Wednesday, 29 February 2012


   Wow, I haven't seen men wear so much at once colour in a very long time, I must say I am quite impressed by the amount of  male fashionistas out there willing to try something new, similar to what the women are wearing this spring/ summer. It's colour blocking all the way. Don't get it twisted..colour blocking is not just what we women do! Men Colour Block too and they do it well. Sometimes it might just be odd accessories but its still very effective! Check out these flying dudes rocking bold block colours! enjoy ;)

Naeto C! He puts the 'N' in in FashioN!! The orange and blue together! Perfect match!

I'm loving the cardigan..go Diddy!

Don't you just love Kanye's sense of fashion?!

D'banj making it look easy and classy! <3

Kanye does it with no effort

love love love! <3

You gotta look forward to Kanye's styles...he's such a risk taker. lol

Lance Gross knows a thing or two about colour!

Lance! This coral blazer is to die for....<3

Pharrell this is too cute!! Makes me wanna sing!

Colour blocking at its in love!

Tie is totally insane, very different from what I am used to seeing, and that waist coat, is very fancy, lovely print at the back, seems its Burberry so guys go get yours, it's better to stand out fashionably trust me!

 Yay, finally got to the "it bag". I know a lot of guys do not carry bags, but this look overall is so sexy, I mean very hot in every sense of the word. Check out the colour blocking going on (absolutely insane), am sorry you can't see the full outfit but the point is to check out the colour palette and get inspiration on how to mix and match your own outfit to create a colour block effect too; from their pants, to the shoes and finally their bags.....and if you can take note, they had no socks on. If you can pull this look off you are certified...period!

Even kids are not joking...guys step up your game!

Now, what can I say about the guy wearing the yellow converse, I love the overall outfit, from the scarf on his neck to  the sweater, blazer and pants. Like the idea of matching as well....another laid back look but very stylish too!

I love the multi-coloured pants, its very nice if you can own at least three different colours, it gives you  a little more inspiration on what and how to wear them. This season, you can never go wrong, be sure of that!

Finally, wearing a complete suit doesn't mean you can not wear neon brights, ofcourse you can, be creative or rather more adventurous  someone might just fall in love with your swag!   

Tinie Tempah always shocks me! This powder blue suit with the off white/grey tee! Shocking! I love!

DAMN! This is MAJOR! Mr. Dayo Ephraim you have left me speechless with this one! I love you for this! 



I hope you enjoy looking at the photos and if you are a certified fashionista then go shopping, it's well worth it! And for the less courageous ones, all you need is to take me along :D, you wont regret it I promise, by the time am done, you would be certified indeed! hehe..... Have a fabulous leap year special day!


Is modern day men’s fashion crossing the border between metro and feminine? With extremely skinny jeans, scarfs, skirts and many designs that are now hitting the runway, a couple people are raising eyebrows. Is it possible that a man can be well-dressed and still maintain his masculinity?

Over the last couple of years we have started to see a a very controversial shift in men’s fashion. Things have become tighter, shorter, and have a more feminine look. Personally, I have no problem with a metro-sexual man that enjoys fashion and looking nice, but I do believe there are boundaries that men just shouldn’t cross.Their is a difference between skinny and snugged. I have never been a fan of baggy clothes. I think men look more clean cut with fitting clothes, but I don’t want your jeans or top to be more fitting than mine.

What many men fail to realize is that what you see on the runway is not always suitable for the average day man. You have to be mindful about what looks work for your height and body type, and for a lot of men that adopt this style (particularly extra slim clothing) that isn’t the case.
  Overall I just believe that there is a thin line between being a metro-sexual, well-kept gentleman who loves fashion, and taking it to a feminine level. Fashion is all about taking risks, AS WELL as knowing what works and what doesn’t. You can still be fashionable and masculine. Check out some examples below:

Fonzworth  Bentley is another clean-cut well known male fashion icon today.
Mr. Kanye West is a perfect example of a man that knows all of the in’s and out’s of fashion. He is one of the most artistic and fashionable men that we know today, but no matter what risk he takes he always keeps his masculinity.

Another great example, David Beckham, has a rugged yet cool sense of style.
The gentleman above are living proof that fashion sense and masculinity can work hand-in-hand. As mentioned in the beginning of the post, this is a very controversial subject and its intent is not to offend anyone, its just  an opinion. At the end of day fashion is about freedom and creativity, so have fun with it and take risks…just be aware of the (gender) lines that you may be crossing.



