Granny grunge

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.

GrannySomehow 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.

Little Africana Dress

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.Patricia_low_res
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.