Revisiting Michelle Obama and Duro Olowu…

August 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

This is a long overdue entry, thanks to a long hiatus I took from blogging, the last few years. My first ever blog entry was about a Mrs. O siting in Duro Olowu. That was before she was the first lady and getting pictures of her online required a little research. Since, she has been spotted dorning Duro Olowu on different occasions and while I’m sure I missed more, I just wanted to highlight some of the looks and pieces.

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Duro Olowu is one of those African designers that has made it in mainstream fashion circles. In my view what makes him stand out really represents a sensibility that is not uncommon among African designers in general, but also among many African women (and of African descent) – a certain way with color and print mixing, as well as a certain slightly (seemingly) eclectic styling. Thanks to Mrs. O for highlighting this designer and his work.

Chimamanda’s Style

August 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

So, I recently came across a blog documenting the Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s style and I must say I am definitely feeling her sense of coordination !

Here are some of her looks…

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Find more at her style files

Kinshasa Fashion Week 2014

August 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

Kinshasa Fashion Week 2014 has just concluded last week. I can only imagine how exciting it must have been. For more information check out the official website of Kinshasa Fashion Week.

I haven’t found related images for the 2014 shows but I came across images from Kinshasa Fashion Week 2013 (July 26-28) for an idea of what to expect…

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Wear to work…

August 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

Wear to work...

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August 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Sophisticated edge

August 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

Sophisticated edge

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