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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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#GirlBoss – In Conversation with Sheila Mwanyigha

By | #GirlBoss, accessories, Adele, Adele Dejak, Discover Africa Premium Luxury, favourites, finding beauty, Grace, Happiness | 2 Comments

Sheila Mwanyigha is to Kenyans what Oprah Winfrey is to Americans – a beloved media personality turned enterprenuer, editor and sage. She famously reigned radio, before she transitioned to television and has now claimed the social space with her magazine Rembesha and her channel, Sheila Lives Out Loud. Dynamic, accomplished and stylish, we caught up with her to see what this #GirlBoss has been up to. Please tell us a bit about yourself and about what you do I am the managing director of Rembesha Kenya, a digital and print hair and beauty magazine and directory. I’m also a journalist…

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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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Woman Crush: Maya Angelou

By | Adele, Blog, books, favourites, Uncategorized, woman crush | No Comments

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou Maya Angelou born Marguerite Annie Johnson was born on April 4, 1928. She was an American poet, memoirist and civil rights activist best known for her seven series autobiography which focus on her childhood and early adulthood experiences. She was respected as a spokesperson for black people and women and her work was and still is a defense for the black culture.   Amongst the numerous poems that accelerated her to fame, two of them…

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Woman Crush: Amina Mohammed

By | Adele Dejak Lifestyle, Africa-Forward, favourites | No Comments

Born on 5 October 1961, Ambassador Amina Mohamed,CBS, CAV, EGH, is a committed international civil servant who has a distinguished career in positions of leadership in both public and foreign service. She is our Woman Crush this week. Amina is the first African to be the chair of the global trade round at the 10th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference held in Nairobi, (one of the most successful conferences thus far!) Besides being the first woman to have held the position of Foreign Minister (Cabinet Secretary) of Kenya, she was the first woman to have chaired the governing General Council of…

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Woman Crush: Akosua Afriyie-Kumi

By | Adele Dejak Lifestyle, African designers, favourites, finding beauty, hand made | No Comments

A Ghanaian native after a time in London, Akosua Afriyie-Kumi graduated from Kingston University London with a BA (hons) Fashion degree and amassed an impressive resume of fashion industry experience. From designer to co-owner of a fashion brand and now creative director of her own brand A A K S, this has resulted in a broad knowledge of the industry from all sides.   Akosua is a fashion accessory designer based in Ghana. She has a passion for creating beautiful handcrafted bags woven by a community of women and men’s co-operative in Northern Ghana. After interning and working with fashion…

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Woman Crush: Lamic Kirabo

By | Adele Dejak Lifestyle, Africa-Forward, favourites, finding beauty | One Comment

Hello friends! It is our hope that the new year has so far brought nothing but wonderful things your way! This year, we have decided to start a ‘‘woman crush‘‘ series that we will be having every week. You may all be well conversant with the term ”woman crush wednesday”. Popular by the acronym ‘WCW’, it is an extremely popular internet  hashtag that people use to tag posts about women they admire on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networks. Our woman crush posts will be going up every Wednesday and they will feature female entrepreneurs from around the continent that we…

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Fashion Friday Recap

By | accessories, Adele Dejak Lifestyle, behind the scenes, boutiques, chic, event, exhibition, fashion, fashion show, favourites, Photography, pop up | 2 Comments

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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KALON – BEAUTY THAT IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP.

By | accessories, Afri Love, Africa-Forward, African design, bracelets, design, earrings, event, exhibition, favourites, hand made, jewelry, necklaces, rings, sale | No Comments

…And the launch finally happened! On the 10th of April this year, Blankets & Wine held a major show at the Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi. There were amazing music performances from Just A Band, Muthoni the Drummer Queen, Mayonde and from world renowned soul artist; Aloe Blacc! For the very first time, fashion and art installations were also available at the Blankets & Wine event, of which we were a part of.   ‘KALON’ is an ancient Greek concept which refers to the ideal of physical and moral beauty. The collection is indeed a beautiful and all-rounded one which includes…

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