NEOBANTU

I first learned about NeoBantu on an Instagram post.  I was captivated by what I saw -  a voluminous high-low skirt with mouthwatering color combo and prints that looked all to familiar but from a far distant land from my past.  Going through more of the pieces I realized this brand is onto something. I contacted the founder of NeoBantu to learn more about the brand and take a peak at her collections; she was kind enough to have me over her studio. Tendai, shared with me her vision of creating the line for a woman who is  fearless in her choice of aesthetics and not afraid to try something new. In my opinion when creating a piece using African fabric, half of your job is done as the vibrant color and pattern set the tone already. The key lies upon the choice of aesthetics and execution which NeoBantu's collection has all that element figured out. I also had a chance to see few of the upcoming holiday pieces, all I have to say is, it is worth ditching your cliche sequence dress for. It was such a pleasure to get to know this brand and I will be closely watching as this brand blossoms.

I first learned about NeoBantu on an Instagram post. I was captivated by what I saw – a voluminous high-low skirt with mouthwatering color combo and prints that looked all to familiar but from a far distant land from my past. Going through more of the pieces I realized this brand is onto something. I contacted the founder of NeoBantu to learn more about the brand and take a peak at her collections; she was kind enough to have me over her studio. Tendai, shared with me her vision of creating the line for a woman who is fearless in her choice of aesthetics and not afraid to try something new.
In my opinion when creating a piece using African fabric, half of your job is done as the vibrant color and pattern set the tone already. The key lies upon the choice of aesthetics and execution which NeoBantu’s collection has all that element figured out. I also had a chance to see few of the upcoming holiday pieces, all I have to say is, it is worth ditching your cliche sequence dress for. It was such a pleasure to get to know this brand and I will be closely watching as this brand blossoms.

THE JUMPSUIT ISSUE

Some of my mainstays in my closet that don't ever go out of style to me are my jumpsuit/overall and leather/ denim jackets. I have neglected my jumpsuits for far too long and I am falling back in love with them again.  As if my collection in my closet was not enough,  I hit up Ebay to see what vintage pieces I can find.  It wasn't too surprising to find quite an impressive selection of sellers and was fully consumed with the bidding and shopping process - it turned out to be a fun project for the summer haha

Some of my mainstays in my closet that don’t ever go out of style to me are my jumpsuit/overall and leather/ denim jackets. I have neglected my jumpsuits for far too long and I am falling back in love with them again. As if my collection in my closet was not enough, I hit up Ebay to see what vintage pieces I can find. It wasn’t too surprising to find quite an impressive selection of sellers and was fully consumed with the bidding and shopping process – it turned out to be a fun project for the summer haha

This floral harem jumpsuit is by far my favorite. For one it combines my two loves for harem & jumpsuit and I was sold the moment I laid my eyes on it. There was no chance that anybody else was going to outbid me on this one piece goodness. After a tortures wait for few days, I was the winner. Though it is a statement piece by itself I added my cascade pearl necklace along with my barely there strappy heels to make it feminine.

This floral harem jumpsuit is by far my favorite. For one it combines my two loves for harem & jumpsuit and I was sold the moment I laid my eyes on it. There was no chance that anybody else was going to outbid me on this one piece goodness. After a tortures wait for few days, I was the winner. Though it is a statement piece by itself I added my cascade pearl necklace along with my barely there strappy heels to make it feminine.

Second is the ever comfortable orange jumpsuit which may or may not make me look like the new cast member of Orange is the New Black :) paired with my most treasured chocker from the 70's keeping strappy sandal consistent.

Second is the ever comfortable orange jumpsuit which may or may not make me look like the new cast member of Orange is the New Black :) paired with my most treasured chocker from the 70′s keeping strappy sandal consistent.

Last but not  least is the flight suit from the 70's -even though it's not an ideal piece for the toasty summer in Dallas, I can't wait for Fall to come to make this baby my main outfit.

Last but not least is the flight suit from the 70′s -even though it’s not an ideal piece for the toasty summer in Dallas, I can’t wait for Fall to come to make this baby my main outfit.

STRIPES & POLKADOTS

Stripe dress is one piece all women need to have in their closet for those days you are unsure of what to wear. It's easy to make it look professional and polished with a black blazer or if you opt out for a more funkier look polkadot blazer would do. You can also loose the blazer and pair it with Birkenstock like sandals  or my choice will be a pair of Supergas for a more current yet casual look. Talk about versatile piece. I had the pleasure of attending Ellie Kai's trunk show few weeks back in Dallas. I loved the vibrant color, rich pattern and the easy care fabric of their collection. What I find fascinating the most is that you can totally customize your order. You can choose the style and fabric you desire and they will make that just for you. How cool is that?!

Stripe dress is one piece all women need to have in their closet for those days you are unsure of what to wear. It’s easy to make it look professional and polished with a black blazer or if you opt out for a more funkier look polkadot blazer would do. You can also loose the blazer and pair it with Birkenstock like sandals or my choice will be a pair of Supergas for a more current yet casual look. Talk about versatile piece.
I had the pleasure of attending Ellie Kai’s trunk show few weeks back in Dallas. I loved the vibrant color, rich pattern and the easy care fabric of their collection. What I find fascinating the most is that you can totally customize your order. You can choose the style and fabric you desire and they will make that just for you. How cool is that?!