Monday, 2 July 2012

#TrendOfDaDay: SPIKES

BRA TOP: Small independent Store Stonecrest Mall Atlanta 
SHOES: Jeffery Campbell "Vicious" (Black / Fushia) 

The latest Fad from New York to New Zealand, Catwalk to Highstreet literally everywhere and on everything is Spikes. Raising hell in all corners of the globe this is no longer a hazardous torture method but a popular fashion accessorie. Have you got yours?
Now most popular accessorie to "Get Spiked" are shoes from Louboutin to Guisppes who have been spiking there kicks for years. But with Customisation being a massive trend right now peeps every are D.I.Y Spiking their whole wardrobes. Check out my girls below and discover there "sharp ended" secrets...
Eccentrik Beauty 
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Have been sporting this trend for months as we covered in "Changing Room Shenanigans" Blog post below A more affordable Highstreet option to the Deigner Big Spenders.

Steve Madden 
One of my favourite US Shoe retailers killed me with there latest spike editions. I found a matching Black Body Con in Miami too with gold Spikes on the chest #OUCH
Kandee Shoes 
Does it for me Everytime !! #SHOEISIDE Kandee Feature coming soon...
ME: Shoes - Kurt Geiger / Headband - River Island
> @Deeja_Couture: 2Peice Ensemble - River Island
> @Mzkola1: Accessories - Mixture of Independent Boutiques (Msg For Details)
> @Keeshabeesha: Accessories -

Sporting the Spike trend in Miami Memorial Weekend 2012 #DELICIOUS

Jeffery Campbell 
"Vicious" (Red / Zebra) 
Selling out everywhere but Still available at:

So if you haven't already "GET SPIKED" !! Stay on Trend...Stay SXC xx

Saturday, 30 June 2012


Swarovski Crystals and Fabric Glue 

Use the above with, Clean hands, a flat space and a pencil with blue tack on the end to sick on the crystals is handy.
I decided to do it line by line I drew vertical strips with the fabric glue first and stuck the crystals on a line at time alternating between each shoe so that they stayed even. Each time I ran out of crystals I stopped and wore as a style. The current Shoe can still be developed. This way you get more wear out of your shoe getting to keep ur look fresh x 

Until next time STAY SCX xx

Saturday, 28 April 2012


"Try B4 You Buy"
Location: Topshop Oxford Street
Date: Sat 7th April

Rushed into Central London for a quick Easter Weekend Splurge...
After a kick about Carnaby street in my usual fashion I dashed straight into Topshop Basement...Concessions department.
TFNC Dress
An old fave label of mine...wasn't 100% on this dress though...what do you guys think?

TFNC Dress
Prefer the Mint green colour being my seasonal shade

Consessions Topshop Oxford Circus
I Like the laid back loose fit of this one...Fresh nice on a Holiday Summers Evening

Some goodies I saw in Westfield's Stratford City...
H&M Stratford City
Lots of character and cutting edge-ness for a Hennies number!

River Island Stratford City
This caught my eye but not convinced...hmmmm

River Island Stratford City
Sxc little set...Very Edgy...Would transform the simplest of outfits...Great Holiday Appeal x

(My iPads Playing up so ill upload the rest of the pics in the morning)
Let me know your Thoughts by clicking one of the boxes below or dropping a comment in the box...Stay Sxc xx

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


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Base: Black | Up Paris
Radiant Enhancer: Black | Up Paris (EMB 3)
Foundation Full Cover Stick: Fashion Fair (Ebony)
Concealer Pen: Black | Up Paris (COS 05)
Two Way Cake Powder: Black | Up Paris (TW16 & TW14)
Sublime Powder: Black | Up Paris (PS06)
Contour Kit: Sleek (Dark)
Blush: Black | Up Paris (BL12)
Highlighter: Black | Up Paris (BL08)
Eyebrow Pencil: Black | Up Paris (CGS 01)
Eye-shadows: MUA Pallette & Barry M
Mascara: Black | Up Paris (Purple)
Eye-liner: Liquid; Collection 2000 & Pencil Black | Up Paris (CYL 11)

