“When you live with an open heart, unexpected, joyful things happen.” -Oprah Winfrey

Always thankful that my gifts are used to inspire. Still beaming from the fact that little Chloe in Texas chose me as the subject for her Black History Month Project. She could have chosen Michelle Obama, Oprah, Rosa Parks and any other woman throughout history, yet she chose me. I am thankful that I can make a mark and be a part of a legacy of women in history. Its not what you do but how you do it and I choose to do it inspirationally.

I’m even more over the moon of her response when I gifted her an Imara Fringe Necklace from my collection.

Chloe and her project based on me.IMG_20180308_153308_854Screenshot_2018-05-27-14-47-15Screenshot_2018-05-27-14-48-20Screenshot_2018-05-27-14-48-44



Batani-Khalfani Brings African Prints to Project Runway


Fashion Designer Batani-Khalfani, a contestant on this season of Project Runway has been rocking African prints proudly all over the screen on national television. For the past few weeks we have seen her in African print headwraps, accessories, jumpsuits and more and we had yet to see it on a model on the runway.
Well, on last night’s episode of Project Runway, full figured model Monique Robinson strutted down the catwalk in an fun and flirty ensemble fully adorned in an african print headwrap, off the shoulder top and mixed print denim skirt. It was something Batani-Khalfani had been wanting to do and her fans had been eager to see.
This week’s challenge on Project Runway was to bring streetwear to the runway and the model’s were the designer’s clients. Monique chose Batani because she loved Batani’s personal style. Monique told Batani that she wanted to be adorned in African prints and Batani made it happen and what a beautiful sight it was.
Batani-Khalfani designs for the woman who is bold and fearless. Batani-Khalfani believes the best thing a woman can wear is confidence and she sets out to have her designs make the wearer feel confidently beautiful and powerful in all ways. She is known for her African print designs as well as sexy and elegant couture. Batani-Khalfani is not only a designer but an artist, dancer, model and actor as well. She’s appeared in a worldwide campaign as a model and dancer for Kenzo Totem Parfum as well as ads for Mercdes, Toyota and Beats by Dre to name a few.
Her capsule collection is set to be released for purchase on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 on her eponymous website, www.batanikhalfani.com.
We have yet to see more of Batani’s style not only on Project Runway but on her soon to come YouTube channel where she will be giving tips on personal style and more.
You can find her on instagram.com/batanikhalfani




Batani-Khalfani at Creative House

Batani-Khalfani will be releasing a limited collection on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 on her website www.batanikhalfani.com. In the collection we will see her signature African Prints. Take a look at one of the pieces that will be featured as modeled by Batani-Khalfani herself at the Creative House Art Gallery in Inglewood, CA. Special thanks to Rasta Asaru of Creative House Art Gallery and photographer, Tomeekha Pitre.

Ankara Trimmed Cape and Mesh Ankara Trimmed Dress, to pre-order email, designer@batanikhalfani.com
Artwork by Enkone of Bunchy Carter