I never made an official announcement here on Mattieologie, but I’ve started a new fashion blog: Haute Africana. It is a compilation of fashion that is African and inspired by Africa. I also mention magazine spreads and covers that feature African models (and models of color). It was important to do this – for me – as African woman and so far, it’s gotten a great response and hopefully grows into something bigger than myself.
Of course, Mattieologie is my first priority and first love, but after noticing a void of western blogs that showcase and celebrate African fashion, I took it upon myself to take a leap of faith and start Haute Africana.
This is just the beginning, so many great things have been happening for me (like today!) and I’ve always wanted to create blogs – yes, plural – that filled voids and broke barriers. So as time goes on and I get the help I need there’s much more to come.
Some of it will work and some of it won’t, but at the end of the day when anyone asks me what I’ve done I can honestly answer, “I tried.”