Stubborn yet stylish

It may be the silly season, but it’s also the season of sports carnivals in Freetown. This means that on any given afternoon, you can visit the National Stadium and watch schools from across the peninsula compete their asses off in an all-in sporting orgy. What usually happens is that the students dress in their ‘house’ colours – either blue, green, yellow or red. This is the same system we had when I was in primary school, wow nothing has changed in 55 years!

Ali is in fact breaking a very serious school rule right here in front of us by not wearing his house colours. He is part of the red house but has different ideas about his colour chart. “I don’t like red, I like pink so I wore all pink. I feel good in these clothes”. And what did Ali’s teacher have to say about this? “Ali is a very stubborn boy who is not following the system”. Thank you Mr Kargbo. Ali, you may be blatantly ignoring Mr Kargbo but you look damn fine while doing it.

White on white Christmas

You can always rely on Fashpack regular Reverend Emmanuelle Benson Palmer to dress for an occasion. At last week’s Sanctuary Praise Service leading up to Christmas, Freetown’s very own sapeur was outdoing all his fellow worshipers in this dapper little get-up.

The layers of white chosen by the Rev. look fancy enough to wear to an all-white Beyonce/J-Zee vowel renewal ceremony (yes they will demand their guests to wear all white for that inevitable occasion right?). But it’s the tweed jacket that makes this outfit pop, unexpected and slightly incongruous, somehow it’s the icing on this Christmas cake.