Friday, August 29, 2008
According to her Facebook page "...Aschobi Designs is a dualistic fashion company in post independence Africa catering to the fashion identity of the global man and woman living in Freetown or Paris a l’ancienne colonie au metropole..."
"...Started by Adama Kargbo who is a 24yr old Sierra Leonean-American recent graduate of Parsons School of Design (Paris, France). She has recently returned to Sierra Leone from New York City to launch her first collection;
"...Her collection gives a modern twist to vintage 1960s African couture. Although she could have launched her collection anywhere, Adama chose her ancestral home as the birth place of ASCHOBI because of her unshakeable conviction in the rebirth and redevelopment of this country. This initial collection is a celebration of the career minded African woman who balances family, community, and work obligations with grace, elegance, and beauty. In short, the ASCHOBI woman is Maya Angelou's phenomenal woman..."
"...Aschobi Designs is a dualistic fashion company in post independence Africa catering to the fashion identity of the global man and woman living in Freetown or Paris a l’ancienne colonie au metropole..."
Photos courtesy of Aschobi Designs
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Ladybrille writes about Nyakio Kamoche. "...The first generation American with Kenyan heritage who launched NYAKIO, a successful skin care line based on family recipes and ingredients from Kenya. Nyakio's skin care line is sold online and in over a hundred and eighty nine boutiques around the country. Just recently, the fierce entrepreneur diversified her portfolio to launch a fragrance line, Safi Fragrance. Of course Ladybrille had to catch up with the very Ladybrille woman to see how she does it..."
Photos courtesy of Ladybrille and NYAKIO