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LULEA: Luxury with a Purpose
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Luxury is often associated with exclusion. However award-winning, internationally acclaimed premium leather and accessories designer, Edmond Chesneau, has had a different approach to the craft. The master craftsman was inspired to start Luxury Leather Africa (LULEA) and the ‘Centre of...
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TDS Top Style Picks
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We’ve past the mid mark of the year where all the months start to blend together and next thing you know the Christmas trees are up; reminding you of all the shopping you still haven’t done. Gasp. But in-between, we...
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Model Behaviour part II: Letoya’s top tips 
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Listen up models. Letoya Johnstone is here to give you that all important advise that agencies charge a pretty penny for. Your mission if you choose to embrace it is to shine at your next casting call and well beyond...
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Body Talk
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“You can never be too rich or too thin.” ~ Wallis Simpson. In the luxurious world of fashion, that seems to be the ultimate dream with the latter putting the models through physical and psychological hell. In an August 2015...
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Here’s why we need models…
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“Models are just glorified clothes hangers.” This is a popular phrase that has been used by audiences, stylists and even high profiled models such as Twiggy. There’s a lot of debate if modelling can be considered a real profession; from...
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TDS Meets: Nancie Mwai
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Nancie Mwai. It’s impossible to get through a fashion blogging series without her name popping up a few times. For good reason of course. Her first blog, The Fashion Notebook, was the premier dive into the world of Kenyan fashion...
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Blogging to Success
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‘Do you have a blog’? That phrase has become one of the go-to questions at interviews, casual meetings and get-togethers. Most of the time they don’t even wait for you to answer, as they yank out their phones to prepare...
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The beauty in being perfectly imperfect #MakeUpArtist
The beauty in being perfectly imperfect
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In every aspect of society, humans are encouraged to be conscious of their appearance. It is not just in the western culture where great value is placed on beauty but in every culture; Asia, Europe and Africa all have their...
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Storytelling through weaving and color AAKS Akosua Afriyie-Kumi Africa Feature Ghana - The Designers Studio
Storytelling through color and weaving with A A K S
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When you think of A A K S, you think weaving, comfort and bright colors. Here is a ‘weaved bag’ that takes these traditional cultural bags to a higher luxurious level. Making Africa and representing, in a beautiful manner, what this...
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The Journey to Perfection #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
The Journey to Perfection
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Throughout history, our society has been obsessed with the concept of beauty. Different civilizations in history have used various forms of cosmetics and even religious rituals to enhance beauty. In fact, in diverse cultures throughout the centuries, women have put...
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A Darwinian theory of beauty: the many layers of beauty #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
A Darwinian theory of beauty: the many layers of beauty
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For a couple of weeks now, we at TDS have been discussing make-up artists and  all things makeup. The makeup world is exciting because it touches on so many industries including fashion, TV, magazines and even theatre. In actuality for...
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Choosing a business name; tips and guidelines #Business Talk #TDSvoices
Choosing a business name; tips and guidelines
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Surprisingly, one thing that might drive you out of your mind as you plan out your fashion business is your business name. Choosing a business name is vital to the success of a business and can be quite stressful. Don't...
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Business Model Framework: choosing your business model #Business Talk #TDSvoices
Business Model Framework: choosing your business model
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An important decision that you will have to address as you start up your fashion business is choosing your business model. Different types of fashion business models suit different types of businesses. Generally speaking, a business is what you do,...
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BUYU launches a 35-day crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter for their Kyuso Collection of Luxury Travel Accessories
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On August 31st 2015, Buyu launched a Kickstarter initiative to raise $30,000 to finance the initial production of their new "Kyuso” collection of luxury travel accessories. The collection is called "Kyuso" in honor of the location of the women Buyu works with...
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