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London Collections: Men AW16 – A quick preview

For those of you who do not know, London Collections: Men or LCM is a biannual showcase that takes place every January and June that celebrates the creative and commercial importance of the British menswear industry hosted by the British Fashion Council.

London being a major city of the world when it comes to fashion is a perfect host location for an event like LCM that is a creative hub for young and upcoming brands to showcase their creativity. LCM has also attracted big international brands such as Tom Ford, Hilfiger, Coach and Gieves and Hawkes. The shows also attract bloggers like myself, press from major publications and local and international buyers. LCM is itself still in its infancy but has some of the industry’s well know faces such as David Gandy, Lewis Hamilton, Dermot O’Leary Continue reading London Collections: Men AW16 – A quick preview

Walking into 2016 like… Confident, Poised and Intentional

I don’t know about you but for me 2016 is the year of great breakthrough and consolidation. It is the year of more growth and maturity with the gifts God gave me.

For starters, I fully intend to raise my style game creatively to give you all a fresh and inspired perspective of C F Him. The idea for this year is to be confident, poised and intentional with my work on all fronts.

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But before I get carried away with laying out my plans for 2016, I would like to use this opportunity to reflect on and share my appreciation for my family and friends who  supported me through 2015 on this journey. I am thankful to everyone of you for your contributions and encouragement in making this blog a success. In all this, there are two people I would like to say a special thank you to from the bottom of my heart, Charles (August child) and Rita (Colson Style theory) you have both been inspirational and I thank God for you. Charles your skills behind the camera are unparalleled and it is amazing how despite your busy schedule you always find time to do shoots with me. You add so much value beyond just clicking away. And yes, thanks for the countless tips on capturing the perfect image. Rita you have always been like my muse who I constantly draw inspiration from. Your creative eye and great sense of style has taught me a lot. I can always count on you for a healthy debate on my ideas and how to implement them. I sometimes feel as if I can’t put out my creative ideas unless I pass them through you first. I truly thank God for the two of you and I look forward to more amazing collaborations and most of all, a deeper friendship.

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2015 was a year of sewing the right seed into C F Him and watching it grow. It has been a year that has taught me a lot  In many respects this blog and all that has come with it has been a full time job, staying up all night editing photos, planning style concepts and running and updating social media like my Instagram page. The truth is that I have enjoyed every bit of it barring a a few knockbacks and reality checks which every creative person needs for validation and perspective. I thoroughly enjoy the feedback and interaction I get from you the followers. Your views inspire me to work harder and better. So here is a big thank you for your support last year. Without you, C F Him would not be where it is now

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So back to 2016 , for me my plans for the year can be summed up in two words. Growth and Maturity. This year is all about pushing boundaries and limits as far as style creativity is concerned. The plan is to also travel more so I can bring you all along with me though my blog, be more fit so I can share fitness tips and immerse myself into culture to create a discuss right here. I hope you are as excited as I am as I look forward to sharing it all with you.

Before I sign out, let me describe the look in the photos. I am sure you will have noticed the unconventional nature of the dress code, which is precisely my intention. This look is not about playing safe or conforming to the rules.

The aim is to take a pinstripe business suit to create a non-business look. Just in case you missed it, I did a post on business look called That business look.  In this piece I’ve changed  a couple of items from that look to create a brand new look. Up-cycling at its finest and most chic..

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I swapped  the more formal Paul smith Loafers for a pair of military styled boots from Massimo Dutti. To highlight the boots, I rolled up my trouser slightly which removes any form of formality. With the green tie and green and white polka dot pocket square  and my mustard/yellow coat I make sure I get noticed by everyone. I mean the colour is vibrant and it is a statement piece by itself. I wore this beautiful coat over my shoulders to give the look that little extra edge.

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Like I said, this year is all about being bold, confident, poised and intentional and I believe this looks captures that beautifully.

Happy new year everyone. Here’s wishing you all a wonderful 2016. Please continue to share my site with your loved ones and don’t forget to subscribe to my Instagram @cutsforhim and twitter @cutsforhim accounts.

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As always, all your feedback and comments are most welcome! I look forward to replying to everyone of them individually.

 

Play hard after work: The weekend getaway look

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This is going to be a really short post in terms of words as i want you to focus on this winter look i put together. Without me saying it, it is obvious that the statement piece in this look is the leather bomber jacket. I absolutely love this distinctive jacket by BOSS for so many reasons. The lambskin is soft to the touch, while the polyester lining makes it cosy and warm. The wide fur collar do not only provide added protection from the cold but makes this jacket stand out to complement the winter season.

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This look is perfect for your typical Friday afternoon straight from the office heading for a weekend away. To dress things down a bit, you ditch the first half of your suit for the leather jacket, whilst Continue reading Play hard after work: The weekend getaway look

Title is still work in progress: all suggestions welcome!

Quite laterally, I cannot settle for a name for this article as my mind keeps pushing and pulling me back and forth on different ideas. Seventies look with a modern twist, a story of brown on navy, or simply settle for the re-emergence of the turtleneck? At best none of those titles even come close to telling the full story and at worst, well they just don’t make sense by themselves.

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You know what, I’m just going to carry on describing the look and leave you all to come up with Continue reading Title is still work in progress: all suggestions welcome!