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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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Beat of The Week: Mavins “Looku Looku”

Don Jazzy is at it again!

The wonderful Mavins crew out of Nigeria has given us a fun song to rock out to for ages. “Looku Looku” is a great jam describing all of the nay sayers and haters in our life that we just need to learn to shake off. The song says to have no cares about haters and jealousy and continue to strive. The jam of bosses!  The fun video is set in a huge block party during the day and night and features many stylish outfits. The men are rocking casual street wear with stunning jewelry pieces while Di’ja and Tiwa rock urban contemporary pieces. The video is a great along with the positive message of the record. Enjoy!

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.

Beat of The Week: G-Rize Feat Chris DeShield “LIB Ladies”

For my LIB girls dem! #LiberianGirlsRock

Rising Liberian artist G-Rize has brought us another hit along with smooth crooner Chris DeShield called “LIB Ladies”. The video not only brings light to Liberia’s amazing talent, but our great fashion. The two super stars rock outfits with a hint of African print, while the lovely models dazzle viewers with custom made ankara and kente print pieces. Everything is on point in this video from the fashion, to the vocals and locations. This is a great song to rock with your fellow LIB or African sisters period! We can’t wait to see more from both great artists!

Nne and Ike Show Present “An African Valentine”

Hahaha very funny!

The dymnamic duo Nne and Ike have done it again with this Valentine day parody! The perfect mixture of hilarious scenarios, terrible acting (on purpose) and wit only most Africans would understand makes this clip one to have you ROTFL. Take a look at this belly buster above!

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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The Color You Should Wear More Of In 2015

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*Drumroll please*

Pantone has always been the solid force in shaping RTW and Couture line’s color choices within the fashion industry. the company’s color matching system is referenced throughout the whole year in order to create beautiful clothing that will appeal to the eye’s and heart’s of buyers. As tradition holds Pantone has released the color of the year: Marsala. This color is a sleek maroon shade that has a hint of bright burgundy mixed with it. Last year’s color “Radiant Orchid” was splashed all over the runways and streets of the fashion world.

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Marsala will be the popular color in fashion wear, beauty, hair and home decor. If you call yourself a fashionista you must showcase this beautful hue in your own special way. Expect to be known as a fashion forward individual when striding in something Marsala toned this year. Here are some great ideas on how to rock this electric color and rock it with confidence whether it is on your face, in your home or on your body.

Some beautiful dresses

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Beauty products

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Home Decor

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