The fashion world is now hosting a color block party and everyone is invited! Color blocking is all about combining bold and bright colors to create a striking and confident look for any occasion.

Celebs, too, are enjoying the party with the opportunity to showcase their unique styles. I believe that color blocking will be around for a while.

If you seek a softer, more calm look, use neutral colors. Colors such as brown ,dark green, and burnt orange, would be perfect together. Have fun with color blocking on a day out to the mall or lunch with a friend.

I have always been a fan of color blocking ever since it first hit the scene in 2009. Even though color blocking is suppose to show off your creatives side, there are still some rules if you really want to make a fashion statement. Many use the rule of two-thirds. When using the rule of two thirds, you make an equilateral triangle on the color wheel and pick two out of three colors that the triangle touches, more than likely the colors will click and harmonize perfectly. Show off your creative and unique style by joining fashion’s color block party…where everyone is invited!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Academy Awards 2012 red carpet fashion

The 84th annual Academy Awards took place on Sunday, February 26th at the Hollywood & Highland Center.  This event is the Superbowl of fashion.  TV and live stream coverage of the red carpet arrivals started at 5:30pm ET and was shown on E Channel and then on ABC TV.  The twitter stream blew up and the trending topics were actors and actresses.  It is wonderful to see how involved we are with the red carpet arrivals.
The presenters and nominees walked the red carpet and the public anxiously awaiting their arrival.  The Celebrity Stylists worked hard to make each hollywood star shine and shine they did.  Here is the fashion breakdown..Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Daiz stole the show in their pale dresses....enjoy!

Cameron Diaz in Gucci pale dress and Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad sheer dress

Academy Awards 2012 red carpet fashion

(From top left to bottom right)  Milla Jovovich in a one-shoulder Elie Saab FW09 Couture gown; Rooney Mara chose a white Givenchy couture gown; Louise Roe poses in a Black Halo custom gown with a Kara Ross snakeskin clutch and Jacqueline Nerguizian cocktail ring; Best Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer dazzles in a Tadashi Shoji gown; Gwyneth Paltrow is cloaked in Tom Ford; Cameron Diaz looks glam in a Gucci Première strapless nude silk gown with chiffon skirt plissé layers & glass bugle beads; The Descendant’s star Shailene Woodley chose a long sleeved high neck Valentino Couture gown and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes; Talk show host Kelly Ripa looks great wearing white Carolina Herrera.

Academy Awards red carpet fashion

(From top left to bottom right) Emma Stone is hollywood glam in a high neck red Giambattista Valli gown with Louis Vuitton jewelry; Stacy Kiebler shines a metallic Marchesa gown; Viola Davis in an emerald Vera Wang gown; Jessica Chastain is just gorgeous in Alexander McQueen; Glenn Close chose to wear forest green Zac Posen; Marilyn’s Michelle Williams channels old hollywood in a peplum ruffled Louis Vuitton with Christian Louboutin shoes, Fred Leighton Jewels and a Bottega Veneta evening bag; Angelina Jolie shows plenty of skin in Atelier Versace ; Natalie Portman is rocking a vintage Haute Couture Dress with Harry Winston jewelry.
Who was your pick for Best Dressed?  Comment…

Saturday, 25 February 2012

15 Luxury Shoe Brands You Should Have On Your Radar

1. Giuseppe Zanotti

Nicki Minaj wasn’t playing when she declared Giuseppe Zanotti heels, “the monster shoe.” From sneakers to pumps to heel-less sandals and wedges, Zanotti has it all–and celebs are clear fans.

Zanotti’s star client list reads like a who’s who of Hollywood. Everyone from Kim Kardashian to Cassie to Keri Hilson has been spied in a pair of their pumps or wedge heels:

From my personal experience they’re more comfortable and somewhat more affordable than Louboutins (especially during sale season). Take a look at a few current styles:

2. Nicholas Kirkwood
Though Nicholas Kirkwood of course has his share of regular pumps, he makes a splash by playing with platforms, along with alluring lace ups, and colors:

Beyonce, Lala, and Ms. Dynamite have been seen in brand’s lace up platform sandals, and Thandie Newton loves chic Kirkwood pumps:

Try these on for size:

3. Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia’s signature ‘island’ platforms offer height and a distinctive look. Jennifer Lopez, Estelle, Erica Reid, and Kim Kardashian have all worn a pair, sidling up to the brand’s vertiginous heels:

Editors, socialites, and the fashion set clearly cosign:
Get ‘em here:

4. Brian Atwood

Want conservative class? Opt for Brian Atwood. Never audacious, the platform beauts set a stylish standard without an in-your-face aesthetic.

