Check out these beautiful notebooks made with Dutch Wax and other African fabrics…the stuff of stationery dreams
Last chance to see BOOMERANG by Cameroonian artist Pascale Marthine Tayou at the Serpentine Gallery.
Africa inspired design always makes my heart sing especially during the cold winter when I need bursts of vibrant colour to mentally get through it. Central London is not overflowing with places to find African style so I was keen to check out the pop-up opened by the team behind Africa Fashion Week London
Patchouli of Rwanda, the newest fragrance from The 7 Virtues, officially launches today – the UN International Day of Peace. With The 7 Virtues mission of Make Perfume Not War creating perfumes using essential oils from countries rebuilding after strife, it’s certainly an auspicious day. Rwanda joins the roll call that currently includes Afghanistan (rose and […]
Wandering through Covent Garden recently, my eye was caught by a new store setting up with fabulous yellow print wallpaper and the name OKUN, which I knew was a Yoruba word. Intrigued I popped in to find out more. ÒKUN (which means ocean) is a new London-based, Nigerian owned fashion brand producing male beachwear. The original designs are […]
I see that Guinness have co-opted Congo’s Sapeurs for their latest TV ad. Dandies dressed to the nines, Sapeurs are a street style dream. The name derives from La Societé des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes, La Sape, which emerged in Congo as a civil disobedience sub-culture. The Society has strict rules governing everything from how to […]
All hail the breathtaking Lupita Nyong’o, the Kenyan actress who stars in the epic 12 Years A Slave (I’ll be watching next week). A captivating presence on the red carpet over the last few months, she’s just made the cover of W Magazines movie issue. Lupita made British Vogue’s 2013 Best Dressed List and American Vogue […]
Wonder if I am the first person who has been inspired to write a style post after watching The Book of Mormon?! Mormon missionaries definitely rock a distinctive street style that can be spotted a mile off with their precise partings, white short-sleeved shirts and dark ties. In Book of Mormon there is a style […]
LOVE love this front cover and editorial shoot by photographer Ishi for Vogue Netherland featuring Senegalese model Kinee Diouf. Shot in Morocco, it really is eye poppingly stunning. The colours, the angle, the everything is just KAPOW!
One of the joys for my job is the seemingly random people I sometimes meet. I got chatting to this nattily dressed Ethiopian gentleman at WTM simply because I liked his suit. He then told me he holds the world record for laughing – three and six minutes non-stop! That must surely send you hysterical […]