Africa

Flow Like The Wind

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Fluidity

Black dress- Thrifted from Monk Vintage

Necklace- Hand made by Kenyan artisans via Kaleidoscope Beauty

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Prints x Graffiti = An Urban Masterpiece

I've been slowly transitioning my wardrobe to a more monochromatic vibe. As I continuously evolve as a person, I'm starting to fall in love with the elegance and beauty of simplicity (with pops of pattern). However, from time to time I get back to my roots of loving to mix and match prints when I'm feeling bold and daring.  

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Ankara Prints

Jacket - Handmade in Malawi by Mwayi

Skirt- thrifted in street market while in Ghana

Headwrap - thrifted in street market while in Ghana

Bandeau - Oakland street vendor

 

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Ghana Gold

http://beyondclassicallybeautiful.com/2017/12/arts-boheme-ethical-luxury-jewelry-line-designed-empower/

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This custom ARTS BOHEME piece is composed of:

  • brass crafted in Africa using the lost wax technique

  • The focal bead is a brass heart whose texture is echoed in the subsequent brass accent beads

  • Hand cast recycled glass beads in swirls of orange and blue have their colors carried through out the necklace in the solid color stones

  • crystals of citrine and Swarovski.

This piece is complimented by the Ghana Gold bracelet

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From Nigeria and Ghana To The Markets of Sri Lanka, Street Style Gets A Kiss Of Culture

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Prints & Solids 

Saree Blouse - thrifted in the markets of Sri Lanka 

Marigold Pencil Skirt - Nigerian designer Attollé Clothiers

Handmade Cross-body Clutch- thrifted in the markets of Ghana

Felt Top Hat - Stolen from my boyfriend (Urban Outfitters)

High Heel Sandal- Calvin Klein 

I love rockin' prints on prints but I equally love the juxtaposition of prints mixed with solids. I absolutely adore this Marigold pencil skirt! Nigerian designer Bukola of Attollé Clothiers is known for making pieces that show the sophistication and class of a woman. It was easy for me to pair this with a saree top that I got in Sri Lanka - it's fitted, earth tone and it just a nice simple compliment to the ankara print. And then of course you seal the deal with accessories! : )  

You can shop a plethora of amazing African designers at Inamunai