Afroblush to take on Kuduro / Afro House dance class at @LatinoAfro
I’ve been looking for something fun, sexy and exciting to do in London after work, that doesn’t include eating, alcohol or both; and I figured what better than dance?
Being African by birth and Latino by heart (ha), I love Afro House and AfroLatino dance music. One of my closest friends has been trying to get me Kizomba classes for the longest time and I finally think it’s time I got involved. So…
Photography by Jo’lene Henry
Print design by Katarina Voloder
Designers: Stephanie Ghoussain, Katrin Salem, Samuella Palmer
Make-up by Gina Blondell
Hair by Aaron BlondellOmari Dixon, Emmanuel Lawal, April Alexander, Kae Kae present ’The Origin’ #Africa #Design #Illustration Photography by Jo’lene Henry Print design by Katarina Voloder Designers: Stephanie Ghoussain, Katrin Salem, Samuella Palmer…
Dress: Toni” Asymetric colour block shift dress, blue by http://monifc.com/Style Inspiration from @stylishcurves, love this asymmetric shift dress by @monifcplussizes Dress: Toni” Asymetric colour block shift dress, blue by
Good morning guys,
It’s the bank holiday weekend, and though I have wildness and loudness of Carnival tomorrow to look forward to, long weekends like this present an opportunity to sit back, detox, declutter and detatch from life in the inner city… *exhales*.
If you follow me on instagram (@afroblush), you’ll see about three weeks ago I had a wardrobe clear out. I’ve sent over half of my clothes to charities in order to free up space (my closet and in my mind), as there is nothing more irritating than sifting through loads of clothes you know you don’t need and/or want.
Since freeing up a bit more space, I’m hoping to gradually re sculpt my closet collections, and maybe even revamp my personal style.
I find that orchestrating a whiter wardrobe requires as much of a mental overhaul as it will a physical one. I’m craving purity and calmness right now, and appreciating how many designers explored the soothing potential of white.
Here are some of my style inspirations:
Detoxing into a whiter wardrobe Good morning guys, It’s the bank holiday weekend, and though I have wildness and loudness of Carnival tomorrow to look forward to, long weekends like this present an opportunity to sit back, detox, declutter and detatch from life in the inner city…
http://everydayafrica.tumblr.com/Everyday Africa, Koforidua – The capital of the Eastern Region, Ghana
In the run up to Notting Hill Carnival this bank holiday weekend, I’m getting fully prepared to indulge in the fun, food and fashion surrounding Europe’s largest street party. http://www.thenottinghillcarnival.com/
London’s vivid spectacle representing London’s multicultural past and present is always highlighted in my calendar and holds a special place in my heart as the capitals Afro-Caribbean communities come to gather to rejoice and revel in in live music ranging from reggae to dub to salsa, soca floats, steel bands, uplifting beats, jerk chicken and fried plantain food stalls, and much more.
Pictures from Notting Hill Carnival 2013
And so it didn’t come as a surprise that ended up with Barbados in New Look’s holiday vs. personality quiz, so whether you’re a sun seeker like me, bohemian darling or all about the rock ‘n’ roll feel, have a crack at the quiz and let me know what summer personality you are.
Holiday Vs. Festival Summer Personality Quiz by New Look
If you are a Caribbean queen like myself and make it down to Carnival this bank holiday weekend, be sure to send your snaps on Twitter and/or Instagram (@afroblush) as I’d love to see and share the fun!
My Bajan inspired best buys from New Look
Music I Love: JUNGLE - Easy Earnin’
I’ve been wrapped in this the soul infused, self titled album by UK duo ‘JUNGLE’. It’s 70’s Harlem inspired melodies, bring back sultry, melancholic and yet funk like qualities that are so effortless to listen to.
Only a few people I’ve spoken to know much about the two behind the band (Josh and Tom), and if anything, I like that. They’ve kept it more about the music than anything else. My…
If tonight was your last night, and you could enjoy any meal to savor your last edible moment, what would it be?
Granted this is a deep question, and I had to think quite long and hard about it to.
My top of mind thought was spaghetti bolognese, but I’m too proud to have such an elementary dish as my last, so I will opt for: the ultimate steak with roast potatoes, doused in vinegar, and eager to swim in some fancy premium tomato ketchup. For desert, I can settle for a passion fruit cheesecake, followed by nicely roasted Kenyan (Fairtrade obvs) coffee.
Anyways, the reason I’m having this foodie conversation (apparently with myself) about my last supper, comes from a very cool concept I had the pleasure of being a part of called The Last Secret Supper Super Club; founded by photographer Lauren McClean and food stylist Lottie Covell.
(me in between The Last Secret Supper Super Club Founders Lauren McClean Lottie Covell)
The Last Secret Supper Super Club is hosted in the Palour, the home of cosy British Cuisine by top London Chef Jesse Dunford Wood, and is an evening of edible surprises. Guests pre-submit their ideal last supper, which includes a drink, starters, mains and desert; and Jesse Dunford Wood, one of London’s top London chefs prepares three courses selected from the submitted Last Supper submissions.
The concept was fun and the atmosphere was super casual, I loved it, and the theme of the event is interesting enough that you can’t help but spark up a conversation with the person next to you.
I was guilty of shouting across the table asking “Who is Danny Kahoe?? I need to meet you, because this passion fruit martini is tha bomb”.
I should note that at that point, Danny was equally enthused and we high-fived very ceremoniously; and no, I don’t use the term “tha bomb” in my day to day vernacular. It was the Martini speaking.
The evening is pre-book and pay (£35), which includes the submission of your last super, and covers a drink on arrival, starters, a main meal and desert; and if your Last Supper course is served, you get £10 off your meal!
It’s loads of fun and a refreshing change from just going out to dinner, check it out.
If you had one Last supper to enjoy, what would it be? (don’t say chips) @yourlastsupper If tonight was your last night, and you could enjoy any meal to savor your last edible moment, what would it be?
Out with the old, in with the Ko:Kou- @KoKouElectrical #afrohair #naturalhair
I was overjoyed to receive an email from Ko Kou; who had listened to my woes on twitter about the lack of quality hair dryers for afro hair types.
They decided to take a proactive approach in introducing me to their Professional Pro Pik hairdryer, which is refreshingly contemporary in design and technology, and suitable for afro hair textures; supplemented with its anti-frizz tourmaline feature.
I am so excited for the new season of Orange is The New Black, for both the season and recognition it’s giving to new talent and women of colour! #winning
Don’t we just love Samira Wiley’s photoshoot for Refinery29?!Shot by Olivia Malone, styled by Tara Williams and make-up by Tankia McConnel.Samira Wiley for @Refinery29 “Hollywood’s New Power Players” #OiTNB I am so excited for the new season of Orange is The New Black, for both the season and recognition it’s giving to new talent and women of colour!
BAR POLSKI. A vodka shot straight to my heart
Bar Polski is a cosy hideaway in High Holborn, nicely tucked between Fitness First and a Thai Restaurant, and despite its location constantly reminding me that I’m not at the gym, it’s grown to be one of my favourite, and yet, relatively unknown places in London.
Modest in its interiors, it doesn’t have the pizzazz of All Bar One, but unlike its trendy and mediocre competitors, Bar Polski…