I am Absolutely in Love with Bibi Invitations…
Bibi Invitations, a Winnipeg, Canada based African Wedding Invitation Company, is the brain child of 2 female Nigerian entrepreneurs that made a decision to create a collection of wedding invitations that was a reflection of their bold an effervescent nature as Africans.
Ify, a multimedia designer whose love for sumptuous African fabrics such as Aso Oke, Kente, Akwete, Ankara, Bogolanfini (Mud cloth) has evolved to the creation of their exquisite collection of invitations.
Friday night in Lagos usually spells ‘TGIF’, hanging out, social events and the like. No one wants to have a ‘dulling weekend’.
But Friday the 31st of October, in the Lagos art scene, had a different event in store. Art-lovers were treated to The ArtHouse Auction cocktail!
ArtHouse Contemporary Limited, a leading auction art company in Nigeria, organized a weekend-long event for the auction at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi.
Wisdom is wealth! One thing I respect deeply about Africa is the treasure of wisdom our ancestors have handed down to us. While some of our leaders may have forgotten them, the rest of us don’t need to. From prudent sayings on wisdom itself, to judicious encouragements, warnings and even quirky advice on learning, patience, unity, wealth, poverty, community, family, love and marriage, these quotes will inspire you to be the best you can possibly be. – Neva
Lisiane, the founder, draws her inspiration from her multicultural background; born in Gabon (Central Africa), and growing up in South of France, Lisiane now finds herself living in London, having moved to England in 2006. These three countries have defined who she is today and, inspired by her background and experience of these very different cultures, Lilie Design was brought to life.
Extracts from An Interview by Christy Anyanwu – Reporter for “The Sun” (November 3, 2013)
She is simple but elegant with a bias for the African sense of dressing. In her designs, she works with African prints. Her fabrics are of good quality and her designs are inevitably ethnic. In this interview, Stella Byll revealed why she loves working with prints and how it has been living and doing business in Nigeria.
African fabrics add colour, variety to designs –Stella Byll
Q & A
I love our African fabric, the feel, the vibrant colours and the meaningful patterns. The touch of African fabric in interiors brings this nostalgic feeling along with it.
I can see you are planning to redesign your home already with all these interior decor you are seeing, aren’t they awesome? If you need cushion, bed sheets, table runners curtain and more just click here website
L’aviye is a global online retailer of African-inspired jewellery and accessories. Born in 2012, L’aviye combines a love for African fashion and African print fabric with current Western trends, to provide unique African inspired jewellery and accessories.
Initially the prospect of developing a handbag line in Africa seemed daunting, but that became Afomia Tesfaye’s motivation in creating Fomi.
In early 2011, she made the decision to leave Los Angeles to travel back to her native homeland of Ethiopia with the intention of designing a collection of accessories. After researching the country’s indigenous resources, she discovered a little known fact, that Ethiopia produces some of the world’s finest quality leather. Undeterred by the fact that she had no formal design training, she soon completed a collection of colorful yet sophisticated leather handbags.