Friday, 21 December 2007

Party Outfits

I love this dress
Kerry Washington is my fashion inspiration, FCUK have really nice sequined dresses
grey and red... can go perfectly together
African party dress by Sika...Great fashionistas look good in everything

Sequined skirts are so in, calm the sequins down with a simple white shirt or simple vest top

Hiya, I thought of y'all while waiting to board my plane. I thought what would be a nice way to give you a nice holiday. well how about outfits, for when you are travelling. I am wearing a black dress, black and red tweed jacket, and a patent bag, accented with patent shoes. So you've guessed it, ignore the picture just another fashionista day!! anyway, pick your fashion well..I know there's going to be a lot of partying during these two weeks!!Enjoy your holiday...

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Happy Holidays

Hi everyone, I hope your week is good. Titi, Thank you for your comment and I will get back to you with all the answers to your question, but for now check out forever 21 for affordable stylish clothing, H&M in America is reallyt good and click here ( ). I am a tiny bit better and I'm at work, musing about having one more day to going to TZ for holidays...I can't wait.

Yeah yeah, I know what you are thinking, blogging at work well the chairman ain't here so what to do when you wish you were celebrating Eid with your Family in a beautiful hot country like Tanzania....well you blog!!

Ooh by the way Eid Mubarak to all out there, I'm hating being at work on Eid but hey I'm going on Holiday in one day (fine, I'll stop rubbing it off on your face). But Damn, having my mum, my sister and me in one house just like old times, craziness indeed. Ooh yeah without forgetting the Big man himself..Daddy!!I miss home!! But I'll be missing having my partner with me since he ain't going anywhere but see you soon my love.

I will try my best to update the blog and tell you what I am up to and hopefully let you all in on the fashion at home. I can't believe the year has gone so fast and I have been blogging since June, Thank you all for visiting Finishing Touches and keeping me entertained with some of your comments as well as eager to update you all on fashion. Thank you to all who have been supporting FT. For now and till January....Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays to all. Praying for Bigger and Better things in the New Year.

Yours Truly,

Finishing Touches.

Saturday, 15 December 2007

FT Picks

Hi all, I hope your weekend is better than mine. Despite having so much fun at my work Christmas party that I organised. Afterwards meeting up with my training college friends as I've finished media graphic design training, I could feel my usual chest problems beginning. I woke up to chest pains, blocked nose, feeling dizzy and all. Believe me, I wasn't shouting my lungs out last night as I didn't stay that long, it started before that. Well, what happens is whenever the weather changes it affects my chest (I have regular chest infection which is caused by increase in blood cells or whatever the Dr said that day...was too sick to concentrate)!!!I normally get sick when I go to Tanzania as well, which reminds me, I'm off next week for holiday and to meet family. Anyway, I thought i would grace you all with my picks for today or maybe this weekend..these can be for work/outing especially as so many work places have Christmas drinks/party after work. Some of these are just outfits i picked that i absolutely adored for enjoy..I'm going back to dozing...

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Beyonce vs Rihanna

Hi everyone, a thought came to me as I was reading everyone's comment on Beyonce's Green Dress. To tell you the truth, I love the colour on her but my opinion stays the same; it looks too tight on her even though she looks great in the colour. Anyway Rihanna wore a similar dress at the World music awards early this year and I just wondered which one do you think looks better?

The Curvaceous on the thick side Beyonce who I prefer her fashion outside the red carpet or

A Thinner, yet Curvaceous Rihanna who's stylist has been dressing her with trend setting styles since the Good girl gone bad album.

All up to you...

Monday, 10 December 2007

Beyonce: Out and about or On Red Carpet

mrskbc said...
Beyonce always looks hot but here... mmmm, tunamkubali tu coz she's Beyonce but that dress... it should have been black.

08 December 2007 16:56

Hi Mrs KBC, Thank you for visiting Finishing Touches. I must say to every viewer out there this woman has talent seriously (My pretty poet, if it is). Anyway I totally agreed with your comment hence why I decided to dedicate a post to it. I actually thought beyonce in this dress, looked like she was forcing it. it's too tight, for a person too shapely and i would definitely agree with it being black which would have made her look slimmer, stylish yet still propotionally curvy. I, myself love beyonce's fashion when she is out and about and not on the red carpet as it's always over done. She is a pretty woman and never needs too I picked some of her recent style that I found really personifies Beyonce's real style as person.

