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This Or That Edition Featuring Kaisa Struss, Solange Knowles, Ashley Madekwe, Nyasha Matonhodze, Kerry Washington, Lady Gaga & Yaya DaCosta

This or That Edition on CulturalToast.com examines style trends on and off the red carpet. Sometimes it’s a fashion face-off or two looks that’s quite similar. There’s plenty of great features such as this and much more published daily on the Tumblr page. This or That has quickly become a hot commodity on CulturalToast.com. Join us in discovering a few fashionable style shows we couldn’t resist sharing with our readers. Origami, ankara, lace and ombre all made it into our latest This or That edition.

First up, there’s THE coveted Burberry Prorsum SS 2012 ankara jacket that appeared on the February 2012 cover of Harper’s Bazaar Spain featuring Kasia Struss and was also seen on Lady Gaga. This ankara print jacket first made its runway appearance during London Fashion Week before it was later seen on Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga vs. Kaisa Struss in Burberry Prorsum SS 2012

Actress YaYa DaCosta and Solange Knowles are into this season’s trend of the moment – lace. Don’t you love Solange’s green lace Dolce & Gabbana Aso Oke-esqe dress during Milan Fashion Week? YaYa added green accessories to her black off the shoulder lace dress when she attended W Magazine’s 69th Annual Golden Globes award celebration in New York City. Natural curls and bold red lipsticks completed both fashionista’s red carpet looks.

YaYa DaCosta vs. Solange Knowles in lace

Editorial to real life has never looked glamorous thanks in part to Nyasha Matonhodze and Kerry Washington’s origami white Donna Karan frock. Kerry was seen in this lovely get-up from Donna Karan’s Resort 2011 collection at the 8th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball. Nyasha wore this look for her Vogue Japan November 2011 editorial.

Nyasha Matonhodze vs. Kerry Washington in Donna Karan

Zimbabwe’s it girl and Louis Vuitton’s it model Nyasha Matonhodze wraps up our fun This or That edition thanks to her high-profile Topshop Fall 2011 print AD campaign. ABC’s Revenge Ashley Madekwe is also a fan of this ombre look when she attended the Forevermark and InStyle Golden Globe event.

Ashley Madekwe vs. Nyasha Matonhodze in Topshop

Has any of these looks inspired your next evening out on the town?

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This Or That examines style trends on and off the red carpet. Sometimes it’s a fashion face-off or two looks that’s quite similar.

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Lady Gaga Tackles Cultural Pulse in Burberry Prorsum Ankara Jacket

Lady Gaga, one  of pop music’s biggest superstar, was spotted out and about in a Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2012 Ankara jacket in London. We love her Christian Louboutin  Daffodil suede purple heels! CulturalToast.com always appreciates seeing how celebrities put their own personal funk on African fashion fabric straight from the runway.

LADY GAGA IN ANKARA

Lady Gaga however is the not the first celebrity to seen wearing an “African-inspired” design from Burberry Prorsum. Gaga joins the ranks of Solange, Kate Bosworth and Anna Wintour who’s obsessed with African fashion fabric-inspired Burberry designs on and off the red carpet. As you can tell Gaga’s jacket print is the same pattern as Kate Bosworth’s dress. Gotta love the globalization of African fashion? CulturalToast.com does NOT think it’s a fad but a lifestyle.

Burberry Prorsum Ankara Obsession -  Lady Gaga, Anna Wintour, Kate Bosworth, and Solange Knowles

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Cultural Presence looks at how celebrities and everyday people wear African fashion straight from the runway.