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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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Dinner at Kiambu with my Gang

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Ever heard of the old quote, right? “A Jack of all trades, a master of none?” This quote sits perfectly well with Adele Dejak. We can comfortably say that she is a Jack of all trades, a master of none. Adele is one passionate lady who loves going beyond and above when it comes to her promoting and positioning her brand. They say keep reaching for the stars as the sky is the limit. You will always find Adele trying new things. Did you know that other than designing her jewellery pieces and handling photography she organizes events? Well, now…

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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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Here We Come South Africa Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week!

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Happy Monday Adele gang, we have some really great news for you this Monday, and especially for our South African family.  No words can describe the excitement to finally say these words “Here we come South Africa!!!!”As we progress in our tasteful journey of redefining African luxury one step at a time, we are truly humbled and ecstatic to be announcing that Adele Dejak will be in Cape Town this week for South Africa Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2017. Adele’s unique pieces shall be displayed at the Designer Boutique which will be at Corner Victoria Road and Meadway, Camps Bay. Come one, Come all…

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Amanda Jeneby

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In the busy month of June, we hosted a design intern here at the Adele Dejak headquarters in Kiambu. Her name is Amanda Jeneby and she stayed with us for the month designing a capsule collection in collaboration with our creative director Adele. Amanda is from the London College of Fashion and was an enthusiastic member of the team for the short while that she was with us. We sat down to ask her a few questions about her time here: AD: Tell us about your experience here with us this past month Amanda: I have had an amazing experience at Adele…

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Our Brand Influencers

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Good day everyone! It is our hope that you are having a fruitful and fashionable week. First of all we would like to thank everyone who took their time to visit our stand at the FAFA Neighbourhood Market this past weekend. As always, it was a pleasure getting to serve you. This post is just to mention some of our popular brand influencers. The following two ladies have been avid Adele Dejak fans for a while and wear our pieces with such poise so of course we jumped at the opportunity to work and collaborate with them. First off we…

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Adele Dejak - My recent road trip to Maai Mahiu

My recent road trip to Maai Mahiu

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On Tuesday, January 26th 2016, I went on a road trip to Maai Mahiu in the Rift Valley, with my nephew Ludovico, to visit a group of Cucu’s (Grandmothers) working under the umbrella of CTC International (Comfort the Children) within a program known as Grandparents Against Poverty and HIV/Aids (GAPA). CTC International aims to empower these Cucu’s, who are taking care of orphaned and vulnerable children, to lift themselves from poverty through the GAPA project by initiating income generating activities for them and ultimately mitigating poverty and HIV/Aids within their community. The income generating activities include; liquid soap making, mat…

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Meet Reginda the Alchemist

Meet Rajinder our neighbour and metal collaborator

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Most of my jewellery is created from recycled metal (brass and aluminium). Recycling metal is a whole wide field and would take anyone so much to have an in-house department that recycles their own metal. Not that I wouldn’t want to get there some day. the universe has a way of answering our prayers. One of these prayers is the fact that Rajinder, a well known metal caster and our neighbour next door at the Kiambu showroom. He is always ready to convert all scrape pieces that I use for implementing my jewellery designs. The pieces he does are inspired by Africa…

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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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Mohamed Abbas

Collaborator Feature: Mohamed Abbas ///

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Meet Mohammed Abbas (of Purple Vase Photography), a collaborator I have been working with for quite some time now. He was part of the crew that was shooting the recently launched Almaz Collection. He is professional, fun loving and just amazing to work with and team Adele simply loves him. Here are some interesting things you did not know about him: Birth Stars? I am a Capricorn Favorite Hangout spot in Nairobi and Africa? Nairobi Java House Favorite food? Biriani Artist/Designer/Photographer you greatly admire. Rahim Kara Favorite color? Black What would be your alternate career if you were not a photographer? I would…

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