MO SAIQUE X Ethologie SS17

Ethologie SS17

In what seems like no time, Fashion Week is here again! London these days is filled with fashionable folks running from one show to the other, and we’re happy to be once again part of this amazing event. MO SAIQUE shoes have paired with the Ethologie’s SS17 collection, which was shown on September 18th in the fashion capital we call home. Our Kayla and Kaiserin shoes were present on the runway, as well as styles from older collections, such as Helen, Hero or Hakuun.

The Ethologie collection, designed by Jasper Garvida, was inspired by Henri Rousseau’s painting “Tiger in a Tropical Storm“, and especially the beauty of the landscape portrayed. The collection takes the mix of fragility and strength from this painting, translated through braids and stitches that are applied to silk like an armor.

See the whole collection on Vogue.

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MO SAIQUE X Ethologie SS17

8 looks to steal this summer

It can be a little difficult to stay stylish when the heat becomes unbearable, but we still think it can be done! And we’ve been eyeing some really good outfits that we think will inspire you. Here are 10 looks to steal this summer, directly from street style stars and celebs:

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1. We love the cute mustard romper Solange is wearing! With a skinny belt, sandals and stylish cat-eye sunglasses, the singer is ready for a bike ride, but also for an impromptu cocktail. (photo source)

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2. Another way to wear flat sandals and looking more than put together! The midi checkered skirt is paired with a plain white t-shirt and a mysterious hat, just what you need in the summer sun. (photo source)

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3. This relaxed jumpsuit is the essence of comfort! With a pair of blue heeled shoes, it’s instantly transformed into a stylish look worthy of date night or happy hour. (photo source)

9 looks to steal this summer  | MO SAIQUE

4. Sometimes, it’s as easy as pairing a simple, white shirt with a statement skirt and heels. No further accessories needed. (photo source)

9 looks to steal this summer  | MO SAIQUE

5. When even a dress seems like too much trouble, try Leandra Medine’s solution: beautiful scarves tied together! She paired hers with brogues and a colorful clutch, plus her charming big smile. (photo source)

9 looks to steal this summer  | MO SAIQUE

6. A flowy, polka dotted maxi dress is airy and dreamy, but it’s also a big fashion statement if you pair it with the proper heeled sandals and a cool clutch. And, of course, sunglasses! (photo source)

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7. Printed wide leg pants look their best with wedge sandals that make your legs super long! We love how this gal styled hers with a knotted strapless tote and the cutest basket bag. (photo source)

9 looks to steal this summer  | MO SAIQUE

8. How fun is Caroline Issa’s printed maxi dress? She might as well be headed for the beach on a tropical vacation! (photo source)

8 looks to steal this summer

African Fashion Designers in Elle France

Adua Dabanka of MO SAIQUE

Photo: Ophélia Wynne

“Their roots go from Niger to South Africa, and they draw wildly creative, stylish and desirable fashion. Today they live in the capital of Great Britain. But why there?” This is the question that Elle France raises in an article in the May issue, London, the African Renewal. We’re pleased to have been involved and interviewed for the feature, which you can read in its entirety here.

Londres, le renouveau africain

James shoes available here

African Fashion Designers in Elle France

The best shoes from Fashion Week AW16

Another Fashion Week has come and gone, and once again, we couldn’t help but focus on the shoe show. Autumn-winter is an exciting season because it comes with lots of possibilities: boots, ankle boots, pumps, even sandals for the warmer areas. These were the shoes that caught our eye this time, making the last days of THIS winter more bearable:

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These are by Alexander McQueen, and they feature pink fluffy faux fur insoles, painted florals and metallic inserts. Such a great way to combine contrasting textures and themes!

Best shoes from Fashion Week AW16 | MO SAIQUE

These are also by McQueen, we’re in love with the ethereal feather front and the super-soft, delicate shade of pink.

Best shoes from Fashion Week AW16 | MO SAIQUE

Versace designed these super edgy, angular pumps with a metallic heel, but made them slightly softer with the use of pastel colours.

 

Best shoes from Fashion Week AW16 | MO SAIQUE

These Rodarte ankle boots speak on so many levels! We love thepatchwork, the frills and the architectural red heel.

Best shoes from Fashion Week AW16 | MO SAIQUE

Fendi is on to something with that quilted conical heel! And we can’t get enough of those ruffles and the delicious peach colour.

Photos from Vogue.com. More picks on our Pinterest.

The best shoes from Fashion Week AW16

Our new SS16 collection is out!

Mo-saique shoes SS16 collection

We’re very excited to announce that our spring-summer 2016 collection, “Hessian”, is now available in our online store! The new collection is a mix of styles and materials, including beautifully soft leather, pony skin, and 100% recycled burlap from coffee bean sacks. Women today are no longer just punk, just romantic, just classic, just girly – they are a combination of all. We now have the freedom to mix all those things together, and the SS16 collection reflects just that.

There are seven brand new styles available to shop now, each one in a few colour combinations, as well as a new colour version for our customer favourite James sandal. You can see and shop all of theme here, and, as always, we’re available for inquiries at shop@mo-saique.com.

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Our new SS16 collection is out!

Beautiful illustrations by Niki’s Grove

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It may seem like the world of fashion illustration is supra-saturated. But then you see Nicholle Kobi’s work at Niki’s Grove and you change your mind. The French-Congolese artist is based in Paris, and she started as a child. She thinks it’s easiest to draw people who look like herself, so she’s always been attracted to drawing black women and African fashion.

You can see more of Niki and her work on Instagram, and some of her illustrations are available as prints or printed objects on Etsy.

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Beautiful illustrations by Niki’s Grove

5 outfit ideas for winter

Winter is maybe one of the most difficult seasons to dress for. Sure, at first it’s super fun to layer and get cozy. But it gets boring really quickly. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are 5 winter outfits that are both warm and stylish:

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1. We love the long, cozy blue coat against a pair of neutral pants and super comfortable sneakers. The blue socks and the big smile just add to the beauty of this look. (image via WWD)

5 outfits to try this winter | MO SAIQUE

2. A regular pair of jeans, a pretty pair of heeled ankle boots, and a faux fur coat make a simple, yet super stylish outfit for winter (image via Harper’s Bazaar).

5 outfits to try this winter | MO SAIQUE

3. All white may not sound like a good idea in winter, but we think it is! Pair with a sexy neutral heel and you’re good to go (image via Syvie Mus).

5 outfits to try this winter | MO SAIQUE

4. These colors are amazing together! The printed coat over a white turtleneck, burgundy pants and flats are everything (image via Asiyami Gold).

5 outfits to try this winter | MO SAIQUE

5. Julia Sarr Jamois impresses in a pair of flared crop jeans, loafers, and fun, colorful accessories such as a pink bag, red sunglasses and faux fur stole (image via We Are the Tempted).

 

5 outfit ideas for winter