The biggest story from the red carpet at this year’s MET Gala was all about how Kim Kardashian stole Beyonce’s 2012 look to the same event. I have taken time to look at the dresses and yes, the critics are right. Both are sheer, tight, long sleeved with feathery train. Kim took it a notch higher by replicating even the ponytail. Whether all this was a ploy for media attention or Kanye West worked with designer Roberto Cavalli to make a fool of Kim, we may never know. At least we are sure different designers made the gowns.
In Kampala, however, you walk into a shop and it is obvious the outfits were shipped from China and are the same grade, colour, and fabric with the same suggested combination, if it is a two-piece. For some reason, a lady walks into a shop and buys one piece and leaves another 499 ready for the next customer to choose from. The funny thing is when she meets another person wearing the same outfit she still goes like: “B**ch stole my look.” Really? So you thought the pieces that remained in the shop you bought yours were going to stay there forever? If I were you, I would just go for only unique pieces if you want to look the part.
Secondly if you buy the whole ensemble, take it apart. If it was a combined skirt and blouse, substitute the top with another matching piece or switch the skirt for a pair of pants. Every time you were the outfit as bought, you risk finding someone who bought the exact piece. And the “she stole my look” looks between our unique fashion-loving ladies will stop.