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Style Inspiration: Siki Msuseni Elle SA Style Diary.

Cape Town-based fashion insider Siki Msuseni let’s us into her wardrobe for five days and gives us these five fabulous outfits!

Photos by: Niquita Bento.

(via ELLE SA)

Kanye West keeps it simple, but casual cool, for his cover and editorial feature in the August issue of GQ magazine photographed by Patrick Demarchelier.

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STREETCHIEF Lookbook Pre-Fall 2014: “Area Boys Collection”.

Whilst many of us are familiar with Kente fabric being used in contemporary fashion, no one does it quite like STREETCHIEF. For their latest collection, the menswear fashion brand have once again found ways to incorporate Kente-inspired prints into street wear garments - from button-up shirts to white-rimmed vests.

View their Summer 2013 Lookbook.

Model: Joseph Adamu (thedapperhomme)
Photographer:
William Ukoh (willyverse)

Summer’s in full swing with South Sudanese model Aluad Anei in her latest editorial for S Style magazine’s June 2014 issue, photographed by Rayan Ayahs and styled by Nadia Pizzimenti.

Styled by Mobolaji Dawodu - A Visual Catalog.

There’s a cinematic quality to almost every Mobolaji Dawodu styled and or photographed photo. So many of the images he has styled, photographed - or both - look more like something out of a film still than 2-D fashion magazine pages. This signature of his, that is both visually classic and communicative, is part of what makes Dawodu’s work so intensely captivating. Making use of subjects that always have an air of effortless cool and mystique, Dawodu is able to draw you to his images, through the use of aesthetic qualities, leaving the viewer highly intrigued as to the narrative that inspired it. It’s no surprise that Dawodu’s foray into the world of costume design, with films such as ‘Restless City’ and ‘Mother of George’ under his belt, has been beautifully successful.

Hailed by Complex as one of the most stylish men in media, Dawodu is the style editor-at-large at the Fader but has had his work appear in such publications as Vanity Fair, i-D and Paper, and worked on projects for PUMA, Nike, Kenzo, Converse and Apple. Born in Nigeria to a Nigerian father and American mother, much of his work has been influenced and informed by his bi-coastal background. 

Kesse Donkor for Lazy Oaf.

Up-and-coming British-Ghanaian model Kesse Donkor features in UK designer Gemma Shiel’s independent graphic and illustration label Lazy Oaf’s Summer ‘14 lookbook photographed by Katie Silvester.

TODAY’S STYLE INSPIRATION: Men in print suits.

So I might be just a little bit obsessed. Whilst we all know everyone loves a man in a suit, there’s nothing quite like up-ing the ante a little and getting excited by a man in a suit with fabulous daring prints!

STYLE ICON: Jackie Burger.

She’s the South African creative behind the country’s very own edition of ELLE Magazine so naturally, Jackie Burger is an incredibly stylish woman. Her style is classic, chic, elegant, a mixture of feminine and small doses of masculinity and, most of all, timeless. Never seen without her frost-coloured signature hair, as much as it stands out, Burger never lets anyone part of her aesthetic outdo another. You can’t help but pay attention to every single detail of what she wears.

Jackie Burger is by far one of the most stylish women in South Africa and perhaps the most recognizable fashion face in the business.

Can someone at ELLE SA please get her on instagram?

Model Yaya Deng models for handmade-in-Australia Desert Designs' collection titled 'The Collector's Collection'.

The collection uses the label’s vast archive of vintage fabrics from the 1980s and the Sydney-based label will be offering customers one-off collectable pieces from sustainability-focused collection.

(source: Oyster)

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Betty Adewole for Matches Fashion.

Photos: Charlotte Wales

Styling: Verity Parker 

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Tunisian model Hanaa Ben Abdesslem sports various fresh-faced minimal make up looks in German Glamour’s June 2014 issue.

Get Funky”: Senegalese-Malian model Nala Diagouraga models dynamic swimwear looks in her spread for ELLE Romania’s June 2014 issue.

Aamito Stacie Lagum photographed by Amy Scheepers for Fashion Friend Magazine (South Africa).

Lagum made history as the first ever winner of the African edition of Top Model, hosted and produced by Nigerian supermodel Oluchi Onweagba.

NYUMBANI DESIGNS AW14/15 LOOKBOOK - YELLOW SPACES.

Inspired by the beauty and colours of the Swahili coast of East Africa, Nyumbani Designs is a lifestyle, wooden jewelry and homeware range founded by Kerry Glanfield, a fashion production and development specialist from the Cayman Islands, in 2012. The label is a colourful amalgamation of her homes in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and East Africa.

As seen in their latest lookbook, Nyumbani Design’s jewellery range features hand-sculpted pieces made from different sections of wood, making each piece slightly different and unique in colour, ensuring that no two pieces are the same.

After forming a partnership with an environmental project, Trees for the Future, for every wooden piece sold a tree will be planted in Tanzania to restore and support the plantation of trees with rural communities in the developing world.

Nyumbani design’s name originates from the KiSwahili word for ‘home’ and has become a focal point for her design aesthetic.