Growing up, I first fell in love with fashion by watching my mother's fashion process. Her style was classy, yet effortless. The bold jewelry pieces, the pencil heels, and vibrant colors and prints. I never understood the process until my undergrad years in college. It was never about having current pieces with my mother it really was all about her personal style. The intrigue turned into curiosity, which became a passion, which has now become my life.
Africa really inspires fashion globally. We are popular for our bold colours, wild life, blue waters, tribal prints, bold patterns; zig zags, and irregular shapes and the colour black that is Africa in a nutshell. Our fashion industry is growing rapidly and serves as inspiration to the global fashion landscape albeit unintentional. I partnered with House Of Cramer where I honed my skills. An opportunity I am very grateful for. We have mounds of untapped talent, and creatives, who inspires me as I open up my second chapter in the fashion industry as Styled by Rida.
I adapted elements of my mother’s process influenced by my Ghanaian culture and global fashion, to create my own process, which I would like to share with you.
Lisa Folawiyo, one my most loved brands out of Nigeria is a contemporary fashion house which is famous for their modern take on the African Print and their bejewelled frocks to perfection. Collection after collection the brand exudes the ultimate "cool" with their custom made prints and unexpected cuts, structures and layering
Here I wear a dress from their Spring Summer 15 collection. View their website HERE.
Dress- Lisa Folawiyo SS15
Purse- Velma's Bags
Shoes- Top Shop