Leila Nda at New York Fashion Week

I am sure that you know that New York Fashion Week is in full force and there are so many African models making Africa proud. My favorite, Leila Nda. She is so beautiful and brilliant too (a future lawyer in the making). Here are some photos of her during the on-going fashion week that are stunning and worthy of a post all by itself. This woman always looks like a tower of strength and beauty. See for yourself when you Continue reading Leila Nda at New York Fashion Week

3 Steps to a Million Dollar African Fashion Brand

I came across a post over at Forbes.com that I thought to share here today. I am calling my version of it, 3 steps to a million dollar African fashion brand, although the version over at Forbes is in reference to becoming a billion dollar (read here). The steps are very simple and makes sense for anyone interested in striking it big with African fashion. The post was written by Cherly Conner and she states the following which I have revised for African fashion brand: Continue reading 3 Steps to a Million Dollar African Fashion Brand

African Models at New York Fashion Week

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 African Models at New York Fashion Week

Top 6 African Queens of the Week

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 Top 6 African Queens of the Week

Afropunk in Vogue Italia: Hit or Miss

So Afropunk was held about 2 weekends ago in Brooklyn New York and Vogue Italia was there with some models in tow. I am not one to question what people do, but some of the styling used makes no sense given the theme of the concert and to think that the fashion editor happens to be African, how did she approve of this. So let me share my bone of contention.  Continue reading Afropunk in Vogue Italia: Hit or Miss

The resignation letter by Net-a-porter founder every one interested in African Fashion Should Read

Natalie Massenet, the founder of online retailer Net-a-Porter, resigned from her company on Wednesday. The news came as a surprise to many people, both inside and out of the company, as Massenet had repeatedly made it clear that she intended to stay at Net-a-Porter for a long time. News of Massenet’s departure came just hours after it was announced that a merger between Net-a-porter and Italian online fashion retailer Yook had been approved by the Competition and Markets Authority. While there is more to the story of her exit, here is the email she sent out that every one interested in African fashion should read. Continue reading The resignation letter by Net-a-porter founder every one interested in African Fashion Should Read

Why Modern African Fashion Maxi Skirts Are in Vogue

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 Why Modern African Fashion Maxi Skirts Are in Vogue