The title of this article came to me this morning like a light bulb moment. I was actually doing my morning prayers when the title popped into my head. I almost grabbed my phone to type it in but then remembered that I had made a promise never to use my phone until I have done my daily devotion in the morning. I said to myself if this is the title of this post them I will remember after my devotion.
My trip to South Africa was everything I expected and more. I loved every bit of it albeit the glaring issue of race (which I won’t go into fully here).
As it turns out, Bo Kaap was the first place I visited when I was in Cape Town. I linked up with a friend and his Continue reading The rose that grew from concrete! Bo Kaap, Cape Town →
I cannot believe my trip to Bangkok is all but behind me now. I remember getting on my BA flight in London and buzzing with excitement. I couldn’t wait to see this wonderful city I have read and watched many movies as far back as I could remember. The trip itself was made at the spur of the moment without detailed plans. I just remember wanting to visit Thailand and Vietnam so badly and next thing I knew, I was in Bangkok.
The taxi drive from the airport felt quite relaxing as we drove past many tall buildings with huge billboards everywhere. We were heading to Zenith hotel where I was to spend Continue reading Zenith Hotel Bangkok, Home away from home | Cuts for Him →
By now, everyone should have heard about Black Panther the movie. The most eagerly awaited movie in years. In fact, this post is super late. I actually prepared it over two weeks ago and for reasons I would rather not get into, I am only now sharing it.
In more ways than one, this is more than just a movie for many. I am not even going to try to sugarcoat it. Almost every black person I have spoken to about this movie has radically endorsed. It has to be seen. There is so much buzz about this Continue reading A Black Panther Inspired fashion look | Cuts for Him →
Cultured in Culture is a short series I started last year when I visited Freetown, Sierra Leone. In all honesty, it was meant to be a one-off piece that turned into a mini-series. I would encourage you to catch up on the last two here and here.
As a stylist, I have always tried to infuse different cultures into how I put an outfit together. Cultured in Culture also borrows heavily from places and the people in those places. I mean, culture is mostly about people right?
For someone who was born into one culture and partly raised in another, I have always been intrigued by other people’s way of life. I remember watching action movies based on or set in Thailand such as Kickboxer, Above the law, Police story and much more like them. I can unequivocally say now that I had no business watching those movies at that age. More recent movies such as Bangkok dangerous and the cult-classic Ong-Bak all let my imagination run wild.
Apart from movies, I have always had the Continue reading Cultured in Culture – The Thailand and Vietnam experience →