Denim is BAE

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I have wrapped up  a fitness challenge that spanned over a month and entailed varied non equipment workouts every day. The gist of the challenge as initiated by Denmark based fitness trainer Paul Kaliisa was to find a way of incorporating fitness into the daily routine of just about anybody, as the workouts were fairly easy and didn’t require fitness equipment.

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The concept of this shoot was to show my results in a hip and stylish way. The oversize denim jacket is all the rage now and is a very easy way to tap into norm core trend.

I opted for matching jeans because, hey denim on denim is the epitome of cool, and thats irrefutable!

I accesorized with a bandana around the arm; which I feel is tastefully juvenile, a casio clasic digital watch and retro clear frames.

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Over to you , leave a comment and thanks for swinging by!

Photography:  Manzi Rolland

Wardrobe

Oversized Denim jacket: Polka Dots Store

Watch: Casio Classic digital timepiece (B640)

Jeans: Thrifted

Eyewear: Thrifted

Rewind – Best Dressed Male Media Personality ASFA 2015

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Happy new year everybody. I should have created this post probably on the 13th December 2015 the day after snagging Best Dressed Male Media Personality at the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards but I guess I needed the time to calm my nerves and come to terms with what this accolade means for my journey.

The awards that seek to create a platform for both recognition, and acknowledgment of the game changers in the fashion industry for their continued efforts in steering the industry forward are known for pomp, glamour and are arguably Kampala’s biggest fashion event. The 2015 edition was no exception.

If I could, I would keep my recount less sketchy.  I guess I shall be pardoned for not having  prepared an acceptance speech. Lord, I must have been quite the sight sauntering onto the stage in nervous disbelief. Naturally, I was compelled to work up a much more sane (lol) acceptance message the next day. Here goes;

As far as I can remember, my upbringing was quite meticulous. As a child, my mum always made it a point to inspect everything about me before I left for school; which I felt was painstaking. Little did I know that this helped mold me into the neat and spruced up individual I am today.
With this accolade (best dressed male media personality), I celebrate my dear mother, I celebrate The NTV Style Project and my home NTV Uganda, I celebrate my mentor Sylvia Owori, I celebrate the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards and I celebrate my friends, well wishers and fans whose support has been a profound force behind where I am today.
May the almighty abundantly reward you all!

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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