We love informed customers over here so with that said, let's get into this quick silver informational! First up? It's important to know that silver in its purest form can be very soft and pliable. To strengthen it and make it user friendly for jewelry and a host of other uses, another metal is typically added to silver to serve as a strengthener. Almost always, the additional metal used is copper. Case in point, the Tuareg tribe bangles above from the Q.A.C webstore. Made of silver, they also have coper added. As mentioned, this not only strengthen the bangles (preventing them from being super malleable and breaking apart), but it gives them a pretty, ever so light golden undertone.
These tube dresses were such a hit over the weekend! ... Comfy, effortless, and made in under 3 minutes! I've mastered the art of the "origami magic," and you can too! Below is a video tutorial on how to replicate this and a few others! Check it out and let me know what you think!
Welcome back from a long 4th of July weekend! While soaking up some sun and much needed rest, I also had the chance to snap some great pics of my latest anthropological fashion find! This week, we're bringing our attention back to the Fulani Tribe, however this time, we're taking a look at a male fashion staple.
Last week week I discussed the beauty of the Gambian people, specifically the Mandingo tribe, and their close relationship with the arts and craftsmanship. Of the many pieces the Gambia people brings to life, one of their most beautiful creations is their 100% amber necklaces.
This week, our eyes turn to the country of Kenya and it's world renowned Maasai Tribe. One of the key fashion staples found in Maasai cultural designs is the presence of intricate beadwork.
As you already know from the "about me" section have some might call an "interesting" (code word for obsessive) relationship with clothing. Like a scene from A&E's show "Hoarders," I have bags upon bags of clothes from my decades of obsessing. Believe it or not, I still have and fit clothes from middle school that I cant let go of. Yes, yall, middle school lol! I'm slowly working on purging some of these things that clearly need to go, but yet still hold so much sentimental value ... like that cute tank top I wore to a "DMX & The Ruff Ryders" concert during my freshman year of high school. Listen, don't you dare judge me! I called that "my lucky shirt" lol Besides, not all of my old obsessions are cringe worthy. Quite a few actually have either cycled back into or still look amazeballs! Take these tops for example.