Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BEHIND THE SCENES: They told us they need a picture of us together...

Hey guys, so PikchaGUY and I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Business Daily and we needed to send a picture we took together. We realised that the only picture we have together was taken during my wedding which did not quite fit in to what we wanted. So we scheduled a selfie date to try take a serious picture... Oh my, we took such weird, awkward pictures trying to be so serious, so we decided to simply be who we are, funny & goofy! .........
One of my best friends Mbugua joined in.
Have a fun filled day!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Natural Hair Sisters: Anniversary Meet-Up Party!

Hey guys, so I am thinking of doing a post on natural hair but before that, let me share a few pics I took during a natural hair meet up I attended the Saturday before last. So I cut my hair on the 1st of January 2013 and I cut it really SHORT. Truth be told, I really didn't have any plans for it other than wanting to grow my hair naturally. I had never struggled with maintaining my permed hair but I think I just wanted a change that was clearly long overdue.

So I was invited to join this group that is full of loving and encouraging women who give advise, share experiences, do product reviews etc. The group recently met to celebrate its one year anniversary in a retro 1960- themed party, which was an opportunity for natural hair product vendors to sell their wares and most importantly, for the women to meet and celebrate each others hair journey. Just a few pictures from the event....
 Marylene & friends
 Otenge were readily available with their fabulous African accessories
 The lovely ladies {Wachu, Josephine, Ess & Nyasuba} who started the group and made all this happen!
 Beautiful sisters: Sherry & Wanji

 Nepurko, Amina and I
 I definitely bought some AJANI Homemade products that I am absolutely in love with! 
 The lovely Kavinya. Look at those curls!!
 Natural hair products sold at the event by Ciku Beauty. Yes I buy ALL my US products from them at very good prices! 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bamako, Mali!

Hey guys! Apologies for the hiatus. I was recently in Bamako for work and I absolutely fell in love with the people and their love for art. Here are a few highlights:
 The museum & botanical gardens are a must go!... Breathtakingly beautiful!
Pouting with a clay figurine in a depiction of their local transport
Miniature depiction of a building in Timbuktu 
 Stone carving
 Pretty flowers at the botanical gardens
 Wild flower amid the hyacinth in the Niger River
 Keeping stylish while fishing
A rainstorm on the River Niger

Their pastries were super delicious! Plus I had ginger & hibiscus juice for the first time ever!
The Bogolan or 'mud-cloth' is the quintessential fabric of West Africa that is particularly associated with Mali.
A local club with traditional symbols on the wall & with a ceiling decorated with fabric.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

KUNG'ARA: Regal Elegance!

 Hello, hello! How are ya? Well todays post features my favourite dress from Kung'ara's Appliqué Collection that I have featured in my last two posts. 
Trust me, I am always excited to celebrate African talent and Kwesh who made this collection for Kung'ara outdid themselves!
Doesn't this dress ooze regality? I mean that colour is RICH! Then when you look at the appliqué details below, isn't it just stunning and very meticulous?
Enough said, let the pictures taken by the awesome PikchaGUY do the talking....
 Yes, this is my "Haiya, for real?"- face....... Lol!
Dress, Heels & Rings- Kung'ara | River Island Watch- Gifted | Earrings- Gifted

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

KUNG'ARA: Fun Party Dress!

 Heeeeeeey! So todays post features yet another dress from Kung'ara! The dress is from their Appliqué Collection mentioned in my previous post.
Now it is very obvious that the first thing that caught my eye was the bright colour! The delicate leaf detail at the front gives it a romantic edge. This beautiful piece is flirty but still very sophisticated and can be dressed up or down depending on occasion or personal style. Anyway, have an awesome afternoon and visit Kung'ara!
Pictures by the bestest photographer..... PikchaGUY!

Dress- Kung'ara | Earrings- Gifted | Fashion Clutch- Random Hawker in CBD | Isaac Mizrahi Heels- Bus Station | River Island Watch- Gifted | Ring- Mr. Price

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

KUNG'ARA: Classic Black Dress!

 Hey guys! How are you? So Im back! Thank you for your patience while I've been away and what better way to come back but with a collaboration! So we (PikchaGUY and I) got the opportunity to work with the elegant KUNG'ARA store.

KUNG'ARA is a gorgeous boutique located in Karen Plains that stores stylish clothes, shoes and accessories. When I went for my fitting, I could barely contain my excitement and was blatantly overwhelmed by the lovely merchandise all around me. Guys, like i wanted to buy everything in the store! So when we got talking about their new collection, the thing that really striked me was the fact that it was made locally. The pan-african joy in my heart swelled up as I looked through the fabulous collection made by Kwesh, a Ugandan designer. The Appliqué Collection was inspired by appliqué's that you see in this classic black dress and others that I will be posting in the next few days.

Now which woman won't want a classic sheath dress in their wardrobe? This elegant number is so versatile and can be worn to various functions ranging from the office to cocktails. So do have a lovely day and stop by for more from the KUNG'ARA collection.......
The lovely pics by the super-duper awesome PikchaGUY

 Dress- KUNG'ARA| Pear Earrings- Biashara Street | River Island Watch- Gifted | F21 Rings- Gifted | Bag- Amazon UK | Peep-toe Heels- Bus Station