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African Print Diaries

The ankara fabrics that we most popularly refer to as “African prints” were not initially intended for “Africans”. When I first found out, I thought "Oh really?😕 Oya continue." Again, Dutch colonialists imitated Javanese batik to undercut the Indonesian fabric market. Inferior quality caused them to be rejected by local Indonesians so soldiers recruited by [...]

African Print Diaries: Caring For Wax & Fancy Print

  Wax Prints Wax prints can be hand-washed, machine-washed (w/ cold or warm water) or dry cleaned. There's no need to use a garment bag but you can if you please. Fading should be minimal because of the resin (a sticky insoluble compound) added to the fabric during production hence the name, "wax" prints. I've [...]

African Print Diaries: Print Cloth VS Woven Cloth

    African fabrics have 2 distinct categories woven cloth + printed cloth. Woven cloth is woven by hand or using a loom while printed cloth has patterns printed on it. True story😯😂 Woven cloth is more time consuming so they are often available in limited quantities at high prices. Woven cloth reflects craftsmanship so [...]

Duro Olowu Fall RTW 2016

Nigerian Designer Duru Olowu's Fall 2016 Ready To Wear Collection has me questioning what I consider Fall and Winter colours. At first glance, the colour choices are rather bright; blues, greens, oranges. It's rather surprising the lack of darks but then, the Duro Olowu Woman cares not what time of the year it is. She [...]

Purple Enough?

Today's outfit is too bright for life and I definitely need the brightness and colour in my life considering the tragedies that plagued the news this past week. I've talked about it so much and I just need some air to breathe because it's so darn depressing. I need some change in my life right [...]

Pillow Talk

Here are some creative ways prints are used in pillows. Which is your favorite and where would you put yours? Enjoy and Happy Wednesday! Photos: Pinterest   Always, Miss LAJA

Sweet Dreams

I want to introduce a new series to Miss LAJA where I showcase various ways African prints are in-cooperated beyond fashion. It's going to include art, decor, anything and everything that includes any type of African print. I do want this site to grow beyond me and the opportunities for prints are endless. You'll be [...]

Chasing Red

You guys know I'm all about showing you how versatile and diverse various African** prints are for different seasons and occasions. I really do believe African prints will never go out of style or become "cliche" like I've been seeing around lately. Miss LAJA believes it will continuously evolve alongside the culture and they are [...]