Victoryforu Fashion Blog

My Honest Review: Quick Fix Facials

I have been using Quick Fix Facials for about 2-3 months and I have to say I am very impressed. I have very problematic skin (As I have discussed on Victoryforu) so to find something that worked for my skin was extremely helpful.

These three are my personal favourites and are the ones that are almost finished – deffo need to reorder soon. I also love the Overnight Miracle Mask which smells divine!

Calming Clay Mask – I used this on my problematic areas around my mouth and nose which are the most sensitive.

Collagen Lift Mask – Perfect to use a night before a big event, this is actually what I used to get ready for the Oxford Fashion Studio shows in London.

Mega Moisture Mask – I used this over the problematic areas as well which helped to replenish the moisture lost after a long day.

As I have mentioned before, my skin is one of my biggest insecurities. To find something natural, cruelty-free and affordable that actually helps my skin to look better is so good. I highly recommend purchasing Quick Fix Facials especially if you’re a teen on a budget like me.

I also recommend multi-masking, especially if you have combination skin like me. My current situation is Exfoliating Scrub on my nose and forehead,  Collagen Lift on my cheeks, Anti-blemish Mud under my eyes and Mega Moisture everywhere else.

Is my skin perfect? Not by any means. But I have noticed a glow that wasn’t on my skin before. My biggest recommendation for using the Facials is finding an exfoliating sponge to open your pores before use and to wash it off after use. It really helped to produce a better result for me.

There isn’t a product in this range that I wouldn’t recommend. There is truly something for everyone! Make sure you check Quick Fix Facials out now. Free UK delivery when you spend over £10 and each Facial is £4.99… I don’t think I need to persuade you anymore 😂😂😂

Just go get it!

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Victorious Everyday

(All Photography Taken By Me)

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My Oxford Fashion Studio Experience

With only one day of Fashion Month left, 😢 I thought it would be best to tell you about my Oxford Fashion Studio experience.

As you saw in August, I had the time to sit down with the amazing OFS team, if you haven’t seen that video, Make sure you check it out now:

I am proud to say that I have been helping with OFS for the last 3 years and it has helped me to gain confidence, expand my reach and interview some extraordinary people.

I hope you enjoy this short LFW interviews video I have created:

Let’s have a look at some of the amazing styles that were featured in the OFS London Show:

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Take a look at the full runway shows, I just know that you’ll leave this page speechless. Enjoy!

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My LFW reflections

London Fashion Week is well and truly done.

In Fact, it’s actually Milan Fashion Week (I am behind, I know haha) but I always like to have a little look back at all the great things I was able to see. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I wasn’t able to attend as many shows as I would have liked to, however, I am happy, alive and here to report about my favourites.

I hope you enjoy my latest vlog from London Fashion Week with Oxford Fashion Studio who have recently had their first-ever runway show in Milan. I have to say I am insanely proud of them!

My highlights were OFS (obviously), Teatum Jones especially Kelly Knox, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas X Hailey Baldwin, JULIEN MACDONALD (Shooketh), Halpern and Ralph & Russo. And I’ll be explaining why I loved them all so much!

Most of which will be shared somewhere on my Instagram! But I will discuss my 4 favourites right here!

Oxford Fashion Studio

As you saw from my vlog, I got some super cool backstage footage.  A full runway video will be coming soon so watch this space!

Teatum Jones

Teatum Jones seriously does diversity well. Race, Disability, Gender, they really are an inclusive brand that has clean lines, structured pieces and a modest palette of pastels and neutrals. Absolutely love it. And Kelly Knox!

As you may have seen on my Instagram recently, I expressed why Kelly is such a great role model, inspiration & friend. Make sure you go and check it out!

