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Sunday, 19 February 2017

BRICK LANE


BRICK LANE


This blog post is way overdue! but I wanted to save this look for the edge of Spring.

You may remember my previous posts on cool vintage online store SUGAR AND CREAM VINTAGE,DENIM DUO and BAROQUE 'N' BOLD.
SUGAR AND CREAM have so many vintage stylish pieces to choose from and this outfit is perfect for the season ahead.


I’m obsessed with vintage denim and  I‘m a sucker for bold prints and this look shows off my bold retro style.

THE LOOK







 This look features their cool High waisted “Mom” Jeans teamed with a baroque style printed vintage blouse for a cool day look.


Denim Jeans are a daily style essential, they’re hard wearing and comfortable,and who doesn’t love a pair of denim jeans?
I love 80’s/90’s fashion, especially the denim wash effects, usually when you think of acid wash/stone wash denims of this era, they could be loud and a bit OTTBut these High Waisted Mom Jeans are more subtle and versatile, definitely a wardrobe staple, especially as the style is so hot for SS17.
 80’s fashion is making a bold comeback! Cool stone wash jeans featured heavily on Gucci’s runway show for next season.
Stay on trend with authentic vintage and shop the look with Sugar and Cream’s selection of dope HIGH WAISTED JEANS.



SUGAR AND CREAM VINTAGE have so many gorgeous blouses I felt spoilt for choice! I finally decided on one of their BAROQUE PRINTS. I love the blue and gold colour palette and the classic, ornate print says chic like it’s grandeur historic era.
I love the intricate print on the back of the blouse and I truly believe attention to detail and layers
makes a striking outfit, I accessorised with an INDIAN CHOKER, BURGUNDY BROGUES and FISHNET SOCKS to  add edge, giving my look a modern-day twist.
Pretty printed blouses, pixie collars and flowing dresses strutted down the catwalks this season
Gucci, Ashish and Burberrys AW16 shows all featured 70’s influences, making this coming Spring styles vibrant with hippy vibes.
Stay on trend with authentic vintage and get the catwalk look. 
with SUGAR AND CREAM VINTAGE pieces. 

Hope you're feeling my Spring vibes and check out the links above.

Stay Tuned.

Lots of love
FASHION BY A FRO
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

SELF LOVE

SELF LOVE


It's Valentine’s Day a day full of showered gifts, romance and dread (for some singletons).

I think it's lovely to have a day that celebrates love but I also feel that it's a money-making hype for the gifting industry.
After New Year I went shopping for my 2017 diary and was suddenly bombarded by pink and red love hearts and Valentines cards.
I had just gotten over the festive period and February 14th seemed miles away.

It felt forced which made me think about relationships in general.

Everyone seems to be looking for love.
Numerous online dating sites popping up regularly on our TV screens, the latest dating apps
a hot topic in conversations and new quiz shows focused on looking for the perfect partner.   

There seems to be an urgency to find ‘the one’ and to settle down but before we go into any relationship I think it’s important to be one with ourselves and feel comfortable in our own skin.

It’s easy to be or feel self-conscious in this era where social media is a big part of our lives
and societies perception of beauty doesn’t always reflect or celebrate our individual quirks and perfect imperfections.
People often comparing themselves to ‘Celebrities’ and ‘Instagram Beauties’ which can distort our perceptions of ourselves.


In order to have a healthy relationship I think it’s important that we know our self-worth and have an inner self confidence.

A lack of self-love can lead to blindness and overlooked abuse or mistreatment in a relationship.


I've had a stammer since I was 4 and when I hit my late teens I really struggled with my speech.

This is a crucial time in a young person’s life and it was a struggle to form relationships and bonds.
I lacked confidence, was frustrated and embarrassed and found it hard expressing myself never mind talking to boys!


Now at 24 years old I’m more secure within myself and proud of my impediment and would be more assertive and comfortable when it comes to relationships than my younger self.

Fashion blogging also gave me a great boost and helped me express myself creatively through style and writing.


Confidence is key and a bright energy will attract the right people/partner into your life.
Maybe even helping you pluck up the courage to speak to your crush or make you realise what qualities you want in a partner.


We’re only human and embracing our flaws is a sense of empowerment.

No one can knock you or bring you down if you’re aware and proud of yourself.

Be proud of the skin you’re in.
An impediment shows the strength of your character, every scar and stretch-mark is a beauty mark with a story and you can’t spell cellulite without ‘lit'.
So, before you go looking for love make sure you love yourself.


Happy Valentines Day!
Lots of love from Me ;)
Mekisha / FASHION BY A FRO

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