Photography copyright and courtesy of Hannan Saleh Wendy Brandes | scarf as headwrap by MOMO | silver spike necklace | black tubular necklace by Maria Francesca Pepe | print dress by Helen Steele | purple and black racer back scuba dress by Lisa Marie Fernandez | vintage faux fur | vintage sunglasses | Nicholas Kirkwood x Peter Pilotto shoes I am a product of my life experience. I was born in The Gambia, West Africa to Ghanaian parents who then went on to live in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Ghana and full circle in The Gambia again. I now live in London, United Kingdom and travel as much as possible. I am fascinated by people, cultures, destinations, the fabric of our lives. I live for tasting, seeing, being in new destinations. Each place I see affects my person in some small but tangible way. I carry the places I have been, the parts that make up my whole in the way I wear my clothes. My urban experience is translated via my culturally rich, West African heritage. Look closely at the way I wear my vintage, Helen Steele, the Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Teatum Jones, Costume National, Kenzo etc and you see my story; where I have come from and my life experience. In these images by Hannan Saleh (who has been capturing my outfits at New York Fashion Week Fall 2012) taken at the Lincoln Center take you into my style, which is really my life journey in garment form. I carry my life experience in the way I wear my clothes. Who we are, what we’ve seen and where we have been informs our lives and invariably, how we dress. More dates in the style diary.