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I am so proud to announce to you that ABINA is moving to her very own domain. You will no longer find any of our posts on this site, BUT you can find us on http://www.abinaonline.com. I believe that this is the start of great things. May you be inspired by the African Woman. 😉  Read More

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It’s a fact: African fashion is becoming more part of the worldwide fashion. At least, international public personalities are wearing African, which includes personalities with African origin and also non-Africans. Take rapper Eve for example, who made an appearance wearing an African printed tunic. The reason for this worldwide expansion is that African fashion, such as Ankara(African wax) and other cultural attire are designed in western styles combined with for example an African head wrap. African fashion has proven to be more versatile especially within the last 5 years. Not to forget, African designers and African collections who are upcoming, such as Mina Evans, Wana Sambo, Boxing Kitten, Christie Brown and more. Discover the looks of international personalities who wear African.  Read More

You might have seen this particular High plateau shoe with no heel. You know, a goat feet look-a-like shoe, but than in a high form. That last one was not to ridicule the appearance of the shoe, but simply to describe it.  Some call it the Night Walker and it made its first appearance about 2 years ago on the Runway. At that time, no normal person could get it through their thick skull to put their feet into that shoe, but 2 years later women actually do. The shoe which was then only available for the price of 1,900Eur and up and it is now available from the price of approximately 50EUR. Read More

Braids have always been a part of our African culture. Think of it, there is probably no way where you can come from a trip to the Motherland without having done the good corn rolls or the twisted braids that have a length to your behind. That’s when everyone who has not seen you in a while can see that you are back from the Motherland. A trending topic is that the braids are back to the mainstream! It has been a while since the video I got five on it by Luniz was produced, which had them dancers wearing the long braids or the Salt n Pepa videos from the 90’s. Plus it has been a while since we have seen Brandy with them tiny braids. When we see it now in the popular videos, it’s back in the mainstream. Now it has.

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Okay, Here is some news to the confused: there’s a new type of heels in fashion. Away with the small and tiny heels that make you dey tired at the end of the night when u go for clubbing. Welcome the heels with a backbone, which can make you go all night long. It’s like a 90’s déjavu: slight plateau, or absolutely none, an animal print with a stop blocking color ánd a stable heel! Read More

ABINA always keeps an eye open for style. As a matter of fact, when style is spotted, we don’t hesitate to take a camera and SNAP! Style is must be captured always. This time we spotted a few fashionista’s of color who manage a style of creativity and who manage to keep a unique style. Once our eye spots a fashionista, we don’t hesitate to ask who they are and what inspires them the most. Besides, style should be captured at best. May you inspired by the images of our African fashionistas ;).

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The spring collections of the clothing stores were staring me in the face, as I was looking for the best sale items to add to my wardrobe. As it stared at me, I felt as if I was being lifted into this romantic and sophisticated feel. When I ran into L’Officiel magazine with Chanel Iman on the cover, that’s when it hit me: the coming spring is going to be romantic! The trend of coming spring is going to embrace us with a romantic feel. I know it. This means: soft colors, like white, pink, blue, flowered prints, chiffon dresses, high-waist skirts and more. Opposing to the stop blocking colors of last summer and the snake prints of the winter season, fashion is doing a flip and is appearing to be less raw. The 90’s, the leather, and the stop blocking colors swag is still worth keeping, though. It’s just now that the trend is inspired by the fashion style of the Pan Am woman and the lady of the 60’s. Below is an idea of how to go with this romantic flow and yet keep the African accents in your style. Blown away already?‏