Category Archives: Inspiration

Adele Dejak by Sara Waiswa

A Series of Girl Bosses that Rock

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The coined term Girl Bosses has been an on-going global movement (campaign if you like) celebrating women who are basically in charge of their lives and rock at it. There are numerous platforms online that are now involved in celebrating and uplifting women in the name of girl power. Some are even multi-dimensional in that, they not only celebrate those that have “already made it” or are up-coming in their journey, but also those that need assistance in terms of funding, mentorship and knowledge building. In short, all-encompassing communities for goal-driven women.  At Adele Dejak, our latest campaign dubbed #girlboss…

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The Signature Adele Dejak Hand Selfies: Part 1

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Selfie! Selfie! Selfie! Oh the word Selfie. It is safe to state that, in this day and age, if you have no clue what that means you have been living under a rock.  World over, selfies have been taken of individuals (no age restrictions) or/and with friends/celebrities/monumental buildings and views, and have flooded the social media platforms for years. Having agreed on the above,  we all understand that a selfie is defined as a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared (not necessarily) via social media. They can express love, or…

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Adele Dejak Showroom Renovation Reveal

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After weeks of strenuous design work and project management, we are so excited to reveal this full showroom renovation.  Our director Adele Dejak felt that this was a much needed project and the transformation of the showroom would enable the brand to provide chic visuals, a delightful shopping experience, and at the same time appeal to those with an eye for beauty. As we prepared for this much anticipated period to showcase what we had been working on, so much consideration and attention went into the details. If you had visited with us prior to the renovation, you would remember…

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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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Woman Crush: Sade Adu

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“To be a mother you must be strong, even if you don’t feel it. You have to pretend.” Sade   When we look back at history, celebrating love, leadership, courage, strength and achievements of women has not always been the case. However, ever since the inception of the International women`s day and month, women’s efforts are now recognized changing that tremendously . Today is no different for us here at Adele Dejak  because we would not have it any other way than to honor the women who are trailblazers in their areas of specialty, beginning with music. Today’s WCW and hero…

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Woman Crush: Yemi Alade

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We love Yemi Alade! For those who do not know her, Yemi Eberechi Alade is a Nigerian Afro pop singer who peaked as a star after winning Nigeria‘s maiden edition of the Peak Talent Show in 2009. Since then she has been soaring higher and higher. Yemi Alade is known for her Afrocentric style, mainly promoting her fashion style by rocking Ankara prints/Wax prints ensembles in her music videos, on and off stage. She is a beautiful artist with a unique fashion twist. Known to make bold fashion statements with her distinctive sense of style, her head to toe African inspired sense…

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Jacaranda Beauty and Giveaway

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Walking around Nairobi of late, you must have noticed ethereal blooms of purple and blue flowers. It is Jacaranda season! Jacaranda is a genus species of flowering plants native to tropical and subtropical regions. Here in Africa, the Jacaranda is most common in Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya. The Jacaranda trees range in size from 20 to 30 metres (66 to 98 ft) tall. Its flowers are produced in conspicuous large panicles, each flower with a five-lobed blue to purple-blue color. In Kenya, the Jacaranda blooms between the months of October and December. You must agree it is a wonderful feeling walking under the…

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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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Being in Uganda (& away from my business)

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Living in Uganda, though near Kenya was a big challenge as I was away from Nairobi, the heart of the Adele Dejak brand and business. We all may have a rough idea of the difficulties that come with operating a business from the cloud. Glad to be home finally. Damage control and setting everything into perspective has been a long learning journey for me. In this post, I share my achievements as well as some of my favourite photos from the stay. Being in Uganda had its own advantages. I got to refocus on photography and research on styles and looks that I felt…

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