Lord Erroll Valentine Sale - Adele Dejak

Valentine sale at the Lord Erroll

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Wondering what you should get that special person in your life for this year’s Valentine? Are you worried that it’s too late and everything you could get is off the shelves? Worry no more. We’ll be showcasing at the Lord Erroll this Thursday and Friday, alongside other amazing designers. Do not miss out as this is a great opportunity to be the first one to lay your hands on our newest collection of beautifully crafted Kiondo bags! It’s even more fan when you come with a friend. Do not miss out. PS: You can also buy a gift voucher for…

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Adele Dejak USA Launch

Adele Dejak official launch in Chicago!

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Are you in the United States? Chicago to be precise? Well, we have exciting news! Adele Dejak is moving closer to you this Valentine’s. What other better gift could you get than an opportunity to have a physical feel of our accessories before you buy them for you and your loved ones? Tell a friend to tell a friend, let’s make this Valentines day lovely for everyone. What: Adele Dejak official launch in the USA at this year’s Dose (Dose Market) When: Sunday, February 14th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: 401 N.Morgan, Chicago, IL 60642 Why: To eat, shop…

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Adele Dejak - My recent road trip to Maai Mahiu

My recent road trip to Maai Mahiu

Artisans, bags, Collaborators, hand made, Inspiration, weavers, weaving, weaving techniques | 2 Comments

On Tuesday, January 26th 2016, I went on a road trip to Maai Mahiu in the Rift Valley, with my nephew Ludovico, to visit a group of Cucu’s (Grandmothers) working under the umbrella of CTC International (Comfort the Children) within a program known as Grandparents Against Poverty and HIV/Aids (GAPA). CTC International aims to empower these Cucu’s, who are taking care of orphaned and vulnerable children, to lift themselves from poverty through the GAPA project by initiating income generating activities for them and ultimately mitigating poverty and HIV/Aids within their community. The income generating activities include; liquid soap making, mat…

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Meet Reginda the Alchemist

Meet Rajinder our neighbour and metal collaborator

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Most of my jewellery is created from recycled metal (brass and aluminium). Recycling metal is a whole wide field and would take anyone so much to have an in-house department that recycles their own metal. Not that I wouldn’t want to get there some day. the universe has a way of answering our prayers. One of these prayers is the fact that Rajinder, a well known metal caster and our neighbour next door at the Kiambu showroom. He is always ready to convert all scrape pieces that I use for implementing my jewellery designs. The pieces he does are inspired by Africa…

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Adele Dejak happy new year (2016)

2016! We are ready for you

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Happy new year greetings to you. We hope that you enjoyed the festivities and that you are back with fully recharged batteries ready for 2016 and the goodies it has in store for us. This is just to let you know that both our flagship store in Kiambu and the Village Market shop are open. Drop by to check out what we have in store or simply say hi. So much excitement for the year. Make sure you do not miss out on any updates (new product launches, giveaways, discounts and offers) by: – Signing up to our mailing list –…

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My favourite photoshoots from 2015 - part II

My Photoshoots from 2015 – Part II

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The first photoshoot I organized upon my return to Kenya after nearly 4 years in Uganda was for #My Heart Beats Africa campaign. I collaborated with Purple Vase photographers Mohamed Abbas & Joseph Baraza. The brief was to capture the essence of my African aesthetic in a way that resonates with everyone. Animal print fabrics were draped around the 2 models. I wanted a raw African feel that would capture the essence of my ‘rebranding’ Africa journey. The crazy thing about this shoot was that the best photos were done the last hour when the light was going and everyone…

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My photoshoots from 2015

My Photoshoots from 2015

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Every time I take photos or commission a photographer for a photo shoot there is always such eager anticipation for the end results. I always get a buzz when I start to download the photos on my computer. The anticipation is always electric. Sometimes shots that were taken that I had little expectations turn out to be beyond my expectations. Time is spent selecting a theme and a mood. I create mood boards for the direction I would like the shoot to progress. Sometimes the journey can be unexpected, bumpy & full of challenges with long hours and preparation. During the last…

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Being in Uganda and away from the heart of my business

Being in Uganda (& away from my business)

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Living in Uganda, though near Kenya was a big challenge as I was away from Nairobi, the heart of the Adele Dejak brand and business. We all may have a rough idea of the difficulties that come with operating a business from the cloud. Glad to be home finally. Damage control and setting everything into perspective has been a long learning journey for me. In this post, I share my achievements as well as some of my favourite photos from the stay. Being in Uganda had its own advantages. I got to refocus on photography and research on styles and looks that I felt…

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closed CORRECTION

Happy Christmas from us!

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Last Friday, 19th December, my team and I officially closed biz to recharge our batteries as we join our families in the festivities. We’d love to thank you all for your massive support all through the years and hope that 2016 is going to be even better, as we continue to keep it African! Best wishes, Team Adele.

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Diana Opoti wearing our Little Black Dress, Ama bracelet and Akuu brass ring

Special feature – 100 days of African Fashion

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In July this year, Diana Opoti set out on a campaign featuring unique items by African designers both locally and globally as well as items created through inspiration by the continent. The campaign was named 100 days of African fashion. The aim of the campaign is to create visibility and access to new market audiences for the featured designers. For those who do not know her, Diana Opoti is an African fashion enthusiast, media personality and an advocate for panafricanism. Each day for 100 days, Diana adorns selected items (clothing and accessories) and presents them in a fashion blogger style across social media platforms in the…

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