Trend watch: Socks at the beach

It seems like an unthinkable fashion choice, wearing socks without shoes to the beach. Samira insisted the reason behind it was all to do with function. The fine white sands of Tokeh Beach, just outside of Freetown, are too rough for her delicate feet.

Socks on the beachSamira’s entire beach look is as original as those socks. The jaunty fedora is perfect for warding off the harsh rays, directional sunglasses are a must-have accessory during the harmatan glare and  a lick of pink gloss on the lip is, let’s face it, good for any occasion.

Who is Pink?

When I complimented Hannah on her resemblance to inexplicably popular singer ‘Pink’, she responded with the question “Who is Pink?”.

Hannah_low_resApart from the obvious reply “A singer with pink hair”, it’ a hard question to answer that possibly deserves an episode of “Who do you think you are?”. In the meantime let’s take a perve at Freetown’s version of that  pop/rock sensation whose songs we probably cannot name. Hannah’s outfit is relaxed and paired back, a skinny jean and a directional print top with a simple sandal. She saves all the effort for that incredible hair.

Hannah_face_low_res“It’s just a wig, it’s not my real hair” reveals Hannah. According to the Pink doppel, achieving this edgy 90’s rocker chick look involves the purchase of a basic blonde wig then a clever and cost efficient home dye job plus some cleaning up with the scissors. “People always notice my hair, it is my identity and it makes me feel happy when people look and say you have beautiful hair”.