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'My Goal is To Motivate Young Girls to be Themselves and To Love their Body' Kristia Tolode Gives Zen An All Access Pass into her Life

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Model, blogger and social media influencer, Kristia Tolode sits with Zen Magazine to talk about her modelling dreams, living and studying in New York City, why she loves to dance and her love for headwraps. ZEN: Hi Kristia, Tell us a little bit about yourself. Kristia: I was born and raised in Benin Republic. I am a full-time graduate stu[...]

Black Beauty Like You've Never Seen Before: Beauty and Fashion Photographer Mario Epanya Launches his New Book Celebrating Women of Colour

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Mario Epanya launched his most recent book on Tuesday and the Cameroonian-French photographer was ecstatic as he shared this update with us. Since his childhood, Mario has always been inspired by his home surroundings of Cameroon before moving to France in 2000. A career that has spanned more than a decade, he has transformed his craft, advanced at his art a[...]

'No Other Place has Raw Beauty like Africa': Daichi Yamamoto reveals his love for the Fashion in Senegal

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We know that there are folks who see someone else's work, and just get blown away. Well, that was our immediate reaction on seeing images by Daichi Yamamoto, a New York based photographer who has been living in Senegal for over a year now. According to Daichi, he decided to move to Senegal after a few trips because of the originality in the fashion within th[...]

Look Hot in African Prints with Prelim

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We love receiving photo submissions here at Zen so when London based photographer, Eden, sent us images from his work with womenswear brand Prelim we immediately feel in love with the looks. Whether it's dinner, drinks, or a walk in the park or maybe you are off to somewhere hot and classy, then these looks from Prelim need to make it into your wardrobe. A c[...]

African Handmade Jewellery for the Bold Woman! Photographed by Emmanuel Thuo

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Women love jewellery. It's a known fact. According to a fashion poll, 75 percent of African women love wearing fashion accessories. Fashion season is so close that we can almost taste it and whether you love bold accessories, or just want a simple headwrap look, we're here to help you find that awesome accessory for you. Kenyan based photographer, Emmanue[...]

Throwback Fashion We Love! Lumiére Couture's 2016 Sika Mini Collection Is Everything a Fashionista Needs

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We love prints, we love fashion & we love accessories. This throwback Thursday goes to Lumiere Couture's 2016 Sika Mini Collection. There are certain moments that will forever stay in every fashion girl's mental catalogue and this is definitely one of them as the Ghanaian based brand delivered one of the most stunning collections we saw of 2016. "The Lum[...]

Slay in Congolese Fashion!! Be The Centre of Attraction in Tina Lobondi

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Get into the stylish swing of things with Tina Lobondi's new collection starring Miss Congo UK 2016 winner, Lucrèce Kibeti. “I have chosen a lot of blue and yellow prints,” the designer explains. “I used a lot of floating, luxurious fabrics in honour of the colours of the Congolese flag.” The I AM Congo collection dares to be different. Fashion is all about [...]

The Most Beautiful Fashion Collection this Month!! Khosi Nkosi's Autumn Lookbook for 2017 is Breathtaking

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"Life isn't perfect but your outfit can be," says Khosi, the designer behind the fabulous South African brand called Khosi Nkosi. "Our brand name, #KhosiNkosi, is derived from the Zulu language which signifies Royalty and with this collection I wanted all ladies to feel and look like African royalty." Inspired by the worldly, strong, modern, nubile boss lad[...]

The 5 Best Foundations for Oily Skin

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It can be so frustrating after taking special care to apply your makeup only for you to start shinning after an hour or so. To think you’ve tried all the oil prof beauty products but still end up with a shine. It’s time to focus on makeup products specially formulated to prevent oily skin. After testing a few products, we’ve rounded up the best foundations f[...]