My friend Lungi is having umemebeso at the end of this month and two weeks ago I realised that I had nothing to wear and I say that because other than the dress I had made for my ngqibamasondo I do not own any traditional wear items. So I decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to buy something from Loin Cloth and Ashes. So I googled LCA and discovered they had a website and were on Facebook, so I went to their Facebook page and checked in their photos for items that I would like and I was sold. I called Anisa the next day, her number is on the Facebook page and told her I was coming to her studios on Wednesday (last week Wednesday actually). Her studio is based in Arts on Main and she also told me that they will be opening a store downstairs quite soon.
When I got there, there were clothes everywhere and she said I could have a browse and choose whatever I want to fit on. I found 5 items that I liked and started with the fittings, it eventually came down to two dresses, one was a boob tube A-line dress and the other was a cute baby doll also A-line. As I was fitting them on Anisa gave me tips on how I could style the dresses, like what colours for shoes and accessories would work with the prints and I was really impressed by her feedback, she’s so awesome! Seeing as I couldn’t choose, I ended up taking both dresses and her prices are really reasonable, each dress was R800 (when my husband reads this blog post he will freak out because he didn’t want to know how much they cost!). I can’t take pics of the dresses for the blog because I am still going to wear them, I just posted the one above to show you the print. Below are also some pictures of Anisa’s other work, I told her that I will be back soon for skirts🙂