Sunday, September 7, 2014
Lisa Folawiyo showed her collection yesterday, September 6, 2014, at Laduree Soho. It was an intimate showing for fashion buyers and international press. She rebranded the collection -- now Lisa Folawiyo and showed alone for first time. For those who loved Jewel by Lisa please know that nothing has changed. Her collection continues to use Ankara (the Nigerian term for printed traditional african fabric) fabric made into feminine frocks. There were beautiful straight dresses with pleating and shoulder cut outs, culottes, pants and skirts all in a dazzling array of mix and match prints. Below are a few images from her instagram profile @lisafolawiyo_studio.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
New York City is the food capital. You can find food from every culture within these five boroughs. New York African Restaurant Week is the 1st restaurant week to celebrate and hi-light African restaurants throughout the city. The week kicks off tonight with an opening gala at Suite 36. For just $50 per person enjoy a night of food, (from some of the city's finest African restaurants) culture, performances and dancing.
The menu is a three course sampler from Ghanaian, Senegalese, Moroccan, Nigerian and South African chefs. Need I say more? Here is a link to purchase tickets to tonight's event and other events that will be held during the week.
You can thank me later. :)
Monday, April 28, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
An African City is a youtube web series starring five African woman who after spending much of their lives abroad have returned to Ghana to settle. The show has been described as Sex and the City meets Ghana and after one episode you will quickly understand why. The women are beautiful, smart, and funny and through the episodes you watch them navigate their careers, love lives and the not so easy transition of being a returnee in your home country, all while wearing FABULOUS frocks.
The characters are: Ngozi, the vegetarian, chaste and religious one; Sade, the Harvard Business school graduate whose ambition is matched only by her sexual appetite; Zainab, an entrepreneur whose business exports Shea products from Ghana to western countries; Makena, the unemployed attorney; and Nana Yaa, the journalist and lead actress.
The show is fast paced and enjoyable. I really enjoyed the episodes being that I was once a returnee, and a non-Twi speaking returnee at that so navigating Ghana was not easy kraaa! I could definitely relate and not only could I relate it made me miss Ghana and long for an extended visit. Something I am hoping to make happen soon.
The show has featured designers from the continent like Unknown Collection, Ameyo Fashion House,
Royal Jelly Harlem, Christie Brown, Afro Mod Trends, Kiki Clothing and Osei Duro.
If you're not watching you are missing out!
Monday, April 21, 2014
Have you been noticing the leather trend? Leather is so popular folks are even sporting it casually as track pants. Clearly, we are going to get every last breath out of this trend because we will be rocking even in hot temperatures, just with holes. Sounds crazy? Well, just think of Perforated leather! In both real and vegan leather and in lovely spring hues, so that the material is not only breathable but is also light colored and Spring/Summer appropriate.. The items below have caught my eye, I am particularly interested in the perforated Banana Republic Dress and Coach Bleeker Daily bag. The Bleeker daily bag can also be used as a clutch.
Elie Tahari black dress / Banana Republic vegan leather dress / French Connection pleated skirt / Salvatore Ferragamo real leather shoes / Jimmy Choo patent leather shoes / Tory Burch leather sandals / Loeffler Randall espadrilles flat / Banana republic shoes / Salvatore Ferragamo crossbody shoulder bag / Lauren Merkin clutch / Coach purse
Thursday, November 28, 2013
I am not brave enough or should I say crazy enough to shop in store on Black Friday but am very interested in online deals. The selection gets better every year. Here are a few that caught my eye:
Ann Taylor 50% off with the code ANNTHANKS
Anthropologie 20% off every item
Banana Republic 40% off with the code BRTHANKS
Bauble Bar 35% off of four items with code Friday35
BCBG up to 60% off select items
Club Monaco 30% off sale items with the code THANKS30
Cole Haan 30% almost everything in their store and on their site
Foot Locker 15% off of everything with the code IPFL3VF2
Gap 50% off of everything (except online sale items) with the code BLKFRIDAY
J.Crew 30% off with the code HOLIDAY
Kate Spade up to 70% off online
Kenneth Cole 30% off your full price purchase with code BFW13
Land's End 30% off of everything
Last Call 40% off of everything
Levi's 40% off of everything
Nine West 50% off all boots and booties
Old Navy 50% off everything
Piperlime 25% off sitewide
Shopbop save up to 25% off with the code BIGEVENT13
Tibi 20% off with code READYSETGO
Victoria's Secret Free shipping with a purchase of $50 or more with code FREE50 and $30 off of $150 or more with code 30OFF150
Vince Camuto 30% off regular priced items and 50% off sale with code HOLIDAY
Yoox savings of up to 50% off and an additional 15% off with code THANKYOOX
Where will you be shopping?