Stay Tuned, Stay On Trend, Stay Sxc xXx


"Thank God Its Friday"
Location: Stratford City (Olympic Village)
Date: Friday 13th April 2012

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Top: Forever 21
Shorts: Forever 21
Glasses: River Island
Accessories: Forever 21

Previous Haul: February 2012
Bodice: Berksha
Scarf: River Island
Bag: River Island
Monochrome Shoes: River Island
Orange Shoes: Dune ( Summer 2010)

Scarf: H&M 
Tights: Primani

Stay Tuned, Stay On Trend, and Stay Sxc xXx

#SEMINAR: How To Get The Perfect Foundation

"Absolutely Flawless"
Location: Bristol
Date: 31st March 2012

Early on a Saturday Morning whilst most are having their weekend lie in, myself and Rachel "Make-Up Artist" Mason were foot to the floor on the M5 to teach a group how to find the right shade of foundation and apply to perfection.
Night Time Prep
(with the help of my old friend "Blossom Hill")
We arrived in good time pleasantly welcomed by the picaresque surroundings of the South West English Luxury Spa Hotel. Everything you needed was on site from a shoulder massage to a Starbucks Frapacino! I was delighted by my 1st "Wet Room" Shower Experience.
We quickly got set up and prepared both a teaching area and Consultation area in one of the conference rooms.
The Seminar was a real success with the most adoring positive feedback. We concluded with focus makeovers which had the ladies looking their best for the Evenings Dinner, Oscar Ceremony followed by after party.
We had so much fun, met the loveliest people and the following morning we hit the motorway back up North, before taking full advantage of the Starbucks rite next to our suite of course lol. Cant wait to do it all again Next year! 

For a one on one session of what was taught at this seminar, please do not hesitate to contact either artist at the below...Stay Sxc xx

Thursday, 12 April 2012


In Typical Miss Shiniqua UK style, before I had all my holiday arrangements inplace ie: Flights and accommodation (those minor details lol) I swiftly indulged head first into retail city and drafted 3 Holiday Trends. Thought you might want a little peek...

"Heavy Metal Sailor"
Top: River Island
Knicker Short: River Island
Scarf: River Island
Shoes:River Island
(As you can see River Island is Rocking my boat this season)

An edgy fashionista look not for the faint hearted to be worn with confidence and extreme style! For those extraverts who like to grab attention from spectators. Would be ideal for holiday hotspots such as Cancun, Miami, Marbella...Stay Sxc xx

"Exotic Pear"
Costume: H&M
Clutch Bag: River Island
Scarf: River Island
Shoes: Kurt Geiger

This is one of my favourites, muy caliente for those fly mamasitas. An exotic look brought to life by the lucious lime green. Minimal accessories, shoes are the statement peice would be complimented by an "up do" and oversized diva shades, minimal jewellery - oh and body shimmer is a must! Stay Sxc xx

"Banana Rama"
Pencil Skirt: River Island
Clutch Bag: River Island
Peep Toe Stiletto Shoe: River Island

A more relaxed sophisticated look, ideal for tropical evenings. For the classy lady who also likes to draw attention but is modest with it. Paired with a flowing see through top / blouse or simple vest & a neck scarf depending on preference and occasion would be styletasic...Stay Sxc xx

Thursday, 15 March 2012

#EVENTS VIP Corporate Launch

"The Show Must Go On"
Location: K2 Mcr City Centre
Date: 25th Jan 2012

So following the SKJA Lookbook shoot a mere 2days later, the show must go on and that it did all under the elaborate Oriental K2 roof.

The models were well prepared and ready to wow the premier audience a diverse mix of Business owners, Directors, Bankers and other Corporate big shots. 

They were welcomed by a champagne reception, classy hostesses and the elegance of the extravagant surroundings.

