Women, Know Your Limits
This is a hilariously sexist video from the BBC by Harry Enfield. I died laughing when I saw it the first time...and the second time...and the seventh.
Its insanely ridiculous.
I especially heart the pre-war BBC accent, so apt.
Wana Sambo's Resort Collection
We love Wana Sambo here at Profashional HQ and the love just keeps going stronger and stronger. The WS Resort 2013 is a fun, playful collection and very wearable and I especially love these three below. FYI the sleeves on the first print dress are leather.
Find out more on wanasambo.com
In Dependence by Sarah Ladipo Manyika
I'm a huge fan of Nigerian books set in the 50s to early 80s, it's so fascinating to read about what the country was like before I was born. I especially love seeing pictures from those times too.
I first heard about this book when someone called Ladi from Utah commented on this blog, I followed the link to her blog and she mentioned this book. Luckily it was on Kindle so I got it sharply and got stuck in right away.
I've only been able to read it on my lunch breaks as I literally have no time but so far I love it. The description of Nigerian students at Oxford in the late 50s and early 60s is eerily similar to the Nigerian students abroad in the 2000s (though we were not as revolutionary, concerned more about Zara and Topshop, than Senghor and Nkrumah).
Surprisingly I've never heard about this author but I'm now on a mission to hunt down as many Nigerian authors as I can so if you've read any great books by Nigerian authors recently please let me know. I'm looking to expand that part of my library.
King Bey's GQ Cover.
A minute of silence please......
p.s. Some people etc that nutjob Sandra Rose and fellow nutters have been going on about how flat her belly is and how there's no way she carried a baby. I'm actually weak right now at the alarming level of stupidity being displayed daily. This woman is an entertainer, keeping her body right is necessary she cannot afford to let herself go so of course she'll put in more work at the gym than all those loud-mouthed tubs of lard. Plus its been over a year since she had Blue Ivy, she delivered January 8th last year do you people expect her to still be lugging around a gut full of fat? Why doesn't anyone knock all those Victoria Secret models who are on the runway in miniscule bikinis mere weeks after having babies. yet you see Beyonce a whole year since she delivered and you say her stomach is too flat to ever have been pregnant.
And to those complaining that she's too old to be posing half nude, Beyonce is 31 years old, decades younger than Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Maddona, Halle Berry etc and don't we see more of these ladies than we'd like to? Plus isn't it like almost a Hollywood rite of passage to show how much weight you've lost after having a kid. I mean Mariah was posing on the cover of US Weekly in a string bikini and heels in her 40s after she lost her baby weight, I didn't see people picketing the stands.
I really don't like to use the word "haters" but honestly people that diss Beyonce on a daily are haters of the highest degree. Its alright to not like her music, personality or what she stands for, that's fine, its your choice. But insulting her daily, saying she was never pregnant, calling her dumb and a million other myraid unnecessary comments people make are so ridiculous and far-fetched that it makes me truly wonder why people are so mad at her. I mean you have 15 year old girls getting knocked up on a daily and yet you find it so hard to believe that Jay Z was able to impregnate his wife, like why is that so hard to believe?
Another insult is that she's too perfect, if your problem with Beyonce is that she's never been in prison, photographed drunk and stumbling out of a club, smoked weed, being promiscuous, had babies out of wedlock etc then I'm sorry for you. Its a pity that she's mega successful, smart, talented, scandal-free, hard-working and in a loving marriage, its truly a pity, so awful, how dare she be a good person....
This is turning into a Beyonce rant and that wasn't my intention but this really gets my goat.
Anyhoo, this has been the best of my week.
Love and light xx