Fashion + Style

Mirror, Mirror

I watched the blockbuster, Mirror Mirror, lately. Although it was really fun to watch, I’m not going to talk about the movie. What I AM pretty happy to share is my pleasant surprise at all the ankara/ African print …

Global View

Editorial: Global View Magazine: Marie Claire Australia, November 2012 Photographer: David Gubert Model: Ellinore Erichsen Stylist: Jana Pokorny Source: Sharzville…

On African Streets

There are so many street style blogs over the internet, but not many of them show us what people on the streets of African countries are wearing. This is why I’m particularly glad I saw these photographs that Ajanaku took …

Africa on the Street

Even after all this time, I still get pretty excited when I see street style that celebrates Africa, whether through a head scarf or an illustration. It’s always a pleasantly surprising sight. I was looking through the street style blog, …

Erykah Badu – Afros or Ties

Erykah Badu is the popular Grammy Award winning musician, well known for her neo-soul music. She’s got a title too ‘Queen of Neo-Soul’ which I think she fully deserves. Apart from her music, she is also popular for her style …

Olele Hand Fans

Olelé is a fashion brand that prides itself in limited edition hand-craft, specifically made with African print. Their hand fans, in particular, are lovely and creative, especially as you hardly see hand fans tailored to appeal to Africans. Olelé uses …

Zebra Embroiders

Zebra Living is a Nigerian brand that aims to be the epitome of style and sophistication – from interior decoration to fashion. The brand targets a specific type of woman, the Zebra Woman (described below). Their clothing collection is stylish …

Lemlem

Liya Kebede is one of the few African supermodels that has gained global recognition. She’s also known for her good work as a WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. Since 2007 though, she has also gained recognition …

Amalthee Tribal Jewelry

Amalthee Creations designed these amazing tribal jewellery made from terracotta beads. The beads were molded by hand and cooked/baked in a wood oven. The art inherent in every one of these pieces is undeniable. They make a statement without ever …

Issue 16

There has been a lot of good press about the editorials in Arise Magazine Issue 16. I’m loving them like everybody else. I especially like the cover shots of all three editorials. The styling, locations and photography fit so well …