Headscarf

Its so important to be proud of where you come from ,especially if your of African descent. The way Africans are demonized in the media is disgusting.But today was one of those days when I said Fuck western beaut standards.I am doing me 360 days a year.This headscarf inspired by the Fulani and Tuareg women of Niger.Team Africa

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Why is it so hard for the west to understand that its wealth is built on the back of Africans pain ,suffering and wealth.Its time to celebrate diverse of Africa and not just western European Caucasian beauty .FYBStandards.

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Pretty in pink ,baby pink viscose scarf, what to do with the hair.

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I love Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara fashion sense so many colours ,she may fashion role model

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Fatoumata Diawara

 

 

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African print fashion

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African Strapless Dashiki Dress

I have been celebrating my African heritage lately.And plain fed up of plain colours and patterns that the clothes that I found on the high street come in. I have come across some beautiful pieces in Asian and African shops. As well as online. Here what I want for my wardrobe.In time for my African holidays

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Lime Green Dashiki print dress

 

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Maasai Leather Sandals

Made of 100 % cotton and come in a vary of colours, some Massai leather sandals

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Red African Strapless Dashiki Dress.

 

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Dashiki purple print
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African Strapless Dashiki Dress.

 

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African Dashiki Shirt

 

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African Strapless Dashiki Shirt.

 

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Maasai Earrings

Maasai are know for wearing bright clothes,just like the west african prints .Bright colours are everywhere

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Maasai Women

I want all the clothes and all these items. What on you clothes fashion wish list ?please comment and share on social media.Love Betty

Dashiki Print African Dresses

Lately I have been taping into my African roots more .I am getting fed up of Western  fashion.I am fed up of not finding my size in Primark and other high street shops .I am fed up of having to lose weight to fit into clothes. So when these African Dashiki Print  Dresses and pant suits pop up. I put it on my fashion must have items list straight away. I have seen these online in Youtube videos, blogs and everyone seem to be wearing them.Men and women.

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They seems to come in all shapes, sizes and colours. The Dashiki shirts one will allow me to eat my pounded yam and Afia Efere soup (Efik White soup) .Without me passing out because I cant breathe after dinner in my tight western clothing. That’s the beauty of bagging African style clothing ,you can still look beautiful and fashionable while being comfortable.

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Here’s the Dashiki Pants suits

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Nikon D5100 DSLR camera review

I have decided to review my Nikon D5100 DSLR camera.Which I have had since 2014 .I have only started using it in the last year as I couldn’t work out how to get live view on it. I managed to work it out and how to put it on live view and I’ve started filming with it. I was grey dark patchy colour on the normal setting so I had to switch the setting to vivid ,so the camera would pick up the colour of my skin properly.I would recommend that setting for Dark skin people on this camera. I also fiddled about with the contrast and Saturation to improve the video. Its a lot better.

But I still can’t say the Nikon D5100 camera films dark skin well,in low light setting as far as I can see.The video below was film at night in my kitchen,when all the kitchen lights were on the normal standard setting.Its doesnt seem to pick up dark skin well and isnt focusing very well on my dark skin.

Even though on heartifb.com a independent blogger website, says this camera cope well in low light conditions.

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They should have said for folks with light skin e.g Caucasian skin. If you are of the chocolate variety like me, you will notice you will appear like a bit of a bloop of darkness on the video.Shadows appear on your skin,like you have complexion problems,that you don’t have.Even if you film with the lights on. Banging my head against a brick wall.

I had to put a spot light on my face just to film my next YouTube Vlog reviewing DuduOsun Black Soap and I ‘m still not happy.The video just not sharp enough.

I only have one lens but I will just have to keep playing with camera settings to see if I can improve the sharpness of the video. I personally think Nikon DSLR cameras are not very good for taking pictures or filming video’s of dark skin people. I had the same problem with taking a photo of myself.I looked washed out and grey.Picture below when I hadn’t used vivid setting on the camera.

