I know that its been a long while since I've blogged but while I was away, I got married!!!! Two years ago, I met an amazing man and he has rocked my world ever since. When he proposed on my birthday last year, I couldn't imagine saying anything but yes and we decided that we wanted to set our wedding date for memorial day weekend this year.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.
In my eyes, Amaka Osakwe, creative director of Lagos-based label Maki Oh, is the quintessential African artist. African artists in particular are keen to use their creative works to address relevant societal issues, and artists in general make culture popular by renewing old customs in refreshing ways that make new trends from established concepts. Ms. Osakwe always finds a way to do both, using her latest line to add breadth to the never ending versatility of ancient Yoruban fabrics and to address the question of what it means to be a blackRead More
Valentine's Day gift/shopping ideas for women, from some of your new favorite black-owned fashion & beauty brands:Read More
Hello! I'm behind on my blogging but here a few pictures of my outfit for the day in Milan. I wanted to make sure that in packing for this trip, I stayed true to my own personal style while keeping my clothing fun and romantic to set the tone for the trip.Read More
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
Although Amaka Osakwe, creative director of "Maki Oh," showed her S/S16 pieces in an exclusive release video for Vogue.com, her LFDW15 show was still eagerly anticipated by the crowd. Known for utilizing local fabric and taking native Nigerian aesthetics to a global stage, Maki Oh has strong supporters at home and abroad. This year's collection was inspired by the Yoruba custom "Arodan," a practice that parents use to distract pestering children by sending them in search of a thing that does not actually exist. Though native to Nigerian culture, Arodan is relatable to general philosophical inquiries into the absurdity of life and the planned undertakings of humans which often render results other than our intended outcome.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
Olakunbi Oyelese, creative director of "April by Kunbi" has created a brand that is renowned in Nigeria for women's bridal and ready-to-wear designs. Her S/S16 line entitled "Intuxicated," cateredRead More
Folake Coker, creative director of the Nigeria-based brand "Tiffany Amber" is known to deliver lightweight, loose-flowing styles that are symbolic of the effervescence of the West African woman.Read More