Monday, 17 October 2016

Bulbulia Threads x Refashion Africa in Maboneng Part 1

Maboneng, Johanessburg is beautiful. Popularly known for it's artsy vibe, It is a highly recommended area for tourist visits. Best time to go is over the weekend when it's lively and various markets are ongoing. I had the pleasure of collaborating with Bulbulia Threads, a South African fashion magnate. Her line consists of modest yet trendy pieces that can be elegantly styled with wardrobe essentials. Her clothes are worn by celebrities and have graced catwalks and magazines around the continent.

 Love the how the prints blend with the blue on this jacket, this can be styled with jeans to skirts or even dresses, see the runway looks here: @Bulbulia Threads Instagram. For a newbie, one of the easiest ways to style heritage pieces with a printed outfit is to style it with a neckpiece matching the dominant color in the print or simply wear a plain colored piece such as our plain white choker. (shop here)

I learnt a lot from the Bulbulia Atelier visit. There is great power in collaboration between fashion industry players. While making money is important, setting guidelines, fashion councils and well managed events is key for the growth of the fashion industry.

 For this bright lime yellow bomber jacket, I opted to style it with a grey on grey outfit, to bring out the fit and color of the jacket.
 I added matching color choker from my OwnYourCulture collection. The beauty of beaded chokers, one can style them by matching the outfit color to the choker or vice versa- pretty simple stuff :)

What are your favorite looks? 

 Clothes available here: BULBULIA THREADS
Jewelry: OwnYourCulture

Miss Vavavum


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