Archives for posts with tag: Kenya

I am interested in the concept of skin and race, and what they imply; in the ideas and theories sown into our flesh that change with the arc of time. The idea of beauty has become globalised, creating homogenous aspirations, and distorting people’s self-image across the planet. In my film, I focus on African women’s self-image, through memories and interviews; using mixed media to describe this almost schizophrenic self-visualization that I and many others have grown up with.

– Kenyan Filmmaker, Ng’endo Mukii on her powerful multi-award winning film, ‘Yellow Fever’.

Check it out above!


For those who are based in Nairobi or nearby, you are some lucky, lucky people. Adèle Dejak will, on the 5th of May officially unveil her newest collection – Rogo – at the annual Tribal Chic fashion show. Excitingly for people like me however, the collection will be available online via Dejak’s new online store in the very near future.

The Rogo collection its self, inspired by long-standing ambassadors of the Dejak’s brand, is effortlessly stylish, bold yet perfectly formed. Its statement making pieces are highly covetable, and reflect the designer’s personal heritage – from West to East Africa, via Europe. What’s really interesting though is how Dejak’s work reinterprets the way in which traditional African artistry can be utilised.

The stunning Rogo collection incorporates a gorgeous mixture of materials, including recycled aluminium, recycled brass, recycled denim, leather, horn, mouth-watering Kuba cloth and wax print fabric to die for. All of which have been beautifully crafted by skilled Kenyan artisans and expert crafts people from across East Africa to produce stand out accessories that can take you from day to night.

For further info, or to subscribe to the Adèle Dejak mailing list, visit

%d bloggers like this: