Why Gazelles?


“Eh, les gazelles…” It’s just a slight notch above a catcall, but doesn’t have the appeal that some men think it does. Nonetheless, it’s a phrase women in Senegal hear often from admirers.

So in a spirit of mockery to make these calls a little less irritating, we’re twisting the gazelle (no need to call PETA) into a complimentary term for elegant, smartly dressed ladies. From here on out, it’s on our terms.

In this fashion blog we aim to honor, elevate and admire the creativity and beauty around us. Sometimes it will be deep, and other times just silly. That’s part of the fashion experience though, isn’t it?

Join us as we share our fashionable, and not-so-fashionable, experiences. We hope you’ll share yours as well. Email us at gazelleskirt@gmail.com.


But why ‘The Gazelle Skirt’?

Ideas and coffee were flowing. We sat around talking about fashion and its various interpretations where we come from and where we now live in Senegal, including the brightly patterned wax fabrics that feature surprising themes. Amy had recently modeled a skirt made from, of all things, a gazelle print. And we loved it!

So our ideas began to take the shape of a fashion blog.

Interviews, features, risks (successes and failures!), photos and more. Come join us as we share our experiences on this blog. Guest posts and topic suggestions are always welcome.



6 thoughts on “Why Gazelles?

    • Love it! Sent this link to my Mom too. We lived in Senegal during the 1980s. I went to school in the Casamance region, parents lived in Dakar and Richard Toll. Your blogs are bringing back fun memories.

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  2. Coucou les gazelles,

    I follow and love your blog. I also follow some of you on instagram. I’m currently in the process of creating a special instagram page. I was wondering if I could feature you in my page. That would involve just posting a picture of you and a few words about each of you.

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