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About a week ago, I had the opportunity of joining The Istituto Italiano Di Cultura for an exclusive fashion masterclass at Sandton Sun Hotel Conference room. The masterclass was presented by special guest, professor Eugenia Paulicelli who is from Queens College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. Eugenia made her way to South Africa in celebration of Italian Design Day 2019, which is celebrated every year in many different cities around the world. Different fields of design are celebrated, from interior, graphic design, to architecture. This year, in Johannesburg South Africa, the particular celebration is focused on Italian Fashion. As part of the celebration, you have until the 7th of April to journey through Sandton City’s Diamond walk to see some of the most spectacular Italian designer dresses dating back to the 1980s. Now back to fashion masterclass. I found it to be quite an insightful…

August being the month in which we celebrate women’s day, I’ve decided to collaborate with JIDEKA, a fashion label owned and run by a strong black woman by the name Pamela Ifeneme. Through our conversation, I could feel how genuine her love for fashion and how much she values expression through fashion. Here’s a short interview I conducted to get further intel on JIDEKA the brand, as well as the phenomenal woman behind it. In between all the action, I’ll be giving you a look into some of her pieces, one of them being the Nene Ruffle pants which I truly enjoyed. Black pants are an issential addition to anyone’s wardrobe, and it doesn’t hurt to play around with different designs. The ruffles from the knee down makes for unique feature to these snug fitting pants. [ Photographer: Simphiwe Mkhwanazi ] How did you come up with the name JIDEKA? My Ibu name…

Considering that I’ve been in Johannesburg for nearly half a year already, I still have a lot of hidden gems to discover in the city. One of the jewels I discovered not so long ago with one of my friends was the Circa Gallery in Rosebank. In as much as it’s so popular on Instagram and the stunning pictures people take on the famous spiraling staircase, I had to go explore it for myself. What I loved about the space was how it wasn’t like any gallery I’ve ever seen before. They really push the envelope in how they present the art to evoke emotion and any thought process in ones mind really. From paintings on the wall, an overhead projector telling a story on another wall to large structures right in the middle of the room. Furthermore, there are levels to this gallery… LITERALLY! “The most eye-catching aspect of…