NEW BLOG POST: What does Africa have to do with The Great Gatsby? A lot apparently. The Great Gatsby is set in the Roaring Twenties, an era that was characterized by economic and social changes such as technological innovation (automobiles, electricity etc.), the jazz age and flapper culture. Much like that age, many parts of Africa are currently undergoing a modern-day cultural renaissance from African prints to Afro beats. In all of this, Keem Harun has simply found a way to fuse African prints with 1920s fashion and he calls his Fall 2017 collection The Great African Gatsby. Click the link in my bio to read the full blog post with pictures!
Put your game face on. It's Monday and it's gonna be a good day!
NEW BLOG POST: Wearing #africanprints to work can be a tricky ordeal. There is a general unspoken idea that #ankarastyle is too bold for the boardroom. Is this true or a fallacy? I think it depends on your personal style and how you pair the pieces of clothing together. I did a collaboration a while ago with Canadian online retailer of African fashion @kuwalaco where I styled one of their dresses for work and it looked absolutely stunning. In this post, I share a few of my tips for wearing African prints to the office. Check it out by clicking the link in my bio!
Watch The Video: Lovely print styles and embellished ankara from @lisafolawiyo
Darling, you're different! Never forget that. Regardless of whatever you think, there is no one like you and no one can do the things you do! Repost: @pinkandflowersluv
So you want to be a Bond girl? ;) I would like to introduce you to the first Aviator line, the Bond frames from @bohten made from wood and acetate. It comes in clear, pink and grey blue tints! You can get these glasses at a fraction of the original price when you pre-order today by supporting Bohten's crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com; they'll arrive just in time for Christmas and will make perfect gifts for your friends and family! Click on the link in my bio to read the full brand story, view the entire collection and show your support by placing an order!
Focus on this moment, right here and now. Be anchored, rooted and grounded where you are all the while aspiring for the best in life. Work towards improving your life, your relationships and the world. Have a great day! Repost: @commshub
Fun fact about @bohten eyewear: the glasses are made to be lightweight so they sit perfectly on your face for maximum comfort. The 2018 collection is an upgrade upon what you see in this pic and is currently available for pre order. Be the first person to view the collection. Click the link in my bio to check out the new styles and pre-order via Kickstarter!
No matter what happens in your life today, just stay laser focused. Keep paying attention to your future goals and be committed to personal growth. At the end of the day, this is all you can really do. Image credit: @curlfluence
While taking a break from hosting eco-themed events in 2012, Co-founder @nanaboatengosei reconnected with his roots and the idea to make glasses out of the richest discarded material sourced from the Volta Region in Ghana was born. Click the link in my bio to support their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the new 2018 collection, which is an innovation on their most popular styles! Bohten is an eco-luxury eyewear line that was born out of a dream to merge fashion with the love of nature. Your contribution matters. Pledge your support now and choose from a variety of cool rewards! #bohten5 Click link in bio! :)
... because there is a superwoman in all of us! You are the center of attraction in your own story. Don't ever let anyone make you feel any different!
Fashion meets nature as Bohten Eyewear launches its @Kickstarter campaign on September 12th, 2017. The use of wood including reclaimed materials from Ghana and other parts of Africa is just one of the many things that makes @bohten unique. The rationale is simple - to make beautiful glasses out of things that others have thrown away. They also have a genius Vision of Change that involves revolutionizing the manufacturing industry in Africa led by Co-founder and CEO @nanaboatengosei Don't just think about sustainable fashion. Think Bohten. Join me to save the date and show your support on September 12th, 2017. (Direct link to campaign will be in my bio on Sept. 12!) Photo credit - @muse_mohammed @bohten
Currently Craving: I need more chocolate in my life... part of self-care Sunday is to treat yourself!
