British style is a paradox! It is classic, unfussy yet cutting-edge and shocking. The British public has traditionally always had a disdain for extravagance and eccentricity when it comes to clothes. It is a vulgarity to spend astronomical amounts of money on fancy clothes; there are better things to spend money on, this was the mentality of the typical Brit pre-1920s and this idea still lingers today.
A survey commissioned by the British Fashion Council in 1989 found that, the British consumer is far less likely than their European counterpart to spend money on clothes by renowned fashion designers. At the Time, total designer and diffusion sales in Britain had an annual value of £265 million, while the equivalent figures for their European counterparts, Italy and France were £1.85 billion and £1.4 billion respectively.
Kenyan beauty aka my ultimate girl crush Lupita Nyong’o is the star turn of 2014, she has stepped onto the world stage in spectacular and regal form. She has done the undoable as a newcomer by winning over hearts, minds and as simultaneously garnered critical acclaim with just one film role.
Her story reads like a Hollywood fairy tale, Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico but raised in Kenya she began her career as a production runner on many films including The Constant Gardener starring Ralph Fienne. Graduate from Hampshire College in America she then returned to Kenya in 2008 to star in an MTV Base Africa TV series production called Shuga an HIV/AIDS prevention series. Continue reading “A Star is Born – Lupita Nyong’o” »