Blazer - Thrifted
Button Down - Polo
Scarf - Thrifted
Bow Tie - Akeyno
Belt - Thrifted
Drop Crotch Pants
Socks - Happy Socks
Leather Lace Ups - Thrifted
As I have mentioned in previous posts. I was planning and upcoming giveaway, and here it is. For my first give away I have teamed up with Washington D.C native Yinka. Yinka is a D.I.Y accessory designer.
Everything in this shop is designed by Olayinka Onyeka Oni-Orisan, and is lovingly handmade in Washington, DC; no two pieces are exactly alike. From the use of African wax fabrics, to the unique choice of colors and patterns, Yinka’s creations clearly reflect her Nigerian heritage and culture. She integrates vintage treasures and recycled materials to create pieces that are sustainable and
fashionable as well.
Check out http://www.akeyno.com/ for more of her work.
Historical accounts trace the origin of Kente weaving to early weaving traditions in ancient West African Kingdoms that flourished between 300 A.D. and 1600 A.D. Some historians maintain that Kente is an outgrowth of various weaving traditions that existed in West Africa prior to the formation of the Ashanti Kingdom in the 17th Century.
Kenta cloth is not only used for its beauty, but it also carries strong symbolism. Each cloth has a name and a meaning; and each of the numerous patterns and motifs has a name and a meaning. Names and meanings are derived from historical events, individual achievements, proverbs, philosophical concepts, oral literature, moral values, social code of conduct, human behaviour and certain attributes of plant and animal life.
The abstract patterns and motifs are generally created by the weavers who also assign names and meanings to them. It is said that weavers tend to get their inspiration to name their creations from dreams or contemplative moments in their life. In which they have an encounter with the spiritual world.
RULES OF GIVE WAY
The way it works is fairly simple.
1) You must be following my blog.
3) Lastly, leave a comment stating how you would wear the bow tie. And as well leave me your first name and email address.
I will decide a winner at random and announce it on here on my blog.
The give way closes APRIL 9th.
Good luck everyone :)
Good luck everyone :)