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I love this picture, they both look amused, probably a private joke. The dress Naeem Khan

View the whole collection here at Vogue it’s on fire. I am not a label freak, but I will be getting something, even if it is a hat.

New in, perfect piece for the summer time  by Aifa at


I get so disappointed when I find a great designer, click on their online shop and find the words “coming soon”, especially when I have been clicking for 2 years!

So it is a welcome breath of fresh air to find designer Ohema Ohene’s site, great designs at affordable prices and an online shop, whey hey! ladies wear, mens wear and foot wear.

Vanessa £85.00

Oh! Nana Peak £70.00

Becca £80.00

…I think, I live in London after all, you can never be too sure.

If you are lucky enough to visit sunnier climes, bold enough to strip or sun bathe in the park and would love to do so in ankara inspired itsy bitsy swim wear check out Bantu Wax, 100% made in Africa.

They also have the brothers covered.

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June 2010 shoot for Pride Magazine by Joseph Sinclair

Cake and clothes, two of my favorite things!

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Shinga Shoniwa in NKWO for New African Woman

I have not updated my blogs for a while, however my midlife crisis is firmly in the past so I am moving forward in leaps and bounds!!

Whilst chatting to a girlfriend we got on to the topic of African fabrics and designs and like me she is waiting to lose weight to get some things custom made, I have decided the time is now, no time like the present! She sent me a handful of links some I was already familiar with, but there was one that caught my eye..


I am going to get heaps of inspiration from this site.

I saw Solange Knowles in an Ankara outfit and thought one of my African Designer sisters has hit it big, wrong, it was a design from Boxing Kitten, which also has Erykah Badu in its fan base.

The label mixes retro designs with dutch wax fabric. The designs are great and edgy, and deserve much kudos. 

I know some of my sister are mumbling and grumbling about the use of Dutch wax,  the designs are nothing new and Africans have been sporting that look for ages, well it is “Dutch” after all. Personally I dont care about all that and will patronise a good product regardless of origin, I have nice ankara items from Hennes and Zara, as long as my pound is not used to fund civil wars or promote child labour!

Besides by Maya Lakes definition I am a Boxing Kitten Woman.


Boxing Kitten



Another of my  “African” search finds this time on ASOS, I found a lovely ankara jumpsuit and decided to find out more about the designer behind the label NKWO  “Afro Bohemian Chic” but alas the web page is under construction, I did  manage to find some  designs elsewhere on line, the gorgeous maxi dress in the photo, I don’t think the fabric is Ankara, but it has my vote.

I cant wait for the website hopefully accompanied by an online shop.