Style: Coloring Black and White

So I bought a new bag! A most lovely bag, as you can see. I restrained myself for weeks until remembering that I had something to celebrate, my new age, I went ahead and got the Harry Printed Mudcloth bag! Mind you, I did not get any cake...and I love cake. It is the print that won me over. Wonderful Lucy (I love Lucy!), the Harlem based designer and owner of Sidney and Sons, said it is a vintage bògòlanfini print. So since one does not get to be 29 loads of times (noticed the pattern yet? Like how much I am taking advantage of this age?) I went ahead and splurged a little! ^_^
The dress is an old favorite from H&M, the skirt was a gift from Mother's friend. The beaded scarf is a sample piece from my SS15 collection. I call it Maafio which means aunt. But you would only use the term in addressing your mother's younger sister(s); the older sister is maakpa. In my hair is the  Mateko Cocktail hat (inspired by the silhouette of a geisha's head).  If you ever meet a Mateko from Ghana, she is very likely to be of Ga-Adangbe ethnicity and her parent's oldest daughter. It is one of my favorite names. I made the beaded necklace this summer with the help of a new friend, Nancy, whom I think of as my knitting guru friend. She not only taught me how to make the necklace, she generously gave me the materials for it; so much material that I was able to to make another necklace for my best friend and I still have a lot of beads and thread left! The tan suede and silver necklace is handmade in Brooklyn by Izaskun. The beaded bracelet is by BoyBeads, and the fabric bracelet is my very own Happy Koryo. One of my earrings, the blue one, is handmade in Spain by Mimok and the green one is from a flea market. And that is all I am wearing in this shoot. Oh, but of course, the sneakers are Chucks. Got them from Marshalls! 
I wish you the sort of weekend you love to have.
Jane Odartey


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