Monday, 29 October 2012

Harare Store Review: Nicia Shoe Boutique

 Calling all shoe lovers in H-town! Over the weekend I spotted a brand new shoe boutique called Nicia, (with divine decor to match) at Sam Levy Village at the old clicks building opposite old Barbours Department Store, which has top of the range, South African label shoes and accessories! Labels such as Plum shoes, Sissy Boy and Sass Diva jewellery all at a pretty price tag (bear in mind these shoes are from South Africa and are featured in headlining fashion magazine editorials and photo spreads), if you are a fashionista with a shoe fetish (who loves a good heel) and has a limitless credit card in tow, then this store has your name written all over it! OR if you want to invest in a fabulous pair of heels that will be your personal prized possession, then pop by Nicia and have a look. They have a lay-bye procedure with a 50% on the original cost and remainder to be paid within 30 days.

They have some fabulous pairs of high heels!

Stay Gorg and Glam,
How divine is this two-toned shoe?!

 The boutique Decor;

Sass Diva Jewellery;

Thursday, 25 October 2012

My First Fashion Article!

My first ever fashion article was in French! (Can you believe it?!). I wrote this article whilst doing my French studies at Alliance Francaise Harare and my teacher at the time (Mr. Gilbert Rwamatwara) asked students to write up something on any topic they liked, be it sports, technology, media or the news and I choose FASHION! At the time it was a crazy idea and when I saw my article for the first time in the AF magazine, I was excited and felt stupid at the same time cause I didn’t write something that was real and current events (even though my teacher said it was a good way of applying your French). But looking back I’m very proud that I was honest with myself and what I fancied! I even mentioned my favourite Glamour SA magazine and three favourite fashion cities, and to be honest nothing much has changed. I’m still a Devoted Glamour Girl (with a capital DGG)!
I would translate the article for you, but it’s more fun to see your reaction and indulge in my work!

French and Fashion go hand in hand!

Stay Gorg and glam!

My first article *cringes at the picture*. The scarf obsession hasn't changed!

Alliance Francaise magazine; Ca bouge a l'Alliance, where my little article was published.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Fashion Trends and Fashion Individuals at Shop & Sip

Not only was this fab event graced by designer Farai Simoyi from New York and models from Catherine Ruze Agency Africa gracing her designs, but bloggers, fashion lovers and heavyweights in the fashion industry were all in appearance (did I mention there was a red carpet?! Yes there was!). Not only did I get to meet Farai herself but I also got to meet fellow Zimbabwean fashion blogger Tatenda Robin of Concrete Jungle Fashion and my LLF for September. She was so cool and looked lovely in a floral print bodycon dress with a cut out design in the back (I secretly loved her solange inspired hair!) I also got to meet Zim Hip-hop musician Tehn Diamond and the lovely Lochnation from ZiFM Stereo (you guys, she’s gorgeous! Not to mention the neckpiece she was rocking! That’s all I was looking at!).
Tehn Diamond and Lochnation

I finally got to meet Tehn Diamond and Lochnation

Chocolate Princess ladies in the blue dresses with Lochnation

CP ladies with Farai Simoyi

I also got to meet the ladies of Chocolate Princess who were my LLF for June They were rocking out in blue figure hugging bodycon dresses (which is a colour that I love to wear on a day to day basis, I picked that up from my mom). I also spotted Priscilla Chigariro, Zimbabwe Fashion Week’s director in a green little number and Addicted to Shoes’ Pokello Nare whose beige/nude bodycon tiny-layered dress with that spike neckpiece and the matching shoes was by far my favourite outfit of the evening. Not to forget I also had the privilege to meet the gentlemen behind Passport and Kickstart stores, Prosper and Zed (I don’t know where they get their fashion inspiration from but I love it!) as well as Zimbojam’s Fungayi, who speaks eloquent French!
Priscilla Chigariro in the lime/green dress

Pokello Nare

The gentlemen behind Passport and Kickstart stores, Prosper and Zed.

The fashion trends within the Passport store consisted of a lot of loose and flowing blouses, floral and some tribal prints on the pencil skirts, blouses as well and dresses. I spotted a lot less popping colour on display and a lot more neutral colours such as browns, beiges, nudes and blacks especially on the blouses. For the gentleman at the Kickstart store I spotted a lot of blazers in bright oranges and blues as well as neutrals such as greys and stripes.

I'm obsessed with brown handbags! (I owe it to my mom)

Blouses, Blouses, Blouses!

How cute is the bow on this floral dress.

 (Stock was available at the time pictures where taken)

And as for me, I choose to keep my look very comfortable as it was a first for me and I wanted to look at ease. I kept my look low key with no makeup (I’m not a makeup girl) and no jewellery. I had on a black blazer with black jeans and black high heels which I set off with a cream blouse that had an embroidery detail. My hair was in a push back braided down in the sides. “No attention on me” was the motto!
I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I loved writing it! J
Stay Gorg and Glam