Last year I only was able to catch up with Caesar Couture during my quick blog roundup of the shows. I had my 9-5 that day so barely watched the designers that showed for the 3rd and final segment. Asides this BTS photo below, the rest of my knowledge was updated via numerous Instagram posts.
The show was epic.
My love for African brands knows no bounds. The icing on the cake occurs when it’s female owned. When L’aviye reached out to me to style their upcoming studio shoot, I decided to turn things up a notch by styling their pieces in a blogger-type lifeStyle way. Called on a friend of mine, Summer (apt name for the collection, haha), requested 2 pieces each of 6 styles and made a plan.
Shot on my street in London, 95% of the add-ons (tops, accessories, shoes etc) are bits from my closet. Here is how I styled;
• The Shorts (2 ways)
with vintage shirts
Last week Thursday I was off to squaresuite in South Woodford to style and shoot an ankara collection, Atm Kollectionz’s. Worked with models Julie, Charm and designer, Chinelo and in 3 hours we were done. ATMK is an African owned brand with quality ankara ready-to-wear pieces and turbans. In 48 hours you and a friend will have a chance to win 2 pieces from their new collection. Just leave a comment on this particular post on Instagram tagging 3 of your friends and following their page here. Here are some of their stunning pieces..
Stopped by at the Scope store in Denmark Hill as always last week and spotted this cute dress. It’s totally same as the Zara and Shein ones featured on the blog some weeks ago. Copped for a good price here is how styled this baby. Available for purchase at £10 via @retrogypsie DM. Shop similar here, here and here.
Shot also in Covent Garden, London by @emilyjsowerby, this dress is a thrifted from one of the Cancer Research stores in Denmark Hill. Layered it with a slip dress from everything5pounds.com. (use STEPH5) for 5% off shop here. Sandals are Dune and available to purchase on @retrogypsie.