Tuesday, 22 July 2014

11 Reasons to Paint Your Interior Doors Black

A few months ago I saw a quote from a designer espousing the beauty of black doors. I had never thought about painting my doors black before. But then, up until a few months ago, I had never considered painting my ceilings black, either. Then I wrote a piece for Houzz called 11 Reasons to Paint Your Ceilings Black, and I was an instant convert.

Black doors don’t seem quite as radical to me. But the results can be transformative. Take a look at the photos that follow, and see if you become a convert as well.
11. They make a ceiling look taller. Contrast draws the eye, so a narrow black door draws the eye up, making a low ceiling look higher. This makes black doors especially useful in basements or other low-ceilinged spaces.

Brush on some ebony paint and turn a dull doorway into a model of drop-dead sophistication

Houzz Editorial Staff.
Source: Houzz

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Have you seen this jacket??

 Have you seen this jacket? (not that i've lost it or anything...)

I'm a long skirt, maxi dress kind of a girl...most of the time. And most of the time I find myself wanting to pair either of this with a denim jacket. Not only are denim jackets great for casual and easy going outfits, but every girl needs one of this in her closet. For the longest time I have been trying to get me one of these, and for the longest time it has proven to be oh so very elusive (atleast in this coastal parts). So I ask, have you seen this jacket? and if yes, where can I get it? (save me from this misery, pretty pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaase!!!) atleast point me to the right direction.

This very important piece, acts as an accent to compliment and complete your outfit. A good jacket can change your look completely. So if you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe, this is just the thing. Why I love this jacket so much? you can wear it with so many things without looking the same.

 Aaaaaand, it looks good on guys too!!!


Wrist sparkle

I love watches and if it has sparkle to it, thats a bonus. This Sekonda ladies’ stone set strap watch, I cannot get enough of.
9660437- Sekonda Watch

It’s glittering, has feminine beauty to it and it’s neutral and unique pearl coloured beaded strap adds chic glamour to any day or evening wear.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Strut It Africa Fashion Week

The first ever regional fashion week culminated in an exceptional show which was held at Safari Park hotel last Saturday. Dazzling designs from Martha Jabo from Uganda and Jean Michel from Burundi alongside our very own JW couture, Zarazra, Sheila Amollo, Leah Akinyi, Shenue Hooda, Neema, Utu, Atsenga Creations, Gjoe Boseph, Co-Be Inc, Nick Ondu and House of Dishol, rocked the runway. The Strut It Afrika models sauntered gracefully in the beautiful designs, giving guests a true “Experience Afrika” feel.


International models, Patricia Akello from Uganda, Rachel Uwineza from Rwanda, Tine Bidongeza from Burundi, Lula Teklehaimanot from Ethiopia and Petita Mwanza from Zambia were a regional representation of the fashion week strutting the night away alongside our local models.
Check out these great photos taken during the show;


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Source: Niaje

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Maintaining Healthy Braids

Braids are mostly loved because they are such a low-maintenance style that you'll have very little upkeep once they're in place. However, you still have to keep them neat and looking healthy here is a few tips on how to;

Pull braids into a loose ponytail then cover them with a silk or satin scarf before you go to bed. If you are not comfortable with a scarf then an alternative is sleeping on a silk or satin pillow case this prevents frizzing up which would otherwise happen if you use cotton pillow cases.

Shampoo your braids preferably when taking a shower. Apply a small amount of shampoo to your hands and create a lather then apply to your scalp. Rub your scalp clean letting the water work the lather down into the braids. Squeeze the lather in gently, but don't rub it in.

Apply natural hair oils to your scalp massage the oils in and then rub your hands down the length of your braids to distribute the oils to the rest of your hair. Not only does this help to prevent your hair from breaking and drying out, but it also helps to protect your scalp. The oil nourishes your scalp, reducing itching, flaking and dandruff.

Never leave your braids in for too long interchange them at about at least six weeks. When removing the braids, coat your fingertips with an oil to help soften the hair and help restore lost moisture as you go along. Also do not wash your hair after taking out the braids without detangling this helps cut down on more tangles, knots and breakage. To do this coat hair with a moisturizing oil like coconut, olive or avocado oil and begin to finger-detangle section by section. Once the hair is fully moisturized and detangled, it is best to deep condition for 30 minutes to an hour before cleansing. This will help soften the hair, resulting in minimized breakage and hair loss in the shower.