DENIM ON BLACK

DENIM ON BLACK

I walk by past this amazing tar black wall every other day.

The wall is so pigmented, It’s really such a beautiful wall. I smell petrol when I walk past this wall, that’s how richly black this wall is.

I’ve always wanted to shoot at this wall and finally Stef and I got around to it.

 

Shop this Look 👀
Ankara Top – Available on Order
White denim – Available at HouseofHussam
Denim Jacket – Borrowed from Stef
Shoes – Primark

The pigment of the wall reminds me of my skin. I was watching a YouTube video and it was about two young black brothers arguing bout their race.

The littlest boy proudly claimed he was ‘brack’ whereas the older brother claimed he was brown. It wasn’t until their dad explained it to them. Their ethnicity was black but the colour of their skin was brown.

If you look closely to some of these pictures, my skin appears to be as black as the walls. The colour has been reflected on to my skin. The two have blended together and I love it.

Have you noticed that I love ankara and denim. It seems like I’m always pairing the two.

How to Ankara and Denim

I got this black and white material from my mama, there wasn’t much of it and so I opted to make a crop top and matching choker. If you are interested in one HMU.

I love pairing this top with white high waisted jeans that I got from a shop in the Nairobi CBD. I spent the less than £10 on these jeans.

I struggle finding a pair of jeans that fits well as I have a small waist and a big posterior.

I know Topshop and Newlook have good fitting jeans but I am not about to spend £40 each on 4 pairs of Jamie jeans when I can get 4 pairs at the same price elsewhere.

Finally I threw on this jean jacket from Stef. Find you a photographer like mine, one who goes above and beyond to get the perfect shot. We actually almost got arrested for terrorism together. I will actually save that story for my YouTube channel.

Love your skin. Love your melanin. Whether you are red, brown, black or yellow. Love your complexion. Stop allowing society to set fair skin as the standard of beauty.

Your skin colour was is not by accident. You were made as you are for a purpose.

Love and Light ☀️

Rafikis.

Location – Black Griffins Lane, Canterbury
Shots by – Stefany Olaka
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