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MCM – We Love Idris Elba(‘s Style)

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We love Idris Elba. And not just because he is breathtakingly beautiful but also that he is accomplished, talented  and stylish. And we are not alone; Besides being named the sexiest man alive by both People and Essence in 2013 and being declared one of the most beautiful people in the world in 2007, he was named one of GQ magazine’s best British dressed men in 2015. Elba’s portfolio is as impressive as he is celebrated. He is most recognizably a film and TV star, appearing in American Gangster, Takers, Thor and Beasts of No Nation, for which he received…

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Fashion Friday – Adele Dejak ♡ Grace Jones

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Fashion and music go hand in hand.  Celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Rihanna are celebrated not only for their music but for their statement style. But in the beginning, before Hollywood invented them, there was Grace Jones. Born in Jamaica in 1948, Grace Jones moved to New York when she was 13 years old.  She then went on to become a supermodel, a dancer, an actress, a producer, and a personality. Grace is beautiful, sexy and shocking. Her androgynous, distinctive look defined the cross-dressing movement of the 1980s.        Grace has challenged gender stereotypes in fashion by preferring suits,…

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Adele Dejak on Affordable Fashion

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  The Kobo Collection Adele Dejak has Nigerian roots and her work is influenced consciously or subconsciously by her Nigerian upbringing. She launched the Kobo Collection in November 2015. Kobo refers to Nigerian currency valued at a cent to the Naira. This line features accessories handmade from Ankole cow-horn, aluminum, brass and beads. Its logo is a fusion of the Basquiat crown and the African Mask. Black borrows on Adele’s own aesthetic, while Yellow describes happiness.         The design process and craftsmanship have not been compromised. The attention to detail, the dedication to form as well as…

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Adele Dejak on Ethical and  Sustainable fashion

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A post in response to the Ivory Ban   Elephant ivory has always been in high demand in the fashion accessories industry due to its texture, desirability and durability.  In Kenya, a ban on the ivory trade has been in effect since 1969.  However, the trade has continued illegally and this has led to devastating effects on the elephant population.  A report in 2012 by the Kenya Wildlife Service estimates the elephant population to stand at 38,000. But on the upside, poaching in Kenya is down to 46 from 390 elephants killed in 2013. China, the world’s largest ivory market, has…

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The Adele Dejak Showroom – New Year, New Look.

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    The Adele Dejak showroom and studio in Kiambu is getting a fashion facelift. This is to inject the space with new life; to have it reflect the Adele Dejak spirit of Afro-inspired Renaissance.                             During her last trip to Dakar, Adele discovered a stunning, triangulated print on the walls of an abandoned nightclub. The print and geometry are a staple of Senegalese architecture and design. In 1978, as a newly independent Senegal was reinventing herself, President Leopold Senghor, introduced a law that mandated new buildings to be constructed along what…

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Adele Dejak at The Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair

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Last year, I was honored to receive an invitation to exhibit at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. Every year, the fair features celebrated contemporary designers, chefs and vintners and showcases their handcrafted products to connoisseuring Joburgers. The idea is to celebrate what’s local, what’s handmade and what’s African. It’s a fantastic place not only to shop, but to meet and have a social experience with other design-enthusiasts.           I showed pieces from my Moon Safari Collection. My pieces come of my admiration of elements of African culture but with this collection I wanted to take it all the way to…

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Flash Back Friday – News Alert!

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As many of you, know Adele Dejak recently traveled to South Africa for Sanlam Contemporary Handmade Fair at Hyde Park Corner (Sanlam will be featured in our next blog post). Tongoro ” We are a 100% Made In Africa label providing clothing that offer style conscious consumers quality, variety and convenience, at affordable prices. Our brand focuses on understanding the fashion that our customers want offering playful and unique apparel. By sourcing our materials on the continent and working with local tailors, our long-term goal is to contribute to the development of the retail production in Western Africa, with our first…

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Biz Baz Christmas Fair 2017 – Karura Forest

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We are gearing up towards the BizBaz Crafts Fair this coming weekend! BizBaz (also known as Bizarre Bazaar) Crafts Fair Festivals are usually held twice a year, here in Nairobi, in the months of June and November. It is an open air event held in the beautiful Karura Forest featuring contemporary and traditional craft, art and services from some of the best African and International craft-preneurs and importers. This weekend’s fair will be a two day affair, offering a great shopping atmosphere, with loads of activities for the whole family. There will also be a food court and live entertainment….

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Biz Baz Christmas Fair 2017

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The 2017 Biz Baz Summer Fair is almost here! The fair is scheduled to take place  at Nairobi’s Karura Forest, this Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am – 6:00pm on both days. Expect some of East Africa’s finest crafts, jewellery, furniture and household goods. There will also be activities for the kids and a variety of food and drink to choose from. Come, stop by our booth and let’s splurge together! See you there!  

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Reasons Why You Should Choose Handmade Jewellery

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Reasons Why You Should Choose Handmade Jewellery The beauty of handmade lies in their imperfections. Anything perfect is machine- made. This Friday, Adele Dejak and the team have decided to give you an insight on why you should always choose handmade considering that our brand is solely based on African Handcrafted Accessories & Jewellery. 1) No machines: The best thing about handmade is the fact that they are not machine made but handmade. This simply means no machines mean less use of electricity thus making so the jewelry is more sustainable! 2) Time taken to handcraft each piece: Time truly…

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