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'Jamborai'-BTS (Behind the scenes Photoshoot)

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Coachella Vibes

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Basel World 2018

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Sneaky Spring

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#GlobalAfterwork Event at 'Kale&Me'

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Some Maxi Action during the colder months

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'Frauen im Blick' a celebration of the International Women's Day 2018

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Fresh Starts

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Black History Month 2018

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Mom jeans White shirt Inspiration

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Casually Looking Back

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Mondays & Starting all over again

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Maasai Print Ruffles

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Ruffles & Red

February which in my view is the month of love is here with us & we have a reason to wear lots of red. This is one of my favorite red sweaters (only one actually) & it has been in my closet for almost 5 years. It is a trusty piece in my wardrobe that I can always rely on to brighten up any dull outfit.


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White Shirt & Culottes

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Hardware Stores & DIY Projects

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Duck Dynasty

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Cheers to the New Year 2018

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Sequin Skirt Crisply Done

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Gingham Transformation

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Spring meets X-mas Pressday

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Red Dress in Winter

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Paperbagwaist Camo

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From bed and straight to the streets

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Food Revolution 5.0 Exhibition

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Vintage Treasures

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How to style: Leather skirt Lookbook

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Interview with Saliou Waa Gouendoum Sarr

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Wrap things up

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The opening ceremony for the 6th African Film Festival Hamburg 2017

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Sisterhood Bazaar & Skill Exhibition

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WIDI afterwork Event hosted by the Otto Group

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Working harder & smarter

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Gingham Princess

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Business Monday

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One night in Berlin-New Berlin Hotel, Alexanderplatz

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Double Denim & Pink

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White & Camel

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Die Andere Seite Kunst Ausstellung

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Saved by the Sweater Dress

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Sauti Sol Live Concert in Berlin

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Tulle Inspiration

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Jazzy Night

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Sneakers to tone things down

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Day to Night

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Never say never

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Corporate Culture courtesy of the Otto Group of Companies

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Moody Summer

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Mom Discovery

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A Trip to Bundestag (Parliament) & Bundeskanzleramt(Chancellery Office)

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Socks & Jelly Sandals

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Y'akoto Acoustic Session at a Barbershop

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The Feminist in Us

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Wrapped Up

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An Overall Change of Mind

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Sun, Sand, Sea & Burgers

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Barefoot Fun

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Camel & Gingham Love

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International Women's Day by The African Communities in Hamburg

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A visit to the Ruhr Museum

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Making Magic Happen

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Leather & DIY Embroidered Shirt

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Kick Flare Jeans & Ankara Trenchcoat

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We turn 2 today

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Sports/No Sports

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Ankara Pencil Skirt for an Ambitious week

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Feminist

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Fashion Discussion & Y'akoto Live Performance

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Maxi skirt in Winter

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Contemporary Creative Africa (Social Media Week Hamburg)

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Street Style

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More Fabrics Please

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Subtle Statements

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Nairobi National Museum

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Heart on my sleeve

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Matters of the Heart

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All we need is love

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Winter Flares

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Fundamentalism

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Red & Warm

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Black Matter

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Handmade at Kariokor Market

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Backstage Outfit

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Designed in Germany-Made in Kenya

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Small Scale Fishing on Lake Victoria

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Printed Cap

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A Day just for Tractors

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Cami over shirt

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Casual Flares

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Proudly Kenyan

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Jeans & Tshirt dressed up

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Fabric Heaven

For any Ankara/African wax print lover, this shop is the true defination of Fabric heaven. Situated on Fuhlsbüttler straße 460 here in Hamburg is a charming little Fabric shop filled with the most amazing Ankara fabrics which are either made in Africa or from the Vlisco brand in Holland. The Fabrics are of high quality & is the reason why i often buy my fabrics from there. The lovely couple that owns the shop are always very helpful for first-time visitors on which print to choose or how much of the fabric to get.

So if you are ever in Hamburg & in search of some Ankara Fabric then don't forget to pay this shop a visit.

 

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An American Night of Swing

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Statement Trenchcoat as a dress

The trench coat is one of Fall's must-have piece of outerwear that is not only a timeless classic but also never really goes out of style. It can be found in many styles & colours & there is definately a coat for everyone's taste. Black, camel & grey are the most common colour choices but why not make a statement with a printed trench coat, like this Khanga one from our latest Collection.

And when you find a nice one like this, why not make it work double duty & wear it as a dress. Yes, i know it can be tricky with wind & the possibility of showing everything out, but it can totally work as daytime dress. A few important things to keep in mind are:

  • Always wear something underneath, even if it's just a simple slip dress like this one that i wore on this previous post or a pair of Spanx, because you need something between your skin & the coat that you'll want to wear again. Make sure that your undergarment's hemline is short enough so it's concealed under your coat-the look you're going for here is film noir sexy, not granny's day out at the library.
  • The length is quite important too, if it's too long, it will still look like a coat, too short & you'll risk overexposure. The perfect length should reach your knees.
  • Don't choose to wear your trench coat as a dress when you're in a situation that might get hot & uncomfortable, so Fall is the perfect time for such an outfit. Events that are mostly outdoors (a garden party or a day of shopping) are the best because nobody will ask to take your coat:-)
  • Accessorize to make your trench coat to look more like a dress & less like a coat;  add shoes that match your handbag (this will create continuity & make it look more like 'an outfit', pile on some sassy jewellery  or some cute socks with your heels like i did here & watch the compliments come rolling.
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DIY Patch Denim Jacket

Denim jackets are currently all over runways, Fashion magazines & on social media, but with embellishments such as embroidery & interesting patches. I have been, as any fashion lover been consumed with the desire to own one, but the reality is that they come at a price, a very high one most of the time. And so I began my search for patches & the perfect denim jacket (which i got off Ebay). All sorts of patches can be found on Ebay, Amazon & Etsy, but because i didn't have much time to wait for them to be delivered, i walked around the local shops & found some really nice ones.

