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Fashions finest indeed!

Fashions finest indeed!

Fashions finest was started in 2010 by Deborah St Luis and is an leading event production company for fashion and entertainment in London. If you ask me it’s also a projectile for increasing diversity and launching new creative souls to the market, something they’ve mastered well throughout their years of establishment. I’ve been in contact with Deborah for many years always hoping to attend but unfortunately something always comes up if not my own fears as I’ve written about in a previous post readable by clicking here.

The fashion week shows took place in central London’s trendy Holborn area and offered both good and not so good showcasing designers. I’ll focus on the good because the world needs more of that!

My two favorite showcasing designers of Fashions finest shows SS19. However there were others with awesome designs as well, hopefully I can borrow photos from the organizer soon because it was hard to get good shots since the place was so full and no named seating arrangement.

Louisa Moody (UK)

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Misora Nakamori (Japan/France)

Other memorable moments!

See more on my Instagram and Facebook page, both named @iamayshajones ofc.

/Aysha

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London, fashion & missed opportunities…

London, fashion & missed opportunities…

Those of you who has followed me since way back aka my day ones, knows that I used to live in London for a short while in 2004. I went there straight from collage thinking I’d become the next Naomi, as did all skinny and somewhat tall black girls at that time. I became no Naomi and not even a Tyra, however I did fall in love with London and it was a bittersweet love indeed. I went home, pregnant and stopped modeling as such. Instead I had a wonderful baby boy (he’s not so wonderful now however being the tiny teenage monster he’s!) and became who I was supposed to be. Me. In all my glory. But I’ve always wanted a way back to London’s fashion scene and God all mighty gave me plenty of them but scared as I was I always found a way to hold myself back. This summer has been all about facing inner demons and taking a good look at myself to find some type of reconciliation with myself, people of my past and present. So that I, we may welcome the beauty of the future in peace, self control, self confidence and most importantly self love.

I thank my dear friend Samira and my stronghold Ous for pushing me to go. And most of all I thank my new manager and confident qween Yasmina for making it all happen for me, listening to my fears and then ignoring them completely in full faith of my inner strength that I myself forgot I had. Without you I wouldn’t have made this personal milestone a reality and I’m so happy to have you in my ring corner!

Here’s some photos of myself because I know what y’all really wanna see and read about is the shows, the glory and the glam. Which I’ll give y’all in tomorrow’s post but if you can’t wait til then go to my Instagram where I’ll post few glimpses on my stories. Find me on @iamayshajones as per usual babes!

By the way. Do something crazy today and then tell me all about it, let’s be savage together!

/Aysha

Ps. My jacket is from Zara, bought on sale 1 1/2yr ago I think #gotitforcheap cos we ain’t flexing like that!

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Not to cool to go back to school!

Not to cool to go back to school!

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End of august means a lot of things. End of a month, beginning of my birthday month (could be the most important meaning if you ask me!) but also the return of routines that comes with school and work. I love those routines, they’re much needed for a family like mine.

Another thing it means in my home is back to school and work shopping, for clothes, calendars and everything else!
Therefore I was so happy when my kids got to chose a pair of shoes each from one of our favorite shops Deichmann to wear for their first day of school. And they looked fab! I’m guessing I don’t need to tell you which shoes are now their favorite ones to wear for this fall right? Go to my Instagram to see some more photos of the shoes they picked out and which ones I got for myself!

Need some new shoes for school or work? Do have a look at Deichmann, they really do have a broad selection of high quality shoes including lots of known brands. I love the fact that my boys found several pairs which didn’t need tying, perfect for them as they struggle with tying laces!

Thank you Deichmann and Red & square.

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Not so black anymore?!

Everyone that knows me, or actually everyone that has met me more than twice must have noticed I mainly wear #AllBlack outfits and I’m a happy shameless owner of 101 black dresses. Or perhaps not exactly 101 but still more than I or anyone needs!

But in true summertime spirit I occasionally also wear bright, mostly pink or white, outfits and it sure was easier few years ago when I wasn’t so clumsy. Do you wear mostly black or perhaps more colorful ones? I’m actually liking the few white statement pieces I have in my wardrobe but doubt I’ll ever be ok with wearing colorful prints! And no, I’m not talking about ”African prints” because those I love and I’ll always stay true to my black diamond items…

This is what I wore the other day when my blog refused to let me post anything.

I doubt that they are available for sale as I got all items few years ago from Oxygen (jacket might be from In-tense.se) and the purple body is from a shop no one should buy from again… My wig is made by Scalp perfection and glasses from Firminio sthlm, bag from Hugo Boss. Go to my Instagram (click here for direct link) to see where my cute shoes are from, I bet you could never guess!

Pro hack tips of always being on point with your outfits:

  1. Keep you ”chill outfits” to a style and standard of others classy casual outfits, that way even when you are dressed down you will be on point!
  2. Plan ahead and keep a few ”ready made looks” for various occasions. Stressed outfits shows and can look messy once you are not as stressed as when putting it together…
  3. In case of doubt, new locations etc black is always black and a LBD has never failed nobody. Top it off with red lips!

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Decor, another type of beauty!

This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own and not by any way a effected of the collaboration at hand!

So as you who follows me on Instagram might have noticed (written it in my bio ICYMI) I’ve just became the ambassador of a interior design school called Inredningskurser.

I’m not sure how many of you knew I really like interior design so this may come as a surprise to some but to most it won’t. It’s a huge honor and with excitement that I start my journey towards another education within visual creativity!

