The No. 21 brand is one that I have been eyeing up for a very long time. The designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua combines elements of tailoring with a feminine, Italian sensibility. The No.21 brand is well known for its unique details such as the signature bow tie, embellishments and cool prints. The silhouettes are quite reserved and sophisticated and that is what drew me to the brand. The knotted satin sandals have become a favourite for me this season and so I wanted to do a review on my new favourite shoes.
Internships are a funny one, most internships are unpaid and interns are usually overworked. However, they are also a great opportunity for you to ‘learn’ and also try out different roles for short periods of time. I have heard so many horror stories about internships and how people have been taken advantage of for no pay or very little pay. There are so many issues with fashion internships, but, taking on a few internships early in your career is a great way to gain experience as well as figure out what your interests are.
PROS: Great on your CV | Confidence boost and great for making contacts | Possible paid role at the end if you’re good | Great Learning experience | Little commitment – can always leave if unhappy.
CONS: Full-time job commitments & hours without the pay | Waste of time if the role is not what you expected. read more
All Devil Wears Prada fans will know what I’m talking about. Florals for spring is always expected and has become the easiest way to stay on trend every spring.
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Dress: Zara | Bomber Jacket: Jaeger | Boots: Asos
Easter is approaching, and i am currently at the stage of scrambling to find a dress for Easter Sunday. Easter is a big holiday for a lot of people. Easter, like Christmas can sometimes be difficult to shop for because it is a holiday spent with family and we all want that dress that is not only cute but also appropriate for church or family-related events. The amazing thing about Easter is that it falls in Spring when spring fashion is in full bloom. There are so many colours, shapes and lengths to play with.
Here are my suggestions for Easter Sunday dress ideas!
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I have a love-hate relationship with Ankara (African print,). I love how colourful and vibrant Ankara fabric is but I have a phobia of delving too far out of my comfort zone when it comes to colour so Ankara is usually reserved for weddings and events in Nigeria. I rediscovered my love for Ankara about a month ago when I decided to rearrange my wardrobe. I randomly pulled out this Ankara dress which had been custom made for me a few years ago but had never seen the light of day. I have since dusted off the rest of my Ankara pieces and to be honest as spring is here, it is the perfect time to add come colour to my wardrobe.
With the winter blues still in full flow, Valentine’s Day is a welcome distraction to look forward to and get excited about. However, coming up with gift ideas for that special someone in your life can be very difficult. But fear not, I’ve come up with gifts that are bound to impress. Gucci Sylvie mini chain-embellished leather shoulder bag Selfish…
Feminism seems to be a topic on everyones lips at the moment, with lots of debates and opinions on what it means to be a feminist or what feminism means for different women. It also seems like fashion brands are increasingly embracing women rights and shining a light on the issue. Maria Grazia Chiuri’s feminist statement at her debut at Dior seemed to reinvigorate the conversation within the fashion industry. It also had me thinking about an issue I wrote about a while ago that I finally decided to share on this blog. Despite designers using the women empowerment rhetoric as an accessory or a trend, it’s important to remember that feminism is not a trend and it is also important to examine the fashion industry and whether it could be considered anti-feminist.
Going through tiring efforts to find the perfect prom dress and end up having someone wear it on the prom night can be any girl’s nightmare. A lot of times, girls end up having same dresses on their prom night and then feel bad for the rest of the event. However, there are ways to avoid this so here are some tips to ensure you stand out from the rest.
It’s that time of the year again and as we know, its holiday/ party season so it’s safe to say that for the next few weeks, the dress code is strictly ‘festive’. Tis the season to buy an obscene amount of new dresses and not feel guilty about it because you know they will be put to good use. But, as we all know eating is as much a part of the festivities so here are my top picks of comfortable party dresses, complete with elasticated waists, flattering shapes and frills that are oh-so-giving and will take you from meal time to dance floor.