Tuesday, June 29, 2010

PISCES STYLE KITTENS

Style kitten returns this week, excited and here with another one of Pisces discovered kittens. For those who still don’t know what Pisces style kittens all about, here's a brief statement summarizing it all: Basically, “its here to expose your minds to the proof that we Africans are not only exposed to fashion but are even immersed in style and that’s what style kittens focuses on; beautiful ladies of style in Africa, we spot and we celebrate them in this very colorful section of our blog.” Here’s our second kitten, these pictures were also taken by our own Leo, “Akinlolu Osibanjo” and here they are:


NIKE ADMEON ONIGBANJO

Her youthful exuberance and love for stylish simplicity was a blast of fresh air, as she obviated the significant fact that even simplicity can showcase what Style truly is.

5 outfits, 5 different sides to her personality, here they are, picturesque glimpses into the Style of Ms. Admeon Onigbanjo
  • THE SEXY
  • THE EDGY


  • THE NERD
  • THE SOFT

  • THE KITTEN


That’s a glimpse of just one of our many style kittens, watch out for the next, as the next might be right beside you or might just be you, but if you think your up for it, email me justinadeus@yahoo.com we love you all.


Pisces

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

PISCES STYLE KITTENS

For some reason people assume or rightly “assumed” that being situated in Africa

meant little or no exposure to the beautiful offerings that the good Lord has placed in the minds and hands of his people, such as technology, infrastructure and even FASHION, glory to God cause now people know otherwise. But for those who still don’t know, I’m here to expose your minds to the proof that we are not only exposed to fashion but even immersed in style and that’s what style kittens about, beautiful ladies of style in Africa, we spot and we celebrate them in this section of our blog called “Pisces Style Kittens”. Here’s our first kitten, these pictures were taken by our own Leo, “Akinlolu Osinbajo” for a magazine that will be in the shelves of every fashionista in the nearest future. Here she is:


AISHA LOLADE BELLO

Even her presence exuded style as she prepared very easily for this shoot, 5 outfits, 5 different sides to her personality, here they are, picturesque glimpses into the Style of Ms Lolade Bello J


· THE FIERCE


· THE MATURE


· THE FEISTY


· THE SEXY


· THE KITTEN

That’s a glimpse of just one of our many style kittens, watch out for the next, as the next might be right beside you or might just be you, but if you think you're up for it, email me justinadeus@yahoo.com we love you all.

Pisces

Sunday, June 6, 2010

African Patriotism(LEO)





Back in the days, African menswear was mostly limited to ‘agbadas’, ‘senegalese’ and loose tops and bottoms made of linen, brocade, kente etc. for comfort in the tropical climate. However, recent times have seen a fashion revolution occurring in this oft neglected part of male fashion. The advent of the tailoring trend has seen traditional outfits become much smarter and sharper, having different styles and using different materials, mostly and notably the Ankara material.





Ankara is spearheading the ‘African Fashion Revolution’ in both menwear and womenswear , as the fabric of choice for most designers. Its vibrant colours and patterns aptly capture the spirit of our great continent. Not just for clothing items, it is also used for accessories; bags, shoes, hats, scarves, even pocket squares.







TOP PICKS BY LEO

Here are 4 of the best new offerings from designers that totally redefine ‘Trad’ as you know it, and also give you a few ideas about what to do with that Ankara material that’s gathering dust at the bottom of your wardrobe, lol. Remember to keep the tailoring sharp and extremely fitted to ensure maximum effect. Enjoy!




TOP LEFT: ASOS African print shorts

TOP RIGHT: Ankara blazer by LDB Designs

BOTTOM LEFT: Ohema Ohene Kente trimmed cardigan.

BOTTOM RIGHT:OH by Ohema Ohene Ankara Plimsolls

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

AFRICAN PATRIOTISM by Pisces

It’s so beautiful to see how people reflect the beauty of their all or even partial African ethnicity through different aspects of the arts, iLovesIt believe me. Especially when it comes to clothing, I love how people showcase their love for Africa by updating their wardrobes with more and more of its beautiful fabrics, whether it is Ankara, damask, adire, kente, adinkra, akunitan, aso oke, e.t.c in different colours, patterns and designs, it is totally amazing. But is it enough to just buy this fabric and well sew the norm? Well it might be enough for you but for me I’m kinda tired of the basic kaftan or skirt and blouses that people waste a hundred gorgeous fabrics sewing. So if you wanna breakout of that norm, ladies try some of these with your amazing fabric.



• CUTE SHORTS
People have assumed that when it comes to African fabric whatever you use it for has to be something ceremonial I.e. something you can’t really wear on a chillout day but more for a wedding or a fabulous event. But true patriotism comes when you can rock our fabric even in the simplest of manners, even in your everyday life. So why not make a pair of cute shorts which you can pair with blouses, shirts, cardis or what not and rock em on your day or even night out with the girls or a luncheon of sorts, or to the beach and so on, and enjoy the fabric to the fullest.



• JUMPSUITS
Jumpsuits are like stylish food for the comfort lovers, so if you are a comfort freak but also a stylista get your material and create some beautiful jumpsuits whether they are pantsuits or shortsuits as long as they are in jump mode they are amazingly different from the norm.


• BLAZERS
Who said blazers have to be corporate and absolutely westernized?? So mix or even totally incorporate your fabric into an amazingly sexy blazer and rock em to the best of the best of events.



• NOT JUST ANY DRESS
Dresses are the most common things to create with your fabric and that is absolutely ok with me but instead of doing the normal empire waist, long dress, try something edgier something different and mix the somewhat westernized styles or fabrics such as silk, velvet and even leather with the African material.




• BAGS
These are my favourites, bags made of kente, damask or even Ankara gotta love it. Anyone and everyone who has style should have something of the form.



• PANTS
JBL was the first to do this to my knowledge and I totally acknowledge em for it, African material skinnies or in some other designers cases fled or maybe even straight, loves it.



• HAREM
Harems haven’t been totally accepted for some reason but I think they are absolutely gorgeous and especially when made in our ethnic material even better, so try to make or even buy em, they are comfort food for the edgy African fashion patriot.



• ACCESSORIES
Ituen is one of my favourite people to do this and I totally LovesIt, every African woman should have some African material accessories ranging from necklaces to bracelets, to headbands and what not, every African woman should have one or if possibly more of the above.




• SHOES
Luckily affordable stores like ASOS have provided shoes draped in beautiful African fabric, which to me is the highest phase of African fashionistas patriotism. So if you have all of the above and you want something edgier try sewing on some to your shoes or buying them off asos or some other innovative stores



• TEESSS
This is the cutest of the lot, with seemingly simple tops with beautiful African detail, LovesIt. Pair it with a pair of jeans and you’re good to go, being a patriot even in your simplicity.



• BATHING SUITSSS
Take it to the next level with a funky bathing suit and Africanize your summer experience.



So with all of these acquired and a personal style attached, soon enough African fashionistas can be patriots in the most fabulous ways, not only at ceremonies but even in their day to day living.