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Everyday Africa, Koforidua – The capital of the Eastern Region, Ghana

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Rochelle Brock is FATLEOPARD #photography

Rochelle Brock is a 19 year old Life style & Fashion Photographer Currently Residing in brooklyn NYC. Creator and Owner of Fatleopard Photography http://fatleopard.tumblr.com/

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Harar Ethiopia by Georges Courreges #photography #Ethiopia

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Harar.Ethiopia by courregesg on Flickr.

Shala Monroque, every essence of the word fierce #styleinspiration @shalamonroque

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Anais Mali “City Under Wraps”, don’t you just love this editorial? Photography by Patrick Demarchelier

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Anais Mali photographed by Patrick Demarchelier in for Glamour USA magazine’s June 2014 issue.

Trip to Uganda -Part Two- “On the road” April/14 #Uganda #Africa #Travel #Photography

There are special places on the earth that look as though they’re as mesmerising and virgin and the day God made them. Uganda, much like the people (relatively) has an inherent beauty that shines brightly, even through its no frills demeanor.

And before you judge me, I’m not saying that because I’m Ugandan ;-)

Places you must visit in Uganda (like really you must)

1) The Equator. I’ve been on it several times, and yet always feels like the first time.

2) Nyore Hillside Retreat. An authentic and stunning high quality getaway (stunning is an understatement). nyoreretreat.com

3) Banana Boat Craft Market (just off Buganda Road). Some lovely crafts and jewellery at very reasonable prices. (If you do go shopping, take note of point three in “On the Road” Part One. http://wp.me/p1jJH1-30F

My trip to Uganda: “On the road”- Part One- April/14 #Uganda #Africa #Travel #Photography

Last Monday I came back from a short spell in Uganda, my birthplace, my home and my heart.

The older I get the more frequently I’ve been going back, and with every visit is more precious than the last. With the majority of my family based in Kampala (the capital), and my ancestral village in Mbarara (South West). Most of my images are snaps between the two.

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Having recently having a feature spread in Impact Magazine on travelling (especially commuting) across Africa, with particular reference to Uganda (https://www.mrs.org.uk/mymrs). it was great to see some improvements on the roads since I last visited in January 2013. Although the roads and overall infrastructure still remain by further than where it should be (due to the lack of Government intervention), I still say in the most optimistic tone possible, that some progress is better than no progress.

The gallery below is the first part on my One the Road blog posts, featuring self-captured scenic photography from my road trips around the country.

I hope you enjoy.

Three things to consider when being on the road in Uganda:

1) Drivers are very aggressive and keep you on the edge of your seat. Keep calm and use the loo before you leave.

2) Eat a Rolex. A rolex is an filled burrito looking snack, usually filled with egg. Obviously tastier than the timepiece.

3) The first price (for anything) is never the last price.

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House of Aama presents- Urban Nomad’14

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House of Aama presents- Urban Nomad’14

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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

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Location: London, Theme: Individualism, Style: Afropean

 

 

 

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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.”

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

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

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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.

A STRONG CASE FOR CREATIVITY, CULTURE & COSMETICS IN 2014

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.

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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.

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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

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

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