Monday, 17 December 2012

Antenna Ft. Wyclef Jean (Official Video) - Fuse

I dunno about you, but I have been waiting for this vid!
Antenna...enjoy!



Did you spot all your fave entries from the competition??

Ice Skating...in Ghana?? o_O

Winter and I have a love-hate relationship. I love winter fashion and winter sports (well, watching, as I am usually too cold to participate for long) but hate being frozen!
So an ice rink in sunny Ghana may just be the solution...fun on ice + the sun! #Winning!! [I hope,lol]
Aburokyire aba Ghana ooo!!!!



Aburokyire aba Ghana!!! 
The rink is located at the Lizzy Sports Complex in East Legon, Accra. The timing could not be better, it's right on time for Christmas. I am told this is the first of its kind in West Africa. By the way,the rink is made of synthetic material (sorry to those of you who planned to scoop the ice into bottles to take home) so it won't melt in the sun.
Skates In The City will be running from the 15th of December 2012 to the 13th of January 2013. Do something new this season...even if it's just continuously falling over on your bum,lol.
Shame I didn't hear about it in time, I might have had an ice themed birthday party, but it may not be too late for you to organise an event. I'm sure it can be given out for private functions like birthday parties and corporate events, so set up an event and invite me. 
I'm informed that It's open daily from 9am to 9pm.
Rates: Children 12 and under: ghc8 
                        12 and over: ghc10
They were very generous to include the cost of renting the skates too. I'm sure not a lot of people have ice skates lying around the house, so that will be very
If you're new to skating [read as risk adverse,lol ], there's a professional skater on hand to offer lessons. If not, enjoy falling, but do get up each time! 

Check out and like their Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/SkatesInTheCity

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Turning tables: Radi-aid - Africa for Norway

The usual scenario is one aid agency or another in one European country or another, raising funds or gathering items to send to Africa for one cause or another. As much as they mean well, they often use hard hitting, negative images to drive their point home. Leaving people with the impression that Africa is only full of hardship, disease, death, etc. These images stick with people and may in turn affect tourism and investment, not just in the affected country but in other African countries as well.
In this parody video, the tables have [finally] turned!
It's an attack on the stereo types are usually used to drum up support for aid agencies and the effect that they have on developing countries.
They explain it all clearly on their website:  http://www.africafornorway.no/why :


WHY AFRICA FOR NORWAY?



Imagine if every person in Africa saw the “Africa for Norway” video and this was the only information they ever got about Norway. What would they think about Norway?
If we say Africa, what do you think about? Hunger, poverty, crime or AIDS? No wonder, because in fundraising campaigns and media that’s mainly what you hear about.
The pictures we usually see in fundraisers are of poor African children. Hunger and poverty is ugly, and it calls for action. But while these images can engage people in the short term, we are concerned that many people simply give up because it seems like nothing is getting better. Africa should not just be something that people either give to, or give up on.
The truth is that there are many positive developments in African countries, and we want these to become known. We need to change the simplistic explanations of problems in Africa. We need to educate ourselves on the complex issues and get more focus on how western countries have a negative impact on Africa’s development. If we want to address the problems the world is facing we need to do it based on knowledge and respect.
WHAT DO WE WANT?

  1. Fundraising should not be based on exploiting stereotypes.
    Most of us just get tired if all we see is sad pictures of what is happening in the world, instead of real changes.
  2. We want better information about what is going on in the world, in schools, in TV and media.
    We want to see more nuances. We want to know about positive developments in Africa and developing countries, not only about crises, poverty and AIDS. We need more attention on how western countries have a negative impact on developing countries.
  3. Media: Show respect.
    Media should become more ethical in their reporting. Would you print a photo of a starving white baby without permission? The same rules must apply when journalists are covering the rest of the world as it does when they are in their home country.
  4. Aid must be based on real needs, not “good” intentions.
    Aid is just one part of a bigger picture; we must have cooperation and investments, and change other structures that hold back development in poorer countries. Aid is not the only answer.






