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Style Icon: Di’Ja

I have previously featured Di’Ja on Fashion and Style Police as a Beauty Muse, and today she is a Style Icon. For those who have never heard of this stylish young lady, Di’Ja is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Her stage name is Di’Ja, her full name is Hadiza Blell. I love so many things about this beauty. She is so true to herself and stays on her lane. This Style icon is not moved or distracted with what is going on around her. She has been the same since she stepped into the limelight and it is so refreshing. This sort of celebrity behaviour is so rare to find these days and that is just one of the many things I love about Di’Ja. Her music is also lovely to listen to.

 

Style Icon: Di’Ja

Apart from her beautiful features, I am also a huge fan of her simple fashion sense. She knows what looks good on her and she rocks it effortlessly. I am always interested in seeing her new music videos or seeing her on stage because her outfits are always fun to look at. She has her own fashion sense and she shows it off every time. It keeps me glued.

 

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Di’Ja’s Style is a Vibe

I also find Di’Ja hairstyles really stunning. Her whole look is a vibe and it works great on her. This pretty woman is definitely a style icon as well as a beauty muse. Apart from fashion and style, I also think Di’Ja is super talented but doesn’t get as much recognition as some of the other West African female singers for some weird reason. I think because she is really private and hardly grants interviews or it could also be that many young women are not so into her conservative way of dressing, which is sad when you really about it.

Whatever the reason may be, I like everything about her which is why she is a Style Icon on Fashion and Style Police.

 

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If I was to use 5 words to describe Di’Ja’s style, they would be Regal, Sporty, Quirky, Unique and Beautiful. I love the fact that she can be dressed like a regal lady one minute, and a tomboy the next, and look amazing in both. Not many style icons can do that effortlessly.

What do you think of this style icon? Are you a fan of her fashion sense?

 

 

 

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How Black Panther Became a Fashion Force to Reckon With

It’s a rare sight to come across movies that not only capture the hearts of their audience but also make a lasting imprint on the world of fashion. I can see why millions of people rushed to the cinemas to watch Black Panther. It is certainly worth all the hype and buzz it’s receiving right now.

Black Panther has definitely taken the fashion industry by storm, with everyone strolling to watch in their beautiful African attires. The ingenuity invested in every outfit in the movie is priceless. Have you seen the movie?

 

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Black Panther Fashion Message

Black Panther sent a strong message to the fashion industry. Aside from the outfits, it gave designers of colour the opportunity to fully express their creative ideas in fashion. This was a privilege that is unfortunately difficult to come by in the industry. In all my years studying the fashion world, I learned that talent alone is not enough to get your work to the forefront. It’s so much more than that. You need connections and money to make your way in. So unless you are well connected and rich or in the position to get financial help, say with Lendgreen Installment Loans, to kick your fashion business moving, you would struggle. 

Black Panther created an avenue for designers of colour to show off the beauty on African fashion. It opened people’s eyes to how beautiful and colourful African fashion can be. Which would in time create more awareness of African designs and fashion designers of colour.

 

The Fashion Buzz

I believe the buzz around Black Panther is shining lights on African and African-American designers. Black Panther helped inspire pieces with the infusion of African prints and a dash of African culture represented in creative designs. It’s strange how African-inspired fashion have been left unnoticed for so long. But thanks to the coming of Black Panther we are not only given the opportunity to see African designs in its full light, we also get to see how it relates to the future. Black Panther shows a world which is technologically advanced thus giving people the chance to see how African-inspired fashion can fit today and the future.

 

 

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What I Believe

To me this is extremely exciting. I’m always happy when minorities are given a voice. And there’s no better way to speak up than through your creative works.

I see this new development in the fashion scene yielding a positive response. More people will be open to trying what’s new, a culture that they’re not familiar with. As the hype for Black Panther continues, there will be more people embracing futuristic African styles. I also believe that famous designers will start incorporating a touch of African to their designs. But most of all, I am absolutely hopeful that more designers of colour will be given an equal chance to showcase their ingenuity. The fashion industry is dynamic and highly responsive to what’s happening in the world. There’s a lot to thank Black Panther for. I know that there’s more for us to see.

 

Have you seen the Black Panther movie? What are your thoughts?

 

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February Fashion Wishlist 2016

February Fashion Wishlist 2016

Hey peeps. Happy new month, welcome to the month of February, the love month. I am happy to see 2016 moving onwards, it felt like we were stuck in January for quite a bit. The January sale is still on in some shops, so get in there and grab a bargain or two, if you haven’t done so already. I love paying half price or less, for an item I would have bought full price. It feels amazing.

This month’s fashion wish list is all about the current pieces and accessories I am lusting after. I have my eye on quite a few, especially some good old jeggings, boots, dresses, some cool bags. So let me take you on an insider journey into what pieces I am currently lusting after.

 

Phase Eight Jenna Soft Jeggings £55

Phase Eight Jenna Soft Jeggings

When it comes to my denim, I pick quality over quantity, and with quality usually comes a heavier price tag but I rather spend a bit more and have a denim for years, than spend £20, and have  a denim lose its fit after 3 washes. This Phase Eight piece is what I would call a quality pair of jeggings. It looks like it is going to be a perfect fit, and it comes in different colours as well. I would love to get my hands on this beauty.

 

Next Microfibre Jacket £50

Next Microfibre Jacket

This Next jacket will be perfect for the spring months ahead. I love the simple look, and it comes in regular, tall, and petite as well, which is a plus for us petite women. I am a sucker for petite pieces because they are few and far in between.

 

Mango Two-tone Cotton Dress £19.99 £9.99

 

Mango Cotton Dress

This two-tone cotton dress by Mango is currently half price at £9.99. This is what I call a bargain. It can be worn with or without tights, and a pair of chelsea boots. I hope I get my hands on this beauty.

 

Dorothy Perkins BLK Melonie Rouche Boots £29

Dorothy Perkins Rouche Boots

I love this pair of boots. The 2 inches heel is perfect for days when I can’t be bothered with walking in heels, but still want to look stylish. It will be a nice addition to my wardrobe, and the price tag is quite light as well. I can see myself wearing this with a dress and tights on chilly dress.

 

Diesel WAYNNEE Crossbody Bag £155

 

Diesel Waynnee Crossbody Bag

This Diesel WAYNNEE Crossbody bag is so pretty. I love the patchwork denim design, the classic silhouette leaves the bag looking stylish. With the price tag of £155, it may be on the high-end for many, but I say, it is worth every penny.

 

What do you think of this wish list? Which is your favourite?

Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely week.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

 

 

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