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Wear Do You Sika??

In Daily Musings on March 30, 2012 at 10:30 am

#dress #sikadress #african fashion #AfricanFashions #Sika Dress

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 original African fabric.

The Daisy Dress – From the new Labyrinth Collection

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:

The designer – Ms. Phyllis Taylor

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  1. AWESOME!!

  2. It’s a fashion fusion!

  3. She’s so talented. I want one. I like them all.

  4. Wow! Her designs are gorgeous! You must do a post with you in the dress.

  5. I love this fusion – vintage and african print — I am so hooked!

  6. OMG those pieces are GORGEOUS!!!! I love the print and texture!! Phyllis is doing her thing I can’t wait to visit London…Maylana when are we going? 🙂

    • LOL after the Olympics darling, right now London is a mad house with a gazillion visitors. You’ll love it. I can see you at Portobello Road, you’d have a field day. Watch out for vintage items from Portobello Road I will be posting in my Etsy boutique soon.

  7. […] Two of the items will be the fabulous Sika dresses, which I have previously written about; there has been a lot of interest on my blog regarding these beautiful dresses, and I finally have two originals available for sale.  So for those of you who have been emailing me about them, they have finally arrived.  Read original blog post here. […]

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