: fanpop sabrinasuggests]

FASHION QOUTE: DOMENICO DOLCE

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"You like? You are happy? Yes? Okay, go! Go
in the street."

- DOMENICO DOLCE
Dolce & Gabbana

KATY PERRY AND THE DOLCE & GABBANA GOWN

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I have always admired Katy Perry's fashion. It is daring and she is not
afraid to try something new and simply just stand out from the crowd.

Early November she graced the red carpet with a floral full - length gown
from Dolce and Gabbana, at a Dreams Foundation event where she was a
nominee.It had mauve flowers and green leaves and what i loved the most
about the dress was the belt she added to it which was velvet and had gold
bands, turning it into an amazing and garceful ensemble.I simply just love
this look :-)

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AFRICAN NAIL ART

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Ohema Ohene is a British based brand designed by Ghananian Abenaa
Pokuaa, who designs and creates fashion with captivating African
prints.The nail art collection is my favourite from their work, done
for them by a nail artist from London and with the nail art 'frenzy'
in this fashion era, I would personally go for it, and you should too.
:-)

[Images: afrocentric]

Nail Art Alert: How to Get a Real Feather Manicure at Home (So Pretty!): glamour.com

FASHION QOUTE: COCO CHANEL

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"It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate
accessory of fashion that heralds your
arrival and prolongs your departure."

- COCO CHANEL

[Image: awomenscelebration]

CREATIVELY INSPIRED: HEELS

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Alice in Wonderland inspired these incredible looking heels, designed
by Nicholas Kirkwood as part of a Alice In Wondreland Themed
collection in 2010 which was a group effort of invited designers, to
showcase their talents.

Inspiration really was key here, and the 'bug' really did bite him here.

Quirky characters would definately go for this one and yes i'm talking
about wearing it to an event. As for me.... themed photo shoots and
the stage and maybe a costuming party, yes, yes, YES!!! ;-)

[Image: styledotcom]

AFRICAN FASHION: JEWELLERY

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African fashion is rich in colour and creativity, your typical
statement piece that add the 'wow' to the 'factor' ;-).Its no secret
by now that I am crazy about statement pieces, and if i can add these
beautiful South African inspired jewellery to my jewellery box I would
be a very happy girl.Surely its something for this summer season, but
do remember statement pieces should stand out so don't wear them with
competitive clothes eg. Collages, multi- coloured

Happy shopping :-)

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FASHION MIS-LED: "When the right dress is worn with the wrong bra" and VICE-VERSA

The sight of a bra sticking out at the back of a halter-neck and strapless
dress or top, is not only distracting, but its very much
UNACCEPTABLE, those clothes are designed that way for reason.

A good friend of mine brought this to light and i have seen ENOUGH of it. The
number of women and young ladies engaging in this "trend", what ever it is,
is growing and i am sick to my stomach of a beautiful garment being
destroyed by an UNDER GARMENT all because the wearer has been mis-informed
that it is ok. ITS NOT OKAY, it is a big NO NO!!!

Ladies please, KNOW THIS, nomatter how lovely and beautiful your apparel
is, at the end of the day our conversation will not be based on, how
amazing you looked it will sound more like; "the dress was nice but that
BRA! if only she had done something about the bra she WAS going to look
stunning". Don't be astonished when the compliments don't come as you had
hoped, our eyes where glued on the bra not the dress.

Sigh.... Enoug…

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FASHION QOUTE: ALEK WEK

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"Chic was just a word that never popped into my head. Functional, yes;
fashionable, lovely. But to hear "chic" from Karl of all people was
beyond exciting"

- ALEK WEK
South Sudanese British Model

[ Images: nairaland; agstylemag ]

CREATIVELY INSPIRED: VLISCO FUNKY GROOVE (AFRICAN COUTUER)

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The featured piece is from the Vlisco Funky Groove Collection of
August 2012, which embodies well crafted pieces.

Edgey urban street couture abundant with colour and geometry, Vlisco
is indeed 'creatively inspired' African fashion.

