#BeautyInBlack Exhibition

Hi everyone,

Like I’ve mentioned in my previous post, this specific post is mainly about the BeautyInBlack exhibition by Dazhane Leah. For those who aren’t currently aware of who she may be, well let me just elaborate.

Dazhane Leah is a fashion blogger and photographer that is taking over all social media networks with her impeccable style and eye for detail. She is now recognised as the individual whose photography was featured on numerous media publications such as Essence Magazine, BBC, Elle Brazil, BlackBeauty et al. The photographs that permitted us all to mainly understand just how talented she is was the images that celebrated natural hair. Dazhane took advantage of the double exposure technique as she inserted flowers in afros, creating a breathtaking photo series that was considered as “the best spring natural hairstyles ever” by Essence. So when I found out she was having her first exhibition, it was only right to attend and witness the magic for myself. 

Now, not only did the exhibition feature Dazhane leah but also By Afrique, Sarah Owusu, Erin, Biher Tewelde, Adaeze, Efe, Sirious Film and Timothy Gaudencio. A talented bunch right?

The entertainers of the night

Unfortunately, I was late to the exhibition so was kind of unable to witness all of the performers of night. I did however get the opportunity to witness Nego True do his thing!

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It was my first time seeing him live and I just want to say this man is amazing! For those who aren’t aware of him, he does spoken word and is truly very inspirational. The work of Nego True permits you to reflect on your actions and life, speaking on issues that we face today both individually and as a community. You see how his name is Nego True? Well he speaks the truth alright!

Definitely one of my favourites of the night. I recommend watching his videos on Youtube if you haven’t already and just wait to be amazed.

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Now this man here is a very unique performer! When Dazhane first introduced Edsun, he walked past the crowd of people to the middle of the floor with no shoes on and looked like he was already in action. At first I thought he was going to be doing some sort of contemporary dance but nooooo, he started singing and oh yes he can! Edsun is definitely different from all the other artists that I have recently seen. He has a different sound and basically gives you a show. Like a true performer that he is, Edsun never broke out of character and interacted with the audience when necessary. I’m telling you now keep an eye on this individual, he is definitely on the rise!

Overall, I enjoyed myself and would attend another event Dazhane throws!

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Jumpsuits & Ankle Boots

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Hellooo,

It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded something but that’s mainly because I’ve been occupied at work and honestly, I’ve been waiting for the Beauty In Black exhibition before uploading. Not only was I going to the BeautyInBlack exhibition but after that, I attended the InBloom party so it was quite a busy day. For the day, I wore this Missguided jumpsuit with black patent boots, gold watch and earrings. Firstly, this jumpsuit is so comfortable to wear! I was able to move and dance as much as I liked, trust me I wasn’t expecting that either but the fact that it’s also figure hugging makes it 100 x better! I love outfits that compliment my figure. I recommend all of you to get thissss, its worth it!

Even more, I will be posting a review on the #BeautyInBlack exhibition by Dazhane Leah that took place in Shoreditch. It will be uploaded very soon so keep an eye on that!

Thank you x

 

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Chokers and Across The Shoulder Tops.

 

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Top: Bershka   Choker: Asos

Hello Guys,

Guess the item that is now taking over this summer trend? Chokers! We have witnessed numerous celebrities from the likes of Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, Kylie Jenner and much more sport the trendy and diverse item in their own personal ways. With the developments and changes in fashion, it is no longer specifically associated with goths but anyone can now sport it.

They are strongly recommended for all to purchase this summer. Not only are they available in numerous materials such as lace, silk and velvet but work perfectly for all types of outfits. Now, due to my obsession with chokers, I have sported this item with a white across the shoulder top and denim jeans in order to create a cute flirty outfit for a quick night out with my cousins. The white top and and jeans create a clean look so by adding white superstars, it completes the look and the choker adds a bit of colour to it.

Thank you!

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How To Wear Nude.

 

One of the main summer trends that I absolutely love right now is the colour nude! We’ve seen many individuals in the spotlight sport this trend especially fashion bloggers in the UK but I would like to showcase how I would personally wear this colour. In my opinion, this colour works wonderfully on all skin tones especially on our melanin skin! It just pops on our skin tones. Therefore the following outfits vary from casual to dress up in order to give you an idea of my personal style and items that are currently in style.

 

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01.47 am thoughts.

 

This post is quite different to the other ones I’ve created, it’s more personal. Honestly, this is because one night I was extremely in my feelings and started writing. Now if you are anything like me and constantly bottle your feelings up, I really hope you get something out of this. The post has permitted to acknowledge a lot about myself and the changes that need to be made. So here we go.

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It is currently 01:47 am and I feel like all I can do at the moment is write. Write about what’s on my mind and what is honestly troubling me.

I’ve always known that I’ve had really bad trust issues but to see it unfold at the moment is quite upsetting. Honestly I do not want to be like this all the time. I want to be able to put trust my in people without the fear of them breaking it. It takes a lot for me to get close to someone. I can be talking to people, getting to know them but when it comes to me opening up about my feelings, I chicken out immediately. All that may be said on my part will be very brief. It has become clear that it’s something I have troubles with. I just can’t do it. It is very important for me to know how much I can trust you before getting close to you and tell you things about myself. I don’t like to talk about my feelings or what’s on my mind.

