I reached out to my friend, Imani Bashir, who recently moved her family from Wuhan, China. Imani and I discuss her time in Wuhan at the outbreak Covid-19 and her experiences in China as a black expat and an American expat.
Here’s a brand who’s mission I wholeheartedly support
When I came across the brand Okapi on luxury ethical fashion retailer Maison de Mode’s instagram, an electric scarlet springbok fur cross body stopped me in my tracks. This was the kind of piece I didn’t even know my wardrobe was missing.
As a nod to the season, check out the unwrapping of one of my favorite gifts this year and a brand you’re sure to hear more about here on ‘N A Perfect World, Okapi.
Studying abroad is often life-changing and an experience that we can’t advocate enough here at ’N A Perfect World…. So it was no surprise that we gravitated towards the Bené brand: the line is inspired by co-founder, Michelle Blue’s experience during her time in abroad in Ghana. Bené, is a collection of scarves, light-weight, flowing caftans and kimonos, inspired by the culture. Each pattern is named after a girl Michelle met in Ghana. Michelle and her partner Sasha Matthews are committed to providing education to girls in Ghana by sponsoring tuition, books, supplies and uniforms. If Michelle and Sasha’s amazing cause doesn’t captivate you, the pieces in their collection will. These fun, bold patterns are great additions to your summer wardrobe. I’ll take any cute way to dress for the juggling act between sweltering heat, and blasting AC. Voilá, the summer scarf! To learn more about Bené, the girls that inspired the brand or to purchase from the collection check out benescarves.com. And just for ’N A Perfect World… readers: Enter promo-code NAPW15 at check …