Thursday, 3 July 2014

African Fashion + Designers!

The inspiring looks coming out of the continent of Africa and from fellow ex-pats are INCREDIBLE! Traditional prints and creative designs are giving fashion-forward men and women a reason to feel sexy and proud!!!!

Personally, mixing traditional prints with items I buy locally in Saskatchewan is a great way to highlight both aspects of my wardrobe!

Below are a few designers and items to share:

Botswana Fashionistas with their lovely colourful accessories - The Khoi Fro

Loved this collared-coat....very striking!

Also mixing contrasting prints has become a wonderful trend!!!

Kente cloth design print dress shirt

Traditional embroidered tunic shirts on wax printed old classic but with a modern slim fit

Ankara-style fabric in a playsuit design! Playsuits are becoming summer essentials for Lady J

African-print with solid colour for South African Fashion Week
Sober - Spring/Summer 2014

Also stay tuned for my upcoming highlights of AfroFest Regina over the weekend where I hope to catch more amazing African-inspired styles and cultural happenings:)

Lady J 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Style Watch: White Summer Dress

Hello all:

With summer approaching, I have embraced the trend of lightweight white summer dresses! They come in all different styles and fabrics including linen, cotton, polyester and even blended silk materials. I find that they also can be worn casually or formally with any trendy accessory!

    Check out a few styles here:

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Google Images 
Ready to go frolicking in the sun???

Lady J 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Sight-seeing in Toronto

Hi everyone:

I was away in Toronto, Ontario last week and would like to share some highlights with you! I went there to participate in the first-ever Black Canadian Awards 2014 as a Beauty Pageant Contestant representing Saskatoon! Check out all of the night's activities on my Official Contestant Website and Facebook fan pages!!!

In between my pageant activities, I was able to tour around Toronto with friends, view below:

The beautiful Eaton Centre #shopaholicsparadise with a lovely display of Canada geese!

After one of our famous shopping marathons, we settled on dinner at the "Amsterdam Brewhouse" by the Harbour facing Lake Ontario:

 Did some beer sampling with our meals:

My favourite was the very first glass on the far left called the "Big Wheel":

Another day, I spent touring around downtown Toronto and passed by The Distillery (Historical District) courtyard, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Building using the Toronto streetcars as my major use of transport throughout the trip!

The CN Tower tour was so much fun as well!!!

Oh Toronto what a slice it has been, I may come back again when my bank account gets replenished!!!


Lady J 

Friday, 30 May 2014

Midtown Plaza: Saskatoon Fashion & Design Festival 2014 (SFDF)

Hi fashionistas:

I am so proud of the Saskatoon Fashion & Design Festival, is here!!! With series of events happening all around town from Thursday May 29th - Sunday June 1st!!!

Scheduled events range from gorgeous fashion shows to meet-ups with the fashionable-set of Saskatoon:

May 30th: Hosted at "Green Ark Collected Home" (212 20th St. W.) SFDF and Momentum are presenting Fashion Illustrator Racheal Meckling's latest work and also an industry mixer to celebrate from 7-11pm!

May 31st: SFDF Runway Show - at the Mercedes-Benz Dealership (715 Melville Street). Tickets range from $45 - $150 | age 19+ | Doors open 8:30pm. 

June 1st: SFDF POSE - at the River Landing Amphitheatre (414 Spadina Cres. E.) Free Admission | 12Noon-5pm. This showcase will give those up and coming Saskatchewan designers a chance to get noticed by all!

On the other side of things, take a look at the highlights from the premier event yesterday, "SFDF In Fashion" at our local Midtown Plaza Mall: 

Wait! first let me take a #selfie (with fellow Fly Girl, Philemina on the left!)

Getting a fashion tutorial about mixing different looks with a floral-print dress:

Make-up and hair workshop to help you get that natural glow!

The fabulous crowd, taking in all of the action:


Our lady on the far right here, went home a raffle winner of very fashionable goodies:

Please feel free to stop by and say hello and also keep up with continued highlights by following me on Twitter!!!


Lady J 

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Foot Spa Night!

Hi lovies:

I got a beautiful invite to go to a "Foot Spa Night" hosted by Mary Kay of Saskatoon check out the highlights of the night:

My friend Gabby, just joined the team and is really making waves with her cute bubbly the bag!

Aaaahhhh the good life:

While our feet were getting a great hydrating soak, we settled in to listen to some very inspiring stories from a variety of consultants and why they got started with Mary Kay:

Of course the shopaholic in me, had to buy a Mary Kay "At Play" liquid eyeliner in Gold, can't wait to try it out:

And to top off the night we ended up eating chocolate for supper and yes tastes as delicious as it looks!!!

Ciao xoxo, 

Lady J

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Black Canadian Queen 2014 Journey!

 Hi all:  

What a wild ride 2014 has been, especially since a lot of my time has been spent promoting my Black Canadian Queen pageant campaign! It is getting close to the event date (June 7th) and I am getting to the end of my campaign, but I am giving one last PUSH! Here are ways to assist me in reaching my goals:

1)  DONATING to my Go Fund Me account (Special thanks to those who have!) There is just 12 hours left!!! 

2)  VOTING! for me as the Best Black Canadian Queen (Voting ends June 3rd 12am)

3)  VIEWING/LISTENING/SHARING my latest BCQ promotion on Spreecast with Chonilla (I come on at the 37min           mark)

4)  VIEWING/SHARING/COMMENTING/LIKING my YouTube video  (Currently at 150 views!!!!) and also my              social media links:

Official Contestant Website: Facebook Group:

Also you can use the following hastags:  #blackcanadians #blackcanadianqueen #BCA2014Thank-you, your support is GREATLY appreciated!  

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Living in Saskatoon:Free Flow Thursdays

Hey all,

For all professionals and business owners, living here in Saskatoon, there is a monthly event called "Free Flow Thursdays" put on my the Mane Productions team....on you guessed it....Thursday evenings. These networking events are a motivational way to chat with others looking to make meaningful business connections!

This time around it was at the Holiday Inn downtown and the dress-code was business casual so I opted for basic black slacks and an orangey-red bow blouse!!! It's becoming my signature look, those flirty bow blouses!!! Also check out my red/yellow/gold/blow string earrings for additional colour!

At the event I met a wonderful childern's book author, Marion Mutala who self-publishes her works about her family's Ukrainian heritage to educate kids as well as the adults who read to them about wedding, birthday and holiday traditions! *grins*

Also met up with the ladies of Saskatchewan Craft Council, Steph. C. (right) was a previous contact I made in my university days (too many years ago!), nice seeing her again!

 Look at that bustling room...

If you live in the city, I hope to see you next time:)

Lady J