Day 31 – Jan 31, 2016

Day 31

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Dress provided by Pempamsie

 

Hello,

Do you like my dress? Isn’t it lovely? I love its simplicity and of course how my blue headscarf matches the African print. This dress was designed by Kwabena and provided by Pempamsie. Notice the containers of oils, soaps, and lotions? How about the pictures on the walls and the greeting cards?

Today is the last day of Pempamsie week. Did you like the African prints? Did you enjoy viewing different parts of the shop each day? From the pictures you know Pempamsie has it all: African print clothes, accessories, beauty products like shea butter, natural health products like moringa, African wood carvings, masks, posters, pictures, books and even healthy snacks.

Thank you Pempamsie for providing today’s African print.

Please donate to Cancer Research UK through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANCR52 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

Please donate to Macmillan Cancer Support through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANMS47 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

JO

Day 30 – Jan 30, 2016

Day 30

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Dress and bag provided by Pempamsie

Hello,

What do you think of my dress? I think the colours go well with the bag, don’t you think? The dress was designed  by Kwabena and the bag was designed by Cowrie Design. Both were provided by Pempamsie. There’s a lot going on in this background isn’t there? Do you see the mini skirts, and printed shirts? Or the books and accessories? This shop is a treasure trove isn’t it? Visit them if you can they’re open till 7pm today.

Thank you Pempamsie for providing today’s African print.

Please donate to Cancer Research UK through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANCR52 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

Please donate to Macmillan Cancer Support through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANMS47 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

JO

Day 29 – Jan 29, 2016

Day 29

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Shirt provided by Pempamsie

Hello,

I have a tie round my neck, can you see it? Probably not because it’s the same fabric as the shirt. But I like the cuffs and its matching tie. Today’s shirt was designed by Kwabena and provided by Pempamsie. Notice the beauty and health products on the shelves, or the wood carvings and pictures on the wall? There’s a lot more where that came from, stop by the shop sometime, you’ll be amazed at the variety.

Thank you Pempamsie for providing today’s African print.

Please donate to Cancer Research UK through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANCR52 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

Please donate to Macmillan Cancer Support through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANMS47 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

JO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 28 – Jan 28, 2016

Day 28

Hello,

Look at the two pictures above. See how the lighting changes the colour of the fabric? I like the difference. The jacket was designed by Kwabena and provided by Pempamsie. I love the mix of fabric on this jacket, and the sleeves. Oh the sleeves! I love them. In the first picture I unbuttoned the jacket and in the next one I didn’t. Which look do you prefer? I like the buttoned look better.

Behind me is a rack of African print clothes. Skirts, dresses, trousers, jackets, all by different designers. Do you see the African mask on the wall? Lots to see and all in one place. I hope you enjoy visiting the shop as much as I do.

Enjoying Pempamsie week? I am. Drop me a line, let me know what you think.  More clothes to come, watch this space.

Thank you Pempamsie for providing today’s African print.

Please donate to Cancer Research UK through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANCR52 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

Please donate to Macmillan Cancer Support through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANMS47 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

JO

Day 27 – Jan 27, 2016

Day 27

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Jacket provided by Pempamsie

 

Hello,

How do you like my pose? Don’t know what I was thinking, but I felt super fly in this jacket. What do you think?  The jacket is designed by Yaa Ohenewa Textiles and is provided by Pempamsie.

Here I’m standing in the aisle of the health and beauty care products. They have quite a range, from moringa to shea butter, they even have healthy snacks. Stop by the shop located at 102 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1AH, or speak with them on 00(44) 208671 0800.

Thank you Pempamsie for providing today’s African print.

Please donate to Cancer Research UK through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANCR52 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

Please donate to Macmillan Cancer Support through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANMS47 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

JO

 

 

 

 

 

Day 26 – Jan 26, 2016

Day 26

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Clothing provided by Pempamsie

 

Hello,

Thanks for your birthday wishes yesterday, I was excited, happy, and grinning almost all day. I appreciate your love and support. Thank you ever so much.

By now you know I love mannequins especially when the outfit looks as good on me as it does on the mannequin 🙂 Today these mannequins and I are modelling 3 different dresses provided by Pempamsie. So you’re in for a treat today: three different African prints for your viewing pleasure.

