Posted on June 18, 2012
The first part of the war is almost over ! I’m back home in Pretoria for the week and I want to thank all those who kept checking back and forth for updates ( if your smart ass had subscribed you heart wouldn’t be missing beats every time you hit the refresh button hoping for an update ) , but I love you guys for holding down my stats. I am still not out of the loop yet but I am going to updating when I get the time to, don’t worry its going to be regular. So I ripped my favorite denim in the crotch, met some new people and finally bought something new . I really appreciate all the emails and the comments! You guys have no idea how much appreciate you taking time out to share your views. ALLEN is grateful.
Posted on February 8, 2012
“Style is not fitting in and neither is just about standing out , its not being in tune what’s new or a pitching a beautiful tent in the old .Style is not a platform for want to be mannequins , or the last destination measure for acceptance . Style is you, its what the world is in your Eye, I have seen mine and I am intrigued by yours so whenever you wonder what people will think or say about what you truly want , you dilute your story”_ allen coleman Visuals courtesy of Enny of styleestadiaries.blogspot.com . I have bumping heads with enny a lot since she got back from LA and I can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on . Working with this young god is amazing , she is such a beautiful soul and a master of funny one liners with a unique sense of style . I am going to do a full post on enny so you guys get in tune with what I am talking about soon enough. Swallow skittles not pride . Peace!
Posted on February 8, 2012
It seems the unseen table of style curators still have their tents pitched up in the jungle , after leopard print took over the world it seems like the snake print’s hiss has started to gather volume . Everybody loves prints, but the snake and the leopard print have been doing back and forth like they were pacing nervously in front of the principal’s room. After the leopard print craze the belly crawler has been popping up everywhere from shoes to man bags. The snake print with no helping hand from its creepy origin is just beautiful, period. I really hate it when I have to admit that something is trending, that’s because then I feel like its follow road where everybody gets caught up and individuality loses its umbrella. I know one unique print can’t be made for everyone but unique style can identify with its own and so I’m going to give the snake print a pass . I love it because its not a bold print but still takes a little effort to stand. The unique thing about the snake print is that even in bright colors like the Gucci python pumps it still has an ability to exude class and make what I call a loud matured statement. Most often the snake print is found in more earth tones and so it works well with almost anything apart from other prints, whatever you do don’t clash them with other prints. Like everything in life overdoing the snake print is not advised at all, and that’s an ALL pronounced with an extremely oval shaped lip action. Its not surprising that the female section is stacking up these prints due to its attention seeking pattern and its ability to hide figure flaws .I haven’t fallen out of love with leopard print but I’m bored , if you find yourself in the same class with me kindly raise your hand protest, snake print please!
Posted on December 15, 2011
We can all admit there are certain things that society has left genders to naturally claim , for instance if a conversation beckoned the word ‘’satchel’’ you would automatically picture a masculine structured figure with its fingers tightly married to the handle of the said subject. When the say times have changed it doesn’t mean uncle Luke has bought a new watch, it plainly means the hands married to the satchel is soft and has a an appointment at the salon to get them softer than the texture of the leather satchel bag she totes . Satchel has unofficially been tagged as the male gender’s through time, its evidently because the satchel exudes masculine notes the male gender has always defined with. The Satchel comes from the long family tree of the popular briefcase which was birthed for the working class man in a society where he worked whiles his wife stayed home . Society through times has broken these gender barriers and it has trickled into style with no respect for borders. Now men carry shopping bags whiles women beautifully sport satchels and briefcases with a delicate sense of style that only women possess. I personally love men’s luggage on women, and so I welcome the colored nail people into our section when it comes leather goods. l . Lately, the popular bright colored Cambridge satchel has had a huge wave with the fashion world, and both genders are riding the wave LIKE IT’S THE LAST ONE. The male friendly satchel has always been crafted in dominantly masculine dark muted solid colors, and it has stayed that way because it exudes that classic matured presence that the male gender identifies with. The introduction of the Cambridge bag has managed to break the ‘’boring’’ glass case of the satchel, making it more friendly and hence the big title wave . The satchel has become the friendly shoulder attachment overnight and has even won some the opposite sex to the boring side of this leather gem so much that satchels hare now being made to attract attention from the female gender . The utility of the satchel has been exhausted time and time again, we all know it must have been sent from heaven , but its amazing how style breaks BOUNDARIES. I KNOW THE WORK OF STYLE WHEN I SEE IT , I am sure some girl in her own little corner of the world decided to walk out the door with it and now has the world running with it .The satchel had a muted character till the opposite sex picked it up to the point where women are thrifting men’s leather gems more than men , and now it has become more than the boring school boy shoulder bag, now your professor and cute girl next door have something in common. I love what women are doing to the satchel, let me rephrase , I really, really, love it . thank you.
Posted on October 7, 2011
I am always more than excited when my little flygerian angel comes to town, and this time I am permitted to put business and pleasure on our agenda….i am getting dressed up just to tick both when they are done with. If you are an avid reader of this blog then Bubu ( CEO of fashion label iamisigo), who just got to town to promote and host a style market event which I happen to be part of shouldn’t be new to your visual , if she is kindly feel free to take notes..the like icon is at the bottom
Bubu is one of the few who have constructed their own way when it comes to style. I admire her for one thing and that’s the fact that her style doesn’t bring anyone to mind but herself . With her signature head wrap and a keen eye for vintage inspired pieces Bubu is a tornado of style.l lBubu POSTED with Terrence Sambo of ONENIGERIANBOY.COM Show offs!