Tag Archives: Style

AFRO ARCHIVES – A PERFORMERS WORLD – Episodes 1-3

Our hair, we are born with it yet there is so much we do to try and change our natural hair texture, and our hair’s appearance. Antonia Opiah’s Huffington Post article  “The Changing Business of Black Hair”  reported that the black haircare industry is estimated to be worth half a trillion dollars, as …

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Blushing in Vibrant Pink Style, featuring Chen Burkett NY

Brand Focus: The label Chen Burkett New York, founded by Chen Burkett in 2013, a fashion label that showcases its own unique brand of cultural couture. Combing versatility and comfort with style and cultural significance. Born in St. Johns, Antigua, with family hailing from Ghana and UK, Chen’s mother encouraged her …

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Shantel shares her MamMaw fashion journey

At 14, Shantel MamMaw got her first sewing machine and began making outfits for her friends to wear at Carnival. Shantel’s brand, MAM-MAW, now offers a range of stylish and unique designs with a strong African theme – including Ankara, Kente and other traditional fabrics. Everything she sells is envisioned …

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Explore the colourful world of MaXhosa knitwear

MaXhosa is the luxury knitwear brand which exudes chic, bold and beautiful patterns from traditional Xhosa beadwork symbolism and colours. The man responsible for this captivating brand is Laduma Ngxokolo and  his wearable art is inspired by his wish to recapture a nostalgic element of Xhosa culture that celebrates traditional aesthetics in a modern and stylish way. …

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Spring/Summer trends for fashionistas and stylistas

Right now, London’s weather hardly inspires anyone to look beyond their winter wardrobe but – technically – Spring is here. It officially started on 1st March, but was marked by a combination of damp conditions and the weatherman warning that temperatures will dip close to zero next week. Forecasters are predicting …

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Kampala Fair and Selfi – perfect for cocktail hour

Are you wishing you were on a Caribbean island sipping a cold cocktail, instead of experiencing 13 degrees or less of cold weather? If so this Ugandan made, Pencil shift dress by Kampala Fair, from Sapelle  at £38.00 is just what the doctor ordered. Classically cut, figure flattering and vibrant bringing …

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Threads Around The Web

Whatever your style or tradition at Christmas time, one thing is for certain: It is the perfect reason to invest in a new outfit, am I right ladies? For this set of recommendations, I’m joined by the extremely talented and stylish Yolanta. We’ve put together, three outfits for Africa Fashion’s new ‘Threads …

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