My African American
dress class has rekindled my love for African print, and wax print
fabrics! A lot of the fabrics are manufactured in West Africa, and
have been used in collections throughout clothing labels: Burberry, H&M,
L.A.M.B. Boxing Kitten, Stella Jean and many more. Acclaimed Nigerian
artist Yinka Shonibare is even famous for creating life-sized
mannequins and dressing them in Victorian inspired attire made from
wax print fabrics.
Inspired to do a
piece on jewelry this week, and with these bold prints in the back of
my mind, I found etsy shop, DoughNation, located right in Baltimore,
MD. The shop creates and sells earrings, necklaces, and, bangles
wrapped in African fabrics, that could make any outfit, a statement!
The bright colors used in the fabrics are perfect to pair with spring
and summer ensembles.
I chose this
necklace in particular because of the Kinte’ cloth used at the top,
a personal favorite, and I admired how, although the fabrics were
different, the color scheme of the fabrics were in synch. I outfitted the necklace with a plain solid colored dress, so the necklace stands
out. Be bold and feel free to mix patterns with the necklace, to
create your own look.
Get your mind out of the storm drains ppl! Just because a design has red, white, and blue in it, doesn’t mean that you’re reppin USA. It can be Haitian solidarity, Liberian love, or you could just be a Texas girl at heart. This piece from Dough Nation is $39.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again @doughnationjewelry is one of my favorite shops on etsy. I’m loving these button earrings. Thank you for the extra goodies. I’m ready for NOLA next week. #doughnation #etsy #buttonearrings #ankara
May 9th special #doughnation!
Get a bag of bread for ½ price for every food item you donate!
Bring in 1 item and get 1 bag for $1!
Bring in 2 item and get 2 bag for $2 (total)!
The rest is math.
Let’s see if we can beat the results from Wednesday