Radio stations have eased up on their playlists. Supermarkets have taken down their sale racks. Advertisers are gearing up for back-to-school. And in the next few days, the decorations too will come down…but i’m not one to let it go so easily. Maybe it’s because I find… ♩ ♬ somehow there’s a little more love, and maybe there’s a little less of us. Or maybe we’re just slightly more aware, there’s a little bit of heaven everywhere… ♪ ♫
So as most people move on, I think i’ll just stay here a little while longer and continue to take it all in.
Hope you had a joy-filled Christmas and blessed holiday season.
Picked up on this little gem at the Nairobi Street Fashion Festival that happened way back in June.
It happens sometimes…
I buy something simple, nondescript, nothing really brilliant about it.
Get home and put it aside (‘coz honestly, I rarely ever use the stuff I buy immediately).
Then a time comes when i’m desperately looking through my wardrobe for something, anything that would be a descent match to my outfit of the day. My eyes suddenly land on what i’d bought days, weeks, months ago – I literally freeze here sometimes with just the one thought in my mind “Perfect!”
I love falling all over again for the pieces I’ve bought. And this, this is one of those pieces.
Black, leather, simple but elegant design, blinged out studding – even now, all I can think is “What’s not to like?!”
Have a lovely weekend (and take time to enjoy the little things – like handbags, shoes and jewellery).
White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor – Her signature scent. She’s no aficionado, neither am I. But I learnt to love and appreciate the classic scents through my mom’s taste in perfumes.
Flowers – She has a green thumb. And as far back as I can remember, we’ve always had bunches of flowers growing in the garden.
Purple Patent Leather Clutch Bag – Still trying to figure out at exactly what point my mom’s tastes converged with mine. All through growing up we’d been at loggerheads; my makeup is too bright, my clothes are too tight… I’m not sure if i mellowed down or she began to appreciate my style or both. Either way all I am certain of is that she makes numerous trips to me for accessories. As i take pics, my mom shops. And that’s ok. More than ok, it’s the greatest compliment from my biggest fan.
Albeit belated, hope you and your mom had a lovely Mother’s Day. Hope you continue to celebrate her and the relationship you share together.
Kierra has indeed put it out beautifully…
Amazing to know that the God of all creation is so incredibly FOR (and not against) us that He would send His only Son to die to be the bridge that enables us to get back to Him. That Jesus agreed! No one forced Him. And even if you or I were the only people in the world. Yes, messed up and dysfunctional as we most times are, He’d still have sacrificed His life because I’m…you’re that important to Him.
Have a Happy, Blessed Easter & Passover Season.
On the day of her win, she showed up on the red carpet in a flowing light blue custom Prada gown (dully accessorized with a gold and diamond studded headband) and a big smile.
She said that the dress reminded her of home, in what has since come to be known as Nairobi Blue. And indeed, her outfit was the epitome of our vast clear blue skies and white-golden sunshine.
The inspiration behind this collection of sky blue and gold tones.
– Lupita Nyong’o, 2014 Academy Award Winner,Best Supporting Actress, 12 Years A Slave
To be completely honest with you, I didn’t think she’d make it – never this far. And shameful as it may seem, I wasn’t even following the events leading up. From the movie release to her nomination, all I thought was even in the off, very slim chance that she did win, I wouldn’t be affected in any way.
Suffice it to say, I was wrong. Very wrong. And I stand altogether truly humbled, awed and inspired by what Lupita has managed to accomplish. In the wake of her win, I was forced to finally stop and listen as her journey unfolded everywhere I turned; TV, radio, online, discussions among strangers in the CBD and amond family here at home… In the span of one short afternoon I’ve learnt from her what is is to have and hold on to your dream – despite the ‘insurmountable’ odds – and come through to gold.
Hongera! Lupita Nyong’o!
You made it! Thank-you for holding on to your dream and in so doing, reminding us to hold on to ours (your win has in a way truly become our win).
We’re all so very proud of you. And we salute you.
Hope continues to smile from the threshold of the months to come, whispering “It will be happier.”
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Happy New Year.
Woodley Mart, Suna Rd off Ngong Rd.
This is where you can now find me.
And this is what has been keeping me busy for the last few weeks.
So much to say, so much to catch you up on. But for now, first things first… Karibuni. Welcome. To my new and very 1st flagship store. (Just in time for Christmas too.)
Needless to say, i’m amazed. And all smiles.
The Upside Of Down by Chris August
Westgate has been under siege but it feels as though the city of Nairobi has been under siege.
But I thank God – who’s given us beauty for ashes… The beauty of a people on bended knee for the freedom of captives inside. The beauty of Asian mothers feeding their black Kenyan sons as they retreat to find rest from the front lines. The beauty of the poor man queuing to donate blood to his rich neighbor. The beauty of warriors from a far away nation running to fight beside us in a battle against terror. The beauty of a people re-awakened to what is Right and Just. A people re-awakened to their true strength in unity.
And in all this, I have seen The Upside of Down.
Hard to believe it’s been a year already?!..
When I started out, I had no idea where this journey would take me. All I knew is that I could no longer put off the things of me. And here I stand, a milestone passed, new things begun, dreams as shining as the sun, a goal achieved, a victory won!