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  • Fashion

    Styled by NOLA…

    Ever been to a city and you feel like you belong exactly there at that exact time? That was my experience with New Orleans, the culture is so rich and they are o so colorful I was immediately inspired to combine these outfit so I could fit right in. Initially, each piece was to be combined with other plainer outfits but NOLA gave me the confidence to wear color and go bold. As you can see, every article of clothing is a distinct pattern however, this mix and match was successful because I played with the primary colors which were yellow and red hence creating a bold yet cohesive match.…

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    Mixing Prints with Ankara…

    As you may well know, I have a thing for prints and patterns hence incorporating it into my looks is one of my style norms. Mixing prints are great for adding fun to an outfit, especially for this warmer climate. Depending on the prints, it can be uniquely unpredictable but specific to the individual’s choice of color or material. I decided to pair two different prints to achieve my Ankara blocking. Personally, the bolder the print the better however, you do not want to make your outfit overwhelming hence minimal accessories are your best choice. I complimented my look with a solid colored mule. In addition, be mindful when mixing…

  • Fashion,  Mimi Travels

    NOLAnkara…

    Growing up in a predominantly Ankara infused society, Ankara becomes dormant after a while (don’t shoot me) thus, the need to amp it up without losing fashion and style is eminent. I am very into mixing Ankara prints to create a style that’s uniquely mine. This NY&CO wide leg pants is right up my alley because not only is it high-waisted with a rich mustard color , it is stretchy which makes for a great fit and also stylish. This pants was styled with an Asos bandeau.Β Although it was such a great combination, I decided to pair the outfit with an Ankara Kimono inspired jacket tailored to fit my frame.…

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    DEUX…

    Like the god Janus, this is post is my take on the idea of doubles. Sad but true, Summer is quickly coming to an end hence, we have to use up all those Summer fashion ideas as we commence the beginnings of Fall. Enough weather talk, I decided to flip the proverbial coin and offer two perceptions to the same look. A casual summer attire, same silhouette worn differently: different body frames and also accessories. Of course I took the Ankara route because it is unique, expressive to self and true to my aesthetic. I combined my custom made Ankara off shoulder top with both shorts and culottes. Both representative…