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Josue Comoe – Numero Homme Spring 2014 #menswear

Josue Comoe - Numero Homme Spring 2014

Jean Baptiste Mondino (Photographer)

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Giannina Antonette By fashion photographer Adam Reyna

Giannina Antonette By Adam Reyna



Location: London, Theme: Individualism, Style: Afropean





Location: London

Models: Richard Kolapo (22), Remi Black (21), James Rotimi (21)

Submitted: Individualism

Photography: Sam Travis

Styling: Ayishat Akanbi

Assistant Stylist: Naaman Brown



“Not Charity, Just Work” Karen Walker eyewear meets the Maasai crafter

“New Zealand designer Karen Walker works with lensman Derek Henderson to shoot her Spring 2013 collection. Walker didn’t just employ the talents of artisans in Kenya, she had them model the looks, too. Partnering with the United Nations–endorsed Ethical Fashion Initiative, whose motto “Not Charity, Just Work” seeks to promote sustainable development over aid, Walker tasked the African nation’s finest micro-producers, designers, and craftspeople to produce the screen-printed pouches that will accompany every Karen Walker eyewear purchase from the collection.

I actually like this initiative because it highlights the machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers, and metal workers involved in the collection, as well as the Maasai crafters behind some of the more intricate beadwork seen on the pouch case.”


Funky STAR Ataui Deng for Marie Claire (France), January 2014



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JANUARY: ” 2014,a revolutionary year for the Afropean collective”

January editors letter afroblush

Things to give in 2014:

Creativity, Substance, Culture, Depth, Passion, Inspiration, Honesty, Hope, Satisfaction, Raw Truths,

A heart-felt welcome to my readers as you settle into a New Year. I trust the majority of you are sufficiently overweight from all your end-of-year indulgences, and excited for what will be a revolutionary year for the Afropean collective.


The resilient rumble from international creatives bringing a voice to worldwide pan African societies is steadily resounding, and with both Government and private funding opportunities for creatives across Europe and Africa on the increase, designers, film makers, writers and musicians are ready to burst the banks with a myriad creative projects in 2014.

Steve McQueen and BBC to collaborate on Black British drama

Award-winning film director Steve McQueen will be teaming up with the BBC to make an epic drama about the lives of Black Britons spanning over more than half a century. McQueen, the Director of ’12 Years a Slave’, lives in Amsterdam, and was born in west London to Grenadian parents.


He rightfully claims to not be aware of any serious drama series in Britain with Black people from all walks of life as the main protagonists. The project is still in its early days with scripts not expected to be completed until the end of the year, but I’ll keep you all posted with the developments as they arise.

Yinka Ilori Pop Up Shop – A designer with the future in mind

Last September, I had the pleasure of interviewing Yinka Ilori, the Nigerian born product and furniture designer with the future in mind (read interview here).

He’d just launched his first solo installation, showcasing up-cycled and re-worked old and unloved furniture to produce brand new interpretations; whilst challenging perceptions of waste through the regeneration and revitalisation of every-day furniture. This year, in collaboration with The Princess Trust, Yinka launched his first Pop Up shop in Eldon Street, London, which has proven a huge success, as all I have seen on his Facebook page this week is SOLD, SOLD, SOLD OUT etc.

The Pop Up shop will be running until the end of January so I urge you to check it out before all his great pieces get pinched.


Industry growth for the creatives is a go this year as European culture, cinema, television, music, literature, performing arts, heritage and related areas will benefit from increased support under the European Commission’s new Creative Europe programme, approved by the European Parliament on 19 November and by the Council of the EU on 5 December 2013. With a budget of €1.46 billion over the next seven years – the programme will provide a boost for the cultural and creative sectors, which are a major source of jobs and growth.

A nation ripe for rebellion. African fashion, film and cosmetics.

Across the African continent, 2014 will see exciting opportunities for global brands to experiment beyond the constraints of Africa’s often hectic and overcrowded cities, and launch inventive solutions for those in even the most remote and hard-to-reach rural African locations.

The third edition of Luxor African Film Festival will be taking place in Luxor Egypt in March, along with Africa Fashion Week Nigeria which is set to kick off in August. The beauty and cosmetics industry will also hear of some long-awaited developments as L’Oreal sees potential in Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Tanzania as a developing marketplace for its Mizani haircare range.

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Jimena Nahon “Grace Jones Tribute” : Style Inspiration


“Grace Jones Tribute” in Catalogue Fashion Book S/S 2013 by Jimena Nahon

Phillip Plein Spring/Summer 2014: Style Inspiration


The Campaign: Phillip Plein Spring/Summer 2014

Photography by Francesco Carrozzini

Styling by Patti Wilson


PEG LEG TROUSERS: Style Inspiration

Peg leg trousers

Style Alien, NY:


Work a clean silhouette this season with the peg- leg trouser. As high-waist paperbag styles present a feminine take on the look, low slung belted trousers offer an androgynous approach. Channel a fresh, sporty vibe with track-pant-inspired styles in bold brights and statement prints.

Alicia Keys- Vogue Italia- Simply stunning


Tuuli by Dar: an artistic journey into the heart of the feminine


Tonight, I’m heading down to Rankin HQ, to get set my eyes upon Johny Dar’s special preview of ‘Tuuli by Dar’; a series of unique and beautiful images, inspired by the art series ‘DAR THE BOOK’, an artistic journey into the heart of the feminine.

I loathe my use of the word fan, but I am, admittedly, a huge fan of Hunger Magazine, and Rankin Photography, so needless to say, I’m eager to see the art that awaits me.

Last week I was invited to the series of short screenings by Rankin Film Production and The Full Service, showcasing six short films, one of which was The EXCHANGE, for Louis Vuitton, a coy and seductive tale of courtship, filmed at the Hotel Café Royal.  All six of the short films shown succeeded in their efforts to captivate and around curiosity. This is why I rate Rankin. They continue to push the boundaries of art, beauty and photography through creative collaborations, with a mixture of visionary designers.

‘Tuuli by Dar’ will be crafted into a limited edition calendar and created specifically with Tuuli in mind, weaving across her bare skin, exploring the beauty of the female form as Rankin’s lens beautifully captures Johny’s original artwork.

As of today, ‘Tuuli by DAR’ will be published by Rankin Photography and distributed by Turnaround Publisher Services, and available for viewing at ANNROY, Rankin’s London Gallery.

I’ll likely be ‘graming’ tonight, so if you don’t follow me already on instagram it’s @afroblush.

To find out more on ‘Johny Dar and his work, click here:

Solo installation by Yinka Ilori @yinksdesigns

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Yinka Ilori
Product and furniture designer with the future in mind.
Yinka Ilori up-cycles and re-works old, unloved furniture to produce brand new interpretations. Challenging perceptions of waste through the regeneration and revitalisation of every-day furniture, where every piece deserves the chance to be loved again.

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Style Inspiration #322- Burkina Faso and Mali



Actors from Burkina Faso and Mali perform a scene from the play Et Si Je Les Tuais Tous Madame? in Avignon during the 67th International Theatre festival. Burkina Faso’s Aristide Tarnagda wrote and directed the play.


Wearing sun glasses in summer, in Britain. I don’t take it lightly #BlackWhiteDiary

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Photo taken by/Louisa K/ 01/07/13

Jessie Ware #TuneOfTheWeek

Believe it or not, it’s not even 6pm and this guy on the train is WASTED!

Nonetheless, Friday is finally upon us and as Britain prepares to do what it does best (binge drink), I wish you and your livers all the best; and I shall leave you with one of my favorite tracks this summer by Jessie Ware- Wildest Moments.

Have fun + be safe.

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