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Monday, October 27, 2014

My Hunt for a Perfect Outwear for Fall

We all know that the winter season can be a downer on one's fashion parade--especially to us Fashionistas. This is because no matter how well dressed you are, your outwear is what people see of you mostly unless you are indoor or you choose to battle the elements.

I am an avid Fashionista (hey, I have my own line) but I do not like to be cold, so I am wise enough to know that investing in warm and stylish coats is my best option--well, that and a nice bag/boot for the season. So every year, I try to add a new piece to my collection. The only rule is that I will only buy one piece whether it be on trend or not. As long as its different, unique and not a budget buster ofcource. I was already giving up on finding 'THE ONE" when I came across the picture below on SHEINSIDE.COM:

Camel Contrast Lapel Asymmetric Hem Cape Outerwear pictures

Between you and I, I fell madly in love and even though I make it a rule not to duplicate colors in my outwear, I just knew I had to have it so I placed an order. To my disappointment the order was cancelled because it was sold out. I proceeded to check the website everyday to no avail. On the 7th day as I was lamenting and wondering if indeed I was meant to have this coat--after-all, by buying it I would be breaking my own code. I got a bright idea to goggled the coat, There were a couple of sites who sold the item but they were also affiliated with "SHEINSIDE"--so no luck there. The other thing I discovered was that this coat was inspired by another VERY EXPENSIVE one (almost $3,000).

Suddenly, my hunt and desire took a new meaning--by now I was just  OBSESSED, the coat became a do or die for me. I was just about to give up when a couple of days ago, I was lucky enough to come across a different version on OASAP.COM and for under $40 whereas the previous order I placed was for double the amount. (Picture Below)

If you want the original, by all means go for it but as for me, i am rejoicing in finding this beautiful coat and what is more besides being unique, and stylish, it is also thankfully a different shade from the original ( I am no longer violating my own code) but above all; IT IS ON TREND with its irregular hem--what more can a girl ask for?

Do you have a special outwear of your own? Share your pictures with us on our social media.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Asymmetric/Iregular Hem Trend

Much as it did last year, the Asymmetrical trend is still going strong and ain't going nowhere. Much of this seasons' styles demonstrate that not all styles must walk the straight and narrow part. This fact was glaring on runway after runway shows in forms of asymmetric hemlines that taper off, sharp one-shouldered pieces demonstrated with sharp and precise tailoring techniques such as tucking, folding, draping and pleating.

I can't wait to try this new trend although I must confess I am already a participant via the high-low hem which is also a form of the Asymmetric trend. Now I am upping my game--ARE YOU IN? Share how you plan to rock this trend with us on twitter or instant-gram.

David Koma



Saturday, October 11, 2014

SPLENDEUR collection by Vlisco

"Memorable fashion requires brave, bold moves" and that is exactly what VLISCO NEW COLLECTION REPRESENTS.  They created extra SPLENDEUR with embroidery, sequins and crystals with their new collections. This is the very height of what Afriq Expressions believe in and stands for. We are truly inspired--stay tuned to see how we use them in our very own Kouture collection.