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Monday, 21 October 2013

Fashion And Style At The Award Shows. Who Passed And Who Failed?

In the last seven days there has been two major awards ceremonies The BET HIP HOP AWARDS and the MOBO AWARDS and when these events takes place one of the major look out is always the fashion and styles. Everyone wants to see what their favourite celebs stepped out in.

Fashion and styles forms the core of entertainment and today i bring to you what the stars wore and how they stepped out. Who wore what best and who was the best dressed or worst dressed.

Here are a few pictures, you decide.

BET HIP HOP AWARDS (This was strictly hip hop style):

Sunglasses, tunic shirt, printed pants and boots. This was style risk and with high risk comes reward.. Verdict: B.o.B looked good.

Mayweather, throwing on expensive gear does not equals good style..  Verdict: Epic Fail Mr Mayweather.

Future, went for a classic hip hop look.. Verdict: Good

Uncle Snoop Lion, denim pants along with a blue printed shirt buttoned right up to the top made popular by snoop himself in the 90s. Verdict: Looked great on him.

2chainz, i don't just like this dude's style but that's his style and i respect it. i think he's weird. Verdict: For me that's a NO. For you, maybe?

Meek Mill kept it quite simple but with a bit of gold set on top of all-black everything. Verdict: Simple and stylish is always good. YES!

Tell me what you think about her outfit?  Verdict: It's ok to take fashion risks. In her case did it pay off? YES! but a little bit too revealing.

Here are some more ...



At the MOBO's was a little less of the hip hop style we had a bit mix up of styles.


Who did it for you at the MOBO's? Lets know your thoughts

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Inspirational Styles! Let's Pick Some Style Icons : Pharrel Williams

Pharrell Williams is a bonafide style icon. Forget his huge success as a music producer and recording artiste, what has endeared Pharrell Williams to people most is his fashion sense and style. His  Youthful looks, fitted, refined, charming, and effortless style makes him loved around the world.

He is a successful fashion designer with two clothing lines, the luxurious Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear. Pharrell Williams also co-designed glasses and jewelries for Louis Vuitton.

This cool style icon has a knack for setting trends, he is never afraid to take fashion risks which he often pulls off. He's not only good at rocking the casual or street style looks, he's also always smashing at his tux game and looks sleek, clean, tidy and plush in his business or formal outfits. He has a lot of flair and creativity with his outfits and always uses different accessories to stand out.

Pharrell's style is laid back and effortless kind of style which makes him unique. Whichever look he steps out with, he pulls it off with he's body carriage (This is important in everyone's style). He does not try too hard to look good, he just looks good with his creativity and pulls off any outfit he likes with his flair. You will hardly believe this dude has hit the age 40 mark.

Pharrell’s personal style is definitely one you can take inspiration from. The most important thing is to dress for you, let your personality shine through. Most of all, be confident in yourself and your look. Also take importance to your body carriage and you will be able to pull off different outfits and styles.

Like Pharrell says:

"Remember my first tenet in getting dressed is how you feel in the morning. So if you're not being true blue to that, it usually shows."

"Fashion has to reflect who you are, what you feel at the moment, and where you’re going. It doesn’t have to be bright, doesn’t have to be loud. Just has to be you."

Would you like advice on how to up your style or get the Pharrell look? Email us now.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Would You Rock The Tartan Look?

This Autumn tartan is everywhere. You see it on the red carpets, weddings, streets and even on the runways.

I personally like the look of it because it's good on the eye, distinctive, attractive and somewhat unique. Tartan looks good whatever your age. Tartans always go with black and i always like to match it with black, dark or navy blue colour because it brings out the best of the tartan outfit even though some people would like to have it worn as a whole outfit. It would be nice to have some form of tartan in your wardrobe in form of clothing or accessories.





Am sure you all know kanye is always kanye.


Would you wear the tartan? How would you rock your tartan look? Let's Know your style.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Style Is Ageless: Tips To Looking Stylish For Older Ladies.

These days fashion and style is aimed and marketed at the younger generations, slowly neglecting that the older people still have to look good. I would not entirely blame the fashion world for this because as a lot of women age, they tend to slow down on their fashion and sense of style. They feel they have lost that sexy vibe and energy the younger ladies carry. This should not be so as women should always be beautiful and attractive to look upon. Being stylish is not a thing of youth only. You can be stylish and attractive regardless of your age, so matured women should look attractive, interesting and stylish without seeming tacky and unaware of themselves.

Learn what suits your body shape and skin.  The first thing to consider when trying to look stylish at an older age is your body shape. When you start getting older, your body shape begins to change and so does your skin tone, so what used to look great and sexy on you suddenly starts to look stupid on you. It's important you pick outfits that goes well with your body shape.

Keep your style but forget about Fashion trends. Trying to keep up with fashion trends at an older age is a bit of a hassle because fashion keeps changing every season but your style remains unique to you. Your aim should be comfort and elegance in your outfits.

Accessories are very important. I have seen a lot of older ladies wear too much accessories. i don't understand why they get this wrong. Don’t wear your entire jewelry box, focus on one or two wearing one standout piece at a time. Keep it simple glamour.

A dress will always look great on you and will flatter you. Wrap dresses are great styles. Sleeveless dresses plus good accessories looks lovely too. I keep reading that women of a certain age don’t like their arms out. If you really don’t like your upper arms out, a light jacket will work for your outfit quite well.

High Heels are always important in  every ladies wardrobe age regardless, so if you emptied out your heels from your wardrobe, I'd say get them back! You don't need something too high but you should always have them in your wardrobe.

Get some Blazer jackets/suits. They are a great stylish look for ladies of all ages.

If you are the office or professional type, trousers and not panty house is what you need now. The days of panty hose to the office are behind you. Get a fitting pair of lady trousers matched with a good pair of high heels and a nice fitting for suits that have a softness to them

Jeans on a lady always looks good and contrary to what some section of people think, jeans on older ladies are good for a casual look. Just avoid the low waist ones. Take the time and try on a variety of sizes and styles to find the most flattering, age appropriate fit.

For our ladies across the continent (Africa) small prints gowns or traditional/ native outfits are important in your style as well. Make sure the attire is well fitted to your body type.

Thanks for stopping by and If you are helped by what you read in this post then please feel free to comment and share with your friends or email me for more advice, question or tips if you need any.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Inspirational Styles! Let's Pick Some Style Icons - Tinnie Tempah

Patrick Okogwu, better known as Tinie Tempah is a style icon! Whether it's a casual, formal, street, geek style outfit,  Tinnie Tempah is a style icon that most guys would like to emulate.  Tinie Tempah is widely regarded as a style icon around the world. He has been rated by GQ as the best dressed man in Britain in 2012.

Tinnie's style is unique, he's what i call a 'mixed breed'. He makes every outfit unique because he puts his own style to it. What makes him different from other icons is he is always bold and unashamed to take fashion risks. He carves his own fashion for his fans and that makes him unique like Pharell Williams and Kanye west who are also top of my style list.

Here's a few tips from the man himself.


At the London fashion week.


Tinnie meets Regie Yates.

And here's a few looks at Tinnie's style.


You will agree with me he is quite stylish. What do you think? Do you like his style? Want it?