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FROM NWA WITH LOVE

June 30, 2016

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Wow, it feels like ages since I last posted any content on the blog and because of that I wanted to ensure you all that despite not creating fashion content, life has been happening and why not share a piece of that with you all instead of not posting at all, right? Silly me. However, if you have been following me on social media, you will know of the few things that have me so preoccupied. But, I haven’t stopped planning for posts to come which I can’t wait to share with you all. For now, I thought I would share this personal experience with very close friends that I now consider family.

FROM NWA WITH LOVE

On June 20th, at a village just north of Mozambique a celebratory event took place. Now, it’s definitely not just any type of event when the President of the republic is the guest of honour. So let me explain with more detail!

The event was in fact a celebration of what would have been Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane’s 96th birthday. For those who don’t know,

Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane served as the founding President of the Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO) from 1962, the year that FRELIMO was founded in Tanzania, until his assassination in 1969. He was an anthropologist by profession but worked as a history and sociology professor at Syracuse University. (read more about him here – source wikipedia)

The day was so much fun, except I think we spent most of the time looking like the perfect protocol team than actually doing anything useful, but ok, we did some useful things, one of them being taking tons of photos!! Shout out to everyone that was behind my camera who duly took these awesome pics that I’m sharing with you all – From Nwa with Love…
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Daniela, Tina and Filipa (headwraps hooked up by yours truly)

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Le AfroTwins – Daniela and Filipa Mondlane

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Kevin and Eduardo – The Mondlane Brothers looking dapper in wax print!

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Myself and the twins.

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Tina and Nic – Ready for the days proceedings!

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Our attempt at being fabulous in sand and grass.

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The Super Tia’s

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Eduardo, Janet and Kevin a.k.a The gorgeous cousins.

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My smile keeper!

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Eduardinho with the twins.

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The Squad!

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No caption needed <3

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This looks like an ad… hmmmm we’re onto something guys!

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Kevin, Marianna, Eduardinho and Filipa.

Oh, and… a few days before we arrived in Nwa, a festival took place called XINGOMANA which is the name of a local form of dance that literally makes the ground shake! A huge shout out to the organisers of this event, can’t wait to be back again next year.
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WHAT WE WORE
Custom Made Shift Dresses for the women and shirts for the men, with the official wax print fabric made specifically for the event.

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  • Albertina
    June 30, 2016

    ??? amazing Carla. Just loved it!!!

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  • Tia
    June 30, 2016

    Carla, Carla,
    Luv your blog
    A capture of wonderful moments in Nwadjahane and what amazing quality pictures you took! You all adorned the capulana 20 de Junho with such elegance. Let’s get back to Eduardo Mondlane’s village, (our pride and joy) soon.
    Well done!

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  • Sidonio
    July 1, 2016

    Carla,
    Thank you for giving us an insigt of this year event in Nwadjahane. I feel like i was there with you and by you, by viwing your blog. Like i commented before, “the future is ON” please keep it ON.

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