Category Archives: Fashion

Mahambi Market, an Online Peer-to-Peer Thrift Marketplace Opens in Kenya

I get excited every time I learn of a new (East) African digital space that facilitates everyday (East) Africans to do something they regularly do offline more easily online. This is just the kind of digital space I’d like to tell you about today. I won’t take up too much time setting it up. Just keep reading to to find out what I am talking about. Mahambi Market is an online peer-to-peer thrift marketplace where Kenyans can open ‘digital shops’ in minutes and sell their clothing items from anywhere, any time. Launched on September 5, 2020 in Kenya , Mahambi … Continue reading

Bearded Men’s Fashion: How to Dress for Your Beard Style

This post is about how to dress when you’ve got a beard. In other words, what are the best clothes for bearded guys? For the better part of 2020 & 2021, in many parts of the world, men haven’t been able to go to the barbershop to groom their facial hair as usual. For many men, this is the first time they’ve had this much facial hair in years! As the world comes in-and-out of COVID-19 lockdowns, I am sure that many men are asking themselves: should they keep their newfound facial hair or get rid of it? As a … Continue reading

International Young Fashion Designers Showcase Tour in Dar es Salaam

This post is sponsored by the International Young Fashion Designers Show Case Tour. To find out more about how you too can sponsor a post on Chick About Town, go here. Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the International Young Fashion Designers Showcase Tour held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, The Kilimanjaro in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania courtesy of my niece, popular Tanzanian fashion designer Kemi Kalikawe of Naledi Fashion. It was a night of beauty, creativity, and multiculturalism and, in this post, I’d like to tell you all about it. I will share photos and videos from … Continue reading

Community Shopping Guide: Menswear, Electronics, and More

In my last online shopping related post, I shared some of the most popular items that my readers bought on Amazon through my blog at that time. Today, in an effort to be more inclusive for my readers who don’t live in countries with Amazon storefronts, I present you a similar list, though this time also including products bought from Jumia, an African online store  for which I have been an affiliate for a little over a month. This post features menswear, electronics, and some other stuff…you’ll see. Enjoy! No. 1: Tobacco Men’s Derby Shoes (Menswear) In case you are wondering … Continue reading

6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Natural Hair

Today’s guest post on natural hair is by Jill Akanshumbusha. You may have read Jill’s work before in this post she wrote about maroon hair. Keeping hair natural is one of the most popular trends in Afro hair care today. Women of color have wholeheartedly embraced natural hair, and many seem satisfied with their decision to wear their hair this way. This trend has been adopted by women of all ages irrespective of hair texture: kinky or soft. Natural hair is very versatile when it comes to styling, hence it being an interesting way to wear your hair. You may have … Continue reading

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