Once upon a time, not too long ago I introduced a Style Icon to Watch every week. Sadly I let it go, letting work take the place of the thing I loved: finding women whose fashion and style not only inspire but who by their daily lives, achievements and visions have propelled many of us.
I am starting it off once again, Style Icon to Watch with a woman I have admired for half 🌗 my life, Chimamanda Ngozika Adichie.
I have never met Chimamanda except through her books (I have read about four) and for some reason she always reminded me of my best friend Ujunwa Ifediorah, I think it’s the smile. Chimamanda Ngozika Adichie was born in Enugu, Nigeria on 15 September, 1977. She is a ‘Nigerian writer of novels, short stories and non-fiction’ according to Wikipedia. And according to Wikipedia also, “She was described in the Times Literary Supplement as “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [who] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature”‘.
Chimamanda’s Style and Fashion
Chimamanda’s long Afro hair has been one of her style standouts. Whether in braids, knots or curls, Chimamanda’s luxuriant, neatly styled hair has been a focal point in her ensemble, radiating female beauty and confidence.
Ngozi’s love for Ankara and African prints has established the writer as a champion of African styles, fashion and fabrics. Elegantly and simply cut, there’s uniqueness and class in what she wears and how she wears it.
Chimamanda is our 35th Style Icon to Watch and we love her.
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