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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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Woman Crush: Akosua Afriyie-Kumi

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A Ghanaian native after a time in London, Akosua Afriyie-Kumi graduated from Kingston University London with a BA (hons) Fashion degree and amassed an impressive resume of fashion industry experience. From designer to co-owner of a fashion brand and now creative director of her own brand A A K S, this has resulted in a broad knowledge of the industry from all sides.   Akosua is a fashion accessory designer based in Ghana. She has a passion for creating beautiful handcrafted bags woven by a community of women and men’s co-operative in Northern Ghana. After interning and working with fashion…

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Tribal Chic 2016

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The biggest and most anticipated show in Nairobi is finally here! The Tribal Chic. Now in its seventh year, Tribal Chic was conceived by the Tribe Hotel to recognize local and international fashion connoisseurs. The annual event serves as a bridge between fashion lovers and various charity organizations requiring much-needed support and visibility. It has since grown to become one of the biggest fashion events on the East African calendar attracting fashion enthusiasts from all walks of life. Tribal Chic as a platform, showcases both established and upcoming designers. This year, household names such as Adele Dejak, Anyango Mpinga, Katungulu Mwendwa and…

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We Love Mud cloth

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If you are an avid Adele Dejak follower, you must have noticed this beautiful, unique fabric we use on our bags every once in a while: The fabric is called Mud Cloth, also known as Bogolanfini in its native Malian language. Mud cloth is handmade Malian cotton fabric dyed using fermented mud, a process that dates back to the 12th century. On our recent trip to Paris, we met up with Boubacar Doumbia, a fellow member of the Design Network programme. Boubacar owns a textile workshop called Le Ndomo. Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people…

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