XmasBoX fair

Our Weekend at XmasBoX 2015 Christmas Fair

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We spent our weekend at the XmasBoX Christmas Fair at Marula Manor in Karen. The turn up was great despite the clouds opening up on Saturday morning.   Our newest collection KOBO, also continued receiving massive popularity by making the sale of the day.       We are grateful to everyone who showed up at our stall. You can continue shopping for your Christmas goodies online on our website or by visiting our stores at the Village Market or Kiambu Road. Very soon you will be able to place your orders for KOBO via Whatsapp! We hope that you are excited…

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XmasBoX Christmas Fair in Nairobi: 20th – 22nd November

By | Christmas Fair, exhibition, Karen, KOBO Line, Marula Manor, XmasBoX, XmasBoX 2015 | No Comments

Christmas is almost here. With only about 5 weeks to go, people are in the festive mood already. Why don’t you let us help you sort your gifts and treats?! This weekend(Friday 20th through to Sunday 22nd November), come and check out our stall at the XmasBoX Christmas Fair in Karen. You may just find that (perfect) special something you’ve always wanted for yourself or a loved one. There’ll also be loads of items from the recently launched KOBO Line. Be among the first people to get your hands on it. See you at the fair. Affectionately, Adele.

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Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015

TBT: Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015

By | African designers, Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015, Alliance Francaise, Artisans, Design Network Africa, event, exhibition, gallery, hand made, kitenge | One Comment

One of the unforgettable things that we did this year was attending the 2015 Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery. The event which took place at the Alliance Francaise in Nairobi was organised by Craft Afrika, a social enterprise that works towards identifying, creating and supporting market penetration for hand crafters in Africa. The symposium was a two day affair taking place on 1st and 2nd October while the gallery ran from 30th September all through to 16th November. The event was sponsored by Design Network Africa, Bamburi Cement, Alliance Francaise and HEVA Fund. Partners included Anselm Kitengela Hot Glass and GoDown Arts Centre. The participants, designers and artisans in the craft and handmade…

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Meet our newest baby – KOBO Line

By | accessories, Adele, Adele Dejak, Adele Dejak Lifestyle, Bizarre Bazaar, bracelet, earrings, fashion, favourite pieces, Inspiration, Karura Forest, KOBO collection, Mailing list, rings | 3 Comments

Last weekend, 14th & 15th November, was really exciting for the team and the Adele Dejak brand! We did not only participate in this year’s Bizarre Bazaar event, but we also launched our newest collection, KOBO Line – killing two birds with one stone. The sad gloomy Nairobi weather on Saturday morning didn’t kill our spirits (and our fans’). We’d love to thank everyone who visited our stand for the amazing feedback we got. The most popular pieces were the earrings, rings and bracelet. About KOBO KOBO is a Nigerian currency that seemed to have little or no value, but in real sense it was…

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Collaborator Feature: Mohamed Abbas ///

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Meet Mohammed Abbas (of Purple Vase Photography), a collaborator I have been working with for quite some time now. He was part of the crew that was shooting the recently launched Almaz Collection. He is professional, fun loving and just amazing to work with and team Adele simply loves him. Here are some interesting things you did not know about him: Birth Stars? I am a Capricorn Favorite Hangout spot in Nairobi and Africa? Nairobi Java House Favorite food? Biriani Artist/Designer/Photographer you greatly admire. Rahim Kara Favorite color? Black What would be your alternate career if you were not a photographer? I would…

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Throwback /// African designers, Design Network Africa (Part 2)

By | bags, hand made, weavers, weaving, weaving techniques | 2 Comments

African designers, Design Network Africa. We trust that you’ve had a beautiful week. It’s been lovely at Adele Dejak international, working hard to ensure that we get these lovely statement pieces to make you stand out. As we mentioned in our post last week, we continue highlighting the amazing African designers that our being at the Design African Network has enabled us interact with. This week we share two of these designers Cheick Diallo Born in Mali and to an architect, Cheick Diallo went to the School of Architecture in Rouen (France) to become and architect. He later on studied design at ENSCI…

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Cape Town --- with my fellow West African DNA brothers photo Richard Keppel Smith

Throwback /// African designers, Design Network Africa (Part I)

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We (team Adele) have been so privileged to be on the DNA program since its inception. Not only is it an amazing platform for our designs to be promoted and appreciated it gives us a voice. A voice in a beautiful continent where there is so much talent and creativity. We are African designers, Design network Africa. A continent so rich in culture, diversity and opportunities, that even Barack Obama on his recent trip to Nairobi acknlowedgled this potential with his beautiful statement: ‘Africa is on the move.’  This very much resonates with the brand’s own concept behind the hashtag #MyheartbeatsAfrica. Read about…

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By | Adele Dejak, Adele Dejak Lifestyle, African design, jewellery, jewelry | 2 Comments

Adele Dejak & discover African luxury is a brand of luxury fashion accessories based in Nairobi. The pieces are handmade in Kenya using materials sourced from across the African continent. A fusion of African and European influences, they are designed by the owner and founder Adele Dejak, then assembled by some of  the most talented  artisans in Kenya and the region. The company specializes in handbags and jewellery but also produces on  limited editions clothes, belts, sandals and other fashion accessories.   The Adele Dejak brand is at the fore front of the African luxury movement as it draws on rich…

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Almaz Collection

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Featured cover Photo: Nick Klaus  ///Above Photo: Brian Siambi & Model: Mauryne Theo     Almaz the collection is inspired by hope and strength and the gift that is the African continent, its cultures and its beauty. The name ALMAZ is derived from the Amharic name meaning Diamonds. And just as diamonds, the African beauty grows stronger under pressure. And just as Diamonds, once rough around the edges, were mistaken as mere pebbles: and just like diamonds, our culture and beauty is lasting. ALMAZ collection is a bold statement on embracing and protecting our identities, leaving our own mark in this world….

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#my heart beats Africa & the African renaissance, african design, african vibes,

By | Adele Dejak, Adele Dejak Lifestyle, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

#my heart beats Africa & the African renaissance, african design, african vibes ADELE DEJAK  launched in April 2015  the #my heart beats Africa campaign.  This seeks to empower women and their identity as African warrior women. The main objection of the campaign is to show how beautiful Africa is from different perspectives. Positive vibes and the African renaissance.   Africa is at a loss with its own identity. This cannot be more visible than in fashion. African women suffer from an evident schizophrenia: they grow up into African fabrics and traditional wear, only to spend their dreams on what is…

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