These guys are brilliant!!!
[More positive images of Africa please!!!]

Did you enjoy the video? what do you think? Is this a good way to turn things around or just a flash in the pan?

Friday, 30 November 2012

Surf's up!!

This is for those of you who keep complaining that there's nothing to do in Ghana.
Apparently there is a surf school in Ghana! I bet you didn't expect that.

Maybe you've always dreamed of wearing a wet suit...like your fave celeb or 90210 character...
Kim Kardashian in a wetsuit.


Or maybe you're always looking for some fun and excitement or a new experience, this definitely looks like it!!
Check out their website and try something new: http://www.mrbrights.com/

[Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible for any...ahem, incidents, that may happen. Especially to those whose hometowns, like mine, don't have any large, bodies of salt water near them and so do not take to water like fish]

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Bayla Trap




I love the beat of this song. I'm always being 'oh'-ed for liking this song.
[maybe it's because a 'bayla' is essentially a large rat] but *shrug*
This video came out pretty quickly. t happens to be Sarkodie's first song after the infamous #IrishCream gaffe so he definitely wanted to make a statement.
But...umm....what's up with Paedae in the fur trapper hat though? 0__o
I love winter fashion too but Ghana is HOTTTTT!! ebei.


Time lapse

I haven't blogged in sOOOOo long!! I cannot believe that I have written a post since September! and I obviously don't know how to use the auto-publish feature as the few posts that I had lined up are nowhere to be found,lol [epic fail]. Where did the time go????
It started innocently enough: I was busy getting stressed about job interviews and my call to the Ghana bar. Right after the call I started work at a law firm, so I have been very busy. But I don't know where the days went. I hadn't yet  [still haven't]'acclimatized' to waking up, going to  AND STAYING at work on a daily basis [classes are much easier to ditch *sigh* lol]. I have been coming home and crumbling right into bed and not doing much else. No blogging, not much baking, no shopping. I now understand how work takes over your life!
It's really shocking how time flies. I'm going to be forced to do a lot of retrospective blogging...bear wit me please. I'll complete the posts that I started and didn't finish. I was challenged to keep a style diary when I started working [I have even more respect for fashion bloggers now, it is no joke]. I will badger you to respect your civic responsibility and vote on the 7th of December!!


You'll forgive me won't you? :D





Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Stop Looking Like a Fool With Facebook Law for Idiots

If you have seen the legal declarations making the rounds on Facebook you'll probably find this hilarious.
If you put one up yourself, however, you might feel a little silly...maybe a little sheepish after watching this:

Stop Looking Like a Fool With Facebook Law for Idiots:

'via Blog this'




Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Alingo - P Square

P Square does it again. This will definitely be all over every Dj's set this Christmas. There will be elbows flying around on dance floors too,lol.

The downside: here is another new dance...just when my azonto took shape. smh. I can't keep up. At least it's similar (consoles self)


Saturday, 10 November 2012

Alexis Sclamberg: This Is Not Bragging

Are you an entrepreneur or a creative person or just someone starting out on a new path...then end up feel like you have nothing to show for it and may have made a huge mistake??
read on

Alexis Sclamberg: This Is Not Bragging:

'via Blog this'


