05 Jun Bantu fields…
” I am not my hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within”
Picking out this hairstyle sparked a conflict within. I felt that I would be perceived as backward, funny-looking and unprofessional to say the least. It was only after doing my research that I understood the history behind Bantu knots, which gave me courage to embrace my culture as an African girl. Bantu means person and the hair knots were a visual representation of the origins of humanity in Africa. The hairstyle was meant to be protective and tackle tough African hair with style. Personally, I have relaxed hair which is to show how diverse Bantu knots are. They can work on box braids, relaxed hair, natural African hair and dreadlocks. On top of that, I only spent Ksh. 150 which was for the braids and the rest I did on my own. Easy. Simple. Affordable.
Field photography has been on my mind for a while now. I teamed up with Mimmie, an amazing photographer and the person behind the blog Hairandfood.com I went for a long, flowing dress to match the location. This dress is one of my favorite pieces at the moment. The detail of the material is absolutely spectacular, and the double slits and lace – up back are the icing on the cake taking it from plain to stunning.
Photography by Mimmie
Dress : Gift
Sandals : Mr. Price
Stay Saucy 🙂