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Saturday, 11 October 2014

FALL FLORALS

FALL FLORALS



This recent look was kind of styled by default!

As some of you know I work for the Fashion Brand AXParis
and  our  big blogger A/W14 Press Day was coming up.
I was manic busy helping with the prep as well as my acting ( I scored a little cheeky role in Hamlet ;) )
So with all this going on I still had to decide what I was going to wear for our big fashion event.

We got to select from our New AW14 Collection and after rushing around in a panic this blouse caught my eye.



I loved the feather print and the hint of yellow and I knew I could style it up with the black high waisted jeans I also had my eye on.

PANIC MODE!!! I found  out another member of staff (senior to me :S ) ALSO wanted to wear the blouse so minutes before I finished work and  was due  to perform at the Theatre ,I ran around like a  headless chicken trying to find something to wear.


I ended up picking this Floral number. The change kind of threw me at first as I wanted to go for a edgy gothic look.




I felt the feminine floral didn't fit the style image I had created in my mind. 

After trying on my full outfit it was lacking my individual style and edge.

I looked at the floral blouse in the mirror and suddenly my floral vintage braces popped into my head, I knew that they'd work and quirk up this girly look.


I finished off the look with dark smokey eyes ,red lips and my fav lace up black boots .

THE LOOK 




The BLOUSE and HIGH WAISTED TROUSERS are available on the AX Paris website.

Unfortunately I bought my New Look boots YEARS ago but they     have a nice selection of HIGH LEG BOOTS so have a cheeky look !

I've recently discovered that Etsy is a good  place to to buy VINTAGE BRACES  so I suggest you have a gander :).


The Press Day was a great success. The ladies loved our New Collection,I met so many lovely bloggers including the lovely Stephi LaReine had a catch up with Frances Cassandra :D.Loved networking,eating cupcakes,sipping cocktails and had a ball in the photo booth with my AX Girls including my fellow fashionista Aina Akin.









Hope you've had good read :D.

Stay tuned for more...


LOVE

FashionByAFro

xXx

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

CLASH IT UP

CLASH IT UP

When it comes to an outfit I always like to make a statement whether it's bold vintage earrings, a bright printed vintage Jacket,Blazer or a Loud T-shirt.

Lately I've  been loving clashing prints!


Queen B and Olivia Palermo stylishly demonstrate this look!






And as I've got a wardrobe full of crazy 80's blouses and printed harems and skirts it's not hard to recreate the style!

Unlike the style of these Stars this outfit is street but with a hint of chic as the Zara Blazer gives it a bit of sophistication. 



THE LOOK








In this look my Tupac Tee and Army Skirt nicely clash due to the bold prints and complement each other as the colour palettes are similar.

Both these beauts are from Primark!.

You can purchase a similar T-shirt on Ebay

I struggled to find a camouflage piece with a similiar colour pallete but I've included some suggestions below:

This Dress from bangontrend.com could be rocked with the t-shirt over it.

Or you could go with the traditional army shades and
sport this Tupac Camoouflage detail top
from Etsy with this cute Vintage Camo Print Mini Skirt from ASOS.


To add a bit of sophistication to the outfit add a Blazer or Duster Coat.

Zara have a gorgeous range to choose from and

H&M also have a amazing selection from a lower price range.

I hope you've had a good read :) & like this look!

I would love some feedback so don't be scared to comment.

Stay tuned for MORE.

Love

FashionByAFro

xxxx

 





Thursday, 11 September 2014

SPOKEN FOR


SPOKEN FOR


Sorry for the delay folks! I've been busy working at the AXParis HQ ( Having a full time job + a blog is crazzzaaay). For those of you that are AXParis Fans stayed tuned for more about the workplace as we've got loads of  events coming soon!


THE LOOK



As a lover of Fashion. I celebrate and champion Independent & up and coming brands.The Fashion Industry isn't easy (from first hand experiences) and I admire anyone who's pursuing their career/dream.


In this outfit post I'm representing Spoken For Garments Ltd. 
A Manchester Based Street Style Brand specializing in cool graphic crop tops, men's tees and metallicwear.



The designer and founder of the company is my good friend
Farah Ajmal.

I'm so proud and I can't wait to see more future pieces!

Check out more of her hot looks via the link below:







I teamed up my SpokenFor Tiger Head Crop with my Fav Cow Vintage High Waisted Trousers.

Shop the Crop Here and check out Cow Vintage as they have an array of Gorgeous High Waisted Looks!

I accessorized my outfit with a vintage belt,scarf & jewels.

My Vintage scarf nicely complements the crop along with
my belt bringing out the black and gold colour palette whilst
my trousers nicely break it up.

My Green Chain is from the Vintage Village.
Vintage lovers I advise you to get down there!
I bagged some amazing bargains the last time I went.
 It's on every second Sunday of every month throughout the year, from 1.00 am to 4.00 pm at Stockport's Market Hall. 


I can never wear too many earrings and think my 80's bling
finishes off my Street Style Look.

