Fashion & Style Police Chats With Threads by Dreads

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I love chatting with successful business men and women. I like to know what makes them tick. And I like to unlearn and pick up a thing or 2 from their experiences. I came across Threads by Dreads a year ago on Instagram, and I have been following the brand’s designs ever since. I got to chat with the lovely lady (Christiana) behind the successful brand, and I had the opportunity to interview her. So grab a cuppa and enjoy the read and the amazing pictures from her latest collection.




Can you tell me what Threads by Dreads is all about and the idea behind the brand?

Threads by Dreads is an extension of what and how I feel. This brand entails more than just fashion design…the Threads by Dreads is about showcasing the evolution of modern, African wear. I yearned to create something that is original and unique, while still incorporating my
Ghanaian culture. I dived into fashion head first, without the basics and foundations of the fashion industry or sewing experience. So with that
caveat, I challenged myself to learn as much as possible in order to make my designs come to life. It is imperative for me to stay fully grounded
with the roots of my ancestors and perpetuate the sustenance of my heritage.

How have you found the competition fashion industry?

Honestly I feel as though when innovative and daring designers come together…the possibilities are truly endless! I would love to collaborate
with the right people! I design and wear clothing that isn’t common. However from what I have learned, the fashion industry is extremely
competitive. For starters, staying on top of fashion innovation, new skills and resources is imperative. As a business, I am successful because of my valued customers, it is crucial that I hear them out in order for me to serve them effectively.

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Describe a typical working day in your life?

Currently, a typical day for me includes, fulfilling orders, communicating and networking ( a lot via email, text, social media, meetings and phone
calls), in addition to production and operations, I also stay on top of future opportunities for fashion shows, sponsorships and retail events.
Did I mention that I also have a full-time job? 🙂

If you could go back in time, what will you do differently with regards to the brand?

Ha! Looking back on the journey thus far…I would say I should’ve sat my butt down to acquire more skills from Sewing/Fashion classes and connect
with exemplary pioneers in the industry. For me, the desire to keep learning is what keeps me going, I want to know the dynamics and mechanics
of the fashion industry, operations, design and successfully implementing everything from ‘A’ to ‘Z’. It’s never too late to begin a new adventure
and learn something new!

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Can you tell me about your new collection? What should we expect?

With our new line up, you can expect to see new designs from our Fall/Winter wear. In our upcoming unveiling, you can expect to see pull
over jackets, shirts, skirts, dresses and blazers in the coming months. Our clothing is not gender specific, fashion is for everyone!

Where do you get your inspiration from?

My inspiration comes from a variety of sources. My most memorable inspiration comes from my mother, she was truly a woman of style and
grace! I remember how she would proudly wear custom pieces made from Ghana and add accessories to complete her ensemble. May God continue to keep her. I could be reading a magazine or blog, watching the news, exercising at the park or attending a runway event…fashion and design surrounds us, it’s in nature and encrypted in the walls of our temples. Oddly enough, I also get my inspiration from the designs I don’t like. I’m always scouting for ways in which I can capitalize on opportunities of making improvements. Constructive criticism is my friend. 🙂

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Where do you see Threads by Dreads in 5 years?

This is such a tricky question…lol. I’m the kind of person who believes the sky is not the limit and opportunities can present themselves at any
given time. Threads by Dreads will continue to build a positive brand that evokes on the abundance of beauty and talents that originate from Ghana.
As a business, the brand will make wholesome partnerships and mutually beneficial collaborations that will ultimately get our merchandise in
retail stores globally.

What do you think of the Fashion and Style Police blog?

I have been a fan of the Fashion and Style Police Blog for a while now. I love how Stella covers everything from the latest issue of Cosmopolitan,
and skin care to in-depth product reviews. She is an all-around genius when it comes to covering real life, heart-felt stories and delivering the
hard-core facts. And she’s honest!

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Thanks for the compliments Christiana.

I love this beautiful collection. It is so African, so beautiful…The models are really working it too..

You can shop Threads by Dreads collection. They offer free US shipping, and they ship worldwide, which is fab.

What do you think of this brand and the collection? Please share in the comment section.





