Why Can’t a Smart Woman Love Fashion? – by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I read this article on ELLE by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  about how after years of dressing down to make the right impression, novelist Chimamanda wises up to a truth that her Nigerian mother has known all along. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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As a child, I loved watching my mother get dressed for Mass. She folded and twisted and pinned her ichafu until it sat on her head like a large flower. She wrapped her george—heavy beaded cloth, alive with embroidery, always in bright shades of red or purple or pink—around her waist in two layers. The first, the longer piece, hit her ankles, and the second formed an elegant tier just below her knees. Her sequined blouse caught the light and glittered. Her shoes and handbag always matched. Her lips shone with gloss. As she moved, so did the heady scent of Dior Poison. I loved, too, the way she dressed me in pretty little-girl clothes, lace-edged socks pulled up to my calves, my hair arranged in two puffy bunny-tails. My favorite memory is of a sunny Sunday morning, standing in front of her dressing table, my mother clasping her necklace around my neck, a delicate gold wisp with a fish-shape pendant, the mouth of the fish open as though in delighted surprise.
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VOTE: Which dress should I wear?

My cousin’s wedding is in a week and I still cannot decide what to wear for the evening party. It is going to be at this swanky hotel ballroom in the city. I have three new dresses and they are … Continue reading

Wedding Outfits: Dos and Don’ts

My cousin is getting married in 10 days and all I can think about is what the heck am I going to wear. It is an all day event and that means I will need to be spot-on in selecting the outfit that I can wear through out the day and then change into another outfit for the dinner party.

Here are some wedding outfits dos and don’ts, I found while searching for some guidance:

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