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Runway Reverence – Our Grand AFI Finale

By | AFI Fashion Week, Behind the scenes, Dhamani, Discover Africa Premium Luxury, event, fashion, fashion show, FashionWeek, highlights, Inspired By Africa, Launch, Love, Precious | No Comments

The road to the runway was dippy and bumpy, but seeing the Precious collection walk down that final runway dissipated the angst and distress felt in preparation.  To begin with, the South African Visa office is more scrutinous than the US Defense Department. They will investigate you in your previous life, so the visa wait for my assistant was a pins and needles affair. But at the same time, they were very diplomatic and gracious and thankfully, even though there was a torturous one-day delay which meant changing flights, she got her visa processed. Armed with enthusiasm and intent, we…

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Collection Recollection – #PreciousCollection

By | Adele, Adele Dejak, AFI Fashion Week, Africa-Forward, African design, African designers, Dhamani, exhibition, fashion, fashion show, FashionWeek, Photography, Precious | No Comments

Our latest collection has been titled Dhamani, which is the Swahili word for precious. This collection is celebratory – it’s about valuing what matters and that’s life, love and culture. The Dhamani collection sees East Africa as not only the incubator of life but as the eternal witness to the evolution of man. It was inspired particularly, by the story of Hell’s Gate Gorge in Naivasha. It is said that a volcanic eruption, which killed over a hundred Maasais, sculpted the dramatic, stunning walls of the gorge. With this collection, we wanted to recreate the process and have intense and…

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Road to #AFICapetownFashionWeek – Globe Roundabout Shoot

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For this campaign, it was important to situate ourselves. Hell’s Gate gorge and Lake Naivasha served to put our narrative in a historical, philosophical and metaphoric frame. But after exploring where we are from and where we are going, it was important to think about where we are. Geography is usually the best place to begin. The broad theme for AFI’s Fashion week was the concept of Journey and journeying. This merged smoothly with our future-looking introspection – it became a bi-dimensional exploration of space and time. If you think about the current time – its pace, its energy and…

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Luxury Connect Africa – The Paris Takeover

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  Luxury Connect Africa is a premium platform connecting African Luxury with the rest of the world. It was launched this January in Paris and saw the most celebrated designers in Africa showcase their products and engage in conversations defining African luxury. Traditionally Africa has been associated with want, not luxury, and these types of platforms are helping bring to focus an emerging creative and consumptive space. We were invited to exhibit and participate in the round-tables. It was an incredible experience; we met other talented and pioneering designers and got to connect with an interested public in Paris. The…

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Fashion Friday – Adele Dejak ♡ Grace Jones

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Fashion and music go hand in hand.  Celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Rihanna are celebrated not only for their music but for their statement style. But in the beginning, before Hollywood invented them, there was Grace Jones. Born in Jamaica in 1948, Grace Jones moved to New York when she was 13 years old.  She then went on to become a supermodel, a dancer, an actress, a producer, and a personality. Grace is beautiful, sexy and shocking. Her androgynous, distinctive look defined the cross-dressing movement of the 1980s.        Grace has challenged gender stereotypes in fashion by preferring suits,…

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Adele Dejak Will Be At JoBurg – Sanlam Event – This Weekend

By | accessories, Adele Dejak, armbands, cuffs, Discover Africa Premium Luxury, earrings, ebony and brass, Ethical Fashion, fashion, favourite pieces, hand made, Hyde Park Roof Top, Inspired By Africa, Launch, Moon Safari Collection, Moon Safari Launch, Sanlam Fair 2017, South Africa | No Comments

Happy Friday #TeamAdele! We have some really great news for you this Friday and especially for our South African family.  No words can be able to contain the excitement that we have to finally spell out “Here we come South Africa!!!!” As we progress into our tasteful journey of redefining African Premium Luxury, we are truly humbled and ecstatic to be announcing that Adele Dejak will be in Johannesburg this week for South Africa 2017 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair as she will also be unveiling her new collection, the Moon Safari Collection. Adele Dejak’s unique pieces shall be displayed at…

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Photo Shoot With Randy

By | accessories, Adele Dejak, Adele Dejak Lifestyle, Afri Love, Afri Love collection, African design, African designers, Behind the scenes, bracelets, chokers, Collaborators, design, earrings, Ethical Fashion, fashion, favourite pieces, hand made, how to buy, Inspiration, jewellery, necklaces, Photography, Photoshoots, Recycled collection, showcase, Sustainable fashion, Uncategorized | No Comments

“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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Addicted to ArmBands

By | accessories, Adele Dejak, africa, African design, aluminium, armbands, Armlets, brass, chic, Ethical Fashion, fashion, favourite pieces, Inspiration, jewellery, Recycled collection, sleeveless style, Sustainable fashion, Tadita, Uncategorized | No Comments

“Every piece of jewellery tells a story just as every piece of Adele’s armbands tell a story.” It is yet again another season to let your arms do the talking with the return of yet another fashionable trend; the armbands that are better known as armlets. Most of us are used to wearing bracelets or seeing people with bracelets stacked on their wrists. Somewhat in the realm of accessories, all this is about to change with our handcrafted armbands that are just about to revolutionize the way you define and own your style. At Adele Dejak, we have a collection…

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Wrist Arrest with Adele Dejak Arm Candy

By | accessories, Adele Dejak, africa, African design, African designers, Artisans, bangles, Blog, bracelet, bracelets, brass, chic, chokers, Ethical Fashion, fashion, finding beauty, hand made, Inspiration, jewellery, jewelry, Uncategorized | No Comments

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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Woman Crush: Daphne Guiness

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Daphne  Guiness is a British and Irish fashion designer, art collector, model, musician, film producer and actor. She is an heir by direct descent of the 18th century Irish brewer Arthur Guinness. The first thing you notice about Daphne Guinness are her clothes. There’s no way you could miss them. These aren’t just schmattes covering the body; but they merely gorgeous, fashionable garments, and beautifully made by leading designers. Guinness’s attire veers from fashionable to fantastical. When you see her during events in London or, perhaps, around the haute couture shows in Paris, she is a quixotic apparition, clad in high-fashion…

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