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Prêt-À-Poundo: Top 10 'Looks of the Day' — Headwraps

See photos of style icons rocking headwraps, including Erykah Badu, Madge Sinclair and Fatima Siad. Headwraps are a Top 10 Look of the Day.

Everyday we highlight a “Look of the Day” on our Facebook page. We thought that you’d like to see the best of the best all in one spot, so we're routinely compiling some Top Looks of the Day for you. The headwrap exists in many cultures and is an ultimate accessory in the diaspora. You can tie it as you want and make a bold statement with a nice print or fabric type. One mystery to many is: how do I tie a headwrap? Well, many ways are commonly use — you can use a long strip of cloth wound 'round the head, or utilize a few extra pieces under the main one and objects like a stick. How can you ge that perfect, stunning headwrap? Practice! It won't be easy the first time and then the more you try, the more you'll find your own way and style. Above we picked the best of our look of the days focused on headwrap, enjoy the gallery! Add us on Facebook to see plenty more “Look of the Day” selections.


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Photo by Trevor Stuurman.

Interview: Thando Hopa Never Anticipated Acceptance in the Industry—She Anticipated a Fight

We speak to the South African lawyer, model, actress and activist about her historic Vogue cover, stereotypes imposed on people living with albinism and her work with human interest stories about vulnerable groups as a WEF fellow.

Vogue Portugal's April edition was a moment that caused everyone to hold their breath collectively. For the first time ever, a woman living with albinism was featured on the cover of the magazine in a sublime and timeless manner. Thando Hopa, a South African lawyer, model, actress and activist was the woman behind this historic first. It was not just a personal win for Hopa, but a victory for a community that continues to be underrepresented, stigmatised and even harmed for a condition outside of their control, particularly in Africa.

At just 31, the multi-hyphenate Hopa is a force to be reckoned with across different spaces. Through her considerable advocacy work as an activist, Hopa has and continues to dispel stereotypes and misconceptions about people living with albinism as well as changing what complex representation looks like within mainstream media. In 2018, Hopa was named the one of the world's 100 most influential women by the BBC. After hanging up her gown as a legal prosecutor after four years of working with victims of sexual assault, Hopa is on a mission to change skewed perceptions and prejudices when it comes to standards of beauty.

As a current fellow at the World Economic Forum, she is also working towards changing editorial oversights that occur when depicting historically underrepresented and vulnerable groups. The fellowship programme prepares individuals for leadership in both public and private sectors, and to work across all spheres of global society.

OkayAfrica recently spoke to Hopa to find out about how it felt to be the first woman with albinism to be featured on Vogue, the current projects she's working on and what's in the pipeline for her.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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