Fashion week is not only discovering the last creations for top fashion brands, it is also spotting the coolest street styles. Indeed, some bloggers can spend weeks to create a stylish look to attend the event. Here are the best I spotted today:
On Friday, September 8th, I attended the event ‘Taste of Friendship’, a contemporary Ghanaian food pop-up at the exclusive Capital Club’s Tavern Restaurant in London. Having Beninese origins, I knew that the food would be succulent as some dishes from Ghana and Benin are quite similar… and I was right! Continue Reading
In these dark times that we live in, where events and political figures make us lose hope for the future, a light emerges from United Souls.
This post is only available in French
This post is only availabel in French
Recently, the article on Boxers Braids in French Magazine, “Paulette” , had made react some readers, outraged that we can say that cornrows were created by boxers, simply hiding their African history. And what a surprise to see that among the photographs chosen to illustrate the subject, the edition only chose white models. As if cornrows were only acceptable on Caucasians … That was not the purpose of Paulette, one suspects, but some have read it as a contempt for cornrows worn by black women. Seeing cornrows in all the fashion magazines , usually worn most often by western models, means that this hairstyle has aesthetic value only on white women.
However, braiding hair is an integral part of African culture. An art handed down from generation to generation and is a mode of transmission.
In brief, a history is necessary to demonstrate the ancestral character of cornrows in African culture.