An ode to batik, ankara and kente

This is a blog about my love of African prints. Hope you enjoy. Kisses

loveistheessenceoflife:

tayra973:

global-fashions:

Michael Costello F/W 2014 - NYC Fashion Week

YES to every one of these!

Woman, is one of God’s greatest creation, he takes his entire time to make perfection !

Yes to all of the woc in this picset!

I’m here for this whole collection

iluvsouthernafrica:

Namibia:

Himba women

Click on link for more info on hair/jewelry/beauty routines.

Photos by: Matilde Simas

*Please note: I am always very cautious of objectifying our people, especially the Himba, and not perpetuating human zoos.  However, I hope these pics can at least teach us (me at least) the specifics of the detail of Himba beauty routines, styles, adornment  and some of the functions I had not known before.  For eg, that thick, metal ankle bracelets also work to protect against animal bites.  If anything, I admire their styles greatly as they are in line with all diasporic African traditions, from hair to jewelry.

Such beauty.

(via simplynatural86)

scandalgladiators:

accras:

Lupita looks exceptionally beautiful tonight - 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Insanely gorgeous woman. That is all.

Lupita Nyong’o onstage at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2014

She’s so fabulous

(Source: lupita-nyongo, via wthscandal)

Procrastination is one of my worst enemies.

—Askia Hanson (via sociologist-gh)

I know 😔