November 13, 2013
Designer Diane von Furstenberg and Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour
Kevin Garnett and Brandi Padilla
Actress Christina Ricci
Model Lily Aldridge
Model Jourdann Dunn
Model Hilary Rhoda
Public School's Dao-Yi Chow (L) and Maxwell Osborne (R) pose with model Andrea Diaconu
Actors Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens
Singers Miguel and Maxwell
Designer Vera Wang
Designer Tracy Reese
Actress Julianne Moore
Designer Zac Posen and model Crystal Renn
November 13, 2013
Also known as the Curvy Girl’s Guide to Style, this style blog created by Chastity, a plus-sized author and blogger in her mid-thirties, offers great advice to plus-sized women trying to achieve style “in a skinny world”.
Chastity describes her personal style as classic with a twist, but sometimes crazy.
Chastity demonstrates that you can be fashionable at any size, working trends and colours generally considered taboo with utmost grace and confidence. We love it!
November 11, 2013
For such inspired, creative people, fashion folk are often guilty of thinking too much inside the box. We tend to compartmentalize people into little style groups, so we can understand them better. And when we can’t do that with a person, we term them a wildcard.
When we ask “What’s your style?”, what we are really asking is “What is your style tribe?” Glam? Classic? Conservative? Gamine? Rock-chic? Goth? Emo? Retro? Androgynous? Indie? Boho?... The style tribes and sub-groups are endless. And we tend to reinforce the view that you should stick to your style tribe. We don’t encourage people to switch up their styles.
However, what I’ve found; and what always has me stuttering when asked about my personal style, is that I belong to various style tribes depending on my mood or the occasion. If one morning, I show up at the office in a tailored men's trouser-suit complete with the tie, I’d be termed androgynous. If I opted for a pencil dress and sky-high heels for a cocktail party, I’d be termed glam. And how about Sunday brunch with my friends in palazzo pants and a floppy hat with a fringed bag and beaded jewelry? You guessed it. Boho.
You don’t feel the same every day, so why should you dress the same every day? As long as your personality shines through and it looks good on you, I say boycott the style tribes! Your allegiance should lie with yourself. The cardinal rule of style is to make it yours, stay true to yourself and have fun, which is all I try to do. Your style should be an expression of you. So show the many sides that make up your unique style and when next you are asked what your style is, tell them it’s 100% you.
November 04, 2013
FOLAKE KUYE-HUNTOON of stylepantry.com
No round-up of the top black bloggers in the industry without American-raised Nigerian, Folake. Establishing one of the most successful and popular style blogs around, Folake is most known for her wild mane of natural hair and her classy-meets-bohemian style.
Showing up at the 2013 Academy Awards in a floor-length Jewel by Lisa, emerald green dress, Funke floored style-watchers around the globe, showing that she could work a glamourous red-carpet look just as easily as her funky street-style.
October 29, 2013
By Uchechukwu O. Ani
For all the yummy mummies out there, we have the ultra-stylish Stella, or Uzo as her friends call her. Stella, a self-confessed “shoeholic” and fashion lover, who was a fashion lover before she became a mother, went on to give amazing looks, in the season’s hottest styles, proving that pregnancy should be no barrier to style. She embraced her bump and flaunted it as her biggest accessory, instead of hiding it. Motherhood never looked so good.
October 28, 2013
#StreetStyle: The SideView team caught up with singer Temi Dollface at LFDW, in her usual vintage pieces.
She was definitely one of the best dressed that day. We heart her shoes.
October 24, 2013
Features Writer Mide Coker shares her street style picks from LFDW Day 1