8 Daily Fashion and Lifestyle Reads
For Part III of our “Little Black Blog” series, we tapped Nigerian designer Autumn Adeigbo to share a list of her favorite fashion and lifestyle blogs that she turns to for inspiration. Autumn Adeigbo has been a favorite of ours ever since meeting her in Lagos during Arise Magazine Fashion Weekearlier this year. Her cool, collected style and her charming demeanor not only won us over, but is reflected spot on in her eponymous fashion line as well. We can’t wait to get our hands on Autumn’sFall 2011 collection, inspired by one of our favorite artists Jean-Michel Basquiat. In the meantime, head over to Heritage1960′s exclusive FIRST LOOK on I-ELLA, where you’ll find a sneak peak indicative of what’s to come when we launch our e-commerce arm this Fall, including Autumn’s widely popular Sauda Dress (pictured above)!
Assa Cisse is a Malian blogger who currently lives in Toronto, Canada. She started Ciaafrique after moving to the United Sates because she missed the African fashion and culture she experienced while living in Mali. She now keeps visitors abreast with her strong hold on the pulse of all African fashion, designers, and celebrities that wear African inspired clothing.
This is just a very relevant and appealing blog for urban women. Not only does the site feature really great articles on fashion, beauty, and hair but they also have some very thought provoking articles sprinkled with a bit of gossip – the perfect combination to keep you coming back for more.
III. FALLING WHISTLES
Falling Whistles makes and sells whistle necklaces that are celebrity loved (Rihanna and Beyoncehave both been seen in them) and are inspired by the situation of the real life child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo who stand on the frontlines of the on-going war. Because these children are too small to carry guns, the only “weapons” they have are the whistles they blow letting everyone behind them know that the enemy is approaching. 100% of proceeds from whistle sales are donated to rehabilitating child survivors of war and ending the war in the Congo. The FW blog is the perfect blend of being cool, compassionate, and informative.
IV. FLY GIRLS
Philadelphia based blogger Andrea Pippins chronicles what it takes to be a fly girl in this world. Her blog introduces visitors to everything from art, do it yourself fashion projects, new music, textiles, hair care, fly women worldwide, and style. It’s not easy being fly- but someone’s gotta do it. [Editor's Note: Check out our very own flygirl, Autumn Adeigbo on Fly Girls!]
V. STYLE LIKE U
Creator Elisa Goodkind is a former fashion stylist/magazine editor who has gained access into the closets of some of the world’s most stylish and influential people to chronicle their choices in fashion and how style mirrors their particular idiosyncrasies. [Editor's Note: Check out our girl, Zandile Blay, on Style Like U. Zandile, Online Fashion Editor of Essence and Editor of Africa Style Daily, serves up a closet like none other!] Stylelikeu showcases ordinary people with extraordinary backgrounds, histories and tastes like knitwear designer Nacinimod Deodee of House of Nassat and the Opening Ceremony shop-gals behind the line William Okpo – sisters Lizzy and Darlene Okpo.
YBF is an acronym for Young Black and Fabulous. As she calls herself, ‘YBF chick’ Natasha and her team have become the go to for much of my entertainment news and glimpses into the lives of the world’s Young Black and most Fabulous people (aka celebrities). Her laugh out loud commentary is just the icing on this website’s big slice of gossipy cake.
VII. COCOA JACOBS
This my blog and it’s my baby. I realized that I have so many interesting things going on in my life and meet so many interesting people: with fashion styling, doing reservations at one of NYC’s hottest restaurants, and of course designing my line. This is my direct connection to my customers and friends so they can see things like: where I get my inspirations, and what I’m wearing these days.
Lateboots offers a look into the life of 2 young urban ATLien socialites Marquis Phifer and Sham Shirley. This blog usually makes me feel like what ever I am currently up to probably isn’t cool enough.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR DAILY FASHION & LIFESTYLE FIX ONLINE?