Three Monday SLiq treats for our readers to get your weeks off on the right note. The first (above) is a press clipping for Duro Olowu and Thelma Golden's feature in Ebony Magazine's September issue. A truly stylish and endearing couple. Happy reading.
Next, we have Oroma Elewa's second Vogue US appearance - her first being six months ago in the March issue. Happy dreaming (and doing).
Finally, we have Mimi Plange's Ebony Magazine feature. Here it is reproduced below. Happy chasing!
Sitting in front of the TV, eyes glued to the screen, a young Mimi Plange always knew how to dream big. "As a child I'd watch Fashion TV and fantasize about a career in design, I didn't know how I would get there, but I knew I would. Plange honed her skills at Cali's UC Berkeley and Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Then, at 22, she took off for the Big Apple with $400 and those same big dreams. "I thought, I'm gonna meet Tom Ford or Oscar de la Renta and he'll say, "Come work for me," she says, laughing. Plange paid her dues for nine years with merchandising gigs and design stints before launching her namesake collection. Now, at 33, it's this sister's time. Stylish songstresses Rihanna and Janelle Monae are fans, and legendary Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley edited her fall/winter 2011 line. Next up, a spring 2012 collaboration with Manolo Blahnik.
I took textural elements from the ancient practice of tribal scarification, says the Ghanaian born Plange of her fall line.
Remember their names, remember their faces, and keep learning and working hard.