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The Young African and what they wear.

What comes to mind when you think of African fashion?   I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of it lately, celebrities wearing a lot of African inspired looks a la King Bey herself.   I even did a double take whilst watching one highly addictive Korean Drama, is she wearing African print? Look at Mindy Kaling also rocking her cute little African inspired outfit!   There has been an absolute explosion worldwide, African inspired looks, Africa fashion weeks available and popular in various stylish cities in the world. African music is bumping in everyone’s headphones.Did you see Taraji P Henson Instagram about listening to Wizkids  Caro? I will now proceed to show you what young Africans on the continent are doing with fashion, how they interpret it, how they wear it.     Egypts Hadia Ghaleb   A major key to some amazing styling of everyday garments in Africa is thrifting and the tailor down at the market who is churning out all sorts of outfits we must have for weddings, kitchen parties.( don’t forget …

Favourite Sister girl

  ‘YAAAAAASSSSSSSS!’ You ever find yourself screaming as you agree vehemently with a sister as she talks about something you find interesting?   Or when you walk away feeling learned, appreciate that the sisters are learned and …  just general #BlackGirlMagic vibes   Here are some newer  podcasts that take it church. (I wrote a post a while back about which podcasts I was and still enjoy) Four Black girls talking about.. everything! I love that there is four of them, dishing out different perspectives, and having different characters. Heben Nigatu,Tracy Clayton  and their guest grab some drinks and have interesting conversations. Despite the fun vibe, they still get to the poignant questions and leave the listener satisfied, in a good mood and loving life. I love the American life but with African roots (her words not mine 🙂 ) podcast. I love how informative and educational it is. I can feel her Africanness mirroring my own. Evelynn is not a podcaster but a YouTuber.She is a funny sister ooooooh. I love to spend Sunday evening …

Shenanigans in Seoul ..

So this is what happened. We wandered up the street in the warm Seoul air, I smelt like Be Delicious by Donna Karan (my favourite!) , M casually carrying that gorgeous strawberry cake, K with her big gorgeous smile. We had spent the day shopping, drinking coffees ( sweet potato latte for me please!) and just general awesome Seoul life chilling. We got to the restaurant and continued laughing and joking up the stairs. We had arrived at Braii republic. I was the most excited one because I was getting to eat African food again. Not just any African food, but from the Southside, my general area of Africa. I was salivating at the thought of boerwors, maybe some pap..ahhh We walked in and informed the smiling waitress we were meeting some people. The place was busy and smelled really good. All the memorabilia hanging on the wall immediately giving me that feeling, I was on home turf… technically . Was that a castle lager sitting on that table? The waitress led us to the back, the …

Wanderlust fulfilled – I’ve got Seoul

Remember that post I wrote a year ago about wanting to go to Seoul. Korea? Well, guess who just came back from there?! I spent three weeks in Korea, eating, shopping and being merry! I had an amazing time! There are no words to express how enthralled I was, how much I ate and how much being there experiencing it made my life happy. 🙂 ) When I first got to Seoul I was staying in Gangnam (Yes Gangnam of Psy fame ) and was immediately mesmerised by how clean everything was. (I live in Berlin, it has its not so clean parts 🙂 ) We quickly checked into our hotel and I quickly turned on the T.V. If you want to get to know a nation, watch what they are watching. ( I was in the land of Kpop and Kdramas, it was time to dive in immediately!) Gangnam is a very wealthy area, ( My friends laughed at me for being very surprised at a really badly parked Maserati as we walked down to …

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#MagicalMusic- Music I’m loving

  Grey days, winter days… in the Northern hemisphere.. Hot days.. warm summer nights… Southern hemisphere. I love them both. Here are some songs that have had me feeling some way past couple of weeks. He makes me BRAVE!! Lianne Lianne Liane….. I love you.   My late father loved this song, and I tear up everytime I hear it because I feel like this is what he is saying to me when I am feeling like crap. A little Coltrane is good for the soul!     Some eye candy Jay Park.. sigh.   No matter what your days are looking like, music sets the mood and can make things oh so much better 🙂   xoxo

The luxury headphones every woman needs.

Wandering around the Premium Fashion exihibit in Berlin brought a lot of pleasurable and luxurious surprises my way. From the colourful fur slippers, to Couture Sponge Bob fashion… to …..amazing headphones made for women? Intrigued I wondered closer, the shiny and very very pretty headphones catching my attention. What is this surprisingly appealing contraption laying here? .. and how …beautiful! I tentatively tiptoed over and Jan ( I found out her name later) approached me with a huge smile on her face. ‘Want to try them? ‘ she asked.   I nodded enthusiastically, unplugging my ipod from my  *cough cough*not so stellar headphones. I plugged in the badass looking leather headphones with the oh so elegant gold rim. The beat hit me, bass never sounded so good.   I saw Jans mouth moving, I couldn’t hear anything but I smiled and nodded because she must have asked me if I liked the sound right? She smiled right back..phew I must have gotten the question right..or she gets it all the time and just nods right …

#MagicalMusic – Music I’m loving

A few choons (tunes) to make you smile, bop or be nostalgic… Music is powerful.Magic – Rude A nice reggae beat, laid down to the smooth vocals of a Julian Casablancas look alike.Yes!   Magic // Rude from Creativeseen // David Rousseau on Vimeo.Big Bang – Bad Boy G Dragon..what else is there to say? [MV] Big Bang – Bad Boy (subbed) from davidabadilla on Vimeo. Brooke Fraser – Shadow Feet Where will you be found when it all feels like its falling apart? Shadow Feet – Brooke Fraser from GospelVids on Vimeo. Travis – flowers in the window Amazing throwback! flowers in the window from shuttlecocking on Vimeo.