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Monday, August 26, 2013



Are captions ever really necessary?

ABSOLUT always brings something cool to my world. This recent offering at Hotel Sankara was a vodka tasting that took us on a trip around the world - Rio (ABSOLUT Mango), Paris (ABSOLUT Vanilia), and Shanghai (ABSOLUT Citron). Naturally, lots of cocktails and revelry followed to the beats of DJ Cortega & the Electrafrique Beat Parade. Another SHKConsulting production that was well worth the hangover.

All images courtesy of KENYA NIGHTS by Rizwan Ibrahim.

Friday, August 23, 2013


I am floored, THRILLED, and beyond excited to announce that I will be guest-judging on Africa's Next Top Model! I will sit (or stand, who knows) alongside model mentor, host, and indisputable beauty Oluchi as we challenge model hopefuls on their journey to become the next big thing that comes out of the African fashion scene.

I was watching the first season of America's Next Top Model back in the daaay, when I was a kid in college. Back then, I never imagined that I could ever have a career in this amazing/ridiculous/crazy/inspired/dazzling world of fashion. I never even imagined the possibility. And now, to be included in an African version of this massively successful reality show franchise is really an honour that's tough to articulate.

I will (of course) be repping East Africa hard (never before heard coming out of my mouth; I feel strangely patriotic). I'll also be keeping you up to date with the play-by-play when I get to Cape Town and step into that [insert adjective] place where fashion meets reality tv. Eeeek!



Premiere's This Month: "Designing Africa"

Designing Africa with Diana Opoti is a television magazine focusing on the growth of the fashion industry in Africa. Diana travels the continent (and beyond) to speak with real names in the fashion industry. The show premiere's August 30th on AfricaMagic (MNET) at 19.30 (EAT), reaching over 42 countries.

Congratulations to Diana who not only has a keenly honed sense of personal style, but also one of the best work ethics in the business. It's a coup for the industry.

Host of Designing Africa Diana Opoti as covered in Prestige Magazine

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Behind-the-Scenes at "Mashariki Mix"

Mashariki Mix Presenter Nic Wangundu
Shot at Le Palanka, Nairobi

Makeup by Koby.
Line Producer Yvonne, the guys, and me.

Watch entertainment variety show Mashariki Mix weeknights at 19.30 on AfricaMagic (MNET).

Shot on my S4Zoom.

Monday, August 19, 2013

KATUNGULU MWENDWA Presents "Dinka Translation"

SAUTI SOL (In Prints) for DRUM Magazine

SAUTI SOL as they appeared in DRUM Magazine (July 2013)

Sauti Sol
Polycarp "Fancy Fingers"

Thanks to design brands Afros, Ankara Vintage, Cooleys, Kiko RomeoRocco Barocco, Sunny Dolat, and VLISCO (backgrounds). Photography by Emmanuel Jambo.

DRUM East Africa is available on shelves everywhere.

Find SAUTI SOL on Facebook (Sautisol) & Twitter (@SautiSol).

WESTHOUSE: A One Degree South Hotel


WESTHOUSE is a thirty-room boutique hotel on the edge of Africa's biggest urban forest, Karura. Its stylized contemporary decor and leafy setting make it one of Nairobi's newest and most promising gems.

For more information:

Photos taken on my S4 Zoom.