Why do men carry their partners’ handbag?

Disclaimer: I am not passing judgment on anyone, this is
purely my opinion.

This question has been on my mind for a while now and I
think it’s time for me to address it, almost
everywhere I go at least one guy is walking
around carrying his partners purse; I’m not referring to keeping the handbag
for a few seconds while the partner is doing something, I’m talking about
actually carrying the handbag around as if it’s his.

Is it because the handbag is heavy?
Or you are marking territory?
Testing whether he submits to you?

So, firstly I feel that it makes my husband seem like he is
my subordinate/slave if I’m not walking with anything and he is carrying my
bag.

Secondly I feel that if you as a woman
can’t carry your own bag you shouldn’t have a bag (a bag to me is a useful
fashion accessory and if my partner is carrying it, then it doesn’t compliment my
outfit so why the need for it?)
If you are a confident person why would you need to find
ways to mark your territory? (you would know and trust that your partner is
yours).Trying to irk an act of submission out of your partner by
doing this, spells doom for the relationship
from the word go.

In many Asian countries this is an accepted practice and
I’ve been seeing it here more and more often. Apparently,
it is an expression of their love for their woman. And (some) women not only
like it but also expect it from their men. And no, the phenomenon has not been
observed only in Singapore, but also in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan. And the
trend is fairly recent, probably in the last 5-6 years.

I would like to hear what your views are please comment
below,

Peace and Love

*~CoCo~*

My interview with the boss lady of Feminique

I want to start off by apologising for the late post, I know I promised to upload the interviews on a Monday but ; this week has been so hectic I didn’t even meet my own deadline, lol

I had the privilege of meeting the gorgeous Megan Morides at the pre-launch for her company Feminiques’ launch. 

Below is the interview I had with her.

What is Feminique?
Feminique is an all round service provider, for the fashion and entertainment industry. We specialise in: make up,hair, styling, photography and recruits.

What made you decide to start FEM?
My capabilities as an artist was constantly being complimented by people. My passion and drive for business was a major influence, I then decided to include the youth with the same qualities and business traits and formed FEM.

What are your business goals for the future?
Becoming national is the first goal before going mainstream.Feminique aspires to become a leading empire within the industry, involving everything in fashion, media and entertainment.

Is this your full time job?
No FEM  is my part time job , I studied business at CTI for a year and I have a day job.

What advice can you give to others out there, starting there own business?
Take your passion and make it work. When you enjoy what you do, the outcome will always be a prosperous one

Does Feminique have any upcoming events?
Next event is our high fashion catwalk launch on the 06th December, Standard tickets R100 and VIP R150.

Where can people go to see your previous work?
FembyFeminique@tumblr.com@moridesempire

https://m.facebook.com/moridesempire?v=timeline&filter=2  

What was the most difficult project you have ever taken on?
The most difficult project thus far is the launch event for FEM and our four years in the industry and the different tasks at hand.

The most enjoyable moments?
The most enjoyable moments are those when we connect with people and adding confidence to them as individuals creates a positive attitude towards life overall, and that is what FEM is all about.

What are your thoughts on support local?
Contributing to the progress of the industry locally and helping South Africa grow together

What is one thing no one know about Megan Morides?
haha, I’m a true lover of music and a really good dancer at heart and I’ve always wanted to change the world and FEM is just the beginning

 

    BELOW ARE SOME PICS OF ME AT THE FEMINIQUE PRE-LAUNCH

PEACE AND LOVE
*~CoCo~* 
    

The NX3000 and I

So as you know I was invited to the FEM pre-launch event on Saturday evening and was kindly sponsored with the NX3000 camera by the Brand Store Tygervalley .

Of course the first thing I did was test out it’s selfie features, it has a flip up screen that enables me too hold the camera in a more stable position as well as viewing the picture as I am taking it.

The NX3000 is an awesome bridging camera for someone looking to upgrade from a normal point and shoot camera to a more versatile camera.

I’m not a professional photographer or even a beginner for that matter, lol, but it is the most user friendly camera I have ever used, I switched it on auto and started shooting,but wow, once I started I was transformed into a professional within seconds, my knowledge on camera’s, not being as great, as I now know I want it to be, I didn’t ask for the external flash assuming that it had a built-in flash(which after a long debate with my husband,I finally realised , it didn’t),but it didn’t let me down one bit.

The pictures I took at the event were all taken in low light conditions and still the results were fantastic,I can just imagine the quality of the pics when a flash is attached.

I mentioned to one of the designers that as I was taking the pictures with the NX3000 it immediately, saved the pictures to my Samsung S5,  via the autoshare function on the smart camera app and he was instantly impressed . No one will be left out of a group photo ever again due to the nifty remote viewfinder pro function,you set up your camera to it’s position and then take the pic from your handset.

