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11May

LOVES ALWAYS HOPES

LOVE ALWAYS HOPES

“Soul mates…two halves of the same soul joining together in life’s journey {Author Unknown}”

Well I will try and keep this as short as possible but on the other hand I'm super excited to finally share this piece.It's been weeks now since I started to write down this particular piece, I'm eventually doing it. So I am in a new environment for a couple of days, beautiful weather,the wind is just pleasant, quiet and peaceful scenery it is.Here goes my story…

 The best things in life are free, yes, like being in love and finding “the chosen one”…let me walk you through this for a minute. So my best friend Sara (not her real name) is getting married. Honestly I'm trying really hard to contain myself and not to get over excited too much but at least let “the bride to be“inhale and exhale .Besides my dream has finally come to reality, for almost a year now I have always wanted to do a bridal article but with such amazing news then this is the perfect timing. I know most girls dream of having that “fairy tale wedding “and happily ever after just like “Cinderella” (I know I do)

Having it all planned out in your mind and when it comes to executing it things get a bit tough. So I had to ask a few of my married friends and relatives and this is what I cam e up with, some things you need to consider.

 First, try not to be a “bride zilla” yes this is scary you know cause the bride is under a lot of pressure when it comes to planning…everyone has an opinion to this and that, soit’s safe for the “love birds” to get a wedding planner to help out.

Secondly, “the dress” when it’s time for gown shopping you need to make it easier for yourself…do a trial makeup for the wedding and when trying out gowns you will get a visual of what type of dress you want without so much hassle. Also get a pair of comfortable shoes to pair with the dress…I mean don’t get a six inch heel please darling!

Thirdly, “the bridal dresses” this is where we actually “discuss” after the bride’s dress. Getwell tailored/ready made dresses for your girls something not to revealing, over the top just simple and elegant that will keep the guests talking about after many years or even on your “jubilee anniversary”

Last but not least, get a good venue for your wedding if it’s the grounds it should be walkable not muddy that is. Good food an amazing cake (should be enough).

Lastly “keep time” this is the most crucial point of all stories. If it’s a ten O’clock party then that’s it, you don’t want to keep your guests waiting now do you?

So that’s my compiled report from my people…well I would to wish all ladies that are about to walk down the aisle all the best in your nuptials and congratulations.

Outfit details…Get in touch                                 

Gown: Monica’s bridal                                             Hair and makeup: Joan wayau (Instagram)

Groom’s suit: Nuptial Sartorial Collection        Groom’s shoes: groom’s own

Bride’s shoes: Style by Katyie (Facebook)          Photography: Eccentric_Creative (Instagram)

Bride: Wanja marema (Instagram)                       Groom: _dappermanke (Instagram)

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“Who  finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains  favor of the LORD” Prov 31:22

“Right in the middle of an ordinary life, Love gives us a fairy tale {Anonymous}”

 

P.S

free feel to invite a sister to your wedding anyway have a beautiful day.

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IAN MUGOYA
28Apr

IAN MUGOYA

“It’s more important to look good everyday than to look different everyday” {RMRS}

Well I have said this like a million times now, lol, I know, but am just going to say it again! Men’s fashion is truly evolving. I mean gents of today take a minute to look good especially when it comes laying out an outfit, for some reason it feels pretty awesome. Today I have a chit-chat with such a cool guy, Ian Mugoya as he takes me through his style insights…

1) How can you describe your style?

  • I could say I’m current, not trendy just current.

 

2) What are some of shopping rules you wouldn’t necessarily recommend to others but which you follow?

  • Any rule that I follow I’d gladly share. Like shop assets first (things that bring money in e.g. start a business) and let the assets pay for the nice things (plush homes, time pieces, Bentleys etc.)…at the end of the day you will have both the assets and the nice things.

 

3) Was there a moment in your life when something “CLICKED” for you about fashion, dressing or hair? What was it and why do you think it happened then?

  • Yes, what clicked was that nobody needs to sweat the technique because character, service & relationships are what’s KEY whether one is wearing Gucci head to toe or not.(Smiles)

4) Are there any clothing (or related) items that you have in multiple? Why do you think you keep buying this thing?

