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Hairspiration: The Salooni Project On Hair Perception And Acceptance
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Raise your hand if you’ve ever walked into a market place and a salon attendant has proclaimed that they can fix your hair. That there truly must be something wrong with your tresses and they are the ones to whip...
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Photographer Extraordinaire, OSBORNE MACHARIA
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Osborne Macharia needs no introduction. And not just because his work still leaves us lost for words. (And if you know us, we love us a long blogpost!) His thought-provoking concepts, done with an adroit precision and the élan of...
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NOT AFRICAN ENOUGH: A Formidable Rejoinder By The NEST Collective
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There are 55 recognised countries in Africa. Well, if we want to get into semantics, different sources will quote the continent having either 54 or 56 states (The independence of Somaliland and Western Sahara is disputed). In Kenya alone, there...
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YONAS TADESSE: Ethiopian Contemporary Photographer To Watch
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We first stumbled across Yonas Tadesse through the page of stylist, set designer and creative extraordinaire, Kevo Abbra. Abbra is having more than a moment right now -with his most recent projects being Absolut One Source Live, Queen Sugar season...
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6 Reasons TONY GUM is a Photographer to watch
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It’s a pretty big deal when Vogue US dubbs you the “Coolest Girl in Cape Town”. Or when OkayAfrica includes you in their list of ‘Top 100 African Women Making an Impact on the Continent.’ However, we prefer how she...
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JUSTIN DINGWALL: Exploring Avenues Less Travelled Through The Lens
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If you’ve flipped through the pages of Elle Magazine SA you’ve probably come across the work of South African photographer and contemporary artist, Justin Dingwall. [Image: © Justin Dingwall]   The successful Johannesburg-based commercial photographer, picked up his first camera...
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NAMSA LEUBA: Visualizing African Identity Through Western Eyes
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“There is a great richness in being of mixed cultures.” ~ Namsa Leuba Born in 1982 to a Guinean mother and Swiss father, Namsa Leuba is an African-European who has had exposure to both cultures and histories. However, having grown...
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The Curious Case of Brian Siambi Aka UrbanSkript
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When was the last time you let your curiosity run wild? As creatives, we are at risk of typecasting ourselves in a specific role under the identity guise. But what if we took it off its leash every once in...
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Àsìkò: Nigerian Visual Artist Articulates Why Your Story Is Important.
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They say a picture speaks a thousand words. But for London-based Nigerian visual artist, Ade Okelarin (aka Àsìkò), that’s just not enough. He’s been a fashion and portrait photographer for nine years, exploring ideas through his lens. While the artist...
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BEAUTIFUL: Portraits of Black Beauty by photographer Mario Epanya
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[Image: Courtesy of Shoko Press / Mario Epanya]   Paris-based Cameroon-born photographer Mario Epanya is back at it again with celebration of diversity in black beauty. In collaboration with Shoko Press, Epanya has created a stunning collection of full colour...
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TDS Designer Focus: Le Collane Di Betta
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Someone once said that jewellery, like biographies, is a story that tells the many chapters of our lives. What better way to punctuate that than with statement pieces that border on art? Elisabetta Capolino, with her rich Italian design background...
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Back at it again with the TDS ‘African Fashion Bloggers to Follow’ Part II
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Blogging, like fashion, is far from static. There is always a new, creative voice popping up from this great continent that gives us mad style #goals. So when we compiled the first list of bloggers to follow, we were certain...
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Iko Eco Fashion Kenya
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Style and sustainability. If we’ve learned anything during this series is that the two can co-exist. In Kenya, we’ve seen a strong emphasis on ethical systems and standards to improve the livelihood of workers and artisans in the industry. This...
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To Faux or Not to Faux Fur?
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Nancie Mwai in Faux Fur [Image: Paul Masamo / Nancie Mwai]   With just 18 days to the New Year, we begin to reflect on some of the biggest trends of 2016. In Nairobi, one that caught on in all...
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