It’s been a while since my last post, looking back it seemed we transitioned from summer straight into winter with no in betweens. It happened too quickly.
Every year I go through the same ritual of trying to hold on to that little bit of sun in the sky. Yes, I’m the girl on the tube wearing sandals in the middle of October trying to convince myself it’s still summer. But once the leaves start to turn from green to auburn, golden paprika and burnt oranges, once I find my favourite scarf again, my odd pair of warm socks and my go to products I think to myself ‘this isn’t so bad’?
I’m not one to change products so when I find something that works I stick to it. For years my daily hair moisturiser has been shea butter and I wasn’t looking to replace it however this seasonal change has left my hair very dry and in need for more moisture.
I came across the Bouclème curl cream and it was the use of natural ingredients that first caught my eye. Ingredients like the kukui nut oil, rich coconut fruit extract plus super conditioning oils such as castor leaves the hair thoroughly nourished and moisturised. It minimises frizz, creating a soft hold for my twists. It has fast become my favourite seasonal transition hair moisturiser and a part of my daily styling regime.
My daily routine:
I apply shea butter to the scalp of my dry hair and then I section my hair and apply the curl cream to the body and the ends of my hair.
I rub my palms together to spread the cream and work it through my hair. I spend time massaging it throughout my hair and then style it by sectioning it and doing big twists.
During wash days I shampoo and condition my hair, then I dry it using the curl towel. I apply the curl cream to my semi dry hair then I twist it and continue to dry it further by adding heat. When my hair is completely dried I untwist my hair, brush it out and style.
I have 4c type hair which is the driest of all the curly hair types so my hair tends to soak up the moisture very quickly which with other products this causes a lot of ‘build up’ this is not the case with Boucleme’s curl cream. It makes my hair smell delicious, more manageable making it easier to style.
Here’s another one of their product I would highly recommend:
Hey Fashionistas!! Its been a minute, how are you all doing?? My first blog post of 2018!!! I know I know forgive me.
So this time last week I looked at my 3 invites, and was trying to decided where I could squeeze in a show or two. I’ve been very busy lately however I was determined not to miss Fashion Week, I was going to see some shows no matter what.
Well I was late to 2 but managed to see 1 and it just happened to be one of my favourites. 1 out of 3 isn’t bad!!
London Fashion Week for me is all about the creativity, the undiscovered, the young bloods who are hungry for the spotlight the ‘Off Schedule’ shows. Please read my piece on why I love the ‘Off Schedule’ shows.
Home of 'Off Schedule' Fashion
Vintage Coat - Portobello Market |
Green Jumper - Uniqlo |
Trousers - Primark |
Shoes - ASOS |
Apu Jan is one of my favourite labels and every season feels like a continuation of the one before. Unlike other young labels Apu Jan’s brand identity is very strong. They know who they are and are consistent every season. Their colour palette never really change from season to season, they’re very consistent and creative in the textures they use, the shape, and scale they create. They’re playful with their materials and always use juxtapose fabrics and textures to create elegance, and timeless pieces. There’s always an element of the Far East cleverly woven through the collection.
Here are a few that caught my eye tell me what you think below. Rx
This post is a bit of a #throwback #flashback, in other words it should’ve been posted a lOng time ago any hoo… This summer a hair company called Bouclème approached me about being part of a campaign promoting a new product they were launching later in the year. So who are Boucleme? (Boo – Clem) Let me give you a little background.
Bouclème is a hair brand that specialises in curly hair. It was created out of the desire of having an all natural ingredients, that doesn’t weigh the hair down, and its free from sulphate and silicone. The Boucleme brand cares passionately about curly hair and the planet we inhabit. They believe in sustainability and farmers being paid fairly. They use fair-trade ingredients wherever possible. The ingredients are biodegradable making Boucleme safe for the environment and also safe for the body. All their packaging are also recyclable.
If you know much about afro hair you would know that it needs moisture, and due to the cold weather and day to day styling its especially difficult to keep it hydrated. I discovered the Boucleme intensive moisture mask which retains moisture and I use this mask every 2 – 4 weeks. This is perfect for when you’ve just taken your hair out of braids and it needs some intensive treatment. This is my go to treatment, my 4c hair texture loves it.
My story so far...
Everyone has a hair story, here’s a little snippet of my hair journey into having my hair natural.
Thank you for stopping by. Are you thinking of going natural? What’s your hair story so far?
What happens when you’ve had your eye on an item of clothing for ages but you’re waiting for it to go on sale. Everyday you’re checking any moment now, any moment now it finally goes on sale you start the buying process only to find your size is sold out. NoO. Well if you’re as relentless as I am you go ahead and buy it anyway after all what’s a few sizes up. So that’s what I did I bought a size 14 skirt, wore it as a dress on my petite size 6 frame and voilà here are the results.
The skirt is from Asos is on sale though sizes are very limited, its called the Decadence 3D Appliqué Tulle Prom Skirt it can be found in the petite and tall range. If you want to try out the skirt worn as a dress look but you’re concerned about the length then opt for the tall range. I would also advice that you go two sizes up from your normal size, this will add to the volume and shape of the ‘dress’. It’s beautiful wether worn as a dress or a skirt, the woven fabric, semi-sheer and heavily embellished piece is best styled with minimum accessories so not to take away from the details.
I had so much fun styling this shoot, and I was definitely in my element of thinking outside of the box. I love finding different ways of wearing my favourite pieces, for me this is how style should be approached outside of fashion trends and more on the art form.
Why don’t you break out of the fashion wheel of what’s in and what’s out and wear a skirt as a dress. Lol…
I would love to hear of how you got on.
Here are other suggestions of skirts that can be worn as dresses.