Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Orewa Soundtrack

 
 Ankara Top: Nigeria, Turtleneck: F21, Jeans: Hint Denim, Shoes: Silvia Tcherassi, Belt: Ex, Handbag: Laughing Buddha
 

Photos By: Adriana Vargas

Orewa means BEAUTIFUL in YORUBA, and beautiful is this song by Nneka, the Nigerian-German born artist.  I’ve been down with her music for sometime now.  She’s a true revolutionist in the making.  Many of us are influenced by music; we enmesh ourselves in it and allow it to take us away.  I do it more than I should.  This particular artist’s soundtrack influenced my style today (and various other days); her hymns remind me of the strength of Nigeria and its splendor, so I wear it bountifully on my shoulders.  I felt like a warrior queen, and somewhere in between the strum of her guitar to the closing lyrics, I was dressed like one – while keeping Seattle weather conditions in mind, there’s a rumor that it may snow!


This black and mahogany Ankara blouse with butterfly sleeves was gifted to me by my mum.  It’s such a simple style but incredibly beautiful... so it became the beautiful soundtrack for this day.

2 comments:

  1. love the look its different than every day fashion you see, so much culture in just a top!

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