Firstly I must say, Putting together a collection is more difficult than I imagined; this has got to be one of the most difficult projects I have embarked on in my life. This collection was inspired by the high demand I was getting on Kaftans; so I resolved to do take good pictures that I could show clients before finally deciding to make it a full collection of Kaftans, Kimonos, long shirts and trenches. This is different from a typical look-book as being a stylist and fashion blogger alongside helps you put some things into perspective, we included style alternatives for variety.
Kaftans are regularly worn in this manner, to pass as a form of ‘native’ attire, with sandals or slippers or flat soles if you must; it is simple, smart and effortlessly classy. However;
THE CASUAL SWITCH
I am sure you have been wondering what I wanted to sell by using an artiste (Brainee) now here is the deal; some people find kaftans and natives in general stereotypical, boring and generally for old people, the beauty about style is that it transcends every stereotypical barrier that could be. For such reason; it is a greater complement to be regarded as stylish than fashionable. What do you think about Kaftans now? As an artiste, Brainee can afford to wear a Kaftan on stage (oh! I think he already did) and still remain in tune with his target audience by putting youth energy into the look with a casual switch. As for the rest of us non-performers, the alternative casual switch works perfectly.
There you have it, all 14 looks in as many ways of styling them as we could pull off. To pre-order any of the looks, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org visit http://dibiavalentinoe.com/work-with-me/
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Many thanks to everyone who made this a success, Pappi, Curtis, Edward, Brainee, Damani, Sulcata Ent, Great Minds, Steevane (SV), College Oxygen, Unilag Fashion, Dammy Blavk, LifeinUnilag and everybody out there who took their time to view this post, God bless you.