Category Archives: Inspiration

Books on African fashion and accessories: our wishlist

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There are few things more satisfying than a good coffee table book. The best are a feast for several senses – beautiful visuals and great design; quality production that makes you want to run your fingers over the paper and cherish the object in your hands all the more, and; of course, moving and inspiring content! Here are a few on our wishlist: Clockwise from top left: New African Fashion by Helen Jennings, Ethnic Jewellery by Van de Star, Contemporary African Fashion by Suzanne Gott (Editor) and Kristyne Loughran (Editor), Dress and Adornment by Peter Magubane What great African fashion…

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Black 3 Ways

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Black is Adèle’s staple and her love of the colour is reflected in a lot of our styling. Who doesn’t love black? Elegant, classic and great for showing off bold accessories such as ours. Here are some style ideas of how to take black from Monday through to Sunday afternoon. We chose pieces from the new Mary & House of Fraser collection to offset our designs (items from the Adèle Dejak collection will be available to buy at our upcoming exclusive event in London) Office party Simonetta Aluminium earrings Mary Portas Aurora dress Asante recycled aluminium bracelets Rora recycled aluminium bracelets Night out with…

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Adele’s top tips for business success

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It’s almost 3 years since the opening of our first boutique and the MagikGrace and Adele Dejak brands have been growing at an amazing speed since. As a token of gratitude for this abundance, Adele shares what she’s learned about business along the way: Have at least 3/5 core values for your business. Be realistic but allow yourself to think big. Never forget; less is more. Train your staff as much as possible as soon as possible. In my case it was and is in computer skills, jewellery making and tailoring. Spend as much time training staff as possible – it is…

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Lamu inspiration

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Lamu is one of Adèle’s favourite places and the location of the flagship MagikGrace store. Today, Adèle shares some pictures and some of her best-loved places and things to do on the East African island: Walking along the sea front, or sitting at Lamu House and Peponi Hotel overlooking the sea and watching the world go by. Walking along Main Street while avoiding the ‘donkey traffic’ and visiting the best artisans in Kenya: Slim Silver who has a cute shop and Omar the carpenter who must be the best carpenter, not in Kenya but, that I have ever met. Relaxing at…

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