Monthly Archives: May 2015

“Electric” SS 2015 Lookbook by Souza

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Nigerian Fashion brand “Souza” speaks to the experimental woman who is not afraid to try new things and wants to stand out and far from the crowd. the collection has a lot of lace and colours that pop enough to make the “Electric” Souza woman to be the envy of other women.

Contacts: Franciscadasouza@me.com  | Website: www.souzafashions.com

Social Media: Twitter|Instagram: @souza_ng

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Source: www.completefashion.org

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

My good friend Sandy Nene decided to partake in the “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me”challenge and he tagged a couple of bloggers (myself included). I hardly participate in such challenges but here goes:

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1. I hate pet names with a passion. Please strongly refrain from addressing me as DEAR, bae, my love, darling, hun e.t.c (If I am going to have a pet name it better be something unique)

2. If you think I am exotic then you might be right ( I am exotic)

3. I have 6 half brothers and 2 half sisters. I don’t have  a sibling that I share both parents with. I was raised by my mother and step-father.

4. I believe that I was a Formula 1 driver in my past life. The first thing I want to do when I step into the driver’s seat is hit the accelerator. (Sponsor me #MercedesBenzSA)

5. I am an adrenaline junkie. I am planning to bungee jump at the Face Adrenaline Bunjy soon.

6. I am a loner , I like to do things by myself and I never wanna be a bother to people.

7. I am a day dreaming realist. I spend most of my time day dreaming , it’s a great little world that I escape to.

8. I love children and I want to have a house full of children some day

9. I have many professions ( well according to people anyway)

10. I suck at challenges. ( I am sure you can tell)

 

Hauz Of Lenze Lookbook A/W 2015

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Hauz of Lenze has released an A/W 2015 look book which was inspired by happiness and most importantly life . The designer says that he found past menswear rather dull so he took it upon himself to create a daring and risky collection with lace shirts and combining different items to come up with sexy and chic looks that still maintain masculinity.
My first thought when I saw the look book was “I want that lace shirt” I really love this look book and the designer could not have chosen a better model and photographer to work with.
Photographer: Philly Mohlala
Model: Fancis Buseko Mubanga
Designer: Brian Ndienze
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Get the collection at:
@hauzoflenze across all social media platforms or alternatively call on +27747749631 or email to  hauzoflenze@gmail.com and brian.nbn@gmail.com

The Boombox SA

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A few weeks ago I attended The Boombox SA’s event at The City in Maboneng Precinct. The event was about different elements of the Hip Hop culture, from cyphers, performances, rap battles, bboying and so on. It was a really cool experience as I looked on as the BBoys were doing their thing on the floor and as the fans cheered on for their favourite BBoys, rappers and performers. H2O were the special guests and no doubt the crowd favourites and their performance was great.

Check out what went down:

Photos by: Anam Xinwa

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Africa Fashion Week Nigeria: The Designers

Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is set to take place for the second time in Nigeria on the 23rd and 24th of May. Fashion Designers have heeded the call and will be showcasing only the finest of their collections. With brands like: Elikem Kumordzie. The tailor ,  Eminence 1129 , Grazee Stitches , Hemera , House of PambalHouse of Solange Lumiere Couture  Osuare Souza Revolution by Yetty D JPKOUTURE by Hadassah Lines by Chaab Marco Martinez Omaemihe Qozie Vhor T-Ngazy JReason Lorenore My Olaedo On-Ru Couture Saziis Tina Lobondi Zeeno Dee Okiki Marinho Ady by Linda ALABI COUTURE Big Ben Kilani Chaivo De laurels Debby African Stitches Adora’s African Things Bisola Daramola Colours of C.U.E Day_idah  Buchiver Anuba African Fashion Today  then you can be assured that the fashion week is going to be on fire.

 

So if you are fortunate enough to be in Nigeria DO NOT miss out. Check out what is in store for you. You have to agree that these designers are talented. Now we wait to see if they blow us out of the water, personally I have no doubt.

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Fashion Icon Awards :Industry Night

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16 May 2015 has been set as the date for the Fashion Icon Awards Industry Night which will be held at the Airport View Hotel in Accra Ghana.

