Boho. Because why not?

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Anyone that knows me knows I am a sucker for bohemian style. In modern usage, the term “Bohemian” is applied to people who live unconventional, usually artistic, lives (Wikipedia). Bohemian style therefore mirrors this personality.

Arguably the most expressive style, the boho dress sense expresses free spiritedness and non-conformity while heavily relying on relaxed and comfortable silhouettes. What’s not to love about that?

Since I wanted to pack light for my latest shoot, I had to think of an easy, fuss-free ensemble. The Aztec print throw on that I made from a shawl is a wardrobe favourite of mine and it pretty much was the focal point of the whole ensemble.

To compliment this quintessential bohemian piece, I went big on jewelry and do not regret it! It was quite refreshing going extra with the hoop earrings, stacked rings and an infinity pendant leather necklace that I was skittish about using at first.

Black faux leather pants and boots completed the look.

I had so much fun shooting this specific look, and that, I hope you can read in these shots.

Enjoy.

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Photography: @Etroca Photography

Post Production: Tazibone Solomon & Etroca Photography

Location: Jahazi Pier

 

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Of Shores, Skin and Kanga

image1This happens to be a shoot I have always wanted to do. After constant procrastination I saved a few hours of my tight schedule and partnered with the talented Danny of Etroca Photography to get this project off the ground.

The weather did not cooperate; the sun kept eluding us so we had to make do with a few hours of grey skies.

For wardrobe, my favourite Kanga drawstring shorts and woven panama hat did the job.

Allow me share the fruits of our effort that day.

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image3image5image6image8Thoughts?

It’s always a pleasure having you swing by. Leave a comment and I shall surely revert!

xo

 

Location: Jahazi Pier

Photography: Etroca Photography

Post Production: Tazibone Solomon

Recap: Fashion High Tea

Where: Kampala Serena Hotel

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Everybody loves a shindig, especially if it calls for dressing up, fabulous company,a swanky venue and even better if theres a worthy cause involved; which was the case  for the Fashion High Tea. The initiative which was a collaboration between Bold in Africa, Identity Co and the Kampala Serena Hotel to help raise funds to support the GirlUp charity surely lived up to the grandeur  that was anticipated.

The “Bold, Flawless & a Headwrap”  dresscode surely stirred up some interesting ensembles. Guests were treated to the soothing sounds of Qwela band over a sumptuous selection of teas and bites, a fashion show that had Kampala Serena Hotel model and a chance to snag some amazing pieces of fashion from the auction. There was alot to learn from  talk sessions with industry experts.

Here’s what transpired in pictures;

 

 

Photography: Jonathan Jab 

 

 

 

Disparate

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It had been ages since I last had a professionally done photo shoot featuring well, myself. Much as I had kept planning and procrastinating, I guess we all get to the point where we run out of excuses. Even more reason for me to ‘serve’ for the lens was my double Nomination in the Upcoming Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs). I am nominated for Stylist of the year and Best Dressed Male Media Personality. This necessitated an befitting shoot as the photos were required for promotional artwork for this campaign.

I aptly titled this post ‘disparate’ because the difference in the influence behind each look is quite distinct; which was the idea. I believe fluidity defines a true fashion forward individual, and besides, there’s much more fun in trying to pull off different personalities through dressing up. Innit?

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The first look was inspired by 50s fashion. I live for the striped pants.

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The second look was ‘Magic Mike-esque’ and featured a sleeveless jacket and detachable collar and necktie over navy chinos and suede oxford lace up shoes.The idea was subtly risque yet stylish.

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The third and final look was out-of-the-box glamourous. To break  the black tie norm, I layered a tux jacket over a Sylvia Owori embellished custom made tunic. trust me it did look and felt effortless!

Outfit details;

Look 1; Striped pants and hat – Kai Divo’s Collection, waistcoat, shirt, fur coat and shoes – thrifted

Look 2: sleeveless jacket – Kai Divo’s Collection, pants – Mr Price, Collar – crafted, shoes – Aldo

Look 3: Suit – Kai Divo’s Collection, Tunic – Sylvia Owori, shoes – thrifted