Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Beyonce & Alicia rocking African Design Print

Though we all know this site Miss-Tilii to be a site for african movie reviews, every now and then i like to switch it up a notch. This morning (Wed Feb 10th 2010) i was browsing on my numerous favourite sites and blogs to get updated on whats good & whats popping and came across this.
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Bee and Alicia were spotted in Rio (Brazil) shooting their video for "Put it in a Love Song". Its so beautiful to see them rocking some african inspired prints. With a body like Bees (and Alicia's) they make this look so damn fab. We dont advocate our own prints and design enough. I am just so proud to see them wearing this. Brazil has a high number of people of african descents and i am thinking they rock such african inspired clothing too.
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May all our African Designers (Christie Brown, Jewel by Lisa etc) get some foreign clientele such as Bee, Alicia and the likes (make that money, and make it rain on your international competitive designers this 2010) - am eager to hear who the designer is for these clothes they are wearing, Lets just hope they mention an african name and not some non african who has stolen our prints and made it theirs. (Fashionista reporters BHM, MiMi & Ladybrille please feature these photos on ya'll site)
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Photo Credits: Beyonce World
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Alicia
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Enjoy.
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According to sources these above designs were by www.boxingkitten.com
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click on "About" and read about Maya Lake the so called "designer". And am sorry but what is she talking about she took the "respectability" and "piety" of a church going woman in the Civil Rights Movement and the cultural nationalism that the women from the black power women ........ blah blah blah blah. (:rollseyes:) - SAY WHAT!!!! - girl puhleese.
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Let me not get started on this. All i know is these are our african prints, I dont know what she talking. It looks nice on Bee and Alicia but this is nothing unique Maya. You simply took our african designs and make a dress out of it- go to Ghana's famous Makola market, pepper sellers and street hawkers are all rocking this like its nobodys business. At least mention some west african country in your interview or profile to let ppl know you were inspired by OUR prints. Selling it expensive in mid $200. I better go tell my hardworking seamstress Aunty Cecilia in Accra, that she let me create a site for her too and sell her styles for $100 plus. Maybe in a year she might able to afford that generator she always wanted to get uninterrupted electricity in order for her to do her work at ease.:lol:

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The style is yours, but Lady the print design aint yours.(i'm not hating, just stating facts). In one interview i read of Maya last year she mentioned "her designs were unique" - am like "Girl Poof! Bye!.:lol: You really think us africans and our designers are going keep our mouth shut for you making a statement like that. Somebody don told u wrong. My praises go to Bee and Alicia for wearing it so well. I better call my seamstress back home give her this picture of Bee and ask her to sew one for me, if only my big ass can fit into it like Bee wears it so well. Gosh I need to cut on my carbs.
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7 comments:

Nollywood Forever said...

They look absolutely fab! I know in the North East there is alot of Yoruban and Angolan influence...

Harry-Rami Itie said...

They look nice

JuaNita said...

I was thinking about that as well..these are defo african prints..give us us some credit..fab btw..

Myne Whitman said...

Bey,s look good couldn't get a good one of Alicia. Nice pics.

Tell It Like It is said...

I posted it for you now - there are 2 photos of Alicia.

ashley akinwale said...

go girlz do your thing

emansa said...

Ms-TiLii you have spoken the TRUTH re this boxkitten lady! She was boring me so much when I looked at her site. It's like she just refused to give credit to where credit was due [i.e., africans]

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