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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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Nappys de Babi: Natural hair is in style in Cote d’Ivoire
3 years ago

Nappys de Babi: Natural hair is in style in Cote d’Ivoire

The natural hair movement is slowly gaining popularity in Africa’s cosmopolitan circles. Nappys de Babi is an online community of Ivorian women celebrating the beauty of natural hair. …
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Start-Up Stories: Heel The World
3 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Heel The World

Fred Deegbe is the founder and CEO of the Ghanaian shoemaking social enterprise Heel the World (HTW). Fred, who describes himself as a shoemaker, graduated from Ashesi University with a …
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Start-Up Stories: Abai Schulze on Building a Luxury African Fashion Brand
3 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Abai Schulze on Building a Luxury African Fashion Brand

ZAAF founder Abai Schulze is a woman with a vision. Despite leaving her homeland of Ethiopia as a child for the United States, Schulze never lost sight of …
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A Personal Shopper’s Guide to Holiday Style
4 years ago

A Personal Shopper’s Guide to Holiday Style

As someone who loves shopping, but can’t always afford to do so, I came up with the idea of being a Personal Shopper. I saw it as a …
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Pushing Past Passion: Sharms Hair & Makeup
4 years ago

Pushing Past Passion: Sharms Hair & Makeup

Sharmaine Oddoye is the Founder of Sharms Hair & Makeup, a makeup and beauty start-up that provides women with practical and useful beautify tips for everyday use. What …
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