Barcelona find: Kokua ballerinas
If you find yourself in Barcelona, you must (let me repeat, *must*) visit Kokua, a shop that sells only ballerina flats. “Only” doesn’t do this shop justice. It sells every type of comfortable ballerinas you could imagine: from low key and classic to attention-getting works of art. The clincher for me was that the shop […]
Vitra Design Museum: “Making Africa” and changing minds
Africa: starving children, war, and if there is art and design, it’s courtesy of “those poor folks” using recycled bean tins that fell off the back of an official UN lorry. All sarcasm aside, art and design hailing from the continent seems to have a “story,” a story sometimes defined by well meaning, although slightly […]
A legend speaks: Stylikeu undresses Bethann Hardison
There’s not that much to add to this video from Stylelikeu other than “thank you” for giving Ms Hardison a platform to speak. She is a true pioneer in the fashion industry, not just for us women of color, but for women overall.
Yes or no: box-pleat skirts
(L) MaxMara Weekend Certa pleated skirt, (R) Temperley London Mesh-paneled jacquard skirt Apparently pleated skirts are in at the moment. Get it right, and you’ll look like you’re ready to board your yacht moored at Monte Carlo. Get it wrong, and you’ll look like you’re ready to report to Sister Mary Killian for detention. What […]
Speaking of Nordic: Bella Ballou
Since I’m singing the praises of Nordic style at the moment, I must admit that I’m absolutely in love with this scarf from Bella Ballou. I picked it up at Magasin du Nord in Copenhagen and it goes with almost everything I wear.