Fashion Capitals Every Fashion Blogger Should Visit


When you think about Paris, before you think of the Eiffel tower, you think of Coco Chanel – if you don’t then you have to work up on your fashion mojo. Though style and fashion are not really synonyms, they pretty much depend on one another. Knowing that fashion is a big industry with great influence, we all know that there are centers of that influence – fashion capitals. There are five most important ones: Paris, Milan, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Tokyo. These cities master and lead the fashion world globally. Why these cities are known as the fashion capitals of the world?

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Must Have Hollywood Fashion Items

By Featured Guest Writer – Sujain Thomas

There are quite a number of trends that have come and gone in the world of fashion. Hollywood stars are the best trend setters in the world today. Once a celebrity is pictured on the red carpet with an item, it instantly becomes a fashion craze. Hollywood’s finest fashionistas answered questions about what the must-have item for their closet is. Read their responses below.

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  1. A Plain White T-shirt

Jennifer Lopez, a world famous pop singer, confessed that she must have a plain white t-shirt in her closet. She says that it is versatile and can be layered under a sweater or over a tank top. You may also tuck it into a skirt or wear it loosely with a pair of denim jeans. She says that with the white t-shirt, you can never go wrong.

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OBA Designs by NJE – S/S 2016

The spring is always a time for refreshing your wardrobe. What better way to add a little freshness to your wardrobe than to add some unique and creative pieces that not many people will also have. Look no further, because we have just the brand for you – OBA Designs by NJE!

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Inspired by global trends and especially African fashion, OBA Designs by NJE uses African textiles, known as ankara, in trendy clothing designs and home accessories. Oba Designs caters to all women’s shapes and sizes. It embraces the boldness, confidence and vibrancy in each woman.

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#NYFW: Public Fashion Shows & Events

This is our list of 15 New York Fashion Week events and runway shows that are open to the public. Tickets are going fast so act now if you want to attend any of these exciting events.

Full details of location, dates, and ticket prices are noted.

We hope to see you out at one or more!

Made in Africa Week Fashion Show
MIST Harlem
46 West 116th Street
Friday, September 4th
5:00-9:00pm
$20 – $30

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Natural Hair: Fashion or Political movement?

Afro 1From the Black Panthers, to our Grandparents graduation pictures, and now present the Afro has always been a hairstyle that symbolized strength and dignity. Often categorized as a woman who is strong, always nice, and protective we who rock our natural hair find ourselves constantly fighting to not only change the views of natural hair but also fight to show what our natural hair mean to us individually.

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Asia En Vogue

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From K-pop to bubble tea, Asia has influenced the world from music to cuisine.  In the fashion world, new trends arise with each new season with ideals originally from the islands of Japan to Korea all the way to cities of China. Summer provides a major display for the trends and summer 2015 is a major example.
      The random rainstorms throughout the season provide a perfect excuse to pair an ASOS kimono trenchcoat with a fresh summer dress or lightweight wrap skirt. The elements of the coat stay true to the traditional Japanese kimono, displaying elongated sleeves and vibrant entwinements of blue and  pink threading. Japan was most recently the focal point for the line Marc by Marc Jacobs, showcasing Japanese schoolgirl inspired skirts and karate attire.

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Black (FASHION) History Month

Image courtesy of masetv.com

Image courtesy of masetv.com

It’s February! Time to celebrate Black History Month!

During this month many people cover influential civil rights leaders, innovators and inventors, and the history of the black culture in general. Well, on A daily dose of vitamin f, we of course want to celebrate the many Black Americans who have influenced American and Global fashion. We salute all those who have been apart of history as it relates to Black America and Fashion. So, this post is our dose of BLACK (FASHION) HISTORY!

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OBA Designs by NJE On The Runway at FestAfrica!

If you have been reading the blog for awhile you may remember my interview with Nnene Janice Essien, who is the founder of OBA Designs by NJE. Her line features everyday pieces in African wax print which are made in Nigeria, and will be showcased this weekend at the 11th Annual FestAfrica!

OBA Designs by NJE

OBA Designs by NJE

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Image courtesy of obabynje.blogspot.com/

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One To Watch – A Chat With Emerging Designer: Satu Maaranen

Last Tuesday, I attended the Première Vision NY and Indigo NY (textile and print design shows), for Fall-Winter 14/15. I This was the first time the two shows have been combined into one big event. I had a great time checking out the predicted print and textile trends for next year.

Right before I left the shows, I noticed a “featured display” corner of fashion and photography work that was so unique and creative. It ended up belonging to the winning designer of this year’s Hyères International Festival of Fashion & Photography  competition, which partners with Première Vision. The designer was Satu Maaranen, who hails all the way from Helsinki! I was glad chat with her a little about her design aesthetics and the competition.

Designer Satu Maartanen

Designer Satu Maaranen

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Givenchy Menswear S/S 2014 Review & Meggings

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Images via style.com

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Recently, Riccardo Tisci presented the men’s Givenchy S/S 2014 collection in Paris. There was something that stood out too me when the models started to walk the runway and many others saw it as well just as you probably have. Yes, the men are wearing leggings or “meggings” as some would call them. Continue Reading