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.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Beauty in Culture

I'd like to believe that everyone comes from somewhere and has a sense of belonging be it in a tribe, a certain culture and so forth. In terms of Fashion and style, it seems that culture is steadily being overtaken in great speeds by different trends which tend to change periodically.

This is causing ripples with people constantly looking out for the new trend in fashion throwing out the original cultural sense of belonging. We have forgotten how beautiful culture is; for instance in Kenya one can actually pinpoint the few tribal groups that have maintained their culture and style with the Maasai being an obvious stand out.


Today we take a step back from the trends and look at some of the most beautiful cultural styles from all over the world. Trends come and go but where we come from shouldn't..culture and heritage should be widely celebrated.

Celebrate your Heritage!!!