Blogs have become the go-to platform for style and fashion inspiration. Fashion blogging is one of the common ways to express emotion, attitude, culture, and personality. Each blogger has their own way of styling and interpreting what fashion means to them. In no particular order, here’s a list of ten bloggers to follow:
Brett Robson, a ladieswear designer for a local manufacturer based in Durban, gives easy tips on how to work your closet in more than one way by mixing and matching your already owned favourite clothing items. Her blog features regular makeup hauls and makeup inspired looks on YouTube, doing your makeup like Beyonce’ for instance.
The Cape Town-based photographer, Trevor Stuurman blogs to share diversity of culture, cities, personality and fashion. He’s very observant of local street style; his captured moments portray international trends with a strong South African presence.
The Soweto boys, Justice Mukheli, Innocent Mukheli and Vuyo Mpantsha, aim at sharing the beauty and positive attributes of their Soweto towns. They focus on fashion and lifestyle photography. Their blog are best described as vintage, classic, and brave.
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In Durban, Selloane Moeti, a fine-art artist and fashion stylist, and Thanda Kunene, an audio visual designer and photographer, use their blog as a visual representation of culture, tradition and street style.
Farzaanah Richards, a makeup artist and stylist from Cape Town, is a beauty, fashion, and lifestyle blogger. Everything natural, artistic and unconventional is what inspires her. Expression of colour is key in her styling; it adds personality. How she styles outfits with headwear is quite unique – perfect for a bad hair day!
Johannesburg’s artist and photographer, Anthony Bila, has a retro style with a modern touch. Moments captured on The Expressionist are edgy and unique yet very simple and clean.
The fashion student from Johannesburg, Siyabonga Beyile, described The Threaded Man as a “modern gentleman with traditional values”, on his blog. His blog does not only focus on fashion but personality icons we know as well as event reviews and blogger interviews.
Thithi Nteta, a stylist and publicist from Johannesburg goes bold and innovative with fashion and styling. “I would describe my style as casual-glamour, but with a twist”, Thithi said in an interview with Glamour. Her blog gives ideas on how to mix and match dresses and skirts with sneakers, as well as a travel diary of her adventures abroad.
Nuzha Jacobs from Cape Town, the co-owner of the online jewelry and accessory store The Ramp, blogs to share her style with young ladies. Her passion for entrepreneurship sets her apart from other teens her age. Her style is young and fresh and funky, yet fitting for any teen her age.
The Johannesburg creative and fashion enthusiast, Allen Coleman, snaps styles that can be described as clean-cut and old-school; they are more formal with a touch of African elements. His blog also features street styles and captured moments of those he meets on his many adventures.
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