I absolutely adore African prints. They're colourful, fun, and each print is so different from the next. In event organizer Gwen Madiba's closing speech, she expressed how as human citizens of the world, we should all celebrate African print and wear it with pride. She introduced a winning design for a contest they held and the model walked the runway to Whitney Houston's I'm Every Woman. It was a perfect moment. Learn more about the event here.
My outfit was thrown together in a flash. I don't like to put too much thought or time into how I dress. When I over think it, I tend to end up hating what I come up with. I'm so happy I finally had an occasion to wear my new gold blazer and this red leather purse that I've had for weeks (maybe even months). My hair was inspired by it's too long and I have roots. I think I invented a new hairstyle.
|Head to toe Value Village. Blazer: Studio J, $10. Slip Dress: $7. Purse: $5. Shoes: Nine West, $7.50|
|Designer: Elie Kuame|
|Designer: Nyira: Elegance & Arts|
|Designer: Umoja Dji M.S.|
|Designer: Gwen Madiba. All photos by Aurelia and myself.|