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VANESSA MDEE
02Dec

VANESSA MDEE

Fashion is very important…it is life-enhancing and like everything that gives pleasure….it is worth doing well {Vivienne Westwood}

 

From her bubbly voice…amazing music and above all, her style stands out like a red flower in the middle of a barren field. what's not to love about her? This week we have a chit chat with the talented Vanessa Mdee who hails from the beautiful land of Tanzania….

1) How can you describe your style?

 Eclectic, Afro Chic.

2) what inspires your style?

My mood mostly if not the occasion.

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

Brenda Fassie and Gwen Stefani have been a great inspiration lately. (Smiles)

4) One thing that you can never ever buy or own in the name of fashion trends

Anything acid wash, I just can’t do it.

5) Ever been in impulse buying situation and afterwards the item purchased you’ve never used it. If yes…then what was it?

So many times from bags to shoes to dresses the list is endless.

6) Do you happen to have that outfit that you can ever be caught in mostly wearing in public?

 Never Say Never, you know!

7) Imagine you were given a free 5 minute shopping spree in one of the most prestigious boutique stores, the likes of Givenchy, H& M, Yves Saint Laurent, Armani, Macy’s etc what would you grab and why?

I'm a big brand influenced shopper. I would however be spoilt for choice so I would grab accessories; Shoes, Bags etc. (laughs)

8 ) Any fashion /style secret would you like to share…Any fashion advice perhaps….

Be comfortable, Dress the part, Life is too short for you to wear boring clothes. I've shopped all my life and still have nothing to wear, so go BIG!

PS

 

Did you know that Vanessa Mdee is an artist…plus watch her latest music Niroge

She also performed on Coke Studio Africa catch her performance this Sunday on CitizenTv Kenya at 8pm (EAT)

 

Social Handles: Vanessa Mdee (Instagram)

                                                                            

Have you heard that folks…hope you have learnt a few things from her….

Fashion can be bought, style one must possess {Edna Wolman}

Remember to slay this festive season.

 

Till next time…keep it kaytietela.com

                                                       Vee-money if you nasty!

 

 

                                                         HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

                                                                 XOXOXO

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Miss Amita
25Nov

Miss Amita

                                                      

The lovely Miss Amita

Fashion and style is a diverse language we all speak one way or the other…it can be verbally or at a glance…just like Rachel Zoe says “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak”

As you might know by now, my love  for fashion and style is derived by my passion and I'm  all about learning and borrowing a few tips from various individuals around the globe…Today we cross over to a Country in the Caribbean, Jamaica, as we speak to the beautiful Miss Amita….

 

1) How can you describe your style?

My style is eclectic, tends to boil down to my mood.

2) What inspires your style?

I think as I mature as a woman, inspiration changes

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

I wouldn’t say I look up to anyone fashion wise, I love simplicity though. So anyone with a classic played down style would appeal to me.

4) Ever been in impulse buying situation and afterwards the item purchased you’ve never used it. If yes…then what was it?

If I buy it, I will wear it at least once. (Smiles lightly)

5) Do you happen to have that outfit that you can ever be caught in mostly wearing in public?

I have an oversized old grungy flannel shirt that I stole from my dad, I wear that ALL THE TIME mostly on my down time.

6) Imagine you were given a free 5 minute shopping spree in one of the most prestigious boutique stores the likes of Givenchy, H& M, Yves Saint Laurent, Armani, Macy’s etc what would you grab and why?

If I were to grab pieces in general, I would choose brighter more jewel toned pieces, silhouettes that cater to a more shapely woman. (Smiles, laughs)

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

I would say wear what you like…if it doesn’t give you confidence, then maybe it isn’t the outfit for you.

PS:

Did you know that Amita is a tv personality .

 

Social handles: Instagram: A.m.i.t.a and at Twitter: AmitaWebb

Have you learnt some new details!?....in my case I have and so far my style is also going to evolve too…

Always keep your eyes open, keep watching because whatever you see can inspire you {Grace Coddington}

 

Keep it kaytietela.com and remember to subscribe till next time folks....CHEERS TO THE WEEKEND!!!

 

With love XOXOXO

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Miss Lerato
18Nov

Miss Lerato

Today we cross countries to talk to this young and vibrant lady…full of life, a warm heart and talking to her is a delight….

“In a world full of trends…..I want to remain a classic {man} …..Am reminded of this quote as I chit chat with the lovely Miss Lerato Pheladi Thusi who hails from the beautiful land of South Africa…..

1)  How can you describe your style? My style is both lady like and playful, feminine as it is I also enjoy being sporty. My style is also very laid back and comfortable.

