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Sienna at the Golden Globes

Sienna Miller at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards
(Photography by Tyler Boye/WWD/REX/Shutterstock)

While everybody else chose safe options like flower print, embroideries and other embellishments, Sienna took a bet on simplicity at the last Golden Globes ceremony and it worked! The white gown from Michael Kors, that requires perfect abs, made the British-American actress look flawless. The ponytail and black bow gave her this youthful 60’s look and the sober pearls jewellery added just enough glamour to the all ensemble. This is how you dedramatize a red carpet attire without forgetting to be chic! What about you, which look(s) did you liked at the Globes this year??

 

The Professional: Betu Tshiongo Wiederkehr

Founder Betu Tshiongo Wiederkehr
(photography by Adeyemi John Photography)

Name: Tshiongo Wiederkehr, Bampangila Betu Kumesu

Job-title: Creative director of Kumesu

Company: Kumesu

Hometown: Kinshasa, Geneva

Current Residence: Lagos, Nigeria

Day to Day uniform: jeans, t-shirt, high heels, tote bag

1) Tell us about your professional background (studies, jobs…) and current occupation

I have started my studies in Kinshasa (DRC) then moved to Switzerland where I have attended secondary school, University and Masters in Business Administration. As a fresh graduate, I joined the global Financial Consultancy firm Deloitte in Geneva where I worked for ten years as Analyst.

I moved from being a Deloitte Analyst to being a Creative director behind the Handcrafted Luxury brand Kumesu. I’ve started my handbags accessories line in Lagos (Nigeria) in November 2014.

2) How did you came up with the idea of creating your own accessories line?

I initially started the label when (more…)

Spring Summer 17 Collections

Yeezy Season 4

Finally my Spring Summer 17 Collections round up is here, everything you need to see from my favourite designers is on my Pinterest board. You can also check out some of my best looks here on the blog.

The silhouette: Urban sportswear, utilitarian chic, neo ballerina, volumes

The colours: rich patterns, black and white, vibrant red

The little plus: frills, feathers, studs, see through, cinched waist, statement accessory, plus anything paying tribute to 70’s glam rock era and David Bowie (metallic colours, bold make up, sequins…) (more…)

In the mood for…

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 3: Fashion and jewellery designer Natasha Zinko, Natasha Zinko dress and Vetements shoes on day 3 during Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2016/17 on (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)
Vetements platform boots worn by a
fashionista during Paris fashion week

Platform boots, as seen in recent very hype Vetements clothing label’s collection, and Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 17 show. Influenced by the drag queens world and the 70’s glam rock (think David Bowie aka Ziggy Stardust), the platform shoe is no longer an outsider and brands like Zara or Asos propose wearable versions for the everyday fashionista. In 2016, we prefer a sober version in black leather or suede, the higher the better. But still, wearing the platform is a statement so be prepared to have heads spinning in the streets!

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Stella Maxwell for Elle Brasil August 16
issue (image courtesy of Elle Brasil)
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Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2017 show

The face of tomorrow

Zoe Kravitz for Vogue May 16 issue (photography Patrick Demarchelier courtesy of Vogue)
Zoe Kravitz for Vogue May 16 issue (photography
Patrick Demarchelier courtesy of Vogue)

Forget about the old fashioned bourgeoise who lives in upper class neighborhoods and eats caviar on a daily basis, luxury brands are now adopting a totally different strategy in terms of renewing themselves or stay relevant in the fashion landscape. The new brand ambassadors are (more…)

In the mood for…

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Zendaya attends "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology", the 2016 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
Actress, singer, dancer  Zendaya attends “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”, the 2016 Costume
Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

Dramatic hair like spotted at this year Met Gala. First, let’s talk about Zendaya who took a real fashion risk by choosing a sleek shiny retro bob hairstyle, take French legendary singer Mireille Mathieu and add the glamour of the late 70’s disco era and you end up with a show stopper look. Her make up is just sophisticated enough to highlight her glowy toffee skin and dark almond shaped eyes with a warm palette colour. This is without a doubt her best look so far.

Actress Lupita (photography by Dimitrios Kambouris getty images)
Actress Lupita Nyong’o attends “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”, the 2016 Costume Institute Gala
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York (photography by Dimitrios Kambouris getty images)

Actress Lupita Nyong’o, a red carpet favorite, did not disappoint neither. She opted for a proud kinky tower crown hairstyle which made her look gracious and empowered. It reminded me of Jean Paul Goude 80’s pictures with his muse Grace Jones, a real celebration of black feminity. Now, you know what to do to steal the spotlight at your next black tie party!

