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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


June 2010 shoot for Pride Magazine by Joseph Sinclair

Cake and clothes, two of my favorite things!

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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.