Pink is quite frankly the best colour in the world

I’ve had an unhealthy obsession with pink since my mother dressed me in a pink mother-care by-post onesie. Sure it can look cheap, sickly and predictable but no other shade comes close in terms of feel-good sugar high sweetness. I think these three Freetown ladies, all with very different pink pallettes, show us why Pretty in Pink Barbie is the best and the Pink Ladies were not called the Blue Ladies.
Sarah embraces the colour of love in this playful ensemble that mixes several shades of delicious fuschia.  The headscarf is particularly eye catching and the plastic sandals bring it all so nicely together.
A crisp pair of pink slacks, pink shirt and a dazzling smile. Philipa’s style is unrivaled in my office. Except by Aunty Edith of course.




..and actually Christiana comes close as well. This Africana matchy is a gorgeous candy pink featuring some elegant sateen panels creating a flared effect around the hem matched by the frill around the neck.

Mr T sports the same haircut as his namesake

Freetown boxer Mr T has drawn inspiration for his look from 80’s TV soldier of fortune ‘B A. Barracus’ from the hit series The A-team played of course by the original Mr T. This Mr T is sporting a genuine mohawk, not a faux hawke and definitely not a weave. He told me that the original Mr T is his hero because he is also a great boxer. My memory of the original Mr T did not involve boxing. After wasting half an hour on the net searching for a boxing link I found nothing. Mr T – your mohawk is cool but you need to check your facts. I did however discover the following interesting fact about the original Mr T:

He gave up virtually all his gold, one of his identifying marks, after helping with the cleanup after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He said, “As a Christian, when I saw other people lose their lives and lose their land and property…I felt that it would be a sin before God for me to continue wearing my gold. I felt it would be insensitive and disrespectful to the people who lost everything, so I stopped wearing my gold.”

What a generous guy!

And a close up of Mr T. Look closely and you can see how he has shaved his name in the side of his head.