The Art Of Black Hair And The Women Whose Hair Inspires Us

  In recent years, black women have been embracing and loving their natural hair, ditching chemicals and using protective hairstyles to diversify their hair. There was some kind of shift in the universe because black women started cutting short their relaxed her opting to start their natural hair journeys through locking their hair and letting…

Bulbulia Threads In The Streets Of Johannesburg

I was first introduced to Bulbulia Threads on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg runway this August and I instantly fell in love with the brand and the amazing work done by Tasleem Bulbulia who has been in the fashion industry for over 20 years (If you ask me she does not look a day over…

Tuelo Nguyuza Collectiv Bridal Range Brings A Spin To Traditional Wedding Dresses

Collectiv Culture Taking inspiration from the multiple cultures in South Africa, TN Collectiv’s bridal range Collectiv Culture caters for the western woman looking for a modern twist on traditional wedding dresses. Instead of creating looks that already exist, Collectiv Culture has taken what is currently available for brides looking for traditional wedding dresses and reinventing…

#MBFWJ: NN Vintage Perfectly Portrays The African Queen Trend

Last night NN Vintage wowed fashion lovers with a star-studded showcase at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg in Sandton. I was eager to see what NN Vintage had in store for us because I have always been impressed by their previous collections. I really relate to the garments and I am definitely the kind of woman…

#MBFWJ: Colour By Nandi Mngoma And Inga Madyibi

Nandi Mngoma and Inga Madyibi made their label debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg last night in Sandton. It truly was a great collection with lots of colour from the garments themselves and the choice of make-up. It’s a chilled back collection for a woman who loves to look great but still look simple. I…

Hauz Of Lenze: Enough Is My New Freedom

Fashion Design label Hauz of Lenze has released their SS16/17 lookbook and it is all about celebrating women. As the Spring /Summer season unravels.Hauz of Lenze apologetically tells a story about his SS16/17  collection for the women themed “Enough is my new freedom” he uses fashion to express a feeling or experience that many fear…

Jenevieve Lyons Wows Fashion Lovers At #SAMW

Jenevieve Lyons always leaves us talking after every show and last night’s show was no different. The LISOF graduate has sure came a long way since her AFI FastTrack days.  Her latest collection titled Deferential which she debuted last night at South African Menswear Week in Cape Town is all sorts of amazing. She says…

The Fashion Torch Incubation Hub Launch

  After three months of product testing, evaluation and thorough research, on 25th June 2016  my friends at Fashion Torch Africa officially launched East and Central Africa’s first Business incubation and mentor ship hub for fashion and and creative arts brands and ideas. FTA HUB works with a vision of Growing Africa Fashion and creative arts…

The Africa Fashion Exchange

The Africa Fashion Exchange (AFX) took place on the 23rd to 25th of June in Durban hosted by the KZN Fashion Council in partnership with Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, (EDTEA) and the Economic Development and Investment Promotion Unit (ED&IPU) of the EThekwini Municipality. The Africa…

Fashion Illustrations By Tiwatope

Tiwatope Adetoye is the Creative Director of Sapphire by ‘tieri Ltd, a 21st century fashion solutions company. She is a fashion entrepreneur based in Lagos who started illustrating when she was young but really started when she saw an illustration by Ominigho-Aita Imona and had the chance to be mentored by her. She has been illustrating since….

Afrikan Princess Street Shoot By Simz Photo

So last week at the final of ELLE Magazine SA Style Reporter Awards I did a little shoot with Durban based photographer and blogger Simz Mkhwananzi. He was being featured on a fashion TV programme and he needed me to be his model. I had lots of fun shooting this outside Workshop Newtown in Newtown…

Ghana’s Fashion Brands Exhibited Their Work At AuntieOboshie’s Design Installation

AuntieOboshie hosted an installation exhibition  with Ghana’s leading fashion brands on the 24th of April 2016 at the Accra International Conference Centre. The exhibition took guests on a journey through time by showcasing the story of Ghanaian fashion from the 60s till now.The exhibition, a celebration of Ghanaian fashion through the years, featured 59 installations…