Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WAZAWAZI: Leather Bags & Accessories!


Hey guys! So todays post introduces my YouTube channel that will highlight a new segment on the blog which will solely feature local artisans. The main objective of this section is to create awareness and promote talent and creativity in Kenya and Africa as a whole. 

So let me introduce Chebet Mutai, who is the Creative Director of WazaWazi, which is an Afrocentric lifestyle brand made in Kenya that seeks to tell the story of modern day Africa using leather as their main medium of expression. So hope you enjoy the video and be sure to revisit the blog to discover and promote more African brands!

 On me: Tshirt, Ring & Sunnies- Mr. Price | Earrings- H&M | Thick Leggings- Vivo Activewear | Pumps- Backyard Shoes | Makosewe Bag- WazaWazi

On Chebet: Dress- Custom-made by Jaki | Shoes- Evoke Westlands | Belt & Bag- WazaWazi

Monday, February 2, 2015

Istanbul, Turkey!

Hey guys. As promised on my instagram {@threadmuse} page, here are a few pictures from my recent trip to Istanbul. It was winter and the temperature was mostly an average of 5 degrees C. There wasn't any snow but as sunny as it may look on the pictures, it was rather cold. 

To start off, you can't go to Turkey and not try out their delicious Turkish delights sweets.
Bitings. The food in  Turkey was simply amazing! I think I had enough shawarma's to last me a while!
 A lot of graffiti on Taksim Street.
Handmade bag made with a traditional cloth. The art of haggling..
Cape- Toi Market | Sweater- Istanbul | Jeans- Toi Market | Earrings- 4U2

Beautiful fridge magnets.
 The evil eye. {To keep bad karma away}
Little purses.
 Bedecked lamps.
 Stunning boots.
 The famous Turkish rugs.
 Hagia Sophia Museum
 And finally the Blue Mosque.

Top 5 Suggestions:

1. Visit the Hagia Sophia Museum {or any other historical/ cultural site}
2. Enjoy their local cuisine {Shawama, Bread, Kebabs etc.}
3. Shop in Taksim {From clothes to electronics and much more}
4. Take a boat ride to the Asian/ European side that way you get to be in two continents at one go!
5. Buy a souvenir! You will definitely be spoilt for choice. {E.g. fridge magnets, purses, mugs etc.}

Have a productive week ahead!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Travel Essentials: Carryon Luggage!

Pictures by Danny Skech

 Happy 2015 guys! First of all, I would like to thank you immensely for your support throughout 2014. We have been working on creating more stylish but meaningful content for you this year and we are excited to be sharing more in the coming posts!
Anyway, I am currently in Istanbul, Turkey for work and as I was planning my trip, I thought to dedicate a post on my travel essentials for carry-on luggage. I have slowly learnt to perfect and edit (yes, every extra kilo counts) my essentials and I sincerely hope that this post can be helpful to anyone planning to travel soon.
                                            {Passport}- Obviously the most vital document.
                                            {Notebook}- Idea or thought book.
                                            {Planner}- To plan your schedule with precise organization.
                                            {Novel}- I am absolutely obsessed with African literature and this book                                                                 will definitely keep me busy during the flight. 
                                              {Camera}- To document your travels.
                                              {Earphone & Plug Case}- To store your plane gadgets for the sake of                                                                                                organization.
                                              {Earphones}- Noise cancellation earphones are the best but really, any                                                                          pair can do.
                                              {Ear Plugs}- These come in handy when you're trying to sleep and need                                                                     to block external noise.
                                              {Ipod}- Music for the soul.
                                                 {Watch & Zip-lock Bags}- A zip-lock bag comes in handy especially                                                                                                with the stern security requirements                                                                                                          associated with carry-on luggage. You can                                                                                                use it to store jewellery before boarding the                                                                                              plane or any liquid that can easily pour.
                                                 {Candies}- They come in handy during take-off and landing to                                                                                 prevent pain caused by ear pressure from change in                                                                                 altitude.
                                                  {Mints}- Everybody NEEDS mints.
                                                  {Energy Candies}- These are handy when you need that quick pick-                                                                                       me-up.
                                                        {Toilet Bag}- Most airlines require you to have a transparent bag                                                                                  filled with your less than 100ml liquids per bottle. I                                                                                usually store my transparent bag in this toilet bag                                  just to avoid spillage.
                                                       {WazaWazi Wallet}- To store your monies and other documents,                                      cards etc.
                                                        {Socks}- They seriously come to the rescue since planes get very                                              cold. A scarf comes in very handy too.
Flat shoes are great for comfort and who says flat has to be boring? Furthermore, loose clothing is ideal especially for long flights. 
 Coat- Thrifted for 300/- Kangemi | Loose Tee- Mr. Price | Jeggings- Vivo Activewear | Shoes- ASOS | Earring- Jewels By Angeline | Leather Bag- Sandstorm Kenya
 Have a stylish week!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

One more for the road!

 Another year gone guys! This is just a post on  what I have been up to lately. So my cast boot was finally removed and I am back to walking as usual! Well almost.... with the help of one crutch! Anyway, this is what I have been up to lately...
 Studio time with Dan
Ted Baker Dress {worn as a top}- Toi Market | Skirt- ATIAT | Ring- Mr. Price | Watch- Gifted | Bag- Luscious Trendz
 Attended a friends wedding and this was the décor along the aisle. Congratulations Den Dulks!
December chilling. More pics on my Instagram. Pweeeez follow me {@threadmuse}
 Calla Lilies during a trip to a farm in Limuru.
 Love the African inspired décor during a Sunday brunch at The Tribe! Ideas........
Blessed 2015 to you and your loved ones!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Lately!

 Hello guys! I've really missed being here! Well I am still home recovering from my fractured foot... 3 more weeks to go! Anyway, these are just a few pictures of what I have been up to lately....
I worked with my longtime friend Dan for a few portrait shots he was working on. He's an amazing photographer and videographer!
Was out on Friday for dinner to celebrate my girl Ida's birthday! Ida with the beautiful kitenge blazer with Kui below..
 Mrs. Den Dulk..
Yummy salmon pancakes with an orange sauce
 Pork wrapped up in bacon...
Have a blessed week ahead and please support the #MyDressMyChoice campaign follow the recent public stripping events that have affected many women in Kenya. Granted that decency is appreciated, all women should be allowed to wear what they are comfortable in. These abusers need to be prosecuted!