D.I.Y*LEATHER

Hey Berries,

HAPPY HUMP DAY LOVIES.

Its mid week already, can you imagine how fast time flies? Lord!!!

Anyway…. I read something on Facebook that I felt was really powerful-WORK IN EXCELLENCE YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU ARE INSPIRING.Well it was something like that or close. Powerful right? well after reading that I got courage to share with you a DIY project I undertook a while back.

Im abit creative when it comes to clothes and all but with scissors and stuff im usually abit scared. Cutting is sensitive, you might just lose instead of recreating. So I had this leather jacket that a friend of mine gifted me way back in 2013. I wanted to wear it but the sleeves made it look somewhat off. I just took a pair of scissors and cut the sleeves off then stitched the part by myself and voila!!! I had something close to the trendy sleeves jackets iv seen around.

I thought I was good with stitching until I had to stitch leather…trust me it was hard.If you look closely you will see how shabby the sleeves look, but who cares I just got me a sleeves leather jacket so im still winning!lol

what are your thoughts on this?

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What DIY(DO IT YOURSELF) have you worked on? did it work? did it flop? comment below.

Thank you so much for always stopping by, your feedback and time,IT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME.

Planning a few exciting stuff for August so keep an eye open  for that.

PHOTO CREDITS; NGASH SAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

CREATIVE DIRECTOR; MR.MACHANGE

Keep safe.

BELLA

MAPENZI TELE(LOTS OF LOVE).

MAXI SKIRT*CROPPED DENIM

Hey Berries,

Allow me to share a poem that I really like with you…

Time

Tick tock…tick tock…
life is counting down on your internal clock.

Memories which were as if they occurred yesterday,
turn to flashes of moments that seem to fade away.

People you once knew
walk by without a clue.

The times you once shared
exist as if you were never there.

Years fly…friends die…
and you never know when you’ll say your last goodbye.

Oh, how I wish I could turn back time,
spend it with loved ones and cherish what was once mine.

Or to go back even more,
being a kid in a candy store.

Im not able to write as much as I would love this morning so bear with me. For this look(which I still shot at the cemetery) I wanted an easy yet stylish look. I opted for a Maxi and a simple cropped denim ( that I sometimes wear as a jacket). I sneaked in some sandals to make the ensemble as easy as possible.
Thoughts on this look?
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Forgive my face in some of the photos, the rain and the cold had gotten the best of me.
PHOTO CREDITS;- NGASH SAGE PHOTOGRAPHY
CREATIVE DIRECTOR;- MR. MACHANGE
KEEP SAFE
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK.
BELLA.
MAPENZI TELE.

MANY SHADES OF BLACK

Hey Berries,

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Apart from the fact that lately I have been drawn to monochromatic looks, I realized I had not done an all black look in a while. Furthermore I was shooting at the cemetery, what better way to show respect than to do an all black?

So for this look I took a leap of faith and paired up a black mini skirt,chunky-heels,a simple black blouse and a jacket. Black is a very liberal color so as you rock it feel free to mix it up. Different shades in my opinion can still work just fine. Morse-so black works as a mixer to all colors i presume. Truth is an all back ensemble is not only limited for funerals and mourning periods, all black ensembles are classic looks for dinner, work-you name it.

What I loved most about this look is that the raindrops can be seen…It was rainng but you know how my team rolls-NOT EVEN THE RAIN WAS STOPPING US(many thanks Nganga and Machange).

NOTE;- the idea of death scares me way too much.

I dedicate this post to;-

All the fallen soldiers, to all the family members we have lost, our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends, children, leaders, entertainers and basically all those that we have lost. May our losses be redeemed in Gods own way. May the broken hearts, empty hearts, bleeding hearts be healed in Gods most miraculous ways.

THIS IS FOR ALL THOSE WE(ME&YOU) HAVE LOST.Rest in Eternal Peace.

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LEGS.LEGS.LEGS FOR DAYS.FOR YEARS….FOR EONS.mama look what you gave me…lol

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How do you deal with the loss of a loved one? drop a comment below. Would you rock an all black attire?

PHOTO CREDITS;NGASH SAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

CREATIVE DIRECTOR;MR.MACHANGE

KEEP SAFE.HAPPY HUMP DAY

BELLA.

MAPENZI TELE(LOTS OF LOVE)

IN MY “IMAGINARY-OFFICIAL” LIFE

Hey Berries,

FINALLY THIS LOOK IS NOW HERE. I had taken it a while back but still felt like I hadn’t done it justice so I re-styled it again.Many thanks to Ngash Sage Photography and Mr. Machange.

Hey people, I took a week off last week. I just wasn’t in the right space at all so I figured I take a mini-hitaus but now am back.I realized I do not blog  much of skirts yet I have a number of them, so I decided to shoot several looks with skirts and I hope you like them.

I did my shoot at the War Cemetery along Ngong road. I finally got to shoot from there and I must admit THE PLACE IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL. I have always wanted to shoot from there but I kept postponing for various reasons. The funny part  is that it rained through out the whole shoot, but its fine because not even the rain could stop us.

For today’s look I wanted to do a simple yet bold official look. I went for a midi skirt and a black vest. I thrift-ed the skirt for 200Ksh(2$) earlier in the year.The shoes and the blazer are somewhat matchy-matchy which I do not mind at all.I wish I would be able to dress like this to the court and to the office as well,however that is not possible…someday maybe. So for now THIS IS MY IMAGINARY OFFICIAL WEAR.

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What are your thoughts on this look?

What more would you like to see on the blog? Who would you recommend a collaboration  with-you know I love collaborations.Drop a comment below and lets have a chat.

PHOTO CREDITS; NGASH SAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

CREATIVE DIRECTOR; MR.MACHANGE

KEEP SAFE.

