Friday, July 29, 2011
I haven't been able to post pics of my new collection,since am waiting for my website to be finished...maybe in a weeks time you will all be able to view and buy some of the stuff from my collection,in the meantime that's a sneak pic of what is to come
The dress is made with an African Fabric,it has an underskirt to make it bubble and the chains you can see on the side and front part going for only Kshs 5,500
Photo courtesy :Leon Muli
Model :Nancie Mwai
Monday, July 25, 2011
Its been a long journey for me,at times i just didnt believe in myself other times i thought what i was doing was wrong and could never make anything for myself out of it,but with time i have come to learn that my love for fashion is not seasonal,its what keeps me going day to day,working hard to realize my dream.
I did my first collection late last year...it all started like a joke,i used to do something like one dress in every two weeks,crazy enough all the dresses i did were my size,for those of you who know me better am a size 4 or 6 ..ok, i don know,but i did that collection for me only..i had no plans of selling anything,untill my friends who are similar size started buying my cloths off my body,..i sold almost everything and left afew pieces....In the same year i met a fashion stylist ,who has turned out to be my good friend and motivator Nancie mwai..this diva, kept hammering into my head that i should do another collection,every now and then, she would drop a word of how she couldnt understand why i am an accountant,anyway i took her word and started working on another collection.To be honest i didnt actually have a theme for my new collection when i started,i have just been going one step at time,doing a dress at a time,of whatever comes to my mind,am yet to give it a name,though i have already done a shoot and am planning on posting up soon.i guess all a trying to say is it takes passion and love to keep going even when it doesnt make sense,for us who are in this parts of Africa ,know how hard it is to penetrate the Fashion Industry,but thats not gona deter me from doing the best of what i know i can do.I have been following Tyrese on twiter and the guy has some deep tweets....some that make you wona go that extra mile to realize your dream......this tweet from him made me wake my bum up from my comfort zone ( you don want it bad enough thats why you don have it)...now i don wona sit in my office feeling comfortable coz ma salary can pay the bills,i want to go that extra mile and follow my passion of having my own label YES, i said it, my own label...i know am starting small and am in the learning process of being a perfect designer but each day,each move i make this days is all towards my goal....
I want it so bad ,that it keep me awake in the night,to be honest most the designs in my new collection i came up with them in the weee hours of the morning...am not gona stop till i get there....even the biggest names in the industry started from somewhere...my starting point is the passion in ma heart ...
All i can say is Follow your passion......your talent can pay the bills and give you that dream life that you want.......thats what i believe in.
I will be posting up the new collection before the end of the week...keep it here
Lots of love
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Her shop is in K1 so if your in Nairobi you should plan to stop by there
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
It's been an eventfull weekend for me,had to make some serious decisions and with the help of my galfrends i really did make the right choice, anyway, i was invited by my good friend for breakfast at the Artcaffe on sunday,and decided to go simple with my outfit,I liked the hat addition since my hair had just been freshly permed and looks not soo good,so the hat saved the day.. The jewelry am dorning was a gift from "the Boyfriend" i must say i was surprised when he brought me these coz for sure all along have been thinking the guy doesn't have a fashionable bone in him,but ....Voila..... he surprised me with this beautiful necklaces from his business trip,i also got some braclets ,earrings, a beautiful statue from him.That was a total surprise and aaaaaw moment for me....anyhu my weekend was great and considering am planning on putting on some weight i think the passion and cream cake i had for breakfast just added some calories on me..:)
Have a lovely warm week ahead!
Friday, July 8, 2011
I took it to my tailor for afew adjustements and i love the end result,am in love with my 15bob dress..:)
Yep ,twas that cheap!! Toy market is the place to go for this kinda bargains....
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Liz Ogumbo entertaining the crowd,she's got a voice.....
I really enjoyed her show,twas diferent from all the others and her cloths also made the statement.
I just wona work with Liz even for a day,just a day...:)
The fab fair was well organized this years show was much much better and the shops had quite a variety,especially for hair extensions and shoes.Congrats Pinky and Company for the awesome well put together show....and to all my readers,have an awesome weekend and stay fashionable!!
Lots of love.
Photos courtesy :Fransoir Images
Sunday, July 3, 2011
I attended the Nairobi fashion Bonanza last month with my good friend Nancie Mwai .We got there half an hour late and missed out a lot,but still managed to enjoy afew things,the show was organised by Ms.debbie to launch The Mercy school of Design, the only one of its kind for women and youth affected by HIV-AIDS in Mathare .( Congratulations Debbie and thanx for being a trendsetter in helping the society)
Anyway from what i saw ,it was well organised,the crowd was good and i got to take a pic with Sudanese celebrities Emanuel Jal and Lam.
My dress - its actually a wrap around silk skirt from Rohini
Shoes from Backyard shoe shop
Clutch from ASOS
Rings from Ellah Jewelahry
Friday, July 1, 2011
I have been blogging since late January and i must say its a fun thing to do,have gotten lots of support from my good good friends and fellow bloggers, so am thinking i should do a give away soon to celebrate this...it might be small but its a milestone to be coupled up with over 14k views,Thanx y'all for keeping it here and checking up on my blog every time i post..Apart from a giveaway was thinking of doing a small fashionistas party...:) just thinking.
Some of my Favourite Blogs that i have been checking out and getting more inspired.
1.Style By stylifiq The Best DIY'S ever
2.Zarna's Runway she got maad style,and i love
3Bryan Boy I simply envy his style and lifestyle
4.FBI I love her style and all her shoes are to be envied
5.The Fashion Notebook She taught me alot when i was starting out my blog.I salute her coz she's got STYLE i mean STYLE...i envy her guts!
I can go on and on coz i have more than 100 blog lists that i read daily..they are all great and i enjoy checking all of them,but thanx to y'all for making it happen for me.This time around i will do a goodie bag giveaway so lots of good good things in that bag,will post it up next week.
Lots of Love and stay Fashionable!
Enjoy your weekend coz i know i will!