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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 II – Lake Naivasha Shoot

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    At the heart of our campaign was the idea of creation and of life. There are two elements we associate with this and that’s fire and water. Both elements are potent but they could not be more opposed. Fire is intense and instantaneous, while water, though it can be as tempestuous as fire, is more willful, methodical and unhurried. The Hell’s Gate gorge for example, was carved and sculpted by water over years while pieces from the Precious Collection were created and shaped in almost volcanic temperatures. This contrast was important. We see water not just as the…

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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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Almaz Collection

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Featured cover Photo: Nick Klaus  ///Above Photo: Brian Siambi & Model: Mauryne Theo Almaz the collection is inspired by hope and strength and the gift that is the African continent, its cultures and its beauty. The name ALMAZ is derived from the Amharic name meaning Diamonds. And just as diamonds, the African beauty grows stronger under pressure. And just as Diamonds, once rough around the edges, were mistaken as mere pebbles: and just like diamonds, our culture and beauty is lasting. ALMAZ collection is a bold statement on embracing and protecting our identities, leaving our own mark in this world. A mark…

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Photo Shoot With Randy

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“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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Photographic works using nature as a Backdrop

By | Adele Dejak Lifestyle, africa, African design, African designers, art, design, Ethical Fashion, finding beauty, hand made, Inspiration, jewellery, nature, Uncategorized | No Comments

‘If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere you go.’ Van Gogh I declare the world to be the most profound, beautiful thing that ever existed. Its beauty as well as its entities do have an effect on our senses. But what is it about nature that makes us declare of its beauty? Nature always has a way of bringing a lot of beauty into our lives just as there is so much around for us to see, touch and hear. No matter how many times you look at something, it is always different. Adele tries to mix…

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Signature Adele Dejak Hand Selfies

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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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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February Samburu Trip by Adele

By | Adele, Adele Dejak, Adele Dejak Lifestyle, africa, Kenya, life, samburu | No Comments

On the 2nd of February 2016, I went to a village in Samburu, about 25Km from Isiolo (a long way from Nairobi) with my nephew Ludovico who was here on holiday. I am always working but I have to admit, it was a mini 3 day-holiday for me too. And Samburu was such a wonderful experience, how the people wear their beautiful Sukas as well as the amazing necklaces and bracelets. I was amazed at how stunning they look, as you can tell from the photos I got back, a lot of them. Beadwork is their main activity, with the women…

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My favourite photoshoots from 2015 - part II + African Fashion + African Luxury + African lux + fashion accessories + Jewelry + fashion + sustainable fashion

My Photoshoots from 2015 – Part II

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The first photoshoot I organized upon my return to Kenya after nearly 4 years in Uganda was for #My Heart Beats Africa campaign. I collaborated with Purple Vase photographers Mohamed Abbas & Joseph Baraza. The brief was to capture the essence of my African aesthetic in a way that resonates with everyone. Animal print fabrics were draped around the 2 models. I wanted a raw African feel that would capture the essence of my ‘rebranding’ Africa journey. The crazy thing about this shoot was that the best photos were done the last hour when the light was going and everyone…

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