Day: May 14, 2021

Nigerian fashion pioneer Folashade ‘Shade’ Thomas-Fahm will be celebrated at ‘Africa Fashion’ exhibition

Written by Sana Noor Haq, CNN

She’s been called one of Africa’s most important designers, and a pioneering figure in Nigerian fashion.

Now, Folashade “Shade” Thomas-Fahm is among the names being celebrated by London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum. Set to open next year, its Africa Fashion exhibition will commemorate past and contemporary African designers including Mali’s Chris Seydou and Ghana’s Kofi Ansah.

Often described as the country’s first modern designer, Thomas-Fahm is a former president of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria and received a lifetime achievement award at Arise Magazine’s Fashion Week in Lagos in 2011.

But an

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Princess Diana-Approved Corduroy Pants Are Trending Again

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I’ve been sitting on a pair of corduroy pants in my online shopping cart ever since I saw Bella Hadid wearing an under-$100 style from Free People months ago. More recently, she wore a similar (but pricier) pair at Gigi Hadid’s birthday. I don’t know why I didn’t pull the trigger, but I regret it frequently because the style has since sold out. 

Corduroy is a timeless trend that comes in and out

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8 things you didn’t know about Jackie O’s famous style

Among members of the Air Force, there’s a tendency to be interested in aircraft. More than just aircraft, though, aircraft in aircraft is the type of idea that has the potential to harken back to the science fiction imaginings of many early childhoods. But true to form, science fiction in the military scarcely stays fiction for long.

From Jan. 11 to 13, 2019, it was the job of the C-5M Super Galaxy aircrew and aerial port specialists at Travis Air Force, California to join in efforts with the Army to transport four UH-60 Black Hawks from California to the helicopters’

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Africana Style’ now on display at Seacoast African American Cultural Center

The Seacoast African American Cultural Center has planned a color-filled season, chock-full of thought-provoking programs and two intriguing exhibits, and it’s starting with a real doozy. 

“Fashion Forward: Africana Style: Connecting Thread Of African Fashion Through Time And Place” will launch SAACC‘s season with all things wearable, in image and artifact.

The exhibit occupies all three floors of the center with each level highlighting a different theme, SAACC President Sandi Clark Kaddy said. And, she adds, it’s unlikely it’s what people expect.

“When people look at African fashion, they often think dashiki, a garment worn in West Africa that

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Itching to Travel? Shop These Beautiful Home Items From Around the Globe, Sourced by Style Director Robert Rufino

There’s nothing more exciting than finding a unique piece of art or decor while traveling—plus, (responsibly) incorporating treasures from the world is a great way to achieve a unique interior. While we’re still pining for the days when we can travel freely, House Beautiful Style Director Robert Rufino has pulled together a list of beautifully crafted products from all over the world. Each textile, cup, and basket is hand-crafted, often using techniques native to its respective country. And, thanks to the internet, you can shop these treasures right from the comfort of your home. Follow along for a virtual grand

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7 Chic Statement Accessories You Need This Summer

Charmingly effortless dresses, playfully chic swimwear, and the season’s long-and-loose shorts currently top our shopping lists this summer. But to accompany each idyllic look? Cheerful sandals and jewels, vibrant sunglasses, bold bags, and headwear—it’s all about buckets and visors this season—are musts. Whether you’re planning a long-awaited getaway, coordinating a few alfresco gatherings, or gearing up for weekends spent waterside, replete with full looks because #reemergence, ahead, scroll on to discover seven distinctive accessories to make your warm-weather wardrobe sing.

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Radiant Shades

Whether you’re amping up a sundress, shorts, or bathing suit, Tom

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