Do you know that feeling you get when you just can't wait to tell the world about your latest achievement? So you can prove yourself to everyone -- especially the naysayers?
This isn't bragging I'm talking about, it's quite the opposite. It's the kind of showing off reserved only for validation and worthiness. It's an entirely different beast.
Last weekend, a fellow lawyer-turned-writer friend of mine was telling me a story about this very feeling. She had moved to San Francisco from Washington, D.C. -- she left her corporate law job out East to pursue her dream of writing out West. Like some of my old friends, her friends and family were wondering if she was slightly unhinged -- leaving behind so much money, prestige, and success to start from scratch, without any guarantee that she would make it.
My friend moved to San Francisco in September and had planned a trip back East in the winter to visit her nearest and dearest. When December rolled around, my friend freaked out and considered pushing back her visit.
"I couldn't face everyone," she told me, "because I hadn't done anything yet. What was I going to tell them I had accomplished? I had nothing to show for myself."
But from what my friend described about her first months in San Francisco, it was clear to me that she had plenty to show for herself. She had been pounding the pavement, supporting herself doing only work she loved, believing in herself, and generally transforming her life from a depressing daily drag to an exciting adventure. She was going for it, big time.
And yet she felt she embarrassed, ashamed, and not good enough.
Because she didn't have those external markers of worthiness -- she didn't have an article published in a glossy magazine yet or a byline in some fancy newspaper -- she felt like she wasn't enough.
I've felt that same way. And if I'm being honest with myself -- and I guess, with you -- I deal with that feeling somewhat regularly.
Whether you've left socially-sanctioned success behind to do something else or have yet to achieve that kind of success at all, you're probably dealing with the same demons as the rest of us; the ones that are screaming bloody murder for you to win those trophies that will bring you validation from the outside world (particularly from the judgemental family, family friends and (ex) co-workers lurking in your life).
But here's the bottom line -- and I'm attempting to take my own advice on this one: The only person you have to prove 

anything to is yourself. And what you 

have to prove is this: you are worthy 

right now. You are enough, just as you

are.
There isn't a title or a job or a byline or a weight or a marital status that will make you good enough. You are good enough right now. Plenty worthy of love and praise and acceptance and celebration.
How does that feel?
When you start believing that you are worthy, it really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. And then you can take that trip to the East Coast even though you don't have a fancy byline yet or face your judgmental family with pride over Thanksgiving, despite the fact that your life doesn't fit squarely in their box marked "success."
Frankly, the people that don't think you're good enough just as you are right now will probably be impossible to please no matter how many gold medals you hang around your neck. These are the kind of people who will always look ahead at all the things you haven't yet done rather than celebrate the amazing person you are right now.
Though some people may say that the need to "prove yourself" is a great motivator -- a fantastic way to get you from point A (where you are now) to point B (where you'd very much like to be) -- I think they're completely off-base. It is simply the wrong fuel.
I would bet that the enthusiasm you have for making it to that proverbial point B is quite enough to propel you forward. It's the pure, heart-centered, Supreme type of ammunition. The energy you get from seeking approval, on the other hand, is tainted -- with shame, embarrassment and unworthiness. That can never be good.
So try this out. For a day -- or an hour, or a minute if it's feeling difficult -- just accept yourself for who you are and where you are, right now. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and picture yourself delightfully satisfied. If you soak in that feeling long enough, you'll start to believe it. And then you can go for the gold on your own terms, for the right reasons. And enjoy your road to victory -- one step at a time.

Follow Alexis Sclamberg on Twitter: www.twitter.com/AlexisSclamberg

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Ghana Gangnam Style

Since Gangnam style came out of no where about 4 months ago it has taken the world by storm. Psy has destooled Ban Ki-Moon as the most famous North Korean. With more views than anything else on Youtube [Lady Gaga and Beliebers are weeping] this video stands in it's own compound, forget class.






There are millions of Gangnam style spoofs, covers and versions, with some getting millions of views as well!


....here in Ghana, Xigi is determined not to be left out of the fun...




If you're curious about what Gangnam style means:

"WHAT DOES THE CHORUS, 'OPPAN GANGNAM STYLE,' MEAN?
It roughly means something like 'Your man has Gangnam Style.' 'Oppa,' which literally means 'older brother,' is an affectionate term girls use to address older guy friends or a boyfriend. It can also be used as a first-person pronoun, as PSY does here — in this case, he's telling a woman that he has Gangnam style.
Kevin Mazur/WireImage Getting on that high horse. Korean rapper Psy shows his signature move, which he calls the “horse-riding dance.”

read more at : http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-09-07/news/33682557_1_gangnam-psy-dance


Sunday, 30 September 2012

No Away - Becca & M.I.

