We usually see bridal and evening wear collections from Kosibah, but now the Nigerian design label owned by Yemi Osunkoya is giving us something special with its “Cherish” collection.
The collection’s pieces have a Yoruba theme with each piece named Abike, Aduke, Ajoke, Ronke and Tinukerespectively. The brand has created this collection with a theme of luxury, femininity and structure for the confident and feminine woman.
Thoughts on Beauty Pop and its main heroine Kiri Koshiba
I believe it was the first time ever when I had the pleasure of reading a story centered on a natural, believable highschool female, in this kind of shōjo manga setting. I absolutely love her aloofness and her ability to discern the importance of things at such an early age. The fact that she doesn’t really care about most of the things that teenagers rage about is a real breath of fresh air.
However, when building these kind of characters it’s kind of hard to create an intrigue around them, without ruining them with melodramatic changes. I mean, you’d have to be really REALLY skilled writer in order to pull that off.
So basically the story gets way too uneventful, even for a slice of life. On the other hand, Kiri, the relationship with her father and cat and the warmth of her surroundings are really relate-able (to me at least) and I believe they are strong redeeming aspects of the manga.
I’m not crazy about the art, but I assume because it’s that specific style (just like Mars?) that I just find hard to digest.
That being said, give it a try and cherish one of the few
heroines that aren’t annoying, don’t cry every two chapters and don’t blush all the goddamn time.
Skyrmions are swirling topological magnetic textures that behave as if they were particles. Here, the authors present numerical simulations that describe the creation and destruction of these spin vortices in both chiral and dipolar magnets, and show what happens when skyrmions and antiskyrmions collide.