I Rocked: A Drop Of Shanga

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Hello Friends,

Hope you guys have been holding up well since last time. Its been a bit busy with school and side hustles that at times I forget about posting on the blog. but don’t worry i shall improve on that.

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Nairobi of late has been a bit chilly as June/July of the year is when East Africa experiences its coldest making it our Winter.So yesterday somehow it was a bit warm and I decided to throw on something warm just to enjoy the warmth as it lasted. Since it was a Monday, I went for something simple that could jump start my day at the same time killing the Monday blues.

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I picked a cotton sky blue shirt by Mark and Spencer. I love this shirt  as it fits perfectly and it can work well if worn with anything below or on top. I paired it with a pair of light brown pants which /i got from a random store in town. they were so baggy when i got them that i really wore them. I fitted them recently and they are currently my best official pants at the moment.

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To crown the look i wore maroon Moccasins and a Maasai shanga hand piece that I got from City Market Nairobi. I also threw in a pair of stunners just to spice up the outfit.

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I Rocked: Truworths Fashion Event

Hello readers,

Its been quite some time since I did an outfit post and I feel like I have been doing injustice to my fellow brothers which I promise will have to change. When I was starting out this blog my main aim was to provide to male consumers something the can easily relate to and cater to their styling needs and also offer style advice to those who need i or those whose are really not sure about where to shop and which designers are there in Kenya and the larger East Africa who make cool men’s clothes at an affordable rate.

I know this sounds so different but Kenyan men have come of age and they pay keen attention to what they wear and where they shop and generally how their appearance looks like and what it says about them.

So last week I was attending a Deacons fashion event which i wrote about here.

I opted for a much more formal look which was was polished as it was a mid week event and I did want to spend time going back to change after my days activities.DSC01413

 

I wore a black custom made single button jacket which was custom made by my tailor for me. Thank you Steve.

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Since it was an evening event and I was not sure how the weather would be so I wore a grey waist coat which had tinny stripes which are mostly visible when a close up is taken or when someone moves closer.

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Inside I wore a blue and white pin striped shirt which by the way went well with the cream khaki  pants I wore. So as not to be very matchy matchy I picked various accessories to crown the look which included a pair geek glasses which I got from a vendor along Moi Avenue, a navy blue time with gold and sailor detail which was a gift from my Grandfather, brown boots and light brown belt from Shangozi by Evans an accessories based in Ngong’ and has the most amazing ethical belts and that I have ever seen.

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and to crown it all I wore my vintage cuff-links which I thrift-ed and a white pocket square. This look is very easy to pull and I believe with the right fit and correct accessories any man can pull this off.

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DEACONS TRUWORTHS FALL/ WINTER FASHION SHOW AND STYLING TALK

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Hello friends,

Its been such a quiet week since I posted anything on fashion and other content. After great coverage for FAFA 2014 I bet you all expect a review the event which I promise will be up very soon rather than later.

So this week I was invited to attend an event hosted by Deacons Kenya in partnership with Connie Aluoch Styling Management and Lintons Beauty World which was branded The TRUWORTHS BEST BUY SHOW.

The event hosted at the Truworths store in Sarit Centre Nairobi was a specifically different show because it was a show where Connie Aluoch gave advice to different women of different body shapes on what to where and how to wear those items which were all from Truworths stores. The runway was graced by Truworths very own store staff who were of various different body shapes and sizes which acted as a perfect illustration for various body shapes and sizes.

Each model would walk the runway and Connie would explain the body shape, the relevance of the outfit to the body shape and would request the audience to give occasions where the specified outfit would be worn. Deacons CEO Mr Muchiri said that deacons was dedicated to working with the local fashion talent and promised this was a beginning of more shows that deacons Kenya were planning to host so as to create consumer awareness and also offer style advice to there customers through local fashion and image consultants. The show which was exclusive was graced by various industry players including Couture Africa magazine editor Olive Gachara, Drum editor Carol Odero, FAFA Kenya CEO Silvia Tonui ,fashion bloggers among other fashion influencers. Also in attendance was super model and City Models Africa CEO Ajuma Nasenyana.

Make up for the models was hundled by Linto Beauty World led by their Marketing Manager and Renowed Make up artist Kangai Mwiti.

Here are some pictures from the event,

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Connie Aluoch of Connie Aluoch Styling Management.

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Connie with the Petite sized body shaped model.

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Petite body shape

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Pear body shape

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Pear Body shape.

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Apple body shape

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Hour glass body shape.

