BEING FRIDA KAHLO

Minna Salami of Ms. Afropolitan, Pia Cabble, Bumi Thomas, and Cre-8 Lifestyle Center breathtakingly re-created Frida Kahlo for Frida - Female Revolution in Dance & Art, a multi-disciplinary art project.

The photos, which are part of the ongoing exhibition, were taken by Bumi Thomas, whose philosophy is about “transcending cultural boundaries and subverting realities with abstract constructs using photography and music as her mediums of exploration.”

Read more about Minna’s experience via Ms Afropolitan.

EDUN + DIESEL PRESENT STUDIO AFRICA

Check out the cast of Studio Africa…

"A virtual loudspeaker for a new generation of creative talents from across the continent. The campaign features nine artists in fashion, film, music, literature, and photography; individuals with both talent and a deep commitment to their respective countries and people."

From top to bottom, left to right:

  • I See A Different You are a trio of photographers from Soweto, South Africa with an eye for style and ambition to show their continent in a whole new light.
  • Baloji is a fiercely original and acclaimed rapper and producer born in DR Congo and raised in Belgium.
  • Laurence Chauvin-Buthaud is a rising menswear designer providing local workers in her birthplace of Côte d’Ivoire with skills and training.
  • Tanya Mushayi is a talented surface pattern designer, stylist and blogger running her own business in Zimbabwe.
  • Flaviana Matata is an international catwalk model who runs a foundation for the education of orphaned girls in her home country of Tanzania.
  • Sy Alassane is an actor and model from Senegal who played the lead in 2011’s Sundance Film Festival official selection Restless City.
  • Petite Noir is the recording name of South Africa’s Yannick Ilunga who is championing a new musical movement.
  • Uviwe Mangweni is an endlessly curious photojournalist and copywriter from South Africa documenting hidden stories with sensitivity.
  • Abdellah Taïa is the first openly gay Moroccan writer and his celebrated books have been translated into several languages.

Follow their journey through Studio Africa’s tumblr, curated by OkayAfrica and be sure to check out the Edun + Diesel Made In Africa collection!

FOLAKE HUNTOON OF STYLE PANTRY x JEWEL BY LISA x THE OSCARS

We’re loving Folake Huntoon’s look on the red carpet at The Oscars. She looks gorgeous in this emerald green gown by Jewel By Lisa. The neon yellow stilleto provides the perfect pop of color. And finalllllly » someone who knows how to pose working that thigh-high slit without looking all crazy!

KUDOS to Style Pantry and the entire Jewel By Lisa crew!

Meet Jewel By Lisa | LIVE via Google Hangouts on Feb 22nd, 2013

[Image: Jewel By Lisa x L’Oreal Collabo]

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Meet Doreen Mashika x Edun | LIVE via Google Hangouts on Feb 22nd, 2013

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Meet Brother Vellies | LIVE via Google Hangouts on Feb 22nd, 2013

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Meet Koshie O | LIVE via Google Hangouts on Feb 22nd, 2013

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Meet Cookie Caven from 4 Aces Date, Terence Sambo from One Nigerian Boy and Milisithandu Bongela from Miss Milli B | LIVE via Google Hangouts on Feb 19th, 2013

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Meet Liberty & Justice (Africa’s First Fair Trade Factory) | LIVE via Google Hangouts on Feb 19th, 2013

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Meet Nest | LIVE via Google Hangouts on Feb 19th, 2013

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Meet Republic of Foreigner | LIVE via Google Hangouts on Feb 19th, 2013

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Meet Sawa Shoes | LIVE via Google Hangouts on Feb 19th, 2013

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Meet Buyu | LIVE via Google Hangouts on Feb 19th, 2013

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Meet Maiyet | LIVE via Google Hangouts on Feb 18th, 2013

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Meet Stella Jean | LIVE via Google Hangouts on Feb 18th, 2013

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