[Image: Vlisco]

WEAR PINK: OCTOBER MONTH OF BREAST CANCER

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Run Street Style Lane is celebrating October the Month of Breast
Cancer, encouraging every woman to check their breasts at all times,
for lumps, and encouraging every man to participate in the cause and
support every woman in their lives,mothers, sisters, wives,
spouses,girlfriends and friends.

Thoughts and prayers to all who have been affected by breast cancer
directly or indirectly.

Wear Pink and take part in the Breast Cancer Month and raise awareness.

OMG! How Kooky Are These Hair And Makeup Looks From The Spring 2013 Runway Shows?!: glamour.com

FASHION EVENT: THE BUSINESS OF FASHION IN ZIMBABWE

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Harare Fashion Council and Farai by Farai Simoyi are hosting a fashion
discussion on THE BUSINESS OF FASHION IN ZIMBABWE, featured topics
are on networking, strategies and business ideas.The event is one not
to miss at all, i repeat, NOT TO MISS!!!

So be there on the 20th of October 2012 on Saturday, from 10 am to 1
pm.More details are on image above.

LETS TALK FASHION!!! :-)

Katy Perry Is Currently Wearing The Best Manicure Ever. Seriously. You’re Going To Die.: glamour.com

FASHION QOUTES: TOM FORD

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"People always ask me how I start a collection, and I tell them that I just
look around.What am I tired of? What am I in the mood for? Real fashion
change comes from real changes in real life. Everything else is decoration."

- TOM FORD
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FUN FASHION

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One of my bestfriends gave me this image, and figured it would be
great to show the fun side of fashion. :-)

41 Ways to Dress Like a Fashion Editor (Modeled by Us!) Fashion: glamour.com

#MONDAY FASHION QUOTES: ALEXANDER McQUEEN

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"It's a new era in fashion- there are no rules. It's all about the
individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels,
and up-and-coming designers all together."

- ALEXANDER McQUEEN

[Images: fashionslop; nypost]

FOR THE BOYS

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Some denim "look" inspiration, and something for the office. :-)

TIP: When it comes to clothing, COMFORT and STYLE are very important,
wearing clothes that fit you properly and that you feel great in.On that
note skinny men should avoid baggy clothes, there is no need to look like a
"human" hanger, we already have clothing hangers thank you very much.You
just need to look good in the clothes made for your body and that goes for
ALL men.

[Images: themonsieur; denimology]

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#MONDAY FASHION QOUTES: VERA WANG

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"I see myself as a true modernist. Even when I do a trditional gown, I give
it a modern twist. I go to the past for research. I need to know what came
before so I can break the rules."

- VERA WANG

[image: runwayplus;plusd]

FOR THE BOYS

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I come from a family dominated by men,i have three brothers and i
happen to be the youngest and the only girl.Most of my friends are
males and I went to art school were the majority if not 2/3 were in
actual fact boys.So its only natural that I cater "for the boys"/men.

In this part of my blog i will present the dudes an opportunity to
update their wardrobes, get a couple of tips and get to know what the
rest of the men are up to around the world.Ladies you can use this
platform to get to know your men and possibly get gift ideas etc.

I am not going to shout from the roof tops that i know everything
about men but I will do what i can and be there for my boys so,to
start with, here are some images to inspire your wardrobe,the 2012
college style suit with the one button,and some casual apparel.

TIP: One of the qualities that a men's suit should have especially in
these modern times is to aspire to have MASCULANITY ,by that it means
, the cut should compliment the mal…

CREATIVELY INSPIRED COLLECTION

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Creativity at times is not just "eye-popping,screaming" designs but
silent ,winking ;-),dreamy designs like this dress from the Dresses
Zeineldine Shady Spring/Summer Collection.I love this number though i
would prefer to cover up some areas just a bit :-).

These sling shot shoes designed by Kobi Levi are very much
inspired,they would probably go with the dress,not for me though .

And then there is this fruity hat,very summer-ish,quite the statement
piece.The daring,the brave and the fun loving would love this one :-).

