Connect with us

Fashion

Qualities To Look For When Hiring a Personal Stylist

Published

on

From award shows to product launches and all manner of events, fashion always takes center stage. We applaud and criticize outfits in equal measure. It is surprising that fashion watching at events has not formally been turned into a sport.

If you grace such high-brow events often, getting your outfit right is a matter of utmost importance. One way to ensure that you look fab at all times is by hiring the right personal stylist. If for no other reason, it will save you from the wrath of fashion critics.

So, to help you make the right pick, here are some of the qualities of a great stylist.

Knowledgeable on Trends

Fashion trends are ever-changing but they are necessary. Without them, clothing and shoe designs would be boring and monotonous.

A good stylist knows what’s hot and what’s not. While you may not wish to hop onto every current fashion trend, it would be a nice touch to avoid outdated styles. Alternatively, they could help you interpret new trends in a way that you feel is more your style. 

Understands Event Etiquette 

Unless upon request, it is generally considered a faux pas to show up to a wedding dressed in a white outfit. It comes off as though you are trying to upstage the bride. On the other hand, you would also be remiss to attend a funeral dressed in loud festive colors. It is not in keeping with mourning etiquette in most cultures.

The list of dress code etiquette is long and it changes between events and even cultures. These rules are not cast in stone but they bear some reasonable significance. There is a thin line between pushing the boundaries to be fashionable and sticking out like a sore thumb at events by not observing etiquette. Your stylist should understand this and suggest designs that fit the occasion’s etiquette.

Financial Prudence 

Michelle Obama has been recognized over and again as a fashion icon in her own right. Yet, some of her trendiest looks were bought from budget retailers such as J. Crew and H&M. The lesson here is you do not always have to spend thousands to dress well. Moreover, just because an outfit is expensive does not necessarily mean that you will look good in it.

 

Knowing where to get a good bargain in clothes, shoes, and accessories would be a plus in a stylist. It will help you save money which you can spend on statement pieces or ensembles for major events. After all, there are days when you need a Birkin and others when a fanny pack will do just fine.

Understands Client Management 

One of the problems that most clients face with stylists is a conflict of ideas. Creatives are often eccentric and see things in unique ways from everyone else. This is sometimes a strength in the fashion industry but other times it could work against you.

You are more likely to pull off a look confidently if it suits your taste. Heels that are too high, the wrong shade of lipstick, or a scent that you find cloying will have you feeling out of sorts. If your stylist does not accommodate such preferences, their services will be of little benefit to you.

There is also the question of suitability. Your body shape and height fare well in certain designs more than others. For instance, if you have an apple body shape, A-line dresses might accentuate your figure better. It would behoove you to work with someone who gets such subtle but important details right.

Industry Networks

A large part of the job description of a stylist is sourcing for various items. It could be shoes to match an outfit or private label shampoos to get your hair ready for an event. Fortunately, those are relatively simple to obtain.

However, when it comes to exclusive designs and unique clothing items, they take time and require the right connections to find. If you are hoping to be dressed in top-of-the-line pieces, go for someone who knows their way around the sector.  

Organization Skills

 

If you are a public figure, your schedule can be complex and demanding. Between your career and social events, you may not even have time to shop. This makes you more dependent on your stylist as opposed to someone who only needs one for special occasions.

That said, not just any stylist will do. You will need someone that can keep up with your schedule and anticipate your needs. To this end, look for someone with a good eye for fashion but who is also keen on planning.

Professionalism 

As the name suggests, a professional personal stylist is entrusted with confidential affairs. They will have access to you, your schedule, and many other personal details in your life. They must be someone that you can trust without reservation. 

Look out for other kinds of professional traits as well such as punctuality, courtesy, and commitment to their work. Where possible have an employment contract in place outlining both of your expectations in the business relationship.

Conclusion

Your image speaks for you long before you utter a single word and influences how people perceive you. It may also be the determining factor on whether you land jobs and what kind of jobs you get. Therefore, investing in a stylist is an investment in yourself. You never know what opportunities could come your way when you’re at the right place in the right gown or tux.

