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Anitah Quansah's Must-Have Jewelry Pieces For S/S 14

London-based designer Anitah Quansah's must-have jewelry collection for Spring/Summer 14.

Anitah Quansah constantly surprises us. Each one of her collections is more beautiful than the last and every piece of her jewelry has its own stunning magic. With Silhouette of Power, the Quansah's eponymous label unveils a limited edition series of bold, statement neckpieces with minimal details. A designer of Nigerian background, it's hard to miss the diaspora influence in Anitah Quansah's S/S 14 collection — most of the materials used where sourced from Africa and India, including shells, feathers, beads, faceted crystals, semi-precious stones, fabrics and more. The designer told Bella Naija that "this S/S 14 collection of handmade jewelries explores the rich African artistry and craftsmanship [as well as the] rich, powerful, aristocratic glamour and pageantry of the 17th century, characterized by high ruffled collars and bejeweled fabrics worn by Queen Elizabeth I of England." One of the OKA favorite, Anitah Quansah's jewelry is a must-have for Spring/Summer 14. Check out the lookbook above, which features Nigerian model Ayoola Bakare and feel free to tweet about it to @okayafrica with #anitahquansah.
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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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