Showing posts from June 11, 2017

Skinny Shaming Is A Real Thing

Let's get real today, many people seem to think that skinny shaming is acceptable. Suggesting certain women really need to get a pizza or a burger and eat the whole thing it is an unacceptable joke. People only hear about fat shaming but skinny shaming is a real problem too.

Body shaming
NounThe action or practice of humiliating someone by making mocking or critical comments about their body shape or size.

Don't get me wrong, I have had positive comments like I can pull of anything because I am skinny, that I could be a model and I have had girls tell me that they would kill to have my body however I have been asked how sad it is not having a big ass, I have been told that the wind will blow me away and that men do not want bones, they want curves (especially from the African community). Bones, too skinny, toothpick are just a few of the names I've been called over the years. Instead of being greeted with a typical "Hey, how are you" you often hear "you are…

Ankara Style: Off-Shoulder Dress

"My African roots made me what I am today. They are the reason I exist at all"
Ankara styles are becoming more trendy in the fashion industry with its different styles. The African fabric has even gained recognition across the world as it has been featured on the runways and seen on international act, celebrities as well. And you know why? The African print is so versatile, unique and beautiful, it doesn't matter what or where you want to rock it, there is always one that will suit your style.

I got to be honest with you though, the glam of the African fabric can only be achieved when you get the right style and the right tailor who can bring out the beauty of your fabric by creating an amazing dress, blouse, jacket etc. or else it'll ruin everything.
I am wearing an off-shoulder dress made by my favorite and only tailor from D.R. Congo, Goma. She has made my Ankara outfits since when I was little so she really knows my taste and that is why all the Ankara clothes I …