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The 2021 Guide to African Fashion Accessories

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Fashion Accessories are magical. They are not only beautiful, but they can also make or mar an outfit. Accessories are like stars; your looks though can exist without them but are incomplete without them. They add colours and flavour to your clothes and they carry so much power and they make all the difference.

Fashion accessories are beautifying items, they compliment your outfits – jewellery, handbags, gloves, scarves, belts, watches, turbans, cufflinks, sunglasses, ties and waist beads in some cases.

The destiny (lol) of a look lies in the kind of accessories you pair it with. I know you are thinking “destiny?” Yes, destiny, lifeline- whatever you decide to call it. You can’t deny the fact that your accessories are as important as your outfits.

Like every other thing in the world, fashion accessories have evolved and changed over the years. They are as much a part of fashion history as any other thing. They are classic and timeless.

The 1950s was the decade fashion accessories came really popular. It was a decade of style and glamour, fashion accessories dominated the fashion industry, every outfit was planned to the last detail. Some of the most popular fashion accessories in the 1950s were gloves, hats and handbags.

 

Why African Accessories?

African accessories have become something people deem important for many reasons. For some, it’s their commitment to African traditions and culture, for some it’s about the significance of African accessories and for some others it can be a storage of wealth; like gold or precious metals and stones.

Some believe that wearing African accessories like beads, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, waist beads and so on is a way of staying connected to their African roots. Some just admire the beauty of these accessories.

African accessories can also be a symbol of royalty, power or prestige, beauty, tradition or strength, marital status, age, power and warrior-hood in some communities.

African accessories are created from materials like hide, porcupine quill, bone, animal teeth, animal hair, seeds, nuts, husks, sea and land shells, eggshell, wood, ivory and carved stone.

Top African accessories pick to compliment your looks

If you are looking for stunning African fashion accessories that make a statement, Ozoza Lifestyle is your best bet. All our accessories are made with materials sourced from all over Africa.

Isobe Ebony Round disc necklace

This gorgeous necklace is made with discs of Ebony wood and bones. They speak style, quality and substance. Beautifully crafted ebony round disc necklace transforms the collar of any outfit

This necklace can take your look from simple to sophisticated in no time.

Green Scarf necklace

Bold and head turning; This dynamic acrylic bronze, amber and brass necklace can be worn as a necklace or a belt

Absolutely ornate don’t you think?!

Tips to consider when choosing an African accessory

  1. Sometimes less is more – keep it simple. African accessories are most beautiful with simple outfits
  2. Avoid clashing patterns – try to stick to matching metallic colours
  3. Make sure the colours and patterns complement each other
  4. Choose between bright clothes or bold accessories. Don’t do both

Where to buy African accessories from

The best place to shop magical African fashion accessories is Ozoza Lifestyle. You get value for your money.

You should shop some stunning African accessories here, you will be glad you did.

 

 

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Fashion statements by Naana The Violinist

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Not only is Naana the Violinist a force to be reckoned with, but she is also a style star who leaves heads turning each time she steps out.

Naana the Violinist is a name in the industry that needs little to no introduction after gradually carving a pedigree as one of the top violinists in Ghana.

Over her time in the industry, she is becoming a force to be reckoned with and amassing a fan following in the thousands.

She shot to fame after performing at the 2018 VGMA, where she performed with Efya, Adina, MzVee & Akosua Agyapong in a tribute for the late Ebony Reigns.
As an avid user of social media, the Violinist often takes to her Instagram account to share pictures of her in-vogue looks and style.

If you’re looking for any kind of fashion style inspiration, Naana’s Instagram page is one of the places to go.

From gracious gowns to sophisticated Ankara wears, Naana most certainly fulfills the style quotient in every look. We’ve had our eyes peeled on the violin for quite some time now and her style has always been rather flamboyant and eccentric.

With that being said, we rounded up three Naana the Violinist looks that turned heads and got people celebrating her.

1. When Naana The Violinist stepped out in a custom baby pink Kwesi Miller dress which featured a side low slit and beaded with crystals.

The one-hand full-sleeve satin gown had all sorts of goals and was turning onlookers green with envy.

2. Naana was spotted at the 2021 Vodafone Platinum night, in a black and gold satin off-shoulder gown with ruffles on one shoulder. The dress hugged her body in all the right places and accentuated her hourglass figure.

Naana did complete justice to the dress which flared out into a mermaid tail at the bottom beyond her knees.

The Violinist teamed the floor-length dress with a pair of matching heels.  For this look, the Instrumentalist had her hair styled straight and a minimal make-up look.

3. Naana The Violinist was spotted in a green floral lace gown, with spaghetti straps, teamed with black ruffles on one shoulder.

Aside from fitting into the Christmas theme, the outfit exuded elegance and the panache of the merry-making season.

After rounding up these three looks, we’re left undecided as to which look is the one for us. Naana The Violinist has set a mark that should be replicated by all in the music entertainment industry.

As the famous quote goes “what you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contact is so quick. Fashion is instant language”.

