The scent of spring.

Tuesday, 27 February 2007

After good self-confidence a nice fragrance is probably the second element which could give your appearance or charm with the ladies a boost. My favourite fragrance at the moment is Hermés’s Terre d'Hermès which I tried out in London, November 2006.

Returning to Sweden from my short visit in London I went on a hunt for Terre d'Hermès , but found out at an early stage that Hermés doesn’t have a distributor in Sweden and the fragrance is basically impossible to get hold of in Sweden. A few weeks ago I was on Rodeo Drive California and unified in an Hermés store with my beloved fragrance and sprayed it all over my neck and wrists. Within an hour, four people had complimented me on the scent that was surrounding me.

How does the fragrance smell? The fragrance smells mahogany(expensive wood) and the sensation it gives is rather aristocratic. Despite the nobility of the scent I would characterise it as youthful and is probably an attempt by Hermés to make the brand more appealing to more people than 50 years old snobbish Frenchmen. More over it gives me a warm feeling but gives at the same time a mature rather than over masculine sensation.

Testing a fragrance.
When testing a fragrance take a paper stick and spray the fragrance on it and then put the stick in your pocket. Shouldn’t I smell the stick at once? No, you shouldn’t. It is pointless to smell on the stick at once because the true scent of fragrance develops when the molecules have had time to react with the molecules in the air. This is why a fragrance doesn’t smell that special and makes your nose itch when smelled at right after application. After15-20min take the stick out of you pocket and you should be able to experience the true scent of the fragrance.

Where should I spray?
A common mistake do is to spray fragrance on their clothes. Not only is it bad for your clothes but it is the worst way of spreading a scent. The number one spot for a spraying fragrance is your neck because that’s close to where the ladies puts their heads(noses) when they huge you. More over the neck is a warm place which will spread the fragrance better than any body part.
The second hot spot is the below the palms or above your watch where lots of veins are located. Additionally the movement of the hands will spread the scent all around you.


Late winter/early spring accessory

Friday, 23 February 2007

Now that the end of February is near some of you are probably getting ready pull out that spring jacket you have in the closet, that you are longing to show off to your friends but haven’t because your mom is telling you its too light for the cold February weather.

Well there is no need to sob, because a fur hat should be able to keep you happy while waiting for a “warm” 15 degrees Celsius day to debut your spring jacket. A beige/blond fur hat is my favourite accessory at the moment. In combination with a dark coat, dark gloves and a nice black duffel back the fur hat will take you to a super star level in style. For those of you who want to look even more fashionable, a set of big and dark shades shall add even more dynamics to your outfit. So what are you waiting for? Run to your closest second hand store and find one, it shouldn’t set you back more than the price of a new DVD-film.


What to wear this summer.

Since spring and summer is around the corner all the fashion magazines are telling the masses what to wear and not to wear during the summer. Since I’m not a trend whore I hardly ever take the advice given by the so called fashion “experts”. I believe in taking the lead and creating your own individual style.

Even though I’m not about to do what the fashion experts does I do have a nice tip for you who want look a little avant-garde during the summer of year 2007. What you will to be looking for is surprisingly, over sized pants. Alexander McQueen’s SS 07 collection is absolutely splendid and in fact my favourite out of all the SS 07 collections.

Pictures courtesy of Marcio Madeira/

What’s most important about the collection in this case is that it features a handful of large or over sized trousers. Not only are they very comfortable and lets your legs breath during a hot day but they are very elegant, and can be worn on an outing during the day or on a more formal occasion during the night.

Big trousers aren’t anything new, they were actually very popular during the late 80s and early 90s, let me give you a hint*can’t touch this*.

What to wear with over sized trousers:

Polo shirts

Slim turtleneck sweaters

Puffy wind breaker jackets


I Luw Fashion.

I know what you’re thinking”not another blog” but before you shut down this tab(I assume you are a firefox user), I should let you know that this blog is different from the rest in the bunch. Rather than posting picture of my pet and pictures of my drunk buddies, my blog will be all about male fashion. Since I have a big interest in female fashion I will try to cater to my female readers as well.

So who the hell am I you might wonder? For starters I’m like you average young adult i.e. 20 years old, graduated from high school and is trying to figure out what career to pursue. The direction I want to take is straight into the fashion industry. I have done some modeling but have always felt that I have been at the wrong side of the camera. Instead of standing on the catwalk I want to be backstage and run shows.

My dream is to become a stylist and create ads for Dior, Burberry and Louis vuitton, or become a fashion editor for GQ and Vouge Magazine. I will try to write posts as often as I can and hopefully you will enjoy my blog.

Best regards Mr. Luwalira