Last week I finally had the chance to see Fela! as it kicked off another leg of it's tour across the country. All I can say is that I was incredible speechless throughout the entire show. The costumes, the set design, the video projections (which I absolutely loved) and the choreography blew me away. And of course the music...the music was hypnotizing. I want to see this musical at least three more times to absorb it all again.
I was really drawn in by the ladies/dancers, Fela's Queens, who represented Fela's 27 wives. They were amazing! The show made me want to know more about them: they're personalities, backgrounds, dreams and aspirations.
In the play, their make-up and costumes picked up on how incredibly beautiful and stylish they were in real life. From what I've gathered about them and based on the art and props that decorated the set of Fela! I created a collection of items I imagine they would have in their boudoir at home for this Inspired By post.
clockwise, Isis Printed skirt; Poppy Red Leather Tassel Fringe Necklace; Hand-printed Quilted Pillow; Nakimuli Dookie Bracelets; Nelson Mandela print from Bao Studio; Cascading Cowries; Samra clutch; Vintage Morrocan Basket; Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas; Mosaic Scarf; Printed Pumps from Forever21; Orange Jade and Onyx necklace.
I highly recommend Fela!, please check out while it's on tour now!!