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Woman Crush Wednesday > Adele Dejak

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The secret of getting ahead is getting started. She is our #WCW this week – Adele Dejak. If you follow Kenyan jewellery designer, Adele Dejak’s popular Instagram feed, you may think you have some idea about the woman behind it. Well, Adele Dejak is popularly known as the founder and director of the brand named after her, Adele Dejak. The brand, Adele Dejak, is an African Luxury Brand that solely focuses on creating handmade fashion accessories for the modern, sophisticated and multidimensional  woman who knows how to own her own style. About Adele Dejak Adèle Dejak cut her teeth in the world of typographic…

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Photo Shoot With Randy

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“I see photography as that eye-catching moment that’s passing, and one which is authentic.” Adele Dejak. In our last blog, Photographic works using nature as a backdrop, we saw Adele being both a designer and photographer. She is used to carrying her camera almost everywhere, making her job her hobby. She always quotes “I love sharing my work as much as possible; I can see the most beautiful view in the world, but if I don’t capture it with my camera and publish it, it’s like I didn’t see it at all.” I got to work with Randy Gowon, one of my…

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Photographic works using nature as a Backdrop

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‘If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere you go.’ Van Gogh I declare the world to be the most profound, beautiful thing that ever existed. Its beauty as well as its entities do have an effect on our senses. But what is it about nature that makes us declare of its beauty? Nature always has a way of bringing a lot of beauty into our lives just as there is so much around for us to see, touch and hear. No matter how many times you look at something, it is always different. Adele tries to mix…

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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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Accessory Highlight: Bahati Almaz Choker

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In keeping up with the 90’s theme that has been all the rage for over a year now, is the choker style necklace. The choker has been seen  both on and off catwalks by designers such as Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, Christia Dior just to name a few, taking their versions to the next level. The choker is a simple accessory to upscale your ensemble in different styles from day to evening. It’s easy to see the choker’s appeal: it’s a cool-girl nod to ’90s grunge, it doesn’t interfere with your outfit, it complements everything and it acts like a built-in…

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Ten Reasons Why Jewellery is The Perfect gift

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“Gift giving is part of the culture no matter where you are and no matter how long you stay.”Chrystalyn Brannen There is no community without gift and gifting. The acts themselves may not be visible, they may not have names, they may elude materiality, and yet, we depend on them for our very existence as givers and receivers.  And with the endless need to express ourselves to our loved ones we use gifts to showcase warmth, recognition, care and love in our special and unique ways. Having being in the jewellery business for over a decade now, we believe that jewellery gifting…

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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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Adebayo Oke-Lawal // Orange Culture

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Adebayo Oke-Lawal, creative director of Orange culture, is regarded as one of the pioneers of modern menswear in Nigeria. According to Bayo, as he is popularly known, he started sketching at the age of ten for a store in East London and that’s how he got his start. He then moved on to work with Kiki Kamanu and gained survival skills for working in the industry.   With this determination, the Orange Culture was born. Bayo refers to OC as a “movement” more than a clothing line, for a creative class of men who he describes as “self aware ,…

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