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Mataano, a Fashion Line by Somali Twins

Founded by twins Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim

I first saw them on Oprah as they beautifully acknowledged their Somali heritage and revealed that their fashion line, Mataano, means “twins” in their native language (Somali). I was proud to see some more black fashion designers emerging into the world of couture. They were an instant favorite.  I later on checked out their inspirational on their  website.  I was very impressed at the fabrics, the various textures and the way these clothes drape on a womans body.  These Washington DC ladies are pursuing their dream and inspiring others in the process. Their talent allows them to weave in amazing culture-inspired pieces that look like a dream.  Take a look at their collection. The following is a variation of some of it…

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Jourdan Dunn, Sessilee Lopez, Arlenis Sosa, and Chanel Iman (in i-D)

This to me was an excellent 2009 cover that reveals Edward Enninful’s, the Fashion Director, reaching to the depths of his creative mastermind. The four girls look great drenched in colors from the 90’s and shot by the talented photographer Emma Summerton. These ladies were truly captured in their best for the September 2009 cover. This is to those who couldn’t get their hands on this magazine.

I am Back Full Force

Back after a hiatus of travel hence my missing presence on this site. But here I am again and ready to provide and nourish you hungry, cultured, fashionists and fashionistas, poetess and poets.  Apologies and I missed you all and hope you missed me too.

Here is a little distraction to distract you from throwing stones at my M.I.A

Gordon Parks was the first African-American to work at Life Magazine. He did some amazing work check him out. GREAT photographer.