  • I could say I possess everything in adequate numbers not that I buy frequently but maybe because I know how to keep things safe for a very long time (also not hoarding as I give and donate a whole lot too).

 

5) Is there any fashion trend you’ve refused to participate in and why?

  • I’ve not participated in most of them as I never go with the flow… I am the flow. *Laughs it off*

6) Do you look up to anyone in terms of style/fashion, both locally and internationally?

  • Style isn’t what I would really look up to in other people but for this questions sake I’d say Mark Zuckerberg same tee and pants every day, he must be saving a lot. (Well I’ve noticed that too am laughing off my seat)

 

7) What are you grateful for?

  • I’m grateful for so many things but main one is the breath of life as without it nothing else makes sense, right? (Yes!!I totally agree with you on this one)

PS

Get in touch:

Style star: @IanMugoya (Instagram)

Article compiled by @wanjamarema (Instagram)

It is always exciting to learn new things and from different people…and I'm a huge fan of men’s fashion and style I can’t wait to continue to explore more on gents fashion this year.

“Style all who have it share one thing, ORIGINALITY!” Diana Vreeland

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Cheers to the weekend!

                                                                      Thank you for the read!!!

                                                                                        XOXOXO

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05Apr

OLDSKOOL UPGRADE

THE OLDSKOOL UPGRADE

“Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas…but what makes it new is the way you put it together {Anonymous}”
This particular outfit has to be inspired by my childhood memories (sounds Cray Cray but yes) now back in the day while I was in my lower primary, my favorite class teacher used to have good taste when it came to matters fashion lol ,who thought I would get inspired by her? Huh! Anyway my love for stripped pants grew from there, fast forward to the current trend I decided to do some bit of upgrade.
The good thing about this high waist-pant you can rock them to the office, red carpet events, lunch/dinner dates with just the right and appropriate accessories and styling. So for this I paired it with a turtle neck white fitting top with an opening at the back and comfortable nude heels. Keeping in mind that my pants are well designed for my body shape…comfort is always and should always be your number priority (after all who doesn’t want an outfit that compliments your body perfectly)
I have tried this combo before and it works pretty well for me both at the office and on the street. Pairing with the nude heels is my way of not drawing the attention to none other than my pants and always keeping it neutral in relation to the color combinations.
P.S
This is my favorite selection so far if you got any additions you can always leave your suggestions down at the comment box with your name and email address.
Details of the post respectively:
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Outfits Local Kenyan market
Model @Wanjamarema (Instagram)
Hair and make-up @joanwayua (Instagram)
Photography @eccentric_creative (Instagram)
Shoes @kaytietelafashions (Instagram & Facebook)

“Make it simple…but significant {Anonymous}”
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Happy hump day people!!!
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XOXOXO

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10Mar

JEANNIE MAI

THE PHENOMENAL LADY JEANNIE MAI

“{I want people to see the dress…but focus on the woman- Vera Wang}”
Lately I have been focusing on a few fashion statements from some of my all time “fashionistas” who have played a role or two in regards to my love for fashion. Today we go back to where it all began…Miss Jeannie Mai, ring a bell!? No? yes?Okay, let me refresh your mind.Remember“How Do I Look” or maybe fast forward to “The Real” alongside Tia Mowry-Housely, Loni Love and Adrienne Bailon?
Her style has really evolved and not only do I look up to her, I adore her sense of style. Once you get know to know her, somehow you discover your own fitting and taste. Jeannie is an American hostess, fashionexpert, executive producer and TV personality (See even her line of work is so fancy)
As afashion expert, she is frequently featured on numerous television programs and networks such as NBC’s Today Show on the “Fashion Tips Today” segment Extra tv,Entertainment Tonight and E!Enterntainment.
Jeannie’s passion to revolutionize women from the outside in, stems from her psychology of style otherwise known as “Wearapy”
She defines it as her philosophy that personal style and wardrobe can have a transforming and healing effect on a woman’s confidence and mood. This passion for empowerment has given her the title of “Wearapist”
Social Handles
Instagram: JeannieMai
Did you know that?
She started off as a makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics.
Known for her trademark, her dark blue hair (yeah she’s cool like that)
Mai has a YouTube channel called “The Mai” and a blog“The Jeannie Mai”(contains articles and videoson topics such as social causes, personalstyle, family faith and life)

