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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Supermodel Ajuma Covers COUTURE AFRICA Beauty Issue

Ajuma on the cover of Couture Africa Magazine.

For those of you who don't know about this Kenyan glamazon, Ajuma Nasenyana is an international supermodel (formerly of Ford Models) with a resume that includes work for Ungaro, LACOSTE, Issey Miyake, and Vivienne Westwood.

The Beauty Issue is available now on Nairobi store shelves, and also digitally here.

... and inside.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Tanzanian Bespoke Suit Maker SHERIA NGOWI Makes Waves

Designer Sheria Ngowi

Sheria Ngowi is receiving all kinds of honours and accolades these days. This guys has been quietly building a brand in high-end custom menswear in Tanzania. and now with critical acclaim at Swahili and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa, it's all starting to pay off. Grown men only allowed here. In an interview late last year, Sheria says:

"My aim is to at least spark interest and growth in the fashion industry in Tanzania and Africa as a whole and challenge these fashion superpowers because we have talent, all that we need is exposure and investment in the right areas."

Sheria Ngowi has been featured here in VOGUE Italia, which would be a coup for any designer from any part of the world:

The Sheria Ngowi flagship store is now open in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. We love it.

Kenyan-Based Jewellery Designer Adele Dejak at GUILD Design Fair in Capetown

"Between 27th February and 9th March, 8,500 visitors made their way to the inaugural GUILD Design Fair in Cape Town to enjoy hand-made limited-edition design from celebrated global galleries and institutions.
We were in attendance, as part of the Design Network Africa (DNA) delegation, along with commercial galleries, design organisations and revered institutions from Brazil, Italy, South Africa, Spain, UK, USA and beyond."
See hi-lights from Adele's trip here.

Friday, April 4, 2014

OUR Lupita Starts to Make That Coint

Our local heroine Lupita Nyong'o has just gotten the inevitable... the honour of being named the new face of a HUGE brand. That brand is cosmetics giant Maison Lancome. Read the deets on The Hollywood Reporter, and watch her make the announcement here:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Behind-the-Scenes: DRUM Magazine Fashion

For this one, we shot on location at the Red Lands Roses farm on the outskirts of Nairobi.

*Apologies for the poor picture quality, my camera phone's trippin*

A busy pack house
Abraham (photographer) and Jambo (donkey)

Jambo (donkey), Annabel (Stylist)

Jambo was, of course, the real star of the day.

The issue will be out in April, so look out for it.


Image of the Week

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg: South African designer David Tlale leads this very stylish revolution.

So it's decided: AFRICA IS THE FUTURE.

Our TV Show ("Fashion Watch") Gets Reviewed

"From the first time it aired a few weeks ago, Fashion Watch has become a must-watch if the reactions on social media are anything to go by. Its panel which comprises celebrity stylist Annabel Onyango, Sunday Nation fashion writer Carol Odero, news presenter Lilian Muli and Ian has been generous and underwhelming in equal measure. Lillian reads only the positive reactions and shuns the negative ones."

                                                                                          -Zuqka, Nation Media

Read the whole thing here.

Kenyan Fashionista in FLARE Magazine

Biko Beauttah. Image courtesy of

My buddy Biko Beauttah is in the Toronto press again, this time she's featured in FLARE Magazine as a "Queen of Toronto Fashion". Kenyan-born Biko's socialite tendencies and flamboyant style are legendary on the fashion scene of the Canadian city. She's in good company in this reel, but I think she's still THE BEST of all! 




Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sooo... I Have a TV Show!

I haven't blogged in a while cause there's been a lot going on work-wise. Most salient of all is that I'm now on a panel that critiques the fashion choices of the week of Kenyan personalities and celebrities. It's called #FashionWatch and the audience loves to love and hate on us on Twitter. Totally fun. For those of you in Kenya #FashionWatch airs every Saturday night at 9.45pm on Citizen TV. That's me on the left every time :-)

Why Is My Blog Turning Into the Lupita Nyong'o Blog?

Image courtesy of

Maybe it's because her editorial styling really gets me most of the time. Here, she does her thing for February 2014. Here's the behind-the-Scenes vid: