Guys, I’d like to introduce you to my friend Lily Okoronkwo at her new African fashion/culture/art blog, theglowingcolours.com
I met Lily a few years ago. We liked a lot of the same things, and we struck up an easy going friendship. At the time, she lived in Venice, working as an art broker and part time model. She put together an art exhibition for some organizations a few times in Italy, and later in Nigeria.
After a move to London to study Business Administration, Lily was expected to join her family’s winery business at graduation. She instead decided to follow her passion and get more involved in African art and fashion. There are lots of things happening on the continent and a lot of pan-African stories not getting enough air, and with Glowing Colours, she hopes to make more of these stories known to all of us. I’ve already stumbled upon new fashion icons from Senegal and Morocco through her blog, and she’s just getting started.
A Glowing Colours art exhibition is also in the works. And knowing Lily, there’ll be plenty more. So put some colour in your day by checking out the stories on her blog, and watch the space for what’s on the way.
And please, tell someone you know about theglowingcolours.com