Recently her work was on display on the cover of fashion magazine Glamour, when she braided and styled TV personality and rapper Boity Thulo.
The month of May is a celebration of what it means to be African to deepen and expand our knowledge, engage in cultural exchanges and sharpen our ideas, but also to come together as one.
From art pieces such as, ‘Oduduwa’, ‘Yemoja’, ‘Ere Ibeji’ as well as royal paraphernalia like shoes, ‘irukere’ (horse whisk), and others; Olafisoye flaunts his vast knowledge of the cultural and spiritual world of African tradition. And the fashion accessories are meant for traditional chiefs and kings based on categorisation.
In the initial stages of her business in 2015, Mwilaria displayed her jewellery and paintings on the walls of a timber retail shop where she worked.
As a proud African and a lover of our culture, I admire women in ankle bracelets because it portrays their identity and beauty as African Queens, while promoting the African culture. Wearing of ankle bracelet is an art of our culture not evil.
African wear is deeply rooted in the heritage of the African people. Each region has a distinctive style of dressing for women and men alike, making it easy to identify a person’s origin by his or her attire. Nonetheless, the increase in the communication between regions in Africa and the world at large has promoted a mix of different African wear. For instance, it is quite common for one to spot Kente, which is initially from Ghana, in different parts of Africa and the world. In addition to this, designers find it easy to incorporate African prints into their different designs to create a masterpiece that has a unique flair in the world’s fashion scene.
These giant trees can grow to be as old as 2 500 years and dominate areas in southern Africa where people lived in ancient times. They may also help us understand our climate-challenged present.
Originally from South Africa, they both were always fascinated with the healing powers of gemstones and crystals, which helped them keep faith during that tough time. Those experiences prompted them, that one day they would incorporate natural gemstones and African beads into their jewelry.