30 Jun 2009


Started a portfolio on Trunkt. Thinking I might actually upgrade to a Premium portfolio. I'll see how it goes.


28 Jun 2009

Africa Fashion- Sika Designs

...need I say more

Designer: Sika Designs

Location: SCC, JHB, Gauteng, South Africa

Credit: Simon Deiner/SDR Photo

Arise Africa Fashion Week

23 Jun 2009

Starfish + Cuttlefish + ?

Starfish + Cuttlefish + ?, originally uploaded by Urbanknit.

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


Aso-oke is a hand loom woven fabric from Nigeria. This is made and worn mainly in South Western Nigeria. It can be tricky to work with because of its construction. Cutting it means the interwoven threads become loose and can be quite tricky to sew. I have decided to focus on tackling the difficulties of working with Aso-oke!

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

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/

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