If this doesn't get you feeling all cute, warm, fuzzy, lovey dovey or thinking about a particular person, report to me asap.
[on the other hand, if you're lonely or  recently had your heart broken this video will send you reaching for the tissue box]

Friday, 28 September 2012

EL's "Kaalu" video finally out

I give up trying not to post azoto vids.



whaaaaaattt  Adwoa Smart = Sex Symbol! 

SofĂ­a Vergara, Angelina Jolie, Eva Longoria, Kim Kardashian allll 'kaalu' 
rotfl

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Why vote?

(These images are borrowed, they weren't created for Ghana...but they spell out what I want to say so bear with me. I am borrowing the images from Borders, Perrin, Norrander, an agency based in Portland, USA's  voting consciousness campaign for the US elections)

Many people hold the following view:
Them, means politicians.

Others also feel that:
But you still  have to Vote for 'Nobody' for all this to happen, if 'Somebody' or "Anybody' wins, it might be different...just saying...

While these points of view may be more true than false, but there's probably more to lose by standing aloof and unconcerned. At the end of the day it isn't really about the politicians (well, it shouldn't be), it should be about us *drumroll* THE People!  and what we want. Elections are the only time you get to show 'them' your krakyi powers and flex small, I don't know why anyone would want to pass up that chance. Maybe the odds that your single vote will be a tie breaker are rather slim, but maybe it will add up to another couple of thousand votes and make a difference. Who knows?? #GetInvolved
I think it's always better to take part, even if you kick yourself later, than not to get involved and regret being a dry fish later on (Natasha and friends, that's you :p). You may even feel that you  ended up being governed by a bunch of idiots who you are greatly, massively intellectually superior to, and if that happens na who cause am? (please ooo! I am not calling anyone names oo, I am just saying that by not voting this is a risk)

You can choose not to vote if every single little thing is ok with you:
If fuel prices and related transport fares are not killing you or if you're not feeling the pinch at all.
Don't bother.


If you're not bothered about the fact that we manufacture next to nothing in Ghana, don't vote.



In our case, this will be the value of our cedi taking a battering from the other currencies. If you're not worried about  the strength of the cedi, take a seat and don't vote.





If you have found your solution to health care delivery, don't vote.
Do remember that you can be caught up in an emergency and the hospital you end up in will not be your choice...still comfy?
*shrugs* don't vote.



housing is upside down. affordable housing is needed. If you have your own home in the location that you desire and so do all your friends, family members and colleagues don't vote. 

(and not just any teacher, a well qualified teacher)
Education in this country has to be sorted out. If yours is, and you're certain of that of your own [future] children and relatives, your friends kids', as well as that of all the kids that your children will  come into contact with, don't bother to even listen.

I honestly don't belive it's the government's job to do everything, including wipe our noses when we sneeze. But unfortunately most Ghanaians cling to that mentality and often demand waaaay too much from politicians and the system. What I do believe that is people should be held accountable for their stated responsibilities and things they [willingly, voluntarily] say they will do.
So if everything is just fine the way it is, don't vote.
If you don't want any single thing to change, don't vote.
But do note that by not voting you may actually change things and rock your happy boat. The only way to drive is by steering not by giving directions from the passenger's seat. So VOTE!

 If you're not 100% up to date on the issues, don't just fold your arms: find out so you can make an informed decision on the issues (not a beauty or tribal or class or religious or who-your-father's-friends-are decision) and vote.
Listen to the candidates, read their manifestos/policy statements/agendas; find out as much as you can about the issues and then think about Ghana. Don't think about just yourself and your household (at least try!). Think about the country as a whole and vote.

