1.1.11 a star is born

A shout out to Miss Kyriah Dee! When you decide its your turn, you can turn things around. The 1.1.11 marks a new beginning for all of us, most of all for the Zimbabwean born singing sensation, MISS KYRIAH DEE who is releasing her single 'TURN AROUND' under ABRA RECORDS at midnight tonight! Tune in to iTunes.com at midnight to get your copy. http://www.kyriahdee.com/


all stars


I love it when I find interesting persons! Here is a little taste of MOBOLAJI DAWODU-STYLE. Love his individual unassuming style. It has a lasting impression on me! http://mobolajidawodu.com/


cool pics from Converse SA's Optimistic Rebels


6 months ago Converse South Africa launched their Optimistic Rebels Film Festival competition! 

'Optimistic Rebels' is about discovering extremely gifted young artists with that uncanny, almost scary yet charming DNA of an optimistic rebel. These rebels epitomise the Converse spirit, they don't wait for fate to interpret their dreams - they fight it out to see their dreams come alive in their awoken hour. 

Now check out the great pictures from the parties that have been going on! Volume 7 out now on their Facbeook Page. Cool hair do's & cool shoes making a statement!

noir/黒/black - trends @ Africa Fashion Week 2010

Kluk CGdt, Marriane Fassler & David Tlale

Designer James Robert Faulkner

Deola Sagoe from catwalk to red carpet @ the MTV Africa Music Awards 2010

Designer Deola Sagoe
Below (Right) Nneka - Afro-beat / Hip Hop / Soul Artist
Verdict - LOVE IT!


dream photographers

Photographer - Mario Epanya, Model - Remadji

Camer Couture 2010

I missed this year's Camer Couture fashion show in London for many reasons that will not be of interest to you but I have managed to take a look at the designers that were featured at the event and one stands out! Martial Tapolo, Cameroonian born & based in Paris. His signature style features feathers and lace and is Haute Couture in every sense!


GHUBAR... the africa issue is here

As always, seeking inspiration, or insiration finding you. Loving this September issue of GHUBAR Online Magazne.
SEPTEMBER 2010 - N°19 "Special Africa".
Photographed by MARIO EPANYA
Realisation SARAH DIOUF

meet the model...

Model : Rebecca F
Photograher: Maik Sinkovec
Events: Africa Fashion Weekend Dublin


Jewel by Lisa is fast becoming a fashion favourite for R&B rockstar Kelis!

Featured on BET wearing the ‘Frou Frou’ skirt from the newly launched diffusion JbyLisa collection. Also seen wearing the NY SS2010 Mustard Martian print wrap dress in London on Channel 4's T4 on the beach! Kelis recently stated that she’s working a tribal/ethnic inspired look this season, as she promotes her new album; its no wonder she’s chosen Jewel By Lisa as her go to brand!

Love her amazing fashion forward style and salute her contribution in putting African fashion on the map! Lets hope it lasts beyond this season...



David Tlale Spring/Summer 2010 - summer is only starting!

If you like some of us have been waiting for the summer to start, strut your staff in Tlale's romantic Summer collection! See his signature cuts, exaggerated ruffles & drappings elegantly transformed on to this collection...

The African Emperor Butterfly Collection



I meant to post this sooner.. the powers that be have said NO to VOGUE AFRICA! Mario we think you can do it without Vogue... Create your own vogue! http://www.highsnobette.com/news/2010/07/16/conde-nast-says-no-to-vogue-africa-license/


Visual Perception

"Sometimes an image tells many stories. I love this one and every time I look at it, I get a whole new story. Sometimes the story is in her face, other times it's in her eyes, in the light, her hair, the flower, in the dress, the colour of her lips, but more often its in the memories of that day!" Africa Fashion Weekend Dublin 2010.
Image - Africa Fashion Weekend Dublin


faces of life 11 May 1981

The faces of questions, happiness, sadness and life as it is. We come and go but we all leave something behind. Remember these faces. They are who we are.
Bob Marley, 36 years old


appealing little pieces

A quick browse around and I find all these little pieces that threaten to empty my pokets!

In this blog - Black Coffee @ NYFW, C Herrera, YSLaurent, Terrence Bray, Vera Wang, Givenchy, Gucci, Hermes, SMcCartney.


model colour - eunice olumide (affectionately known as Cece-Etown)

CECE is only 22 She is an Afro-Scot (as she put it - originating from Nigeria)/ Signed with 'The Look Agency', Glasgow/ Height 5'9 & a healthy model/ Great bubbly personality/ Often wears her signature Mohawk/ Has been a model for 6 years, worked in Scotland, London & Japan/ Possesses a confident & strong beautiful face/ An intelligent MA Film and Communication Graduate/ August 2007 she was announced as a finalist at the 2007 Scottish Fashion Awards/ Listed among languages she can speak are - British Sign (BSL), English, Japanese, Spanish/ Recently featured in the Scotland on Sunday Magazine/ Featured in 5 Shows @ the London Fashion Week S/S 2010.

She is here to stay, & we love her so keep your eyes pealed out! All images - courtesy of Cece from her FB profile where they are all credited. 


the tendency to drift stops now!

So the tendency to drift and be lost in all the work stops now! I am back and have loads to share...

Africa Fashion Weekend Dublin has come and gone! A huge success accredited to all those that made it happen.... more to follow on this! Also discovering models, designers, intersting people, facts & sharing all with you. Stay tuned! 


kangas inspiring major fashion trends!

The bright cotton 'kangas' are what we call the 'african material' which we use for everything - from sarongs to carrying babies! If you have one you are in great luck. In 2010 the 'kanga' has had a high fashion reinvention - coming in high waisted skirts, maxi dresses, bags, hair bands plus more+ From Marc Jacobs to Louis Vuitton collections, these ranges will be available near you sooner than you think. Swap your safe block colours for the daring multicoloured African trends. Where to get these? - besides the usual shops, the Africa Fashion Weekend Dublin 2010 is bringing it all to you (2nd - 4th April 2010). 

We also recommend - MyAsho.com - where local fashion is made global! My Asho works closely with local markets across Africa – sourcing distinctive, one-off pieces at amazing value. These pieces are carefully hand-crafted and tailored exclusively for myasho.com. MyAsho.com MARKET PLACE!

(sources - Grazia Magazine, MyAsho.com, Africa Fashion Weekend Dublin 2010)


ms mi (My Sister Made It)

When I first came across the Ms Mi collection in London last year at the fab Camer Couture, I couldn't believe she had only been doing this as a hobby! Her designs combine African wax prints with leather, linen, chiffon and silk to create chic, directional garments that translate from day to evening including glamorous red-carpet-inspired Maxis.
For more on her collection - she will be live at the AFWDublin 2010 from April 2nd - 4th.