Women who are changing the world...such a huge inspiration! Photo credit: @ava
Celebrity Rihanna (@badgalriri) talks about her new line of beauty products called @fentybeauty which has a product for every skintone. Loving it! Video credit: @ririhannavy8
Style meets substance with @bohten eyewear made with reclaimed materials from West Africa! This one goes to all of you in the UK and surrounding areas! Come out for an exciting weekend of giveaways, music and cocktails over at @eyelondonopticians in #Hackney, London. The event will feature their Aristotle and Limited Legend Black Collection from September 15th - 17th (11am-5pm) Bohten is an eco-luxury eyewear line that believes in social entrepreneurship, cultural development and sustainability! Save the dates! Image credit: @bohten
Fall Fashion: Wow, it looks like coats are back in season and this one has my name written all over it. Step into fall in style! Double tap this post if you agree! Image credit: @trishocouture
Current Situation: So, I am kind of feeling the fear on a lot of things right now but choosing to wade into the deep end, jump of the cliff's edge and whatever else that life would have me to do. The whole point is to feel the fear (false evidence appearing real) and still do it anyway...because there is a quiet strength that also lies in our ability to be vulnerable to the times...
Never give up for I tell you, good news is just around the corner! I am a living testament to that!
Watch The Video: You don't need a cocktail of different hair products to take care of your curls. Find out why Maui Moisture's Curl Quench line is one of my go-to products for this fall. As the harsh, dry weather closes in, I know I can count on Maui Moisture to heal and hydrate! Brand: @mauimoisture #mauimoisture
Love fully. Love completely. Love naturally. Love unconditionally. And don't ever apologize for loving the best way you know how...
Watch The Video: She is savvy and successful, classy and confident, bold and beautiful. When she walks down the street, everybody wants to see! Short video but so damn saucy! I'm loving it. 😍😍 Brand: @kaelakayonline Model: @sherry_nicolle
NEW BLOG POST: How emerging designers can beat their competition. The truth is that you will always have competitors and some of them will be better than you but there are many ways to get around this problem. Click the link in my bio to read the full blog post or visit my website: www.jamilakyari.com! Image: @znakdesigns
Happy Saturday! I woke up bright and early today then jumped from bed to an interesting You Glo Girl #youglogirl call with my mentor. We discussed 8 winning strategies for selling ideas, brands and products that I am going to share with you: 1. Build relationship capital 2. Give, Give, Give, Then Ask 3. Know your elevator/sales pitch 4. Increase sales, decrease costs 5. Get client testimonials 6. Host events in your city 7. Accessibility and location 8. Sales is guaranteed to work That is part of my day in a nutshell. What are you doing today? Image: @art_above_all
Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Jamila Kyari and I'm more than just a fashion blogger. I help fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands make a meaningful connection to their audiences online so they can increase their digital footprint, build brand recognition and make a profit. I have recently launched a suite of consulting services that include a social media boot camp and a digital marketing accelerator. Don't sleep on this one. Send me a message if you're ready and serious about taking your brand to the next level. Or visit: www.jamilakyari.com/workwithme to complete the online application form and I will get back to you within the next 48 hrs if you are a good fit. Scared of commitment? Click the link in my bio and sign up for my newsletter to get industry tips, tools and tricks. In exchange, I will send you a FREE style guide. (Link is in bio!)
Ladies, which one is your favorite? Tag a friend or double tap if you like this post! Image: @arabianbeautyonline
Dresses in yellow print with hints of black! Looks I love from designer Kyle Gervacy's SS18 collection which showcased at African Fashion Week Toronto. Visit www.jamilakyari.com or click the link in my bio to read all about the fashion week and view pictures! Brand: @kylegervacy Photo: @cjcromwell
I'm sending out some sincere prayers for Houston! And for everyone who has been involved in the flooding. So many people have lost their homes and property. It's really heartbreaking to see how natural disasters can make our modern civilization just stop in a matter of seconds. Life is so fragile. Please show your support by putting your money where your mouth is. Make a donation and remember that no amount is ever too small to make a difference. Global warming and climate change is real...this is just one of many effects. So, go to Google and research an organization to make a donation to. Follow the news and make sure you're doing something to help. You can impact the world around you by your gift of giving!