(Who am I kidding, right? #StomachPolitics lol)

you, just vote...
stop finding excuses, methinks you dost protest too much  

So all I am saying is:              




and if after it all you want to be stubborn and still do not vote, then by all means do not complain


About anything.
Ever.
Seriously. 
Just Shush until the next election.




What do you think?? Share if you enjoyed this, or if you agree, or if you smiled or LOL...just share. No standing about unconcerned here.        

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Material losses < Good times



Ever heard the saying, it goes something like this: he who thinks he's standing should be careful, lest he falls? Or something like that. Yeah. That saying has taken on a whole new meaning for me since my blackberry was stolen on Sunday at the Labadi beach. I've been there enough times to think I could keep myself and my valuables safe. Who knew how sadly mistaken I was,lol. If you "lose guard" for two minutes you will be 'kwashey'-ed.
I've been a disorganised wreck since then. I had no idea how much information I relied on that phone to provide and I'm still experiencing withdrawal symptoms.  Lesson learnt: hard copies are still the best!  Allllll this happened because of yam and turkey o! Oh! Smh. Follow your heart and not your stomach. But, if you decide to follow your stomach store your valuables somewhere safe.
I've just been wondering if there is security of any kind at the beach? There should be police posts there with all the stuff that goes on there, shouldn't there? If they won't keep us citizens safe, they should at least guard the tourists. Anyway, I will "super-glue my phone to my body" next time I go there. They will have to take me with it.
I've learnt so much about phone security since then [why my friends didn't share all this with me when I still owned the phone, I cannot tell. smh]. My parents seem rather happy with the turn of events, as I'm not perpetually hunched over, typing furiously on my keypad. And of course, no more pinging noises to disturb them. One man's meat...
Anyhoo, saw the pictures we took on Sunday and realised what a great time we had! Mr Kakashi your pics are gorgggggeous!!! xxx
Good times are always  better than material things, right...right??
*sniffs*


Sundays are beach days

The Sensei

Kakashi captioned this pic "Bottos watchers". I'm calling it "Life is not fair."

*sees phone and remembers* *sobs*
Do not covet your neighbours' property but she lives no where near me so I'm coveting her sunnies! (ps. VIP's stylist should note they're for ladies) 

Google is the new Chanel -_________- lol
The Reason!- Don't go to Labadi beach without eating this yam and turkey. That's the only reason why I go there! lol. watch out for the pepper though. It's slow but sure.

Found Eddie's 'self animals', lol
Usain Bolt, eat your heart out



Labadi Beach 
Be careful at the beach! Those guys are Usain Bolt fasssst. 

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Verified!

Rapperholic rapper and BET Award winner Sarkodie has been verified on twitter! Follow him:

@sarkodie

Twitter only verifies "highly sought [after] users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, advertising, business, and other key interest areas" and those who are likely to be impersonated. hehehe, so now you know it's a big deal, right? The general public [that's you] cannot send a request to be verified. Twitter will come to you. As one of Sarkodie's over 83,000 followers I'm 'veri' excited.
The blue tick beside his name means his account is Verified  #swag


Coincidentally, that  another Ghanaian [American] Sarkodie is verified too: he has just a little over 2000 followers though: Kofi Kwarteng Frempong Sarkodie. He plays 'soccer' in the US. Add that to the list of Ghanaians going places. 
Who do you think will be the next Ghanaian music personality to be verified?? Will it be EL  [don't forget to vote for him to Win at the Channel O Africa Awards: http://t.co/pHzAxFGE ] 
or maybe Efya @EFYA_Nokturnal who might be picking up the Award for Best Female artist at the Afro Entertainment Awards in Chicago. Read the full story here.
Who's your money on? Wanlov?

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Curly Aspirations

I've been thinking a lot about going natural lately. During the exams period I had some braids that looked very natural and I got loads of compliments. I even got mistaken for a fashion designer once, hehehe. (I must have been looking exotic). All this positivity had me thinking I could actually pull this feat off.


