Sunday, 20 January 2013

Wax on/Wax off: Ankara Style

Don't you just hate it when your favourite African print accessory starts to fade? Either the fabric of your Ankara clad bag skims the wrong part of the floor or some questionable wall OR you touch your face smudging the Mac studio fix which you so artistically painted on just hours before, and end up staining your beloved print earrings! (Ok, slightly melodramatic, we know...but it happens!)

Although most don't come with care instructions, we all know not to put our print accessories in the wash. So then where does that leave your favourite piece? Neglected at the bottom of your jewellery box? Well, not anymore...

Let's introduce you to the accessory heavy weights who protect the ankara in their designs, so that you don't have to!

Joansu -
Joansu Cuff

Handmade from the finest materials inlcuding precious metal, precious stones, resin and textiles (such as wax printed textiles - Ankara), the bold Joansu Women and Joansu Heros (Men) collections are limited edition to guarantee your exclusivity.

Designing alternately from her ateliers in London and Paris, designer Adjoa Acquah's vision behind the Joansu brand is to explore the impressions of travel and movement on the creative design process and in so doing, fuses her two great loves.

We especially love pieces from Joansu's Africanista Conversations:

Joansu -

Joansu -

Joansu -

Joansu -


Ugos Boutique lookbook image -
The brain child of Ugonna Hosten, accessories from Ugo's boutique are made from wax print oil cloth meaning they're practically waterproof and can be wiped clean if needed. As described by the London based accessories label "UGO is the very first of its kind; to offer oilcloth bags using traditional African fabrics. We describe ourselves as an afro-pop fashion accessories label, presenting you with exceedingly delicious arm candy.

"We know how discerning you are and how important it is for you to have that exclusive, high-quality, statement piece that gorgeously accents your outfit."

And what a statement these are:
Ugo's Boutique -
Concentrics Leather Embossed Compact Frame Purse

Ugo's Boutique coin purse -
Figure 8 Leather Embossed Compact Frame Purse

Ugo's Boutique African Wax shopper -
Blue Berries Structured shopper

Ugo's Boutique Kente print shopper -
Floral Havana Kente Print Structured shopper
Ugo's Boutique African Print Satchel -
Figure 8 Oil cloth and Leather trimmed Satchel

Ugo's Boutique African Print Satchel -
Sunkissed Sparrow Oil cloth and Leather trimmed Satchel

Ugo's Boutique African Print Bucket Bag -
Sunkissed Sparrow Leather Tassled Bucket Bag

Ugo's Boutique African Print Wallet -
Sunkissed Sparrow Compact Framed Wallet

Miry By Carpe Diem ankara wax bangles -

With a focus on creating high quality footwear and accessories for women, the French brand Miry by Carpe Diem deliver the most perfect high gloss ankara finish on the products in their line:
Miry By Carpe Diem ankara wax heels -

Miry By Carpe Diem ankara wax wedges -

Miry By Carpe Diem ankara wax peep toe -

Miry By Carpe Diem ankara wax shoes -

Miry By Carpe Diem ankara wax pumps -

Miry By Carpe Diem ankara wax wedge -

We LOVE - Original, Beautiful, Indestructible, Unique African Print!
Click on the brand names to find out more

1 comment:

  1. African Wax Print Fabrics made by finest materials and quality also very good. i love African wax print.