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Cheers to the weekend!!!
THANK YOU FOR THE READ!!!
XOXOXO

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Taraji
03Mar

Taraji

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself {Coco Chanel}”

Today I'm focusing on the recently conducted award ceremony The OSCARS. One particular lady that really caught my eye…my favorite actress. We all have come to love her…having graced the most recent TV series' now…from her movies to her sense of style…to me she’s the whole package...Introducing to you the gorgeous Taraji P. Henson.

Looking back at some of her past and recent photos this lady never ages at all!!!She slays even when not appearing on the red carpet. What I love most about her sense of style is that she truly knows her body and dresses accordingly from well fitted dresses to serving us some thigh-high slit.

Did you see her Oscar outfit!? If not don’t worry I got you…”She wore Alberta Ferretti gown. The sleek and vampy off-the-shoulder midnight blue velvet gown was a far cry from the romantic and frothy semi sheer Reem Acra concoction she wore to last month's SAG awards  according to Vogue ”

And not only is fashion and style a thing….let’s talk about beauty for a moment…my madam landed a huge endorsement alongside Jussie Smollett with Mac Cosmetics dubbed Mac Viva glam. Something you might not know is that every cent from the selling price of M.A.C VivaGlam lipstick and lipglass has gone toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

P.S

Did you know that Taraji Penda Henson is an American actress and author!? Better known for her role as Cookie Lyon in the TV drama series Empire…Her latest inspirational film Hidden Figures (won a SAG Award for Best Cast) Some of her films include: Think like a man, No good deed, I can do bad all by myself, Ice age, Not easily broken etc.

She also won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for two Emmy Awards in 2015 and 2016.

Time named Taraji one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She released a New York Times bestselling autobiography tilted “Around the way Girl”

And above all she’s a mother of one handsome young man.

She listens to Hip-Hop music before heading out to the red carpet

 

Like I said in the beginning this lady is a whole package…am I the only one who is fascinated that her maiden name is a Swahili one Penda meaning love? Anyway if she happens to be your neighbor or friend pass my bear hugs and lots of love from a sister right here in Nairobi, Kenya!

Don’t change to fit the fashion, change the fashion to fit you {Inescapable Beauty}”

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Cheers to the weekend

                                                                                      XOXOXO

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Lovely Miss Brenda
17Feb

Lovely Miss Brenda

“A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view {Sophia Loren}”

From her bubbly voice to her exquisite smile, such a happy soul…she is a inspiration to many but above all today we get to know a little more about her unique taste in fashion and style….as we chit chat with the beautiful Miss  Emma Brenda…

1) How can you describe your style?

Classy, elegant and a bit sexy

2) Do you look up to anyone in terms of style/fashion, both locally and internationally.

Yes, I do…locally: Grace Msalame, Joy Kendi Internationally: Rasheeda, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian (damn the Kardashian sisters!)

3) One thing you can never buy, never ever buy or own in the name of trends…

Ragged jeans!!! Especially the ones that are ragged from the top it’s a no no no for me…I would rather do rompers or shorts (laughs lightly)

4) What is that one particular item/piece you can never miss in your wardrobe or outfit?

Bodysuits!!! These are life, I can never miss them it does me a lot of justice both with dresses and jeans. All day everyday (I do agree with her…bodysuits are a girl’s new best friend)

5) Random question…So I know you’ve been to a couple of weddings before, Right? Lots of fashion, style and glamour. What is that one particular trend that concurrently repeated itself and caught you like NO NO NO

Lace attires!!! Please no no no lets leave it to the “lady of the hour” no need to outshine the bride (laughs)

6) Any fashion/style secret would you like to share? Any fashion advice…

Do you, do what suits your body right and age…know your body shape and stay true to yourself.(smiles)

 PS

Did you know that Brenda is the most Fashionable and prettiest policewoman in Kenya (I personally strongly agree)

Social handle: Miss Emma  Brenda Wanjiru (Intsagram)

“The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside .That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world”{Alicia Keys}

 

For me every day is a learning day and I hope you’ve learnt a few things…this has been the best interview thank you Brenda and keep slaying!!

