So I am finally getting back into the swing of things. I have so much to share with you. I have been blogging since 2010 and I never quite knew what my motives where with the blog. I’ve since changed it, tried to end it and come back to it. Blogging for me is an outlet. It allows me to learn new skills, while being creative and sharing what I know.
So I wanted to do a 70s lookbook but on the day of shooting 2 out of the 5 outfits malfunctioned so I decided to simply share the beauty of the location I was shooting from.I have moved back to Swaziland. The mini lookbook was shot in Malkerns at the Malandela farm. I felt so free doing this and it pushed the boundaries of my comfort zone. It was hot and we were surrounded by grass (I have mild allergy to grass). Running in between sugar cane fields was interesting. The shoot featured my favourite 1970s inspired maxi dress from Wallis and my thrifted Dashiki top from Oxfam. This post will also feature my new hair colour ( yay me).
What I am hoping for you to take from this post is how to bring the 1970s into 2016 and not look dated.
Look 1: The Maxi dress
A maxi dress with a paisley print will give you an instant 70s look. You can also wear one with an ‘ethnic print’ or just abstract colours or motifs. My dress had the added kimono sleeves which gives the dress a more authentic 70s feel. Also do play around with headgear.
Body jewelry was very big in the 1970s. I went for a smokey eye which you can’t see because I sweated it off and a pink lip. Under normal circumstances you should not go for bold lips and bold eyes but the 70s where all about being bold and this makeup look works. You can also try a smokey eye with red or orange lipcolours. Dramatic eye shadow is another thing you can try.
This look would be perfect for a wedding, festival or when you feel whimsical and feminine.
Look 2: Wide leg Jeans
Nothing says the 70s like high waist wide leg jeans. I styled mine two different ways. With a crop top and a dashiki top. To make this look more authentic I added body jewelry and platform shoes. To complete the look wear your hair in an Afro and throw some hoop earrings in the mix. Over sized round or square shaped sunglasses will complete the look.
Photography credits : Tina Mbachu
I enjoyed putting this together. My hoe is that you can learn something from this post. Go forth and get your groove on.
Love and light