🌴OFOTD – MY VISIT 🥁 TO WAKANDA ✊🏿

 

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Welcome back Tiger!!

Ahhhhhhhhh! That Peeps is the sound of anticipation. It bubbled over as  each day grew closer to the  release of the Black Panther. For months, I carefully avoided any online interviews with the cast or fan  film reviews so to not stumble upon some clumsy  idiot giving away plot or the ending. I wanted my visit to Wakanda to be full of surprise and wonder.

Which after seeing it , I can tell you it was 🙂

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Prior to the general release of the movie, I had heard how the early previews of the movie had inspired black Peeps to visit movie theaters in the thousands. As I waited for the day when I would visit Wakanda , I tuned into videos circulating on my Watsapp feed, of  happy folk celebrating the release with African dance and drum performances…..in  cinema foyers , folks coming out strong and proud in African prints…sometimes full costumes, in an effort to show love , appreciation, solidarity and unity.

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So your girl, very moved, inspired  and very proud, was of course going to join in on  the celebrations with an appropriate  outfit.  🙂

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My Island  Earrings 

My starting point was the My Island earrings  I have a few personal favs from the Unique + Sustainable collection, but this pair encapsulated what I wanted my outfit to say about me on that day.  They set the tone of my look.  I used the colours  featured within in the earrings to decided the pallet for rest of the garmets I would wear.

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Using the block colour method, I mixed and matched different  prints paired with a brown coloured top. I further accessorized with  my  African beaded necklace, as well as  my long  animal print necklace to unify all the colours.

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Yeah I went all in with make up too. I am pretty happy with how my make up turned out. Didn’t mean to look so serious on this pic lol.

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An easy way to way mix and match bold  prints, is to choose items which share the same  subject mater (within the print )  or share the same colour pallet . Using bold printed  earrings like the ‘My Island’ overized  earrings…are a  flattering way  to offset black and white prints.

 As you can I was soooooo fucking excited all the way to the cinema. My friend and I were  fired up with thoughts on what we about to see. 

So what can I say about this movie???  Well I watched in 4XD,  a first for me. So I  got to smell and feel  things as I moved through Wakanda.. Wakanda smells amazing!!  🙂

This is visually beautiful. Ten minutes into the film I almost cried with pride.  In all my years on this earth I have never watched a Hollywood movie with an nearly all black cast.  Written and directed by a black crew, shot in Africa.  This marks a moment in Black history. Wakanda gave me a glimpse of what could have been if it were not for slavery.  I ate up every moment, walking out of the theater energized and proud. I’ll be telling my grand kids about the hype of  the Black Panther, the hype and the impact that followed in it’s wake !

✊🏿 WAKANDA FOREVER !!

Until next time Tiger…

.x S

The Urban Tiger- Helping Peeps in pursuit of independent freedom feel confident, organised, supported with Statement JewelleryHair AccessoriesHome Dècor

 

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🌴CONFESSIONS OF A CLASSIC STYLE STALKER🕵️

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Most of my unique pieces in my wardrobe are the ones I discover in charity shops. Take my coat. My awesome coat. My awesome coat that makes me  feel soooooo hip and trendy without pulling a muscle lol. I found this particular lovely in a charity shop in Tottenham.

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I had been on the look out for a full length coat for some time.  Month and months actually. It needn’t have taken me soooo long, but I was holding out for a special find, which I new I could only find in a charity shop. So after months of lurking around the isles of my old charity haunts I finally spotted this dude.

coat 2 copy It’s sage green in colour , has small stand collar, and comes complete with oval shape cord as button holes.

I reckon it dates around the 1950’s- 1960’s era as it has the tiniest pockets, a feature of coats in those eras. Feels like outerwear Dot Cotton would be proud to own. 🙂

Here I’m styling and  profiling gurl  🙂 with my current earring obsession  from the Unique + Sustainable collection.

STYLING TIP!!

Using earrings that are a block of colour …. like the ‘Flakes’ bloom earrings…are a flattering way to compliment busy or boldly printed head wear .

In my head, before I found coat, I desired one which I could wear both formally….like out to dinner …stylish enough to complement my heels…. also causal enough…. to throw on to say… wander around a museum, or craft show on a Sunday.

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This dude does just that!! With jeans and converse and my chunky scarf I look like I just stepped out of an ASOS photo shoot lol.

Also in my head, my coat had to work well with my eclectic mix  of winter  hats and printed head scarves. This  wasn’t a deal breaker…but I do cover my hair as a protective style  especially during the Winter + Early Spring months. 

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When I style with a  head scarf, I like to finish the look with a pair of cute dangly earrings.   Thankfully this awesome coat said not a problem  to all of that drama.

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Now…about my awesome scarf. I had heard there was gonna be a vintage market in Bruce Castle Park.scarf 3 copy.jpg

 I love vintage markets, there is always so many excellent old pieces for home and fashion to choose from. At this market I was happily perusing around each table and I came across a vendor selling scarves. Scarves are my kryptonite.

