oh yes, the XL cowl is now available in grey. Or as the americans say gray... Been available for a while but my mannequin was just so busy! haha.
30 Nov 2009
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17 Nov 2009
Not that one needs an excuse but the autoum/winter is perfect reason to get extra stylish.
Check out this jacket by Nike Akinola. The Bailey Jacket is availabe on myasho.com.
Its looks so warm and snuggly yet stylish at the same time. You also get two for the price of one as its reversible. How cool!
14 Nov 2009
"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary." -Sir Cecil Beaton
This was taken from the photoblog of a very very talented Sefa Nkansa
Oh my days..... you know when you buy an album and you love every single track on the cd.
It doesn't happen often, off the top of my head I know two albums that I loved Peven Everett's 'Studio Confessions' and Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going on'
There are others but I digress.
My new flickr friend muse1insired's photoblog does just exactly the same. Very varied subject material but all stunning and interesting and beautiful in their own individual ways.
Sefa Nkansa also has a facebook fanpage.
Feast your eyes and soul!
3 Nov 2009
I am giving away one of my favourite items in my shop, the popular XL cowl in this lovely teal-torqouise-green-blue type colour. It is usually sold for £30 in by bigcartel shop or $60 in my etsy shop.
HOW TO WIN:
- Blog about this linking to this post or to Urbanknit
- Link this giveaway on your facebook page, stumble upon, twitter or wherever else you like and leave a comment on this post to let me know.
- Click on the “Share” at the bottom of this post
- Browse Urbanknit , and leave a comment telling me what urbanknit accessory you like if any, doesnt matter if its been sold.
WHO CAN WIN:
Anyone can enter and you can do so as many times as you like.
Thanks and please spread the word.
THE RESULTS ARE IN:
First I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone that tweeted, commented and generally helped to spread the word for the first giveway I have ever organised. Thank you for taking part, it was a lot of fun for me. Look back for another giveaway pretty soon. Next time it will be a clutch handbag.
I used random.org to pick the winning number and it was 39. Natalie!
Natalie! hope you are having a great weekend. Please email me so I can post you your new neckwarmer.
Have a good weekend everyone!
28 Oct 2009
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21 Oct 2009
Here's another cool tee installation and I love love love this one.
Its is titled DJ Rocky and Lil Rascal designed by Philip Tseng. Too too cool. I wish I had a bigger image of the tee shirt but anyway...this works on so many levels! I mean you can't really go wrong with a name like Funkrush, canya?
I like it so much, I may well get one for myself, they are available for guys and gals.
Check out funkrush. They have an interesting mix and collection. Definitely worth a look! Think I am going to go and check out Philip Tseng, seems like my kinda guy. Here is his online portfolio.
15 Oct 2009
10 Oct 2009
Scarves, cowls, clutches, totes, everything.
Please have a look and share with anyone you know might be interested. Its easy, just use the share button at the bottom of this post.
8 Oct 2009
3 Oct 2009
1 Oct 2009
I have a weakness for tee shirts. I know I should dress smarter but they are just so comfy and cool. You can have almost any kind of t-shirt. Really, the possibilities are endless!
So just for the fun of it, I am going to be doing a regular COOL TEES THURSDAYS. I'll do a feature of a cool t shirt I have discovered. If you know any cool t-shirt designers then please point them my way.
I am starting off with this one from Critter Jitters a fellow etsyisan. Its giving a nod to the 80's. There are some things that were kinda cool about that era!
Check out http://www.critterjitters.etsy.com for more funky tees.
30 Sep 2009
This is the Mega Snap. It is the same idea as the previous Snap clutches but this one is as big as it gets. It is 12 inches wide at the top. This is definately a statement making clutch.
It was all about experimentation as I used Aso-oke which is by no means easy to work with. Aso-oke is a hand loom woven fabric from Nigeria so sometimes tricky to cut without unravelling the whole lot.
This is modern Aso-oke as, the older more traditional types usually have more lines and colour variations. I have made some clutches using some vintage Aso-oke from Ondo which I will feature soon.
This colour combination just made sense to me. The colours are all completely contrasting and that is sometimes how I dress. I don't bother to match the colours!
The yellow buttons are there to cheer things up, never want things getting to dull.
Thanks for stopping by, see you next time.
22 Sep 2009
28 Aug 2009
My darling Imani modelled this for me and she is such a natural. This scarf is big and chunky. There is no cold getting past you in this!
I am starting to stock up for the winter season. Never too early to start, I have missed knitting so getting back to it. Its so relaxing after a long day at work.
Have a good weekend!
30 Jun 2009
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23 Jun 2009
This was earlier this month at the New England aquarium in Boston which I fell in love with. I was like a big kid and didn't want to leave. There was so much to see and all beautiful in their own way. I am trying to learn more about my camera and trying to get the best use out of it. I love Canon's and had a manual SLR before I got a digital one. What is great is that the lenses are all compatible so I use my old ones.
I can't remember what the creature in the middle of the shot is. Any clues?
19 Jun 2009
It is such a beautiful medium and it offers so many possibilities and textures that are not always present in printed fabrics so I am going to give it a go!
These are two examples of the Snap clutches I made using Aso-oke. The blue one is a more traditional looking pattern and colour combination and the woven thread is cotton. The pink one is a more modern take on Aso-oke and the thread is silk in a metallic finish.