But when I tell people that I am going to stop relaxing my hair the responses I receive vary. They range from raised eyebrows and  LOLs, to "it won't suit you" , "your face is too small "and "you're too adventurous for natural hair".                                                                                 
                                                                          
I love being told I can't do something, so I can accomplish it and come back with a report and not say I told you so. So naturally, pun intended, I became more determined.
But I decided there wasn't going to be any big chop (BC) for me, no matter how liberating it's said to be. I didn't feel particularly bound or imprisoned, so thanks but no thanks. I only want a curly change because I've gotten bored with my relaxed hair, because it isn't down to my back yet. I've developed a passion for big, curly hair. Think Scary Spice.
my hair in it's hey days....

Also, I remember how I looked in high school, I'm not going back to that 'little girl look'...not until I'm old enough to make it count,lol. When asked to guess my age people always stay within the18 - 21 bracket, until very recently. Now I get 22s and 23s. If I slack by showing up with short natural hair I fear I might backslide to 12 - 14 -______-

So I went to see the lady who had been hooking me up with all the lovely braid styles, because she's a great natural hair stylist (if you want her contact details let me know). She does my friend Amakie's hair most of the time and her hair always looks great.
Amazing Amakie

I had been doing my research and reading blogs:   6-foot-long-hair  * Transitioning movement * Curly Nikki * guyanesesista for advice. My grand plan was to keep both textures for as long as I could and cut off the relaxed ends when I felt it was long enough to style. Once I had gained enough length to style it on it own, then I'd cut the relaxed end off. That was my well thought out plan.
She proposed that I cut it all off. But I insisted on sticking to my plan. So she suggested cutting my hair a bit, so my hair would grow faster and not break.
Sounded reasonable to me....


                                                                            o_O

It's obvious that hairdressers don't use imperial or metric measures. They use light years!!! 


There were some hysterics, maybe a attempt at rejoining the hair, but none of that is important now.
I love changing up my look and going natural won't change that. I think it's going to facilitate a lot of new looks. I can't wait! Honestly though, I think this is going to be a test of wits [my hair has always had a will of its own], maybe I'll finally have no choice but to learn the elusive virtue of patience. Keeping an eye on other newbies, like naturalista gh because I'm going to need lots of reminders why I wanted to do this in the first place,lol. I've also been told that it's easier to go natural when you live outside Africa, because of availability of products, etc. *scratches head* I guess I'm gonna find out about all this and more.
Stay tuned :D

ps. Somewhere in the world Miss Fizz of LITK is probably rotfl at me for my previous belligerence. 

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

"Handy Louboutins"

Christian Louboutin is famous for his sexy, red heeled shoes. He's currently fighting a legal battle to make sure he stays distinctive with his red soles.
Until my Louboutins arrive, these will have to do:
Louboutin nails


Black on top and red under = Louboutins,lol


I had the Pigalle (120mm, to be exact) in mind when I had these done. But he has soooo many other great styles, that can be 'converted'. Have a go at it!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Any Business Start Up Trainees in the house?


Did anyone attend this program???



 I was super busy that day so I could not even daydream about attending, but I still want to know what happened. So fill me in if you were there. Pretty please. 

Nothing 'curd-y' about Lemon curd

I have  a new bundt tin. I love how it instantly glams up cakes; if cakes were human a bundt tin would definitely be an instant-chic accessory!

now those are sexy curves!

Anyway, I have plans to make some lemon cupcakes later this week. So I decided to make lemon curd as a filling for them. I now have one burning question on my mind: why it it called lemon CURD? Curd sounds like something that smells funny and looks like it's gone off. This  looks like golden sunshine



Some things are so inappropriately named, smh.