Fashion Icon Awards aim is to celebrate, reward and motivate outstanding performer in the industry and seven (7) outstanding fashion entrepreneurs in different categories of the industry would be recognized and awarded on the night; Fashion blog/website of the year, Fashion photographer of the year, Fashion stylist of the year, Stylish creative director of the year, Fashion communicator of the year ( online), Fashion communicator of the year (print), and Best model management/ agency of the year.

Last year’s event was a success and hopefully this year will be better. Check out the pictures from last year. It obviously was a full house and I am personally excited about the Grand Finale in June 2015.

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4×4 Touareg Off-Road Experience With Volkswagen Driving Academy

So I have always wanted to drive under off road conditions. Well lucky for me I got to do just that courtesy of the Volkswagen Driving Academy. The day started off with coffee and a brief theory session on the Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI  at La’Wiida Lodge and Conference Centre.

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While I was taking in the beauty of La’Wiida Lodge I spotted this Little meerkat digging around. At some point he actually posed for a photo and played around my feet.

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The VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI has great features 4motion permanent four-wheel drive system with centre differential, off-road mode with hill descent control, Bi-Xenon with LED daytime running and dynamic cornering lighting and start-stop system with brake-energy recuperation.

I am not going to go on and on about things I know nothing about but I will say this though as I was driving up and downhill I could feel the seat belt tighten automatically. That is one of the pecks of getting the new Touareg. Should you get involved in a crash the seat belt will prevent you from being thrown out of the car. I especially enjoyed when one of the obstacles involved suspending one side of the car in the air. Even though it  was suspended the Touareg was well balanced and it felt really safe driving it.

We had fun driving around in different terrains at the Hennops Trails close to Hartbeespoort. Other obstacles included water and rocky paths. I love how the Touareg drives through with very little difficulty.

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At Lunch time we headed back to La’Wiida Game Lodge and had a very hearty meal followed by a game drive around the Lodge.  La’Wiida Lodge is situated in Centurion on the route to Hartbeespoort and they offer a wide variety of services including, conferencing & events facilities, Accommodation, camping and game drives just to mention a few.

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I spotted a couple of animals around the lodge as we were driving. My favourite were the 2 giraffes that call La’Wiida Lodge home.

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A fun fact about these 2 giraffes is that they are both male.Of course we all asked why they did not have a female.According to the tour guide they can not have a lot of giraffes at the lodge. They can have 3 at most as the environment is not permitting for more giraffes. If there was a female then they would reproduce and they will have to be separated.

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I really had lot’s of fun thanks to our instructors Donovan and Matthew who are super cool. Check out how the sexy and beastly Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI looks on the trails

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CHECK OUT THE YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE LAST OBSTACLE ON https://youtu.be/jjIpM3bsDmo

 

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2015: Midway Mayhem

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On the 17th of April a group of friends and I braved the cold and headed to Kimberley for the Kimberley Diamond Cup that was to take place on the 18th of April 2015. I have just been introduced to skating by a couple of friends and although I can not skate to save my life ,I find the sport fascinating. First night in Kimberley was absolutely freezing and I did not think that I would survive the night camping. However I warmed myself in the fire before heading to the freezing tent. I am happy to say that I survived the night and was so happy for the sun in the morning.

As someone who knows very little about skating, I really enjoyed watching the competition. The Kimberley Diamond Cup was held at Kumba Skate Park in Kimberley in the Northern Cape and drew lots of people from all over the country and outside the country. Kumba Skate Park is the largest skate park in Africa. I know nothing about the technical side of skating so I will not try and lie to you about what tricks were shown during the competition. what I can attest to is that the competition was fun to watch. It was really amazing to see what the skaters were doing. Maybe I might start skating too (one day is one day).

There were a very few female skaters , four to be specific but I was really impressed by this young girl (she couldn’t be more than 9 years old) who was really good. I can tell that she is going to be great if she keeps at it. Hopefully next time there will be more female contestants ( I might be one of them) .

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This little man right here is very determined. Giving up is not his style he even attempted some really difficult techniques.

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The champion of The Kimberley Diamond Cup is Khule Ngubane who also won last year.

Here is what happened in pictures:

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The crowd simply loved the competition and the performances:

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KDC Prize Giving:

The deserving Skaters got awarded with some money to spend as they please, be it improving their skate boards or buying new skating gear.

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