2)  What inspires your style? My style can be a bit more of street style and is usually inspired by  everything that surrounds me. What I wear is mostly inspired by personal style , fashion trends and of cause what I find myself most comfortable in.

3 )  Do you look up to anyone in terms of style/fashion ,both locally and internationally? I wouldn't specify as to who exactly I look up to in terms of style/fashion , I just simply look up to all those trend setters who are not afraid or hesitant to think outside the box when it comes to fashion . I look up to different women both locally and internationally who puts effort in looking great in what they wear.

4) One thing that you can never ever buy or own in the name of fashion trends Wedge heels

5) Ever been in impulse buying situation and afterwards the item purchased you’ve never used it. If yes…then what was it? All the time, this is one of my bad habits actually! I have a thing for buying items I never wear. I once bought a T-shirt dress, only to find out that I might just be a bit too small or short for those , I looked like I stole my dad’s T-shirt ( laughs ) I gave it away instead .

6) Do you happen to have that outfit that you can ever be caught in mostly wearing in public? Everyone knows how much of a jumpsuit person I am, I love being free and comfortable and this is that one outfit that allows me to be both (smiles lightly)

7) Imagine you were given a free 5 minute shopping spree in one of the most prestigious boutique stores the likes of Givenchy, H& M, Yves Saint Laurent, Armani, Macy’s etc what would you grab and why? I would probably grab more shoes than anything else because like Russell Westbrook says “shoes make an outfit. You can throw on a crazy shirt and crazy pants but you add those shoes, done! And like I always say “I make shoe contact before eye contact” (I totally agree)

8 ) Any fashion /style secret would you like to share…. Any fashion advice perhaps…. My fashion advice is pretty simple, having style is much better than constantly waiting for new trends to come up because trends are seasonal but style remains uniquely yours “ fashion changes, style endures” Coco Chanel

Fashion secret: care a little less about what people think and watch how creative your wardrobe becomes

Have you heard that folks…don’t mind what people think about you do what you do best besides…fashion and style looks better when you feel good on the inside…don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle….

Do not be into trends…..don’t make fashion own you…but you decide what you are” { Gianni Versace}

PS

Did you know that Miss Lerato?

Is a business lady and the Brand Ambassador of Hairvarleysa

Social Media: Lerato Pheladi Thusi (Intsagram)

 Learned something new in Xhosa (one of South Africa’s language) Enkosi means Thank you!!!

 

Cheers to the weekend!!!

 

                                                                     Thank you for the read

                                                                                 XOXOXO

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28Oct

AFRICAN PRINTS LOVE

ANKARA/AFRICAN PRINTS LOVE

Simplicity is the key note of all true elegance {Coco Chanel} …..This is what I look for in terms of buying new clothes and shoes at the end of the day it’s the ultimate satisfaction… right!?

The beautiful scenery…crunchy sounds of dry leaves…warm rays of the famous Mr. Sun and the cool breeze that brushes gently through my let loose hair……. Arboretum is our location today Kenya my motherland very impressing sites……

My outfit for the day is totally custom made by the lovely and talented Dedee Kal Fashions. White pants and peplum top with a touch of Ankara fabric paired it with some Laguna half-boots.

Ankara/African prints is slowly growing on me wasn’t a fan but with time my perception has changed. Well tailor made outfits does you more justice than you can imagine…this particular one can be rocked to outdoor lunch/dinner dates and both formal/informal events etc.

Model: Wanja Marema

Outfit details: Moryn Kal

Shoes: Kaytietela Fashions

Hair and Make Up: Joan Wayua

Photography: Linesphotography_Ke

 ****You can get in touch with them via their social handles as provided (Instagram)

PS

If you’re  planning to get yourself some Ankara outfits work with colors that blend perfectly with your skin tone to avoid clashing or having way too much going on.

My favorite tip,                                                                                                                               

Remember to always wear a statement piece or just a more fun item to your look.

Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas…but what makes it new is the way you put it together……

Love Ankara let’s appreciate our heritage

Have yourself a lovely weekend…..now won’t you….

Cheers to the weekend

                                                              Thanks for the read

                                                                                 XOXOXO

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Anita Nderu
07Oct

Anita Nderu

What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language “{Miuccia Prada} From her bubbly voice to her exquisite smile….plus she is a multitalented lady and 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 Anita Nderu….

1) What inspires your style? I like to stand out of the crowd and I like being dressed in outfits that boost my confidence because I am shy by nature.

