Fashion + Style

Peace Images of Africa

Peace Images Jewelry was one of the brands I fell in love with and featured when I started this blog. It’s run by a Camille, a jewelry artisan who makes her creations by hand. What I’ve always loved about her …

Valentino Spring/Summer 2016

Now this is one rendition of an “Out of Africa” photoshoot that we love! And that’s because everything fits in this Spring/Summer 2016 lookbook. Valentino expertly merges these intricate details together – the beautiful motifs and designs on each …

Water Carry Me Go Exhibition

These Afro-pop Designers were featured in in Toronto’s Largest Alternative Design Event earlier in February. The exhibition took place at the Royal Ontario Museum and the Harbourfront Centre earlier and was a huge success! We wanted to share photos with …

Africa Rising by Model.Com

The rise of African fashion has been slow but steady. And this latest photoshoot by Model.Com has gone a long way to making people aware of the amazing things African fashion designers are doing. Model.Com was represented in LFDW, and …

Julia Otobo is Shot

Model is Julia Otobo | Photography by Marie Baersch Photography | Styling by Wale Oyerinde | Hair & Make-up by Karina Berg Via Super Selected…

Afrofest + African-Americans appropriating African culture

A while ago, Zipporah Gene wrote a controversial article on Those People about how she thinks African-Americans appropriate African culture in their dress, particularly during Afropunk’s Festival. Her argument was that African-Americans wear African outfits and accessories lightly, without …

Dapper Nigerians in the 1940s

Whether in traditional attire or western suits, Nigerians have always considered themselves to be stylish. As evidenced in these portrait images by photographer, Solomon Osagie Alonge, in Benin, 1945. Alonge was a famed photographer for the Benin court. His works …

CHiCHiA X Project Tribe

CHiCHiA makes good on their slogan, ‘East Africa meets London cool’ with this fun fashion shoot collaboration with Project Tribe. These fab ladies show us how to rock African prints and accessories from head to toe. Via CHiCHiA…

Katra Awad Designs

Jewelry designer, Katra Awad, brings us beautiful, minimalist jewelry. She has subtly and artfully infused her array of cultures into her work (she has Hispanic, Egyptian, and American roots). You can shop these accessories online on Katra Awad Designs…

Haunting Textiles

Kenyan/American artist, Jamilla Okubo, brings her garment designs to life with this elaborate photo series. Her representations are elaborate, mysterious, and a little scary as she channels a colourful masquerade. See more of her work on her blog Via …