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

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

#OwnYourCulture X Refashion Africa

Over the past few weeks, I have been collaborating with an amazing team to create some visuals for #OwnYourCulture X RefashionAfrica collab. Taking #OwnYourCulture to the global stage.

Here's some of the cool stuff we made







Photo: El Photographia  

Neck Piece: Zanta Beads
Stylist: Perpetua Adoyo



Peep www.refashionafrica.com to see more of the work

Join the movement on Instagram #OwnYourCulture

Miss Vavavum
Xx

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

#OwnYourCulture and Fun!

Weekends are so amazing in Nairobi, with our beautiful restaurants, culture-filled music festivals, scenic areas in Nairobi- there's always a lot to do and see! It's for these reasons that one feels the urge to dress up on a weekend out about town. And to that, adding fabulous 'traditional' jewelry.
Here I styled, Samburu and Maasai necklaces on a crop top worn with a striped flute skirt and finished the look with black sandal heels.
Cultural ornaments are fun and colorful!! Layering them up just adds a whole new dimension to one's outfit, and It's safe to say, they look great with just about anything! See here OwnYourCulture Instagram

Are you feeling the #OWNYOURCULTURE vibe? Show us some love on @OwnYourCulture Instagram

Photography: Jeri Muchura
Makeup:Njoki Makeup
Shop similar pieces on Uberduka for #OwnYourCulture
Join the movement, let's wear our culture with style and pride!

Miss Vavavum
Xx