Monday, August 11, 2014

Maxim's Style Radar Keeps Beeping

I have been promising you guys new posts for a while now and here it is FINALLY, his name is Maxim and his style is my kind of style, simple minimal and straight to the point, there is not trying too hard or over styling here just pure style, he is a friend of a friend and i managed to get an interview just for you guys so here it is.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your city?

I live in Moscow, Russia, Tambov. I'm painter, photographer, free man and personal freedom is the most important thing in my life.

Describe your personal style and its influences / inspiration?

I prefer casual style. I wear comfortable clothes, often the things which are not compared to each other. I like a lot of piece of clothes on me, something like cabbage. I find inspiration in the music, poetry and in people's feelings.

What are your passions?

I like dance and i always compose a new fashion styles, mix them. I like to arrange parties, have like fun but sometimes I need to be alone ( Don't we all haha)

How did you first become interested in fashion and why is it important?

I guess when I was a teen it was the first time when I was interested in fashion. In this period of my life I have begun look to at people, the their style and worry about how I look and I was interested of fashion because of TV and advertisement, the influence it had on me from outfits of actors,pop stars and celebrities.

How do you describe the fashion scene in Turku compared to other major cities or fashion capitals?

Unfortunately I've never been in Turku, but I believe if I had the opportunity someday I'll be pleasantly surprised. In general the capitals are always fashion centers in almost in every country.

Are there any fashion icons or famous people whose style you admire?

I have no favorite designers,can i say that the whole collection of some designer would like me absolutely. I like parts of fashion collections of all the designers. This year I like Boris Bedjan and Ann Demeulemeester.

What can't you live without?

I can't imagine my life without perfume. I adore serge lutens, especially his crazy sexy perfume La Fille de Berlin

Favorite designers and places to shop?

I can't say I have a favourite designer, I have favourite clothes from different designers, for example, this year I like Boris Bedjan clothes, shoes from Ricke Owens and gym-shoes. I like show rooms, places where I can find a lot of clothes from different designers and also young upcoming designers.

A fashion rule you always break:

I always ruin colour spectrums, wear incongruous colours, I can wear classic pants with gym-shoes.

What do you think is the most underrated item in menswear and womenswear?

I guess men rarely look at underwear in contrast to women.

What's on your iPod / bookshelf / DVD player at the moment?

at the moment I listen techno music, It's so exciting. I prefer movies with action , drama and tears.

What would you say to someone seeking general fashion advice?

Don't matter of it, wear clothes not for someone but first of all for yourselves. Allow get free for yourselves, sometimes make shock people, it's useful for them.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Deal With Thapelo

His name is Thapelo Letsebe, a young aspiring stylist and blogger who is absolutely obsessed with fashion and loves looking good (his words not mine) He lives in Gaborone( i call them Ma Gaborone).

I have known Thapelo for a couple of years now, i have seen his style evolve, change and grow over the years. Just like the rest of us we go through stages of experimenting trying to find what our personal style really is and i feel like he is at that point where has has finally found it, he knows what works for him and i LOVE IT

He also hosts an entertainment radio segment that explores fashion and all its elements every Wednesday morning at 10:50 only on Yarona Fm, so be sure to tune in, follow him on Twitter @Thapelo_Letsebe, Like Pap And Fashion on Facebook and check out his Blog YARN HIPSTER

Here is a few things he had to say :).

Describe your personal style and its influences/inspiration.

Wow!!I am really all over the place.Today I would rock the grunge look and the following day I'd be in my tribal prints.I guess I just love to experiment.My inspirations come from a lot of things like the street style in New York,European lanky male models and yeah,what's hot for the season.

What would you say to someone seeking fashion advice?

Do not follow a trend just because its considered to be hot.Rock something you feel comfortable in and with a hint of your personality!!!

Are there any words you would like to give to young people trying to achieve something in fashion

Don't do it for the fame or the money.Love what you do and the rest will follow!it sounds corny but very true.

Photo Cred : Goitse Mooketsi, Lorraine Kinnear.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fête de la Musique 2014

Fête de la Musique which is french by the way is also known as World Music Day and it is an annual music festival that takes place on the June 21, all around the world and us being the cool kids that we are in Botswana we had one as well for the third time since 2011 and boy wasn't it one to remember, from the young crowd to the older every one was there and united in celebrating local artists and their music at Botswana Craft.

The event started during the day all the way to the early our of the morning, as cold as it was the atmosphere was alive with the warmth and kindness of everyone who was there, the whole city was united in a way that i had never seen before, from seeing old school mates to Friends you had not seen in a long time, it was happiness all around, what made Fête de la Musique even better was how well organised it was, every thing went smoothly, most importantly it was safe and from everyone i have talked too they feel the same way too.

Thank you Alliance française, Botswana Craft and all the other sponsors for such a great event.

Photo Cred : Lorraine Kinnear & Kgosi Sethoko


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