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"La Parisienne" - INYU Summer 2014 Collection Lookbook.

Inyu's latest summer collection, “La Parisienne”, merges classic carefree Parisian cosmopolitan feminine chic with bold wax print patterns that gives each garment a day-and-night wear flexibility.

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LEMLEM Pre-Fall 2014 Collection.

Modeled by Ajak Deng, the latest from Lemlem (a surprisingly affordable label, considering) can be describes as laid-back cool with subtle hints of masculinity that mixes breezy striped tunics, tie-dyed fabrics and loose chinos with classic unisex footwear.

Founded in 2007 by model, spokeswoman and entrepreneur Liya Kebede, Lemlem (which means ‘bloom’ or ‘flourish’ in Amharic) was born out of a need to inspire economic independence in Ethiopia and to preserve the art of weaving. Noticing that traditional weavers in her home country were losing their jobs due to a decline in demand for their art, Kebede established the label as a way of addressing this void and preserving an important part of Ethiopian history.

All items are handmade in Ethiopia from natural cotton.

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Some of my favourite Lupita Nyong’o magazine covers.

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"True Blues" - Tika Sumpter photographed by Nicholas Routzen and styled by Jason Rembert for Essence Magazine’s August 2014 issue.

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Lupita Nyong’o Covers Elle France’s July 2014 Summer Issue.

Despite there only being three picture, the best thing about these shots are how bold, positive, vibrant and unapologetic Lupita comes across in these photos. Too often, mainstream women’s magazine have women repeating the similar poses, with expressions we’ve seen time and time again, and with the same reserved or forlorn look in their eyes.

Lupita wears Giambattista Valli and was photographed by by Alexi Lubomirski.

(images via arthaemisia)

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Awa Ceesay & Binx Walton for Balmain Resort 2015.

Binx Walton models pieces from the Balmain Resort 2015 lookbook collection.

“When I look back at old pictures, my dad was always smartly dressed, my mom had the most elegant, beautiful style, and my sister was very into the ’90s Cross Colours look, and I …” she pauses. “I just had all of these different things inside me.”


"I identify with Sade and Kate Bush and Erykah Badu, who are artists but on their own terms."

Solange Knowles looking all types of summertime fine in her cover shoot and spread for Lucky Magazine’s August 2014 issue.

"Iron Maiden" - Herieth Paul for Du Jour Magazine.

Tanzanian model Herieth Paul makes lame and sequins look badass in this shoot for Du Jour.

Photographed by Bjarne Jonasson, the Tina Chai-styled editorial has Paul looking like a chic tomboy femme with a sporty and slightly androgynous edge.

Herieth wears the likes of Lanvin, Dior, DKNY and Armani.

Lalesso Resort and Spring/Summer 2015.

Although summer’s a long way away for us south of the equator, modeled by Aluad Deng Anei and photographed by Kope & Figgins, the latest resort collection from Lalesso has us feeling like we can almost taste the sunshine and feel the cool breeze graze our skin.

From long airy and floaty maxi dresses, to cute beach wear and chic swimsuits, this diverse range of garments make Lalesso’s first ever resort collection one for all.

STREETCHIEF Lookbook Pre-Fall 2014: “Area Boys Collection”.

Whilst many of us are familiar with Kente fabric being used in contemporary fashion, no one does it quite like STREETCHIEF. For their latest collection, the menswear fashion brand have once again found ways to incorporate Kente-inspired prints into street wear garments - from button-up shirts to white-rimmed vests.

View their Summer 2013 Lookbook.

Model: Joseph Adamu (thedapperhomme)
William Ukoh (willyverse)

Palesa R and Aamito Lagum, winner of the first installment of Oluchi Onweagba’s ‘Africa’s Next Top Model’, are photographed by Steve Marais and styled by Jess Lupton in a chic Gaschette Mag editorial that’s a mixture of layered and pattern-heavy futuristic looks with the occasional soft masculine tendencies.

See the full editorial.

Summer’s in full swing with South Sudanese model Aluad Anei in her latest editorial for S Style magazine’s June 2014 issue, photographed by Rayan Ayahs and styled by Nadia Pizzimenti.

Lupita Nyong’o lands her first ever Vogue magazine cover.

Whilst not a throwback post, this is still history in the making. She’s won multiple awards, is the new face of beauty brand Lancome, has acquired the rights to produce Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Americanah’, bringing it to celluloid, is starring in the latest Star Wars flick and now, she’s on the cover of American Vogue.

If you, like us, follow her on instagram you probably noticed that she was recently in Morocco. Whilst we know she was taking a vacation, we also now know that Nyong’o was hard at work shooting for her spread in Vogue, photographed by Mikael Jansson.

Don’t quote us on this but we think she’s the first ever Kenyan actress to land this cover and one of the few African women to do so, aside from Iman and Alek Wek.

Read about her interview with Vogue, to appear in the July issue.