In any decision, I believe that being sure of the why is much more important than the how. Don't get me wrong, sometimes the means to an end can ruin the most honorable of ends, but I believe that purpose is the key to fulfillment. As long as you know and believe in the purpose of any endeavor that you undertake, your efforts are always worthwhile.
So what's my why when it comes to blogging? Honestly, flowing floral fabrics should be all the reason I need right ;) But I decided to start blogging because I wanted to shed some light on the many fabulous contemporary designs by African and diaspora (people whose ancestors originated in Africa but now live in other parts of the world) designers. I love fashion generally, and I admire items from all parts of the world, but its hard to ignore the under-representation of our designs in modern media. Additionally, African design are foundational to my style; a trait that was passed down to me from my mom. My mom is a fabulous woman with superb style and as a child, I will never forget that she kept a minimal, uncluttered closet with beautiful pieces from the world over. A Gucci bag sat neatly above a hand sewn garra dress from Sierra Leone. She kept solid gold bangles from Saudi Arabia in her top drawer alongside neatly folded wax prints from Holland. She told stories of how she spent long layovers in Amsterdam as easily as she explained what her native village in Sierra Leone looked like. With my mom as my example, I've always dreamed of a closet and lifestyle that represents my global outlook and my blog is my open diary as I pursue that dream. I hope you follow along, contribute and enjoy.
Semi-Precious Jewel Earrings & Ring: Raya Jewelry also of Nigeria
Shoes: Charlotte Olympia sold out but similar here
Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think of the look in the comments xo!