MY HERITAGE , MY STYLE

Monday, May 04, 2015

Photos by Steve Sato

Alas.....The promised post!

Hi Muffins, 
Its a lovely day to be posting. I'm actually very excited for reasons I can't explain. You remember how I mentioned May is a special month for me, maybe that's it.....can't help but be very positive about everything. I'm very chatty today so do prepare yourselves for a wordy post.

This post is very dear to me because I chose the fabric of this skirt as well as the design...how cool is that. 
I'm proudly African, which makes it purely natural that I have African prints in my closet (which is where 'my heritage' comes in). However, being in the 21st century it's only normal that I do pick up on the modern times ('my style' comes in). Hence the title today.
Anyway, I bought this fabric in January from my friend Cheptala. He gets them from Tanzania which is why the prints are a little different from what you find in the Kenyan market.

After purchasing the fabric I landed in a huge dilemma on what to make with it, believe me when I say it took me ages to settle on a wrap skirt with a slight twist (midi length & asymmetric front). Anyway, I finally took the fabric to may tailor Glory in Kibera and had it done by mid- March. 
Glory is my best tailor ever, she always nails my designs and I love her for it.

So that's the short story behind this gorgeous skirt.

Whenever my mind goes active with design, it won't stop....which is why I paired the skirt with this black (falling neck + open back) top, in the same spirit I did add a pair of black leather gloves.  I wanted a look that strikes you from the front and still keeps you glued from the back....(giggles). 

I think I nailed it.

Do you think I overdid it, showed too much or was it the right balance of style and sassy? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.





This right here is the reason I bought metallic tattoos. I love a detailed back....no need to to have a backless top on if there is nothing interesting going on.





I felt very compelled to have this Masai bead work on....don't ask me why.



I may have raided my friends' closet a few days before the photo shoot and these shoes just appealed to me......they just had to grace the blog.

Black top - Thrifted 
Ankara skirt - Custom Made by Glory 
Shoes - Njoki
Metallic tatoos - Atiat Online
Masai Accessories - Masai Market
Leather Gloves - Gikomba

I hope you enjoyed this post ladies and gents. It has been a pleasure entertaining you...till the next one, stay safe.

Lots of love,

Linet


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27 comments

  1. Ohhh i am obssesed with that skirt and girl i love everything, you haven't done too much. I just love it to bits.

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    1. Thank you Almasi, you always make me smile with your kind words.

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  2. just the right balance of sass!!you nailed it

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    1. Thank you Rhee, getting the right balance can be tricky at times. Glad you liked the post.

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  3. this looks real hood, the skirt is just some sexyness yani ....

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    1. You can say that again doll, sexy is the perfect word for this skirt. Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. That skirt did it!!
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    1. Thank you swiry, that skirt melts my heart too.

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  5. Love how intense the look is!!

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    1. Intense it is, in a good way I hope.
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  6. Wowwwww HOTSPICEEEE u look stunning u nailed it and no u didnt show too much, i think u look so sexy and classy NO HOMO lol. thanks for ur lovey comments by the way . x

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    1. Aren't you the sweetest. Thank you for the nice comment.

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  7. I love the cut of your skirt and the print too.I also love your top's back design.You look amazing in this
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    1. Thanks doll, I too love both front and back design...they make the outfit pop.

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  8. hey!! love love the outfit. so simply beautifully African..keep up.

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    1. Hi Njeri, proudly African was the entire theme. Thank you for stopping by.

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  9. Love this edgy look. Love the design of the skirt, looks beautifully made.

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    1. You said it right, beautiful sums up this skirt. Glad you stopped by.

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