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Beads and their beauty: The Samburu, Masai, Turkana and their historic origin.

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“All you need is love…and some really nice beads”, a quote Adele loves using especially when interacting with her clients. Over the years, the Maasai, Turkana and Samburu beads have formed an integral part of culture. They are far much more than just ornaments as they play a deeper role in these respective ethnic groups. For the Maasai people, the beads reflect their beauty, strength and their deep love and devotion for their cattle”.  On the other hand, the latter wear these beads as it reflects a sign of health, one’s marital status and even the number of children one…

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Wrist Arrest with Adele Dejak Arm Candy

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The most adorable thing about the spring and summer is that you can explore many styles flaunting your arm. As the summer season embarks in a few days,  short sleeves will be very common, and you can flaunt your arm with the beauty of arm candy bracelets. A bold blend of bangles can instantly up an outfit’s ante, and so can statement bracelets on their own. K-JUUI BraceletArm candy is not only fun to wear, but also great fun in showcasing your personality. You can wear huge ones on their own or stack them up with one or two simpler ones. You…

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February Samburu Trip by Adele

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On the 2nd of February 2016, I went to a village in Samburu, about 25Km from Isiolo (a long way from Nairobi) with my nephew Ludovico who was here on holiday. I am always working but I have to admit, it was a mini 3 day-holiday for me too. And Samburu was such a wonderful experience, how the people wear their beautiful Sukas as well as the amazing necklaces and bracelets. I was amazed at how stunning they look, as you can tell from the photos I got back, a lot of them. Beadwork is their main activity, with the women…

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Diana Opoti wearing our Little Black Dress, Ama bracelet and Akuu brass ring + African Fashion + African Luxury + African lux + fashion accessories + Jewelry + fashion + sustainable fashion

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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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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