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WORDS / Friday / July 14th, 2017

My FULL Work History – From A Not So Glamorous Start To A Girl Boss

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I’ve been blogging for a really long time. So long I actually surprised myself, because since I was really young I got bored so easily and went through every phase under the sun. Through documenting so much over the past seven years I’ve come to know a few things about myself and my peers, and if you share those common traits or you’re feeling a little lost career-wise, this may just help you feel little less alone or surprise you in hearing my story. Times are tough in the job market, and they have been for a while. I know so many educated people who just can’t find work. I’ve heard of so many parents getting frustrated at their young-adult kids because they paid for their education and they just can’t get their careers started. It’s so easy to think myself or others get it easy or have always had life figured out, but so often there’s a whole side of people’s lives or history that’s not as fabulous as their Instagram feed. But I’m here to confirm, life really doesn’t work in a fabulous way. (more…)


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WORDS / Monday / July 10th, 2017

Huawei P10 Smartphone: A Great Phone for Instagrammers? – A Camera Test by Malick

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Hey everyone, Abdul-Malick here. You guys might know me as Aqeelah’s husband and also the guy behind the lens of Fashion Breed’s photography. That being said, Huawei sent us the latest Huawei P10 smartphone to try out, since they partnered with Leica to create a powerful camera. We receive a lot of questions asking about the images we create, with one of them being which phone is a great option for a newbie Instagrammer, we decided to put the Huawei P10 camera to the test to answer your question. With Huawei aiming to live up to their reputation of being the “Master of Portraiture Photography”, and Leica having a reputation as the world’s best lens-maker, naturally, I was pretty excited to try and shoot some typical Instagram content with this phone.

 

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WORDS / Thursday / July 6th, 2017

Statement Earrings You Should Totally Try

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Statement earrings have been major for quite some time now, and I recently picked up these four pairs which I’ve been rotating with so many of my outfits, especially when they seem a little lacklustre. I’ve always been a statement earring kinda girl and years ago I would head to the Indian trade fairs when they would come to Cape Town because they always had the biggest and most OTT earrings you could possibly imagine! Thankfully, a girl doesn’t have to make seasonal missions anymore or always wear something that big for an impact. (more…)


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WORDS / Friday / June 23rd, 2017

Am I Coloured Enough? : Making Headlines Beyond My ‘Light Skin’ Privilege

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This past weekend in the spirit of Youth Day in SA, I made the front page headlines for an article on successful young South Africans. Guys, I work so hard and so honestly, if I do say so myself. This article really made me feel great and felt like an honest reflection of who I am today. 2017 has seen as much professional growth for me as personal growth. I’ve really stayed in my lane, been unapologetically myself, taken baby steps toward all-round success and happiness in every area in my life and it feels incredibly good. (more…)


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WORDS / Thursday / March 9th, 2017

Save the Date: Fashion Breed & Friends Charity Sale!

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So I’ve been hinting about this sale for ages over social media and finally, thanks to the phenomenal women at HomeMade CPT, the event has come together and we can tell you all about it!

ABOUT THE EVENT:

I will be selling over 200 fashion and beauty items, both new and gently used, and I will be joined by two of my favourite local brands, Minimal Exposure and Street Lines Apparel. The entry fees and a percentage of all our sales will be donated to those in need in Syria. Changing rooms and card facilities will be available too, so come ready to shop!

I’m so excited to do this, not only for a good cause but because I’ll get to meet you guys, something I haven’t been able to do for a while on a bigger scale. I am often sent so many fashion and beauty press packages which I don’t get to wear/use very often/at all. From high-end to low end fashion, footwear, perfumes and make-up for days, I know they’ll be in a much better forever-home with you!

We’ll also be doing a clothing drive on the day for the homeless of Cape Town, so feel free to bring along items to donate.

So here’s all the info you need:

Date: 25 March 2017
Time: 11AM – 4PM
Address: Durham Studios 97 Durham Avenue, Salt River, Cape Town
Entry Fee: R20 at the door or pre-pay/make a donation by emailing hello@homemadecpt.co.za, where you will be directed further.

Looking forward to hanging out with you all for a good cause!

xx

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