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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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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 2

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 As we express ourselves in our respective forms, it does not only liberate you as an individual like earlier mentioned in the first part of this series but also liberates those that are inspired by your ways. And it is with this same mindset that Adele Dejak wishes to reach out to those that she loves and inspires through her brand as she takes pictures of her signature Adele Dejak hand selfies. When we do not express who we truly are, it’s not only we that suffer,but also others who need what we have to offer. During her recent trip to Europe, Adele…

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The Signature Adele Dejak Hand Selfies: Part 1

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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Woman Crush: Peggy Guggenheim

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Marguerite “Peggy” Guggenheim also known as just Peggy Guggenheim was an American art collector, bohemian and socialite.  She was born to the wealthy New York City Guggenheim family, she was the daughter of Benjamin Guggenheim, and the niece of Solomon R. Guggenheim, who would establish the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. In the high-rolling, modern-Medici world of 20th-century art patronage and art collecting, Peggy Guggenheim was unique. She was an insatiable art collector like nobody else, picking up items that didn’t sell, and works for which there was, as yet, no market, just because she loved them. She bought art, not as an investment, but because she saw something…

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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: 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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LABOUR DAY:MEET OUR DEDICATED ARTISANS

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Dear Team Adele, we hope you are enjoying your day wherever you are and celebrating Labour day with all its glory. To kindly remind you, Labour day is  an annual holiday that celebrates the achievements of workers.  Essentially, it was intended to be an annual national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country. However, the entire world now celebrates workers. This Labour day, we want you to join us in  celebrating our very own artisans who dedicate their talents and time each and every work day to beautifully hand craft your jewelry pieces and bags. If…

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HOW ADELE DEJAK IS PARTICIPATING IN FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK THIS YEAR

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What is Fashion Revolution Week All About? In April 2013, Rana Plaza building, a clothing manufacturing building in Bangladesh, collapsed and killed thousands of people. The building collapsed due to its lack of adherence to safety and security standards. The building was bound to collapse eventually but despite that, nothing was done to prevent it. Some major fashion brands were sourcing their garments from that same factory. They did some damage control (good PR) after the unfortunate calamity and showed the world how they had improved the place, waited for people to forget and continued with their business as usual….

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