2) How can you describe style? Versatile, dramatic at times colorful

3) What is that one particular item/piece you can never miss in your wardrobe or outfit? Cute shoes (smiles lightly)

4) Ever experienced a wardrobe malfunction? If yes then what was it? Yes like a million times! The worst was my dresses zipper split irreparably before I went on stage to Emcee an award show, we had to send for needle and thread cause there was no tailor open and had to have the dress sewn on me to stay put by my makeup artist.

5) Ever been in an impulse buying situation, and afterwards the item purchased you’ve never really used it? Yes whenever there is a sale I come across I tend to pick a whole bunch of things most of which end up not fitting me (sighs)

6) One thing that you can never ever buy or own in terms of fashion trends….Anything too tacky

7) If you were given an opportunity to ban or get rid of one fashion trend….which one would it be and why? Those T-shirts guys wear that go past their knees. If they wanted to be in dress like outfits they should just wear dresses (laughs hysterically)

8) Any fashion /style secret would you like to share…..fashion advice perhaps…..Shop Online! You get cute unique stuff on sale all the time! (Smilingly)

PS

Did you know that Anita!?

Is a TV presenter/News anchor at Capital FM, Emcee, voice artist and Fashion enthusiast

She was among the judge panelist at the finals of Miss India worldwide Kenya 2016

Motivational speaker: Mentored over 80 schools in Kenya

Was nominated in the female business icon category at Pillars of Africa

Loves traveling hence a travel blogger

And head baker at Confectionery Factory which she owns

Social handles: Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat Anita Nderu (respectively)

“What is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it” {Yves Saint Laurent}

 

It is always exciting to learn new things and borrow a few life hacks from different people in different perspectives……I know I did my question is did you!?

 

    Cheers to the weekend!!!!

 

                                                              Thanks for the read

 

                                                                  XOXOXO 

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Our Style Star Miss Njeri Kageni
23Sep

Our Style Star Miss Njeri Kageni

Why change? Everyone has their own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it (Audrey Hepburn)

 I got the chance to talk matters on fashion and style plus I learnt a few things from her…today we cross counties to speak to the lovely Miss Njeri Kageni who hails from the beautiful sites of Nakuru County……

  1. How can you describe your style?

I consider myself to be more like a style chameleon, with many different sides but sharing same essence unique, personal, constantly evolving and feminine with an edge

  1. What inspires your style?

How I wake up feeling that particular day. Remember there are really no rules that you need to adhere to when it comes to fashion  just make it your own, make it unique, tell a story and own it. That’s the true essence of a fashion lover.

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

My watch… Not that’s its expensive but because it was a gift from a special person ….my lovely Mum (smiles at her watch)

  1. Ever experienced any wardrobe malfunction?

Not really

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

Definitely it’s SAGGING! {Laughs} I am a strong proponent of practical fashion and don’t get me wrong, I don’t take comfort over looks. I expect both as I look at fashion as practical art and it has to serve well both visually and functionally.

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

Lipstick

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

My style secrets add layers to your outfit...

Advice: create your own style instead of copying other people and importantly wearing clothes that fit.

PS

Did you know that Miss Njeri:

 Is currently pursuing a journalism degree at the MKU plus she loves travelling, reading and is also involved in volunteer work.

Oooh and she has been nominated for the Vybe City Awards don’t forget to cast your vote link details on (vybe city awards) Miss Nakuru Vybe City Awards

Social Handles: Njeri Kageni (Instagram)

 

    Thanks for the read

                                                                       XOXOXO

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Style is eternal
16Sep

Style is eternal

 From his sense of style….to his music career….you can never mistake one that knows his true identity and is not afraid to show it.

Men with style are great because… they have a sense of self {quote- Lexa Doig} am reminded of this statement as I chit chat on fashion matters with Kagwe Mungai….

How can you describe your style?

My style is eternal a little bit interested in fashion it fades

What inspires your style?

I’m inspired by various different things. From our Kenyan heritage to my experiences with foreign culture .They’ve all contributed to the person that I have become.

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

My smile. Happiness looks gorgeous on anybody

 Ever experienced any wardrobe malfunction?

Wardrobe malfunctions?? What are thoooose?? Lol (laughs hysterically)

If you were given an opportunity to ban or get rid of one fashion trend…which one would it be and why? I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. Those tu-suits without sleeves that politicians wear should be a punishable offense. Also not understanding your body type and dressing according to a magazine and not your individuality is a big No-No

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

It’s always changing. It used to be scarf’s but right now its fresh kicks. I believe you can tell the character/mindset of a man by the shoes he wears. Even H_art the band know ku-uliza kiatu. (Laughs)

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

Seek to understand yourself. Once you do your style statements become extensions of your personality. And when you dress for your personality you’re ahead of the pack.

