West African Korean friend share a link with me on facebook showing the picture above. She basically said that the models are supposed to be wearing African costumes and I decided to reply as though she had asked me what I thought about the picture. Anyway I told her that I felt it was 50% African. I replied that I was happy the photo shot was not filled with women in animal skins and masks (you know like Western interpretations of African fashion). I should have actually said it was 80% African or even 100%. The reason? Well while examining the picture, I noticed that I could trace some of the outfits to specific tribes, for example, I am pretty sure that the woman wearing white on the far right is wearing Fulani traditional clothing. Anyway, I’d like to know what you think? Does this qualify as African fashion?
P.S. Today was my graduation! I didn’t wear a hat in the end so I felt that I should not have done my hair in braids. On the flip side I got a lot of compliments, people seem to like my braids though I did not like it even while the girls were doing my hair. And everyone seems to think I lost weight though my Kenyan friend says my face looks refreshed and rounder. Is it a complimenet when people say you’ve lost weight? I just don’t know.