If you have been checking out my Instagram account over the past couple of weeks then you would have seen that Cape Town was an absolute blast. There were so many things to see and do that we simply couldn’t do them all given the time we had. So it was a tossup between South Africa and Japan for this getaway. I am so happy I went to Cape Town again as Tokyo was at some point a strong favorite. I have not been to Japan before which made it a strong contender but, Cape Town pulled me right back and I am happy I went. Had a great time with friends and made new ones. What could be better eh?
As a fashion and travel content creative, there is one thing that might not be obvious to anyone looking in. Inspiration is so key to everything I do and where I lodge is the bedrock of that. Hilton Double Tree, Cape Town is truly the place to be for any creative or traveling blogger. I couldn’t even overstate (even if I try) how inspired I felt the minute I walked into this hotel. From the décor to the amazing views of the mountain, there was so Continue reading Luxury meets Style | DoubleTree by Hilton, Cape Town | Cuts for Him
The title of this article came to me this morning like a light bulb moment. I was actually doing my morning prayers when the title popped into my head. I almost grabbed my phone to type it in but then remembered that I had made a promise never to use my phone until I have done my daily devotion in the morning. I said to myself if this is the title of this post them I will remember after my devotion.
My trip to South Africa was everything I expected and more. I loved every bit of it albeit the glaring issue of race (which I won’t go into fully here).
As it turns out, Bo Kaap was the first place I visited when I was in Cape Town. I linked up with a friend and his Continue reading The rose that grew from concrete! Bo Kaap, Cape Town
And just like that, 2017 is gone. I can still remember vividly every key moment of my work on Cuts for Him like it just happened. From my trips to the middle east to having a key meeting with one of my favorite grooming brand, Elemis. The sketches I make before a shoot, to waiting for the golden hour to shoot the perfect pictures. Oh, the memories. 2017 was a great year for Cuts for Him. I may need a couple of months to properly label 2017 but I know for sure that it was a key year in the life of Cuts for Him. A year of creative expansion and opened opportunities. Opportunities to work with bigger brands and better creatives.
To help me articulate, here are photos of key work and places I went to in 2017:
The above shot was taken for a piece I did on identity. The piece itself is called Cultured in Culture and can be found here if you fancy reading it. One of my most personal pieces.
Like the first photo, this one just above is a personal one. In fact, it started the Cultured in Culture series. This series looks at being born in one culture but growing up in another. The crossroads these cultures brought into my life. Have a read here.
The above shot was in fact shot in 2016 but only released in 2017. It was a shoot I did exploring 1920 and Continue reading Best of 2017 in picture | Cuts for Him
I am not even going to lie, I was a bit apprehensive the minute I got off BA0109 from London to Dubai last week Thursday. I would like to think of myself as an experienced traveller and have heard many a story about Dubai. Most of the stories have been positive and have been how the Emiratis have managed to turn a piece of dry land into an oasis of wealth and prosperity, albeit with diminishing oil reserves. However, I have also heard stories from cultural sensitive issues such as how to behave in public, to what may sound ridiculous to the average westerner which I won’t go into. Sometimes it’s just a little bit hard to know what is fact and what is Chinese whispers.
As an African and a world citizen, I know what it means to respect other people’s culture, not the least because I want mine to be respected in return. I always say to people, Continue reading Dubai, the city of gold – Day 1 | Cuts for Him