Now what should I make next?
3 Jun 2009
My Asho is an online fashion concept developed to celebrate and promote the talent of African designers based throughout the world. We aspire to become a one-stop-shop for the best in authentic African inspired designs.
We work closely with all our designers and stylists, choosing beautiful pieces from their collections to offer to a savvy fashion-forward international audience. In addition, we work with local markets throughout Africa to bring you distinctive, one-off pieces which you can check out daily in the My Asho Market.
Most of the products on myasho.com are ethically handcrafted and produced in limited quantities, which means our customer can always be assured to find high-quality, inspired boutique style pieces at very affordable prices.
The designers: Aimas, Fosuism, Jewels by Lisa, Zebra, Uhuru clothing, Toju Foyeh and yours truly!Need I say more!!!! Check it out http://www.myasho.com/
23 May 2009
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7 May 2009
The appeal of the Brompton has many parts. The fact that it is foldable and very easy to carry around has to be one of the most important. Its like having your own personal transformer! It just looks soooooo cool, folded or unfolded.
I went for the classic black although initially I wanted a lime green one but came round to the idea of having a black one (like almost everyone else).
I think Brompton is a very cool brand. The product, the marketing, the website, the idea are all super. What else can I say, this is a beautifully made object, that works so well. To see more about what Bromptons are about check out their website www.brompton.co.uk
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5 May 2009
25 Apr 2009
I really really really want this chair, although I would not know which colour to go for. They are all so beautiful.
I came across it when it was featured recently on designmilk. It is the Valentina C chair designed by Maurizio Galante for Cerruti Baleri. I think it is absolutely gorgeous. Its almost like a couture dress. Check out his (the designer's) website and you will understand why. Very interesting 'collaboration'. Reinforces my opinion that a lot of design disciplines and skills are interchangeable. What do you think?
15 Apr 2009
I am very honoured to be featured in the guide and even did a very short interview on BBC London Radio this morning on the Breakfast Show where Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation was being interviewed by Paul and Jo. My voice sounded weird to me but hey.... it was fun!
Skip to the last ten minutes (except of course you really want to listen to the whole show)
27 Mar 2009
LE PETIT MARCHE
Where Lagos Meets Lagos
The small market is back, and this time it features even more exciting stalls.
From Vintage to highstreet clothes.
Jewelry and Acessories
And lots more
Venue : Lagos Toast. 12 A TBS (Next to long tennis club). Onikan Lagos.
Date: 28th March 2009
Time : 12noon till 7pm
For more information contact: Wonu , 0806 551 3536 or firstname.lastname@example.org
So get your Flip-flops on!! And get ready to bargain hunt!!!
Shopping in Lagos just got interesting….
23 Mar 2009
I really like the idea of this project. Free Art. Cool right? The idea is simple, you can download a pdf of a piece of art for free. You can print it out at home and put it on your desk, fridge, wall. Anywhere really. Artists can get in touch with Jen Wallace of IndieFixx to have their work as part of the project. New artists are featured monthly.
This piece is my current favourite and is by K.Smith who has a very eye-catching store on etsy called Unconventional Ida. You can find so many more of her interesting characters there. I may be wrong but I believe the original would have been painted on wood.
Please go to Free Your Soul for some interesting art or if you want more information about the project.
19 Mar 2009
I don't know if I will ever get bored of prints. I use mainly African print fabrics for my bags but sometimes I see one which I cannot resist buying like this one. As soon as I saw it I knew it was coming home with me.
At the time I didn't know what I was going to do with it. I have been getting together a collection of clutches to put in my bigcartel shop and this is one of the 3 I made over the weekend. It photographs well.
I am very tempted to keep it for myself!
18 Mar 2009
Alexander Calder's bright and abstract Flamingo next to Louise Bourgeois's Maman which is more wirely and textured. Loved it! The original Flamingo which is 53 feet high is in the Federal Center Plaza in Chicago surrounded by tall, grey office buildings. The colour is actually know as 'Calder red'. Its is made out of stainless steel.
On the other hand there are many Maman spiders which have been photographed in locations all over the world. They seem to crop up everywhere and in my opinion they never look out of place, in the grounds of the Palais des Tuileries in Paris, both outside and inside the Tate, in a park, a museum (these are just a few of the places I have seen them).
Apparently, the original work is 30ft tall and is also maid out of stainless steel. The others are replicas and are bronze casts. I like these pieces so much that I will look further into other works by these artists in later posts.
17 Mar 2009
I also did a interesting Q & A a few weeks ago so check it here
24 Feb 2009
Okay, I'll admit it..... I am stuck on X. I always knew it would be difficult to be strict with the idea of choosing topics that followed alphabetically. I am tempted to 'give in' and blog as I feel. Its a new year and all that and then I won't have an excuse not to blog simply because the letter is difficult.
There are many new and exciting things I am working on and I think I am going to just jump straight into them!
See you soon.....
18 Jan 2009
I guess this qualifies as a 'wristlet' because the metal loop allows you to slip your hand through and carry the clutch just hanging off your wrist. The loop is split so can actually come off the leather side tab if you wish to alter the look slightly.
Still experimenting but his one is made out of aso-oke and lined in Ankara.