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  • 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. 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…

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    Vintage x Ankara…

    Style is bold and about taking risks but it is also having fun throughout the process of executing your look. This look is everything for me, peep my accessory behind.😊 (I just had to pay my respects). This is a nostalgic look because it reminds me of rides with a grandfather I loved so much. This week’s ootd is a winning combination of summer’s staple, a graphic tee and Ankara pencil skirt. Usually, graphic tees are always paired with Jeans hence I decided to switch it up a bit. The ankara skirt elevates the tee from a casual look to something more sophisticated complimenting the other perfectly. Here, I paired the look…

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    Isale Eko

    Isale Eko: Land of milk, honey and yellow danfos Before I go any further, Isale Eko means Downtown Lagos. Lagos is the commercial capital of Nigeria, West Africa and is famous for its authenticity ranging from food to fashion. Being a tropical country, it is very normal to see people wear loose forms of clothing to ensure proper body ventilation hence the Ankara fabric. On a typical Lagos day, almost everyone spots a touch of Ankara as it is the most comfortable. Ankara has become less a fabric and more a culture as it has evolved into more creative and innovative styles. So where am I going with this history…