Apologies for the lack of updates. I must do better! I’m working on content that I believe will be more useful to you guys. In the meantime, we are now in the month of June which means summer = braiis (barbecues) and lots of concerts which I plan to attend.
*Above pic is from Design Africa’s site.
‘Design Africa’ was a panel on African fashion held at the Soho House in Manhattan in early May. Heritage was part of the event, so I attended as well. It was a really insightful discussion and in my opinion, it was different than the usual African fashion panels we attend because there was a more diverse audience than usual. The event got press from style.com, ecoterre and more.
In April I received an email from a co-worker of a friend about the possibility of me attending a fundraiser for Empower Zambia in Dallas, Texas which was to be held the weekend of May 10. So I accepted, ended up giving a speech and had a great time supporting a wonderful cause which you can read about + donate via their site. It was my first time in Dallas and I had an amazing time, so thanks to all who made my trip memorable.
I caught the last day of the the Brooklyn Academy of Music Dance Africa festival which is held over memorial weekend (end of May). It’s always a cool place to check out street style, eat jollof rice and catch up with friends. I met up with the lovely and talented Sam Kessie who is a film director, producer and she also shoots some of my friend Iya Dede’s music videos. Speaking of Dede, help fund her next album here + get some goodies. Sam captured some street style as shown in the image i ‘borrowed’ frm her blog, as did one of my fave photographers J Quazi King on his tumblr. I purchased the top below from a brand called Wada Africa. I used the hair tie which came with it as a belt and wore it to work already.
PS: I was featured as one the ‘35 under 35‘ by Young People in International Affairs. I was in the media section and I was and still am honored that i was featured on the list with amazing people i admire. It was a pleasant surprise.
What #Haute #African #Events did you attend in May and which ones are you looking forward to attending in June? Let me know in the comments.