Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Style Watch: AfroPunk Music Festival

The annual AfroPunk Music Festival, held in Brooklyn, New York, celebrated it's 10 year run and brought about an event-filled weekend of live entertainment and music, dynamic art and crafts and an all around spirited environment.

This year's much anticipated affair bore an array of eclectic up-and-comers and well known acts. Amongst those included, Neo-Soul star D'Angelo and Zoe Kravitz' (Daughter of singer Lenny Kravitz) band, Lolawolf.

The festivals diverse crowd included numerous uniquely-trendy goers. Trends that were apparent amongst attendees included bold prints, tribal patterns, graphic prints and statement pieces.

Check out this year's AfroPunk Festival's chic guests below!

Let me know what you think of these looks below!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

New York Street Style: Brooklyn I Dream Fashion Show

This year's annual I Dream Fashion Show & Block Party was held in Brooklyn, NY.

This annually-held event is a lively gathering which draws fashion enthusiasts, models, make-up artists and designers alike to the fashion show. Started by Ms. Irene herself, the event was full of dainty fashionista's strutting their stuff both on and off the runway. Below is a snapshot of the event's host and MC sporting a bold, silk pattern jumpsuit.

Let me know what you think of this look!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

My Move To New York City!

I am back in the Big Apple- For good.

It is only fitting that a fashion enthusiast such as myself go on to follow suit at an educational career centered around the fashion industry. I have moved to the city that never sleeps as a fashion student studying at one of the most prestigious fashion schools in the city.

This move will bring about a major expansion and improvements for myself, and Chocolate Cashmere Closet. New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, so expect a plethora of feature posts on this blog. With anything from street style, direct fashion event coverage (such as New York Fashion Week), feature posts, interviews, style watch and much, much more!

Stay tuned for more and tag along with me for this incredible ride. You want want to miss a thing!

Monday, 4 August 2014

DIY Fashion: Ombré Shorts

Who says that following the hottest fashion trends has to be expensive?

You can indulge your love of fashion without creating a huge void in your wallet with this DIY fashion craft.
Find out below how you can make your very own, personalized tie-dye shorts that you will not want to part with this summer.
With Summer coming to a close, make use of what's left of it with this creative, fun ombré design. Find out how to below!

What You Will Need:
1) A Pair of Denim Jeans
2) Scissors
3) Household Bleach
4) Empty Spray Bottle
5) Tweezers (Optional)
6) Plastic Bags
7) Ruler (Optional)
1) Try your jeans on to determine your preferred length.
2) Lay your jeans flat on the floor. No creases.
3) From your determined length, cut an approximate 30 degree angle cut on one leg of the jeans from the inside of the jeans towards the outside. (Optional: You can use a ruler to draw a straight line on the jeans to use as a cutting guideline)
4) Once you have made your cut, flip the leg over onto the other leg of the jean for an identical cut.
5) Distress the jeans by running the blade of your scissors on the hem of the jeans and pluck the material with tweezers for an extra distressed look. (Optional: Cut slits near the pockets and distress the same way)
6) Fill a spray bottle with bleach.
7) Lay the shorts out onto the plastic bags for protection.
8) Spray genorous amounts of bleach onto the bottom half of the shorts.
9) Let the shorts dry over night. Once completely dry, wash shorts with cold water.

Let me know if you'll be trying out this fun, Summer design below!