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Cuts for Him and Her – Men’s fashion on the modern woman

Creative director Rita Colson and Model Jennifer Kamara – make up session just before the shoot

The short story

This article is not so much about me and what I am wearing but has everything to do with the look model Jennifer has on. You can read about the description of my look and it seasonal significance in my previous article “How to stretch your summer into autumn with a suit”. Right here right now, I just want to say men’s clothing rock. I mean how else can a woman wear an iconic piece of men’s item like a dress blazer and completely own it with such elegance and grace? One word, versatility!

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Model, Jennifer Kamara

The long story

Ok now hear me out for a few minutes at least. This shoot or indeed this concept of sharing my wardrobe with Jennifer started off as a necessity which quickly turned out to be a total blessing and a revelation to me personally. I picket up the phone to style consultant and creative director Rita Colson two days before the shoot was due to resign myself to the fact that the shoot might be called off as the male models I casted to feature with me could not make it. Sensing the massive disappointment in my voice the genius that is Rita quickly turned my fortunes round by suggesting the use of a female model instead. I have to be honest and say that I was very wary and apprehensive of the idea at first for the simple reason that I wouldn’t know what to do if I should style a woman using my wardrobe. I mean I already planned and styled the male models so I struggled to replace that idea at such a short notice.

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Model, Jennifer Kamara

 

You can image the relief and excitement I had when Rita offered to style Jennifer. With an entire floor to ourselves, we spent the whole day shooting and reshooting to get everything right. Because the shoot was a great success, I was able get enough content for four distinct articles two of which explores men’s clothing on women. I made the shoot with Jennifer into a mini two-part series with the first being this article and the second to follow soon.

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Model, Jennifer Kamara

Anyway, who better to talk about this look than the person who put it together herself, Rita Colson. Below is a few paragraphs she put together for this article.

Designers from Dolce & Gabbana to Ghost have sent dresses reminiscent of nightwear down the catwalk, and some stars have even worn nighties out on the town. It’s a real favorite on the red carpet.

There is nothing like a sexy slip dress with a masculine jacket to balance. As demonstrated by Rose Huntington when launching her collaboration with Marks and Spencer earlier this year.

This is the ultimate effortless look for the confident woman who likes to switch it up every now and then. 

A Perfect solution for the festive seasons upon us. If a slip dress or a ‘nightie’ is too daring, this look can also be achieved with a bohemian or a Victoriana twist with a masculine jacket to balance.

Why not try it in one of this seasons must have hues ‘Masala Tones’ Paprika, plum, and burgundy to give it an autumnal touch

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Model, Jennifer Kamara

So there you have it. Here i was thinking the shoot was doomed only for it to turn out to be one of the best so far. Never underestimate the power of men’s clothing.

Please let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. I will try to reply to every comment or question

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Model – Jennifer Kamara

Stylist – Rita Colson

Photography – Mista Skee

Location – West thirty six

How to stay warm but stylish for Autumn

Just in case you have not noticed, we are smack-bang in the middle of autumn (or Fall if you are American) and the chilled weather is a testament to that. To be honest, autumn has been very kind this year so far as far as England is concerned. The weather has thrown up a pleasant surprise and stayed relatively warm for the the time of the year.

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One thing I always look forward to during autumn is the falling leaves and how nature paints beautiful images all around us. Living in a concrete jungle like London unfortunately robs one of this natural beauty.

Anyway before I digress any further, this post is part of my autumn collection shoot I did a couple of months ago with three other incredible talents (a model, a creative director, and a photographer) whom I will introduce to you later on in other posts.

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For this post, I will share with you an alternative autumn look which I think works very well for mild weather conditions. Continue reading How to stay warm but stylish for Autumn

Sunday best – 2

If you remember correctly I wrote a blog post last month about my Sunday routine as far as dress style is concerned, and named it Sunday best. If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you go back to it (here) and acquaint yourself with the history behind the routine. This blog post is a continuation of that post which is the second of a three part series on Sunday best.
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I do not exaggerate when I say Sunday is my favourite day of the week for so many reasons. More than anything else, going to church to listen to my pastor’s sermon and fellowshipping with friends afterwards is a perfect way to start my week. It truly sets me up spiritually and mentally as it serves as a springboard from which the rest of the week flows. Continue reading Sunday best – 2

London Fashion Week, SS16: Street Style

I am going to keep it really short on this post in regards to words. I don’t want to bore you as i would rather you enjoy  some of the shots I took during the SS16.

Just one thing before I go. A few people I have spoken to do not seem to know the difference between London Fashion Week and London Fashion Weekend. I mean I didn’t many years ago. Anyway here’s my take on it.

London Fashion Week  is mainly for the fashion industry professionals, ie designers displaying their new collections whiles buyers stock up on behalf of stores. It is also a time when magazines and established media outlets attend these shows and talk about the trends for the coming season. So in short, London Fashion Week is mainly for industry insiders. You have to be registered or be invited to attend the shows.

London Fashion Weekend on the other hand is essentially a designer shopping event, where members of the public can shop from designers of London Fashion Week calibre, from the high profile to the emerging

Enjoy the Photos and please come back for some exclusive photos for the London Fashion weekend taking place between Sept 24th and Sept 27th 2015.

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