I would advise you to buy vintage earrings from eBay as
they can be quite expensive in Charity & Vintage Shops (I guess I like things cheap & cheerful ;) ).

I hope you've enjoyed the read and look.

Stay Keen ;)

Love FashionByAFro









Friday, 29 August 2014

PAC & PLEATED

PAC & PLEATED



 This look features my Fav Tupac T-shirt ( as you probably know I'm a HUGE fan) & Pleated Skirt.


Like my Makaveli Vintage feature it's a Street Style  Look but it has a more feminine,floaty vibe.




Statement T-shirts are a big part of my style , including in this outfit!
I nearly had a heart attack when I seen this top, the detail is amazing and I LOVE this
picture of Pac.



 I bought this top on eBay but it's originally from Urban Oufitters.


THE LOOK



The other main features of this look are my bold accessories. 






photos by April Vernon

My FatzK Headpiece and Fav Statement Indian Earring.

I'm obsessed with big earrings and often have ears like a Christmas Tree ( I have 9 piercings and boxes full of vintage jewels! :D ).


My Primark  skirt  gives it a Vintage feel.
My Mum kindly purchased me this pleated piece from a charity shop and for a while I genuinely thought it WAS Vintage ( if only you could see my surprise face when I seen the label lol).

My chain vintage belt breaks up the top and skirt and my Solovair Boots finish off the Look.


Hope you like this look..links to the items are below:

Tupac 'Picture Me Rollin' T-Shirt 
(I've linked to similar tops as this piece is limited edition)

Pleated skirt
(ASOS has a lovely array of skirts)

Fatz K Head Piece


Stay Tuned For More!




LOVEFashionByAFro xx


Saturday, 9 August 2014

STONEWASH & STUDS

STONE WASH & STUDS



So lately I've been in love with jumpsuits. Not only  are they a quick fix to any outfit problem and
comfortable to wear, when you take it back to the 80’S with studded diamante detail and shoulder pads it easily becomes a style statement.

I own quite a few vintage jumpsuits  and a lot of them are from this era.

From bold cotton prints to stone wash embellished denim I love them.

For a more casual look I wear my brown & black erratic check printed jumpsuit

 I bagged this bargain from the The Vintage Clothing Kilo Sale 
all the vintage items are priced by the weight, starts at around £15 per kilo 
(so you get around 4-5 lightweight vintage items for £15!! Bargains !!! ;-)




And a snap of my  tie dye pink jumpsuit embellished with chunky rhinestones
 which I'm obsessed with! This is from Cow Vintage.



THE LOOK








photos by April Vernon

I  also snapped this beauty from COW and I was instantly in love with it!

I think I'm drawn to vintage because it's unique , I love the attention to detail and the boldness.


I teamed up this jumpsuit with my Rare Solovair Croc Boots. 




I bought these from eBay I'm a big fan of sturdy stylish shoe brands such as Timberland, Solovair and Doc Martens. They're long lasting, practical and are also  a fashion statement.


As this style is Limited Edition they are hard to find but I do see them the odd time on eBay.


Check out their website as they have other beautiful styles Solovair.co.uk .


I hope you loved this look, stay tuned for more :) .




FASHION BY A FROXx



Saturday, 2 August 2014

MAKAVELI VINTAGE




MAKAVELI VINTAGE





MAKAVELI VINTAGE is a Hip hop Vintage Look mixed with a bit of
Grudge and Tie Dye.

You'll find that I'm obsessed with Printed Tees and Bold Vintage Blouses but you'll see more of that later ;).

My style isn't conventional in terms of following trends etc
as I feel that style and fashion should be creative and self expressive.

This Look captures my laid back boyish look,
love for Tupac,bold accessories and detail.




photos by Thomas Davidson

As most of my style is Vintage or Bespoke Some links
are to the items or to similar suggestions :).

Statement Head Piece- is By FatzK

A Talented Fashion & Statement Jewelry Designer.
 (She is also my Amazing Mum) 

Makaveli T-shirtwas originally a Mens T-Shirt from ebay
(which has been customized ,thanks mum :) )
 I've had this since I was 16 lol so unfortunately

I can't find a match BUT Etsy has loads of Tupac Tops 

(I've stayed away as I'll spend all my wages ) but

DO check it out the Tupac Tees are amazing.


Vintage Leather Jacket is from Cow Vintage
I'm obsessed with this Shop , if you love
vintage it's definitely the place to go.
I usually buy in store than online as I love a good
root (and for me online shopping in dangerous haha) but
the online shop has some quirky must have pieces.

As it's summer there doesn't seem to be any
leather jackets but I've put a link below
with similar looks.  
Again I've linked to Etsy  .

Distressed Ripped Jeansare from Mango
(they're pretty old) but as ripped jeans are a hot trend
at the moment it isn't hard to find something similar.
You can get the look with these Asos Jeans.

 Paisley Braces- were from a vintage lot Ebay has
a few beauties.

Doc Martensyou sadly don't get to see them in the
pictures but you can marvel at them here.

Hope you had a good read.
See me in new looks soon...

love

FashionByAFro
x