Wrap it up Wednesday Tag Archives

Playing it Maroon

Fall color Maroon is a wonderfully versatile color. Taking on a deep brownish-red that is slowly creeping into Nairobi looks. We are having a couple of cooler days here and there and that calls for a leggings and boots combo. This combination of leggings and boots is one of my favorites. The leggings are nice and thick, they feel more like regular pants with a …

Maxi Skirt

The maxi skirt is definitely one of the most fabulous and versatile pieces in girls wardrobe that can either be dressed up or styled casually. Personally I am smitten with this particular one I recently got because I think it is easy to style and super feminine. I wore this skirt a few weekends back as a camouflage weapon because I wasn’t feeling well but …

Graffitti Walls

When you walk around Nairobi you get to see loads of graffiti work all over the city. I am always so impressed because these guys do all this work in less than twelve hours and almost always create amazing scenery for Nairobians. You can tell that I am a big fan of the the work that graffiti artists do as I always snap or post a …

Oldie but a goldie

I started posting teasers about this outfit last year on my Instagram (link) but never got to post it. It was one of my most sort after posts as everyone was asking when I will post it  and since it’s a Wednesday what better reason would I have other than It is Wrap up Wednesday. We did this shoot with my besties Ivy and Edwin who were …

Wrap Series: Double Bun

Sadly here is the last part of the Wrap series, by the time we had gotten to this wrap the sun was setting and thus everything had to be done chap chap. Believe it or not, the make up and wrap was done in under 10 minutes. We were chasing the sun thus we had to come up with a fast but different wrap. I …

Wrap Series; Accesorise it

It’s here! The third wrap of the wrap series and it more bold than ever! I cannot emphasize enough of the difference accessories can do to an outfit, it’s what changes it from smart to completely sophisticated. That being said, it was exactly what I was going for in this wrap. Most ladies wear head wraps with bold necklaces or earings to finish the look, …

Wrap series; The Leso Flower crown

I thought I should start by first explaining what a Leso is. The leso or khanga; from the old Bantu (Kiswahili) verb ku-kanga, to wrap or close, is a colourful garment similar to kitenge, worn by women and occasionally by men throughout the African Great Lakes region. It is a piece of printed cotton fabric, about 1.5m by 1m, often with a border along all …

Wrap Series; The African Woman

I have wanted to do a head wrap series since the blog was back up, so when Brian finally accepted to do a shoot for me I was super excited. I had shown my makeup artist Monday 101 ideas of the concepts that I wanted to do and she was more than ready to do the shoot when I asked her. African women wear crowns …