Tuesday, 22 March 2016

DUMEBI COUTURE & COCKTAIL


I was invited by Barbara Biosah to attend her event that took place at her studio in Paris. She's a British fashion designer specialising in unconventional detailed exotic clothing, shoes and accessories hand made. When my friends and I arrived we were immediately charmed by the friendly and cosy atmosphere of the fashionable studio. Barbara welcomed us, she was wearing an elegant and sexy dress from Paint The Lily Couture 16/17 collection featuring  hand embroidered  crystals from Swarovski. After treating ourselves to some nice cocktails, appetizers and snacks she showed us her designs.





  



Her goal is "to eliminate the use of mass production and bring back quality custom made clothing using the finest natural materials and amazing construction that are both artistic and wearable".

Have a look at her collections and enjoy shopping!








Dumebi Fashion





Shop My Look

Cropped black latex top and pencil skirt: Balmain | Red purse: Mango | Pointed-Toe pumps: Jimmy Choo | Jewelry: Ines De La Fressange Paris




The Best Tights: Wolford

I finally found tights that feel and fit great! Really I was so tired to buy stockings tights that didn't last long as they were torn after wearing them a couple of weeks. I felt like those brands did it un purpose so that their customers would go back again to the stores and buy some more. My friends had the same issue and after doing some research I finally found Wolford! It's an Austrian based company that produces luxury  and quality stockings for women and men from pure silk and rayon, underwear for women, women's clothing and accessories.




                                                                           
                                                                            Wolford





So I went ahead and bought the Polkadot tights and Image string body. They look, feel great, they are chic and elegant and most importantly they are durable. They are pricier than most of other brands on the market but the money you spend is well worth it believe me when you consider how long you'll be able to enjoy them. The material feels silky and luxurious with an even opacity and a smooth finish that resists snags and pulls. You just have to try it for yourself!

Below are my favourite items from Wolford that I picked for you and I hope you like them. If you know another brand that you have tried and trust, don't hesitate to share your experience with us.











Saturday, 19 March 2016

Freak is Chic!

Hello Fashionistas,

Today I'm going to talk about a topic that really touches my heart and which shows how human beings can be heartless sometimes and that it only depends on your strength, how you perceive and value yourself first and your willingness to succeed that you can change things around and make people seeing you differently and accept you just the way you are. I want to talk about how albinos and those who suffer from skins genetic disorders are treated in this world. Some cultures believe that Albinism is the result of a curse and that's contagious. Others believe that albinos can tell the future and that albino body parts are useful talismans in black magic. None of that it's true obviously, but it just shows you the extremities people go to make up things about something they don't understand. But who are we to judge other people?





For years the modelling industry has been known to portray the "perfect" image of what they believed a person should really look like, tall, slender and flawless. But recently the modelling world has taken a more "abstract" route and designers have been changing their views at a rapid pace, using more unusual faces to open for their runway shows and to represent their brands. Models such as Connie Chiu, Shaun Ross, Thando Hopa, Diandra Forrest, Jeffrey Nkanka are amongst the most successful albinos models. Another successful model with a skin disorder called Vitiligo is Winnie Harlow. Those models have something in common, they stood up for their cause and want to inspire other people and models all over the world to love themselves and to not let anyone make them believe that they are ugly and that they don't deserve to be treated with equal rights as other "normal" people. They also deserve to be happy, to love and to be loved and have their say in the society where they live. I'm also standing up for them and I support them in this battle. Think about it, this could be you or any member of your family guys!














Have a beautiful week-end y'all and continue to inspire people around you by your positive actions!
xoxo