Advertisement

Fashion

Fashion statements by Naana The Violinist

Published

on

Not only is Naana the Violinist a force to be reckoned with, but she is also a style star who leaves heads turning each time she steps out.

Naana the Violinist is a name in the industry that needs little to no introduction after gradually carving a pedigree as one of the top violinists in Ghana.

Over her time in the industry, she is becoming a force to be reckoned with and amassing a fan following in the thousands.

She shot to fame after performing at the 2018 VGMA, where she performed with Efya, Adina, MzVee & Akosua Agyapong in a tribute for the late Ebony Reigns.
As an avid user of social media, the Violinist often takes to her Instagram account to share pictures of her in-vogue looks and style.

If you’re looking for any kind of fashion style inspiration, Naana’s Instagram page is one of the places to go.

From gracious gowns to sophisticated Ankara wears, Naana most certainly fulfills the style quotient in every look. We’ve had our eyes peeled on the violin for quite some time now and her style has always been rather flamboyant and eccentric.

With that being said, we rounded up three Naana the Violinist looks that turned heads and got people celebrating her.

1. When Naana The Violinist stepped out in a custom baby pink Kwesi Miller dress which featured a side low slit and beaded with crystals.

The one-hand full-sleeve satin gown had all sorts of goals and was turning onlookers green with envy.

2. Naana was spotted at the 2021 Vodafone Platinum night, in a black and gold satin off-shoulder gown with ruffles on one shoulder. The dress hugged her body in all the right places and accentuated her hourglass figure.

Naana did complete justice to the dress which flared out into a mermaid tail at the bottom beyond her knees.

The Violinist teamed the floor-length dress with a pair of matching heels.  For this look, the Instrumentalist had her hair styled straight and a minimal make-up look.

3. Naana The Violinist was spotted in a green floral lace gown, with spaghetti straps, teamed with black ruffles on one shoulder.

Aside from fitting into the Christmas theme, the outfit exuded elegance and the panache of the merry-making season.

After rounding up these three looks, we’re left undecided as to which look is the one for us. Naana The Violinist has set a mark that should be replicated by all in the music entertainment industry.

As the famous quote goes “what you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contact is so quick. Fashion is instant language”.

A language that Naana The Violinist has quickly learned to speak to her esteemed list of clientele.

Continue Reading

Fashion

The Editor’s Meets Fashion Brunch 2022 Starts The New Year In Style

Published

on

Debonair Afrik began its year with its annual New Year event, The Editor’s Meets Brunch. The themed event has seen much patronage as guests were expected to style according to themes. 2022’s TEM Brunch was themed, “In Time of Luxe”.

The Brunch featured performances from DJ Lissa Monet, The Wanted Band; Ria Boss and Titi Owusu. The event had a panel discussion with Rozan Ahmed and Alexanda Julien, moderated by Fife on the topic “Style, Story and Identity: Fashion’s Role in Communicating the Multi-textured Fabric of Africa”.

TEM Brunch’s tradition of the new year’s toast was the highlight of the day! The toast proposed by the Editor In Chief and Founder of Debonair Afrik, Emmanuel Ekuban and his team. Nuel Bans as he is known in creative space shared his heartfelt message recounting how far Black Creatives have come and to celebrate another mile stone of winnings and long life. The toast amidst fireworks and confetti climaxed the event with loud cheers, laughter and best wishes for the Fashion year ahead.

An event that started as a conversion among African fashion shareholders has now grown to be a New Year’s premium fashion experience that no one wants to be left out. The Editor’s Meets Brunch is an initiative of Debonair Afrik to gather people in the African fashion industry and fashion lovers to have progressive deliberations about African fashion, network and celebrate the creativity that exists in the continent’s fashion scene.

TEM Brunch 2022 produced by Debonair Afrik Studios, sponsored by GH. MUMM was supported by Wax Print Media, designed by JR, décor by Tinsel Events, and hosted by Vanessa Gyan did all the justice in setting the tone for the fashion year, African luxury style!

