VMA's 2015

The 2015 Video Music Awards was as eccentric as everybody thought it would be. Not only did Miley Cyrus host the VMA’s, but the audience was entertained with over-the-top performances and a few crazy moments, like Kanye West who casually announced that he will be running for president in 2015, Justin Bieber staging his comeback and of course Taylor Swift debuting “Wildest Dreams”

Before I get to my favourite looks of the night, here is a complete list of the winners:

Video of the Year - Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"

Best Male Video - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"

Best Female Video - Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

Best Hip-Hop Video - Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda"

Best Pop Video - Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

Best Rock Video - Fall Out Boy, "Uma Thurman"

Artist to Watch - Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"

Best Collaboration - Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"

Video With a Social Message - Big Sean feat. Kanye West and John Legend, "One Man Can Change the World"

Best Art Direction - Snoop Dogg, "So Many Pros"

Best Choreography - OK Go, "I Won't Let You Down"

Best Cinematography - Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, "Never Catch Me"

Best Direction - Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"

Best Editing - Beyoncé, "7/11"

Best Visual Effects - Skrillex and Diplo feat. Justin Bieber, "Where Are Ü Now"

Song of the Summer - 5 Seconds of Summer, "She's Kinda Hot"

Nicki Minaj shows some skin in this super-sheer, boob-baring gold Labourjoisie gown which goes perfect with her skin tone.
Kylie Jenner in another chic Balmain mini dress.
I love this Nicolas Jebran textured nude pink mini dress that Demi Lovato wore. It is so flattering to her body shape and it gives her a fresh look. 
Vanessa Hudgens in this ethereal blush-colored Naeem Khan gown.
Hailee Steinfeld, the actress-singer, delivers in a crisp white Stella McCartney jumpsuit with a bold metallic choker.
The lovebirds are all smiles for this sweet candid (Chrissy wearing Marchesa, and John wearing Dior Homme).
Martha Hunt is undeniably sexy in a glittering black Georges Chakra dress.
Laura Marano wore a sleek Louis Vuitton clutch, and rocks a black Victoria Beckham dress with a metallic navy embellishment.
 Amanda Steele goes for a futuristic vibe in this two-piece printed skirt set.
Cara Delevingne wore fringed Saint Laurent mini.
The "Bad Blood" squad. 

Special Blog Post - Dawie de Kooker

Dawie de Kooker is a law student and rugby player at the North West University, Potchefstroom campus and also a finalist for Mr Miss Campus 2015 that will be held on the 13th of August. With various influences on his personal style, Dawie developed his own style and likes to look presentable at all times. He believes that how you feel about yourself is important and if you look good then you will feel good as well.

When I asked Dawie what his favourite clothing item was he said the following:
“Yes, I think in my situation - as in all careers – how you present yourself is very important. So indeed, I believe if you look good then you feel good, and you perform even better.”

This loyal, passionate and honest young man describes his personal style as classy, casual and unique with a dash of arrogance. With his outgoing personality Dawie the evening as it is a cooler time of day and he can dress up more. This guy knows what colours complement his skin tone and like to stick with the basics such as black, white, grey and blue.

Dawie is happy with his current style and likes to wear clothing that makes him stand out, being a natural leader, he is seldom part of the crowd, and this can clearly be seen in his fashion style. With studs like Justin Timberlake and David Beckham influencing his fashion style, Dawie is on the fashionable road of life. When shopping for clothing Dawie considers the cut and colour of the clothing items and how they complement his body shape – so the brand of the clothing is of little importance.

For Dawie’s look I decided to keep it fresh, simple and with some attitude. First of all I decided to use the denim joggers and pair that up with a printed muscle vest, light wash denim shirt and a Biker jacket in a tan colour – so that Dawie can do the layering effect with this look. I then decided to use the vintage Nike hi-top sneakers, grey cap and black club master sunglasses as the accessories for this look. Finish it off with some Boss fragrance and Dawie is ready for a busy day on campus.

Denim joggers available at Mr Price.
Printed muscle vest from RT available at Mr Price.
Light wash denim shirt from Sergeant Pepper available at Spree.
Biker jacket in a tan colour from K7Star available at Zando.
Nike blazer white premium vintage hi-top sneakers available at Zando.
Mammoth grey cap from Ice Age available at Spree.
Black club master sunglasses available at Markhams.
Boss bottled EDP available at  Woolworths.

If you are in the Potchefstroom area makes sure to not miss out on the Mr & Miss Campus next week and support Dawie with this spectacular event.


(All the clothing items used in this blog post is available at the following stores)

WGSN Update - Menswear - Graceful

For today’s WGSN inspired menswear update I decided to quote Isham Sardouk:

“This season’s overarching theme “Disrupt To Innovate” invites us to challenge the way we think and to walk away from linearity
in order to provoke disruptive innovation.
Disruptive innovation is not just about the “new”. It’s a discovery, a breakthrough – a creative milestone – that not only disrupts the norm and
changes the game, but also creates a paradigm shift that leaves its competition and predecessor looking obsolete.
The new science of the brain is predicting that a computer could achieve the complexity of the human brain by 2030. Adding to
this unnerving prediction, Google recently acquired DeepMind, an artificial intelligence start-up, and is aiming to create a new form of AI
known as “deep learning” that will embed computers with biological thinking.
The debate as to whether we use 10% or 100% of our brain continues. Regardless of what the reality may be, we are all capable
of disruptive innovation; we just have to push ourselves to look beyond the familiar and question why we continue to do the same
thing over and over in the same way. Of course, we are creatures of habit, but it’s in the letting go that the magic really happens. Creating
new tensions with new elements, dislocating standard procedure and allowing new thoughts to enter into the creative process is
where creativity really thrives.
Our four Megatrends for S/S 16 were built around the same principle: the concept of odd marriages to create new aesthetics. In
Monumental, futurism is paired with primitivism where Neolithic structures are voluminous and polished at the same time. In
Visceral, we let the active sport influence flirt with a darker world of light and fantasy, while Sartorial continues the homage of
etiquette dressing yet turns it upside down, adding a fun quirkiness and a bolder stamp. Moving into softer territory, Graceful is the
marriage of the fragile and pure, a beautiful combination that oscillates between the dainty and delicate.
Dare to disrupt, dare to innovate!”


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