Marian Kihogo is not only just fabulous because she has my mother’s first name, oh no, she’s fabulous because she is the new star on the fashion scene. And if you are as late to the party on this amazing style maverick as I am then stop what you are doing right now and check out her blog at mariankihogo.com.
She made it on preppybaba because she is an Andro queen, though I might have featured her anyway because of her amazing Dandi sense of style. I strongly believe that a Dandi should never box themselves in with someone elses idea of how they should dress and Marian is a living, breathing example of this in everything she does.
Marian is not just a style icon sitting around writing blogs and buying fabulous clothes. She is a stylist of the red carpet, tastemaker, branding consultant, etc, etc, etc. I bet she has her own clothing line before too soon and she was listed in the New York Post’s 25 Best Dressed at New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2011.
I love how she mixes it up. Here she has on a motorcycle jacket along with lighter fabric skirt. Not only has she contrasted fabrics but also genres of style to perfection.
Her tom-boy look is brought into fem fashion with her heels, but any Dandi can pull this off with a great pair of wingtips or designer kicks.
I also love how she pushes the Andro boundaries of looking masculine and distinctly feminine at the same time. She is a genius inspiration for all to display all of who we really are. In other words “show me what you’re working with!”
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