I am literally in shock right now. The ONLY blog I visit daily. The biggest black fashion blog in the world FASHION BOMB DAILY has featured my dress on their site and all social media. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. I can’t. There has been so much traffic to Zuvaa one of the sites I’m selling the dress on that it caused the website to crash. Bummer. But I don’t think I’m going to understand the full gravity of this until the next few weeks. You can still purchase on my etsy: www.asikereafana.etsy.com Buying more fabric now. Check it out: Fashion Bomb Daily Cool Find -aa
I am literally in shock right now. The ONLY blog I visit daily. The biggest black fashion blog in the world FASHION BOMB DAILY has featured my dress on their site and all social media. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. I can’t. There has been so much traffic to Zuvaa one of the sites I’m selling the dress on that it caused the website to crash. Bummer. But I don’t think I’m going to understand the full gravity of this until the next few weeks. You can still purchase on my etsy: www.asikereafana.etsy.com
Buying more fabric now.
Check it out: Fashion Bomb Daily Cool Find
I’ve been nominated for Best Emerging Designer for African Fashion Week this year. It looks like I’ll be too busy sewing to take in any of the fashion shows but will be going to the African Fashion Industry Awards on Sunday. Check out the events the week launches today.
Hola. Summer is ramping up and I’ll be at two events this weekend. The first is Oth3r Moth3r tonight where I’ll be doing complimentary crystal healing for the summer solstice.Come celebrate the longest day and the symbollic and metaphysical awakening of consciousness of right with some reiki crystal healing, super chill music and unique people in your life. This is a private event so get at me for details.
The next event is on Sunday Afternoon. It’s a fundraiser for a cancer organization in Grenada called Pink Ribbon Society. It’s being put on by a participant of the Miss Grenada Day pageant 2014. Click here for the Eventbrite link. My clothing will be modeled by a few lovely ladies. During the event.
I don’t know if I’d use the official Ashley Alexis McFarlane, CCH after my name. Lol. Though it would be tempting. But I’m starting a course in crystal healing and I’m so happy I just needed to post. You may have noticed my recent posts on crystals and gemstones related to arkilogika, but I’ve been in love with crystals since I was in high school. Metaphysical and crystal shops were my favourite hangout spot. As a Reiki practitioner, and soon to be counsellor/psychotherapist, I’m very interested in using energy to heal.
After attending a recent conference at OISE on Black Psychotherapy, this interest went deeper into understanding how to utilize energy healing and more hollistic healing in general as it relates to Euro-Western/ North American mental health. A speaker said one way to do so was to incorporate language and spirituality. I think it would be tough to do this when working with diverse clients, especially the spiritual part. But of all the alt healing practices I think would lend it self very well to doing so, I think crystals is one of them. Crystals have been used to heal across many cultures, and their energy is universal.
I’ll be receiving my certification after 200hr of study through Peaceful Mind, and the National Association for Hollistic Wellness. Can’t wait.
The annual Afrochic Fashion and Cultural Arts show will be taking place this Saturday, June 14th from 4-9pm. As always I will be displaying my new looks. Much is already available in my Etsy shop, but look out for a couple of brand new pieces! Word on the street is that this is the final Afrochic ever. It’s hard to put on and sponsors are spare. As some of you may know I’ve been involved since the beginning and have always debuted my new line here. It will be very sad to see it go. I’ll try to make sure that it doesn’t happen as it’s become one of the most exciting yearly celebrations of black culture and style in Toronto.
I’ll be launching a line of healing crystal and gemstone jewellery called arkilogika this month! Stay tuned. You can shop a few of my pieces now, at Three Fates on Queen West. I’ll be launching an etsy store featuring jewlery and rare gemstones in partnership with 72 Gem Street in Yorkville. 72 Gem Street is run by local gemstone dealer, designer and ‘Jewellery Counsellor’ Ada.
The arkilogika line will feature gemstones that maintain their original form that have undergone an alchemical process called electroforming. Electroforming deposits layers of copper, nickel and then gold or silver onto the gems to make pendants, rings, earrings, and bracelets.
I’m super excited about this project as I am also a reiki healer and use gemstones in my practice. Keep your eyes peeled.
My friend posted a link to one of the episodes on facebook. So love to watch these on youtube. The fashion and beauty of these women is delicious. And I recognize that strip in Accra. It’s a youtube soap about African ex-pats returning to the country of Ghana. So makes me want to move to the West Coast!