Beads by Monday

Hello guys, hoping all of you have been good. First, I would like to apologize for the silence. It has been a crazy couple of weeks and due to some unforeseeable circumstances, I couldn’t post for a while but I am officially back. I recently just discovered this new photographer, Derrick on Instagram and decided to reach out to him for a shoot of which he happily replied. He is easy to work with as he listens and directs you in order to get the perfect shot as for which I totally enjoyed working with him.
This post goes out to my bestie Monday Makdwallo, who is the creator of these, one of a kind, jewellery pieces. She is an up and coming jewellery designer who creates hand crafted contemporary African pieces that I am in love with. Her company goes by the name ‘Beads by Monday’ and thus explains the tittle of this post. I paired her pieces with a black mini dress (my LBD), black stockings and white shoes and dressed it up with a scarf to give it a minimalistic yet trendy outfit, that is so easy to wear.
I recommend this outfit for a trendy festival themed event like Blankets and wine or the Nairobi Fashion Market as it is a minimalistic look but made fun with the African inspired flower crown, necklace and anklet that will make you stand out and yet feel comfortable.







Jewellery Designer: Monday Makdwallo
Photography:>Derrick Chitala
Hair and Makeup: Kadenyi
Flower crown: Monday Makdwallo
Dress: H&M similiar here
Necklace: Nairobi Stalls
Stockings: H&M
Anklet: Monday Makdwallo
Rings and bracelet: Maasai market
Shoes: Kswiss similiar here

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  • Kesho

    Love the look, Love the necklace! Is ‘Beads by Makdwallo’ on instagram? I need that Ivory neck piece! 🙂

    • mm

      Kesho, yes love she is, i have hyperlinked her instagram to the blog post, if you click on it then you will be redirected there, or simply just search ‘stylememonday’ on instagram to find her page 🙂 and i will show you where i got the neck piece 🙂

  • Derek Matere


    • mm

      Thank you 🙂

  • Charo

    So far with the “revolution” to go traditional with the beads; has the idea caught on in Kenya? If you took a stroll in town ( which I hear people don’t do these days) what percentage of ladies and even gents will be donning the traditional beads as opposed to others?

    • mm

      Absolutely, It is the simplest and most traditional sense of fashion. So many Kenyans are adorning the African jewellery, it is a trend that has been there and is now finally getting media attention.

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