Zashadu girl, Ivy Dohounon

by Zainab Ashadu


Ivy is a Barrister   by day and a fashion and travel enthusiast all other times. Ivy especially loves made in Africa and African Designers because “I believe that we have lots of talents and treasures on our continent that we need to explore instead of waiting for others to explore them.” She lives and works in Paris.

 a. Tell us a Beauty Secret of Yours? 

I have no beauty secret, I'm very lazy when it comes to having a daily routine!

b. What is your Favourite city and Why? 

Abidjan (Ivory Coast) for the atmosphere of party, good food, lovely places to visiand hang out; Paris: where I've been living for 12 years now: incredible city, lots to do in terms of culture, fashion, food and so on. Rome and Napoli: not the same atmosphere but both cities are just lovely. Andalousia I fell in love with this Spanish region, and loved the Arabian imprint. Accra because it's a really modern city and at the same time still very traditionally African.  I also recently discovered Rwanda : what a wonderful place!! Iwill be an it place in the future, Watch out....:). Kyoto: loved the traditional atmosphere mixed with the modern ways...I could go on and on, I love travelling.

c. What do you do to relax? I usually cook or dance in front of my mirror with Ghanian or Nigerian 'azonto' (popular dance on the continent ) At the moment I love "Personally" by P square :)

d. What do you love most above your Zashadu? I already own 4 zashadu bags and I love them because they are statement pieces, they really stand out and each time I rock them I get lots of compliments. I like the use of local African materials. Also, I can easily put all my necessary items in it :)

e. What Bag do you have your Eye on from the current Collection? The yellow snake prinbox clutch from the SS14 collection, because I love bold colours!

 

Flirty and cute in vintage inspired ankara print skirt

Flirty and cute in vintage inspired ankara print skirt

Colour blocking in Japan

Colour blocking in Japan

Ready to hit the streets of Paris with the blue SS14 Total Knock Out

Ready to hit the streets of Paris with the blue SS14 Total Knock Out

Yellow snake print SS14 Box Clutch 

Yellow snake print SS14 Box Clutch