African wax print textiles have been popular in West Africa since the Dutch began bringing them from Indonesia in the late 1800s. So it’s about time they’re finally making their way over the Atlantic. I’m really drawn to them; the big, bold, and brightly-colored prints are perfect for summer. They even seem to be influencing a number of American designers lately (i.e. Marc Jacobs, Rachel Comey, and Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent). Form-fitting mini dresses and skirts look great made in this fabric (like this and this), but if you’re like me and want to take baby steps with the trend, may I suggest a few accent pieces?
Clockwise from top left:
Super Snap Spring Flowers Ankara Clutch, $85
ZUBA Africa Coral Bead Necklace Set, $198
naKIMuli Dookie Bracelets, $10
Yoobu Madame Dakar bag, $70
Anthropologie Josef Wingback Chair, $1698
You may or may not know that Grayson Mae is not just an awesome blog, but also an equally awesome jewelry shop on Etsy. What, you didn’t know? Well then, this is your introduction! I’ve been designing jewelry now for over eight years. What started as a hobby has turned into a creative business where I get to make something that I love.
So, to thank my loyal readers (and to hopefully discover more), I’ve decided to hold a giveaway. I mean really, who doesn’t like the chance to win something? One lucky winner will get a pair of Grayson Mae’s AEGEAN earrings (pictured above).
1. Follow us on Twitter @GraysonMae OR “Like” Grayson Mae on Facebook.
2. Retweet “RT @GraysonMae Enter to win a pair of AEGEAN earrings! http://bit.ly/GraysonMaeEarrings” OR post “Enter to win a pair of AEGEAN earrings! http://bit.ly/GraysonMaeEarrings” on your Facebook page.
3. Come back here and comment on this post with your Twitter name OR a link to your post on Facebook.
You MUST do all three steps to enter. To get an extra entry, enter via Twitter AND Facebook, just don’t forget to mention both your Twitter name AND Facebook link in step 3. Sorry, this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.
The giveaway ends Tuesday, June 22nd at 11:59 pm. A winner will be announced Friday, June 25th.