Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Anyway. When I went to visit my designer friend Abiah Superstar to borrow clothes from his and my other bud Brad Muttitt's Amen Couture rail, the outfit I wanted to wear came together in less than ten minutes. Gold print leggings, cropped jacket, bead neckpiece... the black poloneck only later became part of the ensemble after I decided the PVC vest I had would be a bit over the top (for my liking)! I liked this look very much because it worked perfectly with my taste for the androgynous. For some the outfit seemed too "out there"- unfortunately, there's no mobile app to update the software in human brains. For some, as one Facebook friend stated, it came across as safe in comparison to what is out there in terms of experimental dressing. This here though was no experiment, neither was it a concerted effort to get people talking. It's what felt good to me. I love to glam it up, sometimes, and the Red Carpert themed Revlon party was the perfect opportunity to do so... on my own terms!
I was one of several people who were left jaw dropped when radio host Anele Mdoda won an award at last year's style awards. What for, exactly? I asked. The truth, I have learnt, is that Mdoda does, probably more so now than before, step out in something that makes you go 'wow'. This, for me, includes what she wore at those very same SA Style Awards- a Loin Cloth and Ashes print jumpsuit and Babatunde bow tie. She pulled the look off so casually in an event where people rock up in cocktail numbers and last week Thursday she did it again at the Revlon party to announce Bonang Matheba as their SA ambassador. It was definitely a victory! Goes to show that style does not always have to scream. In fact; the less the better!