Grace's unique fashion sense

HARARE - She might not always dress in high end fashion from top designers, but First Lady Grace Mugabe has her own unique style and always manages to be spot-on in her dressing.

At her husband’s inauguration for another term in office on Thursday, Grace was dressed in a blue dress, with two different shades of the colour.

The shade combination of the outfit blended well together, showing off what she knows best, dressing up.
Grace is her own stylist as she designs her own clothes, selects herown material, while her fellow first ladies prefer top designers.

Always elegantly dressed, the First Lady says she does not rely on world renowned designers to dress her, but in fact, relies on her own tailors.

This is despite the fact that she has been spotted shopping in Milan (Italy), home of the most elegant and powerful designers.

On Thursday, the first family ditched its party regalia for the finer clothes after completing the campaign job a few weeks ago.

In contrast with the First Lady of the US, Michelle Obama, both women dress well, but have different tastes.

Michelle mostly dons outfits from Tracy Reese, Thakoon, Rachel Roy, Narciso Rodriguez, Michael Kors and many others.

In an interview with People of the South’s Dali Tambo, Grace confessed that she likes her own designs, while her husband, President Robert Mugabe said he dressed himself.

Upon being asked whether he lets his wife dress him, Mugabe said he preferred dressing himself, while coming to her defence of not being a shopaholic.

“She doesn’t do that kind of shopping, she will buy fabrics and have them sown, she designs them herself. You can see they are quiet decorated she wants them very colourful.

“ I dress myself, sometimes she says I like this I say no, no, no, you do not know anything about men’s clothes leave me to do my own. She likes to dress me but no I am an independent man, I make my own choices but she buys me suits and gifts from time to time,” he said.

Grace was not the only one who was dressed pleasantly; her husband Mugabe was elegantly dressed as always.

Mugabe is always on point with his tailor made suits and maybe it is something men should take a cue from, unlike some people who appear like they have been given hand me downs.

The rest of the first family was there also, with Bona wearing a orange costume, Robert Junior wearing a grey suit and Chatunga donning a brown suit.

Comments (10)

Despite all this glitter deep inside she is grotesquely avaricious and cold as ice. Sally was the voice of reason and her death signalled the demise of Zimbabwe.

Squarebasher - 25 August 2013

Excerpt from l' Monde, Paris - "Grace Mugabe is known for her lavish lifestyle. The Daily Telegraph called her "notorious at home for her profligacy" in a 2003 coverage of a trip to Paris, during which she was reported as spending £75,000 (approx US$120,000) in a short shopping spree; and over the past years leading to 2004 has withdrawn over £5 million from the Central Bank of Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe she is known sarcastically as "Gucci Grace" or "The First Shopper" in reference to her numerous, lavish European shopping sprees. When Grace Mugabe was included in the 2002 sanctions, one EU parliamentarian said that the ban would "stop Grace Mugabe going on her shopping trips in the face of catastrophic poverty blighting the people of Zimbabwe." Mrs Mugabe faces similar sanctions in the United States. If you go to Google or Bing 'Images' and search 'Grace Mugabe Shopping', you'll get all the images you want of her extravagance and avarice. Look at the images of her outfits, they are not thrown together by some tailors who use bolts of cloth bought at a Singapore bazaar, they are designer made!

Chivula Mapoti - 25 August 2013

Gold digger. How can someone fall in love with an old fart as old as her grand dad? What is she going to do after the old fart is gone? Re-marry I suppose.

Soni - 25 August 2013

if u cant beat them join them

clido - 26 August 2013

Elizabeth Macheka is The Gold Digger. Half the Age

crocodile squad - 26 August 2013

Elizabeth Macheka is The Gold Digger. Half the Age

crocodile squad - 26 August 2013

She is well dressed but what is happening with that children's home whose children are there, please First Lady help those kids who are sleeping just after OK Kwame Nkurumah in card boxes. I think they deserve to be at that home don't they?

maita - 26 August 2013

She designs her own dresses, it is good to know that this shows that she is promoting indigenization. This shows that we have resources here. Why going to Dubai, Italy, UK,.. buying clothes designed by others. That's is excellent.

Mushonga - 26 August 2013

grace designs her own dresses, really? grace the secretary from the typist pool is now a fashion designer of the same ilk as Versace? kunyeperwa kwemarema ne kororo ava kuzimbabwe. zviroto izvozvo. I dare grace to show her designs to the world and promote them. not all zimbos are fools wena. the pool typist is just that , a pool typist with a husband with blood on his hands. full stop.

galante1 - 26 August 2013

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