Five (5) Shoots making Niva’s Instagram headlines from the past weeks.

Ayyy whats up guys, hope ya’ll doing grreaattt B-) !
So I thought i should compile 5 different shoots i had from a few weeks back and explain why i liked them, and just basically show you whats been hot lately. 

Lets get straight into it:

1). The Daniel Hechter Shoot

Now, this is actually a throw back and it currently on my Instagram, you should check it out, and it was actually just a trial shoot with my friend Helix (photographer). I took it at the New Confucius Centre at my school (Unza) and this particular piece just amazed me. Helix and I scheduled an even tougher shoot so stay tuned B-) . 

2). The Puma Shoot

Now this one was actually just a thought i had when i was seated in my bedroom. I usually visualize something, then call my buddy Kaluba and tell him i need him to take a picture of me, haha. Sooo yeah, i just liked how the orange and black came out, pretty chic.

3). Kaluba’s Shoot

I know right? Why am i featuring someone else? Haha, well Kaluba is myyyumm buddy annnddd he wanted to have a shoot with his old Nike shoes (I LOVE THOSE SHOES!) , so i thought it was a great idea actually, so we tried different pauses and THIS ONE captivated me, just look at it, nothing says Old Skool RnB more than this Pic. I love it!

4). Army Green x White shoes Shoot

Now one thing you guys must know is, i LOVE navy green combined with white shoes, so i arranged a shoot, again with Kaluba lol (Terrence is busy you guys) (who is Terrence? Stay tuned Lol) .. Soo yeah, i just loved the clarity, how i edited it, though the pose was a little funny to me anyway, Loooool.

5). The Adidas Shoot

This one is a throw back too. Now heres a crazy thing about this one haha, it was actually taken by A STRANGER! yeah! I was walking inside Acacia Park in Lusaka and i saw that the building has a black-ish background, and i really wanted to match the black, grey and white, so i saw this dude coming, and (me and my whiteness) i asked him if he had a minute and he agreed. So blah blah he took the pics and hey, after i edited this one I just liked how official it looked, even though it was just a 2 minutes (even less) thing.

So thats all for today’s blog guys, hope you liked it. 

Those that dont follow me on Instagram i suggest you do that NOW! Lol >> @Niva_druberg ,and I might follow you back if you have a nice feed. Until next time!


Lets talk (FIVE) sneakers! 

Ayyye whats up guys, been a while huh? Well iv been busy lately with school and all, and kind of never had anything to talk about. But, as i was seated on my bed i thought “damn, i really need more shoes” so i told my roommate ‘Milimo’ that i wanna – write something about shoes. 

So basically I’m just talking about 5 shoes that I currently like, its gonna be in summary so I don’t bore you guys, lol, soooo lets get straight into it. Oh and this post is very Unisex so even girls will have their, pictures in it to relate to (I donno what I’m saying). So I’ll list them from 5 to 1 but number doesn’t define how much i like it.

5). Adidas ZX flux

I simply like this shoe you guys, now i know people are currently saying, “noo, its too common now” but really, if i had some bucks on me, i wouldn’t hesitate, ild buy it – in black and white that is, Lol.

4). Vans Sk8 Hi 

Vans! Vans! Vans! They never get out of fashion! just like converse, truuuust me on this one. Im known to not be a fan of high cut shoes, but these ones just make me feel, well, BUY THEM Niva. I simply like these shoes, and ild rock them in shorts, kinda like my polish and british friends rock them. So ild definitely buy these if i had cash right now.

3). Rihanna Puma Creepers

I bet I answered your prayer huh? You wanted these to be listed huh? Lol .. I love these shoes, ESPECIALLY Black and Gum, like, I need money right now, i need the black and gum creepers. Had a chance once, my friends learning in china were closing, but, well, never had enough cash (now I’m just making myself sound broke, lol). 

2). Adidas Alpha Bounce!

Why the exclamation mark? *whispers while getting loud* Cause they aRE CLASSICS! first time i saw these shoes were on South African Photograher Anele Papu’s instagram page – I simply fell in love with them. Quite pricey yeah, but they would sit really well in my closet. They kinda look like good shoes for work outs though. 