 

 

Continue Reading

Fashion

Men’s Comfort Waist Denim Shorts

Published

on

Choosing denim for the summertime can be a tricky task. You need shorts and you’d like to pick denim, but you also want comfort and flexibility, so you have the movement you need on those long, lazy summer afternoons. Investing in great, high quality denim mens jeans means you’ll track down the perfect men’s comfort waist denim shorts to give you the look you’re craving with the luxury of feeling comfortable, all day long.

 

At 883 Police, we think the perfect combination of comfort, quality and style equals your favourite pair of shorts, so our denim is soft, easy to wear and has just enough stretch to give you the wearability factor you’ve been searching for.

 

Style it simply

When it comes to wearing denim shorts, you have the versatility of styling them exactly how you like. Rules are relaxed, so team it with your favourite graphic T-shirt, a smart polo shirt or get cosy in the summer evenings with a super-soft leavers hoodie with some stylish detailing to keep you extra warm. Don’t forget that you can also dress your shorts up with a fitted, open-collared shirt and classic suede loafers, giving you serious five-star holiday vibes.

 

Rip it up

Take your comfort waist denim shorts to the next level and rip them up! Well, maybe not literally, but why not try a pair of seriously distressed and rugged denim shorts, which also happen to be made from luxuriously soft denim with a little flex for extra comfort? Rips have stayed well and truly on trend in seasons past, and this summer is due to be no different. Pair your stylishly frayed mens shorts with a T-shirt and trainers for a casual everyday look to last beyond the coming season.

 

Opt for cargo?

 

Fancy a pair of denim shorts with both a comfort waist and some convenient extra pockets? You’ll fall instantly for for the ultra-versatile denim cargo short. The ultimate in casual men’s style, denim cargo shorts are one way to take on this summer’s essential trend with a twist. Choose between patch pockets, zip and rib detailing and hints of distressed-look denim or opt for all four effects in one pair with our Porter Denim Shorts. Cargo shorts are back in style and denim is the new way to rock this timeless look.

 

Whichever style of denim shorts you go for this season, make sure you treat yourself to a pair with a comfortable waist to see you through the summer.

 

Continue Reading

Fashion

Perfumery and Clothing Shop “JSM Collection” Officially opens

Published

on

JSM Collection opened its doors for the first time to the general public on Friday, 17th December, 2021 at New Achimota, Accra. JSM Collection is a clothing, perfumery and accessories shop.

 

The idea of the JSM Collection was birthed by two sisters “The Mprah Sisters” who love fashion and like to look good. Upon countless positive comments received from people, they decided to partner and bring the collection to life, so people can appreciate, patronize and most importantly look good and comfortable.

 

The concept of the JSM Collection is to make available what one will generally find in a woman’s closet: clothes, shoes, bags, perfumes, jewellry, accessories, belts she can easily dress up with.

 

The brand started in 2019 mainly as a perfumery which took a year and half prior to create concepts, look for partners that could try out the smells and scents that they were looking for, then evolved, adding other elements of fashion.

The JSM Luxury Fragrance Collection is a modern fragrance brand which is inspired by the rich Aromas of the Middle East and the Orient. To JSM, each scent tells its own story and is made from exquisitely blended ingredients that break with tradition to express the many moods of both classic and contemporary women.

 

The unique Eau de Parfum sprays fragrance line is created for an individual, seeking the exuberance of youth and a hint of mischief. The selections of unique scents can be worn solely, or layered with JSMs wide range of Eau de Parfum pure oils for a unique and individual effect and create one’s own signature scent.

 

The MPrah Sisters mentioned on the launch day that, “In here, you’ll find clothes that are unique and a little bit different. We are not looking to sell clothes that women will only wear once and that’s it. We are looking to sell things that women can add on to what they have in their wardrobes and keep them for as long as they like.”

 

She further mentioned that: “The clothes are carefully selected from chosen brands that make quality items.”

 

The shop stocks clothes and accessories like jewelry, reading glasses, sunglasses, watches from brands like Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Chloe, Channel, Motley London, Thomas Sabo, Coach, and modern everyday fashion jewelry sourced from Dubai that will complement any outfit.

 

In the JSM Collection shop, you will also find handbags from Gucci, Michael Kors, Christian Dior, Prada and London brands that are “high street” like Massimo Dutti and Other Stories.

