Fashion: Kenyan Tribal Colors

20140223_114001x copyIt has been one dreadful winter season this year in NYC. When a tiny window of warm weather opened up to a sunny 55 degrees today, it made no sense to deck out in heavy winter clothes and dull colors. I seized the opportunity in rich Kenyan inspired tribal colors (Escada and BCBG) in way of orange, lime green and multicolor beads! It definitely lifted my spirit and added a spring in my step while out and about! We’re back to 30 degrees tomorrow! 🙁 Grrr! I can’t wait for the full blown spring season ahead!

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Fashion: Leather & Cape

20140211_124752x copyIt has been one long wintery season and endless snowstorms this year. To weather the storm, I opted for a cape, leather pants, fedora hat and spiked arm jacket to stay warm, well sort of.

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Skiing In The Snowstorm

How did you spend your snowstorm day? I bet you had a cup of hot cocoa in your hands and watching the telly while some crazy people like me braved the storm to capture every bit of it from Times Square to watching Bari “skiing” in the village. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I guess it is no secret by now that I must have been an Eskimo in my past life. Whenever there’s a snowstorm in NYC, I set out armed with my shutters like I did for the “Winter Wonderland” from last year. Here are some of the scenes spotted through my lens. To enlarge the image, simply click on it.

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Fashion: Fendi For A Break

20131204_143427x copyA small window of good weather opened up and I took the opportunity to dust off my vintage Fendi jacket and suede Ralph Lauren boots.

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OMG! It’s àwín!

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Awin in its casing

Ahh… childhood memories took the best of me when I spotted this image in my facebook newsfeed few weeks ago. Naturally, my instinct was to find out where and how I could get it right here in the states. You see, this dried fruit (commonly known àwín”, “tamarind” in the English speaking Caribbean, “Black Tumbler”, “Black Velvet” or “tamarindo” in Spanish) as can be found mainly in West Africa. Shortly after posting it, many of my friends who also share the same sentiments wasted no time in commenting on the post. Luckily, my good friend Hawa Barry- Diallo (the organizer of Miss Guinea North America) inboxed me saying she would ship a box over, including some “Monkey Bread”. I couldn’t believe my luck! I have been licking and flicking since the package arrived! OMG! On that note, I offer my sincere thank you and prayers to my dear Hawa for coming to rescue. May her house never burn, may the heels on her shoes never break, may she live a long and healthy life with more money than she can spend. Well, you get the idea. I am very grateful! So what next? I am looking for yet another favorite. Remember “agbalumo”? Reach out to me please. Let’s discuss. 🙂

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