This is a repost of a previously writtien article. Quite a few people on Twitter and Instagram loved this particular piece, and asked me to repost; so here it is. Happy Hump Day to all my fabulous bombshells!
For my birthday a couple of years ago, my sister Althea, bought me the most gorgeous 1950′s style dress,with an African twist. Designed by a wonderful designer named Phyllis Taylor in London, who is the owner of a beautiful little shop named Sika Designs in South London. I have been hooked on Sika dresses ever since, I wish she had a store here (sigh). Ms. Taylor who is of Ghanaian heritage creates her designs in London, which are then beautifully constructed with couture worthy stitching in Ghana; using genuine African fabric.
Sika dresses are statement pieces onto themselves, with their full skirts and layered petticoats (purchased separately) worn underneath. A wide sash belt tied into a bow is the finishing touch on most dresses, you can’t help but be noticed. For me Sika dresses are “Mad Men” comes to Africa!
While wearing a Sika dress, you look and feel like an exotic, beautifully wrapped gift. My sister has purchased other items for me from the Sika collection which I love equally; and now that the weather is about to break, look out for that bright spark of African fabric in sky-high heels walking down the street; that will be me. Say hello if you see me
I would post a pic of me in my dress, but the quality of the photo once uploaded was blurry and not blog worthy. I’ll take another pic soon.
To view the new Labyrinth collection and the full Sika line please visit: http://www.sikadesigns.co.uk/
- Bow Boutique by Phyllis Taylor of Accra-lookbook (modejadore.wordpress.com)