FRIDAY WEAR: OFFICE CHIC BLUES

Casual Friday is a day celebrated by many workers in different parts of the world. Instead of the usual formal dress code required by their various work places, workers may opt to dress casually on Fridays. In Ghana however, a new twist was added and dubbed “National Friday Wear”; workers are expected to wear african print apparel every friday to support the african textile and fashion industry.

In view of that, this weekly post feature will feature styled looks for African Friday Wear to inspire readers.


Pair a navy blue blazer with an african print fit and flair dress worn over a white collared shirt. Complete this fun and flirty office look with black pumps, a bag and some navy blue statement jewelry. You can always take off the blazer to present a whole different look. Voila!

What do you think? 
What are you wearing this African Friday?


Dress / ONLY white top, $35 / Blue jacket, $22 / Zara shoes / Dorothy Perkins black purse / Sole Society ring / Beaded jewelry
FRIDAY WEAR: OFFICE CHIC BLUES
Casual Friday is a day celebrated by many workers in different parts of the world. Instead of the usual formal dress code required by their various work places, workers may opt to dress casually on Fridays. In Ghana however, a new twist was added and dubbed “National Friday Wear”; workers are expected to wear african print apparel every friday to support the african textile and fashion industry.

In view of that, this weekly post feature will feature styled looks for African Friday Wear to inspire readers.


  • Pair a navy blue blazer with an african print fit and flair dress worn over a white collared shirt. Complete this fun and flirty office look with black pumps, a bag and some navy blue statement jewelry. You can always take off the blazer to present a whole different look. Voila!
What do you think? 
What are you wearing this African Friday?
Dress / ONLY white top, $35 / Blue jacket, $22 / Zara shoes / Dorothy Perkins black purse / Sole Society ring / Beaded jewelry


Fave Finalists for Elle Rising Star Design Awards

Click through the slide show to see my top fave competing designers. I must admit that having watched the video and seen the designs come to life I find myslef tempted to add more to my already fave designers. They are so hard to pick from. I love them all. Head over to BellaNaija for the other designers’ collections.
Goodnight.

(Source: bellanaija.com)




ELLE RISING STAR DESIGN AWARD 2013

In case you are wondering who those are,

the video features Ghana’s very own Kate Menson modeling for the 8 final contestants competing for the Elle Magazine (SA) Rising Star Design Award (which has paved the pathway for the careers of many prominent fashion designers such as David Tlale). This year Elle magazine partnered with Mr Price, a South African apparel store, to produce and sell the winning designer’s collection in their stores.

I cannot wait for the winning collection to hit the stores. Check out my next post for my top fave competing designers with collections that make you want to drool. 




THROWBACK THURSDAY: Juanjo Oliva Sping/Summer 2010 Collection

It has been too long. I do apologize for failure to post anything for the past 2 months.

Thought I would make up for it by throwing us back to Juanjo Olivia’s delicious Spring/ Summer 2010 Collection. This collection will always remain an afro-classic in my books. I can still see people wearing this for years to come.




TINA LOBONDI 2013 COLLECTION “BISO NA BISO”

 




MCMEKA “WORK HARD PLAY HARD” PART 2




MCMEKA “WORK HARD PLAY HARD” PART 1

Nigerian design label, McMeka also released their new collection for fall, “Work Hard Play Hard”




SIKA DESIGNS CANDY COLLECTION PART 2




SIKA DESIGNS CANDY COLLECTION PART 1

 Ghanaian label Sika designs recently released their new collection, “Candy”

The collection consists of a delicious set of well crafted pieces in candy colored wax prints. The entire collection as well as previous collections can be purchased from their online boutique.



APOLOGIES AND CHANGES

Sorry for the short hiatus. I do admit I haven’t been posting as often or as much as I normally do. However I have a couple of things to share with you…

First, thank you for the amazing support so far. You are a blessing.

Secondly, I changed the layout and color scheme… let me know what you think ( I apologize to the readers who were affected by those changes. technical difficulties… hehe)

Initially I used to post random images related to art fashion, culture, architecture etc. However  I have decided that from now on my main focus would be fashion related ARTICLES with a few unrelated inserts from here there… just for awhile.

I have a lot of interesting posts in store for you so… LEGGO!!!




Gorgeous bridal make up-shoot by Sharmaine Oddoye, a Ghana based beautician and blogger. To see more of her work or learn more about hair, make up and nails, head over to her blog makeupbysharms or contact her through her facebook page for bookings.

photography: Leonie Badger

makeupbysharms:

She’s allliiveeeeeeeeeeeeee! Yes guys I am alive! Just haven’t been posting on tumblr. Like my facebook page instead for all the action!  I now post there regularly. 

ANYWAY this is a recent shoot I did for my portfolio! Like, comment and reblog!

xxx




Nigerian artist George Ighodalo showcases his works alongside Tsemaye Binitie’s Autumn/ Winter 2013 collection, “Number 6” and first Bridal  Collection at Didi Museum, in Lagos Nigeria. 

37thstate:

Iofafrica’s founder model Aina Fadina, traveled to Nigeria for a series of interviews. In this episode, Art meets Fashion and features Tsemaye Binitie, a Nigerian born, UK based designer, and Nigerian based artist George Ighodalo. 

Tsemaye also debuts his first BRIDAL range!

(Source: 37thstate)




Christie Brown Fall/ Winter 2013 "Dure" lookbook PART 2




Christie Brown Fall/ Winter 2013 “Dure” lookbook PART 1

The designer makes use of light-weight cotton Bogolan printed fabrics, locally produced in Burkina Faso, paired with jacquard and chiffon. The earth tone pallete of the collection is punctuated with rich fall colors such as teal and blush.To see more about the creation of this collection check out our previous video post here by FashionistaGH.




DESIGNER FINDS

Coconsa bags by Linda Fiamanya Ghanaian-born Australian designer. Each handbag is create in Australia using 100% leather and imported printed fabrics from West Africa

(Source: ciaafrique.com)