Photography by Tegan Smith for Topshop South Africa
I’ll never forget the day I was scrolling through my Instagram feed, casually minding my own business, liking posts as I went by, looking for inspiration, and suddenly my entire feed was bombarded with pictures of Edgars denim, and a variety of influencers telling me about the new range and a competition – all at the exact same time (which reminds me, Instagram please #BringBackChronologicalOrder). That moment was, albeit, a few years ago, but it stuck with me because I realised that particularly in South Africa, something about the way we do influencer marketing just… wasn’t right.
Photos by Ayabukwa Bikitsha
On the 8th of June, I won tickets to Cosmopolitan & Forever New’s VIP Shopping Experience in Canal Walk and throughout that evening, they took us through some of the major trends for this season. Two of them that really got me good were bodysuits and the colour maroon (it probably had to do with Marsala being Pantone’s Colour Of The Year last year ?). View Post
Picture via Colourpop
Hello friends! So today I’m doing something that’s been an ongoing endeavour of mine, which is a master post of black Youtubers both locally and abroad (and a list of brands that cater to darker skinned women) because I – and I’m sure you, too – have noticed that it’s always quite a mission to find them. It’s not that they’re not there or that they’re not good – we just don’t have the exposure. So me and my little platform are gonna try and help you out.
In case you missed this post on A Fashion Friend, you can always see it here!
In the spirit of all things Australian (Cotton On, Forever New, and things like, uh, Vegemite??), E! Entertainment’s newest fashion forward show – aptly named, Fashion Bloggers (Sundays on E! at 10pm)- is basically everything a young blogger like myself dreams about. These five women from across the pond are living the dream, and their Instagrams are living proof.
it seems that whenever i stare at my instagram page, i have the sudden urge to delete everything i’ve ever posted, and the glorious instagram pages below don’t really help. you see, whenever they post something and i look at their profiles in context, i weep at the aesthetic perfection. the colours, the shapes, the juxtaposing of objects and lighting – i feel like i’ve walked into the lair of an art director. these women make me really want a square feed, and when i tried it out, i wanted to delete my instagram page all over again for failing in comparison.