Africa's Next Top Model premieres on Sunday, November 10th on AfricaMagic (DSTV) at 18.00 (WAT). Watch the #ANTMAfrica trailer, it's funny at the end:
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa is running in Joburg from October 30th to November 2nd. Key to note this year are two Kenyan entries - Rift Valley Leather and Puchulik - who will feature alongside 28 other designers from 15 African countries.
Other designers showcasing include Mustapha Hassannali (Tanzania), Taibo Baccar (Mozambique), Mille Collines (Rwanda), Thula Sindi (South Africa), and one of my personal faves David Tlale (South Africa).
For more info about the various fashion weeks hosted in South Africa throughout the year, visit Africa Fashion International at www.afi.za.com.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Kenya's newest Hollywood export Lupita Nyong'o (who we've written & gushed about before) is so achingly gracious in her poise and eloquence, it's hardly surprising that she could now be facing an Academy Award nomination for her role in Director Steve McQueen's new film 12 Years a Slave (2013). Lupita's unprecedented and meteoric rise to fame is the stuff of fantasy, leaving us in blatant awe (jaws dropped) of her talent, elegance, and of course beauty. We anxiously await the results of this VOGUE sitting.
"Kenyan Actress Lupita Nyong'o Bags Her First Hollywood Award"
- Daily Nation
"Style Icon: The Lupita Nyong'o LookBook"
- The Daily Beast
# LupitaNyongo #VOGUE
|Biko Beauttah wears a vintage sequin top, skirt by Balmain, & clutch by Christian Dior.|
Fashion phenom and my friend Biko Beauttah is a regular on the Toronto fashion circuit. She is featured here by FLARE.com Street Style at this year's Toronto Fashion Week. Read Biko's blog Lamu Tamu.
Such an inspiration.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Angelsmile House of Design is the labour of love of veteran fashion designer and personality Wambui Kibue. Here, her latest offering: a collection of womens' jackets each with its own personality.
|"YORK is classy, quiet, and enjoys an occasional glass of wine."|
|"BELLE is elegance personified!"|
|"ADELAIDE: structured & statuesque, she's the perfect dinner companion."|
|"ROXXIE commands attention and loves to push boundaries."|
Order any of these very chic and well-conceived Angelsmile House of Design jacket designs here and check out the Angelsmile Facebook Page for more.
Made in Kenya.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
|Isobel Canete, Model - "I'm wearing a vintage hat and boots with a Bershka bag, Zara skirt and Channel bag."|
Stolen from British VOGUE's London Fashion Week Street Style. Leather head-to-toe is so, so chic and how the 90s biker look is still so relevant for now. I have a black leather skirt I can't put down; it goes with everything, but I can really only wear it in the evening (too hot here). And unlike this gorgeous Amazonian lady (model, obviously) I cannot wear this much black leather at once. I also have a maroon leather pencil skirt that paired with a tee, no joke, on my Top 10 best things in the world.
Leather all the way.
Festival of African Fashion & Arts (FAFA) brings the Fashion for Peace to Nairobi on November 2nd and 3rd 2013. In a time when focus on Kenya is on healing and bringing communities together FAFA believes that the strength and diversity of Kenya and the African continent should be celebrated in a spirit of unity and harmony.
Ann McCreath, creator of fashion label KIKO ROMEO and founder of FAFA noted "Fashion for Peace was borne with the belief that positive change can come when we encourage the positive and the inspiring; working together as different cultures."
Le Collane de Betta