@itskellyknox made my night yesterday on Twitter. For someone who I've never met face to face, I really connect and am encouraged by this amazing woman. Despite the odds she has pushed through into places where she can represent the beauty inside of her and be an example to all that Disability doesn't make you dis-abled. Your abilities are simply different to mine. The reason you all see me talk about her a lot is for this reason: I started speaking to Kelly when I was looking for inspirational women to write about for an article that I was hoping to be published (Sadly it wasn't published) but unfortunately her son was unwell at the time and then subsequently she contracted the sake illness. Once I knew this, I began to pray for her and her family and in due time she got better. Our friendship started from the moment we said hello. I hope and pray that you will continue to grow, to learn, to inspire others just like you've inspired me. She's someone who I esteem highly and truly believe will become a supermodel legend like @cindycrawford @iamnaomicampbell and all the amazing ladies who walked in last night's @versace_official show as a tribute to Gianni. Before you decide to scroll away from this post, please just do one thing for me: Go and show @itskellyknox some love and give her a follow! God bless you Kelly! #KellyKnox #defygravity #beauty #representation #beautiful #breakdownthosewalls #fashionblogger #styleblogger #fashionista #fblogger #instagood #aintnofearhere #loveconquersall #GodLovesYou #VictoryforuFashion Victorious Everyday.

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Tommy Now/ Tommy X Gigi

For their first time showing in the UK, Tommy Hilfiger took London by Storm! With 90’s rocker/punk vibes running through both collections, the Rock Circus brought the fire on and off the runway.

This sizzle reel is HOT😍. See all the blazing new looks and runway moments that set the stage on fire at #TOMMYNOW 🔥

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The beautiful Hadids were reunited on the runway, (#FamilyGoals) Bella donning it in a hoodie dress, Anwar in a Geometric jumper and striped turtleneck and Gigi slaying her own creation. The runway was adorned with supermodel elite such as Jourdan Dunn, Lucky Blue Smith, Sara Sampaio, Presley Gerber, Hailey Baldwin.

The rocky show had amazing people such as Cameron Dallas, Lewis Hamilton, Neymar Jr, Ali Gordon, Jim Chapman, Caroline Daur and so many other insanely talented people were sat in the Frow.

Julien Macdonald

As you can probably tell by my capitalisation of his name, I really love Julien Macdonald!

Julien Macdonald Spring Summer 18 show. #JulienMacdonaldSS18

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Julien is notorious for intricate designs which as completely and utterly mind-blowing and this collection is no exception. Take a deeper look!

@alessandraambrosio shined in a beautiful blue dress from the #JulienMacdonaldSS18 collection.

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@Marthahunt looked stunning in a beautifully patterned dress designed for @Grahamandbrown. #JulienMacdonaldSS18

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Massive thanks to @ghdhair for making our models' hair fabulous for the #JulienMacdonaldSS18 show!

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Are you in love yet? I am!

These are my LFW favourites but I promise more will be on my Instagram in some capacity.

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Exclusive: Vejits SS18

This is an exclusive just for you! Thank you so much to Vejits for allowing me to share this exclusive with you all!

In Tokyo, Vejits SS18 launched and here’s a full look at the stunning collection:

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The designers of Vejits are getting us all in the mood for summer again (Even though it just left us) with bright prints, maxi and midi cuts, asymmetry and contrasting tones. There is really something for every woman in this new collection.

If you like to keep things quite simple:

This would be perfect with the light camel with lace details and white asymmetric top with the dark blue wide leg trousers with front slits. Simplicity pushed to its limits.

If you’re a lover of print:

This shirt dress is brilliant for the summer and most likely could be worn now with a big coat and some ankle boots. The pink belt is positioned perfectly to add some dimensions to the look.

If you’re a lover of all things bright:

This bright pink co-ord set would catch anyone’s eye. This would definitely be for the confident woman who is ready to take on the world in technicolour.

I am so happy to share this exclusive with you. Enjoy and scroll at your leisure and Thank you once again to the Vejits team for trusting me with this secret. Tokyo is going to love this! We all need some Vejits in our lives.

