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THROWBACK SNEAKERS

If you’re looking for a shoe that best describes my personality, look no further. Vans collection has teamed up with Disney to come up with this fabulous footwear featuring the iconic Disney characters, and it’s absolutely magical! No kidding guys. This is one shoe that oozes fun, playful and whimsical through the use of colours and  animated characters which remind you of the good ol’ days.
I’m wearing a classic Vans low-top skate shoe with a custom collage of Disney’s original cast of friends: Mickey, Pluto and Goofy. Disney is known as the happiest place on earth – and with these shoes, my dreams have definately come true! 😉

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Survival tip; if you want to have your feet on the ground, just wear better shoes.

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 Photo Credits To Mavo ( +254-720-210-090 )

www.mavoggphotography.com

Instagram – Mavo_gg

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WHOSE STYLE?

Hey guys! How are you all?

I usually get asked the question – how did you get to where you are now? To tell you the truth I didn’t have a specific plan and I wasn’t sure I’d even end up here. All I knew is that I had a passion for fashion – love how that rhymes. I love dressing up and looking good – even when I was busy hustling here and there with no real reason to dress to impress. I’m on fire yo! These rhymes keep coming – lol! Anyway, more seriously, looking presentable gave me the confidence to do what I needed to do by attracting the right attention to sell a product. After all, they do say appearance is nine tenths of the law.

I didn’t have a specific dress sense then, but I had a sense of fashion which later on grew into my individual style based on being UNIQUE, SHARP AND CLASSY. However, style can be considered as an extension of fashion. I tend to use what is in fashion and incorporate it in my own style giving it my special touch.

So here I am dressed in my 2 inch wide suspenders, white formal shirt, trousers and burgundy brogues. Fashion is constantly evolving and we’ll never really catch up with it 100% of the time. The most important thing is to remember that style is a reflection of who you are – it goes beyond clothes.

Don’t forget, Fashion fades, Style is Eternal.
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Photo Credits To Mavo ( +254-720-210-090 )
www.mavoggphotography.com
Instagram – Mavo_gg

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50 SHADES OF BROWN

Drum roll please………introducing to you the brown suit. And yes – it’s back from the 80’s! Many of us cringe at the thought of a brown suit, however it’s now being considered by many as an alternative for your formal grey, blue or black suit.
Brown is one color that’s largely dismissed; but it’s versatile as it enriches the colours you mix it with. I tend to combine my brown suit with a cream shirt, which I find is the best colour for my skin tone. I also tried matching it with a light blue shirt which works well too. Despite my previous apprehensions, I was pleasantly surprised how well the brown suit worked with these colour combinations. Next in line – a green shirt…😁
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Tips:
• Don’t limit yourself to matte chocolate brown. Brown suits with hints of copper or oxblood will make you look cooler and let you get away with a black shoe.
• A brown suit can look more casual than blues or blacks, so feel free to skip the tie. Otherwise, opt for a burgundy silk bow-tie, or a navy knit tie.

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DREADED LIFE

January is over, so I can finally say Happy New Year guys! Everyone can relate that January seems to drag on with more extra days than any other month. Nonetheless, it’s a New Year, and with it comes new opportunities.
Speaking of new, I’ve been thinking of cutting my dreadlocks. This was a hard choice. I remember the pressure I had to do so back in 2010 when I got my first job. At that time, dreadlocks were not really acceptable in the work place. To make matters worse, the place I was offered a job most of the guys had shaved heads.
The amount of love and time I’d spent on my dreads wouldn’t allow me to separate with them so easily. So I decided to keep them as neat as possible and see if they (my boss/ management) would raise an issue. The first week was tense because at any time I was expecting to hear the bad news – cut them or leave.
Keeping my hair as neat as possible meant me sacrificing my time and almost half my salary. After retouching, dreads can last a whole month but I decided to go to the salon every week on either Fridays or Saturdays. Two to three hours in the salon doing the same process of trimming, washing, fixing and drying. After, I’d get a clean cut from the barber. I thought I would get frustrated with the process, however I learnt to enjoy the grooming. Soon at work people began to appreciate my dreads, positively commenting on my style – including the clients. My dedication was paying off!
So after surviving all that, here I am in 2017, ready to make the dreaded cut…
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Chris Kanyanya ( MY LOCKTICIAN )
+254-701-243-139
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Elias ( BARBER )
+254-706-469-858
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Roots Dreadlocks Center
Nanak House, Opposite Nation Center
1st Floor.

Photo Credits To Mavo ( +254-720-210-090 ). His Instagram – Mavo_gg

Watch my short video of the whole process at the salon;


 

 

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THREE’S A CHARM

In life we are generally given three chances to make or break it. You can make a mistake once or twice, but the third time is considered a fail. The number three is relatable in most peoples’ lives. From the legend of three wishes in childhood, to three wise men in the Bible and the general belief that three strikes and you’re out! Derived from baseball I guess.

When I want to get all suited up, I consider the number three – in particular my three piece suit. You can catch me wearing this suit on a Monday or Friday. The versatility is what makes me a huge fan of this suit. Mondays are the best days to go all suited up (it sets the tone for the week) and this suit is suited for the day. I also recommend and three piece for a Friday because you can play with it after work to suit the occasion, avoiding having to go back home and change.  Just simple changes for a Friday night out like losing the tie and the blazer/jacket will take you from the boardroom to the bar. If you are able to carry a few clothes with you to work, or shop for something different to combine with this suit, then get some jeans to switch up the trousers. There are more than five ways to wear a three piece suit. I’ll demonstrate them in an upcoming blog post.

In short, the three piece suit is a great investment for your wardrobe. It can be expensive and it’s best to get one custom made from scratch. If not, to save on some cash get an existing suit customised, but best to have a good tailor around who is excellent at fittings and adjustments.
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Photo Credits To Mavo ( +254-720-210-090 ). His Instagram – Mavo_gg

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AKAMBA

I am definitely in love with colour. When I say colour I mean bright colours. Yes, I know this is largely due to where I come from, Ukambani. We “kambas” love bright colours and our favorite is yellow. Yellow is usually associated with being cheerful and excitement and the same attributes can be seen in Kambas. We’re always excited about anything and everything – LOL.
Dressing up for me can be a challenge because of colour choice as I usually go for “shouting” colours. Even though they say the colours you choose reflect your mood, for me it’s not the case. I’ll pick bright colours any day, any time, irrespective of my mood.
I decided to pair my yellow chinos with my African print shirt by Shiyenze. The small yellow dots on the shirt got me all excited. For me, yellow is the colour to rock in. Also associated with energy, this colour shows you’re confident. Come to think of it, I don’t own a yellow suit! Any ideas on where this Kamba brother can get one?? 😉
More about the shirt head over to Shiyenze’s website and see how she featured me on her #40Days40PersonalitiesDAY 7. Link http://shiyenze.co.ke/style-is-eternal/
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Photo Credits To Kuyoh ( +254-728-750-858 )

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