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Bryan Traylor: Talks Photography and His New Show

Bryan Traylor: Talks Photography and His New Show

Some kids grow up knowing what they want to be from a very early age but Bryan Traylor didn’t. He spent his childhood moving a lot and spent time on his own-mostly outside. The infamous, “Go outside and play,” was his staple growing up. But he learned to appreciate how the trees moved and the...
Design School of Africa Spring/Summer 2011: The Vogue of Contemporary Fashion

Design School of Africa Spring/Summer 2011:
The Vogue of Contemporary Fashion

Living in an era where fashion meets social responsibilities, many fashion gurus have taken innovative approaches with their design ideas; promoting change and making difference around the globe. The upcoming Spring/Summer 2011 collections are more aspiring than ever as we see designers showing off their latest African inspired collections off the runways of London, Paris,...

AFR“O”STYLE: Who we are and What we believe?

What is AfrOStyle Magazine about? It is African; and also a Multicultural Fashion Editorial Magazine. We recognize the diversity and complexities of the human race and their unique cultural breath (style). Every culture has a rich, deep breath or style that cannot be ignored or marginalized. The spirit of a nation can be found in...

I Make My Own Rules

I’ve been led to believe that dating in the days of our fore fathers was cheaper and more fun than it is now. My parents for instance met as young cadet officers in Police College. My dad would say it was my mom’s long hair that attracted him in the first place whilst my mom...
Significance of Proverbs in Africa and Beyond

Significance of Proverbs in Africa and Beyond

The sayings of Africa are some of the most profound words you’ll ever hear. My mother never fails to throw in a handful of Ibo proverbs to keep in mind and keep me grounded whenever we’re deep in conversations. Take the famous Tanzanian proverb “many hands make light work”. This is a saying that’s been...
The “Choose Haiti” Bracelet

The “Choose Haiti” Bracelet

Choose Haiti, an initiative of Blanket America that’s focused on creating sustainable jobs in Haiti by building demand for Haitian-made products, has launched a fund-raiser and awareness campaign called the “Choose Haiti Bracelet”. Haitians displaced after the earthquake make the bracelet in Haiti using recycled newspaper and water bottles that are collected from the streets...

I Love You Pass My Garri and Soup: Dating Then and Now

Back in the day up until the third quarter of the twentieth century, dating in my country Nigeria and in the continent Africa was definitely more relaxed than it was prior to that time but more sublime than what it is now. Dating didn’t exist because marriages were pre-arranged by fathers with no input by...

Who’s Who

Fashion LaQuan Smith “LaQuan Smith LLC” Recently launched in 2010, La Quan showcased his collection “Water Goddess” featuring handcrafted tailored clothing reminiscent of the ocean, sand, sea creatures, and ethereal goddesses. The LaQuan Smith woman is the personification of modernity, sensuality, and liberation in femininity. At only the age of 22, LaQuan Smith has dressed...
AFROTASTE:  “Texas de Brazil” Churrascaria

AFROTASTE: “Texas de Brazil” Churrascaria

The vast plains of the southern most region of Brazil are called the “Rio Grande do Sul”. This area is cattle country; the nutrient rich prairie is grazing heaven. The Gauchos or South American cowboys would prepare feast for their families by slow roasting the various meats over an open pit with reasonable greens and...
AfroBeauty: African Body Art

AfroBeauty: African Body Art

Many of today’s body arts have their roots in African ancestral or ethnic body art. From scarification to body paints, body decoration has long been held in high regard in many African tribes. Fairly common in West Africa, New Guinea, the Congo and Southern Sudan, in many groups the body’s seen as a canvas for...
Marie Daulne’s Zap Mama

Marie Daulne’s Zap Mama

Marie Daulne, the founder and fronting member of Zap Mama since the early 1990s, has lived a life that rivals Homer’s Odyssey. Filled with peril and triumph, globe-spanning quests, and a series of personal achievements that seem almost heroic in scope, her story is one of epic proportions in the annals of world music. She...
Long Beach Museum of Arts: Celebrating Sixty Years of Excellence

Long Beach Museum of Arts: Celebrating Sixty Years of Excellence

The Long Beach Museum of Art is located on Ocean Boulevard in the Bluff Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California. Overlooking the Long Beach Harbor, the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and the Queen Mary, the Museum occupies the historic 1912 Elizabeth Milbank Anderson house (once a summer home) and carriage house (both attributed to architect...