February 23, 2015


This Side of Creation is the companion blog for ODE. It covers a variety of topics including the history, the diversity, the culture, the music, the food, the art and the craft of Africa and Diaspora.



Fashion's Rising Stars: Designer Spotlight

Azede Jean-Piere

If you haven’t seen it already, check out this short series featuring a few of our favorite designers by Saint Heron. The arts and culture blog compiled brief profiles and gorgeous images of these rising stars. The featured designers include Loza Maleombho: Brazilian-born, Cote-d’Ivoire-based designer and artist behind the thought-provoking “Alien Edits” series, Azede Jean-Pierre: Haitian designer named the “Next Big Thing” by Style.com, Jessie Adore: Harlem-based luxury handbag designer and blogger, Aurora James: Founder and Creative Director for Brother Vellies, shoes ethically and sustainably made in Africa and Lizzy and Darlene Okpo: Nigerian-American sisters behind the brand William Okpo. Definitely keep these ladies on your radar.

 Loza Maleombho

 Aurora James

Jessie Adore

Lizzy and Darlene Okpo

Photos: Saint Heron

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