Fashion Blog?

Faithful readers must not set their morning coffee in their throat, this is just a once - in - a - long - while post on fashion. Because I can't help it. When browsing through a big online clothing store, I found this image of what we should look like this spring. The company continues with clarifying where they got the ideas for the matching make up line.
Inspiration: Ethnic culture in North Africa, India and South America
Oh, THAT "ethnic culture"...
...and since we're going "ethnic" don't forget the bronzing powder, good folks!
Bronzing: Powder and bronzing crème giving a sensual sun kissed holiday look, highlighted with golden shimmer powder.

Anyway, I will stop my multinational company-bashing here and instead offer an insight. In Ghana when you want something new and fashionable to wear, you go to your tailor, flip through one of her catalogues and "order" an item out of it! She will take your measurements and let you know how much material is needed. This means I can wear something inspired from the red carpet at the Oscar's awards by next weekend if I wish... So, my point is, what will happen when the catalogue with this pic in it reaches the local seemstresses? Will the cool chicks here in Ghana order colorful turbans and tops in "African prints"? And then who's inspired by who?

Above picture borrowed from hm.com

1 comments:

Ida Norman said...

Samtidigt i Sverige: idag såg jag ett ungt afrikanst par köpa en klänning liknande den här http://www.twisttango.com/collection.php?page=2&id=279 ,fast i ett lite mer "afrikanskt" tryck. Hade tidigare skämtat med min kompis om att hon såg ut som en afrikansk drottning i den =).

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