Author archives: Christine Wothaya

FASHION MYTH DEMYSTIFIED: EMBRACING THE FULLER FIGURE.

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Today we are going to look at one of the biggest fashion myths of all time: PLUS SIZE FASHION CAN NEVER LOOK GOOD. For a very long time, women with fuller figures have been made to feel sub standard compared to others just because they do not fit in society’s idea of an average woman. This has progressed into body shaming. Both expressed and implied[...]

MEET THE CELEBRITIES: 8 OF THE MOST FASHION-SAVVY FEMALES IN AFRICA.

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Africa being the home of the world’s most eccentric fashion and style, here are 9 of the African celebrities that are doing us proud. 1.VANESSA MDEE. 29-year-old Tanzanian Vanessa Mdee was first known to us as the trendy, too-cool-for-school VJ from MTV. Later on, she delved into the music industry as a beautiful songstress and phenomenal hit maker and all[...]

15 AFRICAN STREET STYLES INSPIRED BY LOOKS FROM THE AFROPUNK FESTIVAL.

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The other day, I was thinking about African street style and how over-the-top we can get with our creativity and then it hit me, African street style actually has the AfroPunk vibe to it. It always has. Eccentric, edgy and oozing confidence. That would explain a lot. AfroPunk came to be known as the African’s participation in a genre of art that was predo[...]

IT’S TIME FOR THE MEN: TOP INTERNATIONAL MALE MODELS FROM AFRICA WHO WE SHOULD BE SUPER PROUD OF.

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I hear being a model is not easy. The constant pressure, the stiff competition from others who want it just as bad as you do and let us not forget that getting noticed alone is hard enough as it is. In today’s article, we look at the men who did not let this throw them off their waggons. They charged on and woke up every day with passion and determination[...]

‘MAKEUP BY’ EDITION: TOP AFRICAN FACE BEAT QUEENS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT.

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1. NOMSA MADIDA South Africa’s Nomsa Madida has built a name for herself as one of the best makeup artists in the country. Her career started off in 2006 and she has worked on celebrities such as Rebecca Malope, Lerato Kganyago, Masechaba Ndlovu and Ayanda Thabethe just to name a few and has been chosen by international cosmetics brand NYX to represent Sout[...]

Kinky, Curly, Afro : Embracing our Natural Tresses.

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‘A girl is not her hair’. Quite true, but in my opinion, only to an extent. Let’s face it, have you tried telling a woman that her hair is really not growing as much as she thinks it is, or worse, that her hairstyle looks bad? The look you’ll be given will be enough to send you to hell permanently. What this tells us, is that a girl is actually her hai[...]

A MELANIN QUEEN'S 5 TIPS TO GLOWING,FLAWLESS SKIN.

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Every woman wants good skin. Exceptionally flawless and glowing skin like the ones you see on those models on TV. I am sure we have all heard the ‘Beautiful skin is a commitment, not a miracle’ or ‘THE best foundation is beautiful skin’ quotes so of course, THE PRESSURE IS REAL. Have no fear, dear reader, because if it is good skin you want, you can most [...]

In Love with The African Woman.

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Today's piece is about self-love. By self I mean African. The love of Africa. Not being in Africa but being African.     Isn’t it amazing how expressive the African woman has been lately? With her fashion, simply feeling so comfortable in her skin and in her surroundings enough to give the rest of the world inspiration just by lo[...]