[Images: posmode; toxel; eizinemark]

SUMMER :SHOES

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Keeping up to date with the world in the name of,this year's summer
fashion trends and this time we are in the SHOE department. There is
a lot of noise that has not been reserved for the clothes alone and
i'm not talking of only bright bold colours (which ofcourse is typical
of summer),but our shoes have been embelished in PRINTS,FLOWERS and
a number of DRAMATIC "EFFECTS" ;-)

Wedges are one of the biggest hits of summer and they are coming in
different styles, ankle -high wedges, cutout wedges and patterned
wedges.Chunky thick heels, bold bright colours in monochrome, neon
colours, colour blocking are in this season.

Happy shopping :-)

[Images;fashiontrendseeker; fashionone; _; _]

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MONDAY FASHION QOUTES: VICTORIA BECKHAM

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"If you haven't got it, fake it! Too short? Wear big high heels, but
do practice walking!"

- VICTORIA BECKHAM

[images: bornrich;hairii]

Victoria Beckham’s 6 Fall Wardrobe Essentials: glamour.com

SUMMER DRESSES

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Bright colours are making their way back into our wardrobes as we
head into summer. Summer dresses? a MUST have, and they are not only
in bright bold colours but in prints aswell as the 2012 trendy styles.

Speaking of which, neon colour is one of the 2012 trends,and if you
are going to be rocking a neon coloured dress be sure to not team it
up with one too many neon accessories.
Maxi dresses are an all time summer dress that really never grows
old.Its feminine and elegant and that one summer piece you should
never be caught without,so ladies do right by yourselves as i am and
purchase your maxi.Team it up with flat shoes ,belts and chunky
accessories.

Short, long, colour blocks,prints, bright bold colours, flower themed
dresses ,take your pick and what you prefer and indulge your summer
with a dress or two :-)
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Happy Shopping!!!

[Images:fashionsup; fashionaddictive]

#MONDAY FASHION QOUTES: VALENTINO GARAVANI

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"Even as a young boy, my passion was to design, and I have been very lucky
to be able to do what I have loved all my life. There can be few greater
gifts than that."

- VALENTINO GARAVANI

[Image: greenoble]

CREATIVELY INSPIRED COLLECTION

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I'm back after a few days of absence,was caught up in the holiday mode
:-),no worries though i'm back in full swing with the CREATIVELY
INSPIRED COLLECTION.

A truely inspired wedding dress from this year's China Fashion
Week,makes it in the collection.I don't know about you but i love the
dress,the creativity behind it is what takes me,if i'm to be a bride
in a fantasy play? Game on!! As far as wearing it on my wedding
day?.....not really.

From the Exoskeleton Collection by Janina Alleyne comes a shoe i'm
still debating weather i would wear it or not.......,made out of
exoskeletons of marine invertebrates of fantasy creatures,one word and
one word only,INSPIRED!!! and the verdict?no i wouldn't wear it
strictly for the runway ,maybe a themed music vedio and it makes a
nice mantle piece.

Being a huge fan of statement pieces i looove this bag.The beading
,the details.....amazing work and yes that i can surely have on my
shoulder.

[Images; onewed; visualnews; …

2012 | Women’s websites

2012 | Women’s websites

This is a truely inspired shoe by Mr Jimmy Choo, I really had to share this,BRAVOOO!!!

SUMMER : HAIR TRENDS

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The weather gets cold here and there but the truth is summer is very
much near.That said we need to prepare our wardrobes for this time of
the year starting with our hair.

One of this year's biggest trends is the,hair accessories ,head wraps,
scarfs, ribbons if you dare in a mature ,stylish ,creative way
ofcourse(which takes me back to when i was a kid,my mom used to tie up
two to three ribbons in my hair,i'm not talking about long hair
here,i'm talking about short afro hair,she pinched it right from the
root 'till those ribbons were stuck on my hair...I looked cute though
:-D)Ok fast forward to now and the matter at hand,start looking out
for scarfs ,colourful ,bold prints,monochromatic you name it,head
wraps,head bands,accessorize your hair!!!

Wear scarfs in which ever way feels comfortable and you can't go wrong
with a fresh flower.May the images above inspire you.

Happy shopping and Happy SUMMER! :-)

[Images: squidoo;fashionsup;enostyle;sheknows; thebudgetfashi…