Atwoods will run you $600+, though the lower priced yet equally cute B by Brian Atwood line has options in the $300 range:

5. Walter Steiger
Heel curator Walter Steiger is now more known for his curved heels than anything else. The family owned company has a small, but growing client roster amongst Hollywood glitterati, including Nicki Minaj, Ashanti, and Beyonce.
Walter Steiger heels are a bit elusive–they’re not stocked in many luxury department stores, which only adds to their caché:
Prices start at $300 (on sale) and up. Get ‘em at

6. Gianmarco Lorenzi

Nicki Minaj likes to take risks with her footwear, so she’s frequently spied in pairs on various red carpets, Beyonce is also a client, wearing Lorenzi shoes for casual dates and blockbuster videos

Look to spend anywhere from $500-$1,000:

7. Pierre Hardy

French brand Pierre Hardy colorblocks with the best of them, and also offers fun deviations like paillette peppered heels, and metallic tinged sandals:

While Hardy’s flow in and out of favor with women (depending on the season), men stay fly in Pierre Hardy sneaks all year round:

Pierre Hardy shoes average $500 and up, though you can find some on sale for around $300:

8. Ruthie Davis
Ruthie Davis’s neon, spiked, look-at-me heels have been worn by everyone from Amber Rose to Beyoncé.

Davis’s styles make a splash thanks to fun details like deconstructed heels, vivid bursts of color, and fun embellisments:
While few celebs are adventurous enough to try her more bold styles, trust us when we say there’s a lot to love. Expect to spend $500-$1,000 (but keep an eye peeled for sample sales!):

9. Camilla Skovgaard
Danish designer Camilla Skovgaard makes shoes her own with signature spiky, serrated rubber soles. Whether playing on sandals or pumps, the soles render regular shoes fun, edgy, and walking works of art:

Kimora Lee, Kim Kardashian, Brandy and Halle Berry have worn the brand, catering particularly to its leg lengthening cutout sandals:
 Prices start at $250 (on sale), and go up, up, up:

Aside from loving a few particular shoes designers, we of course can’t get enough of the accessories available at select fashion houses. In addition to offering amazing ready-to-wear, these brands also have the shoe game on lock.
A few of my favorites:

10. Lanvin
If you love Lanvin dresses, you’ll adore Lanvin shoes. It seems the brand always offers the highest yet most elegant wedges and heels, with sexy strap details and ribbon ties.

This season, they came out with cut out heels, laser cut boots, and pumps with sequined flower embellishments:

11. Prada & Miu Miu

Big sister Prada and little sister Miu Miu consistently offer unique and intriguing footwear. Every season, stylistas like Rihanna, Kourtney Kardashian, and Monica take their pick of polka dot platforms, brogues, ankle strap pumps:

Prada and Miu Miu shoes are comfy, and have sick sales.
Check out a few Prada picks here:
And more from Miu Miu:
12. Fendi

Yes, Fendi goes a little overboard with logos sometimes, emblazoning boots and sandals with the ubiquitous “F” on the toe box:
But once you get past the logo lovin, you can cling to Fendi’s adventurous hues, high platforms, and classic swagger:

13. Gucci
Gucci is known for understated luxury, and their shoes reflect the house’s sensibility.

14. Versace
Want a pair of bright, high as the sky, can-barely-walk, couture/stripper heels? Look no further than Versace:

Only the strong need apply:

15. Yves Saint Laurent
Nothing says ‘classic’ more than YSL Trib and Tribtoo pumps and sandals. When you need a ‘go-to’ shoe, look no further
Of course this list is far from complete. Every house from Louis Vuitton to Givenchy to Dolce & Gabbana , Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, and Valentino make amazing shoes. And we can’t forget mainstays like Sergio Rossi and Jimmy Choo.
This was just a short list of our faves.
What are some of your favorite luxury shoe brands?