Posts tagged with "Fashiondesigner"



30. January 2019
Somebody pinch me! Ok, that's the feeling that I've been having ever since I received a phone call to let me know that I had won the 'afrika!Community Award in the 'Business Category' late last year. This is not the first award that I have won but this is special because it came at a time when I was dealing with some self-doubt as a business owner, which I wrote about here.
17. October 2017
My friend invited me to tag along to the WIDI (Women in Digital e.V) Event that was hosted by the ‘Otto Group' here in Hamburg. What an amazing event it was where we got the opportunity not only to take part in a panel discussion but we were also able to mingle & interact with other empowered women. It was nice to find out that I am not the only woman trying to balance motherhood & entrepreneurship on her own, as these women in top positions at their consecutive Organizations also...
11. October 2017
Nothing makes me happier than seeing my client looking amazing in a custom outfit that I‘ve made for them. But what most people don‘t understand is the amount of time & work that is invested in doing just one outfit of their own design . Right from the beginning from making the appointment, taking measurements, studying the design that they want (usually a photo of an outfit that they‘ve seen on the internet), creating a specific sewing pattern, fabric choice, purchasing of all the...
31. March 2017
2 years ago today, I officially registered 'Oriwo-Design' & a lifelong dream of mine came true, and it truly still feels like a dream. ,You know that saying that goes 'If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life', well, it's not true. I do what I love every single day and it is really hard work. But the only difference is that there this feeling of satisfaction & happiness that I get when a client loves an outfit that I made them, that is just unbeatable. Thank you so...
20. January 2017
That is my new year resolution for the year 2017 as far as Oriwo-Design is concerned. The ever rising costs of producing here in Europe is what is causing most entreprenuers & especially Fashion designers to seek other production options in Africa & Asia. As pictured below, there are so many talented & hardworking tailors in Kenya who have years of experience in the trade but because of limited funds, they are confined to their small spaces with no way of fulfilling their dreams of...
03. November 2016
Velvet, cold shoulder, peplum detail & Turtleneck all in one piece! Well, leave it to me to combine 4 trends into one amazing top. This started out as a dress but because I had snipped away a piece of this soft & luxurious fabric to DIY some shoes (coming up soon on the Blog), it ended up being a top with peplum details (mainly because I don't do croptops, well until I join a Gym someday).