Sure, a pair of denim shorts worn sans a shirt with some gold bling and a black and white cap is always going to look great but this is certainly not the most remarkable outfit we’ve seen this election season in Sierra Leone. What makes this outfit special is that it was worn while history was being made. Moments before the photo was taken, it was confirmed by the National Election Commission of Sierra Leone that Ernie B had made it to his second term. Thanks Alusine Kamara for taking the time to strike your victory pose while the streets erupted into complete and utter mayhem around you. And big ups to Mama Salone for holding peaceful and fair elections.
Like the Roland Mouret ‘Galaxy’, the Herve Leger ‘Bandage’ and the Vivienne Westwood ‘Carrie’, I think we’ve found a new ‘It’ dress right here in Freetown. Let’s just call it the Kadija ‘Explosion’. This little number has all the elements of a frock that I like:
- Colourful africana print – tick,
- Frilled sleeves and panels – tick,
- Elegant tailoring- tick,
- Can easily move from day to night – tick,
- 100% natural fibre – tick.
Thank you Kadija, and thank you ‘Explosion’. No doubt we’ll be seeing more of you soon.