Why is the New Gucci so good?

Gucci Fall 2015-16 ad campaign
Gucci Fall 2015-16 ad campaign (image courtesy of Gucci)

After the talented Frida Giannini, Alessandro Michele has been named Creative Director of Italian luxury house, Gucci. The brand  is entering a new era exploring more of the 70’s baroque prints and embellishments, going complete opposite of the glamorous 70’s power woman we were used to. Here are 3 reasons to rediscover the iconic house:

  • Today’s Gucci girl is a romantic, an original, she’s playful and totally assume her quirkiness. The last Spring Summer Collection (SS16) is full of rich fabrics and bold mix of patterns with a strong vintage feel.

 

Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image vogue.com)
Gucci FW15
Gucci FW15
  • I can not help but picture 70’s style icons Ali Mc Graw, Bianca Jagger or Marisa Berenson wearing most of the pieces of the collection and notice how relevant the clothing are as they would have been 40 years ago!

 

Actress Ali Mc Graw circa 1970's
Actress Ali Mc Graw circa 1970’s

 

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Model Bianca Jagger in the 1970’s

 

Actress and Model Marisa Berenson in the 1970's
Actress and Model Marisa Berenson in the 1970’s
  • With its beautiful bucolic illustrations and jewellery details, the Dionysus bag is fast becoming a must have as well as the fur loafers (for those who can afford it)! Just perfect for Christmas gift!!

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The Gucci Dionysos bag (image from Buro 247)
The Gucci Dionysus bag (image from Buro 247)
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A bigger version of the Dyonisus bag
Gucci shoes
FW15-16  Gucci shoes

Balmain Nation

Balmain x HM ad campaign (courtesy of Balmain Paris)
Balmain x H&M ad campaign (courtesy of Balmain Paris)

The very anticipated collaboration between Balmain and H&M arrived in stores (worlwide) on November 5th. Embellishment, sequins, body conscious dresses, padded shoulders, the French luxury house lovers won’t be disappointed: Balmain went full on in incorporated its DNA into a rich yet affordable collection. After Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Marni or Lagerfeld just to name a few, H&M once again took the fashion world by storm and we can predict that the Balmain x H&M line key pieces will be a huge it!

 For more information and shopping go on hm.com

 

In the mood for…

Blogger Margaret Zhang shot during NYFW by Phil Oh (image courtesy of Phil Oh)
Blogger Margaret Zhang shot during NYFW by
Phil Oh (image courtesy of Phil Oh)

This lovely black lace see through blouse and suede brown skirt seen on Margaret Zhang during NY fashion week. Miss Zhang, a favourite of mine when it comes to style, masters the combination of sexyness and the romantic aspect of this look with a touch of 70’s nostalgia. I will copy this asap!

SUMMER in SNEAKERS

Comptoir des Cotonniers sneakers by Anne Valerie Hash (image courtesy of wwd.com)
Comptoir des Cotonniers sneakers by Anne
Valerie Hash (image courtesy of wwd.com)

The star of this summer is without any doubt the sneaker, I don’t think I saw that many in years! Probably since the late 90’s when the Air Max, Stan Smith and New Balance were the must have shoe on male and female feet. Now the big fast fashion chains offer sneakers at affordable (more…)

Saga Africa

Studio 189 Collection images including the collection with Opening Ceremony featuring the Quann sisters
Studio 189 Collection images including the collection with Opening Ceremony
featuring the Quann sisters. On top left Abrima Erwiah co founder of the brand

This a movement in fashion that is quite up in the air since a few years now, we remember luxury houses who have been inspired by Africa (Christian Dior, Yves St Laurent, Givenchy…). Smaller fashion (more…)

In the mood for…

Beyonce ( photo courtesy of Beyonce Instagram)
Beyonce ( photo courtesy of Beyonce Instagram)

For Beyonce’s ponytail and natural glowy make up at the Met Gala last month. Once again queen B stole the spotlight with her beauty and bejewelled embroidered gown by Givenchy. Ideal for Summer nights and keep your look young and fresh, the ponytail is an hair trend to copy immediately!

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