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My Winter Wishlist

The weather is swiftly changing as we move from summer to winter (our autumn probably lasts a few weeks if not days, so the transition is not always evident). It’s getting colder, the blankets are coming out, the bugs are disappearing and it’s time to go shopping! So here’s want I want to get or get more of :

1. Boots
I especially love ankle boots and am thinking of also getting a pair of knee high boots

Reed KRakoff mesh ankle boot

Reed KRakoff mesh ankle boot

Boot heaven...

Boot heaven…

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Sassy brown ones too...

Sassy brown ones too…

2.  Skinny jeans are an obvious necessity and high waisted trousers

Blake Lively as Serena in Gossip Girl (i like her coat too)

Blake Lively as Serena in Gossip Girl (i like her coat too)

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3. Coats (I’m dreaming of a red cape coat), jackets and some bright coloured blazers

The first family at the swearing in of Barack Obama as President of the US for a 2nd term

The first family at the swearing in of Barack Obama as President of the US for a 2nd term

A cape coat (poncho) \o/

A cape coat (poncho) \o/

A yellow blazer worn by Solange

A yellow blazer worn by Solange

A pretty frilly coat

A pretty frilly coat

Perfect....

Perfect….

Cute little jacket

Cute little jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Jerseys (for some reason I don’t have any at all – that has to change)

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5. Other knitwear – knee high socks, beanies, scarves, etc 

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

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AND I would like all these outfits exactly as they are: 

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

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** All pics are courtesy of Tumblr.

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Fashion Friday: Music Fest Style – lessons from Coachella

 One of my favourite times in Harare is coming up. HIFA!!!

The Harare International Festival of Arts is a 6 day festival and workshop programme that showcases local, regional and international arts and culture. It’s a week long fest of theatre, dance, music, circus, street performance, visual arts and spoken word. It is also a time where arty people come out dressed to have fun however that may be.

I quote Robert Greig from the South Africa Sunday Independent -“The Harare International Festival of the Arts is probably the best organised festival in the sub-continent and one of the most manageably diverse.”

It’s from the 30th of April to the 5th of May, this year.

In my anticipation of HIFA, I figured I would post some of the style I liked at the just ended Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, which I hope to go to in the next few years.

Solange Knowles courtesy of Vogue

Solange Knowles courtesy of Vogue

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens

 

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush

Marissa Montgomery - Nylon Magazine Correspondent

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles

Kate Bosworth

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Love this! Bat for lashes' Natasha Khan

Love this! Bat for lashes’ Natasha Khan

Jenine Civil

Jenine Civil

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

 

Street style

Street style

More street style - one of my favs

More street style – one of my favs

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Hair and Style Icon: Shingai Shoniwa

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I absolutely love Shingai Shoniwa. I especially love her hair and her style.

To my surprise, not many people know of her in Zimbabwe, but I have noticed her fame has been increasing since she came and sang a bit with Oliver Mtukudzi (a renowned Zimbabwean musician). She has such a gorgeous voice and she lead sings while playing bass on some songs, which is quite impressive.

The Noisettes

The Noisettes

Did I mention that I really dig her? Well I do, which is why I decided to do my first icon feature on her and maybe next time she’s here, I can do a real live interview!

Shingai Elizabeth Maria Shoniwa is a British singer of Zimbabwean descent. Shingai means ‘be strong’ in Shona. She is the lead singer and bassist of the UK indie band The Noisettes.

She is also signed with NEXT Model Management London.
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She was born on September 22, 1981 and has been singing since she was 8. “She used to hold a mugoti (big flat wooden spoon) and pretend it was a microphone and sing,” her mother told Zimbo Jam.

Impromptu performance at Mekka in Harare with Tinashe Mukarati and Dan Smith

Impromptu performance at Mekka in Harare with Tinashe Mukarati and Dan Smith

The Noisettes was formed in 2003 when Shoniwa and guitarist Dan Smith were attending the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon. This same school was attended by other well known singers like Adele and Leona Lewis.

