So I recently attended the Out of Africa Ball in November, a fundraising event for the Creating Better Futures charity. Creating Better Futures are a Christian-led charity, based in Reading, devoted to helping children and their guardians in the Domboshowa and Mutare regions of Zimbabwe. The charity’s mission is to empower orphans and vulnerable children in Africa through access to education, enabling them to lift themselves … Continue reading BGB: Out of Africa
Hi Everyone, A couple of days ago I came across a speech by Lupita N’yongo on Facebook.It was so true, touching and struck a chord with me, that I was compelled to talk about this on my blog. Lupita touched on the subject of growing up as a dark-skinned African woman and the struggle to find self acceptance and the acceptance of people within her community, … Continue reading Blush: Black is Beautiful in Every Shade
I am so late to the party on this and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get my hands on this palette. Everyone who is everyone has been on a rave about the Juvia’s Place palettes. It was always going to be difficult to choose which one to pick from the amazing selection. Fear not, I have finally caught up and I … Continue reading Beauty: An African Goddess
Sometimes impromptu plans always have the best of endings. I recently went to London to watch Girls, a theatre production at the Soho Theatre. Having made the trip up, my friends and I decided to grab a bite to eat before the show started so we headed over to Camden first to try out a restaurant I had been dying to go to for the … Continue reading Camden Nights & A hidden Zulu Kingdom
As part of my vision for this blog, I want to be able to showcase other females, especially young inspiring black females who truly are passionate and individual. In a world that stifles our dreams and aspirations, it is always reassuring to meet or come across someone who is boldly themselves and truly BLUSHES. That is certainly the case when it comes to Twisted, a … Continue reading BGB: A Twisted Tale…
As most of you already know, October is Black History Month and throughout October there is a wide variety of cultural events celebrating black history across the country. ranging from workshops, spoken word, inspirational talks and tours. October is the month earmarked to celebrate being black regardless of which part of the globe you are from. I had the fantastic opportunity to go and watch the … Continue reading BGB: Bring Back Our Girls…
Hello to one and all…. So here’s a treat for you all… I had the fabulous opportunity to have one of my avid readers review her African Fashion Week London experience. I had every intention of going to this, but unfortunately things didn’t work out as planned. African Fashion Week is an fashion extravaganza that takes place not only in London, but also in Nigeria, New York, … Continue reading African Fashion Week London
A key fashion piece for every season be it summer, autumn, winter or spring is the SCARF. Chiffon, Silk, Satin, you name in it, they come in all materials, designs and colours. Regardless of the weather, there are boundless ways in which to wear the scarf and with each tweak it takes your style files to a different dimension. I for one and am well … Continue reading Style Staples: It’s a Wrap!