August Fashion Issue Now Available
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Welcome to our August Fashion Issue. In this issue, we had the honor of talking to Nigerian poet and writer, Ijeoma Umebinyuo, author of Questions for Ada, a bold celebration of womanhood.
I hope you’ll be inspired by our conversation with Plus size blogger Hayet Rita who talks to us about her views on beauty and the journey to accepting herself.
We interviewed South African media and broadcast personality, Penny Lebyane about her love for the media and her vision for Africa’s entertainment industries. In our interview with internationally recognized Ethiopian fashion designer Fikirte Addis, she lets us in into the business side of fashion and talks about the fashion industry in Ethiopia and how it fares against the rest of Africa. Find out what it takes to sell international with the ladies from online boutique, Kuwala who share tips to help you take your fashion brand global.
All this in addition to our feature of African Fashion Bloggers You Should Know and an easy to make Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry recipe from our resident food contributor, Amanda Kemoli. This issue would not be complete without our monthly gift guide (pg.20) featuring African inspired brands for every budget and season.
Till next time, I leave you with the words of Ijeoma Umebinyuo, “Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just start.”
Photography by Amina Touray
Cover Model: Jihane Sy
Designer: Ann-Loiuse Bonsalles
Makeup Artist: Niehla O.
Assistant: Jerri Graham