The band first achieved commercial success and nationwide recognition with the second single of their second album, “Don’t Upset the Rhythm (Go Baby Go)” which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in Spring 2009.

Since then the Noisettes have toured Europe and the United States extensively, with the likes of TV on the Radio, Tom Vek, Babyshambles, Bloc Party, the Mystery Jets, Muse and Lady Gaga.

They have also appeared at numerous festivals including the 2012 London Olympic celebrations.

Shingai with her mom Leoba Kureya

Shingai with her mom Leoba Kureya

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From Nokia's Shot by Fans

From Nokia’s Shot by Fans

At Club Mekka, in Harare, ZImbabwe

At Club Mekka, in Harare, ZImbabwe

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In Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe

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* Biographical info from Wikipedia and ZimboJam. All photos sourced from Tumblr.

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Fashion Friday: 2013 Award season favourites

Halle Berry in Versace at the Oscars (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Halle Berry in Versace at the Oscars (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Charlize Theron in Dior Couture at the Oscars (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Charlize Theron in Dior Couture at the Oscars (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Jennifer Lawrence in the dress that made her trip at the Oscars. By Dior Haute Couture

Jennifer Lawrence in the dress that made her trip at the Oscars. By Dior Haute Couture

Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive at the Oscars (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive at the Oscars (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Kelly Rowland in Donna Karan Atelier at the Oscars (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Kelly Rowland in Donna Karan Atelier at the Oscars (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Kerry Washington at the Oscars. Miu Miu dress, Prada clutch, Chopard earrings, Fred Leighton ring (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Kerry Washington at the Oscars. Miu Miu dress, Prada clutch, Chopard earrings, Fred Leighton ring (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Norah Jones in Tadashi Shoji at the Oscars (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Norah Jones in Tadashi Shoji at the Oscars (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Jennifer Hudson at the Oscars in Roberto Cavalli (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Jennifer Hudson at the Oscars in Roberto Cavalli (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Check out these guys! JLS at the Brit Awards (Source: Daily Mail)

Check out these guys! JLS at the Brit Awards (Source: Daily Mail)

Jennifer Lopez at the Golden Globes in Zuhair Murad (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Jennifer Lopez at the Golden Globes in Zuhair Murad (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Kerry Washington in Rodarte at the SAG Awards (Source: Daily Mail)

Kerry Washington in Rodarte at the SAG Awards (Source: Daily Mail)

How pretty is her hair! Teyonnah Parris at the SAG Awards (Source: Yahoo Movies)

How pretty is her hair! Teyonnah Parris at the SAG Awards (Source: Yahoo Movies)

I had to put Quvenzhane Wallis in there. Appropriately dressed at the Independent Spirit Awards (Source: Yahoo Movies)

I had to put Quvenzhane Wallis in there. Appropriately dressed at the Independent Spirit Awards (Source: Yahoo Movies)

Kerry Washington at the Independent Spirit Awards in Giambattista Valli Couture & Louboutin heels

Kerry Washington at the Independent Spirit Awards in Giambattista Valli Couture & Louboutin heels(Source: Yahoo Movies)

The ever stylish Solange Knowles at the Grammys (Source: Yahoo Music)

The ever stylish Solange Knowles at the Grammys (Source: Yahoo Music)

Dashing Nas at the Grammys (Source: Yahoo Music)

Dashing Nas at the Grammys (Source: Yahoo Music)

Gorgeous dress (Source: Yahoo)

Gorgeous dress (Source: Yahoo)


Rihanna in Alaia at the Grammy Awards (Souce: Yahoo Music)

Rihanna in Alaia at the Grammy Awards (Souce: Yahoo Music)

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Country singer and American Idol, Carrie Underwood at the Grammys in Roberto Cavalli (Source: Yahoo Music)

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