Pins of the Week: Red, White and Pink

One of the things I love most about what I do is that I get to look for, look at and make beautiful images! Here are some that I came across this week. There was definitely a theme emerging – prints, beads and the red, pink and white palette.

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Images from top:

 

As you know, I ‘collect’ images over on Pinterest. Come and have a look.

Hope you’re having a restful, rejuvenating and creative weekend!

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Inspired: Lupita, Creative Muse

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Lupita fever has been such a colourful ride and I’m sure has challenged a lot of us to up our style game! I’ve loved her red carpet dresss (that yellow figure-hugging number with the super V-neck is a particular favourite – you know how I love yellow) but, I’ve found studio shoots such as the ones here, much more interesting. The colours, the shapes, the patterns!

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Afri-love Picks: Culture, Activism and Social Debate Events at WOW 2013

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The last batch of my top picks for this year's Women of the World Festival at London's Southbank Centre covers events to do with culture, activism and social issues and debates. I don't know about you but, between this list; the business, entrepreneurship and career development one I shared last week and; the music, poetry and spoken word events, it's going to be tough deciding what to actually attend! It's the kind of tough decision that's a joy to make. To those planning to attend the Festival, I hope you have a wonderful time and perhaps I'll bump into you. To everybody else, I look forward to reporting back.

 

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WHAT: A world exclusive premiere of ‘Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth’, a feature documentary film by Pratibha Parmar, about the life and art of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘The Color Purple’.
The 6:30pm screening will be followed by a conversation with Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar. The 9.30pm screening is introduced by Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar.
WHEN: Sunday, 6:30pm and 9:30pm

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WHAT: Looking at what is fresh in African feminist thought and action. African women are gaining force in music, writing and film, offering powerful and subversive views on gender, power and the future.
WHEN: Sunday, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

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African Inspiration on Pinterest: The Necklace is All

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I love the power of a big dramatic necklace. No further fuss or embellishment required! Here are a couple from my "Accessory Mad" board on Pinterest. 

What's your go-to accessory?

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Images: Left – found via Rockin That Bling. Right – found via the Akiiki blog.

African Inspiration on Pinterest: Nigerian Wedding Accessories

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I came across these beautiful images of women adorned in traditional Nigerian engagement coral beads on Tumblr, originally posted by daghanaianchiq.tumblr.com. They went straight up onto my Pinterest board, "African style".

This week I did some overdue board maintenance including splitting my "African design" board into boards for various disciplines. You can now enjoy the following Afri-love-related boards:

  • African fashion
  • African art
  • African product design
  • African graphic design
  • African-inspired interiors
  • African style
  • Hair au naturel

There are also plenty of other boards to check out, many being art and design related. Have fun pinning!

Are you on Pinterest? Drop me a comment with a link to your page!

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My Africa Is: A Story in Pins

Pictures tell a thousand words and these begin to tell the story of what my Africa is all about.

If you missed yesterday's postMy Africa Is is an eight-part documentary series taking you on a journey across the continent through the eyes of an insider. The crew behind it need your support in sharing the inspiring stories of young innovative people from 10 countries across Africa. Their Kickstarter time is running out so make your pledge now.

So to those 'stories' – My Africa Is …

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Alive (and we love to celebrate it!)

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Inspired by StylePantry

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Style Pantry is the online domain of Folake Kuye Huntoon, a working mother of 3 "fashionably chasing [her] kids around." All about fashion and lifestyle, the site features interviews on industry folks, street style, lookbooks, campaigns and haute finds. Beyond just fashion, you will also find posts on art and design (across the disciplines), beauty and hair, gadgets and gear, giveaways, lifestyle, music and a dedicated men's section.

My favourite part of the site is "My Style" where Folake shares pictures of her wonderfully eclectic, vibrant, bohemian-accented style. And boy does this woman accessorise well!

Images courtesy of StylePantry

TGIF! Women’s Week Special with Les Nubians: Visual & musical treats including a free download

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Who better to bring us to the close of Women's Week than, sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart of Les Nubians. Beautiful, talented and proud to express their African origins in every way, here are a few goodies from the super-stylin' ladies …

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Celebrating our crowning glory: Le Coil

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Le Coil is a beautiful celebration of afro hair (and the people who wear it!).

Founding editor and photographer, Jamala Johns, says she started Le Coil "to gather inspiration for myself both in terms of modern natural hairstyles but also for a more stylish and happier tone of imagery for women of color. Everything else has grown from there." 

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Check out Le Coil for regularly updated inspiration.

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Photographs by Jamala Johns. Top right image in montage is of former Miss Universe Tanzania, Flaviana Matata.