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Vivid setting on this camera is essential for dark skin folk. The setting since to be tailor to light skin people.

Most Dark skin people since to film with Canon 600D .Some reviews online have mention that Nikon colour skin tones aren’t as realistic like Canon and I ‘m thinking they might be right. Anyway the struggle continues.I like the camera but I won’t buy another Nikon DSLR. Next one will be Canon.

There quite a few articles discussing the bias towards light skin online here a link to one.

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British Vogue’s New Editor

Gosh diversity is now in fashion and British Vogue has finally give Alexander Shulman the editor of British Vogue the push after 25 years .And its bringing in a new editor of the Cocoa Brown variety. Pic below.

This may not since like a big deal.But for a high end magazine like Vogue which is mainly targeted at British White Upper Class and middle class women .Its amazing.

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Naomi Campbell

The fashion world in the west has been accused of white supremacy aka racism for constantly showcasing only women and men of European descent for years now.Whether its USA or Europe.Its constantly ignores the fact that ,people of European descent are minority in the world.

The penny starting to drop especially since the fastest growing economies are in Africa and Asia not the west.If the western fashion industry wants to survive ,they can’t keep ignoring brown and black people. And due to western colonialism more of us wear clothing even western clothing. Are birthday suits just wont do anymore.Yes folks there are still people in Nigeria the land of my ancestry,that don’t wear clothes. Koma Tribe of North Nigeria and Cameroon Pic being the birthday suit type Pic below

There like my folks before the British came ,with there bible in one hand and a gun in another .We only wore raffa skirt ,leaves etc.And if we were a bit rich ,we would get some cloth from the muslim tribes of Nigeria e.g Hausa,Fulani ,Yoruba who are especially good at weaving cloth. And wrap it around are waist until the corrupt Christian missionaries e.g Irish ,Scots told us to to wear tops ,to cover are bare breast ,so they could flogs us manufactured British cloth .And the cotton was taken from northern Nigeria  at place called Kano processed in Britain the sent back to us and flog back to us.

The British,Dutch,French we forever trying to find new markets for there manufactured goods.And British and Europe jobs depended on it. Theres no point being able to create mass market clothing if not enough people are buying them. I tell you taking people resources making something out of it, then having the cheek to sell it back to them is a piss take.

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Koma Tribe of Nigeria & Cameroon.

Back to the topic.The new editor is Edward Enninful ,hes a British Ghanaian ,a former model and stylist. He learnt hes love of fashion from hes mom who is a dressmaker.

I really  hope he actually puts some brown and black models on the cover ,as there was only one black model on the cover of British Vogue Naomi Campbell .Then last year Jourdan Dunn make the cover.British Vogue doesn’t do much of anything but white and rich.Its about time folk realise not everyone in Britain is white or of European descent. Theres are people of African descent like me who are Cocoa Brown and speak with English accent. And I can’t wear leaves or my Birthday suit as Britain is just to cold.

Edward will have ,a uphill struggle as racism aka white supremacy in the British ruling classes is worsen then in the working classes.

Good luck Edward you will need it.

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Supermarket Wars

For years now I have been clothes shopping in the supermarket and discount stores Because of how cheap they are and they always seem to have my size.Its amazing the amount of cheap fashionable clothing , you can get in the supermarket.I love Asda,Tesco and Sainsbury supermarkets for beautiful clothing. Here’s some items on my wish list.I just take snaps to reminder myself of what I would like to buy in future.

The first item is this beautiful khaki green dress.I love this dress ,as its lovely and classic looking and Asda sizes go up too size 24.I can always find my size in Asda.

The second item is khaki green shirt is a shorter version but with different fabric and different shade of khaki green.

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This is a Beautiful floral top from Sainsburys ,I really love this item .I really hope I will find the money in time before the item is out of stock

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Sorry about the blurry pictures.I was rushing.please comment and share on social media