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Solange Knowles in Maki Oh at BET Upfront 2015 event in New York
2 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
3 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
3 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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Aloe Vera: An African Beauty Secret
3 years ago

Aloe Vera: An African Beauty Secret

 

Hi, ladies! 

I want to discuss some benefits of using aloe vera on your skin. I have a huge …
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The Woman Behind the Label: Tanya Mushayi
3 years ago

The Woman Behind the Label: Tanya Mushayi

Tanya Mushayi is the young Zimbabwean designer building her brand through social media. The fashion fanatic started out making clothes for herself wearing her own designs and blogging about them. …
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Yinka Orisan Jewelry
3 years ago

Yinka Orisan Jewelry

Inspired by her Nigerian heritage, and honing her skills with experience at Nordstrom and Tiffany & Co., Yinka Orisan launched her eponymous jewelry and accessory line in Summer …
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Day in the Life of a Debonoire: Idia Aisien
3 years ago

Day in the Life of a Debonoire: Idia Aisien

Idia Aisien decided early on that she wanted to be a journalist like her idol, Dele Giwa. Growing up in Lagos, Idia also realized she had a natural …
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Ankara in the City: An Urban Style Guide
3 years ago

Ankara in the City: An Urban Style Guide

The versatility of ankara cannot be overemphasized. Its ability to be used not only in clothing, but also in accessories, shoes, and bags, speaks to its beauty. In this …
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The Journey of a Fanm Djanm: An Interview with Paola Mathe
3 years ago

The Journey of a Fanm Djanm: An Interview with Paola Mathe

Paola Mathe is many things, but she certainly isn’t boring. This lifestyle blogger, photographer, writer, and hospitality professional likes to keep people guessing. Her unique, vibrant style has …
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An Interview with Dayo Forster of Toghal
3 years ago

An Interview with Dayo Forster of Toghal

Bridging the gap between tradition and modernity is no easy feat. Yet Toghal, a promising new Africa-inspired textile company, seems to have made that leap effortlessly with its …
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