Fenty girl on a Budget

Fenty girl on a Budget

So the other day I was out window shopping in Topshop when I came across this cute ass denim co-ord that literally reminded me of the infamous denim corset dress produced by Fenty when it first launched last year in May. And then I just started recollecting all of the things that I’ve seen in the past year that are literally Fenty Dupes so I thought why not share it with you guys and we can all do you luxury on a budget together!

Last year I did a blog post on the difference between constructive criticism and hate, this was all in relation to the release of Fenty because I’d seen so much backlash from black people giving their opinion on the brand on Twitter: I saw people saying that the designs had been done before, that the prices were too high all because people didn’t understand that this was an LVMH brand so of course, this makes sense, it makes sense for me to do a blog post on some of the things that are offered on the High Street for those people who can’t afford Fenty. #luxuryonabudget

If you look up the definition of dupe on Google, this is what you get:

dupe: verb 1. deceive; trick.
noun 2. a victim of deception

In the fashion world, it still means a similar thing because in a way you are deceiving people by copying a luxury item and making it highstreet. In less harsh terms a dupe is basically a duplicate of another product. (Duplicate. Dupe. you see how the link?) Dupes will obviously not be 100% accurate as much as they look the same to the real deal because then, of course, that would be Copywrite infringements. Here are my fave Fenty dupes atm;

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F E N T Y : The difference between hate and constructive criticism

F E N T Y : The difference between hate and constructive criticism

So I think it’s been just over a week now since Rhianna launched her luxury brand FENTY with LVMH. Since then all I have been seeing is backlash for the brand. Everyone is free to have their own opinions but I have seen multiple people commenting on how we have seen this done before but since when did fashion has rules? Last time I checked designers have full creative control, they take inspiration from other designers, from other eras and from different moments in time so can somebody please explain to me as to why people are so concerned over the fact that we have seen similar designs before because in my opinion fashion is an art and designers are allowed to do whatever the hell they want to do. You don’t see people complaining over the fact that they have brought back flared jeans even though they were done before and were extremely popular in the 70s.  You don’t see people complaining when High Street brands copy the likes of Chanel, Hermes and jacquemus. Somebody, please help this make sense to me.

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Then we have people complaining about the price. When will people understand that LVMH is a luxury institution that houses brands such as Dior, Louis Vuitton And Chanel. They house the most luxurious brands of our time so you cannot expect the prices of FENTY to be High Street, darling this is not Topshop or Zara this is luxury with a capital L. And I think that people are forgetting about Rhianna’s collaboration with Puma which I can tell you now, the prices are extremely affordable and accessible to normal people like you and I. Not to mention the fact that nobody ever complained about her puma collaboration. If you can’t afford luxury that is your problem but do not come and criticise what somebody else has built and spent so long trying to perfect just because you hate the price tag because I know for a fact that if FENTY was the same price mark as ZARA people would not be complaining and that’s FACTS. Please learn to understand the difference between constructive criticism and hate.

How Fenty has changed luxury fashion

First, she changed the beauty industry forever by bringing more attention for the need of diversity in the range of products that were on offer for POC and now she’s helping to rewrite luxury fashion. I was not joking when I said everything that this woman touches turns to gold!

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N01. Fenty represents the first major fashion brand that LVMH has founded from scratch and to add to that it is the first luxury fashion brand helmed by a black woman #blackgirlmagic!

No2. Rihanna has changed up the fashion production schedule by offering this collection as a direct-to-consumer retail model with new pieces arriving on a 6-8 week basis. The first instalments went on sale on Fenty.com on May 29; the next instalment launches at the end of June. With most luxury collections we usually see them presented at fashion week then have to wait months until we can actually purchase the goods.

No3. She never likes to define who wears what from her collection, so can we consider this as LVMHs first gender-neutral designer? I saw the press pictures and most of these pieces look AMAZING on both men and women.

No4. It’s built for the modern woman. Most of the brands at LVMH have been established for hundreds of years so they have a particular image they need to convey and keep up with so not all of them cater to the NOW. Which is why I believe most people only invest in designer accessories (bags, shoes, jewellery etc.) rather than luxury clothing.

No5. The brand caters to women with curves. Although most pieces in the collection are oversized, they details of every item help to bring out your curves, whether that be making your waist appear smaller or making your hips look bigger. This is a luxury brand that will compliment you in every way!

Did Fenty Beauty change the game?

Did Fenty Beauty change the game?

2017 was a big year for the beauty industry and a lot of it was due the release of Fenty beauty. Every year the beauty industry is getting bigger and better and evolving, it has come a very long way in the last 10 years but there is still an even longer way to go until we can officially say that there is a range of diversity within the beauty world, whether that be high end or drug store beauty products.

Eventhough Rihanna released Fenty Beauty weeks ago Instead of doing a review I have decided to explain to you why I believe that Fenty Beauty has officially changed the game forever! Ever since I started my blog I have always expressed my opinion on the lack of diversity within the makeup industry and I am just happy that Rihanna finally answered every woman of colours call! Somebody in this industry finally gets it!

No matter how overrated you may believe Fenty Beauty to be at the end of the day we cannot ignore the fact that Rihanna release 40 SHADES! And they’re not all different shades of caucasian but a range of beautiful shades for women of different undertones and complexions. This was and currently is the most shades a brand has ever released during their first product launch. This has now for me set the bench mark for beauty brands when releasing anything like foundation, concealer etc.

Although I am happy about this it’s just a shame that it took this long for it to happen and that it was done by a woman of colour who saw this problem and decided to fix it herself. However I hope that more brands like kylie cosmetics that released 30 concealer shades will follow in Rihanna’s foot steps, especially drugstore brands for all those women on a budget!

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