The camera also has some amazing manual functions which allows you the same functionality as an SLR camera.
THIS WAS TAKEN WITH MANUAL SETTINGS:
F-STOP 3.5 ,1/30S SHUTTER SPEED,ISO 800 AND NO FLASH


THIS WAS TAKEN TAKEN IN MACRO MODE IN THE SCENE SELECTION FUNCTION

If you liked this post and have any further questions or would like to see more posts like this please comment below

Peace and Love
CoCo

MAKE UP:KAUTHAR SALIE
ALL PICS TAKEN WITH THE SAMSUNG NX3000

My interview with Khanita Khan owner of Khankeepup

Today marks the start of my series of interviews with local entrepreneurs and to kick us off in the right direction we start with the fabulous owner and designer of the fabulous khankeepup Khanita Khan.

KHANKEEPUP LOGO

What made you start your own clothing line?
Well,as a kid growing up,I’ve always had a love for fashion,but fashion that not everyone will wear.My mom however never approved and when I passed my matric in 2011 my mom said I must study film and video production.First year into film I knew it was never meant for me and this feeling continued with me through my second year as well.Then mid 2012 I decided to prove to my mom that fashion is what I will excel in and what I really want to do with my life.I’ve always worked on music videos as a stylist and never as the DOP,scriptwriter etc.
Where did it all start?
Whilst being on film school I started my own brand called Khankeepup    and that’s when my first t-shirt range was born.It was sold to university students. As the year went on,I went on to social media advertising Khankeepup and then my t-shirts started selling in Johannesburg,when that happened my mom finally realized that my passion is not in the film industry but actually in fashion design and styling.
Well done,that’s quite an achievement,where do you get your inspiration from?
Thank you,hard work and determination play a huge role in my success.I’m not where I want to be but thank God I’m not where I used to be.My inspiration comes mostly from fashion icons such as Coco Chanel and Marilyn Monroe,that’s where my KKouturerange comes in and fashion bloggers from other countries.
Yes,without God we will stagnate and not move forward,what advice can you give to future fshion designers?
 True,the advice I can give is,never do anything for fame and fortune,you need to go where your passion is, never chase the money, if you love what you do the money will come naturally :)
How many ranges do you have and what is your favourite garment out of each range?
Currently Khankeepup has two ranges out called KKOUTURE AND KKOLLECTION.A new range will be launched soon called  KURVES  for the fuller figure women who dares to be different.My favourite KKOUTURE garment was the leather and faux fur jacket that was exclusive to khankeepup(which will be on auction at the FEM Launch on the 06 December).My favourite KKOLLECTION garment and one that was a big hit was the bodycon two piece dress.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                            

Gorgeous,how can clients go about purchasing your garments?
Currently Khankeepup does not have any outlets,but there is an online store where all stock is visible for purchase.www.facebook.com/khankeepup and Khankeepup.co.za
Customers in and around Cape Town can also come view the garments,they can contact me on 0789556274 to arrange for viewing.

Awesome stuff, where will be the next showcase of your garments and how can clients get hold of tickets to see it?
Khankeepup is featuring in an event called FEM,on the 06 December where our new range will be showcased.The event will be held at The
Bentley oyster bar and bistro in Claremont.Tickets can be purchased from Feminique R150nfor VIP tickets and R100 for normal tickets.

Khanita’s Quote:
If local designers supported each others talents and not see each other as a threat, our brands will go from strength to strength.Where there is unity there is God.

SNEAKPEEK:
This is just the tip of the iceberg of, whats in store for those of you attending the launch

Peace and love
*~CoCo~*

Kim K vs Saartjie Bartman ,South African is what you want to be!

                The hype this week has been all about the                                 Kim K’s butt picture

But as South Africans we’ve been having it
This is a drawing of our very own Kim K , madame Saartjie Baartman
I remember when I was growing up(I lived in a “coloured community”) the name of Saartjie Baartman was used to mock someone who has a little bit more junk in the trunk than others,today now that it’s a pic of Kim K men are drooling over the pick forgetting that Saartjie Baartman was taken out of our beautiful country to be paraded as a freak.
This is not the first time something was stolen from our beautiful country and made to like it originates from the author,the same thing happened with our dance moves in Beyonce’s music video for run the world.
Now is our time to start assisting each other and supporting all forms of our local talent and show the rest of the world what/who we really are!
So whether you rich or poor black or white happy or sad,know that South African is what
 you want to be.THE ORIGINAL
Peace and love
CoCo