Category: Fashion

Beach Wear

Europeans have been enjoying beach vacations in Africa for decades and Americans are starting to discover the joys of combining a beach holiday with a safari and a dash of African culture.

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When you go for a beach holiday, the last thing you want is to tug around bags of clothes. Travel light when you go anywhere warm by choosing pieces that work for day and night.
For an effortless beach look, wear light comfortable clothing like a sundress, flip flops, shorts, skirts and wrap-arounds such as kikoys and lesos.
Wear key accessories for a look that is chic yet functional. Don’t forget to carry a beach bag and a pair of sunglasses.
Take very little make-up. A moisturiser and waterproof mascara will be enough. Add sunscreen, some face powder and lip balm and you are ready for a fun and stylish holiday.

 

Beach Wear

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THE BEAUTY OF HEAD WRAP BY AFRICAN WOMEN AND MEN

According to Danya London, the head wrap has now become a staple of traditional black
dress; arrays of wonderful head wraps, fashionably worn at special events, have now
become a fashion statement for the black woman. In history, the head wrap was hard to
come by and therefore usually worn by wealthier black men and women. Now the head wrap
is an available garment for men and women of all statuses to wear.

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African head wraps come in many bright bold colors that animate the face. According to
Africa Imports African Business, in West Africa, head wraps are referred to as “gele” in
Yoruba or “ichafu” in Ibo. Some African American women continue to wear head wraps to
boast their spiritual strength.

THE BEAUTY OF HEAD WRAP BY AFRICAN WOMEN AND MEN

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The head wrap typically covers the hair completely. One cultural significance about the
African head wrap is that African women typically secure the wrap using a knot at the base
of the crown which leaves the neck and forehead exposed. Part of the reason for this is to
make the facial features appear striking so that anyone that wishes to look upon an African
American woman would look up at her face rather than down at her body

The beauty Tushness of Ankara

The Tushness of Ankara
Kai! To think that there was a time i used to think Ankara was razz, I most humbly swallow my words!. There is so much beauty to be derived from this beautiful fabric if only we know how to twist and turn things. Lets dig out more on Ankara. Hope you get inspired, because i am so rocking it this season! Here are important celebrity who show case Ankara..

 

The “Tushness of Ankara” Compiled by Josephine Owen-isied Aguebor.

 

The beauty of Tushness of Ankara

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CORAL BEADS AN INSIGNIA OF ROYALTY

With an appeal that exudes Royalty, elegance, Class and Style and passing through centuries, Coral Beads still stand as the No. 1 symbol of Royalty in contemporary Africa traditional representations.

On this edition we shall be looking at Coral Beads as An Ideal Bridal Costume in the Benin tradition. The Benins, Urhobo’s and some other parts of the edo/Delta have a common name for coral bead, they call it ivie. Coral bead as ornament, is held in high esteem and valued like diamond among the people of this region and the country at large especially during traditional marriage. Even the Yoruba’s and Ibos uses coral beads as insignia of royalty too. The extent of its value gave rise to the parable in Benin “Aiye Ivie rhuemwin oya”. This simply means, beads are not used as instrument of dishonour.

Compiled by Faith Sonia Amosa

Correspondent editor, Dortmund Region, Germany.

 

 

 

The Tushness of Ankara

The Tushness of Ankara
Kai! To think that there was a time i used to think Ankara was razz, I most humbly swallow my words!. There is so much beauty to be derived from this beautiful fabric if only we know how to twist and turn things. Lets dig out more on Ankara. Hope you get inspired, because i am so rocking it this season! Here are important celebrity who show case Ankara..

Tushness of Ankara

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