Pretty ain't it
I absolutely fell in love with this look, it' so classy and the mixture of colours is perfect and normally people wouldn't think it would work but it did
Well, a shorter version won't hurt but I found FCUK have really cute purple dress similar to what Beyonce is wearing
Ok fine, I found a red one  exactly the same as Beyonces!!

If you asked me, which DC I like, I would definitely choose Kelly Rowland, she is naturally beautiful and I find her so humble, classy stylish, someone you can almost relate to and her voice is unique although she may not be as popular as Beyonce but One day I am hoping she will have her very deserved break.

Appreciate me, I appreciate you

Titi said...
I just posted my comment here coz i didn't know where else to post it. I love you blog a lot!!! Question: how do you keep up with all these trends without burning a hole in your pockets. Also, I am in love with African classy styles but I have no idea where to find them, can you please recommend?????

08 DECEMBER 2007 16:00

I get so excited to see people with interest in FT fashion and to titi, I'd like to say thank you for visiting Finishing Touches. I'd first like to ask where you are? Reason being if you are in Tanzania I would say, look for the best dress maker and Congolese men are very good tailors as far as I have experienced. My mum's in particular can follow any design you give him, unfortunately he is traveling so much that my plan of actually making him available to you (meaning finishing touches African Design lovers) has had to be put back until I am able to get someone else who I know can do as good a job. My advice for now, try different tailors and you'll get the best one!!

In case you are in the west,  I have found Nigerian people would know someone who makes clothes like these. I'm in UK, and I used to make my African-Western inspired clothes from this Nigerian Designer called Aria. She had beautiful clothes but I found they suit the older generation (i.e. My mother) and I wanted to wear all new trends so i asked her if her tailor would make my designs and they did. Unfortunately, as every career oriented woman (i'm a graphic designer as well as work in medical publishing), I became busy and lost contact and found that she had moved. Since then, i have found this beautiful boutique called Sika (pictured) located in these areas:

103 Brick Lane
E1 6SE
Tel: 020 7247 2431

28 Camden Passage
Tel: 0207 359 0955

Westbury Mall
Dublin 2
Tel: 00353 87921 4441

671 Vanderbilt Ave.
New York
NY 11238

3145 Peachtree Rd. NE
GA 30305

They are a bit pricey so they will burn a hall on your pocket but they are totally worth it!!

You also asked about following fashion and if it puts a hall in my pocket, well i have this strategy which I have found works sometimes!! When i find something that I know I truelly want but it can wait, I save up for it till I get it. Obviously fashion doesn't wait for you so other ways are to buy the same style but cheaper. If you like anything in the site let me know what it is and I will try my best to let you know where you can purchase it whether in UK or USA!! As for those in Tanzania, Finishing Touches is coming very soon...I am in the process of finalising everything!!

I hope I have been helpful to you..and keep visiting finishing touches.

Monday, 3 December 2007

Ideas for men...

Mmmh...Growing wiser or  looking wiser
I love this waistcoat look that Usher is working

He seals the deal

Looking good=feeling good

Lovely catsuit
A classy lady indeed
Loving the long flowing green, Both compliment each other
Loving the dress and belt, just a bit too tight on upper part don't you think!!
Wooww..that green I guess is the colour...It's christmas, green and red are so did she walk in that. But you can't hate on the girl she looks fabulous

Oooh woww JLO is glowing and looking beautiful with her hubby

Today's looks

As the end of year is looming, I just want to remind you of the styles of today. You never know you might get ideas of outfits...I do most of the times!!So enjoy, let me know which you like the most. By the way if any of you see something in FT that you might want to know where to get it, let me know and i'll let you know!!

Sunday, 2 December 2007

FT Picks

I guess this week I've decided to include the guys too. But Anyway here are my picks, what looks good on me, may not look good on you so pick careful and make sure you look fabulous!!