Thursday, 26 May 2016

#OwnYourCulture: Makeup with Winnie

Lately, I have found myself more and more intrigued by beauty and different makeup items. I am a fashion girl to the core and most times, I like my face as simple as possible- a dab of foundation, lipstick and if I remember- mascara. I have nothing against makeup- I just really prefer to have outstanding outfits and clear, glowing skin. I always hope to do that naturally but given my kind of work schedule, I suffer from dryness sometimes or just tired skin from several sleepless nights or long days in the sun! I love that through www.ownyourcultureafrica.com we get to meet so  many fabulous experts. One such expert is Winnie of winniethefashionista.com. We got the deets on perfecting your makeup skills. Check out ownyourcultureafrica.com for more!





Jewelry; OwnYourCulture
Join the movement! #OwnYourCulture
Miss Vavavum
Xx

Monday, 16 May 2016

#OwnYourCulture: Congolese Edition with Rshan Phonsi

With the #OwnYourCulture movement It's my hope and dream to travel across Africa learning about the diverse cultures. I have been having a superb time learning from around East Africa, the beauty of it all is completely breathtaking. I can only imagine how much more fabulous lays beyond here. I was super excited to work with Rshan a Congolese style blogger. It was exciting to learn about her home and culture.  Being passionate about her country and youth empowerment, two ideals I hold dear, It was amazing to get together to create and learn. See more of our cool style visuals on www.ownyourcultureafrica.com

Styling cultural pieces with print tees vs plain tees
Our Malkia choker looks good on about anything don't you agree?!





Jewelry available on www.ownyourcultureafrica.com
Photo& Direction: Perpetua Adoyo
Join the movement #OwnYourCulture

Friday, 6 May 2016

White Basics with Wamboi Kay

Have you been to our new site yet?Get in the know! We've been featuring some of Naiobi's top trendsetters in hair and fashion. For me #OwnYourCulture goes beyond just fashion and cultural jewelry. It's the power behind it- creating new mindsets about African fashion and art. Also It's an added advantage that each #OwnYourCulture Stylista just happens to be inherently cool and breaking ceilings in their chosen careers! Cheers to all winning women! One such lady is Wamboi Kay, fashion editor extraordinaire, see more of her work here www.wamboikay.com. Peep some of the cool visuals we shot and stay tuned to the second part of the series where she dishes out her success secrets!










Join the movement #OwnYourCulture
Miss Vavavum
Xx

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Hair Envy 2.0 with Yvette Kemi

In the past 3 weeks I have experienced various extreme stress emotions, from sleepless nights setting up our art and fashion installation(see previous post) to learning that maintaining websites is not as easy as It looks! ICYMO(In Case You Missed Out) we recently launched a new site for the #OwnYourCulture Instagram movement. It's been exciting to hear your feedback on this great passion project! As most newbie website owners technical glitches are the worst! But we triumphed and are back! This week we feature some major hair envy coutersy of Yvette Kemi she has the most lustrous, curly hair this side of the Sahara. We also got some great tips to reach all those #hairgoals you have! Here's a sneak peek








Let me know your thoughts!
Miss Vavavum
Xx

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Introducing OwnYourCulture Africa!

April holds a very special place in my heart. On this day 4 years ago, I co-coordinated a fashion show with some of the top fashion houses today. I have written about this severally, how it was the absolute best day of my life- everything was just perfect. It was such a defining time! Fast forward 4 years later, my OwnYourCulture just 9 months into it, was chosen to showcase at the come back event of Blankets&Wine with the Aloe Blacc as the headlining act alongside Africa's top talents. It was an honor to be there and I had such a great time interacting with all of you. Here's some of the pics from our space.




The inspiration behind this was Kenyan culture, the leso with their inspirational words, is such an art piece on its own




The idea behind this was to answer the question 'How do you OwnYourCulture' while looking into the mirror. The art work was by Imor Abagha and final touches by myself. Much love to all those that stopped by for photos! It was fun to create this, I have learnt so much about carpentry and painting, I look forward to what the future holds!

I am proud to introduce to you www.ownyourcultureafrica.com, a lifestyle site dedicated to #OwnYourCulture. The site features inspirational style shoots with some of Africa's best as well as everyday trendsetters who rock #OwnYourCulture.  I created this space to share all things African, well the very best of the fashion and art side, featuring majorly, traditional jewelry. The site contains many different sections, the main page features top Nairobi women in the creative field. The second part- Stylista of the Week features celebrities and everyday trendsetters who have made #OwnYourCulture what it is. The other part is the shop that features both locally sourced pieces and jewelry I designed myself. On the site is included archive photos of the beginning of the #OwnYourCulture movement and some of the creative collaborations we have undertaken.We are also completing our online shop but you can make orders via our OwnYourCulture Instagram.  Below is a peep at what to expect.



See more here www.ownyourcultureafrica.com
Photography; Perpetua Onyango
Location: Tin Roof Karen
Miss Vavavum
Xx

Monday, 4 April 2016

Dera Delights

Wow! Four months of no posts!! As a writer, It's been killing me slowly on the inside, I am at a point that I draw so much joy in crafting long emails/texts just so that I feel like I got my writing game on, moving on very swiftly.. A lot has been cooking during my silence, I am proud to introduce, the #OwnYourCulture site, featuring amazing women and original African style. I am excited at this growth and to see my visuals come to life. I created this space to share all things African, well the very best of the fashion and art side, featuring majorly, traditional jewelry. The site contains many different sections, the main page features top Nairobi women in the creative field. The second part- stylista of the week features celebrities or everyday trendsetter who have made #OwnYourCulture what it is. The other part is the shop that features both locally sourced pieces and jewelry I designed myself. On the site is included archive photos of the beginning of the #OwnYourCulture movement and some of the creative collaborations we have undertaken. Our first post will be on Amanda of Dera Delights, colorful timeless Deras.




Check out the new site here; ownyourcultureafrica.com
photo; John Kulamoto
Deras: Dera Delights

Miss Vavavum
Xx

Thursday, 17 December 2015

#OwnYourCulture Style + Christmas Giveaway

Christmas comes early for all you fashion lovers! Get access to your favorite fashion and lifestyle magazines like Vogue, Cosmopolitan all for FREE!! Head on to Magazinos.com sign up and use the promo code vavavum to gain access!


Here's another batch of the visuals we did for Refashionafrica.com, taken at my fav art space, Kuona Trust. Join the movement, #OwnYourCulture with style!








































Styling: Perpetua O.

Happy Holidays!
Miss Vavavum
Xx