Turkana Jewellry Shot by Lafforgue

These spectacular images of the Turkana tribe of North-Western Kenya were taken by talented photographer Eric Lafforgue. (The Turkana are the second biggest pastoralist tribe in Kenya, after the Maasai). What fascinates me most about the series is how Lafforgue captures the jewelry and accessories the tribe wears in such vibrant details and color. This…

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How to Rock your Prints

2012 was definitely the year of prints and designers from the African Diaspora. Africa-inspired designs and textiles popped-up everywhere; outfits and accessories from Jewel by Lisa, Autumn Adeigbo, Boxing Kitten and many other designers rocked the red carpets and the fashion pages of glossy magazines. Designs by Ozwald Boateng and Tiffany Amber grazed the catwalk…

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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 that was used to create ball gowns for the weddings and parties in the movie. Pleasantly…

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