Stiletto Nails

This is one trend I'm currently enjoying. It even got me back into the nail salon to get acrylic..or were they gel?... nails again. I was such a fan a few years ago, but after a while I couldn't be bothered to keep up the salon trips.Read as constant injuries to my cuticles and don't forget that electric-shock pain that rips through you when you whack your nail against something, especially when you're due for a refill!
In fact, women are amazing! the things we subject ourselves to! lol

Had them done at Marie Noelle's @ Osu.
I forgot to Submit these beauties to Grazia's #ManicureMonday on twitter: @Grazia_Live, so you'll have to do :-)
Gold Nails to pick up the gold in  my dress. It was a pretty dull, cloudy day so it didn't look too bright, even with my gold sandals :-)
Thank you JenJen: white nail polish with OPI shatter effect in black

More shatter effect colours here
If prefer animal inspired nails, try the 'crocodile print' here 


Glitz Africa Fashion Week(end)

I managed to miss the Glitz fashion week. 

Why? 
Because I've not been listening to Yfm and thanks to Vodafone, I still have nO broadband internet. I live under a rock so I heard about the 3 day show after I had fully booked my weekend. I still wanted to squeeze it in because I desperately wanted to see Aya Morrison strut her stuff. I need her swimsuits in my life!! *fingers crossed that she has 'em in my size*. Her swimwear is divine, it takes the fear out of exposing potentially wobbly bits by the pool or on the beach. It also doubles as motivation to get your body beach ready to rock one of her sexy African print inspired swimsuits.




How hot are they?!?!

Unfortunately I missed it :( but I will get that swimsuit by hook or by crook.
I will have to catch up on the excitement by reading all about it in Bentsifi's Tattle in The Mirror this Saturday.  And thanks to FashionistaGh I can actually get a glimpse of what I missed *sobs*



Were you at the Glitz fashion week?  How did it go? Who was your new discovery? You weren't? why not? Spill.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Jurist prudence: Can women be fashionable dressers and lawyers? - The Washington Post

Jurist prudence: Can women be fashionable dressers and lawyers? - The Washington Post:

'via Blog this'


This is a subject that keeps me up at night! Ask my friends, I'm not kidding. I don't want to give up style and become a wear-black-all-the-tine, stuffy, staid dresser just because I'm a lawyer. At the same time I don't want to look... inappropriate either.
God bless these women! I would Love to meet these women! I think I just found a couple of new legal role models!

Friday, 17 August 2012

Africa Style Daily

I have discovered a site that I keep going back to. It's Mission, as stated on Facebook is "A fashion news and culture site dedicated to the fabulosity in the African Diaspora!"
What's not to like about fabulosity!??
I enjoy the great features and exciting interviews. They speak to some really interesting people who are doing fascinating things. See for yourself, check out the website here. Don't forget to like their page on Facebook too: Africa Style Daily.  There's something new everyday, you won't be bored!
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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Miss KG Kofi Mega Sandals

I spotted these while prowling around on ASOS. Its name drew me to them. I had a good laugh. I honestly won't be surprised if a 'burga' somewhere is nicknamed Kofi Mega. In Ghana a lot of Akan people get their first name from the day on which they were born. Kofi is for boys born on Friday. There must be a story behind this,don't you think? I would love to know what it is. Or did the the people at Kurt Geiger and Miss KG randomly hear the name Kofi and decided to name a shoe after it?

They look so comfortable but I didn't fancy the black [above] I felt the large, black straps would would make my feet look smaller and kind of lost in them and I wasn't digging the platform's loud print. 
I did like the tan colour though [below]. It looked more forgiving, especially with its more subtly patterned platform. Plus at 22 pounds what's not to like?!?? 

My fellow size 5 sisters don't play though. They are forever the early birds, but if you're a UK size 7 or 8 and want a pair, this is your lucky day, grab it here now. There's an extra 10% off the up to 50% sale up for grabs, so remember to enter promo code 'EXTRA10' at checkout(In typical fashion they sent this code after I had made my purchases,smh.) Anyway, if I can't have these shoes, I hope to help them find a good home where 'Kofi's are loved.