Friday, September 19, 2008

Now We're Talking!

Remember when I was gushing about African wax print fabric? Well there's this guy that works for GQ and he photographs style as seen in real life on the streets and publishes it on his blog. Anyway, yesterday he posted this picture:

This is exactly the type of fabric I was talking about! I love it. I haven't seen any men in my neighborhood wearing stuff like this, but this is the type of fabric that the women make their dresses out of, with matching headwraps, so they end up with the same allover look as this guy. I don't know what it is, but fabric like this fascinates me. This guy is actually Mobolaji Dawodu, a stylist and designer, so he knows what he's doing. And when he makes African wax prints the biggest thing in fashion, can I just say I loved it first?

3 comments:

rachel said...

there was a lady today at the grocery store with her baby tied to her back with a length of this kind of fabric, in a beautiful dark blue and white print. gorgeous+functional=i love it.

JennyLu said...

they sell stuff like that at Joanne's fabric's. I know there was one at Colonie Center in Albany NY, but I am sure they are down near you too.

Lady Holiday said...

I'm not dissing Joanne's--goodness knows I wish we had one here--but no, this fabric cannot be found there. Only cheap imitations. This is Vlisco, we're talking about. See this site: http://www.vlisco.com/AboutGeneralInformation.html?Id=38
I know because I'm a fabric snob. But the good news is that Vlisco will sell me 6 yards for 45 Euros. Now I just have to decide which print to buy first!