CULTURE MIX!!!

Hello and Welcome to my first ever blog post. This will be an interesting experience considering i do not like talking about myself hahaha! If this is your first time coming in contact with me via social media, i'll tell you a bit about myself. I am Nigerian, born and raised. Oldest of six weird siblings. Sooo that makes me weird too and i  can't have it any other way hahaha! Moved to the  United States in my late teens over a decade ago. Can you already tell i love laughing!! I am actually laughing right now. Okay lets get serious here..a little maybe. This blog is my way of sharing my creative side, muses, collaboration, thoughts, i have a background in anthropology so you should be seeing that. Yeah, i tend to write how i talk so do not expect a thesis. If there are any subjects you will love to see more of, please do not hesitate to tell me either by putting up a comment here, or on my Instagram brand page @officialkahkti  I plan to have fun with this so join me.

 

The best way to describe myself will be a human gumbo. If you do not already know, United States is a melting pot. Moving to this country in your teens can get you a bit muddled in terms of fitting in. The influx of knowledge and different cultures can be confusing. I did not allow that deter me from opening up myself to the beauty of these cultures. Whether we agree or not, we are more alike than we are different. Instead of aiming to fit in, i allowed evolution take its course. I embrace my individuality because it is the sheer representation of me. Of course my mood does have a hand in it too. It depends on what part of me decides to come out to play. Why did this last line just remind me of the movie Child's play ? hahahah! The line "hi i'm chuckie wanna play" i hated that movie as a kid...scared the crap out of me. Anyways,  i am mood driven. Now that you know that my self expression involves mixing cultures, my first blog post and most likely all my blogs will introduce you to the culture[s] that inspired the style. These images were taken in Nigeria, by my younger sister. My aunt had invited the family to a house warming party and of course i did not want to waste a good outfit right.  These are my beautiful inspirations!!!! Can you tell that the majority of my inspirations are Women?! 

    Inspired by these images Buba ( top right by Eliot Elisofon  Lagos, Nigeria) which is a style of blouse accustomed to the Yorubas of western Nigeria. Bottom right- Old Philippines Womens fashion. Ph. unknown. Top left-  my braid inspiration from the Hamer people of ethiopia,

 

Inspired by these images Buba ( top right by Eliot Elisofon  Lagos, Nigeria) which is a style of blouse accustomed to the Yorubas of western Nigeria. Bottom right- Old Philippines Womens fashion. Ph. unknown. Top left-  my braid inspiration from the Hamer people of ethiopia,

 moving in similar rhythm as the plant

moving in similar rhythm as the plant

  I have had this top since i was nineteen years old or probably younger. I don't know about your Nigerian parents but mine love to get their money's worth so they made loose clothes for us hahahah!! Besides, Bubu tops are generally loose fit.

 I have had this top since i was nineteen years old or probably younger. I don't know about your Nigerian parents but mine love to get their money's worth so they made loose clothes for us hahahah!! Besides, Bubu tops are generally loose fit.

 Skirt by me! www.kahkti.com  Shoes were on sale from urbanoutfitters

Skirt by me! www.kahkti.com  Shoes were on sale from urbanoutfitters

 The gold fabric is what we call Gele in Nigeria. It's a head scarf but i tied it on my waist.

The gold fabric is what we call Gele in Nigeria. It's a head scarf but i tied it on my waist.

 Hope you loved my first shot at blogging. Please leave your comments and suggestions below.  Until next time BEYOUTIfuls. KAHKTIKulture!! xx  Aku

Hope you loved my first shot at blogging. Please leave your comments and suggestions below.  Until next time BEYOUTIfuls. KAHKTIKulture!! xx

Aku