Shoe master Manolo Blahnik is in his own field when it comes to shoe design. The designer and foremost shoe maker belongs to the courts of design masters. His creations are exquisite and are timeless. Wear with joy to add a sumptuous and couture like element to outfits. He is the master shoe maker.
This beautiful Chanel headpiece was photographed at the Met Gala 2019. Such a wonderful piece. Dare to let it inspire your style. Adorn your hair today to add some detail to your look.
Maria Chiuri of Dior worked with Uniwax of Ivory Coast to print African wax print cloth on which the collection was centered on. A collection that crossed the cultural reference points of Africa and Europe was called "world map" by the designer. Artists like Mickalene Thomas were invited to collaborate. Thomas treated a bar jacket as a canvas. The collection was shown in North Africa's Morocco.
Quote of the day is by celebrity stylist Jason Bolden. Great inspiration. All you need is one yes, he could not be more right. Be inspired.
CMO at Endeavor, Bozoma Saint John has the perfect Instagram account to follow. Colour filled destinations, bold garments and big hair. Images of her daughter and mother meet images of high profile events. This is an account to follow at @badassboz .
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is now available in select Boots UK stores. The brand that caters to women of color with a wide range of colour is now more accessible and is in a store near you.
Ellie of Slip Into Style looks delightful in a polka wrap dress, a fringe bag and memorable shoes.
Follow her at @slipintostyle on Instagram for more style inspiration.
MrGuild is a menswear brand in Bromley that creates suits made in Turkey with focus on cut, fabric and colour.
I was honoured to speak to founder Gee Beller on the brand and much more. Read on for the interview.
1. You have built up a respectable menswear brand. Tell me about you. Your background and profile.
I am 31 years old, from Bromley and was previously up until a year ago a qualified electrician.
2. How did you start this brand?
It was when I was on vacation in Turkey last Summer that a taxi I was in drove past a wholesale retail park. I asked the taxi driver to stop and I went in and bought a few items of clothing and then mixed combinations to create my own style. My friends back home loved what I had styled and asked me to create similar looks for them and MrGuild was born.
3. What makes the brand stand out from the rest?
MrGuild stands out from my competitors because the shape of the suit is a slim fit cut which makes it look like it’s tailored for that individual, creating the made to measure look. The design and texture is always different as well as the colour. The other finishing touches such as the accessories we add which are the tie/bow tie, pocket chief and the brooches and chains.
4. Your collection features a range of two and three piece suits. Who is the man that you design for. What type of man wears your brand?
I design for the stylish gent of today age ranging from 20’s-40’s. The type of man wearing my brand wants to look dapper and stand out. I find that when I dress a guy that does not have much confidence in his appearance, him wearing one of my outfits, gives him that.
5. What inspires the colors that you choose? You have a wide range. Tell me about this.
Inspiration for the colours I chose, I go by the Season. The colder seasons I tend to go for the dark browns, burgundy and warmer months I introduce the vibrant selection.
6. Who are your ideal celebrity clients that you would like to see in your brand.
Would have to be Alan Sugar and Princes Harry and William.
7. What is currently inspiring you. People, things, places.
Inspiring me currently, street fashion in European Countries, how the economy is changing for manufacturers to produce clothing to a high quality.
8. You manufacture your clothing in Turkey where you are from. Tell me about this.
I go to Turkey to buy my clothing there as after doing vast research into the manufacturing business, this was the best for choice for me. Being Turkish too is a huge asset where I can communicate with the suppliers.
9. What is next for you?
The next step for me is bring out a more causal and smart range for MrGuild. This will include ripped jeans, tops, blazers and also a range of Chelsea boots.
Next year I am looking to launch MrsGuild which will be a clothing range for the elegant woman of today. This will create the Mr & Mrs Guild look.
For me personally, I am currently doing interviews about being an Entrepreneurial Business Man and also wanting to inspire the younger generation that they can achieve any goal they set out for as I have done that.
10. Finish the sentence, style is...
Fashion is what you wear, style is what you create.
Style look of the day goes to Yulia. She does this antique thing meets present day contemporary that is really refreshing. Her choice of shoes is unexpected with the two piece Gucci like look. Follow her at @fomenkojuli .
Instagram is a great place to find well curated pages that exude inspiration. One such page is @mossonyi which is by Onyi Moss. Onyi wears two piece velvet trouser suits that hark back to eras such as the Seventies. Infact her whole sensibility is very 70s in feel, from her hair to the tones of her clothes. The textures and palettes of her photos inspire. Follow Onyi at @mossonyi .
Priya Ahluwalia of Ahluwalia Studio knows how to make good clothes. The H&M design award winner 2019 makes enviable knits. Styled with a 70s feel here for the brands Arise Fashion Week studio showing, these are designs that you remember. Hopefully these are designs you are going to want to borrow from your boyfriend or brother too. Follow the brand on instagram at @ahluwaliastudio .
Love this look on Genevieve Jones. The designer and style maven sure knows how to create a moment in time. The image looks like it could be from Studio 54, an era synonymous with glamour and decadence.
This German brand has it right when it comes to their jewellery and accessory line. The shell designs are perfect for spring summer 2019 trends and will make a wonderful gift for yourself or someone else. Wear it in layers for effect. My eye is on the hairband. Wear with this seasons raffia and woven textures trend. More on this brand at @waldberlin on instagram.
At the world premiere of Marvel's Avenger Endgame lead actress Brie Larson wore a custom purple gown by Celine and infinity gauntlet inspired jewels by independent fine jeweller Irene Neuwirth. The actress kept her coiffed hair down and to the side. There was a focal emphasis on the jewellery for this look.
Kenneth Ize showed at the Arise Fashion Week fall winter 2019 shows. In a beautiful palette of purple, pink, blue, green and orange, the woven suiting collection featured slightly boxy oversize jackets, polo shirts, Spaghetti strap dresses, scarfs, loose undone fringe ends, tapered trousers and mini skirts. Naomi Campbell who fronted the fashion week walked the show. The supermodel closed the show in a bandeau boob tube and a fringed skirt worn over tapered pants. The ingenious knit collection was a hit and could be a signature that could be to Nigeria what Missoni is to Italy.
The perfect bag by Gucci's Alessandro Michele is named for its muse musician Zumi Roscow. With retro sensibility and delightful proportions, this is the bag to go for if you like all things vintage with a splash of the modern. Shop the Zumi here.
I like the pairing of the Levi jeans with the grey crop top. The platform mules are a wonderful accessory to top it off. Maria Bernard has style. Love following her on instagram. The necklace is the perfect touch. Follow her at @maria_bernad.
Beauty magazine, Allure, hails South Sudanese model Adut Akech as Beauty's next superstar. With her hallmark black onyx skin, trademark pout and gazelle like neck, Adut is one beauty that is hard to forget. She stuns and she is only 19. Follow her on instagram at @adutakech .
Jennifer Lopez stunned in Tom Ford at the Oscars 2019. The disco ball like dress was high octane glamour at its best.
This collection by Hannah Weiland of the covetable Shrimps label is inspired by British summers in Cornwall. Fall in love with Cornish holidays with this collection that features two bags, a scarf, a blouse and a dress. Shop the collection here.