September is special for many reasons as it kicks off what fashion industry people and enthusiasts call "fashion month," which begins notably with New York Fashion Week here in the US. Between NYFW and international star appearances at the Toronto Internal Film Festival (TIFF), posh people from the world over have given us good reason to be excited about what the rest of the month has in store. Take a look:Read More
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So today I chose to live life in vibrant color...Read More
Ghanian designer Christi Brown teased us with a few pictures from her Spring 2016 line, and so far the pics are giving major bridal inspiration. What do you think?
Are you excited for the full release of the line? And doesn't this model look like Beyonce and Solange's middle sister? Till next post xoxo.
Maki Oh's S/S16 collection was designed with blessed hands and Ejiro Amos Tafiri's eponymous brand delivered designs that gave us the glory!Read More
Lagos Fashion and Design Week concluded this past weekend and the collections shown have been making major rounds in the press. Vogue.com spotlighted its top five picks but I was dissappointed that the uber talented Mai Atafo wasn't mentioned...Read More
Hello all! Naomi Campbell and her celebrity fashion friends came together on Valentine's Day to raise money and awareness to combat the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. A full review of the show will follow soon but for now check out these fabulous video snippets of the celebrities & models who worked the runway:Read More
Happy Friday everyone! Hope you had a great week. Please check out the final post in Siata's style takeover below:
My third and final look is a chic high waist-circle skirt and crop top also by Kadiatu Kamara for Printex. I paired this look with silver drop earrings that were a gift from my aunt, and red Jessica Simpson pumps. The hand beaded clutch is by Madam Wokie. (I wanted the outfits to speak for themselves, and since these fabrics had beautiful pops of color and intricate patterns, the less jewelry, the better.)
On a final note, I think its important to say that style isn’t only a way of dress, it is also the manner in which we live and how we give back to the world. An issue that I care about and I’d like my career to revolve around, is reducing conflict in Africa. The effects of ethnic conflicts, civil wars, and genocide are extremely detrimental to a country and it’s people, as we have seen in Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and many other nations in Africa. The people that have been proven to suffer the most as a result of these conflicts are women and children. Many women become victims of abuse and children become orphans without the opportunity for proper education. My goal is to work with these groups who have been marginalized and to find solutions that provide better lives and opportunities for people to become active members of their society. Wearing African brands is not only fashion forward, its a way to support and uplift the global community and to make the statement that I stand with them as they strive to create beautiful products and beautiful lives. For instance, the beaded clutches that I've worn with all of my outfits were created as a part of a project that Madam Wokie has with former women prisoners in Sierra Leone, which teaches them skills that they can use to generate income for themselves. The clutches are available for sale on the shop portion of this site and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. If you'd like to make a 100% donation rather than a purchase, the Fashion Does Good campaign has a great fundraiser that will benefit children who have been orphaned by Ebola.
Hello Everyone! Thank you for checking out part two of Siata's style:
Style is something that I've always possessed, even from a young age. Maybe it was the effect of my fabulous aunties whom I looked up to while growing up in Sierra Leone, or the pride my parents took in making sure I looked presentable as a young child. Either way, I find that style comes instinctively to me.Read More
An ode to black and white.Read More
I attended the GWB Ball this past weekend with and had an amazing time with my friends and family. Sierra Leoneans take pride in dressing well so I am always wowed at the amazing designs that I see each year. Since I'm sharing my love of African and diaspora fashion through blogging now I thought a best dressed list would be a great way to share the experience with people who weren't able to attend. Please, please don't be offended if you didn't make this list, there was no way to capture all of the beauty that was present that night. Also, I will add more honorable mentions and better pictures once the GWB Commission releases official pictures. Hope you enjoy:
Number 10: Shine-shine baby
Number 9: Laced with Grace
Number 8: African Angel
Number 7: Accessory Lady
Number 6: Diamond Cut
Number 5: It's a tie! The sister Act:
Number 4: Embroidered Envy
Number 3: Queen of the Night
Number 1: Belle of the Ball