I went to bed reading Under The Influence magazine last night, and I forsee many a night to come. My new housemate Chipo, takes fashion obsession to another level. Last night I told her to insure her magazine collection because it's insane. She bought this on the weekend and well, lucky me.
There are some stellar shoots and well considered essays but I've only read about 15 pages, am yet to see the rest of the Africa issue. It features photographs by Malick Sedibe, Roger Ballen, Misha Taylor and Daniel Jackson with features about Femi Kuti, Leyma Gwobee and of course, the Under Cover Girl, Alek Wek. The story shot in Joburg by Misha Taylor and styled by Louw Kotze features Laduma Ngxokolo's mohair jersey's next to Adidas Originals by Opening Ceremony and the like. We love this.