I love when I come across new models. I especially love when I recognize that they maybe from a continent I love. So, allow me to introduce New York Model, Olivia Anakwe, who is also a modern muse to know. The featured image of her described her look as taking minimal dressing to the next level with monochromatic looks that channel beauty inside and out. I would add that this description aptly describes Oliva herself inside and out. With the bulk of the fashion industry’s attention often focused on international fashion hubs like London or Paris, for the next trending model, it is always great to see representation from unlikely places, like Nigeria and it’s never ending wealth of talent. Olivia looks unearths the very best that Africa in general and Nigeria to be specific has to offer to the modeling industry. With the sky being only the limit for Olivia, I am sure that her potential will soon be known by the world. See stellar images on why I hope she becomes a future star of the globe fashion industry. Continue reading Model Olivia Anakwe is a modern muse to know, plus she is Nigerian
I love Grace Bol and her beauty is flawless. Since this is flashback friday, we choose to revisit an editorial of Grace Bol that is truly worthy of praises. In 2012, Grace had a photo shoot for a magazine called New Bella. As the cover model of the magazine, the images of Grace Bol were simply stunning. I love the way her skin glowed and boy is her black beautiful. Grace Bol represents Africa to the fullest and every photo shoot of her for any magazine is a cause for celebration because it helps to put Africa on the map as a continent made up of people with beautiful, black, flawless skin. Our fashion may not be fully represented in the global fashion industry yet, but our women, like Grace Bol are. Until we claim our space, we can work hard to continue to support representation through other ways, one of which is modeling. Continue reading Grace Bol is Stunning As Always
One of the defining characteristics of a designer is precision. Precision in drawing a particular style, precision in cutting and measuring every detail of that style, precision in productivity and accuracy as your roll out the style to everyone, and precision in the final finished product seen and loved by everyone. Whatever you do, in the end people will judge only if they find what you make as something that precisely fits their taste. Enter Weiz Dhrum Franklyn, the Nigerian fashion designer whose style middle name in my opinion is precision. Continue reading Weiz Dhrum Franklyn is one African Fashion Designer to Know: It’s all in his precise details.
No Words, she is an icon. Absolutely love these images of Iman for Schon Magazine. Happy Sunday. Continue reading Iman for Schon Magazine
Happy Jacqueline Umurerewa is a seriously stunning Rwandan-Canadian model who enjoys working out, listening to music and spending time with her close friends. I am equally impressed by her love for God and all things Rwandan Inspired. But it’s her facebook account that we are totally crushing over today. Continue reading Rwandan Model Happy Umurerewa is Unapologetically Beautiful
South Sudan is representing big in the global fashion industry and we can thank it’s citizen’s like the gorgeous Ajak Deng for playing their role by way of modeling. Continue reading Ajak Deng for Mimco Spring 2015 Campaign
Aamito Lagun, the winner of Africa’s Next Top Model now looks to take on the world. She was featured in i-D magazine’s Spring 2015 issue where she noted that she “believes everyone is entitled to equal treatment.” Continue reading Aamito Lagum by Christian MacDonald for Interview April 2015