The dress I have on was designed by Yaa Ohenewa Textiles. Michelle, the lady I wrote about yesterday is the designer. I love the mustard and blue colours of this dress and how my scarf brings out the blue print of the fabric. The sleeveless dress on the mannequin is pretty, don’t you think? I love the mix of colours. Look at the other mannequin, do you notice how the same fabric is used on the skirt and poncho?

Do you see the cards and framed  pictures in the background? These are just one of many things sold in Pempamsie. Tomorrow’s picture will show a different part of the shop. In the meantime you can stop by the shop located at 102 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1AH, and speak with them on 00(44) 208671 0800.

Thank you Pempamsie for providing today’s African print.

Please donate to Cancer Research UK through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANCR52 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

Please donate to Macmillan Cancer Support through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANMS47 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

JO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 25 – Jan 25, 2016

Day 25

 

Hello,

Happy Birthday to me … Today’s my birthday, and I’m pretty excited not only because it is my day, but also because today is the first day of Pempamsie week. Every day this week, I shall post a picture of a different African print provided by them. They are ‘specialists in natural & organic health & beauty products,’ they also stock African print clothing from various designers.

Today’s attire was designed by Kwabena. I like how the sleeves and lapels have the same shape. I also love how my scarf and this shirt match like two peas in a pod, and turquoise or teal or whatever you call this colour is one of my favourites. Pempmasie is a treasure trove, they have clothing, books, healthy snacks, beauty and healthcare products like shea butter, moringa and a lot more, which you’ll see this week because I tried to take pictures in different areas of the shop.

Do you like the framed pictures behind me? They’re for sale at £29.99 each. ‘I feel good …,’ can you see the James Brown poster just above my head? It’s worth a visit, Pempamsie is located at 102 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1AH, and you can call them on 00(44) 208671 0800.

Michelle, one of the clothing designers, was at the shop during my visit. She was kind and patient with me as I tried on clothes and took photographs. Thanks Michelle.

Thank you Pempamsie for providing today’s African print.

Please donate to Cancer Research UK through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANCR52 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

Please donate to Macmillan Cancer Support through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANMS47 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

JO

 

 

 

 

 

Day 24 – Jan 24, 2016

Day 24

 

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Skirt provided by Youmewe

Hello,

I love this skirt! It twirls, swirls and is just so much fun to wear, and the best part is that you can wear it as a jacket, too. It’s a beautiful construction: one piece of fabric that wraps around me, folds into soft pleats and drapes round either my waist when worn as a skirt or my shoulders when worn as a jacket. Can you beat that? Two outfits for the price of one. There’s even a Youtube video that shows you how to wear it as a skirt or as a jacket.

Now you know how much I love today’s African print, I’ll tell you the fascinating story behind the skirt. It was a gift. Yes, you heard right, Chantel at Youmewe our new sponsor gave me this skirt after I told her about this project. I was nosing around Old Spitalfields market, in East London, yesterday when I noticed her beautiful designs, and between selling to customers and answering questions she folded the skirt, tied it up with a string and handed it to me. Her generosity brought me to tears; I had to ask her a few times before I accepted it was a gift.

Thank you Youmewe for providing today’s African print.

Please donate to Cancer Research UK through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANCR52 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

Please donate to Macmillan Cancer Support through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANMS47 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 23 – Jan 23, 2016

Day 23

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Dress provided Johann Brun

Hello,

I’m so excited! Why? I spent a few hours at Old Spitalfields Market in East London and, wait for it, I got two new sponsors! Yes! And one of them gave me a free skirt. I’ll tell you more about her tomorrow when I wear the skirt.

Do you like my dress? I like it very much because it’s easy to wear – you know I love a one piece – and it has pockets. Can you see my hands? You can’t because it’s in the pockets trying to keep warm. Cool right? Love it.

Today’s dress was provided by one of my new sponsors, Johann Brun. He makes his clothes in his studio here in London, and had a stall at the market today. He’ll be there tomorrow, Sunday January 24th, if you want to check out his designs. He sells African print clothes and many in other fabrics. You can contact him at brunclothing@yahoo.com

Thank you Johann Brun for today’s dress.

Please donate to Cancer Research UK through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANCR52 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

Please donate to Macmillan Cancer Support through my JustGiving page by clicking on the link. Or text your donation by texting ANMS47 £10 to 70070. And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid.

JO