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WHAT I WORE: EAST AFRICA FASHION WEEK 2017

Hello and happy New month  from me, my bum and tummy, 

I’m so excited about this month for two main reasons: It’s my birthday month(23rd Sep) and coz I’m a month away from finishing my Bachelor’s Degree. It’s both exhilarating and scary af. Either way, I’m really grateful to the Almighty for the chance to be here. 

When I received an email from East Africa Fashion Week asking me to attend their press conference a few days to the main event I got a little panicky. Mostly because I did not know what to wear and trust me as a fashion blogger this is really a big deal. Fast forward to the 8th of July, I wore this Ankara two piece which was designed by Achy, this girl can really do everything. The length of the skirt was just perfect because I didn’t have to bother/worry about what shoes to wear.  

The event which brings together top fashion designers from countries in East Africa was a huge success. They showcased beautiful fashion forward pieces which a couple of people purchased off the runway. Kudos to the team that organized the show. Definitely looking forward to a bigger event next year. 

Make up: @Achy Makeover (IG)

Photography by : @Najos Photography 





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FUR THE COLD WEATHER

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Winter is here!

This is by Fur the Calldest weather Weave experienced. If Ewe Sea the way I dress to bed Ewe might think I’m proBubbly headed to the ArcTick, or mayBee Knot, Furget it I’m Kitten Ewe. Let’s just say it’s quite cuddle-worthy, for transFur of heat (I know the second part of this sentence is neither necessary nor senseful).

Bat Worry Knot, your girl here Goat you. I’m Knot good at this, I’m only trying Tibia Humerus.  Furgive me.

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Away from the punonsense, how are you my persons?

I’m just here to tell you that it is time to remove your fur pieces from the back of your closet and rock them. Also head wraps apart from being an accessory are good at keeping you warm. Instead of doing a regular head wrap do a Gele, which is usually worn with traditional Nigerian attires in functions like weddings. A good pair of heels will keep you on your toes, lol you get it?

Drink tea, cuddle if it is an absolute must and “Wrap up” *rotfl*.

Stay safe.

DeUces,

Bree.

Make up: @Achy makeover(IG)

Photography: @Najos Photography (IG)

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PS: Just for laughs

A mother and a daughter are shopping in the mall, when the mother eyes an expensive fur coat.

“This year,” she says, “I think that I will buy my present instead of making you and Dad shop for me.”

The daughter nods in agreement.

“And I think this fur coat would be perfect too.”

The daughter protests, “But Mom, some helpless, poor, dumb creature has to suffer so that you can have this.”

“Don’t worry, honey,” says the mother. “Your father won’t get the bill for a couple of weeks.”

Source: http://www.jokebuddha.com

HOW I DONNED THAT RED GOWN

For the longest time I had a hate relationship with the color red. It was too much for my liking, too main stream. I never used to get how anyone could own a red underwear for instance. Of course red lipsticks were a no no for me, not because I really used to wear any make up! I low key had this judgemental look whenever I saw someone in red. If you know me BTW you’d know low key is a downplay of my true feelings in this case. Lemme explain: Whenever I’m walking in town I usually have this Joan Rivers thing going on, I critique a lot of things around me and because I’m a loud mouth it can get nerve wracking for the person I am with. Sorry,  I  digress! Anyway, let’s just say that Red to me is that not so good looking boyfriend or girlfriend you have that you’re never comfortable being seen around with but who you still f*$# with coz he/she is either really nice or really rich lol. And with time you develop a liking for them! 

Oops, where are my manners? *facepalm*! How are you my people doing? How’s August treating you thus far? How are you coping with the cold? *Phew that feels better* 

A while back, two or three months ago I got an invite to Nairobi International Fashion Festival 2017, dubbed Fashion in the Wild. It was the first festival of its kind in Kenya and it was in conjunction with the Commonwealth. It saw a lot of designers in the Kenyan fashion scene showcase to both a local and international audience. When I got this invite, thanks to Ezil, a fellow fashion blogger, I was so confused as to what I should wear! I remember calling Tailor001 of Cittifficial Klothing, to advise and possibly design for me something elegant. Hence the birth of this beautiful red gown I’m doning here! Now the mistake was I didn’t bear in mind the event venue which was the Nairobi National Park, the time of the event which was between 7-10PM and most importantly the weather which was very rainy and cold. Let’s just say, a pant suit would have worked better! 

I wore it with white chunky sandals for comfort and threw on “my fur coat”. My makeup was very nude just to ensure all attention was on the gown. I recently wore this for a photoshoot and instead of the white chunky heels I wore these burgundy strappy heels Coz red looks great on red. 

That’s it for today’s post. Thanks for reading. Please leave your views in the comment section below.

My Kenyan readers please maintain peace as we prepare for either Canaan or Mesopotamia. Remember One Kenya One People (is this really a thing?).

DeUces, 

Bree. 

