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Is Kanye ranting or kicking knowledge at Barclays Arena BK?

Is Kanye ranting or kicking knowledge at Barclays Arena BK???



Accra, Ghana is on fire with Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2013.

Accra, Ghana is on fire with fashion this week!

Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2013 hits the runways and exhibition halls of Accra today!

Fashion week will include some amazing designers,  There will be seminars, exhibitions, over 50 runway shows and parties to attend!  Not to forget, 70 plus stunning international models.

Jon Germaine, Okyeame Kwame and Gina West will be performing.

6th/Nov/2013- Private cocktail opening at Alisa Hotel.

thru 9th/Nov2013- Accra International Conference Centre
Fashion shows- 5 pm to 10 pm daily
Free fashion sale exhibition
10 am to 9 pm daily

9th/Nov/2013- Business of Fashion Seminar
10 am to 1 pm at Alisa Hotel

10th/Nov/2013- Runway Designers Pop Up Shop
10 am to 5 pm at Alisa Hotel


PRICE-  Daily tickets:  GHC 50
3 day package: GHC 100         Tickets are available at:
Koala, Airport Shell, Ticket Doug and                                                                              Silverbird

Accra Ghana Fashion Week

Glitz African Fashion Week takes over Accra Ghana. Photo credit:

What will Jay Z do about the Barneys and Trayvon Christian incident?

Barneys NYC photocredit:

Will Jay Z cancel his high end clothing line with Barneys over Trayvon Christian incident?


What will Jay Z do about the Barneys and Trayvon Christian incident?

artikleblak will be keeping a close post on this unfortunately occurrence.

Considering Jay Z really could do without the extra income of a high end clothing line collabo with Barneys his decision will be epic!

Stay tuned.

Read details on

African Fashion Week 2013 Los Angeles CA

African Fashion Week Oct 2013 Los Angeles CA (DTLA)

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The wealthy elite of Nigeria have always flown abroad to do their shopping for clothes etc..

Photo credit: (AFP)

Nigerian elites can shop high end fashion at home

These “jet-set” shopping sprees take place monthly and some time bi-weekly.

Always known for their sense of style. Nigerians rock the hottest of the hot when it comes to fashion.


Now thanks to boutiques such as Temple Muse, Nigerians can shop locally and relax sipping champagne.  “I found a niche in the market,” said Avinash Wadhwani, co-owner of Temple Muse boutique in the posh Victoria Island neighbourhood of Lagos.

artikle thinks Africa in on the verge of a international Fashion EXPLOSION with the capitol, Lagos, leading the way.  🙂

Read more about this store here.


Ozwald Boateng giving back to Africa

Ozwald Boateng giving back to Africa.

Mr. Boateng is one of artikle’s favorite designers.

His suits are impeccable!

It’s fantastic to see Mr. Ozwald Boateng giving back to Africa.

artikleblak agrees totally with Boateng that Africa is usually shown in a poor light;

Poor people, disease, corruption, warfare and hunger, very dark.

Yes it is time for a different take of the great continent of Africa!

The people are so vibrant and celebrate life. The arts, the fashion, the technologies. It’s is simply an amazing landmass.

So hats off to Ozwald Boateng. Now is the time to development Africa.



So the US Olympic Committee awarded the US Olympic teams uniform to famous US designer, Ralph Lauren. However the actual uniforms were made in China! Talk about greed.

America needs to stop outsourcing jobs and bring jobs back to the USA!

We need to see made in the USA again on garments, etc.

Outsourcing is killing our economy and making our athletes look like clowns.

“Stop the greed and stop the bleed!”

artikleblak 2012

US Olympic uniforms made in China

Stop the greed. Stop the bleed! artikleblak speaks.

Hot Fashion Week Lagos Nigeria 2012

Lagos, Nigeria is on fire is on fire when it comes to fashion.

Courtesy of
“With 77 designers, over 50 models and in excess of 50,000 attendees, including international press and buyers, ARISE MAGAZINE FASHION WEEK 2012 (AMFW) concluded its second annual fashion week in spectacular style on Sunday night (March 11 2012), on the grounds of the 5-Star Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria.
A standing ovation greeted the British designer Ozwald Boateng as he brought the Fashion Week to its close with his signature presentation of bespoke suits.”

Lagos Nigeria Fashion Week 2012

One of the hottest fashion week's on record, Lagos

Fashion Week 2012 : Lagos, Nigeria.
Lagos, Nigeria is quickly becoming one of the hottest fashion weeks in the fashion world.
You have Paris, New York, Milan and London. Lagos is now on the map.
With Africa’s largest population and Lagos being the second fastest growing city in Africa, Lagos is fast becoming the cultural capital of Africa.
Nigerians have such a sense of style and fashion, this makes total sense.
For more info on Lagos Fashion Week 2012 please click on Global Grind.

Check out Fashion Week 2012 in Lagos Nigeria


So Rocawear and Jay z have worked out a integrated marketing deal with the 27 time World Champion New York Yankees!

Rocawear signs will be placed in Yankee Stadium and in NY Yankee promotions.

Since makes perfect sense since Jay make the Yankee cap more famous than the Yankees do> 🙂

Jay z, Rocawear and NY Yankees team up for 2012 season

Rocawear partners with New York Yankees Photo Credit: Rocawear

Ozwald Boateng appointed by CNN as Fashion Correspondent for Royal wedding

Ozwald Boateng CNN Fashion Correspondent for Royal wedding

The amazing bespoke couture designer Ozwald Boateng give fashion advice on CNN for royal wedding.

Ozwald Boateng appointed by CNN as Fashion Correspondent for Royal wedding.

Ozwald Boateng must be one of the world finest designers in the modern world.

His sense of style and lines on his bespoke couture is nothing next to amazing.

Congratz Oz Boateng. artikleblak looks forward to when you open a store on Rodeo Dr. in Beverly Hills.:)

Original story courtesy of

OB Appointed CNN Royal Wedding Correspondent

An exciting week ahead for Ozwald Boateng! He has been appointed by CNN as their Fashion Correspondent for this week’s coverage of the Royal wedding. He will be presenting with Piers Morgan and Richard Quest LIVE on CNN from 9am on the big day, offering his expertise from a style point of view.Piers, Richard and Ozwald will be decked out head to toe in Boateng suits from the S/S 11 ‘A Man’s Story’ collection for the celebrations, so please tweet and facebook your thoughts on their outfits. Let us know what you think!

Before Friday’s events you can also tune in to Ozwald on the Piers Morgan Tonight show. He will be giving his thoughts on the Royal Wedding, the UK fashion industry and what he has in store for the fashion industry in future years.

Piers Morgan Tonight Airs on Tuesday 26th April at 2am (UK Time), and will be repeated on Wednesday 27th April at 8pm.

Last week CNN caught up with Ozwald to chat about his initial thoughts on fashion, the history of Savile Row and its links to the Royal family throughout history. Click here to watch the segment on CCN’s website.

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