Category Archives: African design

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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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What Does Your Favourite Accessory Say About You

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Did you know that we can tell (just by observing) what your go to accessory says about your personality? You might not realize it, but there are lots of things your jewelry can reveal about you. You might just think you’re accessorizing your favorite outfit, but the pieces and placement of the jewelry you select can actually let others in on certain aspects of your personality. Don’t worry there’s nothing bad or strange, but it is certainly fun and insightful to find out the things your jewelry says about you. Before we do, we just need to remind you that your...
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Tip Corner: How to rock our cowhide & leather clutches

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Hello Adele Team, We trust that your weekend has been nothing short of fabulous.  Monday`s can be a bit daunting for most but I hope that you know we are always here to spice it up. Tip corner is here to wash away your monday blues each fortnight by spoiling you with tips on all matters accessories beginning with how to rock our cowhide and leather clutchs. We hope you enjoy! When you own a massive bag it is very hard as a lady not to throw all your wardrobe, make-up collection, together with other paraphernalia you do not need....
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Reni Folawiyo-Alara Concepts

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Alara is the brainchild of prominent Nigerian businesswoman, Reni Folawiyo. Alara is a concept store in the true sense of the term, being where fashion meets design, meets culture, meets anything that’s hip! It fuses both international and African luxury cool, and in this vein even features a restaurant by celebrated NYC based Senegalese chef, Peter Thiam.   Alara, which means ‘wondrous performer’ in Yoruba, is rapidly becoming a fashion destination for Nigerians and westerners alike. It offers a mix of fashion, art and design in a similar style to famous concept stores like Paris’ Colette, London’s Dover Street Market…

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KALON – BEAUTY THAT IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP.

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…And the launch finally happened! On the 10th of April this year, Blankets & Wine held a major show at the Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi. There were amazing music performances from Just A Band, Muthoni the Drummer Queen, Mayonde and from world renowned soul artist; Aloe Blacc! For the very first time, fashion and art installations were also available at the Blankets & Wine event, of which we were a part of.   ‘KALON’ is an ancient Greek concept which refers to the ideal of physical and moral beauty. The collection is indeed a beautiful and all-rounded one which includes…

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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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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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ADELE DEJAK: “DISCOVER AFRICAN LUXURY

ADELE DEJAK: “DISCOVER AFRICAN LUXURY”

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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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