OKUN: Africa Inspired Beachwear

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 inspired by African prints such as Congolese Kuba, Ghanian Adinkra, … Continue reading OKUN: Africa Inspired Beachwear

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World’s Best Department Store, Selfridges Showcases Nigerian Fashion

When I heard about Ndani, a Nigerian fashion pop-up at Selfridges, I was keen to check it out because  A) I practically live in Selfridges  B) I don’t recall ever seeing any African country in the style spotlight to a mainstream audience C) It’s just lovely to see something different. The “tribal” trend is a perennial fashion favourite but very rarely (ever?) is there any … Continue reading World’s Best Department Store, Selfridges Showcases Nigerian Fashion

Chanel pop up Covent Garden

London Beauty Tip: How To Score A Free Chanel Manicure

If you haven’t had the chance, do pop into the Chanel Beauty Beautique pop-up in Covent Garden before it closes at the end of December. Aside from the chance to be surrounded by all manner of Chanel beauty and exclusive fragrance goodies, it’s also a great way to get a free manicure. Yes really. How often do you get to use the f-word with Chanel? … Continue reading London Beauty Tip: How To Score A Free Chanel Manicure