How to tie a headwrap – Part 3

Here is my third headwrap tutorial video – this time featuring a little prop, my AWE Inspired Classic Diamond Awe Medallion’.

Watch the videos here, you can slide right to watch the full video which is broken to 3 parts but clicking on the left and right arrow on the Instagram post below – enjoy! Also clear here to watch the tutorial.

 

How to tie a headwrap – Part 2
Here is my second headscarf tutorial video, as requested by my Instagram followers…

I tie this style for drama and ease – all your hair away from your face and a pretty cool statement. If this headband tutorial is easy to follow then I’ll keep going, so let me know in the comments please. If you have a favourite style you would like me to recreate, comment under the pic (browse #SamatasHeadwrap on Instagram to see them). This gorgeous headscarf is from  luxury British fashion house Lily and Lionel, I actually met the founder at Tom Dixon  dinner last year – she is incredible and talented so do take a look at what the brand creates by clicking in the link about my look here.

Giving this a go as I was asked to do some headwrap guides for ya. I filmed this very quickly but hope the gist is easy to get? I need to keep it simple when I’m busy and have hair off my face when I’m having ‘a day’. Recently had some allergies and hair needed to be off my face for that reason too. If this headband tutorial is easy to follow then I’ll do some more complicated ones, so let me know in the comments please. Started with a simple one >>> flip over…sorry lighting went crazy, did this by a window and the sun surged! If you have a favourite style you would like me to recreate, comment under the pic (browse #SamatasHeadwrap to see them). _______________________________________________________ #HeadWraps #Guide #HowTo

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Take a look at my first video tutorial above by hovering over the image and clicking the right arrow (on the right side of the picture) which appears in a circle.
Modal and vintage Rokit

Whilst filming my second instalment of the Headwrap series I wore my ASOS Modal skirt, a vintage Rokit denim shirt and my Lily & Lionel headscarf. Here is some info on my look below…

ASOS have a soft modal midi skirt with splices in the mix as part of their eco-offering, and it’s really gorgeous. A type of rayon, modal is a semi-synthetic cellulose fibre made by spinning reconstituted cellulose. It is used alone or with other fibres (often cotton or spandex) in household items such as pyjamas or underwear, but in recent years it has started to transition into being worn for more fashionable purposes. A second generation cellulosic fibre, modal is well known for its softness; commonly described as ‘soft as a feather’ and the ‘softest fibre in the world’ – keep an eye out for this fabric as it makes a resurgence. It really soothes against your skin. Read more…

Browse Samata’s Headwraps here

British Vintage-Inspired Fashion

RIXO was founded by London College of Fashion alumni (and best friends) Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey. The two friends found their symbiosis in 2015, and have since been focused on vintage-inspired distinctly British womenswear.

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What to expect? Think contemporary pieces with signature details, including intricate hand painted original prints and devil-is-in-the-detail trim. Think anti-mass production and pro-timeless design. Find out more about the brand here.

Chop Jollof En Vacances with Frost & Onyx

Founded by by Funmi, a British-Nigerian lawyer based in New York and London, Frost & Onyx offer an easy collection of luxury Tops and Tanks with bold African statements – I’ve worn their ‘Melanin Chic’ and ‘Chop Jollof’ tees and have to say the fit of the latter is gorgeous – delicately draped, it has a slight crop to the body which gives  a sexy laid back silhouette.

WEAR THE LOOK: T-Shirt – Frost & Onyx  | Shoes – Opificio V Milan | Sunglasses – Rokit Vintage

They keep their collections super tight and streamlined, focusing on simple originality. Made in the Netherlands, these t-shirts also feel lush, fit comfortably and are the epitome of  casual-lux inspired by the ‘modern African girl’. Designer Funmi wanted to create a brand which captured the essence of her British African friends, women she knew to be conscious, well-travelled, intelligent and most importantly, proud of their African heritage.

The newest addition ‘I Go Accra’ is on my wishlist – as you all know, I love a good statement t-shirt. The ‘En Vacances’ instalment is part of the new ’Travel the World’ collection of T-shirts which reveal the philosophy at the heart of the F&O, global wanderlust champions.

Shop the brand here – t-shirts start from £15.

Simple headwrap tutorials…testing, testing! How to tie a headwrap – Part 1

Giving this a go as I was asked to do some headwrap guides for ya. I filmed this very quickly but hope the gist is easy to get? I need to keep it simple when I’m busy and have hair off my face when I’m having ‘a day’. Recently had some allergies and hair needed to be off my face for that reason too. If this headband tutorial is easy to follow then I’ll do some more complicated ones, so let me know in the comments please. Started with a simple one >>> flip over…sorry lighting went crazy, did this by a window and the sun surged! If you have a favourite style you would like me to recreate, comment under the pic (browse #SamatasHeadwrap to see them). _______________________________________________________ #HeadWraps #Guide #HowTo

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Take a look at video tutorial above by hovering over the image and clicking the right arrow (on the right side of the picture) which appears in a circle.