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL AND PROSPEROUS WEEK AHEAD

BELLA.

MAPENZI TELE(LOTS OF LOVE)

THE FLORAL AFFAIR

Hey Berries,
HONESTLY AM ELATED ITS FRIDAY, Got some Madillu-Si Je Savais Ca in my ears to kickstart my day-You already know me and my Rhumba.Some Vice Versa by Madillu on my playlist too. …Before we proceed anyone freezing like I am? At times I feel ill carry my blanket to the office, but, NO MA’AM! I don’t play with my bread and butter like that.
Anyways on today’s post I just wanted to share an outfit that would be great for a night out this weekend .After meeting Bella the Boy I decided to go into my comfort zone-The lady Like typa’ dress code. I realised I do not really fancy the short-micro mini stuff I used to wear when I was still in Uni. Amen to growing up aye? haha. So nowadays am drawn towards a reasonable length but very classy n sexy if you may. Do not be confused I’ll wear my short shorts—but when I’m on the beach or something.
For this look I craved colours so I picked turquoise and white and a little color splash with the floral on the blazer.Do you know how hard it was for me not to just make it an all-white outfit? VERY VERY HARD. It still has that matchy-matchy feel to it though but that’s cool.
Little back story;-when I still used to dress skimpily I had this really short dress that had an amazing fit on the upper body but crazy tiny from the waist downwards. I still love it to date because when I “changed my ways”Phahaha- I just cut it n made it a bustier. The one that you see now.
Here is the full look. Thoughts?

ITS FRIDAY-YAY

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KEEP SAFE THIS WEEKEND AND ENJOY.
PHOTO CREDITS;NGASH SAGE PHOTOGRAPHY
CREATIVE DIRECTOR;MR.MACHANGE
BELLA.
MAPENZI TELE(LOTS OF LOVE)

MEET BELLA THE BOY

Hey Berries,

CAVEAT;-YOU ARE ABOUT TO MEET BELLA THE BOY.I used to be mistaken for a boy when I was young. I dressed like a boy too once in a while.

Forgive my manners. How is everyone doing? I am managing just fine*insert Nigerian accent*. Anyway, I figured I should channel my inner-TomBoy as I spread my gospel of -You can look stylish at your budget- YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SPLURGE. Spend what you have and style it to the heavens. Whatever it is,do not restrict your source of style, that’s why once in a while you will see me rock boyish stuff like am one of them. I got this dungaree for only 10Ksh ( 1cent$? i cant even convert).

Truth is some of these stuff can be styled without any stress. Throw on some chucks, get a little lip gloss and you are out!. So for this outfit I just did the short dungarees and the bandana tee that I styled HERE quite a while back.

This look takes me back to one time when I was young. My dad would make us cut our hair really short so it would be easy to comb as we go to school and just general grooming. So one Friday evening I was walking from school in my P.E(physical education) attire. A white short and a t-shirt with some sports shoes. On the side of my path a kid about 3 years old was playing and the ball he had fell on my way and I had to kick it back. So I kicked it back and the mum said to the kid ‘Ambia Uncle Asante(Tell Uncle Thank you) I was like what???? haha Did I look like a boy that much. As if thats not enough I played football in class 7 and I was even a goal keeper. Can you Imagine? WE THANK GOD FOR EVOLUTION.

Today you also get to meet this guy.I call him my ‘creative director’.He has never missed any of my shoots.Never! More-so before I got a professional Photographer he used to take my pics too. So today Mr.Machange I say a BIG THANK YOU for the undying support.

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Now lets get to the look.Thoughts?

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Ladies were you ever mistaken for a boy when you were young? what are your favourite boy-ish items? How do you style them? Drop me a comment and let me know.

PHOTO CREDITS;NGASH SAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

CREATIVE DIRECTOR’MR.MACHANGE

I LOVE YOU GUYS FOR STOPPING BY.

KEEP-SAFE.

BELLA.

MAPENZI TELE(LOTS OF LOVE)

WHITE OVERSIZED SHIRT*TONY BIANCO

Hey Berries,

ITS A NEW WEEK BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE.I HOPE YOU ARE WELL.

So, this is how I would love this post to go-Like- When H&M asked me to style this white over sized shirt I was so excited because I knew I would do the shirt justice,plus its H&M asking me to do it-duuh!!!lol. I figured I would add some pop of color so I passed by the store and got me some pink Tony Bianco heels.It was such a pleasure working with H&M to create this look…………HAHAHAHA people do not be fooled- the above paragraph contains my dreams y”all. My dreams are valid right? MY H&M DREAMS i call them. I hope some day I get to work with such amazing brands.

Tell you what!- the truth is I thrift-ed the shirt for only 20Ksh(under 1$)can you believe that?????. Ideally it can pass for a shirt dress but I preferred to style it with black legging just to make it practical to wear in these Nairobi streets. However when I travel to the coast i would wear it with short shorts-and I just  cant wait. I love how big the shirt is,how white it is and just the whole idea of white men’s shirts-that is my current obsession.Im seriously glued to monochromatic looks, im not sure what to do about it.To be quite honest, In my opinion ways of styling this shirt are endless.

The shocker is I thrift-ed the shoes too. Next time I wear them Ill reveal from where and for how much for now,enjoy the look.

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Thoughts on this look? what do you think about this trend?-the shirt dress trend? Talk to me.I LOVE YOU GUYS FOR YOUR CONSTANT SUPPORT.

PHOTO CREDITS;-NGASH SAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

CREATIVE DIRECTOR;-MR.MACHANGE

LETS MAKE THIS WEEK COUNT.

KEEP SAFE.

BELLA.

MAPENZI TELE(LOTS OF LOVE)