Sunday, 6 November 2011

Keep it Kente

I absolutely love kente, it's a beautiful fabric, so when I spotted this gorgeous black and white kente ankara in my favourite fabric shop I was over the moon. Here's what I made:
I love that the look has a 1950s pinup/rockabilly vibe, it's really fun and playful, which is great because sometimes fashion takes itself way tooo seriously:
This cherry print pencil dress is available from http://www.20thcenturyfoxy.com/

Totally love this photo from http://theartofjordan.blogspot.com/






13 comments:

  1. its hard not to love kente designs..the vibrant colors and things and i love your ensemble, did you make the dress? lovely! have a great week
    xoxo

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  2. oops i didnt read it properly...nice dress!

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  3. It’s actually a skirt and a bra top. For modesty’s sake I wore it with a shirt. I must admit though I did cheat with the bra top, I just covered an old bra with the fabric. I’m top heavy and it's hard getting bra cups larger than E so I just use old/cheap strapless bras, it’s easier that way and there are fewer wardrobe malfunctions.

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  4. I'm glad you like it hun, have a great week too :D.

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  5. You are just perfectly beautiful and so stylish with this outfit.

    www.minasek.blogspot.com

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  6. yes i do like it! i enjoy making bustiers out of bras too, the only problem like you stated is the sizing; they end up not covering the full area lol well all the same skirt and bra top or dress ....it looks good!

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  7. nice outfit u got here buki. I guess with our prints properly combined, u can never be wrong. Kudos girl!

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  8. I love the dres in the black and white print, it looks so elegant!

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  9. @minasek - awww thanks darling, you're too kind.

    @ashi - thanks babe.

    @nitabrownsugah - thanks hun, you're right you can't go wrong with a bit of African print.

    @Ms K - thanks so such.

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  10. The outfit is beautiful, so are u.........

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  11. Aww, your're so sweet, thanks x

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  12. I absolutely love the outfit and the skirt!!

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