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When we are travelling, there is nothing we enjoy more than eating local food, learning about the local traditions, and spending hours at the local markets hunting for treasures. Discover all the inspiration that is behind Cuckoo B, our Stories and exclusive collections.

African Queens of Style

Iman, Somali Supermodel

Iman

Iman shot for the Pirelli Calendar, 1985

 

Makeda, Queen of Sheba

Alek Wek Sheba

Alek Wek as Queen Sheba, shot by Herb Ritts for Vogue Paris

 

Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt

Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra, 1963

 

Ann Zingha, Queen of Matamba, leader of an army of women warriors who resisted the Portuguese colonization

Plate from 'Memoirs of celeberated women of all countries. by Madame Junot. with portraits by the most eminent masters' (London, 1834)

 

Lupita Nyong'o, Kenyan actress

Lupita MET Gala

Lupita Nyong'o at the MET Gala, 2016

 

Idina Sackville, English-Kenyan socialite and member of the Valley set

Portrait of Idina Wallace by Sir William Orpen

 

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