Beauty and Youth: Katarina

Photographer: Jonathan VDK (@jdvkphoto)

Model: Katarina (@katarinajanickova_)

Make-up artist: Emily McKay (@emilymckaymua)

Stylist: Uzochi Okoronkwo (@plaitwoman)

Rhinestone Cowgirl

“Rhinestone Cowgirl”

Photographed by Richard Lee (@richardleeny)

Model: Emi (@ima_emi_desu)

MUA: Emily Mckay (@emilygmckaymua)

Produced and Styled by Uzochi Okoronkwo (@plaitwoman)

Everything I Want I Have…

“…Money, Notoriety and Rivieras”

-Lana Del Rey

Hey y’all, I’m glowing.

Shirt: Zara

Jeans/Belt: H&M

Earrings: Nasty Gal

Shoes: Adidas

Sunglasses: DKNY



It’s A Match!

The famous tagline of one of the most popular mobile apps, Tinder. Also the relationship between my powder blue sweater and my flowy midi skirt. I was pleased when I pulled out this new (to me, i.e. Treasure Factory) sweater and gingerly placed it next to the skirt hoping they would match. My prayers were answered when I put both on and couldn’t tell the difference between the color of the two items. Next were shoes. When you have such a feminine color and silhouette what kicks do you pair them with? Tan stilettos? Tall black boots? NOPE. Dirty, overly worn Van’s Sk8-hi sneakers. I bought these shoes around 3 years ago with the express purpose of getting them dirty. Mission accomplished. Check out the photos  and outfit details below!

Sweater: thrift

Skirt: thrift

Shoes: Vans

Rings: thrift

Sunglasses: thrift

basically ya girl knows how to thrift haha


This ring is awesome because when you look at it from the side it appears to be clear. The color on the top really smacks you in the face. 1 dollar at Treasure Factory!


Wishlist: Nike Air Max 95

So I was on Manrepeller.com reading some articles and I came across“Why Ugly Sneakers Are Back: A Theory”  by contributing editor Pandora Sykes (wow love her name btw). It is an expose’ on the dad sneaker trend taking the fashion world by storm. To be honest, I wasn’t particularly eager to put these in my closet and wasn’t impressed when top designers like rappers, athletes and musicians with their dad-inspired footwear. But at the end of the post Sykes included some examples of the trend that I kinda fell in love with a little. One that stood out in particular was the pink Nike Air Max 95 with baby blue highlights. I WANT THIS SHOE and will probably end up getting it at some point, maybe after the next pay day. You can You can find these shoes on mytheresa.com and they retail 174 USD. When I cop them I’ll be sure to put them on all over my Insta!



What’s on Plaitwoman’s Rack?

Greetings! I’m starting a new series entitled “what’s on plaitwoman’s clothing rack?” To show you some of the clothes I’m wearing for the week or just some pieces I pulled from my closet as inspo. Here’s my first edition of the series!

I remember being in college on my crappy ass laptop waiting for this collection to drop… and not getting a damn thing 😂. Finding this at Don Don Down was the ultimate recompense. Alexander Wang x H&M 

The shirt that will make you feel like a go-go dancer who didn’t even have to audition. Vintage

Updated modern version of a pimp suit. H&M blazer, vintage shirt

Vintage leather purse that I have little to no intention of wearing out and only bought because it was pretty and ¥500.



Who knew these colors could come together in such a Solange way? (Solange being a synonym for everything beautiful and pure). H&M top, Tommy Hilfiger skirt.

PS… really great news… I’m going to my first official fashion show this Monday! It will be my first Tokyo Fashion week event and I’m super excited to have been invited. I hope to stunt this fashion week and thrive for many more to come 😉