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Sunday, 4 June 2017

RED HOT

 RED HOT   


Hey Guys

I'm so excited to show you this look!

To be honest I've not been feeling like myself lately.

My self confidence has been up and down (like my weight and stammer ) so I thought I'd  be a bit  bold  and sassy with this latest look ; celebrating my curves and unique style.



I truly believe that fashion is a form of art and when I spotted this CUTE CROP in H&M I had to have it.
The 'Overdressed' caption  defines my quirky statement style and love for mixing or clashing prints and overloading on jewels and accessories.

I'm a 90's baby  and a vintage fiend so I styled up my high street hot crop with my trusty SUGAR AND CREAM VINTAGE HIGH WAISTED JEANS ,FLOOR LENGTH DENIM JACKET and Mum's 90's Tinted Shades (well let's just say they're mine now ;) )

THE LOOK







To finish off my "OVERDRESSED" look I had to go bold or go home and rocked my
BEAUTIFUL BESPOKE FATZ K NECKLACE.
My Cameo Statement Collar is made from an assortment of treasured vintage jewels and keepsakes from my Nana Browns Earrings, Nana Jeans Crucifix, Grandad Johnny's Shark Tooth Pendant , my 19th Birthday Gift 'Antique Key to Heaven Pendant and a selection of my Favourite Broken Vintage Earrings. Big thank you to my Mum FATZ K's
Creative Director and Designer Fatz Kassim for this work of art.


Fatz K creates Statement Body Jewelry using reclaimed antique and vintage broken jewelry.

She can make you the perfect piece by
combining your own sentimental jewelry with hand selected vintage jewels.
Check out WWW.FATZK.CO.UK for more stunning jewelry. I'm loving cropped/"statement" tee's at the moment and H&M have a cute selection.

Check out my favourites below:

















                                   





  H&M LIVE LIFE IN FULL BLOOM TEE


I hope you're feeling my summer vibe and check out the pieces above.

Peace and love

FASHION BY A FRO
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Sunday, 30 April 2017

CROCHET CRUSH | BOOHOO CAMPAIGN

CROCHET CRUSH | BOOHOO CAMPAIGN


I love styling and BOOHOO have recently launched their Bloggers X Dress Of the Month Campaign, selecting their fave bloggers each month along with a mystery item for them to style and shoot. 

When Boohoo contacted me for a third collaboration I was up for the challenge and couldn't wait to see the secret dress!

Fashion and personal style is a form of self expression for me and I looked forward to making the product my own and adapting it to my bold street style.

arrived and I immediately had a cool 90's grudge look in mind.

THE VIBE





Fashion has no rules and instead of styling the glam BOUTIQUE DRESS in a typical party look I went for a contemporary Dark 90's vibe working the dress with Braids,Shades , FATZ K CHOKER,VINTAGE STUDDED LEATHER JACKET,VINTAGE HIGH WAISTED BELT and CHUNKY PATENT BOOTS.

I love the high neck and crochet detail on the dress and knew it would fit and add a bit of sass to a dope 90's grunge look.  

This outfit can be rocked day or night, perfect for festival season , a Hip-hop Night or drinks with the girls. 

I hope you're feeling my latest post  and feel inspired to revamp and style up this BOOHOO DRESS or your pretty  lace bodycon in an  edgy street  look. 

Shout out to BAM BERTO SNAPS for the photography.


and stay tuned for my Cool'n' Casj Summer Look.

PEACE AND LOVE

FASHION BY A FRO(Mekisha)


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Sunday, 16 April 2017

FREE SPIRIT

FREE SPIRIT




Summer is around the corner and this is a cute bold look for the season.
I literally have been dying to blog and show you guys this outfit!
I've mentioned in my previous posts that I worked at the Birmingham Clothes Show last Winter and I came across some cool Independent Brands.

YOUMEWE and ELSKER LIFE  were 2 of the brands that I immediately fell in love with.

ELSKER LIFE is a bohemian brand embracing harmony and the joy of life their sweatshirts printed with intricate designs of the Hamsa Hand,Buddhas and inspiring quotes. 

I'm a spiritual person and as soon as I spotted their stall I HAD to have one of their pieces.

YOUMEWE is by London and Johannesburg based designer Chantel Koning. I love her use of vibrant African prints ,over-sized styles and draped silhouettes.

Her garments are designed to be worn in more ways than one which I'll feature in one of my next blog posts.


THE VIBE








I  was going for a boho outfit look styling the DRAPED VIBRANT OVER-SIZED JACKET and HAMSA HAND PRINTED SWEATER with BLACK RIPPED JEANS ,LACE TIGHTS and BULLET BOOTS.


I finished off my hippy look with my STATEMENT INDIAN CHOKER and GOLD STATEMENT PENDANT .

This outfit is also perfect for festival season swapping the jeans for denim shorts worn with Doc Martens or bold colourful trainers.

I've got my eye on the FLOATING BUDDHA SWEATER  and think
 ELSKER LIFE 's sweaters are an essential.
I rock mine all the time ,it's so easy to wear and it's become a key garment in my wardrobe.

Can't wait to rock my YOUMEWE  jacket over my summer dresses.
Their vivid,fluid designs are a must have for next season and I can't wait to get my hands on their new pieces.
Check out their instagram for new looks.
https://www.instagram.com/chanty74/

Hope you're feeling my care-free vibes and stay tuned for my Summer Looks.

