Thursday, 25 October 2012

Best of the bunch ft. Adèle Dejak

We have decided to pay homage to Adèle Dejak whose line is comprised of handmade fashion accessories for the modern, sophisticated and multidimensional woman. Inspired by African shapes, textures and traditional techniques, her cutting-edge pieces sit perfectly between artefact and high fashion statement designs. Sit back and enjoy the best of four collections that she has designed, put into look books and categorised accordingly.

Adele Dejak -
Adèle Dejak - the brains behind the design

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

SHOE GAME CRAY: Keyshia Cole & Steve Madden

We may have died a little when we saw these cute little print numbers that Keyshia Cole is launching in partnership with Steve Madden. Not only has Keyshia been in the studio preparing to launch her Woman to Woman album, she has also been in the shoe kitchen cooking up a storm...busy lady!

The line is set to have have a festive feel ready for the party season. Rock up anywhere wearing these and you will need no introduction. We have no doubt that if you buy a pair of these bad boys when they are launched in November your shoe game will go from crazy to CRAY!

Keyshia Cole Steve Madden -

Monday, 22 October 2012

Af-Ccessory of the day: Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs

Put the fun back into your day with a little help from Craig Jacobs - take a look at our Af-Ccessory of the day:

Origami Necklace - Funduzi by Craig Jacobs -

Origami print fabric neck piece- Fun-does Craig Jacobs

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Imagine: Coca Cola Ankara Style!

Earlier on this year, The Coca-Cola company released two new artistic diet coke bottle designs by Jean Paul Gaultier - a homage to his famous perfume bottles.

Jean Paul Gaultier Diet coke bottle -
©Coca Cola 
More recently, JPG teamed up with Daisy Lowe and the latest bottle in the series entitled 'Tattoo' was also unveiled!

Jean Paul Gaultier Daisy Lowe Diet coke bottle -
Image © Rex Features - The new 'Tattoo' bottle and Model Daisy Lowe
who had the tattoo image projected unto her for the campaign!

This made us wonder...

...what would a Coca Cola bottle look like Ankara Style? 

And so true to ILA form, we came up with a kente print version of our own!


African Print Ankara Kente Coca Cola bottle -
Coca Cola in our dreams!

Coca Cola Ankara fizz! Ya like? 

Please note: Coke is a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company in the United States since March 27, 1944. This is just our interpretation of our ideal Coca Cola bottle and is in no way intended as an official image of the company. Dear Coca Cola Co. WE LOVE YOU!!! (Please don't sue us! Thanks! :D)

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Ankara Boutique: BHF Shopping Mall

BHF Shopping mall logo -

BHF is an online magazine and social community which promotes the fashion, art and lifestyle of Africa. 

The future, the movement, and the reformers. 


The urbanites, the classics, and the materialists. 

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Sneak Peek: Anita Quansah

We are in absolute AWE of jewellery designer Anita Quansah. 

And so imagine our excitement when Anita posted this image of a work-in-progress neck piece which incorporates African Print: 

Anita Quansah wearing a new piece -
Anita Quansah EXCLUSIVE!

Ankara love AMPLIFIED!!!