Hey gents and ladies,
For all of you lovelies who don’t know, I actually love anything to do with African print and design, be it cloths, bags, outfits, jewellery or pretty much anything you can wear… OK so I’m not one to wear the head wraps, but you get my drift. I love African inspired patterns and African originated designs. I’m definitely the person who would go out to dinner in a nice kente inspired dress, or an Ankara patterned skirt.
I attended Africa Fashion Week 2014 for work purposes so although it was fun filming the catwalks and stalls, I couldn’t really soak in all it’s beauty and glory. So this year I thought, why not go and gather some inspiration for myself and of course for you beauties – don’t mention it.
I must state that when I saw the head wraps fixated on this mannequin head, I was amazed! It’s literally just a slim piece of cloth that has been wrapped and styled on the mannequin which is a breath of fresh air from the thick and long pieces of head wraps I usually see. Buying one piece of cloth is £5, although, you can always use some you may have lying around in your home.
I love this yellow dress, I think it’s beautiful and if you ask me, you can wear it to almost any function such as a casual outing, a special occasion i.e. birthday dinner or a wedding. I think yellow is a great way to keep the summer alive even when it looks like it’s dying if you know what I mean.
I’m literally in love with African print clutches – in LOVE! I have a couple which I got as a gift when I went to Ghana a few years ago and I love them so much that I hardly ever take them outside of my home. You know when you have something you think is really nice so you only want to wear or use them when you absolutely need them? Yeah – that’s me. These bags really stand out, so a plain outfit will really compliment them, but if you’re daring like I can be sometimes, then why not match bold African designed and inspired outfits with these clutches?
So cute! These African designed and themed baby clothes are amazing! I have honestly never seen anything like it before. Simple but yet bold at the same time.
OK so this is a dress I would definitely rock! I’d wear it to an event, awards ceremony, wedding or a private up-do function. It’s so out there that I’d probably only wear it once or maybe twice depending on how I’m feeling.
OK so these beaded bags are unique and one of a kind – I have never seen anything like it before. When I approached the stall, I almost collapsed I was so in love… OK so I’m melodramatic, but seriously, they’re amazing! I would definitely buy them and keep them for when I go on holiday to a nice hot country, or when the whether is nice and hot here.
You really can’t go wrong in a smart black dress with one of these bags – talk about a statement piece.
Love African inspired jewellery – just incredible! They are unique, different and you can’t really walk into a shop here and buy them so if you get any of these, you’ll definitely get people asking you where you got them from. If your ears can withhold heavy earrings then why not go for it, I would!
Beautiful – absolutely beautiful! I love everything about this jacket! Everything!
I’m not one for wearing beaded jewellery, but if you’re into beads and custom jewellery then this is definitely for you.
Simple, long, and lightweight – this will definitely elongate your figure and keep you standing tall.
I actually like these socks I must say. They are different, and I would definitely say they are an infusion of African and European design.
This dress with the silk orange top and patterned blue skirt is to die for – obviously not literally, but you know what I mean. It’s colourful but not over the top and very stylish I must add. It’s perfect if you want to wear a nice dress that will help you look in shape and slim. To add, whether you’re short or tall, you will definitely be standing tall in this item.
So there you have it!
My Africa Fashion Week 2016 – Stalls in pictures! Hope you felt inspired like I did.
Below are a list of the brands featured in this post:
Hoofersint/Fabric Gateaux – African Inspired Socks
Idle Fashion – Clothes and accessories
Da Viva – cloths and clothes
Anaisarts – clothes and head wraps
Meme bete – luxury everyday handbags
Adubea Jensen Designs – beaded handbags