south africa

crush of the week: yoliswa mqoco

slay isn’t the right word. murder? annihilate? assassinate? whatever verb you choose, know that yoliswa mqoco does it, and she does it well.  born in pretoria, south africa, this aspiring fashion journalist’s instagram account is the most delicious thing you’ve ever seen. art, style, makeup, you’ll get your life and feel more creative by osmosis. Yoliswa2 Yoliswa3 Yoliswa4 Yoliswa1Yoliswa6

all pics via instagram

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rest in power nelson mandela

the world has lost one of the greatest warriors for freedom that has ever lived. nelson mandela died today at 95 years old.  after spending 27 years in prison for his struggles against south africa’s apartheid regime, he emerged from incarceration stronger than ever to serve as the country’s president from 1994-1999.

during my lifetime i have dedicated my life to this struggle of the african people. i have fought against white domination, and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal for which I hope to live for and to see realized. but, my lord, if it needs be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die.   -nelson mandela

may africa’s son rest in power.