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Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's new book Americanah explores the ‘strange construct’ of race in the United States. “You have to learn what it means to be black in America,” she says. In the interview she tells Terry Gross about why she aspired to have straight hair living in Nigeria:

"[T]he rite of passage from girl to woman is when you can go get a relaxer and have your hair straight. I remember looking forward very much to my last day of secondary school. … When I graduated secondary school, what I really wanted to do was go straight to the hair salon and get my relaxer, so my hair would be straight. Then I came to the U.S., and … I couldn’t afford to get a relaxer at a hair salon here because I thought it was just needlessly expensive. So I went to the drugstore and bought the relaxer kit and decided to do it myself, which didn’t end well. Having then a scalp with really bad burns, I suddenly thought, ‘Why am I even doing this?’ And that’s when I stopped using relaxers. And it took a while to accept my hair for the way that it grows from my head."

image via Random House

nprfreshair:

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's new book Americanah explores the ‘strange construct’ of race in the United States. “You have to learn what it means to be black in America,” she says. In the interview she tells Terry Gross about why she aspired to have straight hair living in Nigeria:

"[T]he rite of passage from girl to woman is when you can go get a relaxer and have your hair straight. I remember looking forward very much to my last day of secondary school. … When I graduated secondary school, what I really wanted to do was go straight to the hair salon and get my relaxer, so my hair would be straight. Then I came to the U.S., and … I couldn’t afford to get a relaxer at a hair salon here because I thought it was just needlessly expensive. So I went to the drugstore and bought the relaxer kit and decided to do it myself, which didn’t end well. Having then a scalp with really bad burns, I suddenly thought, ‘Why am I even doing this?’ And that’s when I stopped using relaxers. And it took a while to accept my hair for the way that it grows from my head."

image via Random House

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whatdoiwear:

Kate Spade New York F/W 2014 Ready to Wear | NYFW

whatdoiwear:

Kate Spade New York F/W 2014 Ready to Wear | NYFW

— 6 months ago with 39 notes
whowhatwear:

If you own one of these 7 dresses, you’ll never be out of style. 

whowhatwear:

If you own one of these 7 dresses, you’ll never be out of style. 

— 6 months ago with 228 notes
whatdoiwear:

Desigual Ready to Wear F/W 2014 Collection | The Theatre at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

whatdoiwear:

Desigual Ready to Wear F/W 2014 Collection | The Theatre at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

— 6 months ago with 99 notes
whatdoiwear:

Zuhair Murad Spring 2014 Couture 

whatdoiwear:

Zuhair Murad Spring 2014 Couture 

— 7 months ago with 77 notes

modcloth:

These elegant styles say one thing: Let’s party.

— 7 months ago with 1276 notes

thestyleline:

VIKTORIYA SENER, 26, FASHION BLOGGER, ISTANBUL

VIKTORIYA’S STYLE: It’s very various: from catchy prints to androgynous combos. Right now I’m deeply on love with pastels and femininity of 50s. 

INSPIRATION: Fairytale heroes, movie characters, books, new cities and other bloggers.

WHAT IS ONE WORD YOU WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN 2013? I think this word is definitely “EXPAND”. It refers to my knowledge, points of view, skills and world outlook.

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WANT TO CHANGE/EXPERIMENT WITH WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR PERSONAL STYLE? [I want to stop] to buy floral printed clothes, I already have little garden in my closet.

WHAT IS ONE QUESTION YOU WISH PEOPLE ASKED YOU MORE OFTEN? How to mix different printed items together (cause in my opinion wearing such clothes with simple white tee is boring)

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http://www.tiebow-tie.com/ 

— 7 months ago with 257 notes