Rosario Dawson in Studio 189 at the 2018 Voice Arts Awards

Posted on November 26, 2018

We may have some quibbles with this look, but our first thoughts were more along the lines of “Y’know? This is really well-suited to her.” Turns out, there’s a reason for that.

“Studio 189 creates one-of-a-kind pieces that blend traditional African textiles with contemporary silhouettes. Co-Founders Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah work closely with Ghana-based artisans whose techniques have been passed down for generations. The result is a collection of easy to wear pieces that celebrate African style with an accessible, modern approach. The collection Studio 189 created exclusively for features reimagined denim staples and breezy silk shirts and dresses hand-dyed by African artisans.”

Girlfriend co-owns the brand is putting her money where her mouth is. Or something. Point being, it suits her because it kind of is her. We just don’t think the two pieces should be worn together. Maybe a model could pull them off for a look book or editorial, but in a real-world setting, they don’t pair well. The high waist of that skirt calls for a very different, probably much looser style of top providing some sort of dramatic contrast or pop of color. At least, that’s how we see it. How would you dress up that skirt?


Style Credits:
Studio 189 Print Hand-Batik Top and Skirt

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

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