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The Uncovered Treasures Of African Fashion

  Centuries ago, explorers flocked to the wild continent of Africa in search of adventures, new discoveries and treasures. Countless men risked their lives and travelled to this unknown world upon hearing rumours of gold, beautiful women, strange wildlife roaming the vast plains and many more such tales. What they found would inspire and intrigue the world for centuries to come. And still does, to this day.  Africa has been explored, ploughed over and colonised from Cape to Cairo but still she has kept her culture strong, her personality shines through stronger than ever.  These days, travellers use the Internet and social media platforms to discover this still unknown continent. And still they are intrigued, fascinated and sometimes somewhat confused...

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Local is lame.

Is it just me, or are we seeing a lot of second rate fashion shoots these days in some major publications? Why is that? What are we missing? What is it that takes a model from nobody to Kate Moss? What does it take for a photographer to go from boring to Annie Leibovitz? Yes, of course unlimited budgets and good genes play a big role in their success, but it takes more than a pretty face and bags of money to create something truly gorgeous that will inspire and excite. I mean, just look at that nasty shoot Kimye did with Juergen Teller. Lately I've seen a lot of shoots that are just plain horrible. Lacking in concept, originality...

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