1). Nike Air Huarache

Now i know most people know me to be an Adidas person, but guys, lets admit it, these are one of the coolest shoes so far! One would look at them and say, “but its too detailed” yeah exactly, these shoes are nice because they are detailed but still nice – not to mention how comfortable they are. Plus i got the influence from my friends in poland and ireland, they love this shoe a lot, so do I and I can’t wait to own it (forget the Adidas factor, YOLO) Lol. 

I guess thats it. I don’t know about you, but these are the shoes I’m currently obsessed with. But you can let me know which ones you like, 3 is the number, leave a comment and share this link to your friends too. Peace!

Meet my new Inspo – Anele Papu, South African born photographer and all-round multi talented creative.

I came across Anele’s instagram page one time (cant really remember how, lol) but ever since i followed him i have received a decent amount of motivation to further my fashion skills, photography skills and also, well im thinking of starting the gym and Anele does all three. 

One of the things i noticed about this guy is the way he simply alligns his outfits, so simple and neat, and they just come out really awesome. His passion for photography has given me a little further push to continue my hunt for a personal good quality camera to improve my fashion showcases, and the fact that he works out too, and im about to start working out, how much more inspiration could one be looking for? 

Born in Port Elizabeth, Papu attended the school of Music, Art & Design at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He gained incredible experience over the past two years through his Multimedia & Marketing company, Vulzee. It was during this time he had the pleasure of working and collaborating in multiple projects with South Africa’s finest talent and exceptional companies.

His career was launched when he recently moved to Johannesburg in early 2016 and has had the opportunity to collaborate and work with remarkable brands such as Roll Royce, Adidas, Huawei, Daniel Wellington, Uber South Africa, TopMan, Jaguar South Africa. His work has been featured in exhibitions with Adidas and publications such as GQ South Africa.

You can follow him on Instagram using the handle – @anelepapu .

The 5 things that shouldn’t miss in every man’s closet.

Okay so today we’re gonna talk about the five things that every decent man should have amoungst his stuff, and i know some of you might already have some or all of these (like myself) so i though we help out a few that might, well, need such advice.

So lets get straight into it.

1). A Pair of White Shoes.

Come on guys, long gone are the days when one would say, “I don’t own a pair of white shoes because its a hard color to maintain.” By now you should know that white shoes need some extra care right after stepping into them (you are not clean till you can maintain the color white, period). I advise simple, non-sophisticated shoes like Common Projects, Vans, and even Adidas Superstars. They are quite an easy get away for people that want their outfits simple and neatly done. They also help one to come up with an outfit because they easily match almost any color due to their neutral characteristic. So grab yourself a pair of white shoes. ITS AN ORDER. lol.

2). High Quality ‘Designer’ Wallet. 

A good, quality wallet gives you confidence. Now i know you might be wondering why I’m emphasizing the designer part: well it doesn’t have to be a designer branded wallet, but for a person like me i like accessories that are easily defined by their brand; talk of Cartier, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Fendi … It just doesn’t feel right to have this really good outfit on, with a low quality wallet in your pocket. It doesn’t have to be designer, but get a wallet of HIGH quality that will last long. Some months back i spent my last cash (i wont mention how much) to buy myself a Prada Wallet and up to now, I always look at it and, it just feels so dope (the texture + name).

3). Turtle Neck

You can have any other jersey in your closet, but grab a turtle neck too. Turtle necks are really nice jerseys to wear when it comes to winter days especially when you want to keep warm and look stylish at the same time. They have a characteristic attached to them of automatically making you a ‘cool, clean and nicely dressed’ person even without adding too much effort to your outfit. So i advise you get at least one turtle neck jersey; color based on the type of clothes you have (I advise burgundy, light grey or black).

4). Wrist watch(es)

Most people have the mindset of saying a wrist watch is for time; well yes it is but there is another reason you should have a wrist watch in your closet – to complete your outfit. I have walked out of my room on different occasions without my wrist watch and trust me i felt just how incomplete my outfit was, forcing me to rush back in and get it. However, I advise each man to have AT LEAST TWO (2) high quality, branded watches. Come on guys, save some cash and get two watches because being dapper requires spending actually. You can buy them according to the type of dress codes you like. Have one for killer occasions and another for daily use. You might want to pick a neutral color like black – and also brown (brown is even more classy). 

