For this wedding, the bridesmaid evening gown was ordered online. I will provide more details about that experience in another post re-capping my time in the wedding, so look out for that post. Now, when it came to having my traditional dress made, I had a dilemma. Those who know me, know that I have a fashion line called 'AfroGlam Designs' that I started a while back when I was in university. I designed and sewed all the pieces myself for clients, and also presented my designs at multiple fashion shows as well as events. As a the designer for AfoGlam Designs, I also partnered with a number of brands in showcasing my designs and promoting African fashion. However, as time went on and life became more busy, I put my fashion line on hold.
This experience has inspired me begin preparations to re-launching my fashion line. I have been wanted to re-launch for a while now, but kept delaying on buying a new sewing machine. Well, the delaying has now ended! While AfroGlam Designs was my main fashion line, during that time I had planned to start a second line called 'Chic Afrique' which would be a more mature and sophisticated line with chic African inspired pieces. As I feel my current style and design aesthetic is more along these lines, I have decided to relaunch my fashion line as 'Chic Afrique' with ready to wear pieces.
So stay tuned, more info coming soon...