Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Women of Africa Tote Bag

Have a looksee at my latest creation, Women of Africa Tote bag. I made this bag over the weekend and I had so much fun painting and sewing away.

This tote bag reminds me of the funtimes I had growing up in Ghana, West Africa. Playing soccer with the boys, pounding fufu for dinner, climbing the mango and orange trees for sweet healthy treats...ahhh those were the days! The memories of my late grandmother, Nana Serwaa Bonsu, and all the children in the village she cared for. Even when they had so little, they had so much more - Life, Love, Happiness.

I hope you like it too.



Monday, October 18, 2010

African Tribal Print Scarf

Layer on some fun with this stunning tribal print scarf. Nicely woven with colorful graphic prints in red, green, yellow and black.

Get yours here



Friday, October 15, 2010

GC Giveaway: Win QuellyRue Designs Shape of Africa Tote Bag Now!

To celebrate the 2nd year anniversary of GhanaCelebrities, I am giving away one of my Shape of Africa tote bags to one lucky reader. This bag was made specially to help to commemorate 2years of Excellence in Ghanaian Celebrity News.

Click HERE for more details and for your chance to win this new ultra exclusive tote - you won’t find this anywhere.




Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Recap: Shecky’s “Girls Night Out” Returns to the Big Apple!

So last Wednesday I attended Shecky’s Girls Night Out with my girlfriends, and we had a fabulous time! If you don’t know what Shecky’s is, you are MISSING OUT. It’s a fun biannual shopping event that occurs in many cities across the US and offers clothing, jewelry, accessories, and services from hundreds of vendors — plus free cocktails and amazing treat-filled goodie bags too. The best part is that this year, admission + a goodie bag was $15 advance!

We wandered around for a bit, checking out the different vendors. There were definitely lots of cute options in many different price points and everything with a special Shecky's discount! The selection of clothing was nice, but most of it felt like something you could pick up at your local H&M, Forver21, etc. The perfect nightcap to the evening was getting the famous Shecky’s goodie bag!

Yes, all this for $15!!!

Overall, Shecky's continues to be a super fun night out, a perfect way to indulge a few hours, and amazing vendors. I definitely recommend checking out the next one in your area!



Sesame Street's I Love My Hair

Where was this when I was coming up? If had just seen some love for kinky curls I wouldn't have spent 10+ years of my life abusing my hair to fit in with societies standards of beauty.

Check out the cute little muppet singing a song called I Love My Hair. I found the video on SesameStreet.com and had to share. I'm so happy sesame street did this video! Our Afro-naturalbella's need to love themselves for who they are! GO SESAME STREET!!!!

See the video here.



Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Music to My Ears: Forever - The Floacist (featuring Musiq Soulchild)

Lovin' this song and lovin' Natalie's bald head, gap teeth and tattoos. Don't let society define your beauty, Ladies. And remember, while we love make-up, it isn't necessary. It simply enhances the beauty that we already have!



Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Llanos-Figueroa’s first novel is a beautiful, sensual tale of mothers and daughters, love and sorrow, hardship and pride. The story begins with Fela, a tall, mute West African woman who has been sold into slavery in Puerto Rico. The only memento from her homeland is a stone imbued with her prayers and hopes to bear a child. Torn from her husband, Fela accepts the attentions of the sugar plantation owner as a surrogate. Their child, Mati, relies on the stone to guide her to her ancestral truth and her own calling as a healer.


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