African Print Style in Winter

I noticed that people ditch their African Print clothes or should I say there are less African Inspired Fashion trend setters during the cold months. This really shouldn’t be the case.

Most African Print styles are cotton fabric and aren’t cold resistant. That said, there are lots of ways to use “summer” declared  clothes in Winter. 

Due to the boldness of the African Print fabric, a good way to rock your print during the cold months is wearing it as a sort of accessory. I know, you are wondering what I mean by that. 

This whole outfit can stand alone with out the African Print mini skirt from FOLKSHELF.com. But without the skirt, this style completely looses the edge that makes it fascinating. This is what accessorising your African Print clothes in the cold months look like.

More posts on how to rock African Print in Winter coming soon! 

3 Things you should have taken away from fashion week by The Mode Queen

Summer hasn’t even started and I feel to fast forward to September to embody some of the looks from the Aw17 collections displayed at Fashion Week. From New York to Paris currently, the collections displayed this season have been of exceptional quality. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt so inspired by the catwalks, […]

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Are Girls born ‘Bitchy’?

This is an old post by me on another blog site. This topic seemed to cause some controversy. I am curious to know what people have to say.

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A male friend of mine said he’s glad to be a boy because  guys are ‘mostly’ challenged by their peers for foolish behaviour BUT girls get support for whatever they do, be it good or bad, smart or stupid. Many other guys concurred and supported this point saying “girls thrive in their stupity or ‘bitchyness’ “.

I am female and won’t disagree completely with some of the perceptions guys have about girls because they speak from one or two actions they’ve experienced or watched on tv. But the fact that there are all these words abt females misbehaving and almost no words to describe the guy who began this whole mess gets me so upset. The only word used on a stupid guy is ‘jerk’. Seriously?

When a girl gets pregnant have u forgotten who is blamed? The freaking girl, like she jumped on herself and implanted the sperm. Even…

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Strength Of A Woman 

PS: I didn’t write this but it’s too beautiful not to share!

*WOMAN*. . . . . . . . .

When God created woman he was working late on the 6th day…….

An angel came by and asked.” Why spend so much time on her?”

The lord answered. “Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to shape her?”

●She must function on all kinds of situations. 

●She must be able to embrace several kids at the same time.

●Have a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart.

●She must do all this with only two hands.

●She cures herself when sick and can work 18 hours a day.

THE ANGEL was impressed” Just two hands…..impossible!

And this is the standard model?”

The Angel came closer and touched the woman.

“But you have made her so soft, Lord”.

“She is soft”, said the Lord,

“But I have made her strong. You can’t imagine what she can endure and overcome”

“Can she think?” The Angel asked…

The Lord answered. “Not only can she think, she can reason and negotiate”.

The Angel touched her cheeks….

“Lord, it seems this creation is leaking! You have put too many burdens on her”.

“She is not leaking…it is a tear”. The Lord corrected the Angel…

“What’s it for?” Asked the Angel….. .

The Lord said. “Tears are her way of expressing her grief, her doubts, her love, her loneliness, her suffering and her pride.”…

This made a big impression on the Angel,

“Lord, you are a genius. You thought of everything.

A woman is indeed marvellous”

Lord said .”Indeed she is.

■She has strength that amazes a man.

■She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens.

■She holds happiness, love and opinions.

■She smiles when she feels like screaming.

■She sings when she feels like crying, cries when happy and laughs when afraid.

■She fights for what she believes in.

■Her love is unconditional.

■Her heart is broken when a next-of-kin or a friend dies but she finds strength to get on with life”

The Angel asked: So she is a perfect being?

The lord replied: No. She has just one drawback.

“She often forgets what she is worth”.

*Being a woman is priceless*

Fashion Week Season Is Upon Us

Most people follow the fashion shows organised in big fashion  cities like; Paris Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week and the likes of them.

These Fashion Shows are well known because they showcase the big fashion brands and are modelled by the popular international models.

My focus is on Aberdeen Fashion Week; for those of you who are wondering, Aberdeen is the granite city located North East of Scotland, United Kingdom.

This is the only Fashion Show I am aware of that has Designers across the globe that showcases a wide range of diversity in fashion no matter your status. There are a good number of designers from Africa showcasing in Aberdeen Fashion Week, which I find amazing.

Photo credit: Lydie Culter

The Aberdeen Fashion Week is almost here, for those of you who would love to be a part of this amazing event or need a reason to visit Scotland, you have a great opportunity. Visit http://www.aberdeenfashionweek.org

 

Photo credit: Lydie Culter

Scotland is a beautiful historic country, make plans to visit this Spring or Summer.

Happy Women International Day.

As a woman and a melanin filled one at that, I have realised that I am a super hero. Yes, I do have real actual super powers. 

Half the things I have experienced in my short stay on this earth, I have overcome the trails and temptation with nothing short of super powers.

This is how the average  woman fills; like a queen that has been sent on exile and no-one knows who she is in the land she resides now. She has so much greatness yet the rest of the world can’t see it because her crown has been stolen and life has gone on and forgotten she ever existed. 

What I would encourage and how I have chosen to live Is, I don’t need a crown to be royalty. I act like it, I command it, I believe I am and the rest of the world would either follow suit or not. That isn’t my problem, my aim isn’t to change anyone’s opinion but live a certain way. It has worked for me, all this time.

My wonderful, enduring, intelligent women…noone can make you feel less without your permission. Always remember that!

HAPPY WOMEN INTERNATIONAL DAY.