So we’ve been cultivating diversity in our Bombshell section, with stylistas and stylistos from India to Bermuda. Today we’re adding even more variety with Biko, a transgender designer and fashion stylist from Kenya:
She says, “My style is classic glam, reminiscent of the Hollywood golden age, or as my friends like to call it…Old Lady.”
“… I wear a lot of immaculate vintage pieces which I have been collecting for years.”
“… I find that the key to wearing vintage well is to have a good seamstress to alter everything to either fit you or become more modern.”
“… I mix vintage with high fashion pieces but they have to be classic…”
“… I detest trends and therefore, avoid buying trendy things because they don’t last for more than a season.”
” Besides, being trendy can be very expensive which is why trendy people tend to buy shop at H&M or other discount retail places, its very practical but I refuse to sacrifice quality for quantity.”
“Like I always say, ” Think about what you want your clothes to say about you before putting them on.”
“…For me its more about unapologetic glamour.”"
You’re beautiful! I’d love to play in your closet (or go vintage shopping with you!). See more of Biko’s style at www.lamutamu.com.
What do you think?
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