Cafe Fashionista

 

 

There they are :(

In Chicago, coffee and fashion go together. If you like spending a lot of time at the coffee shop, make sure to invest in a few cafe get ups. I tend to do my own thing, but artsy geek-chic seems to be the norm around here.  The spring is well on its way out. The weather tends to be a nice mix. Lots of sun with a little bit of nippy wind. Great weather for tights, little dresses, and a pair of Ran Ban. A couple weeks ago, I laid out a navy blue, doll-like dress for the morning. But the navy blue seemed a bit drab. So I went off  to the bottom of my trunk to pull out these super-flowery tights I’ve had for ages but had never worn. I looked pretty ship-shape, at least, to my mind. At the coffee shop, I ordered a bottomless cup of coffee and settled down to do some writing. Things went downhill from here. Ok, see these cute flower embroidery? They are actually mini-poison ivy in their own right. If you know anything about the human mind, you know it can’t and won’t work well when it’s stuck with a pair of itchy legs trapped in tights. Didn’t want to walk the half mile back home without having gotten any work done. So in the middle of the itch storm, I read a few letters by Heloise and Abelard and called it a short morning. So much for cafe lounging in my cafe get up.

 

Photo: Nickolas Muray via

Tags: , , , ,

I'm finishing up a phd at Duke University where I study African novels, which I believe are some of the loveliest things ever written. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

African Literature on Instagram Vol. 3 | Taiye Selasi: The Jet-setting Literary Diva

Screen-Shot-2015-09-04-at-12.21.51-AM1-e1441345623461

It’s yet another edition of the “African Literature on Instagram” series, and we can’t wait to take you into the magical […]

The Hunt | by C.J. Tahmla | African Crime Thriller

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 6.52.40 PM

It was finished. After a week of stalking the prey, they had finally cornered him in a secluded part of […]

Deborah Ahenkorah is Inspiring in this Video About African Children’s Literature

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 10.35.16 PM

We feel so inspired watching Deborah Ahenkorah talk about her passion for African children’s literature. Ahenkorah, for those who do […]

Africa’s Rising Literary Stars | Meet Akwaeke Emezi

Processed with VSCOcam with a5 preset

The literary hustle is tough. That’s why we have nothing but mad love and respect for our African writers, both […]

Ten Life Lessons From Chaka | By David Evans | Book Review

Chaka-e1408424211572

A while back, David Evans and I had a Twitter conversation. Somewhere along the line I recommended Chaka, a historical […]

Interview | Eghosa Imasuen Talks Nigerian Publishing Industry & Obasanjo’s Memoirs | by Kola Tubosun

Eghosa-imasuen

Eghosa Imasuen is the C.O.O at Farafina-Kachifo, one of Africa’s top publishing houses. He is the author of To Saint […]