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Look Fabulous In Your Faux “Locs”

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The beauty of “locs” without the commitment!

Many naturalistas and hair gurus alike know it is so hard to maintain your hair in its natural state all of the time. That is where “protective styles” come in. These haistyles are meant to protect your natural hair from heat and chemical damage by covering it. There are so many women who love the beauty of “locs”, but dont have the patience to grow their hair out or commit to locking their hair for years and cutting it all off to try something new. Thats where faux “locs” come in, yes you can enjoy the beauty of “locs” without the commitment. This hairstyle has been a big trend since last year and now the Zendaya-Guiliana Rancic controversy has brought a great amount of attention to the gorgeous hairstyle. Take a look at the tutorial below to learn how to get these amazing locs or visit your nearest African braiding shop.

There you have it! A great hairstyle with a very easy process!

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Splurge or Purge? Sophia Webster Evangeline Sandal

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Sophia Webster made her debut in the fashion world with her own design house in 2013. Since then her quirky designs have been flooding runways and sidewalks all over the world. The designer’s latest collection features a rose gold and white heel with cherub/angel wings located at the back . The shoe retails at Begdorf Goodman for $560.00.

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So the question is splurge or purge?

How To: Make An Ankara Skirt And/Or Dress

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Express your own style with a custom made skirt or dress

One thing about being a lover of African fashion is depending on what’s hot in RTW (ready to wear) it is very hard to find a clothing piece made of African fabric. We can not go to any store and easily pick up a gown made of Ankara or Kente cloth. So to a tailor and/or fashion designer we go, but this method can be very costly and sometimes the quality of the clothing isn’t what you expected. They say when you want something done right, you should do it yourself. Well Tribe Appeal has gathered some information from Fashioncadet.com and BritxBrat2Fashion to guide you into creating your own custom African fashion piece! Grab those materials and get to work!

Materials:

1) A piece of fabric of your choice

2) Your choice of skirt for pattern

3) A zipper

4) Sewing pins

5) Scissors

6) Chalk/pencil

7)Sewing machine or thread & needle

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Directions:


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  1. Place the fabric on a table or flat surface.
  2. Fold the fabric in half
  3. Place the skirt on top of the folded fabric to get the skirt pattern
  4. Mark the pattern using a piece of chalk or pencil
  5. Cut out the fabric according to the pattern and start sewing
  6. Pin the zipper to the back of the skirt (If you want the zipper to show, place it on the outside of the skirt)

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Now if you would like to make a dress, you may apply the same technique used above and also watch the video below.

Shining Stars of The Grammys! Best and Worst Dressed

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The red carpet was taken to another level

The biggest award show in music took place this Sunday and there were some great looks walking along the red carpet. Superstar acts from RIhanna to Paul McCartney graced the Grammy Stage and red carpet.We were all excited to view the great performances , but most of us were really waiting on the dazzling looks of the stars.  Every star has their own taste and this event was the perfect one to showcase their artistic creativity. Many acts passed with flying colors, while others lagged way behind.

Take a look at who we thought were the best dressed of Grammy night 2015

1. Taylor Swift

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2. Ariana Grande

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3.Giuliana Rancic

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4. Jesse J

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5. Gwen Stefani

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6.Katy Perry

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7. Kim Kardashian

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8. Nicki Minaj

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9. Ciara

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10. Kat Graham

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11. Kimberly Perry

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12. Lady Gaga

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13. Rita Ora

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14. Paris Hilton

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Now everyone wasn’t fashion forward in our eyes when it came to the Grammys. Here are our picks for worst dressed…

1. Joy Villa

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Girl!…*Blank Stare Emoji*

2. Zendaya

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This girl is breathtakingly beautiful, but this dress looks like a frock it’s doing nothing for her natural silhouette, the cut makes her look much older and the lipstick choice is not the best. I believe with the right stylist she can really make a solid name for herself in Hollywood! Hey Zandaya girl!! Let us help you, you will absolutely LOVE your new looks!

3.Charli XCX

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We really see where Charli was trying to take this look, we get it…it’s the Grammys….it’s the only time to show off creativity through fashion and not be bashed, but this look was not it. The satin tuxedo with the hot pink bow tie would have really been nice without her choice of shoe and the fur. I personally would have styled her with a brighter colored fur , or got rid of the fur all together and paired this look with a rocker style clutch covered in gems. The pink satin peep toe heels would have been replaced immediately with something neutral or even white.

Honorable Mention: Rihanna

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When we see Rihanna we think of as little clothing as possible, that’s why when she showed up on the carpet this year in this dress everyone was a bit shocked because it was so much fabric. I will say I am down with the #RihNavy, but I am not feeling this dress, what I do feel is the way Rihanna carried herself in it. The dress was very playful and risky just like her personality! I’m not giving her Best or Worst dressed, I feel she walks in her own lane when it comes down to fashion.

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Christmas Nail Art: Santa & Rudoplph Nails

Get in the holiday spirit with some festive DIY nail art

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Now that the holidays are literally right around the corner you can definitely begin expressing your joy for the season. Some may showcase their spirit through their clothing and hair, but others who want to show off a holiday manicure are out there too. In this tutorial nail guru “The crafty ninja” brings us an easy DIY Santa and Rudolph manicure. All you need are the correct nail polish colors and a nail art dotter (If you do not own one of these tools the end of a bobby pin will work just fine 🙂 ) Check out this beautiful nail artwork and try it on yourself for the season!

Celebrity Stylist Jason Boateng Debuts Resort 2015 Collection!

We see you Jason!

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Ghanaian celebrity stylist Jason Boateng has ventured into creating his own collection. The UK based stylist has styled names like Will I Am, Nicki Minaj, Iyanya, Yvonne Nelson & more.. His Resort 2015 collection named “Power Of a Woman”  is inspired by red carpet looks throughout the ages. A place that he is no stranger to!

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It pays homage to beauty and the power of sex appeal and simplicity. Using fabrics like brocades, silk, Russian lace and stretched mesh, he incorporated soft, feminine allure that slip onto the female form with the pieces.

The shades of nudes and whites signify purity, while the cobalt blues, gold and black show off strength and resilience. The structured masculine cuts on the long lined blazers evoke a sense of power as the jackets are lined inside with yellow piping that is signature Jason Boateng.

This collection is for the strong willed and confident woman. A woman who is not afraid of taking risks will absolutely love this colection. The silhouettes are absolutely gorgeous and speak to his classic sense of style.

Check out the collection below:

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More information can be found at Jason’s site!