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I received the urgent email in November through Matador.  She was writing an article on Ankara and had read a blog post I’d written awhile back about this native fabric essential to daily life in Nigeria.

They needed photographs ASAP.Skeptical at first, ample research on my part followed. Soon enough, photographs and details were exchanged, relationships formed, and I was picking up a copy of Vogue at Heathrow Airport during my layover.

This is just one of many blessings that came through Matador in the last year. If you haven’t explored Matador Travel, what are you waiting for? The Matador Network is a great community filled with vibrant personalities. No doubt, I’m truly grateful for the opportunities and friendships found and formed through this network.

If you happen to be in London, be sure to pick up the February 2009 issue of Vogue.