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A Brief History on The Congolese Sapeurs

A Brief History on The Congolese Sapeurs

THE ART OF LA SAPE A La Sape enthusiast is called a Sapeur and the movement is called Sapeurism (La Sapologe). La Sape is an abbreviation based on the phrase Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes (loosely translated to Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People). Sapeurism is a cult-like love for extravagant fashion and style amongst the – mostly…

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The Fruity Glow-Up Guide

The Fruity Glow-Up Guide

Everyone’s riding the natural skin care wave, and if you’re wondering where to start, we have some fruity tips for you! Before splurging on the latest beauty products, let the kitchen [more specifically your fruit basket] be your beauty store to help you get your glow-up. PINNEAPPLE Pineapple is a great source of dietary fibre and vitamin C that help…

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Why Everyone Should Be A Coffee Person

Why Everyone Should Be A Coffee Person

As the coffee culture grows across Africa, the verdict is still out on the long-term benefits of coffee consumption and possible dangers of caffeine addiction. Couture Africa has however discovered that there’s much more to this Black Gold than meets the eye, and in fact Coffee has lots of topical uses with amazing benefits for skin and hair! Reduces Skin…

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THE African Heritage Models

THE African Heritage Models

African Heritage became the epitome of art and culture in Africa through their exquisite works of art, jewellery inspirations and African inspired fashion. In the 70’s, there were a couple of European designers in Kenya making modern clothes for the European community. They would, from time to time, hold fashion shows for their clients, using only European models, but not…

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Vanishing Textiles of Africa

Vanishing Textiles of Africa

In Alan Donovan’s Textile Heritage Collection, he reiterates the opinions of many, that ‘Africa has contributed a rich legacy to the world of art, but it is in the fields of sculpture and textiles that its contribution has been the richest. Textiles in Africa are a major art form leading to prestige for the weaver or dyer, as well as…

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