Category Archives: Fashion

Mahambi Market, a New Online Peer-to-Peer Thrift Marketplace Launches on September 5

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. A New Peer-to-Peer Thrift Online Market in Kenya 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 … Continue reading

Beard Fashion: 5 Popular Beard Styles & What to Wear With Your Beard

This post is about beards: how to wear them and what to wear along with them. Beard Fashion: 5 Popular Styles 1. Stubble For those who aren’t ready to commit to a full beard, stubble can make an excellent alternative. Sitting between clean-shaven and a short beard, stubble is both practical in length and stylishly rugged. Depending on your hair growth, the perfect stubble can take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks to grow. 2. Short Beard If you’re trying to stay cool in the summer sun or your boss has decided that long beards don’t ‘work’ in … Continue reading

8 Popular Tanzania Fashion Designers & A Dar Fashion Event

Are you wondering about Tanzania fashion designers? Then don’t worry, you are in the right place. This post was sponsored by the International Young Fashion Designers Show Case Tour. Before I get into that, though, let me give you a brief list of popular Tanzania fashion designers. Popular Tanzania Fashion Designers Doreen Mashika Anne Kiwia Mustafa Hassanali (organizer of Swahili Fashion Week) KiKi Zimba (Kiki’s Fashion) Kemi Kalikawe (Naledi Fashion) Evelyn Rugemalira (Eve Collection) Jamilla Vera Swai Khadija Mwanamboka Ally Rhemtullah International Fashion Designers in Tanzania Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the International Young Fashion Designers Showcase … 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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