Dress Of The Day
My pick for dress of the day is the Havana dress from shoplawdamassey. This gorgeous blue maxi dress has no flares, no poofs, except for it’s timeless pussy bow. The “Havana” dress is just simply stated and to the point. It’s great to be worn anywhere from a family get-together to a weekend get away adventure. The dress is super cute, super comfortable and super affordable. Hop on over to shoplawdamassey and get yours before they are all gone, only a few left.
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Fashion is a 400 billion dollar industry in the United States. I love fashion and I love talking about it. I share a lot online about my passions, but I also speak about fashion and lifestyle. In addition to that, I am very open about not breaking the bank to look chic. You can ball on a budget, so to speak, and yet still look like you spent hundreds of dollars on your outfit. It all comes down to how you accessorize. Accessories can make or break an outfit.
If you have been reading my blogs you know, I live for a statement necklace and earrings, and I am also known to over accessorize at times, but I’m that girl! 🙂 Subsequently, even though most of the accessories I wear is usually from my own jewelry line or items I sell in my online store, every now and again I’ll add a little boho chic or a tribal piece to enhance my outfits. However, lately I’ve been a little obsessed, ( I use obsess a lot when I talk about fashion 🙂 ) but yeah, I have been a bit obsessed with African fashion lately. First it was the history of African fashion and how amazing the tribals accessories and clothing were and still is. Then my obsession became deep into the modern day style of things. In the midst of my research I noticed a lot of similarities in the American designers and African fashion.
You can see African influence on many of the fashion trends we love and wear every day, it’s not just clothing or accessories made with “tribal” or “ethnic” fabric. African influence goes far beyond kente cloth and shells, it has surpass that. Look at festivals like Afro punk and Art Basil, you can see the African influence on most of the modern day hipsters that attend these festivals, the influence is evident.
Don’t get me wrong, tribal-themed apparel is all the rage, but that is not Africa’s only influence on fashion. African influence brings us vibrant, well-constructed and tailored designs that keep fashion lovers like me wanting more.
South Africa’s Gavin Rajah is a veteran designer whose gowns have been tailored to fit some of the world’s most recognizable women. Rajah, who is based in Cape Town, has dressed a number of celebrities, including Beyoncé and Celine Dion.
Sindiso Khumalo is another rising star. The South-African womenswear designer creates with a special attention to textile designs. The playful patterns of her skirts and tops are an easy fit any woman with a chic day-to-day style.
Taibo Bacar has fast become one of Africa’s designers to watch. The Mozambican designer’s clothing is an aesthetically pleasing mix of rich fabrics, loud prints and colors that make it easy to add to any woman’s everyday ensemble.
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