 

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CHEERS TO THE WEEKEND!!!

 

Thanks for the read!

                                                                                      XOXOXO

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stylish Martin Kimathi
27Jan

stylish Martin Kimathi

OUR STYLE STAR – The talented and stylish Martin Kimathi

“Clothes don’t make the man, but, they can make the man look great {Anonymous} “ 

 

This quote really connects with my sentiments when it comes to the gents fashion…I mean take a look around ‘our men’ of today are really evolving and you can’t disagree with that. Fashion wise it has grown tremendously….So today I got to have a chit-chat with the ‘Baddest Presenter’ Martin.

  1. How can you describe your style?

 Urban suave (came up with that. Lol)

  1. What inspires your style?

 My work and lifestyle. The weather plays a role as well…

  1. Which is the most valuable accessory/outfit do you own?

A Rolex watch (smiles at his watch)

  1. Ever experienced any wardrobe malfunctions?

Yeah. My line of work demands a lot, especially when it comes to wardrobe. So one day I tried too much and it was a fail (sighs)

  1. If you were given an opportunity to ban or get rid of one fashion trend….which one would it be and why?

Fit head caps. They are outdated right now

  1. What is that particular item/piece you can never miss in your wardrobe or outfit?

Cologne and at least 3 pairs of well-tailored suits which I hardly wear(laughs lightly)

  1. Any fashion/style secret you would like to share….Any fashion advice perhaps?

Don't get swayed in any fashion craze if you're not feeling it. Comfort must be a priority in what you intend to wear. Be authentic!

PS

Did you know that Martin?

Is a Media personality/TV presenter hosting Teen Republik (NTV Kenya) airs every Saturday at 11am

Also you can watch/subscribe to his YouTube channel at Martin Kimathi…and get to know him a little bit better.

Social media Handles: Instagram Martinkimathi_   Facebook/Twitter: MartinMKimathi

 

“Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality {RMRS}”

It is always exciting to learn new things and from different people…and I'm a huge fan of men’s fashion and style will see more of it this year…

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Happy New Year 2017

Cheers to the weekend!!!

                                                                       Thanks for the read

                                                                                XOXOXO

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Our Dazzling Style Star
31Dec

Our Dazzling Style Star

                                        Our Dazzling Style Star Her Excellency Margret Kenyatta

“Style is very personal…It has nothing to do with fashion…. Fashion is over quickly…Style is forever.”{Ralph Lauren}

As I wrap up 2016, I have one more “Style Star” I would like to appreciate. We all love her, she has brought a huge difference in our lives starting by helping out the girl-child get education, our expectant mothers country wide to get free maternal health care (The Beyond Zero Campaign). Her office has been on out and about in trying to make our nation a better place.

Today I feature the one and only, The First Lady of Kenya (Mama Wa Taifa) Her Excellency Mrs. Margret Kenyatta …Her style is incredible, the way she simply adorns her outfits one can never go wrong. I personally admire the way she keeps it simple but elegant. From her casual look to outdoor events…I did a little bit of research (in regards to her outfits) you will see that she knows how to dress her body…very uniquely I must say.

Few of Her attires that caught my eye was one during the Madaraka Day celebration…dazzling in a red dress with black embroider details on it, blending in perfectly with a black and red head gear and a black shawl placed on one hand side with complimentary accessories.

I promise you that her style is so amazing I can’t settle for one outfit cause she rocks all of them, so, well you know it’s very hard to pick one.

As I bid you goodbye for now this has been a good year and wanted to end our last piece this year reflecting on one of the most powerful women in leadership not only praising their works but also something different like their sense of fashion and style…..and for such amazing Style Stories you can only get it here at Kaytietela.com (Remember to subscribe) to our newsletter for daily updates.

All I can say is Her Excellency Margret your sense of Fashion and Style is incredible at this moment no words can explain or describe it. You’re amazing, gorgeous and beautiful I swear my eyes are a bit teary right now and there’s so much joy that warms my heart.