PEACE AND LOVE

FASHION BY A FRO
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Saturday, 15 April 2017

BRITNEY BITCH

BRITNEY BITCH


As promised in my last post SIMPLE SOUL here's my fashion look featuring T-shirt brand THROWBACK TEES.
Celebrity printed tees are a huge trend at the moment and music t-shirts have always been a big part of my wardrobe ( my chest of draws are full to the brim with cool prints and iconic figures).

I've been rocking TUPAC tops since I was 15 years old and over the past few years I've wore music gems such as the late AMY WINEHOUSE, my style crush GWEN STEFANI , LAURYN HILL and in a recent blog post AALIYAH.

In this blog post I'm repping BRITNEY SPEARS who I've always been a fan of and when I think about her it always take me back to childhood.
 I was obsessed with her 'Hit me baby one more time' video  haha and loved her tracks with Neptunes.

I recently watched a lifetime film based on her life which reinforced  my love for her.


THE LOOK












THROWBACK TEES is the sister brand of ROYAL TEES LONDON.
 I wrote about ROYAL TEES LONDON in my COLD AS ICE post.
Their t-shirt line focuses on 90's Hip-hop and Pop iconic musicians where as THROWBACK TEES is full of cool nostalgic celebrities and characters taking you way back to your 90's childhood.

I literally can't wait to wear their KENAN & KEL TEE in one of my next fashion posts.

Double denim outfits are my favourite look so I styled my BRITNEY TEE with my 80's Denim Dress which I've styled as a full length jacket and ripped denim jeans.

Accessories are a key part of an outfit and add detail and character to fashion looks.
I love bold, unique jewelry so I wore my antique filigree choker which was originally a VICTORIAN BELT (shout out to my Mum for the alteration) and FATZ K AELLA HINGED DOUBLE RING .  

I've linked to some of their cool Tees and similar items so you can recreate this vibe.






























Thank you for stopping by and stay updated with my IG feed.
www.instagram.com/fashionbyafro

PEACE AND LOVE
FASHION BY A FRO 
(MEKISHA)
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Saturday, 1 April 2017

SIMPLE SOUL

SIMPLE SOUL





Hey Guys sorry I've not posted in a while.
I've had so much going on at the moment and I've been dying to blog this outfit!

I love blogging and championing Independent Fashion Brands.
In this outfit post I'm rocking cutting edge Fashion Label PREY  OF LONDON and Independent brand SIMPLE SOUL CREATIONS .

THE LOOK












I've rocked PREY OF LONDON in my previous outfit posts ICY and ONE IN A MILLION I love their use of bold graphics and luxury fabrics and I'm obsessed with their GODDESS BOMBER JACKET and GODDESS PANTS .

Lucky for you guys both pieces are now on SALE ;)the 
JACKET Was £145 Now £36.25 and the PRINTED PANTS Was £90 is now £36.25!

I honestly think you should treat yourself ;).
Both garments can be mixed or matched, making a killer combo or
make a fashion statement styled with your capsule wardrobe (check out my  blog post ONE IN A MILLION  as I've also rocked my GODDESS PRINTED HAREMS in this previous look).


I consider myself an Old Soul and I adore my 'SIMPLE SOUL TEE' by  
Artist Natalie Burke.

I'm a sucker for bold graphics and I love the lip bandana print design.

Natalie is a UK based illustrator I love her unique abstract urban and spiritual artwork and I can't wait to see her Fashion Garments in the near future!

She offers a custom digital artwork service and has worked with an eclectic mix of clients including  Musicians and Fashion Labels.

I love this illustration  of me ! Her work is dope and she is super talented.



Check out her work on instagram
https://www.instagram.com/simplesoulcreations

and her website for Fashion, Online Portfolio and Inquiries.



Thanks for stopping by! 
I hope you're loving my print on print, street luxe look and check out these two dope brands.

I've got so many cool outfits to show you so stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled for my collab with THROWBACK TEES!

Peace and Love
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Monday, 6 March 2017

ICY

ICY


Hey Loves,

I'm so glad it's still cold because there's no way we're going into SS17 without me showing you guys my  RELIGION SERPENT FAUX FUR COAT !

As I  mentioned in my  previous post ONE IN A MILLION I worked at the Birmingham Clothes Show before Christmas and Religion's Boutique was right across from the shop I was working at.

I spotted this coat when we were setting up the boutique and it was  LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.

I spent my break times admiring the cool snake print and touching the luxury soft faux fur.

On the last day of the Clothes Show I was surprised to see it still hanging on the rail and I just had to have it!


THE LOOK






I've rocked my  RELIGION SERPENT FAUX FUR COAT with many outfits but I was going for a bold textured,street vibe styling the coat with my Prey Of London Leopard Kaftan and PRIMARK LACE TIGHTS.
As you can see from my previous looks I love mixing up prints and I think multiple layers and materials adds character to an outfit.
This is a cool rocky,street look ideal for Winter and the season ahead.

The kaftan can be easily rocked with a light denim jacket for a Spring Look and PREY OF LONDON have an array of printed kaftans with cool graphics in light fabrics perfect for SS17.
Unfortunately mine is out of stock so I've linked to my fave picks below: 








Last but not least I accessorised the outfit with CHUNKY VINTAGE CHAINS and  my Vintage Miss Sixty Boots.
Check out EBAY as they have a selection of Retro Shoes.

 I hope you're feeling my latest vibe and check out the links above and my favourite pieces.

Keep in touch

and stay tuned for my next blog post.

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