‘Don’t Look Basic’ – Kinam Summer 2017 Collection

We had a chat with Wax Print Designer – Kinam about her 2017 summer collection set to be released this May, along with her online store and we cannot wait for its launch! Here is what she had to say…

AN: Tell us about your summer collection…

Kinam: It is called Don’t Look Basic and it is all about daring to be different. People shy away from clothing with vibrant patterns and colours In these parts. Greys, nudes and plain colours are ‘safe’, no doubt…but they become boring and basic over time. So this collection is all about daring to be different. It is about exploring flamboyant bold colours and prints.AN: How did you go about deciding the direction for this collection?

Kinam: I went with ‘daring’. Both in bold colours, patterns and cuts. I was inspired by the colourful patterns of traditional clothing in Ghana my birth country and also contemporary designs in Norway the country I have grown up in, I love both countries. So this guided my creativity.

AN: What does it mean to be proudly peculiar?

Kinam: Being proudly peculiar is not just about clothes, it’s so much deeper than that. Being proudly peculiar is about you owning who you are, being unapologetically you. You being your authentic self, you daring to be different and not trying to fit in.

Wear what you want to wear because you approve of it , and dont let the society dictate what you should wear. Embrace whatever it is that makes you stand out. Express yourself. Be ‘Proudly Peculiar’

AN: What is the collection made up of?

Kinam: Statement dresses, shirts for men, ruffled shirts for women and wide legged summer trousers for women. It will also feature 7 different summer jackets for men and women.

AN: Would you describe the collection as…Sexy, Casual, Formal?

Kinam: I will describe it as casual, sexy, fearless, bold, eye-candy and fun. Wearable to festivals, casual dinners and fancy restaurants. Wearable anywhere depending on how you style it and combine it with other clothes. It can be dressed up or down. You will always look chic and fabulous in Kinam.

AN: What type of person is this collection for?

Kinam: It’s for that strong, bold, flamboyant, confident, nerdy and cool chick or guy. For anyone who is tired of looking like the person sitting next to you on the bus. If you love to turn heads then Kinam is for you!

I hope my collection will inspire peolple to want to wear colorful clothes. – Kinam

AN: When can we get a sneak peek of this collection?

Kinam: At the party to celebrate the launch of my online store on May 14.

AN: Will the collection be available for sale on the website?

Kinam: Yes.

AN: Will delivery also be available outside Norway?

Kinam: Yes

AN: In three words describe Kinam Summer 2017

Kinam: Bold, Sexy Colorful.

Enjoy a sneak peak of Kinam’s Summer 2017 collection at the launch party of its online store on May 14, 2017 at Uhørt from Kl 1500. You can also shop the new collection at kinam.no

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New Music! Head In The Game – Nora Toure

 

16 year old Nora Toure from Oslo self wrote her new song, ‘Head In The Game‘ in January 2017. ‘Head In The Game’ is the third instalment of her Afro Trap series available on youtube.

She describes Afro Trap as a blend of ‘Afro beats rhythm and Trap’ from the hip hop scene in the USA and got inspired by French African Rapper MHD to explore this genre.

‘Afro- Trap began with French African Rapper MHD in 2015. It is a popular music genre in french speaking countries but not so popular in Norway. I am the first in Norway to sing or rap in this genre’ – Nora

In the music video she showed multicultural Norway and also chose to have her natural afro hair on to reinforce the #blackgirlmagicispoppin movement.

‘What is different with the third instalment in my Afro-Trap series is the language. My first two songs in the series where delivered in Norwegian. I have now chosen to since in english in order to open up my music to not just Norway but a wider international audience.’ – Nora

According to Nora, success is mostly gained through 70% hard work and 30% talent, which is what the song talks about…

‘Life is a game and it is difficult to get to the top, stay focused and have your Head In The Game’ – Nora

Nora who was also a finalist in 2015’s Melodi Grand Prix Junior has been singing for as long as she remembers but rapping was not something she began before the autumn in 2016.

‘I went on vacation to my roots in Togo, West Africa and I discovered MHD and was influenced by many other african artists.’

‘Head In The Game’ was produced by Cheetah Boy and the video was filmed and edited by Philip Geertsen. You can listen to the three part series here

 Featured image by Carmen Lopez.

6 Random Questions x Style Blogger – Nnenna Echem

Nnnena Echem is a 24 year old style influencer from Oslo. She currently studies and runs a blog which covers her personal style, fashion, beauty tips, travel and lifestyle at nnennaechem.com. She is also a content contributor for popular blogportal femelle.no

We recently got to know her a little bit more through 6 random questions about herself and her personal style which we adore here at afronorsk.

AN: What is the last clothing item you bought?
Nnnenna: A trenchcoat!

AN: How will you describe your style?
Nnenna: I love being chic. I love that little…extra when I plan my outfits. Either it being accessories or something that makes the outfit pop!

AN: What current trends are you loving?
Nnnenna: I’m loving the ‘off the shoulders trend’ ❤

AN: For fashion- Paris or Italy?
Nnenna: Paris!!!

AN: What is your most treasured thing in your closet? 

 

Nnenna: I love all my handbags…I’m obsessed with handbags.I am loving Gucci ATM.


 

 

 

AN: Describe the fashion scene in Norway in 3 words.

Nnenna: Minimalistic, creative and classy!

Follow Nnenna’s blog for style inspiration at www.nnennaechem.com

5 Tips on the Cut Crease With a Winged Weave Winged Liner – by Makeuphaddy

Products

Face
Primer – M.A.C luminaries primer
Foundation- M.A.C studio fix fluid in Nw 55
Concealer- M.A.C pro long wear concealer in nw 45
Setting powder – tartecosmetics X makeupshayla contour pallet
contour – tartecosmetics X makeupshayla contour pallet
Highlighter – artistcoture in conceited

Eyes
Juviasplace pallet- Nubian 1-2
Juivasplace masquerade pallet
Mabelin eyeliner

Lips
Nyx lingerie in teddy
M.A.C clear lipgloss

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1. You have to blend it well and take your time
2. Use a concealer to cut the crease and don’t rush so it doesn’t come on the crease.
3. Use different eye brushes to blend well.
4. Practice until u master it
5. and of course…Slay it!