In this exclusive interview with Elizabeth Ido, Creative Director and Founder of Mmabon Custom and retail, I got to learn about how the Mmabon brand was built, the vision behind the brand and a few tips and nuggets to consider, when starting a business in the custom design and retail industry.
Sneakers are a great option during the rainy season, because it can be hard to find the right footwear. You want shoes that are waterproof, but you also want them to look cute enough to wear around. So I did some searching and rounded up a sneakers collection that are comfy, waterproof, and most importantly, stylish.
African print materials are quite distinct and beautiful in its sense. And why we Africans seem to be so in love with it the formal corporate wears than the creators is quite interesting.
I have always wondered who invented the corporate dressing rule to offices. And the need to compulsorily put on a jacket and tie even when under the hot sun all in the name of being corporately dressed.
I love looking good, don’t you? So I always come up with ways to add something simple to spice my outfit. I got so engrossed looking for reverso pieces (pieces that never go out of style and yet still standout) at one point that I almost had a nervous breakdown (just kidding). You know how you have that one shoe, blazer or pants that go with almost every clothing in your wardrobe right? *winks*. Now you get me.
I have always liked the idea of a DIY, helps to show my creative side. I discovered it back in high school.. honestly a lack in a desired urgent need births innovation from within. Thanks to impulsive buying at times, or overuse of some choice clothing, I end up having a pile of unused clothes neatly arranged for trashing.
Tie Dye, thought to be an African originated fabric was actually discovered at about 6,000 plus years ago in distant Asia. Most African kids at one point of their curriculum would have come across the tie-dyeing class, and honestly it was not my favorite, but I could not resist the outcome of my little experiment…Splendid!
Paper flowers are a great form of creativity and bonding activity in the family. DIY (Do It Yourself) Crafts have definitely come to stay. This is why you see lots of series, pictures, tutorials and techniques on how to “Do It Yourself” with basically anything from fashion, home and office decor, arts (flowers) and basically almost any craft your imagination allows.