Sunday, 20 October 2013

Style Inspo: 'Le Sape' Society

Photos via youtube. Music video by Solange who featured the 'le sap society' in her video  'Losing You' ,directed by Melina Matsoukas 

There's something innately attractive about a man in a well tailored ensemble. A dapper fitted suit speaks volumes of it's wearer and their character. The gentlemen of Bacongo make no exception in their personal style choices, for them it's a philosophy and ethos of charm and elegance.

'Le Sapeurs' as they are known as, adopt an aesthetic reminiscent of Parisian dandies and the Saville Row elite. They battle their fashion out on the street catwalk, pitting international designers up against locally produced pieces. A stark contrast to the shanty town Brazzavile, their dress provides a deep sense of pride in their identity as Congo's new school of cool. I adore the way these men live and breath the clothing they wear. A true example of a modern day style subculture with a sophisticate attitude to life! (fellas take note)

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Winter Wish list

Winter wish list

My winter wish list is a medley of AW14 trends. Combining quintessentially british checkers with a sleek leather aesthetic, plus some serious lusting over the seasons 'Trophy sweaters'. This A wang fur fronted beauty is my pick. (Oh, and the departure of mr sun doesn't mean I intend to hibernate my shaded eyewear!). The pricetag for some of these items are clearly a far leap from my student bank account. Hence the header "wish list". A girl can dream. (scans Zara website for a wallet friendly equivalent)

Sweater: Alexander Wang here and more realistically here || Bikers pants: Acne here || Check coat: Topshop here || Sunglasses: Raen Optics here ||  Emmanuel Alt esque ankle boots : Zara here

Rebirth of "The Fashion Bible"

The panel of heads at Topshop Talks. Show Studio's Lou Stoppard || legendary Milliner Stephen Jones || fashion curator Shonagh Marshall || Central Saint Martins fashion lecturer, Heather Sproat.

Wednesday night I attended the launch for 'The Fashion Book'. Arguably the most impressive compilation of industry bio's, spanning over 100 years in fashion history. Last published 15 years ago, the books makeover exhibits a groundbreaking pack of new designers, stylists, icons and photographers who've marked their territory on the industry since then.

Get yours coffee table some fashion kudos here

Sunday, 6 October 2013

First Impressions

Adoration for all things sartorial has finally outshone my bashful bliss. Introducing Kudi Wanda, an aspiring fashion journalist ready to take the blogosphere by storm. With a healthy dose of personal style, runway reviews and a dabble into the world through the eyes of moi self. Enjoy.

Sporty staples meet feminine silhouettes. An ode to Celine AW14.