Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It’s true that ‘civilization can only rise where the art of writing is known. It is also true that before there was literature there was Orality. I have written a sub-heading just a little above and called it “Language Reflects Culture, Traditions, Customs Tranditions and I may just add a little and their Meanings, and it was my aim to highlight, denote and connote what language is to a people. The great Sotho novel Chaka by Thomas Mofolo was an indication of the monumentality of this struggle. Mofolo unequivocally condemned pre-modern and pre-colonial African history as essentially barbaric and backward, and ‘Christian’ modernity is represented as the very essence of enlightenment and progress. Without renouncing their Christian beliefs, the founding of ‘independent’ New African newspapers, John Tengo Jabavu’s Imvo Zabantsundu (1884, African Opinion), Solomon T. Plaatje’s Tsala ea Batho (1912, The … Read the rest
Now that you are in your 20s, you may not consider a skin care routine is for you. These are easy photos to find on the Web-Of Africans looking like savage and barbaric-like, next to their masters clad in Bush boots, safari hats, smoking pipes and carrying a cane, with one-eyed glass for effective measure… Us, our backs bent, practically naked and having on our back the Master’s whole load. These are the images the world sees about us. Whenever cultural videos are played, many people from the West see “Tities” when women are bare-chested, with beads draped pall over them-They look at women’s behind, when women are wearing their cultural skirts-All is porn that which is our culture to us. “As people play the shallow ‘color’ game, African people, on the continent, are in dire economic and political circumstances. Africans remain victims of foreign powers who operate only in … Read the rest
As editors, we’re always eager to give a good shopping recommendation, and this time is no different. In this episode of the things Who What Wear editors are loving, the topic is designer investments. With fashion’s spring collections finally hitting stores, it can feel a bit overwhelming with so many new styles competing for the spotlight. It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of an It-piece making the rounds on social media, but at the end of the day is it really worth the splurge?
Today, we’re highlighting the seasonal luxury items our editors would actually shell out big bucks for. The decision to buy something pricey isn’t one we take lightly either–there’s always a level of practicality that goes into whether we think a designer piece is truly worth it or not. And considering that we’re all privy to the latest designer drops and are practically … Read the rest
When you laugh, cry or show any emotion you activate the muscles in your face. Kapha skin is more prone to clogging and needs more cleansing than other skin types. Be careful to avoid greasy, clogging creams. Likewise, avoid heavy, hard to digest foods like fried foods, fatty meats, cheeses and rich desserts. Eat more light, easy to digest, astringent, bitter and pungent (well-spiced) foods as they balance kapha. Olive oil is the best cooking oil and a little ginger and lime juice can be taken before meals to increase your characteristically sluggish digestive fire. Take warm baths often and use gentle cleansers to open the skin pores. Avoid getting constipated and try to get some exercise every day to increase circulation and help purify the skin through the sweating process. Although everyone in Wales speaks English, over half a million people speak Welsh. Cymraeg, the welsh word for the … Read the rest
Women all over the world tend to own more pairs of shoes than their men counterparts. Now go out there and buy some fruits, vegetables and healthy foods, take the stairs, walk to the store and when you come back, go online and start doing research on natural skin care creams and lotions. Cows are given as a nexus of building relationship with other peoples or to those one is marrying into, the consultation of the herbalist and spiritual healers has the same practices, approach and beliefs attached to them, how children are brought up, the care of the pregnant and sick, the games children play, the preparation for war, circumcision practices, customs, culture and rites, the respect for the maternal side of families and societies, the laws and rules of and for the shepherd-boys, their laws for the Kings, how they managed and distributed and regulated different types of … Read the rest
All the Ways to Wear is a monthly series where we round up the personal twists the Who What Wear team is putting on one particular item, style, or trend. Whether it’s the trending denim of the moment or the season’s It print, we hope to inspire your daily outfits and up the cost per wear on some of our favorite items.
Since wearing face masks on a daily basis became the new normal, we’ve been reconsidering our makeup routines. (Sorry lipsticks, but you won’t be seeing the light of day for a while.) Last month, we asked a celebrity makeup artist how to enhance our eyes since they’re essentially the only part of our face visible while using a mask. Her tips included swiping on two shades of mascara, elongating the brows, and using a lightweight under-eye concealer. Now we’re taking things up a notch with something fun for … Read the rest
Welcome to On the Hunt, a series where we reveal our latest affordable finds at Walmart. From wardrobe staples and trendy accessories to the best in home décor and beauty, expect to find exceptional items at even more impressive prices.
Each season, I look forward to seeing which styles, colors, and prints will rise above the rest and be deemed trends by the fashion world. Not to brag, but my fellow editors and I are usually spot on with our predictions. There is always a handful I’ll immediately gravitate toward while others feel a bit less realistic for my everyday life. (I’m looking at you, thong dresses and low-rise jeans.) This spring, I’m pleased to say there are quite a few trends that fall into the wearable category, and I’m already incorporating many of them into my own wardrobe.
Top contenders include tie-dye prints (yes, again!), shades of tangerine and … Read the rest
With the current trend being to a lot of unisex clothing styles what we wear on our feet is sure to come to question. On the other hand common creams use chemical ingredients and synthetic substances that are not healthy for your skin like parabens, petrolatum, alcohol, fragrances and mineral oil. We acquire power if we know something and or everything about our cultures, etc. When we begin to learn and have a sense and more concrete knowledge about our culture, by looking it as it in it its whole wholesomeness(Holistically), we begin to understand, see and recognize, and observe more similarities in dancing styles, hand-clapping, voicing, circle-formations, and half moon patterns crisscrossing lines, snake-like, and choreographic back and forth movements in-sync and patterned precisely, with a flurry and changing shapes, and forms on and of their same bright and energetic colors, Polyrhythmic syncopated sounds, explosiveness, and rhythm of all … Read the rest
Minimalism isn’t necessarily a term I’d use to describe my style, however, for all my love of dramatic trends I can never turn down quality basics. A steady arsenal of reliable wardrobe staples just makes getting dressed that much easier, and once I find ones that I love I make sure to stock up in multiples. Easily the basic I sartorially lean on the most is a simple white t-shirt. It’s a big part of my daily spring uniform of jeans and a blazer, but of course, it’s also handy for layering underneath the multitude of sweater vests and cardigans I own.
I get so many questions asking which white t-shirts rise above the others, and today, I’m laying out the brands and styles that have carved out a permanent place in my closet. While there are so many shapes and necklines to choose from–boxy to form-fitting, and v-neck to … Read the rest