Back of house was less glamorous and laid back as always, as the models were prepped for the Runway Opening. Having said that, it was one of the most aesthetically pleasing surroundings I've ever worked in behind the scenes of a fashion show.
The Hair & Make up Teams I put together were amazing. Rotating the male and female models efficiently and executing the briefed 1920's -1940's look exquisitely.
I was hands on back of house and front from Runway run throughs, lighting sequences, Pop Up Boutique set ups, goodie bag distribution. 

The Menswear showcased 1st and set an upbeat tone.

Stomping down the runway with full energy against a gradually exuberantly lit background to the Gramaphonedzie remix of the Jessica Rabbit theme tune, "Why Dont You Do Right", Have a listen above.

Contrary to the prior the SKJA womens range set a more classy tone. The music pace was dropped as well as the lighting then to be spot lit with romantic mood lighting. 
The room was filled with the timeless classic sound of Ella Fitz Gerald's "Lady is a Tramp". The models strutted down the runway to the playful swing beat with confidence.
This really set a high end tone for this event and the feedback from the attendees was more than positive. 
I have to take my hat off to the models they were all amazing and a massive thank you to the hair and make-up teams too.

Stay Sxc xx

#TrendOfDaDay: Corporate Green "QUICK POST"

Rock the #TrendOfDaDay Each day of the week with a different flavour in your own way!
Blazer: H&M
Bodysuit: Primani
Pencil Skirt: H&M
Scarf: River Island
Shoes: Verani Shoes
Primer: Black|Up Paris / "Base"
Foundation: Black|Up Paris / Liq/uid "FL11"
Powder: Black|Up Paris / 2Way Cake "TW 16"
Bronzer: Black|Up Paris / Sublime "PS06"
Lowlighter: Sleek / Contour Kit "Dark"
Highlighter: Black|Up Paris / "BL08"
Blusher: Black|Up Paris / "BL11+BL02"
Lipstick: Benifit / "Guilt Tree"

Remember repeat the trend and get tips on how to recreate this look yourself. Send pics of your Corporate Green looks to this post and leave your comments below...Stay Sxc xx

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


Miss Shiniqua UK Directing On Set

"Look Whos Cookin'...Goodlookin"
Location: North Mcr
Date: 23rd Jan 2012

So after a long rd of late night grafting and nocturnal antics we finished the collection under a very tight time frame. Two days before the VIP corporate launch SKJA Runway show we managed to squeeze a shoot in for our new Autumn Winter 2013 Look-book. 

The collection looked amazing on film and the new additions fit perfect with the previous pieces we shot in August. The colour scheme was very fresh with the additions of playful baby pinks, peachs, nudes and Classic

We also used hints of embelishment which is a massive trend right now using pearls and diamant√© over the body of the corset. Lace which is also hot right now was a cute addition which gave the signature ruffles a little character.  

This Shoot was particularly exciting as was the 1st time we had shot the menswear. That meant I got to work with boys :) This was definately the perks of the job directing and styling the gorgeous male models

They worked really professionally and given the enourmous pressure and small time frame they rocked it!

I surprisingly enjoyed directing the menswear more on this occasion. They took direction efficiently and inspired me on set. 

The garments fit both models like a glove and gave us a lot to work with angle and composition wise.

It was a full on busy shoot, having to rotate the models, keep on top of hair and make up, get through all pieces whilst keeping energy levels up and giving the same level of direction through out, I and the models were shattered.

None the less against all the odds the hard persistence paid off.
The ladies looked Chic!!
And the Male Models looked Hott!!

The make-up look was inspired by the raring 20's meets the Romanticism of the 1940's. I used cream to powder foundation bases with 2 way powders to set the look. 

A strong cheek and lip with natural eye set off by up do's, large bridal buns. 

I was very happy with how the garments flowed in the shoot giving me lots of angles to work with. 

If only we had more time id be playing around with fabric and framing all night also getting some partner and themed shots. We plan to re-shoot for the SKJA website launching soon. In the meantime follow the couture Fashion house on Twitter @SKJAltd.Location shoot and promo video coming soon. All thoughts feedback and suggestions welcome.

Stay SXC xx