Isatu is wearing an outfit which reminds me in many ways of my university days (that sentence makes me sound like I went to uni in the swinging 60s, I didn’t ). A polyester floral skirt and a scarf with flecks of shimmery fabric were a couple of go-to items I just could not have lived without.
Somehow this 83 year old grandmother pulls it off with a lot more flair than what I ever managed. Yep, this outfit would have been perfect for crowd surfing at a Hole concert followed by a late night session of bucket bongs in a dark lounge room that smells of Champion Ruby. Are they Blundstone Boots under her dress? 1995 really was a fashionable time.
The silly season has well and truly arrived and what every girl’s wardrobe needs is a Little Africana Dress (LAD). Unlike its less vibrant sister the LBD, the LAD is not afraid to punch you in the face with a whole heap of colour and print. LAD devotee and Fourah Bay College student Patricia was off to some Friday afternoon drinks when we met.
This colour block and print combo is nipped at the waist with a thin belt giving the whole thing structure. It’s a look that can travel from the office to a Chrissy party and home again. Patricia’s Rihanna style ‘do turns up the sexy vibe a notch, leaving heads turning and ladies all over Freetown screaming out for their own version of the LAD.