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Alma Mater Lookbook

New Lookbook guys!

I released my last two lookbooks, “Top Button” and “Palm Wine and Teacups” back in 2014, so it’s been a while!

As always, Friday Born’s Collections are all about mixing contemporary with traditional, and this time I was inspired by recently graduating from uni, and hence named it ‘Alma Mater’.

The collection has a really preppy feel, with some direct collegiate references, such as the ‘est 1957’ jersey and the kente pinafore. I also loved the fabrics I sourced, in particular, the Great-Britain-themed kente in blue, red and white.

Double E studios, once again, smashed the photography and editing, and really helped to get my theme across with the set. My models, Raquel Okine, Seyi Onuga and Peter Essien slayed in front of the camera and my make-up artist, Eileen Ceokorie made them look perfect.

I really hope you guys like the lookbook! All the items are available for purchase here.

Afua x

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Friday Born Christmas Gift Guide!

So pretty much everyone is complaining about not having done enough Christmas shopping. At the same time, I’m preparing to head to Bless the Children International Home to give them their 2013 donation from Friday Born in just under two weeks!

I know a lot of people want to make a contribution to the work I’m doing via Friday Born, and a lot of people want to get their Christmas shopping done, so why not combine the two?! *cheesy grin and both thumbs up*

I’ve put together some of my favourite items which I think would make for great gifts

Unique African-inspired bow ties for daddy, the boyfriend, brother, uncle..?Image

For the fly guy or girl who’s all about streetwear…

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For the girly girl who loves bright prints and graphics

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And whilst you’re at it, why not get something to wear to the office Christmas party??

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You can order all of these items from my ASOS Marketplace page: http://www.marketplace.asos.com/seller/fridayborndesigns

I’m actually cringing at how cheesy this all sounds! But hey, it’s all for the kids. Check out the video from last year’s donation.

With Love, Afua x


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My Liebster Award!!

So I was nominated for my first Liebster Award!! Massive thanks to Aurum Eve for the nomination.

Liebster awards are basically like grammies for new bloggers, where we appreciate and promote each other’s blogs.

Here are the rules: 

1. Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.

2. Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 400 followers.

4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

My Nominees:

House of Cramer 

HVTB Photography 

The Gidi New Yorker

I Dream of Poutine

Style Prescription

Unreasonable Optimist

The A. AD Series

Our Ghana Blog

Digivarsity

Kanayo Dike-Oduah

My Questions for my nominees:

1. Favourite city you’ve ever visited? 2. Favourite song? 3. What person inspires you the most? 4. What made you start your blog? 5. Favourite pizza toppings? 6. If you could do a degree in something new/different, what would it be? 7. Apple or Samsung? 8. Favourite childhood movie? 9. Spring or Autumn? 10. One piece of advice for the person reading this?

My Answers to AurumEve’s questions:

What song or artist best describes your site? 

I just love this video to be honest, it doesn’t really have anything to do with my blog haha

Left handed or right handed?

Right.

The beach or the lake?

Beach.

What inspires you to keep your blog moving?

Mostly, seeing people wearing Friday Born Designs items – I love posting Friday Born’s Friday Flyness every week. Also, all the great opportunities I get to be involved in different events and stuff with Friday Born.

What’s your favourite movie?

Coming to America. I really wish Zamunda was a real place.

Beauty is : ____________

Invisible with the naked eye.

Best concert you’ve ever been to and why?

I’m not much of a concert person, so I’ve hardly been to any!

Beer or Wine?

Supermalt.

The hardest you’ve ever laughed was: ______________

In secondary school I used to cry of laughter at least four times a day. So let’s say some time between 2002 to 2007.

Reeboks or Converse?

Chucks enthusiast.