Hemma creates fresh, elegant collections using authentic hand-woven Kente, a textile rich in African royal tradition. Kente began to flourish in West Africa in the 17th century and still remains prominent representing social prestige, luxury, and cultural sophistication. Each garment is uniquely handmade from intricately hand-woven Kente imported from Ghana. By incorporating the same techniques used to dress Ghanaian nobility for centuries, Hemma allows each client to exude royalty. By investing in quality pieces that last a lifetime, the lives of Ghanaian school children are also impacted. A percentage of all proceeds will be donated to a West African middle school where the designers instructed classes.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


When it comes to comfy shoes whats the first thing that comes to mind, sneakers, sandals, ballet flats? Lately the shoe that comes to my mind is the oxford, although I must admit, at first I was rather intimidated by the traditionally mens shoe. For the longest time the oxford has been a classic staple in mens wear but is now no longer just for men, women are embracing this shoe as well. Pairing them with everything from dresses to jeans they always seem to look good and add a classic feel to any outfit.

Many styles of this shoe are now available if you want to opt for a less boyish traditional feel, from cutouts, bright colors, sequins, floral and even, animal print. One of the wildest pairs so far has to be the Christian Louboutin Freddy Flats, patent leather with spikes; these shoes will definitely get heads to turn. What do you think of oxfords? Do you love them, or would you rather stick to the simple ballet flat? of oxfords? Do you love them, or would you rather stick to the simple ballet flat?

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