Hello and Happy Black History Month! I'ts been a really long time since I wrote my last blog post! But to be honest it's because I haven't been really feeling all that inspired. Then all off a sudden the light switch of inspiration came back on as a result of my February 2020 voyage to Lagos, Nigeria. I decided to journey to Nigeria because I needed to get all the way out of my element and spend some much needed time with God. Yes, you can spend time with God in the comfort of your home or at your local church. But I wanted the experience of a true sabattical. I also wanted to get back to my roots. As an African American woman, a lot of my heritage was lost due to the evils of the African slave trade. So for a long time I really didn't know where my ancestors originated. But Thank You Lord for modern science! A recent DNA test that my mom took revealed that we have a lot of Nigerian blood running through our veins. So it was only natural that I journey to Lagos. Not to mention, I had already established a Nigerian connection or two prior to learning about my Nigerian roots! God certainly knows how to work things out.
Eventhough fashion wasn't my main focus during my trip I couldn't help but appreciate all of the beautiful vibrant colored ankara fabrics (that I'm using in my most recent collection), the gorgeous African men and women and the colorful beauty found in every day things. Below are just a few of the photos that I took and I'm so excited to be able to share them with you.
P.S. The gorgeous colorful photo was taken by yours truly and the gentleman in the photo was selling nets that are used to exfoliate the skin while bathing. I'm so proud of my photography skills! 😉