The  colour pallet in my wardrobe  tends to include muted blues, deep burgundy reds and pale dogwood pink . So when I spied this dude,  I got soooo excited! Like I said, scarves are my kryptonite.  I can go ape shit over a scarf….but I will only hand over my only money for  the right scarf .

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This was the right scarf…it had all my colours. The digital print drew me in…tiny little block of delicious colour…graduating across the soft silk fabric.

I thought it was fucking amaz-balls.

Raise the roof for my garms y’all 🙂

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Until next time Tiger…

.x S

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🌴 A SEXY ❤️VALENTINE’S UPDO 👠

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When getting ready to shine on Valentines Night,  there is nothing more satisfying than a supa  sexilious, (yep I just made up that word lol)  supa easy updo and a pair of statement earrings.  

So here is one for you. ❤

This hair tutorial at the time recording, was inspire by the idea of  styling myself for a Valentines dinner date.

However, this hair style is great for a regular old date night with a partner, or  first date with a hottie 🙂 . Updo’s are a perfect choice for drawing attention to your neckline , it actually helps your neck to look a little longer.

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Pilling hair on the crown acts just like a crown, giving you a regal , Queen look. Which is exactly who you are right? ✊ 👊 💪

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Earrings featured in the video- ‘Bathsheba’ Silver Dangle Earrings 

So from your subjects…sorry dates view point 🙂  his/her eyes will be drawn to the top of your updo. Then being drawn gently + naturally  down the rest of your body.

Use an updo to make a focus point of your cleavage too. I enjoy showing off a bit of boob sometimes.

‘Blu Butterfly’ Earrings featured in – What To Wear To A Christmas Party

Fuck yeah…I’m proud of my ladies 🙂 . When I’m getting ready to go out…or out out  🙂 and in the mood for them to be my outfits center of attention,  I make them the focus point with an updo and a pair of dangle earrings, . I opted for Blu Butterfly Earrings  from the Unique + Sustainable collection .    A bold statement necklace will also do the job.  💯

 

I share more styling tips for party outfits with statement earrings in this free E Book.

Until next time Tiger…

.x S

The Urban Tiger- Helping Peeps in pursuit of independent freedom feel confident, organised, supported with Statement JewelleryHair AccessoriesHome Dècor

🌴 BONUS BOARD! HOME ACCESSORIES INSPIRATION-THIS SEASON’S PALE DOGWOOD PINK

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Yep I know Tigers… I said that #3 Home Accessories – ‘Niagara Denim Blue’ would be the last inspiration board as  Spring Summer 2017 LFW ended yesterday. That was defo my intention as I felt all three colour pallets were the boldest and easiest to embrace into any room.   Make sure to visit our TUT Facebook Page and let me know which of the catwalk colour inspirations had you drooling! 

BONUS BOARD!

That said…there is something about Pale Dogwood Pink that is so captivating… dramatic + charming on the body as a fabric colour, that I couldn’t end this series of inspiration boards without exploring ways  to use it for home too….

PALE DOGWOOD PINK  

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#1 Painterly Stripe Novelty Outdoor Pillow

#2 nuLOOM Handmade Raised Trellis Wool Baby Pink Rug

#3 Pier 1 Imports Moscow Mule Mug

#4 The Urban Tiger DAY 040 ‘Carrying Sugar Cane’Art Print ‘ 

#5 Women’s Ban.do Bff Deluxe Thermal Travel Mug

#6 Anthropologie Fumi Table Lamp Ensemble

#7 GWCLEO Luxury Wine Corkscrew and Bottle Opener Mult ifunctional vintage

Pintrest Cushnie et Ochs Catwalk  pin- courtesy of  Wayne Ford  

Dusky…powdery, soft… strong, yet vulnerable ahhhhhh …like something out of a Jane Austin.(Drooolinging!!!)  As a dude who is very picky about tones of pink, this is a revelation for me.  Perfect tone for peeps who are excited by coloured metals and old timemy decor. Who are seeking ways  to bring more of their delicate, nostalgic and quirky sides to the forefront of a social room, which is lacking in intimacy + personality 🙂

 

 

Head over to our FaceBook Page to share your thoughts on this inspiration board. Is Pale Dogwood Pink your colour?

Check out all the Home Accessories catwalk colour inspirations …

How to embrace this season’s catwalk colour trends into your home.

  1.  Red Flame Based Orange
  2. Ethereal White
  3. Niagara Denim Blue

Spring Summer 2017 fashion is bringing a host of bold +vibrant colour to the high street! For more  home colour inspirations…or wardrobe inspirations 🙂  check out the full fashion line up.

Until next time …

.x S

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🌴 #3 HOME ACCESSORIES INSPIRATION-THIS SEASON’S NIAGARA DENIM BLUE

Hey there Tigers…

Embracing this season’s catwalk colour trends is great way of building an emotional connection between YOU and your quantum of solace you call home…lol… or outside space. I put together 3 Home Accessories Inspiration Boards as  guides on how to do just that… simply using 3 of this season’s hot designer colour pallets.

