Mandela’s tailor on mission to boost African fashion

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Ivorian-Burkinabe tailor Pathe’O can look back on a 50-year career that has seen him rise from self-taught improviser to supplier of Africa’s wealthy and powerful, including anti-apartheid torchbearer Nelson Mandela.

As well as South Africa’s first black president, his richly coloured shirts have graced the backs of Moroccan King Mohamed VI, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and the continent’s richest man Aliko Dangote.

Now he’s doing his best to change attitudes to his profession across Africa and create opportunities for the next generation.

“In the minds of many people here, tailoring is a job

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AirTag Accessories: Keyrings and Holders for Apple’s AirTags

Apple’s AirTags do not come with a hole or any kind of attachment method, and short of drilling your own, you’re going to need some kind of keyring, adhesive mount, or holder to attach the AirTag to various items.

In this guide, we’ve rounded up a list of useful third-party ‌AirTags‌ accessories that you might want to check out.


Apple makes its own series of AirTag cases, which are available in either silicone or leather and are priced at $29 to $39, plus there are several high-end Hermès AirTag holders priced starting at $299.

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Belkin Secure Holder


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Leather messenger bags vs. canvas messenger bags

Despite its rugged quality, leather can scuff easily. And if your leather messenger bag gets wet, it can stain or even get ruined if it gets soaked one too many times. Leather bags can also be a costly investment for this reason and you’ll have to take special care of them in order to maintain their luster. Lastly, unless you’re in the market for a bag in some shade of brown or black, you’re going to find that you’re pretty limited on color options when it comes to genuine leather products.

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Ivory elephant tusk jewelry taken from traveler at Detroit Metro Airport

ROMULUS, Mich. – Ivory jewelry made from elephant tusks was recently taken from a traveler at Detroit Metro Airport, officials said.

A passenger from South Korea arrived at DTW on Monday (May 17) and was discovered to have ivory prayer beads and bracelets made from the tusks of elephants, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The ivory must meet certain U.S. Fish and Wildlife import/export requirements, officials said. It is not allowed in the U.S. due to the Endangered Species Act, which protects African elephants from a rise in poaching, CBP Director of Field Operations Christopher Perry tweeted.

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Designer shoes worth buying | CNN Underscored

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It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love a good steal — but there are a few pieces that are worth splurging on. For some, it’s an iconic handbag, and for others, it could be a piece of jewelry that they’ve been saving up for. Somehow, for editors and influencers alike, the one thing they’ll always shell out for is a great pair of shoes.

“When I invest in my wardrobe, shoes and bags are always my go-to,” says Kelsey Stiegman, a senior style editor at Seventeen. “I try to go for pieces that are either incredibly

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‘I felt nauseous in Topshop’: why a fashion editor gave up buying new clothes | Fashion

It was April 2019. I was seven months pregnant and in Topshop, looking for something large in which to rehome my body.

I was wearing a maternity dress that, if you had seen me pregnant, you would have recognised – a cheap, pleated wraparound in a red floral print that expanded as I expanded. I imagined Issey Miyake, but increasingly looked more like an armchair. It had served me well, but I was determined to buy something, anything, to see me through the next few months.

Ferrier’s red maternity dress – her second-to-last purchase of new clothes.

I had been

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The Best Soft-Side Rooftop Cargo Bags For 2021

Soft-side car roof cargo carry 15-20 cubic of soft (no sharp edges) clothing and other bags. When not in use, the bags fold into a small parcel.  Bill Howard 

Even SUV owners may run out of room for that fifth or sixth suitcase. Folding rear seats to expand cargo space isn’t always an option with a full load of passengers. Lightweight cargo carriers strap to the top of your vehicle, store bulky items, and easily fold away when not in use, unlike hard-shell rooftop cargo carriers. A good cargo bag adds storage options without adding unnecessary weight—many vehicles cap rooftop

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In Florence, Ponte Vecchio Jewelers Long for Tourists’ Return

FLORENCE, Italy — “Ponte Vecchio lives on Americans,” said Fadi Ayshoh, retail director of the Gold Art boutique, as he optimistically positioned a five-carat diamond, priced at 160,000 euros, in the window. “This is going to sit here until the Americans come back. Then it will sell in a heartbeat.”

Hope has been rising in recent days among the jewelry shopkeepers on this medieval bridge, ever since Italy dropped quarantine requirements for travelers from the European Union, the United Kingdom and Israel, and opened its doors to a handful of flights for Covid-tested passengers from the United States and other

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Woman Shocked to Find Rattlesnake in Her Shoe

It is officially snake season in the U.S. and one woman in Texas found that out the hard way.

Cassandra Oeth, a resident of Green Tree, Midland, Texas was spending her Saturday with her husband and two kids and doing some gardening, reported local news Your Basin. That’s when she discovered something slithery had found itself a comfortable spot inside her shoe.

“I picked up my muddy work tennis shoes, one in each hand, walked out about 10 feet over to the planter, shook them four or five times, threw them down to the pavement and that’s when I

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