Happy Monday. I am sure that if you are like me you have probably dreamed of starting that African fashion business idea of yours that you know will thrive in due time. You may have also dreamed that it can bring you fortune as well. Well if you are like me and you started but are not yet successful, in 2016, I am here to share that you should not throw that idea away just yet. Believe me, it can still bring you that fortune you have dreamed about. If you don’t believe me, what do Amazon, Dell Computer, Home Depot, Airbnb, and Uber have in common? They all started with a “dumb” idea or an idea that people never expected will be as successful as they are today. Continue reading
Culled from Instyle Magazine, Read an except about Liya Kebede’s photo shoot for De Beer’s Campaign for Women for Women International.
When Liya Kebede was approached to star in diamond jeweler De Beers’s”Moments in Light” campaign, the model and designer didn’t have to think twice. Photographed by Mary McCartney, the celebrity portraits in the campaign are auctioned off with proceeds benefiting Women for Women International, an organization that provides aid to women in war and post-war countries. For Kebede, the decision to partake was a no-brainer. “I immediately wanted to be a part of the campaign once I learned about the amazing work that Women for Women is doing around the globe,” Kebede told InStyle. “It’s so wonderful that the organization gives women around the world the tools and skills they need to become independent and self-sufficient.” Continue reading
With the New York Fashion Week just around the corner, the showcards of some African Models that maybe strutting down the runway are out. Here are why these showcards are important (thanks to Vogue.com) and we wish all of them best of luck and hopefully the runways will be diverse this season. Continue reading
Famously and scathingly ignored by the global fashion industry, African fashion has not only outdistanced it’s reputation, but it has transcended criticism thanks to the endorsement of first ladies such as Michele Obama and celebrities and fashionistas alike. Although African fashion has a long way to go in terms of becoming a high-fashion fantasy, I am glad to know that there are people out there working feverishly to soften the story on African fashion so that it does not lose it’s sense of unique, bold fashion style that you will surely love. One case in point, is the modern African fashion maxi skirt, that reliable and versatile piece of garment that is gracing the waist of every fashionista longing to represent African fashion to the fullest. Continue reading
It’s the weekend, the day dedicated to all the beautiful African Fashion Queens out there representing our culture in seriously stunning traditional attires. As always, I really love my Nigerian culture and in my bid to portray it positively, here are my African Fashion Queens of the Week, thanks to the Nigerian Wedding instagram feeds. These images are of authentic African women and yes we really have some strikingly beautiful brides in Nigeria. Continue reading
I am loving this African High Fashion Model Aluad Deng Anei and these recent images of her for One Magazine are #stunning. Her figure is amazing and her skin, totally divine. It’s like blackness at its finest and Alaud is the star. I loved all the outfits used in the post and it’s pretty clear that the camera loves this woman. There is this confident opulence that she exudes in these images and her expression to that mannequin has a surprise impact that is as dramatic and captivating as Aluad herself. She also plays out the notion that black is beautiful very well in red pieces that are truly divine. Continue reading
It was a breathtakingly beautiful August weekend, the sort where you can’t imagine wearing anything else but fashion and style from Africa. You know me, I am 100% biased anytime and anywhere African fashion in on display. The images all over social media from the recently concluded Afropunk 2015 festival in Brooklyn New York made me smile, as of course, modern African fashion was on full display. The familiar emotion of feeling that our black is beautiful or that our sense of African fashion and style is equally important was on full force at Afropunk, 2015. There were colors everywhere in cuts that were pleasing to the eye (case in point our feature image). Continue reading