Hello 2018!

 

2017 has just flown by so fast, we honestly can’t believe it has already been an entire year since we started Being Her. It hasn’t been easy but in the best kind of way. We could never have imagined that this crazy journey would be so exciting.

Huge sacrifices were made, but united we started our blog together. We were inspired by a true passion for fashion, we noticed people were hungry for real inspiration. So, we set up our blog to share our journey in the hope of showing a realistic view on life, while expressing our different personalities. We want to tell the world that you should embrace your disability or flaws and not hide from them. We feel it is important to challenge the world’s attitude and views towards people with disabilities.

We love combining our great passions in life; travel and fashion. Our blog gives us the opportunity to widen our perspective. The more you see, the less you hate. Prejudice is a big part of the human condition and the more cultures you experience the more you realise they are not that different from us. Being Deaf isn’t a barrier, being scared isn’t a barrier. Be brave, be courageous and new experiences will alter your life forever.

At times it has been a little overwhelming for us because it’s our job to keep up the momentum of Being Her. What makes us feel strong and positive is taking up new challenges and fighting back from failures with determination. We have experienced many difficult experiences, but no matter how many up’s and downs we go through, our experiences have brought us closer together and made our relationship stronger because we understand each other.

We have always liked to set ourselves targets and our aim for 2017 was to travel as much as we could… We were fortunate enough to travel to Greece, Lisbon, France, Iceland and Malta. We gotta keep travelling, whenever we can and our first visit in 2018 will be to Denmark. Travelling is a passion that must be fulfilled.

One of the many highlights of 2017 was being featured in ELLE South Africa, CNN, Blavity, Konbini, Marie Claire South Africa. Travel Noire and were happy to collaborate with Daniel Wellington, Airbnb, Illicia, Nanawax, Breast Cancer Care and Happy Socks. We are also excited to be working with a new agency, The Presley Group based in Los Angeles, what an amazing opportunity. It’s been a wonderful year, one where we managed to break down many barriers. With hard work and dedication we aim to make 2018 a year to remember… we’re ready to rock and roll. Our interview with Forbes Woman Africa out now in Forbes Woman Africa Jan 2018

We absolutely love the stylish looks we have created, the boho pieces that will never go out of fashion. We love to wear tribal, colourful and free-spirited yet beautiful prints. The clothes you wear reflect your personality, making us feel bold and full of life. There are no rules when it comes to wearing a hat, it will always make an outfit never break it. Boho chic is one of our all-time favourite style vibes.

So, let’s see what adventures await us in Year Two of Being Her. From the bottom of our heart, we wanted to THANK YOU to each and every one of you!

We wish you the most magical year ahead.

Lots of love!



Hermon’s wearing:

Pretty Little Things Dress | Public Desire High Knee Boots | Lack of Color Hat (similar here)

Heroda’s wearing:

Mango Maxi Dress (similar here and here) | Public Desire Ankle Boots | Lack of Color Hat (similar here)

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Festively Fashion



Christmas is just around the corner, it is our favourite season of the year.

Christmas has always been a big occasion in our life. We remember growing up, getting presents, spending time with people we care about and stuffing our faces with FOOD! And mulled wine.

As you see, our outfits, vertical stripes is trending for spring 2018, but you can wear them all year around. We found beautiful shirts and wide legs from PrettyLittleThing, we’re loving their collection. This is perfect timing for Christmas, you don’t HAVE to wear sequin, red and green glamour. Stripes are stylish and flattering. There’s a cool way to knot your shirt. It can be edgy and boho. You have to remind yourselves that the clothes you wear reflect your personality so be bold and don’t be afraid to embrace it.

Hope you enjoy a fabulous Christmas and a fantastic New Year. Eat lots, have fun and spend some quality time with the ones you love!

Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hermon’s wearing:

PrettyLittleThing Shirt | PrettyLittleThing Wide Leg Trouser | Asos Bodysuits (similar here) | Public Desire Ankle Boots

Heroda’s wearing:

PrettyLittleThing Shirt | PrettyLittleThing Wide Leg Trouser | Asos Bodysuits (similar here) | Public Desire Ankle Boots

 

Photos by Victoria Metaxas 

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We Love: The Classic Biker Jacket


If there is one thing that everyone should invest in it’s a classic leather biker jacket. We found the cheapest and best quality jacket cost £69.99 from Warehouse. It’s one of the best faux leather biker jackets we’ve come across. It goes with absolutely ANYTHING. Throw one over a floral dress and ankle or high knee boots for a chic yet laidback style. Maybe wear yours with a shirt and jeans for the perfect day-to-night outfit!



