ANKARA CAPE by V I V A

I love, love, love, can’t say love enough times love this Ankara cape. I have to say of all the million accessories I have purchased, made or in one way or another acquired (read never returned) this is by far my favorite. I have a million ideas on how to wear this cape but today I’m only going to show off the three ways I did for this photo-shoot. First of all mad shout out to Premiere Boutique Hotel because the ambiance was so dope! Everything KwanzaUg needed.

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“intro I am the tall dark stranger those warnings prepared you for”

I got this chic web cape from V.I.V.A at The Cube, Kisementi 114, along with the purple material for the outfit. They have a variety of African material to pick from with wild prints and chic designs among others. Soon as I spotted the Ankara cape I already knew what my outfit was going to be; simple but wildly intriguing.

V.I.V.A hooked us up with their tailor Abraham who made me a purple pencil skirt that hugged my little curves and had them popping. The rest of the material and some red African material I had stacked away made me a detachable trail for my skirt.

THE CAPE: I could add this to anything and it will make the outfit pop. Paired with the little purple pencil skirt and brown sandals, this outfit is ready to get me free drinks (and then some) all night!

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“You will come away bruised. You will come away bruised but this will give you poetry” — Yrsa Daley

THE TRAIL: This trail allows me to hide my overly tight little skirt if say I was going to an old people event. Or just any event where I want to pretend to be decent. I also get to tie a really dope bow at the back with the strings of the trail.

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“A woman is not written in braille, you do not need to touch her to know her.”

THE “CAPE +TRAIL” CAPE: All hail queen of Thotopia or any other real kingdom you want to crown me for. I literally pinned the cape to the trail to make my little black dress ceremonial. I am definitely going to be posting up at family functions with this on demanding people to bend the knee.

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“Queen, Know thyselfYou come from a long line of strengthhonorbeauty & intellect.”
VENUE: PREMIERE BOUTIQUE HOTEL, Mutungo Hill
PHOTO CRED: MANZI ROLLAND via I LOVE STUDIO
CLOTHES: V I V A; The Cube 114, Kisementi

Hope y’all were inspired by these photos, God knows I had a great time with the KwanzaUg team and all the parties involved.

Love & great African vibes to you… Maritza

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