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Hello!

Hope everyone is doing great! It’s good to see more and more bloggers speaking up about their lives and random things they’re experiencing. Been going through a lot of local blogs lately just to see what’s happening in the blogosphere and I must say, I’ve been missing out on quite a lot!

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Paired this Palazzo pants that I got from none other than Toi for about Ksh250 with this panelled that I haven’t worn in almost a year. Like 3/4 of my wardrobe. Guilty of purchasing stuff and shoving them into my closet where they stay unworn and neglected for ages. Everything has it’s time I say.

Shot this look after Anita and I went out to lunch..haven’t eaten that much bad food in one seating in months! Only problem is it shows! My indulgence resulted in a rounded midsection.Food doesn’t descriminate either; went to my face and fingers and butt..hell even down my toes! So while Anita has good reason to be rounded in that area and will have people ooh-ing and aahh-ing, all I have to look forward to is side eyes! This pregnancy isn’t good for me at all! Lol!

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Pants – Toi Thrift market

Top – Mr.Price Century city (Old)

Shoes – Century city (Old)

Thanks for stopping by.

XO,

Lisa the Bantu.

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Hi!

It’s a new week and if you’re reading this your alive and well..so let’s take a minute and thank God for that. I’m not one to preach, I’ve been to church once in two years (the husband service hahaaa!)but I think it’s important to realize we don’t have control over life, so we shouldn’t take things for granted.

With that being said, I went all out on leather for this post. Had planned a double denim look with my own twist to it, but decided there’s been enough chest baring for a while, so why not tone it down a little bit. Best believe it will be all out “superman style” soon enough though! It IS my signature style after all.

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Leather pants – Cape Town rank

Jacket – Traffic Century city

Flannel – Mr.Price Green market square

Heels – Gifted

Have a lovely week folks.

MEET BARBORA ONDRACKOVA

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Hello hello!

Once in a while I’ll be featuring people that I admire and get inspiration from…just to prove my modesty to y’all…it’s my blog but it’s not always going to be me me me!lol let’s face it, us Kenyans are a vain bunch, and I think the person who profits the most out of it is Kevin of Buoart!I bet that fella has no problems getting up for work!!Hope you guys are having a fabulous week so far. Let’s get right into it!

I’ve been following Barbora’s blog http://www.voguehaus.com/  and her instagram fashioninmysoul for quite a while now, simply because I find her sense of style endearing: simple,clean,stylish and occassionally edgy. She was kind enough to let me feature her on here…no diva behavior here *clap clap*! Although a lot of her pieces are high end, you can see that it’s every day items that you can find anywhere. I’ll be the first to tell you that I get a thrill from rummaging through piles and piles of clothes at thrift markets…ain’t no shame in my game! Anyone want to join me soon??

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 Is fashion blogging your full time job or just part time?
I consider blogging my full-time job.
What inspired you get into fashion and who/what currently inspires you?
I was always interested in fashion, even as a child. I also liked taking pictures, so I thought that blogging would be connecting both things I like. Currently I am inspired by streetstyle, fashion shows and other bloggers.
What would you describe as your signature look??
I think that my signature look is simple, yet different, modern, yet classy.
What does fashion mean to you?
I like fashion, because it is one of the first things we notice about the others and also says a lot about us. I wear clothes to feel good and to inspire other people
How do you prep for a shoot and what’s your thought process when your pairing items together?
I just wear what I like. I don’t wear any special combinations for shootings, I simply wear what I usually wear, because I want to keep my blog authentic.
Have you heard of any African fashion bloggers or fashion brands? If yes what’s your take?
I unfortunately don’t know any African designers or brands.
If you could save only one thing in the world in terms of fashion pieces, what would it be?
Leather jacket, probably.
Have you had the chance to visit Africa yet? If yes, where? If not, would you like to? 
I’ve been to Egypt several times, but I would really love to see Cape Town and islands like Mauritius and Reunion.
Apart from killing it in fashion every goddamn time, what else do you do for fun?
I study, travel a lot, take pictures, meet my friends and just have fun.

What would you advice others to do in terms of self expression through fashion?

I think that fashion is something we express ourselves in, so don’t be shy, wear what you like and how you like it.

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Hope you guys are just as infatuated with her as I am. If you’re looking for simple ways to pair your denims, leather jackets and other casual wear, I suggest you check her out for some inspiration.

On another note, I’m considering planning a small gathering of bloggers and anyone interested in socializing and getting to know each other on a personal level. I’ve noticed there are so many bloggers out there and Lord knows I can’t keep up if I don’t personally know the writer. Let me know what you think about having a little get together!

XO,

Lisa the Bantu.

