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This New Headwrap Collection From Fanm Djanm Is a Breath of Fresh Air

Fanm Djanm's new collection, 'Sunday Morning Light,' celebrates the beauty of womanhood in the most effortless way.

Fanm Djanm, a leading headwrap and lifestyle brand, shares their newest collection with OkayAfrica to celebrate their third anniversary of empowering and inspiring women to live boldly.


Meaning "strong woman" in Haitian Kreyol, Famn Djanm prides itself of their handmade headwraps made locally in Harlem, where they enforce a zero waste policy via reusing and recycling of fabric. They also support international wholesalers and local entrepreneurs from various African countries with their hand-picked fabrics.

The collection's editorial, Sunday Morning Light, gives us all things effortless black girl magic and the team tells us more about the inspiration when they state:

Sunday Morning Light was inspired by the inherent beauty and softness of womanhood. Paola Mathé, founder of Fanm Djanm, often creates images that teeter between realistic and whimsical, dream-like scenarios; her most recent project, Sunday Morning Light, follows suit. Teacups filled with rose petals, brightly colored macaroons, heart-shaped stickers, and pastels are only a few of the magical pieces that comprise this celebration of womanhood.

Take a look at our favorite images from the editorial, photographed by Mathé, below.

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Interview

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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