Saturday, 3 March 2012

"I be lady o"

If you call a woman
African woman no go 'gree
She go say
She go say "I be lady o"
Today's post is a bit unusual because it has a soundtrack. London Fashion week was only a few weeks ago and you know how fashion show's have soundtracks which the models walk down the runway to, well Fela Kuti's "Lady" is the soundtrack for today's ensemble, I think the look compliments the song.

These DIY ostrich feather, beaded lovlies, are the same bronze sandals featured in my Feet First post:
I took this photo myself, outside with the flash on, so sorry if it's a bit bright x
This particular DIY was inspired by this gorgeous pair of beaded sandals from Burberry's Spring 2012 collection, worn here by the lovely Solange Knowles.
I decided to team them with an pencil skirt made from the same fabric used in my Les Soeurs post:


And I also have a matching head-tie:
 
If your'e not familiar with the soundtrack for this look (Fela Kuti's Lady) I've embedded a you tube video of the song for your listening pleasure, the intro is really long so fast-forward to around 6mins for the jist of the song.

 














13 comments:

  1. very lovely and creative!!! where did you get the feathers from?

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    1. I brought them from a haberdashery but most good fabric shops should sell ostrich feather trim.

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  2. I love the song as well #classic and your accessories from the head scarf to the bangles and rings....Iwant!

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  3. glad i followed the link! great blogging....inspirational

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  4. Lovely, the feathers gave it a distinct look

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  5. love the outfit, where did you get your belt form i love it!

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    1. Thanks, the belt is Primarni dahling, lol.

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  6. Lovely outfit! Very Creative use of ostrich feathers. You always have something nice and positive to say on bellanaija, so you've gotten yourself a regular reader, nay, fan! lol!

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  7. This outfit is so on point! love the matching skirt and head tie, the whole outfit works so well!! u have some great style girl!! Fab blog, now following :)

    Hit me up when you can:)

    www.justsugacane.com

    Diana xxx

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  8. Love the 'I be lady O ' theme - now you got me listening to Fela on you tube. Lovely as always

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