PS

Did you know that?

Kagwe is a Kenyan artist and also a record producer.

You can download his jams on mdundo.com plus watch his latest video Doctor

Social handles: Instagram Kagwe Mungai…..twitter @kagwemungai

                 Thanks for the read

                                                            XOXOXO

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13Sep

THE MULLET ATTIRE

DESIGN FOR FIT LOVED FOR SYLE – THE MULLET ATTIRE

Create your own style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others - Anna Wintour

 

On location the beautiful sceneries, leafy green grounds and breathe taking atmosphere…would be our site for today….

 

I simply like dressing up and with this particular outfit had to outdo myself and achieve that final “wow“look. The thing about mullet skirts is that they can be rocked at any event like the red carpet, weddings or even the not-so formal affair.

 

Black sheer top to pair it with the arctic color (shade of blue) of the skirt, and some gorgeous oxblood strappy heels. Have your make up done so lightly to avoid overshadowing your outfit and should blend in perfectly. And to top it off I settled with a pair of golden accessories.

Model: Wanja Marema

Shoes: Kaytietela Fashions

Hair and Make-Up: Joan Wayua

Photography:  Linesphotography_ke

Outfit details: custom made by Ivee_Skirts

***You can get in touch with them via their social handles as provided {Instagram}

PS

Remember to always wear a statement piece or just a more fun item to your look.

                       Thanks for the read

                                                XOXOXO

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THE EVOLVING MAN
08Sep

THE EVOLVING MAN

Fashion is about something that comes from within you…this quote comes to mind when I have an one on one with the fashion guru Bashka the model….

How can you describe your style?

I will start by defining my style in three ways individual, slick and a blend of elegance. I may have clothes that are the same as other people, but I make them totally my own by been creative and make them look best on me. Slick: I always look my very best and that comes naturally (giggles)

A Blend of elegance: Am a mix of timeless style and cutting edge fashion, I mostly dress in suits which defines the elegant in me

Knowledgeable compared to most mindless snobs that happen to surround me, I wear designer clothes because I appreciate the integrity rather than just wearing it cause of its logo

What inspires your style?

My style is inspired by my surrounding and my day to day activities. I am also inspired by the rate at which fashion is growing, so we grow with it

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

Internationally I look up to Calvin Klein, Ralph Rucci and Christian Dior....Locally I look up to myself

Ever been in an impulse buying situation, you’ve never used it .If yes then what was it?

Not really at all

You can’t leave the house without?

I can’t leave the house without my watch and belt….It feels naked without them (laughs)

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

Fashion advice for men is wear something that fits your body……when wearing a suit try to wear a fitting one and if possible make it detailed

One thing that you can never ever buy or own in the name of fashion trends

Baggy jeans, any ragged top or trouser

PS

Did you know that? Bashka is the C.E.O at Radic Agency, an award winning model, models choreographer, events host, a judge in modeling events and a fashion guru.

Social handles Instagram: Bashkathemodel

Men’s fashion is really evolving as days go by and it’s important to recognize their efforts…..I mean would you not appreciate a man in a well tailored suit!?

            Thanks for the read!!

                                                                           XOXO

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02Sep

Gorgeous Avril

The joy of dressing is an art…..Her warm smile, bubbly voice and contagious laughter completes her fully. Today we talk matters on fashion and style with the gorgeous Avril .

How can you describe your style?

Young yet elegant

What inspires your style?

Comfort and what makes me feel good about myself

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

Locally I look up to Huddah and Internationally a blend between Beyonce and Rihanna

Ever been in an impulse buying situation, and afterwards the item purchased you’ve never used it? If yes then what was it?

 YES!! It has ,I think it happens to every woman .I have a pair of white shoes that I was so excited to buy but I can hardly ever walk in them .They hurt me so bad when I have them on for long (I totally agree with you on this one)

You can’t leave the house without?

I can’t leave my house without my phone

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

Simplicity is always the way to go. A flattering neckpiece couple with a simple look makes everything else pop on the entire look

One thing that you can never ever buy or own in the name of fashion trends

Outfits made of shiny rain coat nylon material (laughs hysterically)

PS

Did you know that?

Avril is a Kenyan actress and artist. She likes singing, writing and recording music you can get her jams on mzikii plus watch her latest song Wewe ft Susumila

Social handles Instagram: Avril Kenya

             Thanks for the read

                                              XOXO

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