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Thursday, May 31, 2012

New Hair, yo

Following in the (well-worn) tracks of Alice Dellal, Ke$ha, Cassie, Jada Pinkett, Laurieann Gibson, Rihanna (cringe), and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (superb movie) I lopped off the hair on the right side of my head. I started with scissors (snip, snip) then buzzed the rest down on setting no.1.

I like it! Plus I haven't seen my scalp in about a hundred years.

Also, I'm pleased to report that it wasn't this huge, devastating, life-changing thing - chopping off twelve years worth of dreadlocks. No uncontrollable sobbing, no fits of remorse. Time for a change clearly. So now begins the challenge of making this asymmetrical hair thing palatable to the masses. And my mother.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Traffic Jam (covered in the paper)

Finally came across a copy of the paper 2 days later! Big up @WambuiKibue @AnnabelOnyango @MaiavonLekow @BigPin (Taken withinstagram)

Thanks Miss Kihoro!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


This image (posted here in XL format, *shrug*) is like adrenaline for me, straight to the veins. Everything about this look is total inspiration. It's organic, ultra-feminine, floaty, and incorporates some of the trends we look for now - lacy sheers, bold ethnic jewellery, floral statements, artsy nail treatments, and best of all, candid and unaffected beauty. From my daily favourite,

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Behind-the-scenes at the Arboretum: Mochez Goes Green

Fatu makes up Dorothy Oliech of Mochez Models

More of what all this is about to follow in the next couple of weeks, I just can't help sharing sometimes...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kazuri Beads: A Day Out

I go to the Kazuri bead factory about once a year, usually with visiting friends interested to see the cottage industries in the city and how they work. Kazuri Beads is a fairtrade initiative that enlists disadvantaged single mothers in the production of beads and pottery - not a new concept, but I think a good one. It's such a charming little place tucked away in Karen, with such nice ladies on the 'assembly line'. And who doesn't love a big pile of painted beads?

Beads are hand-moulded out of ceramic dough, one at a time
On the 'factory' floor

Assorted pottery ready for the oven
Sun-dried beads

Bead abacus
Stringing beads together to create jewelery
Decades-worth of bead storage, from as far back as the '70s

Bead paint
Elaborate beaded mural
Surrounded by finished product - beads & pottery of all colours & shapes
My Kazuri mug that I use every second of every day (that's a guinea fowl in case you can't tell)