Monday, July 26, 2010

Africa calling

The World Cup in South Africa is now over but Africa is in full swing. Their fashion is blooming with incredibly bold gorgeous patterns, young designers who are taking their traditions and making treasures. Sophisticated silhouettes, bold prints, gorgeous traditional fabrics, eye catchers in one word. Jewel by Lisa (and the diffusion line JbyLisa) is a great example of thisLisa Folawiyo is the talent behind the brand and has already debuted her collection in NY and Paris. Lisa was the first to use the nigerian ankara fabric for luxurious collection and if you ask me, she did a gorgeous job. 

Jewel By Lisa





The beautiful JbyLisa diffusion collection can be found at the fabulous My Asho


35 comments:

  1. these are stunning choices. in love with the peacock dress!!!

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  2. Those patterns are so pretty:) The top maxi is stunning:)
    Kisses,sweetie and have a fun afternoon:)

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  3. Gorgeous, unique pieces! I am loving both pieces in the 2nd row!

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  4. Wow, great patterns!!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  5. wow, i love the first dress... sleek!!!!

    Taylor
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/taymaree

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  6. These are amaaaazing!!!esp the first dress and the bright orange ones!

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  7. So pretty, I really love these looks!

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  8. So fun colors and patterns! Love the maxi dress! xo

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  9. all of these looks are gorgeous and look so lux.

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  10. As an Afro-Brit, darling I agree with you 100%. Her collection is amazing. Cheers for sharing luv.

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  11. I adore the bold, tribel patterns! :)

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  12. Helena, I love that bright orange & pink dress. xo

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  13. I looove that orange dress! Gorgeous! xx

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  14. African prints are amazing. One of my good friends brought me back a lovely sundress and it's one of my favorites - i love these!!! So, stop by my blog to see the great reveal: An entire week of giveaways!!

    XOXO
    Kiki

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  15. Wow this is gorgeous!!! So my style. I really want that first red & white dress. These prints are amazing!

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  16. Ohhh..love this whole collection!

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  17. oooh, i have seen these and have wondered where they came from. thanks for sharing some background for us. super cute!!

    have a great day, helena!

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  18. The collections are so beautiful. I love the first dress. It's gorgeous.

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  19. That blue number with the chiffon sleeve is so beautiful!

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  20. Of course, have to agree that Africa is just bursting with inspiring - and often overlooked - design inspiration. Love these bright, bold prints!

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  21. I'm not much for prints, but these are way fun!

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  22. love the dresses!! not so sure about the haircuts...

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  23. such amazing patterns ! love it

    mp
    http://www.thepinkandblueblog.com/

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  24. I love all of these and I love seeing progress in Africa!

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  25. oh my word, these are soo lovely! you definitely don't see anything as eclectic as this in the US! great collection helena!!

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  26. I love all of these patterns! so pretty!

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  27. I haven't heard of this shop, but I'm dying over all of the belts!

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  28. Oh my goodness; her runway collection is absolutely STUNNING!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  29. i'm dying over these prints! and that golden yellow skirt at the bottom right is stunning! xx, Jane

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  30. Hello, just stumbled across your blog via oh, hello friend, you are loved.

    These are beautiful prints, I love the African style. I recently wrote a blog about an initiative by the International Trade Centre to get ethical African products supplied to luxury and high-fashion brands. It's a really inspiring progam that I think has great potential. You might find it interesting.

    http://rosalilium.blogspot.com/2010/07/africa-inspires-ethical-fashion.html

    I've really enjoyed reading your blog.

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  31. amazing patterns, I love the maxi dress.

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