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outfit | MRPxEverydayPeopleStories

Photos by Cedric Nzaka of Everyday People Stories

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*Drake voice* Took a break from blogging, now it’s back to that!

Hello and welcome back to the revamped DearSolo Blog! I hope you like the new look and new branding (as courtesy of the amazing Lusanda Buthelezi – book her for your creative design needs!), and to kick off my new posts, I thought I’d start by finally showing you more of the shots from my shoot with Cedric Nzaka!

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outfit | kimono me krazy

This post was originally posted on A Fashion Friend, and to be honest, their photo edits were cooler.


photos by Josh Lubinsky

I think it’s no surprise that the summer of 2014 was kimono crazy – they’re sleek, easy to wear, take any outfit from an average person 6 to a hipster 8.5 and they make you feel completely covered even if you’re only wearing shorts and a crop top. They also serve the purpose of making house wear formal enough for leaving the house – one of the owners of Ruff Tung even told me she swears by them because she can wear them around the house yet still meet with clients, and, I mean, who am I to disagree? Comfort is cool, and so are kimonos.

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outfit | beach bum

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photos by stephanie lawrenson

Happy New Year! I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful 2015 – I can feel that it’s going to be a great one. With some wonderful matric results in hand (well done class of ’14!) and a move to Cape Town on the horizon, I feel virtually unstoppable – you can’t @ me even if you knew my handle. But before I go on to that, I should probably backtrack to the last time I was in Cape Town in December and got to hang out with my old friend, Nuzhah, in my brand-spanking-new jumpsuit from 32 Clothing (but more on that in another post).

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art | ethereal

while i was indulging in a belated #throwbackthursday last night, i kept thinking about how i haven’t taken a decent selfie in a while (ever since i broke my iphones back camera focus, to be exact. even though selfies are with the front camera, but whatever). and i couldn’t just take a selfie, so i set up the tripod in the late afternoon and had a bit of fun with my camera’s aperture and iso speed – fully taking advantage of the white light streaming through the window, and this ethereal looking shoot was the product.

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art | the princess of nubia

the alternate title reads: my mom saw these photos and told me i looked like a nubian princess

shot by khensani, edited by me

in the second part of my day with khensani (of glitterdaiquiri), we decided to have a lot of fun with post-modernistic neogrunge nubianism. its not really a term that exists (but it has a nice ring to it, no? i think i should make it a thing. it can be a new tumblr subgenre, right next to soft grunge, soft ghetto and pale blogs), but essentially, its what two creatives call messing about with make up, forehead jewellery and colour hues.

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