African designers · African Inspired · Catwalk · Fashion & Style

Spring/Summer 2019 Collection – Abiola Olusola

Abiola Olusola's Spring/Summer 2019 colllection comprises of elegant haute couture pieces in dark hues. The Nigerian fashion brand makes use of African prints for this collection mixing the fabrics with mesh fabrics in the same colour. The collection includes short-skirts, skirts, and dresses that come in a mix of masculine and feminine silhouettes and cuts.… Continue reading Spring/Summer 2019 Collection – Abiola Olusola

beauty · Fashion & Style · Footwear

What I want for Christmas

Jimmy Choo's Cruise 2019 collection is inspired by the Surrealist Ball attended by the great names in contemporary French society. Among the collection's highlights include the LEANNE and LAVISH 100 tulle pumps. The LEANNE is a beautifully crafted black suede shoe with polka-dots tulle. The netting is held together by the strap and according to… Continue reading What I want for Christmas

Accessories · Fashion & Style · Inspirational · Videos πŸ“Ή

Google+ post by Maritza Lisa

This is an easy to-do craft. It doesn't take much as we can see from lifestyle blog, Honestly WTF 's list: You can change Nos. 2 and 3 with colorful beads, buttons or any other available item that catches your fancy. This is Honestly WTF' s easy tutorial on how to transform your straw basket… Continue reading Google+ post by Maritza Lisa

African Beauty · African Inspired · beauty · makeup

Makeup Editorial

Cosmetic brand, Juvia's Place, and NYC makeup artist and content creator, Moshoodat recently released a joint project, a Beauty and Makeup Editorial. The set of photoshoots photographed by Marcelo Cantu also showcased jewelry from True Face by Grace, makeup by @itshotchiick and styling by Moshoodat. According to Its Hot Chiick, the editorial is inspired by… Continue reading Makeup Editorial

Accessories · Catwalk · Fashion & Style

Marchesa Spring/Summer 2019 Collection

I can imagine some pieces from this collection working out well on the red carpet, but generally, I think the new Marchesa Spring/Summer 2019 Collection will go better at fairy-themed events. It calls to mind, all the things I imagined female characters from Shakespeare's Tempest will look like, and the shades of purple, pink, wine… Continue reading Marchesa Spring/Summer 2019 Collection

Accessories · African designers · Fashion & Style

A Newly Discovered Treasure – Adubea Jensen’s ‘LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL’

I always admired the handbags I saw in my mom's old 'youngy' pictures. Some of them were made from wood, flexible bamboo, beads and plastic. I remember getting to see a real life handbag of the same type in my aunt's place; it was rectangular with flaps and a wooden handle, in red and black… Continue reading A Newly Discovered Treasure – Adubea Jensen’s ‘LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL’

African Beauty · African Inspired · beauty · Catwalk · makeup · Photography

‘The Pearl of Africa’ Makeup Editorial

Makeup artist Olga, @makeupbyolga_uk created this beautiful editorial which is the first of a planned series on the beauty, rich culture and style of African countries. The editorial was created alongside photographer @Oneal_eyes and features models from @jorammodelmanagement. The first series of the editorial tagged 'The Pearl of Africa' has Uganda as its first highlight.… Continue reading ‘The Pearl of Africa’ Makeup Editorial

Accessories · African Inspired · beauty

Aphia Sakyi’s Embrace A/S 2018 Collection

Aphia Sakyi is a renowned Ghanaian jewellery designer with a bold African inspired accessory brand. Aphia Sakyi uses beads, buttons and pieces of African prints for her works including rare statement pieces. The Embrace A/S 2018 Collection is as raw and true as the African pride story with the brand drawing inspiration from African cultures… Continue reading Aphia Sakyi’s Embrace A/S 2018 Collection

African designers · Catwalk · Fashion & Style

Abaya Lagos’s “Cultured Arabica”

"Cultured Arabica" is fashion label Abaya Lagos's 2018 Autumn/Winter Collection. The Nigerian fashion brand who is also known for its modest wear pieces recently released it's look book. There's a lot of fine Aladdin inspired outfit here and aside that Cultured Arabica is a collection of elegant ready to wear pieces with rich fabrics and… Continue reading Abaya Lagos’s “Cultured Arabica”

Hair · Photography

Solange’s beaded braids

Beaded braids are nothing new however it's the style and confidence when a person wears it that gives it a freshness and 'extra'. We first saw Solange Knowles earlier this year on Allure wearing blonde braids with red beads; it was a spectacular look, you remember? Well it seems that when it comes to braids,… Continue reading Solange’s beaded braids