To celebrate my one year ‘blog-versary’ and also because it is the season of giving, I have decided to do a giveaway to say thank you to all you amazing people who have supported my blog thus far. One lucky person will get the chance to walk away with two gorgeous matte lip liquid colours from The Body Shop.
I started blogging with the intention of improving my fashion and beauty writing skills. I did not expect to have a following of people who would actually enjoy what I was writing. The words of encouragement and support has kept me going throughout the whole year. The emails, DMs and messages that I have received during the year have warmed my heart dearly and pushed me to keep doing what I’m doing. I have met some amazing bloggers, worked with talented photographers and had some great writing and guest blogging opportunities.
I really love and admire each and every one of you who take the time out of your day to read and follow my blog, it really means a lot to me. The giveaway includes two brand new gorgeous matte lipsticks in the colours Windsor Rose 032 (the nude) and Sicily Iris 09 (the deep purple). I chose these colours, because I think the colours will suit almost any skin tone and are lovely festive colours to rock this holiday season.
I am so excited to announce the limited choker range collaboration with BohoChic. I joined forces with the talented and beautiful Trecia Makhubele and Rutendo Masasi, the founders of the unique and fashion-forward brand to create a fun, funky and trendy range of chokers. Be sure to keep an eye out on these amazing women, especially when they drop their summer bikini range later this year.
In the meantime be sure to get yourself one of the amazing chokers that we have designed and created with you specifically in mind. The chokers will be available immediately till the end of November. The range includes various choker styles with each style having its own unique Boho and Aphiwe touch. It was so much fun coming up with ideas and styles to create for this range, and it was even more fun taking photos for the range. Read on to find out more about the different styles available and prices.
The Knowles sisters have officially killed the music scene this year. I know you’re probably thinking, why am I writing a post about music. But I just could not pretend that Solange’s latest album did not change my life and make feel so good about being an unapologetically black woman.
Fans like myself have had to wait for four years for Solange to finally bless us with the masterpiece that is, ‘A Seat At The Table.’ If you haven’t listened to it yet, can I just ask you what are you waiting for? This album will permanently be on repeat for me that people will probably get sick and tired of hanging around me. It is an album for black women made by a black woman, how much more magical can it get?
If you’re looking for that extra motivation this week or reminder as to why you need to keep going and don’t stop. Well, I think I might just have the perfect solution for that. I am currently crushing on Eurshanie Nicasia, I’ve been following this humble, inspiring woman for the longest time. When she agreed to share with me some of her tips for being a dream chancer and goal-driven person, I knew I had to share the secrets with you beautiful people.
For those of you who don’t know Eurshanie, she is a female entrepreneur who is the owner and founder of the sophisticated and minimalist fashion brand ChiqueBoss. The clothes are so simply yet mega show-stopping, that you are sure to get heads turning.
Get to know Eurshanie better and discover some of her current favourite ‘it’ items in her store, in the short and yet highly motivating interview below.
New York Fashion Week has undoubtedly proven itself so far, as to why it is one of the anticipated fashion weeks on the fashion calendar. So much has happened in just two days from the Prabal Gurung modern contemporary collection to the laid-back, futuristic Alexander Wang and Adidas collaboration. The next few days are sure guaranteed to be fashion revolutionary as we impatiently wait to see what the other household fashion names have created for the human canvas.
However, my heart has been won by no other than Miss Posh Spice herself, Victoria Beckham. For her ready-to-wear Spring 2017 collection that was showcased on Sunday. She made us all reminisce and fall in love with all things velvet, satin and chiffon. Her collection was a perfect fit of high-fashion meets casual-wear. The loose, over-sized and bagginess of her collection was done in such a chic and admirable manner. Making it rather impossible to not to fall in love with the softness and sophistication of the collection.
So I’m sure we’ve all once in lives been tempted to go shopping in PJs to buy some milk for our coffee or sugar for our cup of tea. But it’s always only been thought until now, celebrities are rocking their sleepwear as casual wear on the streets and on the red carpet meaning it is officially the norm for everybody else as well.
This sleepwear trend has been around for quite a while now, but it is soon making its way back as trend favourite. People like Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Ciara have been made rocking PJs in public an effortless and sexy look. And can I just say I’m so in support of this fashion trend all the way.
After the MAC Vibe Tribe collection launched in the USA in mid-May, many make up lovers have been patiently waiting to get their hands on it and it is almost time. The collection is expected to hit South African and international stores this week. Although the name of the collection and the main inspiration behind the make up collection does not sit well with me, I am nonetheless excited about some of the products.
Okay guys, I’m so sorry about all the fashion posts lately but so much has just been happening in the fashion world that it is kind of hard for me to not have a say. So this past week saw a historic fashion moment happening. Chanel became the first international and luxury fashion house to host a fashion show in the Communist country, Cuba which no other fashion luxury brand has been able to do for the last 50 years.
So the Costume Institute Gala or simply known as the Met Gala to many people, is definitely one of the most anticipated fashion events on the calendar. However, it is safe to say I was absolutely disappointed with this year’s fashion. The theme for this year’s exhibition and overall evening was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” as announced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. So basically the focus was fashion meets technology along the lines of futuristic and different, got it? Cool. Great. So it’s safe to say that at this year’s event no one necessarily stuck to theme or tried to be daring, it was so boring!
“I had my ups and downs but I always find the inner strength to pull myself up I was served lemons, but I made lemonade…” – Hattie White (JayZ’s grandmother)
Today is officially ‘Lemonade’ Day. So if we could all just pause for a moment and reflect on the slayage that Beyoncé just did in her latest album ‘Lemonade’ visually and lyrically.