My Fall Ankara Essentials

Hello there, I thought I'd share my ankara essentials for fall.

How to Look Ankara Chic

Hear thee, hear thee. Style tips from the ankara, chic queen herself.

4 Ways To Style Coral Beads

For the modern woman.

How to Style the Ankara Jacket Hey stunner! I'm sharing 5 different ways to style the ankara jacket this Fall using items you already have in your wardrobe. The key is to keep the jacket as the statement piece. Out of all my ankara jackets, this is my favorite by far. From the colors down to the fit, an anakra [...]

Musing: Nike Davies

For Nigeria's 57th Independence, I decided to channel Nike Davies-Okundaye aka Nike Davies. She is a Nigerian artist & designer and a pioneer for Nigeria's traditional weaving and dying techniques. Her LAJA than life (see what I did there) head wraps, colorful batik clothing and layers of jewelry make her stand out instantly. She's has [...]

How To Differentiate Between Fancy & Wax Prints First, it's Nigeria's independence day ! I did an editorial so check. it. out. Today's video is on how to differentiate between fancy and wax prints. They look SO similar to the unfamiliar eye but with time, mistakes and consistency, it gets easier. Do you have other tips I might have missed? Happy independence [...]

How to Style the Ankara Skirt This Fall Hellooo! In today's video, I address different ways to wear the ankara skirt this Fall before you pack them up with the rest of your summer clothing. I'm a skirt girl. Always have, always will be. Skirts are great year round pieces that can work from the hot summers to the cold winters. That's [...]

Mudcloth Hope you enjoyed the weekend. I spent Saturday cooking and rolling around in bed all day. You know the feeling when you've been doing too much and your mind/body just need to chill ? Yup, that was me this weekend and it felt great. Painted my nails later that evening, very therapeutic. Today's video [...]

LAJA’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL It's finally here ! Here's the trailer for my Youtube channel! Pumped/low key shitting my pants. Hope you all would ride along with me. I hope to share as much as I learn with you all and stick to my moto: African prints + textiles are diverse, versatile & beautiful 😉 SUBSCRIBE & TELL YA [...]