“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades”{ Audrey Hepburn}

Keep SLAYING!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2017!!!

                                                                        THANK YOU FOR THE READ!

                                                                                        xoxoxo

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28Dec

thank you note

This is it....This is me...this is my thank you note!!

 

Today I'm writing to you my loyal readers...As I sip on my glass of red wine let's get to it shall we?

 

I'm going to let you in on my journey so far...It all started when people on social media and on real world applauding my style...little did they know that there was a force in me that wanted to share my tips not only locally but internationally.

 

Friends really encouraged me but I felt that I wasn't ready to take on the challenge at hand. So in the midst of all this something out of the ordinary happened... on my way to work a lady stopped me for a minute and told me how impressed she was by my style and how I had adorned my outfits...this was my final kick to get my passion started.

 

Having fashion blogs widely existing, I had to switch to something different; incorporating personal insights from your favorite celebrities (some that happen to be mutual role models) /street style and fashion bloggers. I wanted a blog that caters for both ladies and gents.

 

As I wrap up my piece, 2016 has been a great year overall and 2017 is going to be greater, so many things I want to share with you my readers and also introduce lots more.

 

A big thank you to the Lord, my Website Manager, Chief Article Editor, and Photographers I have worked with, My Make-up Artist, Outfit designers, people I've interviewed, my friends, family and above all my loyal readers for positive feedback /encouragement.

 

 

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Slay this festive season!!

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Love Kaytietela!

                              XOXOXO

                      Thank you for the read!!!

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DAPPERMAN
09Dec

DAPPERMAN

Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable, style is more about being yourself {Oscar De La Renta}

 

Ooh gents you thought I had forgotten all about you?!.....I got you and this Christmas I'm looking forward to seeing you slay out your outfits…you know, from the official wears to gorge casual looks, I mean it’s the holidays and time to keep them ties at bay!

 

Today I met up with one of the rising male fashion bloggers and this is how our interview went down…..

1) How can you describe your style?

My style is classy and conservative and this is due to my tendency of keeping it simple and shying away of from extremely bold colors.              

 

 

2) What inspires your style?

My inspiration mostly comes from the society; most people take me seriously when I’m all dressed up in a nicely fitting suit.

3) Which is the most valuable accessory/outfit do you own?
That  has to be shoes, I’m a sucker for shoes and I heard that people can tell the type of person a man is by the type of shoes he wears.

 

4) If you were given an opportunity to ban or get rid of one fashion trend…which one would it be and why?
Kitenge suits. Reason being it’s just disrespectful to the suits and can’t stand them, if I’m buried in a kitenge suit I would wake up from the dead and remove it.(sigh)

5) Ever experienced any wardrobe malfunction?

 Yes there was this one time I bought plastic tussle  loafers that gave me blisters, was unable to walk in them so had to wait until it got dark …walked  bare foot because I couldn’t take the pain any more (laughs hysterically)

6) What is that particular item/piece you can never miss in your wardrobe or outfit?

A nice watch (stares at his like…DAMN!)

 

 

7) Any fashion/style secret you would like to share…Any fashion advice perhaps?

 If and only if you have to put on a suit, make sure it’s the right fit that will complement your physique and keep it simple sometimes less is more.

PS

 

Did you know that Kinyanjui Warutumo is a Kenyan male fashion blogger or Fashionscaper as he says it.

 

Check out his latest personal insights and tutorials on his YouTube channel Dapperman Kenya (very educative) and while at it remember to subscribe.

 

Social Handles: Dapperman (Instagram)

 

Hope this piece was helpful…..we celebrate the return of the second edition, the “GentsEditon” men’s fashion is evolving and I would be lying by not to give them credit nor applauding them.

 

Be fearless…Be brave…Be bold…and above all Love yourself…

 

Always remember to keep it Kaytietela.com for all your fashion and style insights….plus you can subscribe to our newsletter.

 

 

SLAY IT THIS FESTIVE SEASON MY DEAR DARLINGS!

 

                                                               Happy Holidays!!!

                                                                   XOXOXO

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