Chimamanda Adichie is the acclaimed Nigerian writer who has attained remarkable success in the creative industry. She is the writer of bestselling novels Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun and Americana; and a collection of short stories, The Thing Around Your Neck.
With one book (Half of a Yellow Sun) already made into a film and her TED talk (We Should all be Feminists) included in one song off Beyonce’s album Beyoncé and declared required reading for every 16-year old in Sweden, Chimamanda Adichie has become not only a model of success for people back in her home country Nigeria, but an influential voice around the world.
She recently gave a speech on World Humanitarian Day centering around the plight of refugees. The speech was widely lauded with one line from it becoming an almost mantra; “Nobody is ever just a refugee”.
She is once more in the news after appearing on Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed women’s list. She was recognized by the popular magazine in its 2016 edition released last week for displaying exceptional style all year round.
Adichie, who lists Michelle Obama as her ‘style idol’, had the following profile in the magazine;
- OCCUPATION: Writer
- RESIDENCES: Lagos, Nigeria, and Columbia, Maryland
- FAVORITE ITEM OF CLOTHING: “Midi dress made by my tailor Razak, in Lagos.”
- FAVORITE DESIGNERS: “Roksanda Ilincic, Gozel Green, Stella Jean.”
- FAVORITE SCENT: “Fresh’s Hesperides Grapefruit.”
- FAVORITE SHOES: “My Nicholas Kirkwood bendy-heeled pumps and Jimmy Choo booties.”
- FASHION PURCHASE OF THE YEAR: “MM6 by Maison Margiela black dress.”
- STYLE IDOL: “Michelle Obama.”
She shares the spotlight of international best-dressed women of 2016 with other heavyweight women like; English novelist Zadie Smith and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.
So now you can respect Chimamanda Adichie as both a successful writer and a style icon and maybe find her tailor Razak in Lagos and ask him to hook you up with a midi dress.