Medellín, Colombia is famous for so many things - Pablo Escobar, city of Eternal Spring, surrounding coffee growing regions, amazing mountain top views... And it's latest arrival - Afro~Vibes! Staying true to my mission to highlight the often unseen 'Blackness' of Colombia, a stop over in Medellín gave me an opportunity to interview Marian Valoyes... Continue Reading →
Beautiful hand crafted jewellery created by Ojire, a Brazilian artisan jewellery designer who's work centres around the cowry shell; a symbol used in connection of African and AfroBrazilian culture.
"First of all, I need to say the word fat is alright. I prefer to be called fat..." As fat phobia continues to marginalise and discriminate, this body positive Brazilian model and influencer tells why it's ok to call her fat. Meet Bianca Guirgel...Watch the short video interview 👇🏾https://youtu.be/du-M-AwI86w Bianca wears: Aline Vito dress and Boutique de... Continue Reading →
A touch of Africa in Rio - Africa Arte As a journalist/blogger/visual artist - and an African myself - I have a deeply rooted interest in sharing narratives of Africans across the diaspora. There's an indescribable connection, and, let's call it what it is - privilege(!) that comes with sharing "I'm from Ghana" when I meet... Continue Reading →
On one of my walks around the bohemian area of Santa Teresa, I stumbled upon TUCUM Brasil - a store dedicated to showcasing produce made by ingenious people of Brazil. I was immediately drawn in by the colourful tribal products on display, much of which reminded me of my shopping experience in Maasai markets in... Continue Reading →
Last weekend I headed over to PopPlus - a popup space for independent labels promoting 'plus size' clothing and culture that takes place in in São Paulo four times a year; March, June, September and December. Founded by journalist, press officer and DJ, Flávia Durante, its first edition was in December 2012 with 9 exhibitors. To date,... Continue Reading →
http://youtu.be/YCeXynJlvvI Very excited to be back behind the camera... And back in my heels (I guess I still have the model-in-me)! Look out for the full editorial fusing fashion with travel for Fuse Magazine - my first fashion editorial. I'm in Ghana later this week... Travelmakerkai is back! #SpotlightAfrica Designs by Harmattan. Suitcase: Tripp