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Why I wear the Hijab

Why I wear the Hijab

Hijab means a veil or a cloth that describes modesty in Islam. I have worn the hijab for most part of my life, on and off. But since last year Ramadhan, I decided to wear hijab permanently. Most people don’t understand why we wear hijab. Most muslims don’t either. Here are some reasons why we wear hijab. To Identify ourselves as Muslims. When I put on the hijab, people identify me as a Muslim and what we stand for. The hijab identifies me as a woman who knows her worth.. We are not judged when we wear the hijab,… Continue reading →

Personal decisions

Personal decisions

Lately I have started applying makeup and dressing better. Most of my friends and people I know keep asking which guy is in my life that has made me change so much. My dad even asked me whether I was getting peer pressure from my friends with the whole makeover. It’s really disappointing when people attribute my change to a guy in the picture. Well, there is no guy and there is no peer pressure. I made the decision for a makeover all by myself. For years I had always dressed as a tomboy. Then… Continue reading →

10 fashion trends rocking Nairobi

10 fashion trends rocking Nairobi

 1. Ankara/Kitenge This is the African fabric that is very popular in West Africa and for the longest time has been associated with older women. The kitenge has evolved to become a fashion titan to be reckoned with. You can spot young women in the streets of Nairobi rocking it in different creative design from skirts, jumpsuits and dresses to blazers and accessories like earrings and bangles. Don’t be afraid to experiment and play with these African prints. If in doubt of how awesome this trend is, look to high profile fashionistas like Beyoncé and Solange… Continue reading →

Ask Lily: Best places to get affordable formal wear for a black tie event

Ask Lily: Best places to get affordable formal wear for a black tie event

Hello I recently came across your page and blog and I have found them very informative with insights on hundreds of topics. I would like to ask a question on fashion. I have a formal black tie event to attend in a couple of weeks time and I’m on a budget. I am a pear shape with big hips and I’m not too comfortable wearing figure hugging clothes.Kindly advise me on where to shop around and what is best for my figure. Thank you. Alice Photo credit: knox_x

Mwanamke ni nywele

Mwanamke ni nywele

So what determines the kind of hair do we put on, what motivates us to don the kind of hairstyle we have, is it a personal preference, is it something our hair stylist recommended or is it just moving with the current; what is big on the streets motivation. ‘Mwanamke ni nywele’ is a saying I have heard so many times, so what kind of woman do we want the world to judge us to be depending on our hair do. I have observed what most women are doing to their hairs and sometimes I… Continue reading →

Out with the old, in with the new (hair)

Out with the old, in with the new (hair)

My friend says there are two kinds of people: them and us. And whatever you do (or don’t do) will classify you as one of those people. So I suppose it’s expected I’d be judged by my hair, and for the last twelve years, I’ve been classified as one of ‘those’ women because I had dreads. Initially, I spent a lot of time claimining I wasn’t one of ‘them’. My hair wasn’t any kind of statement. I simply saw the look on Jeri from Parent ‘Hood, loved it, tried it, dyed it, and kept it… Continue reading →

My 5K Miracle Make-Over!

My 5K Miracle Make-Over!

I’ve always wanted a make-over, but I figured it would be way too expensive. So imagine my excitement when I got one for just 5K! It all started with the girl in Finance. She always looks so beautifully put together. At first, I’d just watch her and try to dissect her outfits. I wanted to see what it was about her clothes that worked. Then I started to give her compliments. Seriously, that girl has style! Eventually, I got brave enough to ask her how she does it. It must take serious talent to look… Continue reading →

High Class Shopping On A Middle Class Budget

High Class Shopping On A Middle Class Budget

I’m not much of a girly-girl, though I recently took an etiquette class, bought a pair of Comfit heels, and learned to use make up. I do love  shoes though. I spend hours drooling at pairs I’d never wear, mostly because if I did, I’d never walk again. So a  few weeks ago, my baby and I decided to go shopping. The plan was to get jeans, sneakers, and boots. Like all girls, I love pretty things, but like many Kenyans, I’m watching my pockets. Luckily for me, I have skills. I grew up around… Continue reading →

6 pieces of lingerie every woman should have

6 pieces of lingerie every woman should have

Let’s be real, men can’t resist a woman drenched in sexy, now add on some irresistibly smoking lingerie and you have putty in your hands. To be honest i can’t blame them. I tend to believe there is something irresistible about a woman in lace, ribbons, leather, and sheer material that will always drive any man crazy. Sexy lingerie lets you hold the secret to obtaining complete submission of your man, while opening the door to your sexual intimacy. For this reason, it is essential for every woman have specific lingerie items in her knickers… Continue reading →

Dressed for Work – Are you sure?

Dressed for Work – Are you sure?

Well, when you move to a more formal professional service company, you realise you have to step up your wardrobe. Its not that you have a bad wardrobe, mismatched clothes or tired clothes, its that perhaps you haven’t worked in such a formal organisation before so your was abit of a newbie with the suits. So my first question to you before you read any further is, ‘what’s your work dressing style saying about you?’ The biggest mentality i am sure many are familiar with is the ‘I don’t care what people think, about how… Continue reading →

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