It is still a work in progress as I hope to add more patches as I find them & maybe even try my hand at embroidery, but i love how it looks so far.

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1st German-African Symposium on Creative Economy & Cultural Entreprenuership & the Movie Premier of 'Kati Kati' in Germany

It was an exciting & inspiring evening dedicated to the creative & cultural exchange between Africa & Germany. A forum of guests took part in the discussion led by Judith Helfmann-Hundack (Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.) & these included Onejiru Schindler (Musician, Member of the Board of Viva ConAgua), Julia Grosse (Journalist, Founder Contemporary And), Dr Andreas Görgen (Director General for Culture & Communication, Federal Foreign Office), Roland Göhde (Member of the Board, Göhde Foundation & German-African Business Association), Mbithi Masya (Director, Writer, Video Artist, Musician) & Dr Ribio Nzeza Bunketi Buse (Chairperson, Music in Africa Foundation).

They all shed light on the potential of the cultural & creative industries of Africa, in order to intensify the exchange between Africa & Germany & to stimulate new African-German partnerships in those areas.

One of such partnerships is the film production company 'One Fine Day Films', founded by Tom Tykwer & his wife Marie Steinmann, which supports young filmmakers from all over Africa to realize their projects. Fascinating results have emerged, such as the feature film NAIROBI HALF LIFE, which was the first Kenyan contribution to the Oscars in 2012.

KATI KATI, the current production of One Fine Day Films celebrated world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this Fall where it was awarded with the FIPRESCI Prize in the Discovery Program. We were honoured to attend the Film premiere in Belin which not only brought together different partners in the creative & cultural industries in Germany & Africa but also talented Musician based both here & in Africa. Apart from the amazing Film, we were also treated to a live performance of 'Find a Way' (from the Film's soundtrack) by the beautiful & talented 'Mayonde' & 'Das Junge Orchestre'.

The Film which is directed by Mbithi Masya & produced by Sarika Lakhani will be shown in Cinemas around Germany including Münc´hen, Görlitz, Brühl, Düsseldorf & Münster so definately go out & watch it.

This kind of project of the One Fine Day Films is just one example of how Africa & Germany can close ranks creatively & economically.

 

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Denim on Denim

What's not to like about this classic 'Denim on Denim' look which no matter how many times it has been done, it just keeps getting more interesting. I've always owned a denim jacket most of my adult life, but somehow last summer when the trend became popular again, I realised that I had none. So, I started looking for one, but somehow considering how full my workload is during the warmer months, i never got the time to find one.

Fastforward to a month ago when i decided to make a DIY Patch denim jacket that are at the moment cropping up in photos & videos everywhere. And I knew in my heart that the idea for the DIY that I had would look better on a denim jacket with a vintage/used look. But every Thrift store that I went to didn't have any because a denim jacket is considered to be a 'summer piece' so they were all not on display, & i searched in almost 4 Thrift stores. Fortunately, i managed to get the perfect one on Ebay (my favourite shopping website for all things vintage) at an amazing price of 10 Euros (claps hands excitedly). A few patches, pinning, ironing & stitches later, I had this amazing Patch Denim Jacket which I combined with a high waist jeans with almost the same amount of wash to get this look.

I will be soon be sharing with you a DIY post so that you can also try to create this (in my opinion) all year round piece that every 'Fashionista' should own.

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Love Art at Home

This was my second time attending the annual 'Affordable Art Fair' in Hamburg & i quite enjoyed the experience this time, mainly because we didn't go with the Kids, so we had ample time to walk slowly through the gallery & take in the beauty of each and every piece of Art.

Over 75 national & international galleries participated in the exhibition which offers the public a chance to not only view the wonderful artworks but also buy them with a price ceiling of 7,500 Euros.

It was quite interesting to have a chance to see so many paintings, sculptures & even photographs in that inspiring atmosphere, and it is definately a highlight for us whenever it's shown in Hamburg. In as much as the price range of most of the Artwork was way over my budget, there is just something special & inspiring that you feel when you get a chance to view them & that is what I love.

 

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Beauty with a Purpose

The Gar Gar Foundation is the brainchild of the reigning Miss Kenya Germany, Fatma Hanke. Together with other young professionals based all over the world, the Foundation's purpose is to raise awareness about female circumcision which believe me is still being practised by several communities in Kenya & in Africa as a whole. We attended a Charity Event orgarnised by Fatma Hanke that took place at the Martin Luther Church here in Hamburg where we not only had some tasty foods, got to purchases original Maasai Accessories, enjoyed live dance performances but also had an opportunity to learn more about issues affecting the girl child in the nomadic communities.

 

Even though the Foundation is relatively young, it has been able to do quite a lot in helping the young girls back in Kenya, but more can be done. So, let us join hands & help Fatma realise her dream of ending Female Circumcision by donating funds to her Foundation. You can get in touch with her through her Page on Facebook.

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Cosy, Comfy and Chic

 This is my type of outfit on any cold day, a chunky knit roll neck sweater to keep me warm, a pair of printed culottes that is comfy but also stylish, a flat pair of shoes & a nude clutch bag to pull the whole outfit together. A simple outfit that you can put together quickly when you need to look presentable but don't have time to fuss with too many details. I kept my accessories to a minimum with just my usual watch & mirrored sunglasses.

 

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