Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's A Cropped Affair

A cropped top is a t-shirt or blouse with the lower portion cut off, resulting in exposure of some of the wearer’s abdomen. Celebrities such as Rihanna and Ciara have been spotted wearing cropped t-shirts. Locally we’ve seen the Queen B, Bonang Matheba rocking out in the trend. Just remember, if you wanna trend up in cropped tees, just make sure you got the abdomen and the confidence to work it off… XoXo.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Love Me Oxfords Love Me Brogues

Love Me Oxfords Love Me Brogues...
Modern brogues trace their roots to a rudimentary shoe originating in Scotland and Ireland that was constructed using untanned leather with perforations that allows water to drain from the shoes when the wearer crossed wet terrain such as a bog. The word "brogues" originates in the late sixteenth century and is a derivation of the Irish and Scots Gaelic "brog", taken from the Old Nurse "brok" meaning "leg covering". 

The word "brogue" was first used to describe a form of outdoor, country walking shoe in the early twentieth century. At that time the brogue was not considered to be appropriate for other occasions, social or business. Over time perceptions have changed and brogues are now considered appropriate in most contexts, including business. Brogues continue to be most common as leather dress and casual shoes and boots, but can also be found in many other forms including canvas and leather sneakers and high-heeled women's shoes.
The Brogue is a style of low-heeled shoe or boot traditionally characterized by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations (or "brogueing") and serration along the pieces' visible edges.[1] Modern brogues trace their roots to a rudimentary shoe originating in Scotland and Ireland that was constructed using untanned leather with perforations that allowed water to drain from the shoes when the wearer crossed wet terrain such as a bog. Brogues were traditionally considered to be outdoor or country footwear not otherwise appropriate for casual or business occasions, but brogues are now considered appropriate in most contexts. Brogues are most commonly found in one of four toe cap styles (full or "wingtip", semi-, quarter and longwing) and four closure styles (oxford, derby, ghillie and monk). Today, in addition to their typical form of sturdy leather shoes or boots, brogues may also take the form of business dress shoes, sneakers, high-heeled women's shoes or any other shoe form that utilizes or evokes the multi-piece construction and perforated, serrated piece edges characteristic of brogue
They've skipped from being a formal male shoe to being the chic trend amongst fashionistas. Alexa Chung, Nicole Richie and a lot more have been wearing them... Personally I own four pairs already and people always look at me like I'm crazy when I'm wearing them... People can call them golf shoes, funeral shoes but they the newest trend everyone should be on...
But let's remember... Only a true fashionista or stylista as I like to call them can pull of Oxfords
Yours in Oxfords

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

So my girls Kagee and Twomi had their Matric Dance last month on the 7th... And as a little treat I took them to my favourite club Latinova... It was a rather rawcus night... Thanks to my girls for a fun night, to Twomi for a rawcus time and to Dj Naves for giving me reason to dance...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Some Light Skinned Girls and Some Kelly Rowlands

If you not familiar with the term Yellow Bone major side eye... Where have you been hiding? If you not familiar with the unspoken battle between Yellow Bones and Chocolate Brownies double that major side eye... You probably been dead for the past year and a half...
Yellow Bone vs. Choc Brownies
No one can possibly tell me that there is no competition between light skinned girls and Kelly Rowlands. The competition may not have been instigated by them, but it was sure instigated by the males. When the term yellow bone came out in a popular hip hop song ( don't ask me which one as most of them have yellow bone in it) it made such headlines. Some people were really unaware of what a yellow bone is but Joburg guys coined the term faster than they coin a stable relationship. That was the start of the yellow bone craze. 
Guys seemingly started going for light skinned girls rather than dark skinned girls as yellow bones were hailed as beautiful. It really got a whole lot of dark skinned girls feeling quite insecure about their complexions. If you ain't a yellow bone, you ain't shit. I bet all of us have reached a predicament where we experienced the yellow bone vs. choc brownie competition up close. But the only catch is this:
The competition between light skinned and dark skinned didn't begin with the yellow bone craze... it's been there for a long time. In America, we saw dark skinned girls going through the extreme brutality of using chemical products that would help them become light skinned... Skin bleaching. this is quite a dangerous thing to go through as it takes all sorts of strain on your skin, but in the quest of becoming light skinned and being perceived as beautiful, they would put themselves through it.
of course in South Africa we don't have cases as such, but really that doesn't mean that dark skinned girls don't feel the pressure put on them by light skinned girls. The popular Joburg party which was held at Zouk the past weekend just adds fuel to the fire. So what are Joburg guys doing? Filling a club full of light skinned girls and dark skinned girls and make them compete to see which is the better flavour?
Yellow Bone or Choc Brownie?
I really find it ridiculous how people would want to determine a persons worth by their complexion. I love the chorus to Wale's song Shades:
From a light skinned girl to a dark skinned brother shades don't matter heart shapes the lover...
This too me clarifies it... This is how we should be thinking... Shades don't matter.
I have nothing against yellow bones, I got yellow bone friends whom I love to death all I'm simply doing is highlighting how much effect complexion has on people's lives...

Girl Loves Celebrity Dick

I really don't want to be mean... I really love this little gallie... She's my friend after all but Girl Loves Celebrity Dick...
As friends we are meant to correct you when you do wrong, tell you when that doesn't look good on you because at the end of the day people judge us by the people with hang out with. Girl Loves Celebrity Dick. 
I emphasise on her loving celebrity dick purely because that some celebrity dick she loves so much will be the end of her. The whole notion of absent fathers has been stretched a tad bit too long. Just because you have an absent father or rather in this case a mofo of a strict father, you think seeking love from men outside will fill that gap that you have in your heart? Well guess what? the only gap they filling is the one between your legs... Girl Loves Celebrity Dick.
Started with soccer players, moved on to actors/presenters, hip hop artists and when she wanted to make the subsequent move to Djs... the Dj she was targeting didn't give her the light of day... so then what does she go do? Talk smack about Djs... Girl Loves Celebrity Dick.
When you jump into bed with a celebrity there is no mistake to it. Girls are so prone to blaming their sexual excursions to mistakes... You knew exactly who or what he is and you wanted him... there was no mistake about that... Girl Loves Celebrity Dick.
This really isn't about my gallie, it's about a whole lot of other gallies out there who do men like they going out of fashion using the absent father excuse as a justification of their lack of control. I have an absent father, I have friends with absent fathers but that don't mean that our void should be filled by men who enjoy dipping in you and not enjoy being with you. That's the bottom line, he dips and walks away. If he dips and comes back for more trust me it's not because he loves you, it's clearly coz your dip is tasty *side eye*, so really you don't need to call him your "pudding" coz when he's with his boys he tells them how much he loves your pudding. Girl Loves Celebrity Dick.
I guess what I'm saying is, stop using your father as an excuse for every other man to get in between your legs... I think maybe it's time you closed your legs and opened your mind.
P.S. Celebrity Dick is the baddest dick to fux around with *pun intended*