If you missed it…here is #2 Home Accessories- ‘Ethereal White’.

Tigers, today marks the end of Spring Summer London Fashion Week 😦  Which also means today’s inspiration board is too the last one. Head over to our Facebook Page and let me know which of the Home Accessories has got your interior  juices flowin’!  Wait before you rush over there 🙂  you gotta check out this board first.  I can tell you…I think I left the best catwalk colour trend for last…

NIAGARA DENIM BLUE 

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#1 Niagara Falls Throw Pillow

#2 Distressed Blue Vintage Medallion Accent Table

#3 Canvas Home LLC Tinware Ceramic Mugs, Set Of 4 Light Green By

#4 Round Tripod Side Table Sky Blue

#5 Pier 1 Imports Daisy Capiz Pendant Light

#6 The Urban Tiger  DAY 087 ‘Proud Swan’ Art Print

Pintrest Balmain Catwalk  pin- courtesy of  Caterina Lab

Vintage chic, attractive and subtle. I can’t comment highly enough on this colour tone. It’s gorgeous!! This lilac  powdery blue inspiration lends itself to exploring + playing with a host of other complimentary blues.   Perfect for peeps who crave to inject their laid back + at ease side of their personality into an bland space, indoor or out.

Head over to our FaceBook Page to share your thoughts on this inspiration board. Is Niagara Denim Blue your colour?

 

Check out all the Home Accessories catwalk colour inspirations …

  1.  Red Flame Based Orange
  2. Ethereal White

I think all of Spring Summer 2017 Catwalk Colour trends are koooool! For more colour inspirations…or wardrobe inspirations 🙂  check out the full fashion line up.

Until next time.

.x S

The Urban Tiger- Helping Peeps in pursuit of independent freedom feel confident, organised, supported with Statement JewelleryHair AccessoriesHome Dècor

 

🌴 #2 HOME ACCESSORIES INSPIRATION-THIS SEASON’S ETHEREAL WHITE

Hey there Tigers…

A simple way of  injecting more of YOU into your home  is by embracing  this season’s catwalk colour trends. I put together 3 Home Accessories Inspiration Boards as  guides on how to do just that… simply using 3 of this season’s hot designer colour pallets.

If you missed it…here is #1 Home Accessories- ‘Red Flame Red Based Orange’.

Tigers, today’ s inspiration board embraces the catwalk colour trend Ethereal White. This is where you say Ooooh,  aahhh and possibly wooooow  🙂

ETHEREAL WHITE

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#1 Pineapple Shower Curtain

#2 Lena Copper Coffee Table M&S

#3 Torso Bathmat Cold Picnic

#4 Henson Club Chair, Natural – Bungalow 5

#5  Dcor 140 Lili 13x13x21.5 Indoor Table Lamp – Gold

#6 The Urban Tiger The EYE Art Print & The EYE Printable Art Download

Pintrest Carolina Herrera Catwalk  pin- courtesy of  Kinky Potion Portion

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Quite Lux…classic + kool!  This tone is defo to add a Spring Clean vibe to any room . Don’t be afraid to be playful…this is not a colour where you can get it wrong. Perfect for peeps who wanna  create a gallery style or gallery ready space.

Head over to our FaceBook Page to share your thoughts on this inspiration board. Is Ethereal White  your colour?

The next inspiration board….

will be Niagara Denim Blue.

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Until next time.

S.x

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🌴 #1 HOME ACCESSORIES INSPIRATION- THIS SEASON’S RED FLAME BASED ORANGE

Hey there Tigers…

In the last post I talked about a simple way of  injecting more of YOU into your home  with this season’s catwalk colour trends. In this post I will give you a guide on how to do just that. Below is the 1st of three  Home Accessories Colour  Inspiration Boards. I put  together all three boards by selecting three colour pallets from 2017 Spring Summer catwalk color trends

Ok dude here is the #1st colour inspiration

RED FLAME BASED ORANGE

 

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#1 Jay Import Waverly Savoy Coral 16-Piece Dinner Set

#2 The Urban Tiger  DAY 072 ‘Long Horn’ Art Print  &  ‘ Long Horn’ Instant  Art Printable download

#3 Metal Garden Foot Stool

#4 Luke Edward Hall Sketched Safari Tillie Chair

#5  Eames Molded Plastic Armchair With Dowel Base

#6 Sourpuss Clothing Skull Planter

Pintrest Christian Siriano pin- courtesy of  Pheebs Sea 

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This is a really kool, bold colour to experiment and have fun with.  It will defo add some  Spring Summer sizzle into your home. Keep it simple peeps!  Use it at a minimum as it is an attention grabbing colour. Great for peeps who wanna make a bold statement about who they really are!

Head over to our FaceBook Page to share your thoughts on this inspiration board. Is Red Flame Based Orange your colour?

The next inspiration board….

will be Ethereal White.

Until next time.

S.x

The Urban Tiger- Helping Peeps in pursuit of independent freedom feel confident, organised, supported with Statement JewelleryHair AccessoriesHome Dècor