My country people, first of all Happy New Year 2014 from me (ABY) to you.
It’s established by now that I do love a good countdown.
And what sums up a year better than a good ole countdown of all your favourite things.
We kicked off nicely with most fashionable women of 2013. Let’s carry on with our favourite Cameroonian Lifestyle & Fashion Bloggers.
2013 has certainly been a breakout year in terms of fashion and blogging in Cameroon. It has seen an immense growth of general fashion consciousness in Cameroon and more people have taken up blogging or have becomes more familiar with the term blog than last year. I am ashamed to say that I only know a handful of Cameroonian bloggers but hopefully we’re only going to get better at it in 2014.
First off, blogging is HARD. Unless you are a full time blogger, you have to juggle your job, personal life and daily routine to make enough time to blog. If you want to stay on top of your game, that means when your friends are going for drinks after work or on the weekends, you are composing blog posts and dreaming up possible web designs to boost your audience. I don’t know what either of these ladies have to put up with each week but they are doing a great job. These ladies are doing an amazing job and I think this category will encourage more people to blog. Here are the top Cameroonian blogs of 2013 (myself exclusive, wink).
These are the ladies who are giving me a run for my money in the fashion blogging game 😉
Please vote for your #phaves.
1.Cynthia of Addicted 2 Etsy
Does Cynthia really need an introduction? Well, if you insist…She’s the NYC-based naturalista queen of understated effortless glam. One of the bloggers with the most unique style and a very cool informative blog. She whips out vintage style with a contemporary twist without a single care in the world. Am all about trying new trends and Cynthia serves just that. That’s why she’s made my fave Camer blogger of the year list. See her ABY feature here. Swoon at some of her stylish shots below:
2. Brenda of Can Never Be a Skinny Bish
One thing I love about Brenda; she’ll never be your average skinny bish. This Canada-based Cameroonian blogger is all about prints, curves and personality. There’s never a boring day in Brenda’s style book. Even her casual fits tell an interesting story. You can’t help but love her. Her knack for recreating trends and making one item so versatile is amazing. She just only celebrated her 24th birthday so there’s plenty more to come from this young Cameroonian talent! See her ABY feature here. Enjoy some of her best fashionable moments:
3. Juliette of Romeo’s Fashion Fix
Juliette is only 20 and already she’s making waves! Her badass-chick-meets-fashion swag is not for the faint-hearted. And with head of hair like hers, Juliette is certainly not one to go by unnoticed. She oozes fierce fashionista. Love the way she puts her own spin into looks and she even creates most of her own outfits. Give it a few more years and we’ll be buying her amazing designs in shops worldwide! I always look up Juliette’s blog when I’m in the mood for a daringly good DIY. She also gets major points for keeping things interesting with her fiery hairstyles. Juliette is an up and coming designer and has proven herself worthy to be one of the best bloggers this year by far. Flick through her fiery fierceness and decide for yourself.
4. Fanny of Lafreecaine
Why hadn’t I thought of this before? I love her blog name! Fanny is a Cameroonian fashionista based in the US who is loves everything fashion forward. She’s always on top of her trends. Her ability to look so chic all the time is noteworthy. Fanny is inspired by fashionistas like Solange Knowles. She’s serving abstract prints, tailored pants and dope heels. I adore how she adds grunge into the girliest looks and gives it her own flavour. Personality always wins when it comes to styling and Fanny has got just that.She may have been away from her blog for a while now but I know she’ll be back with a bang in 2014 😉
5. Mélocy of M’bem Di Fora
In true Cameroonian bilingual spirit, Mélocy’s blog is in French. She is a shopping fanatic and her dreams of one day owning one of the biggest closets in the world. Mélocy is also a beauty junkie so you’ll get to discover hair and makeup routines on her blog. If you especially are set on maintaining healthy relaxed hair, you want to subscribe to her blog. Her mane is divine 🙂 She pulls out the stops without trying too hard. How many people can do that? Peruse her fashionable flicks below:
7. Muke Alison of Alison’s Let’s Talk Fashion
Budding blogger Muke Ndando Alison only entered the scene this year but she’s making her mark! Not only is Muke a fashion blogger, but she also has a penchant for makeup and can style the beast out of any hair! Visit her blog for several hairstyle looks she’s bagged in her portfolio and make sure to keep her details in your contacts list in case you need your hair laid in the future. My fave outfits from her: the illusion blue dress, the red coat and monochrome look amongst others. Here are a few of Muke’s outfits:
8. Aïsha Aurore of All Aurore Everything
Aïsha Temfack is the beauty behind the blog All Aurore Everything. She is also in possession of one of the most radiant and beautiful smiles. With a knack for putting together bright colours and the most unexpected pieces together, Aurore proves herself to be a worthy contender for Best Cameroonian Blogger of the year. Spy some of her gorgeous ensembles below:
9. Harriet Nabola of MissBlizzers
Harrie is a breath of fresh air. If there’s one thing Cameroonians are good at, it’s being natural. Harriet is such a lady and oozes elegance. She is the queen of casual cool and very deserving to be on my Best Cameroonian Fashion Blogs of 2013. My favourite looks from her are the blue ankara blazer, that statement red jumpsuit and the navy blue shirt dress and peach pumps. Cute! A testament to the truth that less is always more.
This gorgeous lady is a loving wife and mother of a cute little girl. My favourite part of her blog? When she recreates memorable celebrity looks and makes them her own. She has been serving elegant styling throughout 2013 and we’re hoping to see more in the coming year. I love her natural looks and she definitely knows how to keep her natural locks tamed.
11. Cecile of Modemamor
Cecile Essono is a Cameroon born model, freelance stylist and fashion addict. Her colour-blocking is out of this world! She is a top contender for Cameroonian blogger of the year. She’s stylish, trend-conscious and wears prints like none other. What more could one possibly ask for? Check out some of her breathtaking ensembles:
Those are my top bloggers this year by far. Who are your favourites?
Do you know someone who deserves to be here? Leave a comment. I’d like to know more Cameroonian (fashion) bloggers out there. Like I said, I only know a handful which is a shame.
Here’s me striding into 2014,
HAPPY NEW YEAR BOO BOOS!
Love & Light