 

The shop also has an extensive collection of clothes from designers like J Crew, Neiman Marcus, Biba, Whistles, Marks & Spencer, Other Stories, and Nigerian brand Nkwo.

 

JSM wants to highlight the good sense of fashion and creativity of Africans through stocking these varieties of clothes and accessories to show how women can match African and western outfits.

 

The JSM Collection Shop is located at New Achimota, right beside Chef Zack restaurant and a few meters away from the Kinsby Hotel.

 

Find more about JSM Collection on Instagram @jsm_collection and Call or WhatsApp: 050 316 0312

 

Continue Reading

Fashion

Brango Clothing Offers Huge Discount on International Brands this Christmas!

Published

on

Brango, the international men’s fashion brand from Turkey, has launched in Ghana with a world class store in Accra. The new store is dishing out massive discounts on men’s clothing in December 2021.

Brango offers the stylish contemporary man who wants to be well groomed, a wide variety of affordable modern clothing to choose from.

Established in 2005 in Turkey, Brango has become one of the important players of the menswear fashion worldwide. In Ghana, Brango first appeared on the market in 2015, when J&S Primal Limited (Primal Shirts & Suits) introduced the first batch of products in the country.

With this new store opening, Ghana joins the ranks of Dubai, Iran, France and Turkey, as countries that have a world class model store.

The plush new store, located on the Spintex road in Accra, is a modern space that stocks a large collection of the latest affordable fashion pieces suitable for every occasion.

Speaking at the store opening, managing Director of J&S Primal ltd, Mrs Susana Ribeiro said, ‘We realised it is difficult finding quality yet affordable clothing for today’s quintessential man in Ghana, so we decided to source for one of the best brands to supply us quality clothing that is affordable for all. Brango GH is here to stay. “We even have advanced plans to start local production soon”, Susan added.

The store was opened earlier on August 28, 2021. In attendance was award winning blogger, Ameyaw Debrah, and Ghana International football star, Prince Tagoe, who were both treated to a special shopping experience.

Locate the Brango GH shop on the Spintex road, Accra, adjacent Palace shopping mall.
Contact Brango on telephone 0509958888, or follow Brango.gh on social media or visit http://www.brango.com.gh/

Continue Reading

Fashion

Ghanaian Fashion Brand JOEY debuts Menswear line Alpha

Published

on

Ghanaian fashion brand JOEY debuts its menswear line Alpha with the “DNA Collection” on Monday, 6th December, 2021 on their Instagram and social media platforms.

The clothing brand births its maiden collection which is inspired by the Alpha male, a man who is a leader, an innovator and a tastemaker. This collection is designed to reflect the boldness and drive for excellence of the Alpha man.

The collection strives to serve as an epitome of Distinction and Versatility. Key elements of this collection are: the use of  premium fabrics, sharp tailoring and cuts, as well as accessories that are aesthetically pleasing and functional. The pieces in the collection can be mixed and matched for different settings which reveals how versatile and cohesive the collection is.

“The Alpha man is charismatic and commands respect in every setting, therefore it is important that he is able to dress up and dress down without losing the essence of the clothes and the position he occupies.” says the Creative Director, Joshua Darko.

This capsule collection is made up of seven looks with one layered look which can be separated to create an additional look. These seven looks represent every day in the life of the alpha man with the transition from executive corporate settings to semi-formal settings and also social/ casual settings. With this collection, the Alpha man finds himself in the perfect outfit for every day of the week and for every occasion as his responsibilities and status requires.

The outfits come in colours like burnt orange and oxblood burgundy which are bold and mix and match well with each other.

The designer draws his inspiration from observing how people go about their daily activities and how clothes can enable them to excel in their roles. Joshua Darko, stated that he creates his unique designs by infusing functionality with modern tailoring to ensure that when his garments are worn, there is class, comfort and confidence to show up as one’s best.

The Alpha man stands out from among his peers and this collection provides just the right clothes to do that and more.

Find out more about the DNA Collection on Instagram: @joey_thebrand. Alpha

is available via:  email: joeythebrand@gmail.com Instagram: @joey_thebrand.

Continue Reading

Trending