She didn’t just rock it but she sketched AND designed it herself.
Photos Courtesy of Kyemah’s Instagram
She’s an artist and she states in this video here that this prom dress was her first fashion design. How dope is that? Click here to read the full story and the real meaning behind her dress. Her viral prom dress even caught the attention of actress Naturi Naughton who commissioned her to recreate a similar dress for her to wear to the recent BET awards. How cool is that?
Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Zimbio
I decided before leaving for Ghana that I wanted a dress made out of this fabric. On our way to the market in Ghana, I showed my mom a picture of the cloth that I had already saved on my phone. She responded with “Oh that’s Angelina, you will find it at the market”. I did some research and found out why Ghanaians call it “Angelina”. Click here to read or just click on the screenshots below. Thanks to Gold Coast Ghana for solving the mystery of why this cloth is called Angelina.
Anywho, so we went to the market in Kumasi, Ghana and we asked for Angelina. I was directed to an area filled with them. However, I saw only one cute color and that was the pink one. I then took three yards of that fabric to a seamstress to make me a dress. I was very pleased with the outcome of my dress. See below!
In the US, people call this pattern/print dashiki. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s really popular this summer. This article here discusses it’s recent rise in popularity. I wore this dress on this past Sunday. On that same day I saw four different people wearing dashikis, two men and two women. I’ve seen some bloggers I follow rocking it too.
Style Blogger Priscilla (Prissyville)
Life+Style blogger Melissa Chanel
She purchased her dashiki from here.
YouTuber Jackie Aina
Her dashiki is from Puksies Wardrobe
Even celebs are rocking it. The first celeb I recently saw rocking it was Chris Brown.
His dashiki is from MidgetGiraffe
She is rocking Africa Leaders jersey.
She is wearing a Dimepiece LA Vintage Red Dashiki.
Photos via Google
Eleganza Fashions in Hyattsville, MD (where I bought my African print for my birthday skirt pictured here) has dashikis and Angelina cloth for sale! Click here to view their selection and to view details on how to order. If you live in the DMV, you can just go to their physical store which is what I did for my skirt.
I bought a purple dashiki while in Ghana. It’s a one size fits all. Definitely oversize like Rihanna’s or Melissa Chanel. It’s pretty huge. Anywho, I am hosting a dashiki giveaway here on my blog. Below are the rules and a picture of the actual dashiki.
- You must be subscribed to my blog.
- You must be subscribed to my YT channel.
- Please leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite Ghana vlog episode is and why. Also leave your email address.
This giveaway is open to subscribers in the US and UK.
A winner will be announced on my blog and emailed on 8/17/2015.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I will be posting Ghana vlog 4 on Monday! Have a great and blessed weekend !
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