Welcome to Afrolemodele, if you are reading this then congratulate yourself for, well, reading. Most people just look & share pictures on buzzfeed or post “do it for the vine” vines nowadays. I wonder if this is what Robert. E. Khan and Bill Gates had in mind when they gave the internet & Microsoft to the world? hmm. LOL
In all seriousness, welcome to Afrolemodele 2.0 . As a website we are growing! This is something I always envisioned, I am ecstatic! However with growth must improvement. I cannot get away with not posting regular articles anymore or not meeting deadlines. Also I have to go all Cruel Daville on the contributors to insure quality and well as a sense of urgency! Fun stuff. We have also lost some contributors who found their passions elsewhere, and gained some cool, talented, hip and happening people, do people still say hip and happening? !Change is interesting but it is always welcome. Bienvenue to the new and Au Revoir, Merci & Bon Chance to others.
Afrolemodele is seemingly pulling me towards fashion and as much as I tried to fight it with my hippy nature, I am hooked! After attending several fashion shows, and working with some industry personnel’s I am starting to realize how important fashion is. My Idea of fashion was once, whatever I can get up and go in and arrive looking okay is good. Boy was I wrong! I used to think appearances do not matter, don’t judge a book by its cover and all that jazz. The truth is your appearance is your first impression on the world. Unless you are going for a meeting with Gandhi or Mother Theresa, people will generally have an opinion of you just by how appropriately dressed, how well groomed and generally how you present yourself. Your brain an accolades generally come second.
The way you present yourself also represents how you feel about yourself. So it’s extremely important. If you don’t feel good, fake it. Your dream job and life might depend on it. The universe gives you, what you put out. I am also starting to value how people adorn themselves, make up yes but more so the cultural influence that goes in to how we groom our selves. Look at the Masaai in Kenya, the personal style that goes into their daily life clothing and jewelry or the intricate details Iranian women put into shaping their eyebrows. It is attractive, even if you can only see their eyes. I love it!
Fashion is extremely important in the world we live in, and I encourage women that explore their personal style and how to adorn themselves, I no longer believe it is a superficial or a corporate scam like valentine’s day. So go out and find yourself through fashion!
Until next week