19 juin 2008

Samata Angel

Ladies! Our African Touch this time around hails from Ghana. My sister Délia sent me a link months ago about Samata Angel and thought we should feature her on the blog. Although at first I didn't get much info about her, I became very interested in her story. Don't get me wrong her designs are pretty-especially the one she's wearing in the last picture. But what got me interested was how much she has accomplished at 25! What I also like is the fact that she still holds our dear continent close to her heart and doesn't miss a... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2008

African scarves

* Naomi Campbell in the June 2008 edition of i-D Magazine To buy one of these or to see more, click here (in french) * Pic courtesy of Bossip
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15 mars 2008

Chapeaux Lacroix, '' À l' Africaine'' !

Christian Lacroix, défilé  Prêt à porter Printemps 2008* Ces extravagants chapeaux designés par Christian Lacroix me font énormément pensés à ceux que nous avons l'habitude de porter dans nos pays d'Afrique occidentale. Des femmes accroupies lors d'un mariage à Lagos, au Nigeria. Dans le dialecte Yoruba ces foulards sont appelés Gele.* A voir cette photo, on peut dire que Monsieur Lacroix s'est véritablement inspiré de la culture africaine comme lui même le mentionne à la fin de son fashion show, présenté... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2008

The Togolese touch...by F.

Oh God I am typing this with a smile so stretched that it hurts. As you may already know, I am a proud Togolese girl!! I thus couldn't help but drop a couple of proud crocrodile tears when I saw these! Just kidding! Anyways, check out these sandals-appropriately dubbed Togo sandals; the details are inspired by typical Togolese beads. I barely wear flats but I just might have to purchase these sandals just to represent! Biased? Definitely! Go Togo! On sale for $69.95 @ freepeople.com
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05 mars 2008

Tunisian accessories...by F.

I have been meaning to write a post about my holidays vacation in Tunisia for over 2 months now but being the queen of procrastination, it took me forever. My parents have been living in Tunis for the past 5 years and as a jewelry and scarves lover, Tunisia truly is the vault of Ali Baba. From Hammamet to Monastir, from Nabeul to Tabarka, you can't help but fall in love with the country's aesthetic. So much so that the dire aesthetic is even present in their souks (marketplace). To me, going to the souk is like a scavenger hunt; I... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2008

La touche '' Bogolan'' by L.

Aujourd'hui j'ai bien envie de vous parler du Bogolan dans le cadre de notre rubrique The African Touch. Pour ceux qui ne le savent pas, le Bogolan ou Bogolanfini est un tissu traditionnel, teint à partir d'une technique spéciale, dont on trouve les origines en Afrique de l' Ouest, plus précisément  au Mali. Bogolan désigne à la fois le tissu et un style particulier de teinture. C' est un mot bambara ( la langue la plus parlée au Mali ) qui vient des mots -bogo-pour boue et -lan-qui veut dire fait de, avec ; d'où la... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2008

The African touch: Fulani earrings...by F.

Saying that designers and most specifically the fashion world are turning to African accessories for inspiration would be an understatement....Fulani earrings are the latest import from the continent. Handcrafted by the Fulani tribe (a nomadic tribe originally from Mali and now scattered throughout West Africa), these earrings have been around for centuries and are a sign of wealth*. They are made with solid gold (14 carats) and are often times, a token of love given by husbands or passed from mothers to daughters...Flaterring on... [Lire la suite]
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