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

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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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).

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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).

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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

Tucker by Gaby Basora

Tucker x Mo Saique

Gaby Basora from Tucker started out as a costume designer and stylist before launching her own label in 2006. Her entrepreneurial spirit, her obvious talent and eye for fashion are a real inspiration. So we were very happy to collaborate with Tucker on their latest lookbook. The designs fit seamlessly together: our bold, high heeled shoes from SS16, and her fantastic prints and precious fabrics. This makes us even more excited to launch our spring collection officially!

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Tucker by Gaby Basora

3 outfits that will make Christmas party dressing a breeze

Winter holidays are all about red, and we just happen to love red shoes. So we have no problem wearing our favourite red heels with all the glitter and aplomb that’s reserved for Christmas and New Year’s. Today, we’re sharing 3 outfit ideas that we hope will inspire you to up your shoe game and let yourself shine:

Office holiday party
For an office holiday party, we recommend sticking with the tried and true classics: little black dress, red pumps and beige coat. Of course, you should have a little fun with your accessories: try a watch and bracelets set and a pair of bigger earrings, and don’t forget your best friend: red lipstick.
Christmas party
For a fashionable, stylish Christmas party, create an outfit that mixes sex appeal with ingenuity. We love the contrast between the demure pussybow blouse and the hot ponyskin sandals! Add even more glamour with a golden skirt, giraffe bracelet, embellished clutch and always, tons of glitter.
Family Christmas
For a Christmas spent at home, with your family, always choose comfort! Think boyfriend jeans, ankle boots and an embellished sweater, and you’ll get a chic outfit that you can still eat and relax in.
Happy holiday dressing!
3 outfits that will make Christmas party dressing a breeze