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Rectangular body shape

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Plus size.

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And in attendance,

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Fashion Bloggers Josphine Opar and Vonette Von

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Ajuma Nasenyan of CMA with Silvia Tonui of FAFA and a friend.

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Couture Africa Editor in Chief Olive Gachara.

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And for the first time photographers were all groomed Kavi and Eustace of Eyecon photography.

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Wambui kay of Shifteye gallery.

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Ajuma with Fiona Nyangoma and A model from CMA

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Me with Hawii Wanjohi.

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Ajabu of FSQ Mag sharing alight moment with Hawii Wanjohi.

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With Silvia off FAFA and Ajabu of FSQ mag

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With Lucia Musau and Vonette Von of The Vonette Way.

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Ajabu of FSQ Mag, Josphine Opar of ViewFinderSS, Wamboi Kay of Shifyeye Gallery, Fiona Nyangoma of Standard Group and Wanjiku Thuku of Couture Africa.

Till next time Ciao!!!

Meet Me At FAFA: Satorial By Nick Ondu

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Started 3years ago by Nick Ondu , Ankara Vintage has carved a niche

in the Kenyan fashion industry by setting a standard in the art of

bespoke tailoring. Nick’s medium is ethnic prints: from Ankara to

Bogolan to impressions of Kuba cloth. It incorporates vibrant colors and

refined fabrics with a twist of contemporary silhouettes offering unique

menswear and womenwear .

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Ankara Vintage prides itself in finely cut designs. The designs are daring,

bold and dramatic and rooted in rich African culture. He creates pieces

that are unpredictable and exceed expectations. He continues to show

diversity, by elaborating on creativity, thereby producing inventive collections that are memorable and wearable.

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During FAFA, Nick will officially unveil the the re-branded version of Ankara Vintage which will be called Sartorial By Nick Ondu.

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Meet Me At FAFA: Azra Walji

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Azra Walji , born in Kenya, graduated in December 2012 from

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Malaysia. She

is an talented, young designer who believes, men and women

who dress well exude complete confidence and sexiness to those around

them .She invites people to try new things in fashion ,while not designing

outlandish dresses , or see-through tops, she comes out with colours and

different fits.

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Her collections boast chic stylish wear with simple silhouettes, glamour,

sophistication and elegance through its signature of details embellishment,

rich coloured fabrics and hand printed uniqueness of contemporary,

ethnic fashion. Her creative taste and bold vision have been influenced

by her ability to see beauty in everything

Her range of designs compromise of modern, ready to wear, cocktail,

evenings and haute couture pieces.

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Meet Me At FAFA: Riri Jewellery

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Riri Pronunciation: /’ree,ree/

Riri is a multi faceted word derived from the Agikuyu—a tribe

in Kenya, to denote ‘allure’, ‘glory’, ‘peace’.

 

Riri Jewellery prides itself on producing one of a kind, handmade accessories

for women and men who love quality products. Our exquisite

products are available for purchase on http://www.ririjewellery.com

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Riri Jewellery also avails the option for bespoke jewellery for those who

wish to add their personal touch. We use semi-precious stones, brass; up

cycled materials such as horn and bone; recycled wood, and glass.

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Their prime goal is to advance youth enterprise as a strategy of peace

building by linking the work of local artisans to global markets; promoting

cooperation and collaboration among skilled and talented artisans

and encouraging an entrepreneurial culture among them.

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Meet Me At FAFA: LE COLLANE DI BETTA

 

10177289_312116992278220_8743937698323790616_nElisabetta Caplolino, creator of “Le Collane di Betta” , is by profession

an architect and demonstrates the disciplined formality of her

training in the practical wearability of her necklaces are at once

both elegant and structured.

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Born in Rome, Elizabetta comes from a proud line-age of Italian jewellers

and was taught the tradition of the craft by both her grandfather

and her mother. At the age of six she was making her own necklaces and

throughout her university years the demand for her electic chokers and

beaded ropes prompted her going into production.

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It was her travels in Africa, however, and the extensive research in the

tribal jewellery from all over the world that inspired Betta to create jewellery

that went beyond decoration and into the mystique of seduction and

symbolism.

The collection has been designed so as to fuse the shapes, structure, colours

and “looks” of contemporary fashion with ancient charm.

Each item in the “Le Collane di Betta” collection has also been made

by skilled African craftsmen using eco-materials and wherever possible,

Elisabetta works with women’s cooperatives and under-privileged workers.

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