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Start-Up Stories: Jembere Eyewear
4 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Jembere Eyewear

After nearly a decade of designing eyewear, Abaynesh Jembere decided to live her dreams by launching her own line of sunglasses. Her brand, Jembere Eyewear, fuses Abaynesh’s passion …
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Making a Statement: An Interview with Designer Anita Quansah
4 years ago

Making a Statement: An Interview with Designer Anita Quansah

British-African designer Anita Quansah may be the undisputed queen of statement pieces. Her gorgeous collections of carefully embroidered necklaces and clothing have captured the world’s attention for over …
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ALARA’s Fashion Night Out
4 years ago

ALARA’s Fashion Night Out

ALÁRA is a new concept store for Nigeria and Africa – created by Reni Folawiyo and dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art, fashion, design, cuisine, and culture …
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Start-up Stories: Zere Fashion House
4 years ago

Start-up Stories: Zere Fashion House

Tosin Obalade has a master’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Nottingham, but when she is not working full time as a pharmacist, she is busy …
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Popular Essential Oils – The Best Ones For Your Hair
4 years ago

Popular Essential Oils – The Best Ones For Your Hair

As always, I was scouring the internet and came across this article and I thought it was great so I wanted to share with you!

These points are …
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Talking Transnational Fashion with Zimbabwean designer Danayi Chapfika
4 years ago

Talking Transnational Fashion with Zimbabwean designer Danayi Chapfika

Zimbabwean designer Danayi Chapfika is making her mark in her local fashion industry through her new womenswear line Haus of Stone. Borrowing from her diverse experiences in …
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Challenging Beauty Standards: Ng’endo Mukii’s Yellow Fever
4 years ago

Challenging Beauty Standards: Ng’endo Mukii’s Yellow Fever

Colorism is a problem that plagues women worldwide. In her recent mixed-media documentary, Yellow Fever, Kenyan filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii explores the effects of Eurocentric beauty standards on …
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Solange Knowles in Maki Oh at BET Upfront 2015 event in New York
4 years ago

Solange Knowles in Maki Oh at BET Upfront 2015 event in New York

Maki Oh is known for her cerebral and feminine clothing designs as well as her innovative way of marrying traditional African textiles with a contemporary aesthetic. She is …
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7 lessons in the art of African fashion from Chief Nike Okundaye
4 years ago

7 lessons in the art of African fashion from Chief Nike Okundaye

On a recent trip to Lagos, the ladies of Styled by Africa joined our editor-in-chief, Eyitemi Popo, at the Nike Art Gallery for a photoshoot with QAA wearable art. While shooting, …
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Curating Fashion with Styled by Africa
4 years ago

Curating Fashion with Styled by Africa

Ayiba‘s editor-in-chief, Eyitemi Popo, met up with the two beauties behind Styled By Africa for a day of fashion and shopping at the QAA Wearable Art Gallery in the famous Nike …
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