Quansah

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FASHION FEATURE:

Let’s all take a minute or several to admire the extensive handiwork of Anita Quansah modeled by  Ayoola Bakare.

“Anita Quansah London was created in 2006 by bespoke jewellery curator Anita Quansah. After obtaining a textile degree in 2003, from Chelsea College of Art and Design London, Anita Quansah has been working to develop and promote recycling in her designs by creating elaborate one of kind statement jewelleries.

Her pieces are strong statements, which are a fusion of modern bohemian tribal mixed with her cultural background which is African.

Anita Quansah entered the fashion industry producing works for the likes of Christian Lacroix, DKNY, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ischiko, Victoria Secret, Ecko and textiles Weisbrod Zurrer and Sandy Starkman and being involved with Indigo, Premier Vision in Paris and other such exhibitions.)

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huffingtonpost.com
Eighth-Grader Sent To Principal’s Office For Her Natural Hair Being 'Too Poofy'
A Toronto principal told the teen that her hair was unprofessional.

Not sure why an 8th grader would need to dress professional? 

Kaysie Quansah wrote that her niece was “was reduced to tears” in the principal’s office. City News spoke with Quansah’s sister, Teresa, who explained that principal Tracey Barnes, a black woman, called her to tell her that her thirteen-year-old daughter’s hair was “too poofy” and “unprofessional.” She said the principal went on to add that she would have to stay in the office if she returned to school with her hair down. Normally, the eighth-grader wears her hair in braids or pulled back, according to her mom. Teresa said her daughter had been repeatedly chastised by the principal before this recent incident.

“I didn’t see what the big deal was about my hair because it wasn’t bothering anybody,” the young girl told City News. “I was just doing my work, so I didn’t see why I had to be pulled out of the class.”

The family didn’t respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post.

“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.” Henri Cartier-Bresson

Having amazing gear is great and all, but it’s not nearly as significant as seeing and feeling through our work. The best photos are the ones with a narrative that can project a feeling. As photographers our work is meant to inspire, influence, create dialogue, regardless of what we are creating, either it be weddings, fashion or whatever. Any Joe Blow can shoot a pretty picture, but it takes something special to create a beautiful picture wrapped in a narrative and peppered with emotion. It should be what we strive for and constantly aspire to.

Anita Quansah throwback lookbook with Ayoola Bakare modelling, Makhailia Pratt on Makeup and Crystal Deroche on Styling.

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Aminat Ayinde models Anita Quansah pieces for the August latest of @DarkBeautyMagazine (issue 47).

Creative team:
Safety pin dress and jewellery: Anita Quansah London
Photography : Asiko
Styling : Elizabeth Ajomale
.Model : Aminat Ayinde
Assistant: Sandjena Barnes