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Friday, September 26, 2014

Afriq Expressions is featured in the 12th edition of Dunia print magazine

DUNIA 12 featuring Rokia Traore
It’s here! The 12th edition of DUNIA print magazine featuring international renowned singer/songwriter, Rokia Traore from Mali. Ms Traore shares interesting perspectives on core values, home country Mali and Africa in general, she speaks of success – what it means to her, how she’s been able to grow into the star that she is today, and what she is doing to help other artists develop in their craft.
After the interview earlier this month, DUNIA Magazine publisher Lema Abeng-Nsah wrote on her blog, “Ms Traore spoke with me today from Bamako, the capital city of Mali – a country she loves dearly and is happy to help rebuild. We had an insightful conversation on a variety of topics. Rokia was upfront and very easy to talk to.” So what can you expect? Coming soon!!!
Also in this edition, you will find informative thoughts on family, relationships, health … and why not books and recipes. You will meet the talented fashion designer at Afriq expressions as she shares photos of her latest works, plus tips for fashionistas. How about travel? We’re taking you into the the fascinating world of New Mexico where you’re sure to discover a few surprises. As you know by now, DUNIA print magazine can best be described as colorful and unpredictable … this time is no different.
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Afriq Expressions
Sneak Peak: Q & A, plus Afriq Expressions spread on the inside of this edition of DUNIA Magazine

Thursday, September 18, 2014

How to Pull Off Kim Kardashian's Breezy Skirt & Bodysuit Combo

Ask A Stylist, Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian was spotted all over the Hamptons this summer and in true Kim style she was dressed to the nines each and every day (and night). 
One of our favorite looks so far? The E! star's feminine and flirty pleated Celine skirt (which goes for $2,050!) paired with a seriously sexy black scoop neck bodysuit.  The 33-year-old finished the summery ensemble with a pair of black and white snakeskin Dior sandals, which would set you back a cool $1,050, in case you're wondering. 
You too can recreate this look on a budget . For the bodysuit, try a $40 one from American Apparel—and remember the amount of skin you show is optional. To show side boob or not to show side boob is totally up to you. As for the skirt, we love this version from Farfetch. It looks just like the Celine skirt Kim chose but the price is only $181. And last, while Kardashian's Dior sandals are just beyond, these snakeskin strappy heels from Zara for just under $100 will certainly do too. 
Tweet @mgarciastyling!She would love to see how you rock this outfit or if there's a celeb look you are crazy about, let her know! Your questions and suggestions could be the trend she selects for the next Ask a Stylist! 

The Braving Ritual by Chinedesign

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 Model: Aluad Deng Anei

Based in Toronto, Canada, Chinedu took his inspiration "from the warrior spirit it often requires to face and conquer the sometimes harsh winters of the Great White North". The collection mixes leather, wax print, Scottish tartan wool and indigo-dyed bogolan fabrics from Mali. This mix is what makes the creations from Chinedesign so unique and innovative. The jacket just looks haute and amazing, the shirt dress cool, stylish and trendy. 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Exoctic Jewelry designs by Anita Quansah

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Photographer Asiko Fine Art Photography
Stylist. Crystal Deroche Styling
Model: Ayoola
Make-up Artist: Mikhaila Pratt

The queen of statement pieces: Anita Quansah London. The design artist of half Ghanaian and half Nigerian heritage recently launched her new collection for Summer 2014.  Check-out the interview by "AFRICAN PRINTS IN FASHION" done with Anita Quansah two years ago: "My pieces command attention."

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Duro Olowu SS 2015 Collection

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The Spring/Summer 2015 collection from print master Duro Olowu looks very much like him - elegant, print-driven. However, more muted and less colorful then his past collections.   Do you have a favourite?

Monday, September 8, 2014

Òkun: An African-inspired beach-wear

The label was created by Bola Marquis who left the corporate world to create a contemporary Africa-inspired fashion brand for men. The label offers canvas shoes and swim shorts that can also be worn away from the beach and for example on the golf course. The prints are custom made and an interpretation of traditional fabrics like Congolese Kuba, Kenyan Kikoy and African Wax prints. THe African prints and colors are well represented in the line.

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i: @okunbeachwear