James Dean Inspired

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One of the biggest trends in street style this season is denim on denim, so I decided to a look post after finding this sick denim jacket from Zara.

One of my biggest style icons ever has got to be James Dean- the quintessential rebel, who always pushed limits in life as well as in fashion.

My look was inspired by him and I went for a very retro vibe. And can I just say that this is by far my favourite look thus far.

The jacket has all these cool badges on and makes the jacket more exciting. And what better way to finish the look than with a skinny faded jeans from Diesel.

This year it’s all been about street style and I think I’m slowly adapting and focusing more on it than anything, because it’s so edgy and I get to push boundaries.

My best friend and photographer Layla Shaik and I love shooting at buildings with glazing and my favourite place to shoot at is Keyes in Rosebank. Here’s what we came up with.


  
  
  

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NYFW INSPIRED STREET STYLE

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Not too long ago, yet another successful fashion week was held in New York. And after seeing some really amazing street style shots I decided to do my very own NYFW inspired street style shoot, except mine was done in Sandton.

It’s amazing how a little wind, some yellow cabs and some skyscrapers can instantly make you feel like you’re in another city. If I hadn’t mentioned to you that this shoot was done in Sandton, you probably would’ve thought it really was done in NYC haha!

There’s something about a suit that just makes you feel important. You’re noticed more easily and many people stop and stare out of curiosity to see what it is you’re up to.

For this shoot I partnered up with Kurt Geiger and The Dapper Toad. And I came up with this fresh look. I love how a simple pocket square and floral lapel pin can transform your suit jacket and instantly make it more stylish. If you haven’t already, you should definitely have a look at @thedappertoadsa for all you dapper needs.

Suit (Jacket) : Kurt Geiger

Shirt: Zara

Chino: Kurt Geiger

Lace up shoes: Kurt Geiger

Sunglasses: Aldo

Accessories: The Dapper Toad
  
  
  

THE LAST OF WINTER FALL

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As we now enter a new season (Spring) I decided to do one last post for a Winter inspired look. Over the past few days I have been inspired to give my blog a minimalist approach, by focusing on whites, blacks and mostly neutral tones. You’ll even notice my blog has a new logo and design.

The reason for this is I am slowly adapting my style and want my blog to reach new levels. For my avid readers you can expect more consistent posts and content that hopefully will keep you inspired. I am hoping to work with more brands and share my vision with you.

Coming back to this winter look, I just had to show you this lapel winter coat I got from Zara. It’s really warm and also really trendy. Usually I would go for a collared shirt, but the weather was relatively warm which is why I decided on one of my favourite white tees- the famous YSL fitted tee everyone asks me about. I got this as a gift from one of my family relatives who brought it back from her travels to Dubai.

You’ll also notice I’ve been wearing ‘smart’ trousers which are very in at the moment and I got these on sale at Topman. They are really comfortable and pretty much work with anything. I also decided on my metallic Air Force Nike sneakers which I got from Sheshsa.

I am hoping that I will get more posts published in the near future and bring new and exciting content every week. If you are a regular reader on my blog please click on the follow button below and you’ll never miss a post again.

Photographed by Laylashaikphotography at Nelson Mandela Square Sandton.

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DAPPERED IN KURT GEIGER

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If you know me by now, you’ll know that I like to be different from everyone else. I like to create my own unique style. This is why I went for something completely different in this look post.

Usually most people will go for the conventional white and blue or blue and blue. However, I decided that I’d go for burgundy and blue and the results speak for themselves. Don’t get me wrong white and blue and blue and blue work well, but who says you have to do what everyone else does?

I felt really sophisticated in this suit, it’s got a different feel to it. I also fancied my Ted Baker brogues which gave the look an extra touch of sophistication. What I love most about the jacket, is that it can be worn with the trouser as a full on suit or in a slightly less formal style with a pair of jeans or chinos.

This shoot was done in a street in Parkhurst by the lovely Laylashaikphotography.

Suit: Kurt Geiger

Belt: Gucci

Sunglasses: Zara

Brogues: Ted Baker


  

  

IN SPACES BETWEEN

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I know it’s been ages since I last posted, but this year has been crazy for me. This is nearly the end of my campus career and I have to turn all my attention to my studies.

Nevertheless, my friend Zeenat from Pursuing Pictorialism contacted me not too long ago to let me know that she would be travelling in Johannesburg. I was really happy because my previous two shoots were successful.

It’s actually a funny story the day we were supposed to shoot, it was a complete rush because I was  travelling back from Welkom. My shoot was scheduled to be at 4pm and I left Welkom at 1:30. I only reached Johannesburg at 3:30pm so the shoot got pushed to 4:30pm.

After all the stress I still managed to do a successful shoot. The reason I chose ‘in spaces between’ as my title was because she flew from Cape Town and I drove from Welkom, so Johannesburg was the ‘space’ that we met/shot haha.

For this look I tried to be as minimalistic as possible. I went for pastel colours that worked perfect with the background. A simple white shirt with a classic chino and a pair moccasins.

Sunglasses: RayBan

Shirt: Zara men

Skinny chino: Topman

Moccasins: Europa Art Shoes (Basic Sax)


  
  
  

Out On The Streets 

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2016- The best is yet to come. Keep updated for more look posts and anticipate better photography;)

SnapBack: New Era LA

Checkered shirt: Markham

Extra long Tee: Mr Price

Skinny Jeans: Zara

Sneakers: Nike Air Max

The shoot took place in 4th Avenue Parkhurst. Photo creds: Zeenat (PursuingPictorialism)


  

 

Contact: Zeenat Banderker (PursuingPictorialsm) for all your photography needs.