DRUM BEAT!! ☺☺

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I wanna hear you callin' my name
Like, hey ma ma, mama, hey ma, mama
Banging the drum like dum di-di-day
I know you want it in the worst way
I wanna hear you callin' my name
Like, hey ma ma, mama, hey ma, mama

Feeling so African today its exciting....I just wanna keep listening to this song, It on reply and when it gets closer to the end I rewind like all day long.

#mood

Photography by Abiud Khimani
Make up by Sintamei Nkaitole
Outfit from Ezil Boutique

On a more fashion related note, Most designers in Kenya and a particular hint at the upcoming ones love working with Ankara prints and chiffon, I am not sure whether it is in an attempt to show off their African heritage or because this fabrics are quite fairly priced. I on the other hand love working with stretchy fabrics because I want my bodycon dresses quite fitting but a girls gotta have some room for the tummy to bulge out after a heavy meal.

Allow me to veer off a little bit, its my birthday month.. yey! Gah I'm so excited, No plans have been made yet but I am sure a lot of food will be ingested on the 16th, if you know of a vegan restaurant in Nairobi do hit me up coz I would love to try it out. I love the java salads (fruit and garden salad) but its my birthday yo! I might not be about that diet life. 

Daddy got me this fabric in Ghana a while back and despite the huge folder of outfit inspiration on my desktop I could never really decide what I wanted to make of it. As a self made tailor I realize 3.5m of fabric isn't that much. So why not turn it into a maxi pleated skirt.

I am not such a big fun of Ankara fabrics because they are so distinct and most of the time quite hard to find an alternative way of pairing but yo Nikki did not have to go to the desert to shoot the 'hey mama' video (amazing how she makes those of us struggling to perfect our green screen keying out skills look dumb) so why should I let a fabrics uniqueness hold me back.

Bustier tops are so sexy and in my world its a win-win situation if you can pull of an Ankara one so I went ahead an made a sexy Ankara criss-cross bustier top with short sleeves inspired by "Bitten" star Laura Vandervoort's black ASOS criss-cross, sculpted bralet top.

I know not everyone would be comfortable walking the streets in this so I gave an alternative pairing to the look. you can purchase the Ankara skirt and bralet top from Ezil Boutique
Jacket was thrifted, Vest from Mr. price, Neck piece from a jewelry shop at galleria, Hand bag from lan beauty and shoes Imports from S.A.

Which look would you rock?? or do you like best??

Look 1
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Look 2

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8 comments:

  1. OMG!! Why hadn't i bumped into your blog earlier??

    Slaying game on fleek!!!
    xx

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  2. aint we both glad you did, thanks ☺

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  3. You nailed it madam. Loving everything..


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  4. Loving both takes to the look! Too cute.
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  5. (insert Johnny Bravo's voice) thank you thank you....thank you very much

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