Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
Talk & Zoom

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Africa's Next Top Model Premiering Soon!

Africa's Next Top Model premieres on Sunday, November 10th on AfricaMagic (DSTV) at 18.00 (WAT). Watch the #ANTMAfrica trailer, it's funny at the end:

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa is running in Joburg from October 30th to November 2nd. Key to note this year are two Kenyan entries - Rift Valley Leather and Puchulik - who will feature alongside 28 other designers from 15 African countries.


Other designers showcasing include Mustapha Hassannali (Tanzania), Taibo Baccar (Mozambique), Mille Collines (Rwanda), Thula Sindi (South Africa), and one of my personal faves David Tlale (South Africa).

For more info about the various fashion weeks hosted in South Africa throughout the year, visit Africa Fashion International at

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Kenyan Actress Lupita Nyong'o for VOGUE. Believe It.

Kenya's newest Hollywood export Lupita Nyong'o (who we've written & gushed about before) is so achingly gracious in her poise and eloquence, it's hardly surprising that she could now be facing an Academy Award nomination for her role in Director Steve McQueen's new film 12 Years a Slave (2013). Lupita's unprecedented and meteoric rise to fame is the stuff of fantasy, leaving us in blatant awe (jaws dropped) of her talent, elegance, and of course beauty. We anxiously await the results of this VOGUE sitting.

"Kenyan Actress Lupita Nyong'o Bags Her First Hollywood Award"
                                                                                           - Daily Nation

"Style Icon: The Lupita Nyong'o LookBook"
                                                   - The Daily Beast

# LupitaNyongo #VOGUE

Biko Beauttah at Toronto Fashion Week

Biko Beauttah wears a vintage sequin top, skirt by Balmain, & clutch by Christian Dior.

Fashion phenom and my friend Biko Beauttah is a regular on the Toronto fashion circuit. She is featured here by Street Style at this year's Toronto Fashion Week. Read Biko's blog Lamu Tamu.

Such an inspiration.

Nairobi Fashion Market

Monday, October 21, 2013

Introducing: ANGELSMILE

Angelsmile House of Design is the labour of love of veteran fashion designer and personality Wambui Kibue. Here, her latest offering: a collection of womens' jackets each with its own personality.

"YORK is classy, quiet, and enjoys an occasional glass of wine." 

"BELLE is elegance personified!"

"ADELAIDE: structured & statuesque, she's the perfect dinner companion."

"ROXXIE commands attention and loves to push boundaries."

Order any of these very chic and well-conceived Angelsmile House of Design jacket designs here and check out the Angelsmile Facebook Page for more.

Made in Kenya.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

All Leather Everything

Isobel Canete, Model - "I'm wearing a vintage hat and boots with a Bershka bag, Zara skirt and Channel bag."

Stolen from British VOGUE's London Fashion Week Street Style. Leather head-to-toe is so, so chic and how the 90s biker look is still so relevant for now. I have a black leather skirt I can't put down; it goes with everything, but I can really only wear it in the evening (too hot here). And unlike this gorgeous Amazonian lady (model, obviously) I cannot wear this much black leather at once. I also have a maroon leather pencil skirt that paired with a tee, no joke, on my Top 10 best things in the world

Leather all the way.

Here Again: Fashion For Peace

Festival of African Fashion & Arts (FAFA) brings the Fashion for Peace to Nairobi on November 2nd and 3rd 2013. In a time when focus on Kenya is on healing and bringing communities together FAFA believes that the strength and diversity of Kenya and the African continent should be celebrated in a spirit of unity and harmony.

Ann McCreath, creator of fashion label KIKO ROMEO and founder of FAFA noted "Fashion for Peace was borne with the belief that positive change can come when we encourage the positive and the inspiring; working together as different cultures." 

Designer Lineup:

Anna Adero
Deepa Dosaja
Galina Tatarinova
Jamil Walji
John Kaveke
Le Collane de Betta
Niku Singh
Shenu Hooda
Waithera Kibuchi
Ami Shah