5). Deodorant 

“Buy Deodorant, Buy Deodorant, Buy DEO-DO-RANT.” You may not have enough cash for a perfume, but deodorant must NEVER miss out in your closet. In fact Deodorant and Roll On are two of the things that must never miss in every man’s closet. Go ahead, walk naked outside if you want to, but smell good while you piss people off with your indecency. But on a serious note, it is vital to wear deodorant after each shower to not only avoid disturbing the public, but also for your personal hygiene.

Meet Beverly Hills’ Menswear Influencer – Perkens Bien Aime

Young and want to get your suit game up? Then this young dapper man might just be your redemption.

[And guess what, At the end of this blog post we have a surprise guest whos a friend and partner of Perkens -whom i will also write a blog about soon]

Perkens, a young and classy gent from Beverly Hills, California, moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams as a designer. In a short biography about him he added:

“I am intensely passionate about menswear and my goal is to be able to contribute to this ever-evolving world of fashion.”

Perkens is an Insider at the fashion movement called Gentleman’s Quarterly (GQ) and also owns a website called ‘Garcona La Mode’ (you can just add .com to visit it) where he shows us what to wear in different seasons.

The first time i saw Perkens was on Instagram and one thing that captivated me was just how clean and simply arranged his outfits were.

Talk about switch up, Perkens shows us how to best balance between office wear for the young gent that just graduated from college or university, to a nicely done casual wear that’s suitable for any ‘clean’ environment.

You can follow him on his Instagram account where you can stay updated with some of the most classy, dapperly done outfits he has in store for us – @perkinsbienaime.

Below are some of the cool outfits i managed to fetch from his Instagram and website:

As promised, our surprise guest is Fashion and Lifestyle blogger, ‘Blake Scott’ , on our far right >.

Justice ‘Hytic’ Kazunga – Media Company CEO that can switch up looks!

Meet Zambia’s very own Fashion Enthusiast Justice ‘Hytic’ Kazunga, pursing his studies in Russia at Tula State University, who is also the C.E.O of the media company ‘305 Media’ which focuses on various trends and latest media content especially from Zambian Photography, Music and Music Videos and other related stuff, and is aimed at boosting the Zambian Multimedia game. Now thats just Brilliant!

I have been a fan of Justice’s ability to switch up from Dapper looks, which i have seen him in while wearing every dapper man’s essential shoe – the Derby ‘Cap Toe’, to casual fits where he gives us ideas on how to rock sporty shoes like Adidas, Nike and also slip-on type of shoes … not forgetting the other ways he loves his blazers worn other than the usual office preference, which leaves him as one of the top Fashion Inspirations.

(You can follow him on Instagram to stay updated with his latest outfits, and also his 305 Media pages on the usernames below).

Instagram – @hytic305
305 media Instagram – ‘@305media’

305 media Facebook – ‘305 media’

Below are some of his cool looks sourced from his pages.

Zed Since 1964 – Zambia’s Trending Clothing line by Joshua.

Zambia stand up! The first time i saw a post about this currently-trending brand i said to myself, “Yes! This is what my country needs!”

‘Zed Since 1964’ is a clothing line founded by a Young Zambian Entrepreneur named Joshua ‘B-man’ Mubo, and is focused on boosting the fashion game in Zambia.
The name was made on the basis of encouraging Zambian people to be proud of being citizens of the country ever since it gained its independence in the year 1964.

Ever since its establishment, it has gained a huge number of followers and fans and many people have made orders and purchased this brand from the designer himself. It comes in three types as at now which are; T Shirts, Hoodies and Caps.

So ill tell you, if you are Zambian and you don’t have this awesome brand in your closet, you are wasting your time, go and grab one right now and be a part of the movement.

If you are wondering how you can purchase a T shirt or a Hoodie and Cap, ill put the details at the end of this so you can contact Joshua to make an order, and also follow his Facebook and Instagram page where you will see most of the work he has done for many people that made orders.

Contact Number – ‘+260972587948’
Facebook Page – ‘Zed Swag Addiction’

Instagram – ‘Josh Zed Swag Addiction’

Take a look at the recent photoshoot he had below.