Christmas Look Book featuring Ankara House

I teased on Instagram in September I was on set with the talented AJ of Ankara House and Ryben Media for a photoshoot of her latest collection! It was a fun day (that started late thanks to AJ me too but mostly AJ lol) full of beautiful clothes and one amazing view!

The collection is now up on Ankara House and the pics turned out great! I have chosen my favourite looks from the shoot (it was hard) to inspire you to wear more African print! What perfect timing? It’s the month of Christmas festivities so head over( after reading this post of course) to shop!

I have worked with Ankara House so many times and the clothes keep getting better (and I keep stealing I mean taking I mean she gives me the clothes I shoot!) she also does custom orders so if you have your own cloth drop her a line. I also have to give a special shout-out to Nat from Ryben Media! He scouted the location, protected us from dogs (mostly me lol) and the drone shots!!!!!!! Follow him on Instagram

Let’s get into my fav looks

Harriet Corset top £35

I fell in love with this peplum corset top as soon as I saw it and I knew I would take this home with me! The V neckline and boning will have you snatched. I would pair this with a pencil skirt or leather leggings and some killer heels.


Seraiah, £45

This dress had me feeling some type of way! This LWD is perfect for a rehearsal wedding dinner, engagement dinner or just any special occasion you want to wear it to! Again another dress I took home with me and I have plans for this. Soon P.S I also tried to get her to name this dress after my alter ego because this dress is so HER


Debra Kente dress, £54

Wedding coming up? This is the perfect wedding guest dress! It has pockets! Midi length (a good length to prevent the aunties from screwing you to death, Ghanaians you know what I mean!) and a corset top that will keep it from sliding down! She can also customise this with straps with you prefer


Aba, £49

I mean I just don’t like it because it’s named after me (team Thursday borns) but this dress fits me so well. Midi length, form-fitting and do you see that back?! This is definitely for the bold, the Aba dress features Ankara House’s signature puff sleeves style.


Jamelia £45

A simply elegant off shoulder dress. Perfect for every occasion. Signature puff sleeves and a midi length, if you have a graduation ceremony coming up, why not rock this print dress to rep GHANA!


Brianna £57

Another elegant dress featuring a cute love hearts print and peplum! This dress is perfect for every occasion! I wore mine to a wedding and received so many compliments

If you’re looking to spice up your wardrobe with some African fashion do check out Ankara House! Always on trend with colourful prints and designs! Don’t be afraid to reach out if you want something customised she will be happy to help!

Our photographer Ryben Media is based in Loughborough but is happy to travel! He does editorial shoots.

Guess who did the makeup?! I did my own makeup for the shoot and I am super happy with the way it turned out! I wanted to test flashback and the longevity of the products I used but also practice my makeup skills for photography. I did rush a bit but overall I loved the way it turned out!

Breakdown of the products I used

Lipsticks – BeautyBlvd Mattitude, I was sent these and they came just in time for the shoot! My review and swatches here

Primer– Hourglass Mineral Veil

Illuminator– Deep Gold Body Radiance by Melanie Mills underneath the foundation for a luminous finish

FoundationBecca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème

Concealer– Mac Prolong Wear

HighlighterColourPop Avalon

Setting powder– Laura Mercier Translucent powder in Deep

Face powder– Mac mineralize skin finish

Setting spray– Skindinavia Bridal setting spray

I can’t remember the rest (covers face)

The full collection is available now! Head over to AnkaraHouse to check it out!


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Sarah Fynn

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