Install Theme

ikirejones:

Ikiré Jones F/W ‘14 “Of Saints & Savages”

Photography by Rog Walker.

"To whom it may concern. This is a challenge to the zealously held belief that Africa is a monolithic village in need of perpetual saving. This is an open assault upon the delusions of those who cry endlessly of desolate stomachs and doorways darkened by disease. This is a public disavowing of all who think the cradle of civilization has nothing more to offer than unmolested raw materials and an army of open palms awaiting aid.

Further, this is a disclaimer that upon becoming dissatisfied with the myriad fictions which are daily presented to us as fact, we have henceforth resolved to tell our own stories. Loudly. No longer will we dine on a bounty of half-baked biases. No more will we sip from hoses gushing hypocrisy and hogwash. There are those who look past Africa’s beauty in the hopes of seeing savagery; so that they may preen and posture as saints. We are the children of tomorrow. And we are here to assure that their disappointment awaits.”

See more at ikirejones.com
and please do not remove tags.
this is our life and culture. not a hobby.
we work for this.

(via shadesofblackness)

All Things Ankara Fashion Week DC

09 October -11 October 2014

CREDITS:

Model/ The Face of All Things Ankara Fashion Week DC 2014: Jessica Chibueze

Stylist & Nails Done by: Nicolette Orji ( Nikki Billie Jean), All Things Ankara 

Creative Directors: Candiz Luke & Troy Massa of Leone CMG

Photographer: Rich Woods Photography

Make-Up Artist: I’m So Marie B.

Nails: NCLA Wax Print Nail Wraps

Hair Done by: Jesssica Chibueze & Princess Abrafi Sakyi

Hair Styling: Tosin Sholebo, Special Tees Styles

Ankara Accessories (Headwrap, Necklaces, Bangles): Hawa’s Boutique

Ankara Bathing Suit: Billie Jean Bowties & Designs

Ankara Kimonos: Hiko -Asiatic Fusion-

Ankara Bags: Debisi

Ankara Pillow: Eclectic Goodies

cutfromadiffcloth.tumblr.com