Evidently this is due to events that have occurred in the past but don’t get me wrong I have always been a private person. I’m never one to talk about my problem to others whatsoever. I bottle everything up. Whether I like it or not, I just can’t stop it. I do not like smothering others with my issues especially if I feel as if I can handle it all alone. I’ve done it before so why not do it again right? Well wrong. This really isn’t healthy at all! I’ve found myself crying alone, making sure my cries are never heard. Even writing this right now is killing me. I don’t know whether or not I will actually post this but I find that writing about my issues help. It wasn’t purposely planned for me to be writing this as a post but best believe it feels right at the moment. Lorrrddd i even downloaded a secret diary app just so I can write about my feelings lol but it just didn’t feel right. I’m sure I have rambled on for a while now but let me just say this, yes there are some people I can trust. I just personally can’t bring myself to message them and talk about my dilemmas. It is extremely hard.

I’ve learnt that as a Leo, I tend to always appear fine and have a smile on my face regardless of how I’m feeling. The fear of being judged gets to best of me and this needs to stop! It’s alright to talk to others about my problems, it’s normal. I am human after all right? So from now on this is something I will be strongly working on.

Two Pieces.

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Crop Top: Asos  Trousers: Primark  Ankle boots: Aldo  Clutch: Miss Selfridge

I’ve been contemplating whether or not to upload the photographs of this outfit only because of the quality. Unfortunately, the images were taken on my iPhone and not a professional camera. The reason for uploading this is mainly because many loved this outfit when it was first uploaded on my instagram (_Raissacoulibaly) and frankly so do I. I just felt like I had to show you all where everything was purchased from! Honestly, this was my first time wearing these trousers after having it in my wardrobe for a year now. The fit I believed was all wrong however I had an idea of pulling them up in order to turn them into slightly cropped trousers. Sporting the trousers with a matching crop top was essential as it completed the outfit perfectly as well as the ankle boots. Now those boots?  They just gave me lifeeeee immediately. My mum surprised me with them and honestly, she knows what I like and hate. Perks of having a stylish mother right?

P.s the weather was having mood swings that day, hence why the lighting in the photograph is not consistent.

 

 

Blogger for Solewish!

Hey everyone,

This is a quick post to say that I am currently one of the bloggers for Solewish. Many are aware of this brand however for those that aren’t, this company focuses on delivering the latest footwear trends to the public. Solewish is very similar to brands such as Public Desire and La Moda. Writing for this company is honestly a step forward to where I want to be in the future, so every week I will be writing an article on either celebrity gossip, trends or pop culture. I have currently written two articles, one on the Met Gala 2016 and the other on the Patent boots trend. To give you all a preview of the articles, it has been inserted below. To read the full articles, visit http://www.solewish.com/blog.

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Met Gala 2016 review

 

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The patent boots trend

 

Hope you all check it out and enjoying reading my material!

Thank you.

The Evolution of Puma

Puma has strategically made a comeback in the hearts of the people and the streets, utilising their knowledge on the latest trends and public interests to their benefits. With fashion currently inspired by comfortability and practicality, Puma creatively designed a tracksuit that became recognised by most young adults, becoming the garment all is required to purchase. This tracksuit permitted the public to acknowledge Puma as a competitive brand.

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Even more, Puma witnessed a growth in their recent sales due to the collaboration with singer and fashion icon Rihanna. Rihanna is acknowledged as one of the most influential women of this generation, with females wanting to be her and men wanting a girl like her. The collaboration between the two enabled Rihanna to have an input in every creative aspect of the collection, creating what is recognised as a collection for this generation. Puma’s sales reportedly increased by 3.7%, footwear being the dominant growth driver. In 2014, Rihanna became creative director for Puma, evidently influencing the sales growth.

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Nonetheless, Puma remains joining forces with influential idols in today’s generation by working with the youngest daughter of Kris Kardashian, Miss Kylie Jenner. The reality star released her line of trainers which immediately caused an increase in sales with a total of 7.3 %. Kylie Jenner and Rihanna have consistently sold out every item they have released, currently identified as a threat to other brands.

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Kylie Jenner Puma trainers

Puma strategically signed two of the biggest influential figures in today’s generation but will Puma keep up the momentum?

 

Spring 2016 Trend: Slip Dresses

The 90s was an influential era with its numerous garments that have made a constant comeback in the 21st century. This varies from dungarees to now slip dresses which we have witnessed celebrities from the likes of Rihanna to actress Anne Hathaway sport. Normally the purpose of slip dresses is for it to be worn in the bedroom, however, due to the evolvement of fashion, this latest trend is now spotted on the streets. It is no longer confined as a piece of nightwear. Slip dresses permits one to feel sexy in their own skin with the use of different materials it is presented in such as lace and silk. Fashion designers such as  Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham and Celine presented this trend on their catwalks, stunning the audience with its practicality.

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