A A K S

A A K S | Miss Moss

A A K S | Miss Moss

usually when i discover something that i love i want to write and blog about it immediately. i don’t have much patience for waiting – probably because i’m too excited to get the word out. but sometimes i come across a project that’s still in the making, and i watch it unfurl and develop before i can share it. that’s what it was like following Akosua Afriyie-Kumi on Instagram, the creator behind Ghanaian bag line A A K S. every day she would post beautiful behind-the-scenes images like this and this and this, and finally her website was launched.

YEVU

YEVU

i love the internet for just this reason: discovering a Ghanaian inspired fashion label, started by an Australian print lover, thanks to a recommendation from an Aussie internet friend, who i have never met, and now lives in London. YEVU was started by Anna Robertson who, after a year of living in Ghana, decided to bring the vibrant West African textiles to her home town of Sydney. she was particularly inspired by the print-on-print aesthetic of the locals, who aren’t afraid to be bold in their sartorial choices.

hup holland, i’m never ghana give you up

ghana-holland

football fever is still going – it’s the netherlands vs brazil in just 15 minutes time, and ghana vs urugay tonight. as you may have guessed i’m rooting for holland (my extended family are kaaskoppe hehe) and ghana (viva afrika). i’m also supporting germany because of even more familial connections; they’ll be playing argentina in cape town on saturday, what a game that’s going to be! i would be a bit disappointed if it ended up being just south american teams in the world cup… but i’m still going to enjoy this tournament to the very end no matter what the outcome.

ghana film posters

ghana-cujo

In the 1980s video cassette technology made it possible for “mobile cinema” operators in Ghana to travel from town to town and village to village creating temporary cinemas.  In order to promote these showings, artists were hired to paint large posters of the films & were given the artistic freedom to paint the posters as they desired – often adding elements that weren’t in the actual films, or without even having seen the movies.