Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Shoe Closet

I've been debating with myself about which shoe closet is best open on shelves or shoes in a box with pictures in front of the box to highlight the shoe. Found these I can't remember where... So what would you choose? Or rather what looks neater?

I would find it easier to just see every shoe on display

With boxes, i'd probably not wear all out of not being bothered to start looking and also to start putting them back uggh! Yes I can be lazy at times : )

Work Wear Love

When it comes to work, I always keep it to the classics.

Sheath Dresses

White button downs, pencil skirts (high waisteD and regular), classy bags depending on my day, kitten heels for running around like a headless chicken.  Minimal jewellery of-course you don't want to be overwhelming flashy at work

I love this vest, I think it's the only piece I am missing from my closet.

I am not a suit person, so when there's a very important meeting I keep it strictly Sheath dresses/ dresses and kitten heels.  If it's less serious then you'll find me in a pencil skirt and a shirt or blouse. I've learned due to my career path how to be casual smart on the days you wear jeans. that's a lesson for another day. Either way keep it comfortable.

SO

What's your work style?

Sunday, 27 March 2011

STYLE STAR OF THE DAY!

If you are pregnant and look this stunning then you deserve this Ms Tia Mowry... I used to love her in sister sister (with her twin sister Tamera), I wouldn't miss that show for the world. As soon as I came back from school, i'd do my homework really fast and I have my shows set, rugrats (I loved me some Angelica meanness) sister sister and moesha. Oooh good ol' days! Tia has since grown into a very glamourous woman now in 'The Game,' which I am starting to get hooked on whenever I can get time to watch.



What a beautiful glow... I hope i'll be as stunning when my time comes ; )

Saturday, 26 March 2011

If the Shoe Fits... Start making a diary!


I love these, I have my work shoes with a wooden heel, I love it so much. I want these! 

Lace up and look fab


Don't you just wanna die for these... (OK Not literally)

Julez For Japan

This is what I call style with a cause, My favourite Knowles sister has made T-shirts to help the victims of the Japan natural disasters. After her son Julez was so moved about the happenings in Japan he started doing watermarks of the Japanese flag. The T-shirts are Fabulously named after her son, Julez for Japan and all proceeds will go towards helping japanese people affected by the very recent Natural disasters. Such an excellent idea and so worth it... I want one!



Solange expressed her excitement about her son wanting to give back:
“He did a watercolor of the Japanese flag and we’re making shirts and totes [bags] and note cards and we’re gonna sell them locally here and donate the proceeds. We’re really excited about it.”



God Bless her for this... and Loving the Fro'

Friday, 25 March 2011

Friday style Inspiration

Celebrating Beauty... RIP LT!

A loss of the most truest of beauties! Beautiful, Poised, and very talented. Since I found these adverts she did when she was younger. How beautiful, I want those pearls. A true Rose, may she rest in peace!


Celebrity Style...

 I am in absolute love with this outfit, love the hair too. Maybe one day i'll be brave enough to go natural like this

African inspired, I love Ms. Ross

This is style perfection, could never walk or even try to walk on those shoes but I salute you Bee. This is fab!

I'm not a fan of Estille's style as much but I fell in love with this look so classic. Beautiful!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Thursday Style PICK...

I absolutely want this laptop bag... I'm a Mac girl and love to have fun with whatever I can, you should see my mouse pad : D

So here's our pick for this hectic Thursday, no matter how busy you are always look CHIC!

COLOUR COLOUR COLOUR.. SPRING INTO COLOUR

So, as promised, y'all know the COLOUR is in! So you best do it right and do it justice and No putting the Tackaay : D

Here's a few Colourful looks I absolutely adore and we could all learn from:




Tuesday, 22 March 2011

In the hectic world

In this hectic world, you need to find one thing that just releases your stress.
For me it's shopping especially at Carnaby street or Portobello market on Saturdays from 7am! That's the best time to stroll around and you will find the most creative of things. Vintage classics such as the camera that's at the shop right. I love it!

One has to have a skill to shop vintage, I don't have the patience so normally the only things i'll buy vintage, are like classic lighting, home stuff (tables, lights, mirrors), my favourite of all is those classic bags Oh My God I want one just to decorate at the shop. Since, I am actually thinking of giving the shop a face lift, like a vintage classic, Katherine Hepburn look (chandelier, pearls and travel bags as deco).  I love vintage telephones too, they add a certain classiness to this digital world!
Won't that be cool!
Mmmh!

I'm already excited but lately I don't get time because of my career but i'll get there soon!

I need retail therapy or to go swimming and relax at the beach... mmh! I wish, or rather I hope to get time!

By the way, there's a certain misconception about the word Vintage, vintage can be anything new or second that is from a certain era. I love the 60s! The word itself was a terminology used when describing  Wine. It adds a certain elegance to the fact that it is from the old!

So Think Vintage! Mmh, We call my best friend Vintage... what elegance she has and never changing self!

Above all : ) keep Smiling and visiting FT!

Gypsy Fresh

I absolutely love how these looks are layered and so gypsy inspired yet modernised!



Tomorrow I will show you how to do colour blocks! How to team to different colours almost like a clash yet the compliment each other so well.

Have a refreshing Tuesday Evening!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Free and Whimsical

'Sky's The Limit'



“Only make moves when your heart’s in it, and live the phrase ‘Sky’s the Limit’.”

The whole of yesterday I felt so beautiful, inside and out. Not only beautiful but also like I am capable of doing anything I want to do, If I just go for it.

For a very long time (2years), I have been not liking myself inside nor outside and even stopped looking at the mirror. A lot of anger, a lot of resentment, a lot of insecurities were built from a very bad experience I had 2 years ago.

