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Curator Telena Cassel for African Cities

Visit: Addis Ababa City Page,  Dakar City Page
Explore:  Addis Ababa Boutique , Dakar Boutique 

1 Telena Cassell

In the last decade, Telena Cassel has divided her time growing up between West Africa and the US. After graduating from Dartmouth College, she served as a “Tourism and Beauty Ambassador” for Liberia and went on to become a  “Goodwill Ambassador” for The Republic of the Gambia.  During her time as a pageant queen competing on the international pageant scene, she forged important relationships as she competed in pageants and travelled to many countries including Ethiopia, The Gambia, Philippines, Morocco, China, Japan and many others. After competing in her last beauty pageant, Miss International in Macao, Telena went on to attend law school at Howard University School of Law to add law to her expanding knowledge base. Telena is also an entertainment legal scholar with an official affiliation with the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).

She has made a name for herself as a member of the Executive Board for Fashion Law Week (held annually in Washington D.C), a board member of the Liberian American Community of Southern California Association and as an advocate for African Fashion. Telena has impeccable taste, an eye for what is new, and a complete insiders knowledge of the fashion scene in many areas of Africa where she has helped clients with marketing and public relation efforts. Telena is also the creator of TheFashionBrewery.com and the soon to be released site featuring resort style—http://meetmebytheh2o.com/

Rebecca + Olivia Acar, Sister Duo Curator Team for German Cities: Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf

Visit City Pages for: Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf
Explore Boutique Pages for: Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf

Oliva+Rebecca copyPhotographer: Stefan Feldkeller

The sisters Olivia and Rebecca live, work and laugh in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Olivia isn’t only a full-time student but also a full-time esthete. Learning about the human psychology and getting inspired by past and current philosophers during most of her week, she spends the rest of her time surrounded by fashion: As a shop assistant, she wraps her customers in Scandinavian garments. She loves to experiment with clothing and already used her styling skills to perfect the model’s look during photo productions. On the weekends the hunt for beauty and uniqueness takes place on another battlefield: The flea market. If you really want to take home something special, you definitely should join Olivia when shopping here. The next step on her mission: Finding interesting and exciting designers. Her partner in-crime: Her sister Rebecca. <br><br>

After eight years of work in fashion retail and studying communications, Rebecca now works as a PR professional where she helps lifestyle brands to appear on the customers’ radar. Getting to know brands and detecting what’s making them incomparable is part of her daily work. Part of her daily relaxation routine is taking her knitting needle or crochet hook and doing some handcrafting – There aren’t really enough winters to wear the amount of the self-made headbands piling up on her desk.