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A story of courage and hope – my brother Lamin | Cuts for Him

Hi everyone! It has been a minute since I did a post on here. I apologise for the silence. However, if you have been following me on instagram then you would have noticed I have been busy doing a tour of Fashion weeks from London Fashion Week, and Florence (Pitti), to Milan Fashion Week. All the fashion weeks from difference cities were amazing. Please keep an out out for the posts which I will share soon.

This is not one of those articles with me showing off a glossy new suit. This is much more deeper and important than that so please humour me and read on

Meet my new little brother Lamin! Lamin and I met only two days ago when I visited the beautiful Lake Como. By the way, visiting Lake Como is a must if you haven’t already. Make Continue reading A story of courage and hope – my brother Lamin | Cuts for Him

Cuts for him meets GQ man of the year SA Menzi Mcunu

It all happened so fast. One day I was being introduced to him and the next I was shooting with GQ Man of the year, Menzi Mcunu.

My trip to Cape Town was meant to be purely holiday but I have come to realize that as a travel blogger, I can never truly be on holiday. I mean the whole purpose of traveling is to create content and share a thought or two about the places and people you come across, right? Lol

I can categorically say that very little gives me more pleasure when traveling than linking up with other creatives to collaborate. The buzz it gives me is next to none. The whole of Cape Town is filled with picturesque locations which makes it a blogger dream city. So, when Menzi reached out to me a day before to say he was arranging a shoot, I was so on it. All I had to do was show up and smile for the camera.

We got in a taxi and headed to parliament street where we were meant to meet Menzi. In true gentleman style, Menzi made me feel welcomed the minute we shook hands. The Cobra sports car literally arrived 5 minutes after we got there and it was shoot time. Menzi had organized the whole shoot from picking a location to hiring a photographer. It was so much fun from start to end.

Check out the looks below

Menzi Mcunu

Suit – Afrocentric gentleman

Shoes – Dune London

Tie – Vintage Christian Dior

Shirt – Zara

Scarf – Thrifted

Watch – IWC

Umbrella – Pasotti

Edmond

Jacket – Saran Kholi Label

Trouser – Suit Supply

Shirt – Hawkins and Sheppard

Tie – Boggi

Shades – Garrett Leight

Loafers – Moreschi (Russel and Bromley)


Photography – Visual | Car – Cobra SA

Fashion as an art form Cuts for Him meets Yanga Madlala

Yanga Yaya Madlala is a Cape Town based performing artist and creative. He is one of those people I refer to as the new voice and face of the South African creative industry. I have been a huge fan of South African creativity in the form of music, fashion, and arts and culture for some time now.

During our first meeting in March when I was in Cape Town, I couldn’t wait to tell Yanga how inspired I am with young South Africans like himself and a few others. The likes of Trevor Stuurman, Kwena Baloyi, and the founding members of I see a different you have always made me curious, to say the least. The imagery always tells a compelling and authentic story of their own. They present their life and culture in such a way that it sometimes forces me to dig out my authentic self. Trevor recently worked with supermodel Naomi Campbel through Arise Africa which in itself show the level of creativity of this young South Africans I speak of.

Anyway, back to my story. When Yanga and I decided to do a shoot together, we had no idea the form the shoot should take. We had no theme nor concept but we knew we wanted to create something. I knew his fashion style was different to Continue reading Fashion as an art form Cuts for Him meets Yanga Madlala