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Archive for June, 2011

Breakfast at Tiffany

Breakfast at Tiffany

Struggling writer Paul Varjak played by George Peppard moves into a New York apartment building and becomes intrigued by his pretty, quirky neighbor Holly Golightly played by Audrey Hepburn. Holly's lifestyle confuses and fascinates Paul; in public she flits through parties with a sexy, sophisticated air, but when they're alone she changes [...]

The Belle Epoque

The Belle Epoque

Ladies, have you ever imagined being transported back in time ? Well..last weekend we hopped into the Mutiboko time machine and found ourselves at Belle Époque ! What is Belle Époque ? The name Belle Époque was created after World War I and designates the period extending from the end of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the [...]

Frock Me!

Frock Me!

There is a holistic calming quality associated with the colour green, as it brings to mind nature, the environment and healthy living. So why is it then that green seems to be such an unpopular choice for dresses and clothing in general? This weeks Frock Me Friday dress is a lush chartreuse creation and I have been coveting it for [...]

Beyonce-Looking for Love Again?

Beyonce-Looking for Love Again?

In her 1950’s styled music video for Why Don’t You Love Me, Beyonce looks to the past and goes retro-glam. Paying homage to Betty Page, Beyonce's persona BB Homemaker flaunts, cries, martini gulps and chain-smokes, whilst on the phone to a husband who doesn’t seem to appreciate her. Familiar scenario Ladies ?... Later, she is seen [...]

X Factor-The Real Deal

X Factor-The Real Deal

The swinging sixties is a funny expression isn't it ? Historically it has been used to denote the fall or relaxation of some social taboos relating to sexism and racism that occurred during that time. It was also a period of radical social revolution, with the American civil rights movement heralding a change from the brutal oppression [...]

Frock Me!

Frock Me!

For this weeks Frock Me Friday, we couldn't resist a little bit of self promotion... Inspired by screen icons Sophia Loren and Raquel Welch, Mutiboko's voluptuous super-stretch body-con pieces are cut from an Italian form-fitting interlocking jersey, pulling everything up and in. Mutiboko loves Flutter's exquisite & striking [...]

Joan Crawford’s Mildred Pierce

Joan Crawford’s Mildred Pierce

Joan Crawford's raw emotion is so palpable in this 1940's classic that I found it hard to take my eyes off of her. After her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce played by Joan Crawford becomes an independent and successful entrepreneur in a man's world, an amazing feat during that time. Despite this she can't win the approval of her [...]

The Original Supermodels

The Original Supermodels

Like every fashion obsessed teenager growing up during the late 80’s and early 90’s, I loved the Original Supermodels. Whenever Claudia, Christy, Cindy, Naomi, Helena or Linda graced the TV screen, I stopped whatever I was doing just to watch them work that runway... But where are they now? What happened to haute couture’s original [...]

Frock Me!

Frock Me!

Taffeta silk is a beautiful and luxurious fabric, used by designers to craft wedding gowns and exclusive haute couture dresses. Today's Frock Me! Friday dress is the kind of couture gown that is so stunning, you'd exude the regality of a Princess whilst wearing it! Mutiboko Loves The Print The turquoise blue taffeta silk [...]

Hot Rod

Hot Rod

Mutiboko’s fashionable interns were busy at the Pageant of Motoring this bank holiday weekend, a vintage car festival in North London celebrating over 1000 classic vintage cars. Not being a car fanatic myself but loving everything vintage , I decided to do a little research... What made certain automobile models so popular during the [...]