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Black girls fest: My first Girl’s festival

I attended my first black girl fest recently.

Black Girl First, which is the UK’s first ever festival celebrating black women and girls. Created by Paula Akpan, co-founder of the ‘I’m Tired Project’ and social media coordinator for gal-dem and Nicole Crentsil founder of ‘Unmasked Women’.

I actually never heard of it, until a friend mentioned it to me and told me I should attend.

But by the time I surfed the net to find out more about it, all the tickets were sold out. So, of course, it made me curious.

Black girl fest

Eventually, I was able to pull a few strings here and attended as an assistant. (In Cece’s fashion…)

I usually go to these events with an open mind. I mean what’s the worst that can happen?

1- I can go, network and have the most fun, or

2- I attend, don’t like the atmosphere and vow to never return.

But in this instance, I arrive earlier as I had other events to attend. First; A launch party by Monroe&Turtle, then Amazon Fashion weekend in Central.

As soon as I arrived in Shoreditch Town Hall where the festival was taking your place, I recognized so many familiar faces and the rest is (fun) history…

For the day, I wore this vintage skirt and shirt recently bought in a boutique in Notting Hill Gate. A Loewe belt and my all time favorite color blocked wedges. And people really liked it.

What do you think? And will you be attending any major festival soon?


Neon Trend - The highlight

Neon Trend – The highlight- Esimbi magazine.

I am a colorful character you already know. From my room to my workspace, reflects everywhere .

 Fluorescent and neon are this year’s big trends and It just continuously reinventing itself.
I am nowhere near a trend follower, but for this shoot, I teamed up with Ezinne who is currently one of the best choreographers in London.
Working with the likes of Tiwa Savage who recently won Best African Act at the MTV Awards singer of the year.
She has also worked with DavidoDrake and is former members of the CEO dancers. (if you remember them from Britain Got Talent) .
I remember watching them dance for the first time at the BEEFTA Awards which was also the first ceremony of that kind I was attending. Way before my fashion days
( Ahhh… How time flies and changes!!)
      And who knew that years later, our creative paths will cross.
  So, both of us being East London girls. It only came naturally for us to shoot in East.

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Our makeup was done by Alicia, a makeup artist who was so attentive throughout the shoot. And shot by OJOMO Photography

Neon Trend - The highlight- Esimbi magzine

We were also published in ESIMBI MAGAZINE   for the Summer issue.

So, if you are feeling the trend, this is not the time to be shy. Go ahead and jump on the neon and let me know how that works for you.Neon Trend - The highlight

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When thinking of new ways to wear African prints for all seasons,

wearing the usual Ankara dress in Autumn will not just cut it. So wearing a bag made of it seems more like a sensible idea.

How to wear African prints for all seasons       How to wear African prints for all seasons

Living in London and finding New ways to wear African prints for all seasons is not an easy task.

Ankara is still a very seasonal fabric, which is why Africans in Africa can easily wear it all year round thanks to the beautiful tropical weather. Unlike in Europe, and precisely the UK where we somehow end up with 9 months of cold weather.  View Post


Fashion for Africa competition and pop up;

Fashion For Africa competition and Pop up

The pop up was last Friday in the popular China Town. It was all about Discovering African designers and creatives at the one-day event in the heart of the West End. With the entry being free, it meant: shopping to the max, networking with fellow artists, and entertainment at the African themed reception. View Post