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The Model Next Door – Conversation with John David Kimeu #ModelsSeries

By | Adele, Adele Dejak, africa, African design, favourites, Photography, Tribal Chic, Uncategorized | No Comments

This is the second installation of our #ModelsSeries. The intention of the series is to interrogate how models are modelling the design space in Africa. We are long past days when models were seen as clothes-hangers. The process to select a model for a campaign or for runway is more conscientious than the process of choosing a life-partner. After-all, marriage is til separation – associations are eternal. The model has to have the right look, has to fit with your brand and has to embody the spirit or mood of your campaign; this is not always easy to find. John…

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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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Things I love

By | Adele, Adele Dejak Lifestyle, books, Discover Africa Premium Luxury, finding beauty, Inspired By Africa, old post, old post promoter, Online shop, Photography, Repost, republish, republishing, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

One of the most common questions I get asked is “Adele, what are you passionate about?” I am simply passionate about everyday life and draw inspiration from my everyday surroundings. I’ve decided to draw up a simple list of things I love and things that drive me. Flowers     I have flowers everywhere! From my home to my workplace. My flowers create a more happy, productive and idea-filled environment.   2. Chunky jewelry   Honestly, the more, the merrier! 3. Books     Books provide for me mental stimulation, stronger analytical thinking skills and are a great source of…

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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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ThrowBack With Our Little Black Dress

By | Adele Dejak, Adele Dejak Lifestyle, Africa-Forward, African design, Black, Chanel, chic, Ethical Fashion, Fabric, favourites, finding beauty, highlights, Nairobi, Our Design Process, Photography, Photoshoots, showcase, sleeveless style, Sustainable fashion, Tribal Chic, Uncategorized | No Comments

“Rule of a Lady – Three words: Little Black Dress.” Taking all the social media norms into account, we all are aware that being a Wednesday, it goes without saying that it is #WednesdayCrushWednesday leaving Thursday to a #throwback. For #TeamAdele, we’ve decided to shake up things a little bit by both crushing on our Little Black Dress that is set to Re-launch soon while at the same time doing a major throwback since its inception and re-invention in the year 2014/2015 Take a good look into your closet. Is there anything in there that you would never take out?…

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Adele’s Moon Safari with Her Gang of Creatives in Naivasha

By | Adele, Adele Dejak, Adele Dejak Lifestyle, Afri Love, Blog, chokers, earrings, ebony and brass, Ethical Fashion, Inspiration, Moon safari, Naivasha, Photography, Photoshoots, rings, Sustainable fashion, Uncategorized | No Comments

“Be You. Be your own kind of special.” Adele Dejak. Just as water is important for a living creature to survive, so is fashion and beauty photography. Fashion and beauty photography is one of the important area of study just as it is an important part of our everyday life. This is because it is always present, even though it’s not necessarily something people consciously ponder over and about such as getting dressed for a photo shoot showcasing Adele’s jewellery pieces with the designer herself, Adele Dejak. Late in July, Adele got to interact with her gang of creatives, Randy…

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Pre-Election Sale: We Are Newly Stocked.

By | accessories, Adele Dejak, bags, bracelets, chokers, earrings, jewellery, Photography, Recycled collection, Sustainable fashion, Tribal Chic, Uncategorized | No Comments

“For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough to come and participate in our Mega Pre-election sale.” Well, it is finally here……OUR PRE-ELECTION SALE! We have a huge 10%-70% OFF EVERYTHING in store, at our Village Market store. From chokers to bracelets, from day bags to weekend bags, we all have these handcrafted African pieces in stock. Why not take a leap of faith and get to the Village market store and indulge yourself in some of Adele’s pieces at her store? Please take note that the PRE-ELECTION SALE…

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Fashion Friday Recap

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Happy new week Team Adele! We are still recuperating from the eventful weekend that was. We had our show at the Brew Bistro on friday night, themed Noir Lover, and it was a great success! We had a great team of models to work with, a super-talented makeup artist, Rose, and of course the Brew Bistro team who did their best to ensure we were comfortable. Thank you all for the great turn out and even greater support. See below the Noir Lover narrative in the form of pictures >>                   PS/- All items…

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Adele Dejak happy new year (2016)

2016! We are ready for you

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Happy new year greetings to you. We hope that you enjoyed the festivities and that you are back with fully recharged batteries ready for 2016 and the goodies it has in store for us. This is just to let you know that both our flagship store in Kiambu and the Village Market shop are open. Drop by to check out what we have in store or simply say hi. So much excitement for the year. Make sure you do not miss out on any updates (new product launches, giveaways, discounts and offers) by: – Signing up to our mailing list –…

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