@StyledByAfrica POP-UP Garden Party


International African blogger duo Kiran and Alae from @StyledByAfrica are paying one of their many home countries, Zimbabwe a visit. In an effort to fundraise for a Zimbabwean Leadership Organisation. Also getting creatives mingling in one place on a beautiful Sunday.

They won an award at the UnLtd “Just Do It” awards and got a Virgin Media Pioneer prize to travel with Richard Branson to India. They are getting international recognition and so far from their Facebook are enjoying being in Harare.

Set up by two young women Kiran Yoliswa and Alae Ismail who are passionate about supporting local creative brands in Africa, SBA is excited to start its journey in Zimbabwe this December.

This event is going to be fashion +++ event; no other place are you going to get to live performances by Ammarra Brown, Davina Green and Monkey Nuts perform with Local DJs for FREE or $3.00 if you come in after four.

Sunday 23rd Stonechat Lane no. 16a is where it is at
Sunday 23rd Stonechat Lane no. 16a is where it is at

To celebrate local talent and dedicated to helping local creative industries thrive , Styled By Africa is bringing together an exclusive collection of creative businesses for a summer garden party of shopping, live music, foods and music.

Shopaholics come and get your fix from a selection of fashion designers, artisan producers, foodie entrepreneurs and glamorous gifts, and for everyone else there will be plenty of music , food & drinks  to go round.

This day of fun & games is raising funds for Zimbabwean youth leadership organisation ‘Lead Us Today’.

COVER CHARGE: FREE before 1600hrs and $3.00 after 1600hrs

What to wear

Now since this is a free before 1600hrs and cheap after 1600hrs (I mean 3 dollars won’t buy a decent Chicken Inn Meal). A few ideas are popping in my head on the appropriate dress code.

Shoes

Wearing shoes that are easy to walk in is a must. So put away those stiletto platforms that might cause a heart attack when you miss a step or almost stumbled on a protruding rock/paver. Either go bright coloured wedges or Espadrille wedges that are earthy. Those would be my recommendation.

Nine West Orange Summer platform
Nine West Orange Summer platform
Nine West 2011 collection Espadrille
Nine West 2011 collection Espadrille

If you must wear flat shoes because of your personal reasons and preference, I would recommend you were flats that have character and are on trend. I would opt for glittery flats, be it pumps/sandals.. have a statement shoe that will make you look comfortable but not too comfortable.

Glitter Pumps
Glitter Pumps

Outfit

The easiest choice would be dark jeans and a clean tshirt. However if you want to know what I would recommend would be a jumpsuit in cotton OR a summer dress. The jumpsuit has to suit you, not all body types can get away with it. A summer dress can suit any body type.

Farai Simoyi Abstract Floral Dress
Farai Simoyi Abstract Floral Dress
Woolworths SA romper
Woolworths SOUTH AFRICA romper

So I hope you can come join in the fun in an effort for a greater cause and network with local and international creatives with Zimbabwean roots.

xxx

Robin

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