What a busy but great few weeks I have just had!
So in the first week of August, as the official ambassador to Africa Fashion Week London, I travelled to the city to do some interviews and get settled ahead of the show. On the Wednesday, I spent most of the day doing back to back interviews with the British press followed by jewelry and dress fittings for the show. Then on Thursday I went to watch Nigeria vs USA in Basketball and the London 2012 Olympic Games. The game was great, obviously I supported Nigeria all the way and we put up a good fight against the dream team. On our travels, we also met some very charming British army men who were all to helpful when my 6 inch heels got a bit too much on the 40 minute walk across the Olympic Park!
Then on Friday the real excitement set in as Africa Fashion Week London kicked off at Spitalfields Market. I wore a bespoke dress from Duaba Serwa paired with some amazing earrings from Joansu jewelry from the Luna collection, so thank you to both designers!
We watched a number of shows by up and coming designers in the afternoon, and I also managed to get some interviews in with the local and international media as well as meet some fans which was really nice. On the Saturday, I wore a black dress with sequin detail and some amazing Joansu jewelry again as I attended the Gala show with the top designers showcasing their collections. I must admit I was really impressed at the originality of the designs are how African designers are embracing different colours for different seasons… yellow isn’t really a winter colour we can now agree!
Last week I took a well deserved and long awaited holiday… it had been too long! I spent quality time with my girls, especially my mum who I have missed so much and we took a trip to the Maldives where we stayed at the magical One and Only Reethi Rah! It was stunning and truly a heavenly place for relaxation and recuperation.
It was very lucky I had a good break as I flew straight back into a grueling work schedule last week in Ghana. Lots of interviews and photos shoots with Printex and planning for some very exciting projects I have coming up… I will share everything with you soon, I promise!
Love Menaye xxx