Hermon’s wearing:

Pretty Little Things Floral Dress | Warehouse Faux Leather Bonded Biker Jacket | Stradivarius Over the Knee

Heroda’s wearing:

ASOS Shirt Sleeve (similar here and here) | Gap Skinny Jeans | Warehouse Faux Leather Bonded Biker Jacket | Stradivarius Lace Up Ankle Boots

Photos by Victoria Metaxas

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Swaggerific 70s



Flares, flares, and more flares! If you’re lucky you’ve still got an old pair of flared jeans in the back of your cupboard (we can wait while you go check). Because they’re officially back in the fashion game. In our eyes, they never left the fashion game but we’ve always loved a good pair of flares! The reason for our blog: we want to see this latest trend translated onto the high street. Whenever a certain item makes a comeback we never see that much of it in street styles. 

Flares have always been popular through fashion history, bell bottoms in the 1970s were a big hit. While skinny jeans are a great staple, I think it’s time to spice your wardrobe up with some funky flares. Not only do they look super flattering on, but are amazingly comfortable and make you look taller, slimmer and who doesn’t like the appearance of longer legs?. We love wearing flares, it gives any outfit an extra edge, an effortless style. You can match them with a shirt or turtleneck, whatever your choice you’ll look amazing! 

You could pair them with the beautiful t-shirts from Twinship. We are obsessed with these fabulous t-shirts from the Eritrean twin sister’s Feven and Helena. We love their style, ethos and creativity. They launched Eritrean clothing online, with the tagline 

“MAYBE SHE’S BORN WITH IT. MAYBE SHE’S HABESHA”

You may have noticed that everyone is wearing faux fur and shearling coat’s right now. Leopard print and shearling is always in fashion
and they are by far the most useful item in our wardrobe. So stay warm and swagger like a 70’s star!

The best thing about this look is that you can express your personality through clothing, which we love to promote but not many trends allow us to do.
All you need to do is pull out any clothes you wouldn’t normally wear together and create your own style!
Have fun being you x

 

Hermon’s wearing :
 Abercrombie and Fitch shearling coat (old) | Feven and Helena t-shirt | Ditto flare jeans (similar here)
Heroda’s wearing :
Mango Leopard print coat (similar here) | Feven and Helena t-shirt | Ditto flare jeans (similar here)

 

Photos by Victoria Metaxas

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The Big Pop Pink



Breast Cancer Care asked us to join The Big Pink Campaign, to add something PINK to help to spread the word. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Promoting awareness of this is extremely important to all women and is something that’s close to all of our hearts.

Last year we both found lumps which turned out to be the cyst at the same time. It’s very important that we check our breasts regularly. Did you know men can get breast cancer too? 1% of breast cancer cases are male.

Pink is BACK, it’s a fashionable must-have right now and the trend has been spotted on the street everywhere. We are in LOVE with the pop pink blazer from ASOS, with the most beautiful lace bodysuit. It is an oversize blazer which can be worn as a dress or with jeans. Kim Kardashian wears it too, without the hold ups hosiery. Forget those bodycon dresses, it’s all about being a girl boss in a must-have blazer dress. It’s flattering and fits like a glove.

 

Why the BIG PINK campaign is very IMPORTANT..

Every year, 62,000 people in the UK are told they have breast cancer. The diagnosis not only changes their lives forever, but also the lives of their family and friends. Breast Cancer Care understands the emotions, challenges and decisions people face every day. They know that everyone’s experience is different. That’s why they are there to offer support and information and campaign for better care.

Breast Cancer Care are the only specialist UK-wide charity providing support to people with breast cancer. Their free services include support over the phone with a nurse or someone who’s been there, welcoming online forums, reliable information and local group support. They’ll help people to live life with breast cancer and beyond. From the moment someone notices something isn’t right, through their treatment and beyond, Breast Cancer Care will be there.

691,000 people in the UK are currently living with a breast cancer diagnosis. Right now, Breast Cancer Care can’t reach everyone when they need them. With support, they can be here for more people, with care, support and information.

By us and supporting Breast Cancer Care, you can be confident that you’ll be helping people through one of the most difficult challenges they will ever face.

   Fundraising ideas include holding a pink party, asking your family, friends and work to wear pink for a day and making a donation.

Help us spread the word, support ladies and raise funds for the cause.

You can donate here, please click  THE BIG PINK

And click Breast Cancer Care for more information.

Happy Pink!



Hermon’s wearing :

Asos Blazer | H&M sandals | Asos earrings

Heroda’s wearing:

Asos Blazer | H&M sandals | Asos earrings

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