Fashioning Africa

For the August edition of ELLE South Africa, editor Emilie Gambade aimed “to create a special issue that celebrates not only South African talent, but also the creativity and energy of our continent.” When people outside Africa think of the continent in terms of fashion, the image they have is of animal print and beads, [...]

Dolls for Africa

When Molemo Kgomo was looking for a doll for her daughter, she came up against a problem. She wanted a toy the little girl could identify with, but all the dolls available in the shops were white! The first black Barbie doll, Christie, was introduced in 1968, being basically just a darker hued version of [...]