Make up by: Achy Makeover (IG)

Gown by: Cittifficial Klothing 

Photos by: Najos Photography 




This is the reason why I don’t smile in my photos, my eyes won’t let me be great! 



PS: I’m looking for a way to dispose of my event outfits coz I never wear them again, any ideas on how you people do it will be appreciated. 

 

 

DRESSING UP GYM WEAR


Happy New month, 

I can not believe it’s July already. The vividness with which I can recall January and all its shenanigans *sighs* 😐. I hope y’all have achieved goals you set out to achieve by June! Personally, now that we are in the second half of the year, I’m getting qualmish! Mostly because I’m only a month away from finishing undergrad. I don’t really think I’m ready for adulting lol. 


Anyway a few weeks ago I came across this bomb Nike jogger pants during my thriftscapades. I wore them last week with this white sports bra. I decided dress up the look by wearing a pair of silver strappy heels instead of sports shoes! The blue denim jacket was just the icing on the cake! This was my ootd to the K1 Flea Market which usually happens every Sunday at K1, obviously. With vendors, good music, live band performance, good food, awesome cocktails and an amazing crowd this is definitely one of the best chilled Sunday plots in Nairobi at the moment. 

Have a lovely weekend ahead and till my next post, stay safe. 

DeUces, 

Bree.

Sports bra, pants and Jacket- Adams Arcade

Strappy shoes- Gifted

Photography by: Heenie Photography 

PROJECT ALL NATURAL 

Hey beautiful earthlings, 

Today is indeed a good day to be alive. 

With the long weekend ahead especially, this girl here is exuding a lot of positivity. This week hasn’t particularly been all roses for me, adulting is tough fam! I therefore decided that this weekend is going to be very “self-reflective” 😂 I kid 😂 I wish 😂. I’m only indoors (read self evaluating) coz I have very very boring friends. If you have an INTERESTING life and you want moi to be your friend, hit me up! (Just to clarify I meant moi [French for me] not Kenya’s 2nd President or sons, I don’t know them but I totally wouldn’t mind knowing them 😅😉). I’d love to hear what you beautiful people are up to this weekend, do let me know in the comments section below. 

Anyway, this past weekend I had the chance to work with one of Kenya’s top photographers Heenie Photography on his All Natural Project. This project aims at showcasing the beauty of African women particularly our Kenyan women in its purest form. On set we had the ever talented MUA(Make Up Artist) Achy Makeover and from the images you can tell how the two are the absolute power team!

I know Most of you are wondering why the project is dubbed All Natural and yet my brows are done etc. Lol. As much as society has these absurd double standards about make up, let’s just agree that make up is pretty much an integral part of most ladies’ lives, I.e. from the simple lip gloss or even contouring/strobbing. I’d like to think of make up as a form of grooming and it does speak volumes about someone. They say first impressions matter, yes?!  Anyway Achy did a very neutral glam, the no-makeup makeup look, paradoxical? I know! The outcome was impeccable. 

In other news, I have added a beauty category to my blog where I’ll be sharing all things beauty, from make up to skin care products. This means that from time to time I will be sharing projects I have done with Make Up Artists etc. I am really excited about this. Tell me what kind of looks or things you’d like me to share! 

Head over to Instagram to check out more of the project! 

Model: @justkaninte (Ig) 

Photography: Heenie Photography

Make up: Achy Makeover
 

Till my next post, stay safe. 

DeUces

Bree. 

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Cheers to the freakin weekend and drink to that……

Weekends are for chilled looks. Whether you decide to be in your pajamas, sweats or nothing don’t forget to relax and enjoy the weekend.

Till next time.

DeUces.

Bree.

Photos by: @muikiiobenja (Ig)

PS: I’m trying to make my posts as engaging as possible, therefore kindly let me know in the comment sections things you’d like to see me blog about, improvements I can make to my posts etc. Thank you.

 

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CHUNKY KNITS

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Ola,

Who said chunky sweaters have to look boring although most are tres 90s’. Here are a few tips I’ve learnt over time:

  • Combine the sweater dress with a form-fitting belt. The belt will accentuate your waist. Without the belt, the sweater was swallowing me up making me look like a knit ball and we do not want that now, do we?
  • To achieve a chic and sexy look, combine the sweater dress with a pair of the infamous thigh-high boots or ankle boots like I did.
  • Wear leggings underneath (be sure that the length covers your behind, you do not want to look tacky). Colored, printed leggings or those with a pop of color are perfect if  your sweater dress is in one color.
  • For an official look combine the sweater dress with a pencil skirt or formal pants.
  • A blazer over the sweater dress will quickly make your outfit very polished and elegant. Make sure the blazer balances out the look. Don’t go around looking like a stuffed bunny.
  • Skinny jeans in solid colors give a slimming effect and can form a perfect combo.
  • Last but not least, layer up the look with other sweaters, trench coats and shirts.

As always thank you for stopping by.

Have a great weekend ahead.

DeUces

Bree.

Sweater and shoes from: @vostilook (ig)

Images by: @muiikiobenja (ig)

 

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