Celebrity Style: Rita Ora in Christian Dior



I love my Celebrity Style posts. They give me ideas on how to style various outfits, and they indulge my crazy fashion and beauty cravings, which is good. As a busy mum, I hardly have the time to watch adult fashion programes on TV with Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol on anytime the TV comes up. And at night, when I should be relaxing with some trashy TV, I am busy working, so I have to make do with fashion updates on Entertainment News and The Wendy Williams Show, my current favourite TV show. And I make sure every episode is recorded on the Sky Box. The ‘Hot Topics’ slot gives me life. I find The Wendy Williams Show very straight up, funny, engaging and different. So that keeps me busy.

Anyways back to the celebrity style post. Today, the beautiful Rita Ora is rocking a Christian Dior little black dress, a leather jacket, fishnet tights and combat boots.

Now I like this look a lot. I think Rita Ora is a very pretty woman, and her hair and makeup looks flawless here as always. The dress is pretty, a little black dress always wins in my book, and this is no different. It looks so stylish paired with the black leather jacket. The combat boots also look amazing paired with the dress. I love the overall edgy look. I can see myself rocking this outfit easily.

But I think the fishnet tights ruined the look. I don’t like it on her, and I think the outfit would have looked perfect without it. I would have given this out a 10/10 without the tights.

What do you think? Is it a Yay or a Nay? Sound off in the comments section below, lets talk.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day xo


5 Style Tips for Women

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Sense of style is a personal thing, and it takes ages to develop a true personal style. Some of us are born with a flair for fashion and style, some of us develop it as we go along, but one thing is for sure, our sense of style evolves as we age. Most of the outfits I thought were stylish 5 years ago, I won’t be caught wearing them today.

Our sense of style projects a message, a message that is received as soon as we step into a room, even before we open our mouth. So it is very important to make sure your appearance is speaking the language you want it to speak, and sending the right message.

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Here are 5 style tips you could implement today:


Pay Attention to your Self-esteem

Before we talk about fashion and style tips, we need to talk about the most important tip of all. Your self-esteem is very crucial to how you see yourself. If you don’t feel good, you won’t believe you look good, no matter how good you look. Working on your confidence is the first step to building your personal style. You have to feel like a million bucks to look like a million bucks, and convince others that you are a million bucks. If you don’t love yourself, no one will.

Pay Attention to your Undergarments

Your underwear sets the foundation for your outfit, so for your outfit to look great, the foundation has to be solid. I know many women neglect their bras and underpants because no one sees them when they are out and about, and they are so wrong. If you are wearing a full pant underneath a bodycon dress for example,  I will see it, just like if you are wearing the wrong bra size, people can tell from the outside. Get rid of the bras that don’t fit and go shopping for new ones. Your style will thank you for it.

Start paying attention to your underwear, they have the power to take your outfit to a whole new level. For bras, I love to shop Victoria’s Secret and Ultimo. I have tried many and I think these brands have the best bras in the market. For pants, I like to shop Debenhams and M&S, they have the best sets of panties, and super affordable, compared to others.


Less is More

Less is truly more. When it comes to colours, prints, patterns, makeup and accessories, I like to keep them as simple as possible. I try not to have too many colours on at the same time, I stick to one ‘busy’ print, pattern or accessory. I also try to stick to the makeup rule of emphasizing the eyes or the lips, but never both, and these tips work.

Less is more when it comes to style, but then again, whatever rocks your boat!


Invest in Statement Pieces/Accessories

Now this is a tip I need to follow a lot more this year. I need to invest in more statement pieces and accessories, especially jewellery, bags and shoes, because I believe they are good investment, and are classic and timeless. Building a personal style is really not a day’s job, but I wish it was, I would have my entire wardrobe stocked with everything I need.


Know your Body Shape

If there is any tip you follow here, make sure it is this, next to the self-esteem tip of course, I think they are the most important. To dress your body shape stylishly, you need to know what your body shape is. I covered female body shapes extensively on this blog some months ago, so you really have no excuse, if you still don’t know your body shape. Catch up if you missed the series.


So there you have them, my 5 style tips for women.

What are your thoughts? Do you have any style tip to add? Do share.

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