Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Head Wraps

Head wraps, a symbol of enslavement,  resistance …. Or fashionable/ practical accessory?

Head tie… Head wrap..Turban…call it what you may….

The head wrap has been historically tied to woman (and men ) of African descent.  It is not specifically bound to any particular geographical area within the African continent, although it does appear in different variations, patterns and materials. In some regions it serves a practical and functional purpose by offering protection from the  sun’s raises, particularly amongst societies along the equator. In some cases it has religious significance. However, in the slavery narrative it was a seen as symbol of  oppression. Free and enslaved black women were (legally) required to cover their heads with cloths . On the other hand, over the centuries the meaning and connotations assigned to head wraps changed. Head warps became a symbol  of resistance against the oppressors, for some women it symbolised their identity by embracing their ancestral roots.. Africa.

As a Zimbabwean, I  see head wraps as an everyday accessory, they are practical, functional and fashionable. It may still be a head turning occurrence for many people in my university city of Cambridge,  but head wraps have been adopted into many western cultures.  A particularly notable example was Jean Paul Gaultier’s 2010 Fall/Winter Collection. Take a look at some of the pictures below…..


‘Dutch Escapes’

I was just looking through my holiday pictures from this year and it appears as if I may just have a secret passion, architecture. Nearly half of my pictures are always of buildings but I never seem to upload them.  The pictures below are from the Dutch countryside.  I love province of Utrecht and the towns within its geographical area,  such as a small city called Veenedendal.  

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Breeezzy.... Its winter time!

                       Hannah’s outfit of the day marks a change in the weather.
               I love the combination of colours and patterns on her jumper and scarf.  
Scarf – similar patterns can be found in the Abercrombie & Fitch winter ranges
Jumper-  Zara, John Lewis
Wedges – style similar to ASH wedges.
Beauty- Sorry, I don't have any suggestions.
The best thing about Hannah is her infectious ‘laugh’ and  I can't forget her genuine care for others.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Winter Blues

Do you really have to wear blacks and greys for winter?

College hopping....I enjoyed some lunch in 'Trinity Hall' with my 'Favourite' men on earth .... I had just 'one' complaint, the chips were literally rock hard. I couldn't even bite into them but the Moussaka was 'yum', Ok maybe I had two complaints. Why does the food in my college have to cost twice as much?
I am slightly jealous envious  that their gardens are so beautiful. But then again, do I really want to  have hayfever all year round? No I think my college wins! I like the balance in my college. 

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Cambridge Exclusive: Meet George the Poet!

Meet George. George the Poet. Cambridge's own home grown, sweetest  bachelor of the year. 
 I only met George last week, dressed in a tailored suit I noticed him in the corner of the room. His quiet smile spoke words louder than I could hear. I thought I knew what love was…No this isn’t a love letter.. George is a very different kind of young man, his flow & his content cannot be contested. Sometimes we choose to walk by and keep our eyes and ears closed. George talks about those issues you choose to ignore. The originality of his spoken word, echoes his journey to Cambridge, his journey to becoming a man.  I will let  George tell you himself…..

Monday, 22 October 2012

Sunday, 21 October 2012

battle of the Foundations: Chanel Perfecton Lumiere vs Lancôme's Teint Idole Ultra 24H

Foundation. The 'perfect foundation' but what is perfection? Perfection defined - as having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be, but "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".
I doubt that a perfect foundation exists, however I think that finding a complementary foundation that creates the an artistic 'illusion' of perfect skin is what is essential' or possibly ultimate perfection depending on your skin type, undertones tone , texture ect.

Listed below are my ultimate luxury foundations for different purposes. The notion of you get what you pay for is somewhat applicable when purchasing foundations. While cheaper foundations may create the perfect skin finish, unfortunately the chemicals used to create that appearance are often harsher on the skin than others. I have very sensitive skin and allergies. it is unfortunate that I cannot find a cheap foundation that works wonders as the chemicals always effect me in the end.

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