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Victorious Everyday

My NYFW September 2017 Faves!

Today marks the end of New York Fashion Week

(And the beginning of London Fashion Week – more to come soon) and I have absolutely loved it! Granted, I wasn’t there soaking up the sights and sounds of NYC but I am here to share some of my fashion week faves. The header image for this blog post includes Karlie Kloss closing the show at Brandon Maxwell, Slick Woods walking in the Fenty X Puma show and Gigi Hadid (who pretty much was in every show) opening Prabal Gurung. Let’s jump into the brilliance that was (and is) New York Fashion Week.

(Disclaimer: all images without the Victoryforu logo were not edited by me and do not belong to me!)

Oxford Fashion Studio

My friends at Oxford Fashion Studio absolutely slayed NYFW with no apologies, featuring designers such as Heroes 4 Heroes, Gina Cas, Manola Hawaii and Vanessa Gounden. Make sure you check out their live videos for a full look at all of their amazing designers:

Oxford Fashion Studio will continue to grow and become a fashion power house. Make sure you remember their name.

Desigual

If you know me well enough, you know that I am a dancer. If not check out my Youtube Channel – Shameless plug, I know. But when dance and fashion come together as the culmination of self-expression like at the Desigual show, I have to completely say, “I am in Love!”

I remember saying this as soon as I saw a short snippet of them on Instagram. And here is some of what I saw, you know just ICYMI all:

Yes, it’s crazy but what great fashion house isn’t a little bit mad!

Brandon Maxwell

Karlie Kloss Closing Brandon Maxwell.
DIsclaimer: Found on Vogue Runway.

Karlie Kloss (Who celebrated 10 years of being a model) looks absolutely exquisite in Maxwell’s brilliant designs. You can see the artistry in every single piece, take a look:

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Brandon Maxwell is truly a class act!

Fenty X Puma

Before getting into the style, can we just take a moment to discuss FENTY BEAUTY!

And the reviews have been so good. Rihanna did not come to play! Her risky, no-prisoners attitude transcends her music, fashion and acting careers. Whether you like her or not, Badgalriri is undoubtedly slaying the game.

Slick Woods in Fenty X Puma
Found on Vogue Runway

The Urban designs also involved both men and women which for a menswear lover like me really intrigued me, I believe that Rihanna really has a skilled eye for design:

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Marchesa

Do I need to say anymore? The British fashion powerhouse absolutely killed it in NYC:

Jeremy Scott

Happy Anniversary to the Haute Street Style Genius! Here’s to 20 more years of amazing, crazy, innovative style!

Prabal Gurung

“Grant me the strength to change the things I cannot accept.” is how Gurung’s politically charged began. Freeing the nipple, empowering women and completely showing us all how it is done is what he does best.

Even though there are so many oustanding designers, these are just a handful of some of my favourites from NYFW! Next Stop: London Fashion Week.

I am so excited for this weekend!

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Fashion Month begins soon!

New York. London. Paris. Milan.

I’m so excited for the upcoming fashion weeks. So much so that I’ll be sharing my favourite moments from last seasons & what I’m looking forward to this season over on my Instagram.
Make sure you’re following @victoriousdarius to keep updated.

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Victorious Everyday. 

How to: Wear a White Tee

Here is my guide on how to wear this Extreme Longline Super Oversized White T-shirt from ASOS. I am completely in love it!

I hope you enjoy the accompanying video below. I really enjoyed filming it and also check out my new blog post on Victoryforu.wordpress.com on how I deal with my insecurities.

Look 1 – All White

All White Look - Taken By Victoryforu

Three simple steps to get this look:

Step 1: White Tee from ASOS

Step 2: White Dungarees from Boohoo Man (Currently not available so White Jeans will do)

Step 3: White High Tops from Electric Styles

This is a great look where you want to make a statement and personally, I feel like white makes my skin look really healthy hence why if you see me I will probably be in white or a bright colour.

