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

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Magic Nails with Shiru!!

Hey guys. I have been away for a while but I have been busy hosting my family from out of town amongst other commitments. Anyway, I get asked about my nails a lot. I am not really big on make up (other than lipstick) but I definitely love having my nails looking fabulous. So I decided to dedicate this post to Shiru, the nail guru at Magic Nails.

I was referred to Shiru by my classmate last year and since then, there has been no turning back. Magic Nails is a nail bar located in Hurlingham, Lenana Road. I go to Shiru 1-2 times a month depending on my nail situation. I work with my natural nail, no acrylic extension whatsoever. Shiru just adds acrylic powder as the base before applying polish and this strengthens my nail and prevents breakage. After leaving Shiru's I can choose to change my polish at home whenever I feel like. The thing about the acrylic powder is that other than strengthening my nail, it also prevents the nail polish from chipping. Yes, I said that right, the nail polish does not chip and when the nail grows, you just put a fresh coat of paint and your good to go. 

So I took this pics yesterday when I was at Magic Nails. If you are interested in having Shiru's number, just drop me an email and I will hook you up!
This was my BEFORE pic...

My nails minus the polish. I dont like my nails too long but Shiru knows the length I love. I hadn't been to see Shiru for a month hence the talons lol!

Almost achieving perfection.....

Voila!!! The end product!! The colour seems to be black but its actually it!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tidbits of Abuja!

 Hey guys. Sorry I have been MIA but as I mentioned on my FB Page, I was caught up with writing my thesis. Anyway, I went to Abuja at the beginning of this month for work. Abuja is a beautiful city with wonderful people and amazing roads! They keep right on the road so it was a tad bit disorienting for me. Anyway, these were the few decent pics I managed to take despite our extremely busy schedule. Our hosts had planned to take us on a touristic trip on our last evening but as luck would have it, it not only rained, it POURED!
 I just loved this hall in our hotel. The draped fabric on the ceiling was everything! They host very many wedding ceremonies and banquets here.
This is the beautiful Fati, from our host organization, who has a heart of gold. She made sure we had everything we needed during our stay. Isn't her outfit amazing? Nigerians are very proud of their culture and everywhere we went, we saw majority of the populace in traditional outfits or modern outfits made from traditional fabrics. I instantly fell in love with their fashion! 
We had an opportunity to quickly pass by the market and I obviously had to get a few fabrics for myself. I later learnt that fabric is a bit pricey in Abuja but very cheap in Lagos. 
 Most houses in Abuja have this 'hotel-esque' design. Looks very nice & posh!

 My picture doesn't do any justice to the Abuja National Mosque. The architecture is amazing and so detailed!
 Ok so this picture was taken by my colleague at the Abuja Parliament. I loved the modesty of the statues. It is always good to appreciate our African roots. The architecture of this building was also very beautiful. We obviously couldn't take pictures with my camera hence the clarity issues..
 We flew ET (Ethiopian Airlines) and I must say that there is a reason they were awarded the 2013 best airline in Africa by the World Airline Awards. There food is pretty good and their service is impeccable. 
 Beautiful Ethiopian fabric and sandals below... 

And I randomly bumped into Shei of Backyard Shoes on our way back home!

So here are a few pointers to consider while travelling to Abuja:

1. Carry SUNSCREEN. You shall thank me later.
2. Keep yourself hydrated as your body adjusts to the new time zone. 
3. Always have comfortable shoes that you can slip on & off on the plane.
4. Plan to buy some Nigerian fabric in the market. You shall not be disappointed.
5. Definitely go out & try out some local cuisines.  

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Black, Brown & Cheetah!

Hey guys! I hope you are all doing well. I am currently in Abuja, Nigeria for work but I had this pics taken last week by the ever-so-talented PikchaGUY
I got this dress from Gikomba for KShs. 100. Anyone who's been to Gikomba knows that you walk in with a very light bag and leave with stacks of clothes. So I got this dress during one of my shopping escapades! The shoes are new to my closet from Backyard in Westlands. 
I am trying to take pics in between meetings that I hope to share on the blog. Have a great day and thanks for reading!
Pics by PikchaGUY

Dress- Gikomba | Sunnies- Behind WBC | Earrings- Mr. Price | Adrienne Clutch- Gikomba for KShs. 100 | F21 Owl Ring- Gifted | River Island Watch- Gifted | Heels- BackYard

Friday, February 28, 2014

Statement Jumper!

Hey guys, first of all, I want to thank you all for the feedback following the last post on my new collaboration with PikchaGUY. So lets talk about this outfit. I am one of those people who always thinks of comfort first but still appreciates the sophistication of simplicity. I am totally in love with this jumper especially when they suddenly became a trend last year. See here.
When WoolWorths had a KShs. 500 sale last year, this was the first item I grabbed. (Yes, it was a real-grabbing affair lol!). I love the print, the mixture of colours and its versatility. 
Have a blessed weekend and thanks for reading!

Photo's by PikchaGUY

Jumper- WoolWorths | Earrings- Jewels By Angeline | Sleek Smother Lipstick No. 797- Super Cosmetics Westlands | ASOS Watch- Gifted | F21 Rings- Gifted | CK Jeans- Toi Market | Evie Heels- Toi Market