ROAST MY OUTFIT
Welcome Roasters to our very first edition of Roast My Outfit with Askia Karin. It goes without saying that some of our public figures don’t know the first thing about image management. It is, therefore, the responsibility of Roast My Outfit in the wake of the #suportyourown campaign, to steer them in the right direction. First up on the hot seat aka fashion grill is one of Cameroon’s female rappers and Alpha Better Record’s Queen. She is Askia Karin.
Askia needs serious and urgent help. She has been looking tacky and razz and somewhat all over the place lately. Especially on her Instagram which is supposed to be the perfect site for Askia to market and brand her image. Some might argue that it is her account and she can do whatever she wants with it. Roast my outfit disagrees, she is a public figure and should look the part. Right now, she isn’t and she needs a major intervention. First, off honey, pantyhose should never be worn with open-toed shoes. Second of all, it is not an African style and should only be worn for the purpose of decency or cold weather. You were obviously not trying to be decent with that Khaki cat-suit that shows there’s nothing underneath. Socks with peep-toed heels have been making a comeback and honey you are sending them to an early grave.
Try fishnet socks or lighter socks but not those hideous red, thick cotton socks. This outfit is a total fail. It needs a Roast My Outfit makeover.
Are those thongs sticking out or you just couldn’t find a longer zip-up cardigan? Yes, the stringing thong on the hip is a major trend but not for women of your body type. Imagine Blanche Bailly with good enough hips to hold those thongs. You just don’t have the hips and the thick figure for this trend and are those pajamas or what?
This whole outfit makes you look like a mechanic. I know you love boots but they do not love you. The silk pants would look much better with strap high heeled sandals. Great job though on the toned down hair color and makeup.
What contract does our girl have with pantyhose and boots? She keeps trying to look high fashion and trendy but never gets it right and ends up looking somewhat homeless. The ankle boots for this outfit need to be thigh high and fitting not loose. The stonewash denim boots are the wrong color for this outfit. Imagine how much difference black boots like this Till London would make this outfit.
Also, the train on the bodysuit totally shades her amazing body type and so does the hair. Askia has killer cheekbones and other facial qualities which she keeps hidden behind big ugly weave-on. A slick back ponytail, black boots, and the bodysuit minus the train would make an amazing substitute to the hideous outfit.
Wow, tights and boots again. Number one rule of peep-toe strap boots is no hose. Combining the boots with floral shorts, sheer top and displaying your bra which has a totally different color on its own makes you look really trashy. Nothing on this outfit needs to see the light. They all need to be burnt. The peep-toe booties look like they are crying for help with old age. You actually look really beautiful without that large nose ring blocking all the oxygen.
This is probably the worst fishnet style on the internet. Again, Askia always has a lot going on on her body. We all agree she has a huge wardrobe problem with putting clothes together. Whether you all agree or not, this outfit is a NO NO. The hair needs the Queens Wig for a full head transplant. Whilst she needs to be stripped from scalp to toe for a total wardrobe makeover. Makeover volunteer anyone?
A huge no to blurry pictures on the internet especially for a public figure. I have a problem with the pose in this picture as much as the outfit. Those ankle boots look old and too loose for the outfit. Was this picture taken during winter in Europe? The image the picture portrays is of someone who just landed abroad for their first time and is feeling happy and timid. Whatever is underneath the trench coat is too loose for boots.
I need a moment in Askia’s closet to burn all her pantyhose. This casual outfit was perfect till she got the not so brilliant idea to wear sheer tights. With the number of tights she wears, it gives us the feeling that the skin bleaching rumors are true and she is probably hiding dark spots and blemishes underneath them. If that is not the case, then show us more legs girl. You’ve got the body type, all you need is a little more body-confidence to shine better.
ALPHA BETTER RECORDS
The two outfits above are one of our faves from Askia Karin but for one thing, the hair. She has a well-structured face with cheekbones so chiseled. We think, low haircuts without the aggressive blond tint and bogus hairstyles that don’t cover her face are the best and bring out her beauty.
To conclude, Askia Karin, being the only lady of the Alpha Better crew has to slay the game and wear her crown. In our opinion, her lack of style and image management issues are by no means promoting the label. However, there is always room for growth. The rap queen needs to step up her style game, get a personal stylist and wear more suitable and image flattering outfits.
With so many fashion designers in Cameroon from Margo’s Mode to De Aura, a collabo with one of the brands could be useful. We love Akia. But we believe she needs a major fashion make-over from top-to-toe. As far as we are concerned, her current image isn’t marketable international and does not match her label.
Below is our favorite shot of Askia so far. She is oozing Coachella vibes with the china bumps, bandanna, customized sweatshirt and for once boots and socks that actually match. But I would say a big no to collages and poor picture quality on social media for any public figure.
I hope it was fun on the grill. Tag Roast my outfit on pictures that deserve roasting and catch our attention on social media with the #Roastmyoutfit or #ROM. See you at the next barbecue. Remember, you post, we roast. And everyone shall be kept honest.