Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Back to the 80's

What has my world come to if I am constantly finding myself unknowingly looking like I've just walk out of some 80's detective film. From the bigger hair to the mom jeans, I have no limits. Most recently I have been introducing more shoulder pads into my cupboard.




I am currently on the hunt for the right silk shirt, original Ray-Ban Wayfarers and  a white pair of Penny
Loafers then its hello 21 Jumpstreet.

Now, before I continue I must implore you to listen to this producer.Haven't felt this good about music in a while and I want you to experience this sound. Maloon the Boom of Boyoom Connective

Here is a shoot I most recently modeled and styled late 80's.The photographer Jason Nengola was fun to work with and instantly somehow made me feel extremely comfortable which is an automatic confidence boost. What he lacks in creativity he makes up for in hard work. His style is to keep his pictures as raw as possible but lets let his work speak for himself. Introducing JK Photography.






The beautiful Lukye 


Here are the pictures he took of me









These shorts I bought on the side of the road in Cape Town last year for R50.




This is my favorite corset, wore it before in Comfort = Confidence and again to the Namibian Annual Music Awards. An event I attended this year for the first time. I spent exactly N$300 for my entire look that night and note that I bought nothing new and spent that money only to braid my hair before I left.

Photo


For those of us that do not have all the money in the world just yet I have figured out a way to work with what you have. E S T H E R 'S   C L O S E T   E X C H A N G E will allow you to find some variety in an affordable way. Look out for pictures of the last closet exchange I hosted in my next post.

My message to you on this beautiful Tuesday is learn to love your closet and work with what you have.







With love, 
Esther











Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Paying Tribute III

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Today we pay tribute to the late Christopher Wallace, better known as Brooklyn born rapper The Notorious B.I.G. Best known for his legendary songs such as ''Mo money mo problems'' and ''Big Poppa'' but I personally love him , other than his music, for his style. His fashion sense had a bigger influence on hip hop culture than we realise. Although short lived, his career made a great impact on the styles of many other rappers around till this day.


These crazy prints on his shirts Biggie is spotted wearing here some time in '94 have been sported by the likes of  A.S.A.P Rocky


 
He was one of the first rappers to start rocking bathing apes and definitely lead the way for the rest of today's rappers such as Pharrell.


 


Biggie wears an iconic Coogi sweater. Similar colourful sweaters have been seen on the backs of rappers like Drake. 

 

What is Biggie without his GIANNI VERSACE VINTAGE Medusa Sunglasses. This accessory became his trademark and has most recently also become a part of the styles of so many rappers today. 



The Notorious B.I.G. Re-Imagined Wearing Today's Trendiest Clothing

This specific shirt I would personally really want to have. These shirts in the 90s represented the epitome of wealth but now stand for vintage.

  

The Jesus Piece or pieces. If you think the Game's 'Jesus Piece' album birthed the trend, you're wrong. Biggie inspired this trend over 20 years ago.

Biggie Smalls Hiphop animated GIF

Once again I remind everyone that your personal style is more important than any trend but learning to fuse the two is a skill.

Biggie Biggie Smalls animated GIF

 With love, 
Esther


Thursday, 27 February 2014

Subconsciously Brand-conscious

Are you brand conscious? I wouldn't judge you if you are. I mean who wouldn't want to rock the latest Gucci purse or Prada handbag. I know I wouldn't mind but unfortunately I'm like the other half of you out there faking it till we make it. How about supporting local brands? Affordable and original. Starting out small but I believe its really worth the purchase.

My Top 6 Favorite Namibian Street wear Brands

I admit, I'm not much of an advocate for local anything except Oshikandela and Black Vulcanite. Personally I refuse to support anything just because its local. I will support quality and effort and I would harshly criticize work that isn't. So please understand that the following brands are worth the purchase. Judged on quality and variety of design.

6.Black Excellence

 

Black Excellence is one of many brands still to come by Pipe Clothing, a fully Namibian brand owned by 3 young graduates, Robert Kamati 22 (CEO), Julius David 22  (Finance Director) and Edward Nailenge 23 (Creative Director) and Ananias Kashikuka (26) Operational manager.


The Prices are
Tops N$150
T-shirts N$200
Sweaters N$300
Hoodies N$350 

Contact:Julius David 0813157942

I love the innovation and the variety of colours of the stock

5.Buruxa

BuruXa Media is a brainchild of Romeo Sinkala and Wilfred Kuria

 

BuruXa means 'a marvel' or 'amazing' in Damara. It is a representation of the raw inspiration that exists in Namibia. From heritage to history, trends to patriotism - we aim to capture the ideal that is Namibia: land of the brave.


"Not only are we doing T-shirts we are looking at other forms of media, i.e. Graphic design, illustrations, children's books and comic books. Watch out for BuruXa"
  

The T-shirts will be launched at the Zenzo Flea Market this Saturday, the  1st March 2014. Please come support the movement. 

I really like the artwork portrayed. I also give two thumbs up with the attention to detail and variety

4.TuraStyle



The Clothing is an exclusive lifestyle brand with a wide range of products.Its a bold and fresh new way to regulate the fashion industry in the creation of remarkable clothing for mens, which includes Graphic tees and shirts as well as a women's and childrens clothing line. 

 

 "We pay careful attention to detail and maintaining a reputation for providing intelligent innovations in fabrication and design to our  customers.We hope to increase our appeal beyond the core urban customer making this brand a dynasty"

 
I like how he took Katutura and recreated it into classy.

3.I Run This

 

"The brand actually started randomly. My cousin Andrew was playing around with some pictures that he edited. When i saw one of them, I told him that if he printed it on a t-shirt I would buy it. The t-shirt gained quite a bit of interest and in mid 2012 we decided to partner up and we created the brand." 


Right now their products are available on their website www.irunthis.net and, www.irunthis.ecwid for mobile. Orders can also be placed with Andrew at 08169880693 or Asino at 0812211340.





Don't you just love how fresh these designs are. Love it!!
  

2.RFC


 RFC basically was the logo for my filming production Reggie Films but then he realised on every set that he shot on he always had tons of people there helping him, and so he wanted them to feel more apart of what he did cause he couldn't do what he did without them thus leading him to the idea of creating a new logo which had RFC on it which means Reggie Film Crew. 
Reggie

 In the beginning it wasn't supposed to be launched as a brand but since the ever growing interest of people wanting a shirt grew it quickly started to change into a Brand.


The brand is 4 Months old now, and it grew tremendously as there is now an online store with Spreadshirts, for international shoppers which are out of the country.

Price of a RFC T-shirt :120 
Price of RFC Sweater 160
Here is a true definition of making something out of nothing. This design is original and every detail has a meaning.
Contact him on the RFC Page

1.Denim Mafia

    

Basically the brand in itself started when she was in Brooklyn NYC last year and she wanted to design street wear based on three things: casual, sophistication and simplicity.


'' being a graphic designer I'm inspired by typography and prints so I decided to transfer my design on to clothing''
Gina



I love how she used typography to create such a simple yet intricate design. Its athletic and the brand is constantly evolving but staying true to its signature look. Need I say more?

Share & Motive

Now for those of you who agree with my list and would like to walk away with one of these shirts, keep your eyes peeled. 

Prizes up for grabs

First prize is this black Denim Mafia shirt
Second Prize is an RFC shirt 
Third prize is either one of these 'I run this' shirt or top, you choose


Here is how it works:
1. share this blog post on the walls of 7 friends
2.Motivate them to visit the blog
3.Tag me as well

Best motivation in order of top 3 wins!!!
Competition ends on the 20th March
Good Luck!



With love, 
Esther