A language that Naana The Violinist has quickly learned to speak to her esteemed list of clientele.

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The Editor’s Meets Fashion Brunch 2022 Starts The New Year In Style

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Debonair Afrik began its year with its annual New Year event, The Editor’s Meets Brunch. The themed event has seen much patronage as guests were expected to style according to themes. 2022’s TEM Brunch was themed, “In Time of Luxe”.

The Brunch featured performances from DJ Lissa Monet, The Wanted Band; Ria Boss and Titi Owusu. The event had a panel discussion with Rozan Ahmed and Alexanda Julien, moderated by Fife on the topic “Style, Story and Identity: Fashion’s Role in Communicating the Multi-textured Fabric of Africa”.

TEM Brunch’s tradition of the new year’s toast was the highlight of the day! The toast proposed by the Editor In Chief and Founder of Debonair Afrik, Emmanuel Ekuban and his team. Nuel Bans as he is known in creative space shared his heartfelt message recounting how far Black Creatives have come and to celebrate another mile stone of winnings and long life. The toast amidst fireworks and confetti climaxed the event with loud cheers, laughter and best wishes for the Fashion year ahead.

An event that started as a conversion among African fashion shareholders has now grown to be a New Year’s premium fashion experience that no one wants to be left out. The Editor’s Meets Brunch is an initiative of Debonair Afrik to gather people in the African fashion industry and fashion lovers to have progressive deliberations about African fashion, network and celebrate the creativity that exists in the continent’s fashion scene.

TEM Brunch 2022 produced by Debonair Afrik Studios, sponsored by GH. MUMM was supported by Wax Print Media, designed by JR, décor by Tinsel Events, and hosted by Vanessa Gyan did all the justice in setting the tone for the fashion year, African luxury style!

 

 

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Men’s Comfort Waist Denim Shorts

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Choosing denim for the summertime can be a tricky task. You need shorts and you’d like to pick denim, but you also want comfort and flexibility, so you have the movement you need on those long, lazy summer afternoons. Investing in great, high quality denim mens jeans means you’ll track down the perfect men’s comfort waist denim shorts to give you the look you’re craving with the luxury of feeling comfortable, all day long.

 

At 883 Police, we think the perfect combination of comfort, quality and style equals your favourite pair of shorts, so our denim is soft, easy to wear and has just enough stretch to give you the wearability factor you’ve been searching for.

 

Style it simply

 

When it comes to wearing denim shorts, you have the versatility of styling them exactly how you like. Rules are relaxed, so team it with your favourite graphic T-shirt, a smart polo shirt or get cosy in the summer evenings with a super-soft hoodie with some stylish detailing to keep you extra warm. Don’t forget that you can also dress your shorts up with a fitted, open-collared shirt and classic suede loafers, giving you serious five-star holiday vibes.

 

Rip it up

 

Take your comfort waist denim shorts to the next level and rip them up! Well, maybe not literally, but why not try a pair of seriously distressed and rugged denim shorts, which also happen to be made from luxuriously soft denim with a little flex for extra comfort? Rips have stayed well and truly on trend in seasons past, and this summer is due to be no different. Pair your stylishly frayed mens shorts with a T-shirt and trainers for a casual everyday look to last beyond the coming season.

 

Opt for cargo?

 

Fancy a pair of denim shorts with both a comfort waist and some convenient extra pockets? You’ll fall instantly for for the ultra-versatile denim cargo short. The ultimate in casual men’s style, denim cargo shorts are one way to take on this summer’s essential trend with a twist. Choose between patch pockets, zip and rib detailing and hints of distressed-look denim or opt for all four effects in one pair with our Porter Denim Shorts. Cargo shorts are back in style and denim is the new way to rock this timeless look.

 

Whichever style of denim shorts you go for this season, make sure you treat yourself to a pair with a comfortable waist to see you through the summer.

 

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Perfumery and Clothing Shop “JSM Collection” Officially opens

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JSM Collection opened its doors for the first time to the general public on Friday, 17th December, 2021 at New Achimota, Accra. JSM Collection is a clothing, perfumery and accessories shop.

 

The idea of the JSM Collection was birthed by two sisters “The Mprah Sisters” who love fashion and like to look good. Upon countless positive comments received from people, they decided to partner and bring the collection to life, so people can appreciate, patronize and most importantly look good and comfortable.

 

The concept of the JSM Collection is to make available what one will generally find in a woman’s closet: clothes, shoes, bags, perfumes, jewellry, accessories, belts she can easily dress up with.

 

The brand started in 2019 mainly as a perfumery which took a year and half prior to create concepts, look for partners that could try out the smells and scents that they were looking for, then evolved, adding other elements of fashion.

The JSM Luxury Fragrance Collection is a modern fragrance brand which is inspired by the rich Aromas of the Middle East and the Orient. To JSM, each scent tells its own story and is made from exquisitely blended ingredients that break with tradition to express the many moods of both classic and contemporary women.