And only yesterday I felt relief, like I am back but still need to push myself to go further and for bigger dreams that I have been reserving. I guess what I mean to say is, I am Slowly coming out of my comfort zone into my old self and even better.

It's so beautiful the feeling I have now, that I can approach anyone I feel relevant to approach. 

This whole energy and courage came after speaking to my only sibling, my little sister. See, with my sister I can rave on about anything and in the end she will know exactly what my problem is and get me out of it. That's a skill I love about her! 

She was also in her own emotion whirlwind, feeling like moving away from where she is, not liking what she is doing and everything that comes with it. And badly wanted to get out of it... and after we spoke, she is much happier and I too so much happier.

I set goals for myself and promised her because I know I won't break a promise when it comes to her. I have been finding myself reading again, exercising, waking up early, approaching people and building relationships that I have been reserved to do.

So thanking Allah for this and my little Angel!

The feeling is so good and i want it to get better and better! 

Have a great weekend!

Love FT!

Friday, 18 March 2011

Busy Friday


It's friday, my favourite day of the week and I am busy as a bee. 

Have a Fab One my lovelies!

Love FT.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

My Style My Way


So I asked one of my friends to describe my style, and she sent this. I must say on point, I love Vintage Classics with much inspiration from Jackie O the style maven herself. I love pencil skirts, White button downs, Straight bootleg trousers, Dresses, flat shoes, kitten heels. I have so many high heels but 95% probably have either never been worn or only once when I go out in the night. I always feel taller than everyone and like I'm looking all down : D I'm mad like that but most of my friends are short or my just tall, figure it out : D

I heart polka dots and looking for the perfect polka dot dress at the moment. I have 2 that are just identical in style just  one black and white polka dots and vice versa. My mother thought it would be great two buy me two since I looked great in the first one : P Love her though

My Style is simple and sleek all at once and I'm getting fond of the lipstick however light I can wear it of-course that's the best for me : )

Love this Vogue shot so much now I want that suit.

What's your style?

Love FT.


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Todays Pick

Creative Turns


I am inspired by art, fashion, design, poetry, architecture. Inspired what people's minds can conjure up in the midst of all the worldly things.

What inspires me is the process in between that leads to a final product.

I am inspired to succeed!

Be Inspired!

Love FT!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

FT's Pick

Have fun with your look within your comfort zone ; )

It's about that time!

Comfort Zone


Your comfort Zone is that SMALL space you feel you can be who you are. And many of us find it very hard to get out of that small box you call comfort zone. Out of fear of rejection from the outside, sometimes it's just the fear of not knowing what to do, or where to start once you are out there.

Comfort Zone, that warm space you can cosy up and feel so free to be whatever you want to be despite of what people will think because at the end of the day those people know you.

How many of us, spend everyday trying to get out of our comfort zone and end up wasting a day procrastinating on whether you should get out of that comfort zone or not. Raise your hands up, I just did! I do that a lot when it comes to approaching people, in the end it takes courage.

When it comes to my work, I always go out of the box and make sure it is excellent. You see, I am a strong believer in let the work speak for itself. But then again, is that enough in Africa? it maybe enough in the western world but here you have to add the talk with the walk. You will find a lot of people who have the talk and less of the walk will move further forward than those who let their work speak for itself.

One of the reason is, most believe in cost consciousness in making any decision, I add corruption to this. Quality takes hard work to be bought and the right people with a lot of challenges.

We experience it everywhere around us in Tanzania, My husband and I have own Advertising, Digital media agency and we also do printing. On the side as you know I have FT Boutique and on the side my hubby is a DJ. These are our passions and we work hard. I believe when it comes to fashion for me and music for my husband, we always get out of our comfort zone. Nothing less than perfection we will provide and it always hurts more when there's a little hitch.

When it comes to our daily creative jobs we always meet with these quantity before quality minded individuals, is it that they are afraid of getting out of their comfort zone. To be taught to purchase quality! Yet again, my conscious tells me I for one have an excellent skill in staying in my comfort zone. : ) So who am I to say...

Love FT.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

New Confidence


Hello Ladies, yes yes i've gone MIA but always for a reason. I was away for a little while, sometimes a girl just needs to get away. You learn a lot through travelling especially to a more developed world. The creativity they embrace is amazing. You see, I think a country needs to embrace it's people's talents and I believe there are a lot of creative people who are not supported in Tanzania let a lone Africa. 

I see a lot of creatively minded people who in away are very clever to use their skill of self branding as a way to make life happen through Fashion, and other businesses. Whatever makes you money eyyi! Even if someone doesn't have the talent it can pass as long as you sell your Name, tisk Africa. It is branding after all, thus it is a talent : )

In celebrating myself, as a woman of the worlds, I want to embrace New Confidence. Isn't that one of the things I'm working on this year. It's hard because I've gone through a lot in the last couple of years and it has really shunned my trust in people whoever you maybe. That's the worst thing in the world, to not be able to be free, make new friendships or with a tendency to even reduce the ones you have. Some saying i'm intimidating and quiet, some not approachable never boastful, Thank God! 

But those who know me say I am talkative, too caring so easily hurt. I laugh a lot and get angry quick but do not like to stay angry for more than a second. The worst of my habits are that I will forgive but I will never forget so I will move the furthest away from you. But I never shun a friend in need if what he or she did wasn't too big.

In my moving back home, the first year was the worst but I am just settling and want to get back my social life and confidence. I feel I have healed inside so now let's make the next step.

What would you do if you were in my place? I know a lot of you who read my blog also have some insecurities that may deter you from moving forward in some way or another.

Love FT.