Look 2  – Casual Monochrome

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Similar rules as Look 1, but with the contrast of Black. I wore my Black and White tribal print joggers from Forever 21 (No longer available) however, any black jeans or joggers will work perfectly. Don’t forget these #Unique sunnies from Hashtag Sunglasses. Enter Code ‘NewShades4You’ for  10% off your purchase!

Look 3 – Hint of Red

Hint of Red By Victoryforu

Excuse my face in this one 😂

Black & White look amazing with pretty much anything but red is a power colour. Style the white T-Shirt and Black Jeans with these beautiful Red Brogues from Shoe Embassy. And add some shades like mine from Street Affaires.

Look 4 – Marching into battle

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There’s a lot more colour in this fit which I love. Starting with the ASOS white Tee base, layer on a sleeveless khaki shirt like mine from Forever 21 (No Longer Available) then add this Black and Gold Bracelet from ASOS for some extra colour and match them with some Gold Sunnies like mine from H&M. Grey Jeans are becoming a favourite of mine lately, they just work with a lot of things. And finally some brightly coloured Adidas Superstars.

And those are my looks all based on this amazing T-shirt from ASOS that I am completely in love with. I got it in 2XL, even though I am an XL, to make it baggier and to emphasise the drop shoulder more.

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Black Girls Rock: Style Edition

Welcome back to the Blog. Long time no speak. Let’s Talk about Black Girls Rock!

Before getting into the style, I just want to address something. This is something that we should all be watching, no matter your gender, religion, colour or orientation. It is amazing and if you have never seen it before, Catch it on replay on BET. 

Now time for the style!

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The Host – Taraji P Henson

The Actress and Activist hosted the show and wore 5 different outfits throughout the night. A queen can never have too many outfit changes right? She started on the Red Carpet in dark blue cut-out gown by David Koma. Her looks all celebrated her curves and inner and outer beauty!

Young Gift and Black – Yara Shahidi

The graceful, powerful and knowledgeable Yara Shahidi stunned in this Purple Elie Saab gown. Her style is great but her confident, calm & collected personality is even better. She accepted her award so graciously and spoke so eloquently. Congratulations on getting into Harvard!

Issa Rae

I’m still yet to watch insecure but I already know how amazing it is. Love this light and airy gown from Aleksandra Dojcinovic, it’s extremely flattering on her!

Skai Jackson

The beautiful young star is changing the world by standing against bullying and is standing for equality. Looking absolutely stunning in this Ong Oag Pairam dress.

These are just a few of my favourite looks from Black Girls Rock. What were your favourite looks?

But beyond the looks, Black Girls Rock is a powerful movement that is truly amazing. Every speech inspired me to get better and go further and watching this always gives me a higher level of respect for my grandmothers, aunties and my mum!

I look forward to see how the Celebrants and M.A.D girls progress.

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Victorious Everyday 

Congratulations Roxxsaurus!

I think it is fairly safe to say that Roxxsaurus is killing the Youtube Game!

I am proud to call her a friend and I am proud to be a fan. To see her grow has been a privilege. She recently hit 2 Million subscribers on her main channel and on 6th August at Summer In The City, she released her official Merch!

She established her channel, in early 2014, creating makeup tutorials, look books and DIY tutorials.
She would let her 12-year-old self-know to,” never feel like you’re not good enough, never let anyone change you or put you down for doing something that makes you happy.”

Whether she is working with L’Oréal Paris, Maybelline or Claire’s, Roxi is an advocate for positivity, kindness and diversity. Her motivation to succeed comes from within. Even when hate has been thrown her way, she continued to smile and live by the words “Kill Em With Kindness!”

Her positive attitude towards negativity and humility makes her one of the sweetest and empowering people to meet IRL. I promise you!

Keep supporting her! Go subscribe, Like and check out her vlog channel too!

God Bless

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Victorious Everyday