The course I’m taking is a custom made one as I couldn’t decide on which one to take, typical me… Anyways, I’m taking their class certified interior designer and decorator /homestaging consultant in one and thought I’d share with you a little short summary of both.

Certified interior designer A online course for one year on halftime.

The course is very ”hands on”, ie you will work very practical with customers, collage, moodboards, color schemes, customer analysis, etc. to make you feel confident in your career when you’re done.

It consists of a six weeks optional trainee period and the school can help you find a place to intern at.

Once done and if you pass the certification test there’s a long list of various interior jobs you can fit for!

The course costs 38,000kr including VAT and one can make an installment plan through Klarna or pay the whole amount at once.

Decorator, homestaging consultant Online course for one year, halftime.

This course is aimed at those who want to work with interior design & homestaging professionally. During the course you will learn everything from coloring, lighting, furnishing, knowledge of how to work as an interior designer and how to create your own business.

The course costs 26,000kr including VAT and one can make an installment plan through Klarna or pay the whole amount at once.

As we’re going to do internship I’m in need of your help in finding a great place to do my internship at. Please send me your suggestions of interior design places or interior designers I could intern for. I’ll reward the person with a tip that leads to an internship with a surprise interior item, made by yours truly!

Follow me on my Instagram to see more of my daily student life and make sure to follow Inredningskurser.se too!

/Aysha

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All white inspo

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I love this time of the year as spring is here and summer, hopefully, is around the corner. Lots of events are taking place around the world and one can wake up to a bright sunny day!

If you are a graduate student you are on your way out to strive for your dreams and goals. But first a fab outfit to celebrate your successful years in school, and a party! Here’s a moodboard with wonderful outfits from Dennis Maglic that you may like. My favs?! Number two and three, I’m definitely getting those for this summer’s all white parties!

1. Valley playsuit / 2. Snow white dress / 3. Gigi dress white / 4. Daisy dress / 5. Neverland dress / 6. Bexley maxi set / 7. Blister dress / 8. Rising sun playsuit / 9. Short roxanne dress

/Aysha

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Pinkish home interior

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Since we seem to have a pink week, let’s go for the magic number and upload the third post of the week with a pinkish vibe…

Oh my how I love this, I wish I could re-do my living room like this! Whoever did this needs to call me. Do you like it?

 

1. HERE / 2. HERE / 3. HERE / 4. HERE / 5. HERE / 6. HERE / 7. HERE / 8. HERE / 9. HERE / 10. HERE / 11. HERE

I just bought a new sofa and I can’t wait for it to be delivered and spice up my living room. I just pray my kids don’t destroy it or spill on it! Will share some photos of my living room as soon as I can but for now do enjoy the tiny glimpses I share on my Instagram.

/Aysha

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Inspired by Kenza

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I’m searching for inspiration for a shoot with active wear and stumbled across these lovely designs that Kenza did for Puma. I’m on my way to order the set shown on Kenza but first wanna know if any of you have bought it, if so what’s the verdict?! If you want to see more of her collaboration click here or in the links below to get directly to the garments in the photo!

1. Sweatshirt / 2. Hoodie / 3. Cap / 4. Backpack / 5. Sport-bra / 6. Tights / 7. Sneakers / 8. Pink hoodie / 9. Top / 10. Trousers

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Heal your hearts sisters of mine

So is all hope lost?! Was the original name of the last post of this two post serie I did a while back. The first post, found by clicking here, was originally named “no you may not downgrade me!”. These where posted in March 2017, had to go in and cross check. Do let me know what you think of them, should I do more post like these two?! What was good or bad?! And thank you all for the sweet messages I’ve received over the past two posts of mine!

So what would they tell their younger selves if they had a chance?!

“I would tell myself at ages 5, 15 and 20 that I am fabulous the way I am” xxx

“Embrace your curves, fuck everyone who thinks you are fat.” Pandora Roa Brynildsen

“Girl you is popppiiin, dat melanin is poppin don’t worry. You got this!” Aeini Kutenbe

Viola is wearing a skirt from L’IMPERATRICE & L’HOMME (my brand).

So how do we change this ludicrous ideas of ourselves?!

1. Be your sister keeper, even when it doesn’t favor you! We must support our own in all ways, shapes and formats we can. White feminists must also acknowledge that even though the “enemy” is the same our struggles differs in ways crucial for them to voice out and not be offended by!

2. Be more critical of which (media) outlets you get your daily narrative from. “Now when I can choose my own media intake it really helps me.” /xxx

3. Choose your battles better/wiser and remember that just because you “woke af” everybody ain’t and there’s no shame in that either. “Bash the society that makes you believe that white is beautiful and not the person who can’t help they’ve been white washed.” /xxx

A perfect way to end this mini series about self love as a colored woman on women’s day is, according to me, by sharing this editorial that we made somewhat spontaneously a few weeks ago. My ego said I should practice what I preach and ask these magical ladies to join me and looking back at it I’m sure it was the perfect thing to do. We all represent different things yet we are the same. We are strong beautiful colored women who has overcome and shall keep overcoming anything in our way of loving, accepting and truly being ourselves!

Sue is waering ISA fashion

Viola is wearing ISA Fashion & turban from GamPlus clothing

Quotes to reflect upon!

“I don’t need to conform to any standard of beauty, I would rather stress the fact that loving yourself in and out is key for standing tall.” Sue Chintu

“Typical white girl; blonde with straight hair and blue or green eyes.” /xxx

“My definition of beauty never settles it occurs in different places and in all people” Aeini Kutenbe

“Other people’s recognition is not relevant.” Bethlehem Isaak

The photos in this post is taken by Amun-Re photography and was styled by me.

/Aysha Jones