Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Rentlessly Red :That's so Vintage

Hello lovelies

I wore this outfit last week Friday. It was my mum's birthday and we went to Leeds for the day. We did some shopping and went out for a lovely meal. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.  

So relentlessly red isn't just the name of the lipstick I wore with this outfit. This dress is from the deep recesses of my vintage closet. It is actually red with white lines. It is an 80s  teadress ( I know it kind of looks like a 50s dress). I bought this dress at a vintage  kilo sale in Liverpool 2 years ago. I paired my dress with the animal print Tuxedo jacket I got from Dorothy Perkins 3 years ago. I felt like being quirky as I have been living in my jeans lately and I've missed my 'hippy dressing' ( as my mum calls it).

Just to let you guys know I have relaunched my vintage label on eBay. If you like how I stlye my pieces ( I haven't been doing that too well but that is going to change) and want some of your own fabulous vintage finds then please check out my eBay shop here .

You can also follow Tiwi's Closet Vintage on Instagram (@tiwisclosetvintage) and Facebook  for daily updates on new stock and styling ideas. I can guarantee you that you will not be disappointed.

Have a lovely week 

Tiwi x 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Yebo gallery! : Art exhibition

Hello lovelies

No my Swaziland series isn't over yet. I must admit I'm glad I have this to write about. I'm at a stage where I'm thinking about changing my blog and trying many new things with it. I'm starting to feel a bit frustrated with the quality of work I'm putting out and I am ready for a change.

So while I was in Swaziland I had the opportunity of going to an opening night for a exhibition at Yebo gallery. I must say that I was very impressed and very inspired by what I saw. The exhibition was basically showcasing art work by local designers using recycled stuff such as old furniture. If you are ever in Swaziland you should visit Yebo gallery you will be impressed. A lot of the pieces I saw where for sale at reasonable prices. I loved this particular exhibition and Yebo itself because of what it represents : encouraging local enterprise through art. People often underestimate the power or creativity and what it can do for not just the economy but also how people see themselves.

The theme / dress code was creative / artistic or traditional. I chose to be as creative as my vacation wardrobe allowed me to be.

me, bestie and the US ambassador Makila James

Me ala bestie bunny joe ( her real name is Khetiwe) 

Me and Khulekani

 I really enjoyed myself as I got to meet some amazing people with great vision and interesting ideas. My personal highlights include meeting the ambassador of the United States to Swaziland. She was a vivacious and interesting woman and she loved everything me and my friend had to say about creativity and our personal projects. My second highlight was finally meeting Swaziland's best fashion designer Khulekani Msweli of Jerem Paul. He was lovely and we connected instantly. The third highlight was meeting the owner and curator of the gallery Aleta Armstrong whom we got to have an extensive and interesting chat with; she introduced us to some important people which was great. The best highlight was spending time with one of my best friends, she invited me to share this experience with her and I can honestly say it was life changing.

I will leave a link to the Yebo galley's page here. All their art work is for sale.

Love and light


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A Pink and White affair

Hello lovelies

I know I promised a hair post and I am working on that. Hair posts take a lot more structured writing and this takes time.

 So while I was in Swaziland I got to attend a baby shower for one of my closet friends. The dress code was pink and white and the theme was Minnie mouse.It was my first time going to a baby shower but I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The venue  was beautiful, the games were so much fun , the company was amazing and the mother to be ( who is now a mother) was just radiant.

For the amazing day I wore:  white high waist trousers and a racer back crop top. This was very daring for me as a lot of midriff was on display. I paired my ensemble with a varying shades of pink maxi kimono and a pair of  heeled pink strapy sandals from ASOS that morphed into white flat-form sandals from Primark as the day progressed. My pom pom hair band  from ASOS ( isn't it cute?) and I wore my hair in thee best bantu knot out ever.
Here are a few snap shots from the beautiful day :

I will leave you with these words today. Don't be afraid to try something different or new. I wasn't ver sure about wearing a crop top but I did and I love the results. I just found a way for it to work for me (aka I wore a maxi kimono with it).

Until next post stay inspired

Love and lots of light

Tiwi x