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Ladies and gents,

Oh my word! Totally overwhelmed by the support you guys have shown me! It’s good to know that people want to read my rants and care enough to pass on a kind word! I live for interaction! The virtual kind mostly, because I can sit on the couch alone and converse with hundreds of people without having to wear foundation and do my eyebrows…which I’m not very good at as you’ll see shortly!Those damn things never wanna cooperate with me! In my defence the right one rubbed off as I was taking pictures of Anita! Next time I go first! Don’t get me wrong, I love getting dolled up, hence the blog, but that foundation/concealer/highlighter combo(I use MAC)isn’t cheap! And trust..after taking pics I don’t go anywhere! I just take lots of selfies to make it count…and send them to all the people on my recent chat list!

SN: If I post a picture on Instagram and someone unfollows me right after…well now that’s just rude!!!!!!Am I that offensive looking??It’s happened once or twice and I’m like *blink blink*. I’ve actually gone ahead to look at the said rude person’s page and it made me feel a bit better!”You ain’t Tyson Beckford or Gabrielle Union either!”*Hair flip*

I’ve been asked a lot about my hair. It was actually AnitA’s idea to try it out as we had a lot of Marley hair from a previous attempt to make natural hair wigs..total failure by the way! We’ll try do a tutorial together soon but basically I got my hair cornrowed(about 10), then I took an individual piece, hooked it onto a bobby pin, and passed the bobby pin through my braided hair. It took me all day and my arms ached like you wouldn’t believe,but overall I love the look! Only thing is that when this thing tangles…it tangles! And you can’t prevent it from tangling either!

Ok, let’s focus! I love this skirt! was actually a dress I made for my birthday, some of you might have seen it on my instagram..or on top of a table at Brew Bistro the night of! Lol I kid…I would never! I only stood on a few chairs! Hahaha ok, not really. Decided to turn it into a skirt after that so I can get more wear out of it. Paired it with a men’s oversize shirt and nude (white people nude! No idea what else to call them…beige perhaps??)heels that I bought online. Right here in Kenya no less. I was a bit skeptical at first because the pricing was good and they looked good online..but i went ahead and ordered these and in black as well and have to say I was pleasantly surprised! They are good quality and super comfortable! I’m all about supporting local entrepreneurs! The lady I dealt with was so sweet too, God bless her heart!

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Jewelry is from Dubois Rd.

PS What would guys like to hear my two cents on? It’s pretty obvious I like to talk! Let’s converse!

Have a lovely week guys! Have something really interesting coming up! Going to feature a few people this week that I really admire and can’t wait to share them with you!

XO,

Lisa the Bantu.

BACK TO STAY!

Hello ladies and gents!

Oh my word! It’s been months and months since I came on here..not counting my candid rant like a month ago (how many of you caught that before I took it down I wonder?). To be honest I’ve had a really really difficult time coming into my own. Feels like everyone is halfway to the finish line and I’m still tying my shoes to get started. When I sit and think about it, it makes me crazy but you have to smile and keep pushing. It’s not easy having a twin let me tell you! My sister is gone with the wind fabulous! She’s married( practically), heavy with child, and has a successful blog and upcoming fashion line. I’m single, a little wild, and can’t seem to focus on anything for more than 10 minutes. It’s easy to look at us and compare and nothing irks me more! Ok, so I can’t buy dimples or have her butt…and God isn’t offering immaculate conception these days either…so what’s a girl to do?! Lol! This is me now…with all my random craziness! No more trying to fit in or tone myself down. Love me or leave me 🙂 but I’d rather we love each other..cuz I’m niiiiice!

My blog is currently being revamped but in the meantime I’ll post anyways..before I lose focus again. I plan to have loads of new things including my fitness journey..that I’m about to start..fashion, food, candid moments that I’ll probably get a lot of backlash for..and loads more that I won’t mention lest my ideas are purloined!

I’d like to thank all those who send me DM’s and sweet messages about resuming this here blog. I hope we can truly interact and have this blog as a platform to share and live through each others moments in terms of fashion as well as all the other bs that plagues us humans.

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I’ll let my first(sic) post be this Iro&buba that twinster managed to post before me..ugh! Y’aaall i made this myself!!Morning of! Because my sister wouldn’t do it! And you say there’s benefits to having a twin! Hmph! I kid..she did help by running(wobbling??) around town looking for fabric while I worked elsewhere. So sweet.

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As you can see from the hair, (if you follow me on Instagram), this was a few weeks back. I HAVE been taking pictures for the blog!

Thanks for your patience and stay tuned! It’s going to be a fun ride!

XO,

Lisa the Bantu.