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Posts tagged with ‘Nigeria’

  • Nigerian Fashion Documentary on Austrian Lace Trade

    By SP on May 26, 2011
    Most of us love to dress up in lace. It has been one of the most sort after fabric this season. Cute lace mini dresses, maxis, fancy tops, etc. In the spirit of the current trend, we thought the timing was appropriate to delve into the history of the special fabric; particularly Austrian lace. Below is a documentary produced and […]
  • Traditional ‘Fulani’ Outfit

    By SP on March 18, 2011
    Yay for Friday!!!! Haha. Getting excited as if Monday is not right around the corner (downer). If you haven’t noticed. I love exploring and incorporating different cultures into my outfit. Today, I’m actually honoring part of my heritage. My mom’s side of the family is from the Northern part of Nigeria. The Fulani tribe. Bought this outfit in 2009 when […]
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  • Yinka Shonibare

    By SP on June 29, 2009
    If you haven’t heard of Yinka Shonibare, here is your opportunity to briefly read up on him, and quickly do a search about all of his work, thoughts, and what he is about. Yinka, who was born in London in 1962, moved to Lagos, Nigeria (West Africa) when he was three years old. He studied at the Byam Shaw School […]
  • Artist Feature: Karo Akpokiere, A Lagos Gem

    By SP on June 11, 2009
    It doesn’t matter where you’re born…exceptional talent is exceptional talent. Thank God for all of us, Karo Akpokiere has decided to share his talents with us, and we are so proud. Karo, who is Nigerian, grew up in the Lagos 80’s, which shines through in his eclectic style which is brimming with bits of cartoons, graffiti, and bold African shapes […]
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  • The Nigerian Way – Survival Of The Fittest

    By SP on March 10, 2009
    Well little did I know when I arrived to Lagos the life I knew abroad was going to come with an unbelievable price tag. Believe me, I’m not naive. I expected some change but nothing compared to what I actually experienced. My previous visits were on vacations which was short and sweet. I would visit friends and family all over, […]