Tradition, Remixed: The New Gele?

Some call them Turbans, some call them Headwraps or Headties …whatever you want to call them, this trend seems to be the new thing. Turbans take inspiration from traditional Nigerian culture, in which a Gele is worn to complete a woman’s traditional attire. Geles are headwraps created by tying a long and wide fabric (usually fabric with body, like Aso oke or Damask) around a lady’s head, to create an amazing piece of art. When I have on a Gele I feel regal. They bring focus to the eyes and the facial structure of the face, because traditionally all your hair should be covered with the headwrap. In the image below, I am in the process of tying a Gele for the beautiful Ashlee.

Tying Ashlee's Gele

Headwrap I tied for the Fela Wives photoshoot

With that being said, the new trend inspired by the Gele is a matter of taste. I personally love the trend and I think it is a great way to add interest to an outfit. Check out how this trend is being rocked by some of my favorite people:

Solange

Solange

 

Beyonce

Chrisette Michele

Chrisette Michele and June Ambrose

Images from: Here and Here
What do you think of this trend?

Thots,
Tiwa

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Where Music and Beauty Meet…

When I picked up Keri Hilson’s album, “No Boys Allowed” in December, I was really just attracted to the album cover art. She is smoking a Hot Pink lipstick on the cover and her nails are BADDDDD.
 

Keri Hilson

Image from Here
I was in love right away, because I had actually wanted to create a look centering around a lady smoking a lipstick for a while. But listening to her album was the icing on top. I love the song called “BAHM BAHM” but my favorite song on the album is “Pretty Girl Rock”.  Check out the video below if you haven’t already. How hot is it, that she is paying tribute to talented female entertainers before her. The ladies she portrays appear in this order: Josephine Baker, Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross and The Supremes,  Donna Summers and the group TLC.
 
 
 
Random Information: Doesn’t she kind look like Tia Mowry (who plays Melanie Barnett on the BET show THE GAME) at certain times in this video?
  
Thots,
Tiwa


LIFT 2011

L.I.F.T = Look I’m Feeling Today!!
 
Happy New Year to you and yours! I wish you all the best 2011 has to offer. I want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who is reading this…Without you, there would be no need for me to share 🙂
 
I love you all!!!
 
Off to some random information…I think Rihanna looked soo beautiful on New Year’s Eve. Great way to bring in the new year!
  

Rihanna on New Year's Eve. I am loving her hair and makeup.

Image from Here
Thots,
Tiwa