 

The unique Eau de Parfum sprays fragrance line is created for an individual, seeking the exuberance of youth and a hint of mischief. The selections of unique scents can be worn solely, or layered with JSMs wide range of Eau de Parfum pure oils for a unique and individual effect and create one’s own signature scent.

 

The MPrah Sisters mentioned on the launch day that, “In here, you’ll find clothes that are unique and a little bit different. We are not looking to sell clothes that women will only wear once and that’s it. We are looking to sell things that women can add on to what they have in their wardrobes and keep them for as long as they like.”

 

She further mentioned that: “The clothes are carefully selected from chosen brands that make quality items.”

 

The shop stocks clothes and accessories like jewelry, reading glasses, sunglasses, watches from brands like Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Chloe, Channel, Motley London, Thomas Sabo, Coach, and modern everyday fashion jewelry sourced from Dubai that will complement any outfit.

 

In the JSM Collection shop, you will also find handbags from Gucci, Michael Kors, Christian Dior, Prada and London brands that are “high street” like Massimo Dutti and Other Stories.

 

The shop also has an extensive collection of clothes from designers like J Crew, Neiman Marcus, Biba, Whistles, Marks & Spencer, Other Stories, and Nigerian brand Nkwo.

 

JSM wants to highlight the good sense of fashion and creativity of Africans through stocking these varieties of clothes and accessories to show how women can match African and western outfits.

 

The JSM Collection Shop is located at New Achimota, right beside Chef Zack restaurant and a few meters away from the Kinsby Hotel.

 

Find more about JSM Collection on Instagram @jsm_collection and Call or WhatsApp: 050 316 0312

 

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Brango Clothing Offers Huge Discount on International Brands this Christmas!

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Brango, the international men’s fashion brand from Turkey, has launched in Ghana with a world class store in Accra. The new store is dishing out massive discounts on men’s clothing in December 2021.

Brango offers the stylish contemporary man who wants to be well groomed, a wide variety of affordable modern clothing to choose from.

Established in 2005 in Turkey, Brango has become one of the important players of the menswear fashion worldwide. In Ghana, Brango first appeared on the market in 2015, when J&S Primal Limited (Primal Shirts & Suits) introduced the first batch of products in the country.

With this new store opening, Ghana joins the ranks of Dubai, Iran, France and Turkey, as countries that have a world class model store.

The plush new store, located on the Spintex road in Accra, is a modern space that stocks a large collection of the latest affordable fashion pieces suitable for every occasion.

Speaking at the store opening, managing Director of J&S Primal ltd, Mrs Susana Ribeiro said, ‘We realised it is difficult finding quality yet affordable clothing for today’s quintessential man in Ghana, so we decided to source for one of the best brands to supply us quality clothing that is affordable for all. Brango GH is here to stay. “We even have advanced plans to start local production soon”, Susan added.

The store was opened earlier on August 28, 2021. In attendance was award winning blogger, Ameyaw Debrah, and Ghana International football star, Prince Tagoe, who were both treated to a special shopping experience.

Locate the Brango GH shop on the Spintex road, Accra, adjacent Palace shopping mall.
Contact Brango on telephone 0509958888, or follow Brango.gh on social media or visit http://www.brango.com.gh/

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Ghanaian Fashion Brand JOEY debuts Menswear line Alpha

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Ghanaian fashion brand JOEY debuts its menswear line Alpha with the “DNA Collection” on Monday, 6th December, 2021 on their Instagram and social media platforms.

The clothing brand births its maiden collection which is inspired by the Alpha male, a man who is a leader, an innovator and a tastemaker. This collection is designed to reflect the boldness and drive for excellence of the Alpha man.

The collection strives to serve as an epitome of Distinction and Versatility. Key elements of this collection are: the use of  premium fabrics, sharp tailoring and cuts, as well as accessories that are aesthetically pleasing and functional. The pieces in the collection can be mixed and matched for different settings which reveals how versatile and cohesive the collection is.

“The Alpha man is charismatic and commands respect in every setting, therefore it is important that he is able to dress up and dress down without losing the essence of the clothes and the position he occupies.” says the Creative Director, Joshua Darko.

This capsule collection is made up of seven looks with one layered look which can be separated to create an additional look. These seven looks represent every day in the life of the alpha man with the transition from executive corporate settings to semi-formal settings and also social/ casual settings. With this collection, the Alpha man finds himself in the perfect outfit for every day of the week and for every occasion as his responsibilities and status requires.

The outfits come in colours like burnt orange and oxblood burgundy which are bold and mix and match well with each other.

The designer draws his inspiration from observing how people go about their daily activities and how clothes can enable them to excel in their roles. Joshua Darko, stated that he creates his unique designs by infusing functionality with modern tailoring to ensure that when his garments are worn, there is class, comfort and confidence to show up as one’s best.

The Alpha man stands out from among his peers and this collection provides just the right clothes to do that and more.

Find out more about the DNA Collection on Instagram: @joey_thebrand. Alpha

is available via:  email: joeythebrand@gmail.com Instagram: @joey_thebrand.

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