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CARDAMOM TEA
15Nov

CARDAMOM TEA

 

 

 

 

 

“Tea time is a chance to slow down…pull back and appreciate our surroundings we shall today I introduce a new chapter of this blog where we shall be discussing all things lifestyle.We kick it off by talking about tea courtesy of Kericho Gold Tea.

Kericho Gold is a premium tea brand in Kenya. Some of the tea products include tea, fruit and herb infusions. I will be sharing a few tea(s) from their collection. Cardamom tea is one of my favorites especially because of the benefits it entails.
Cardamom was originated in India but It’s now available everywhere.
-Used in both sweet and savory recipes.
-Medicinal properties and used in traditional medicine.
-Antioxidant and diuretic properties may lower B.P
-May contain cancer fighting compounds.
I love the taste and smell of this tea…I would take it literary any time just to quench my thirst for tea (I’m a tea-lover).The thing I like most about Kericho Gold tea is that it’s easy to prepare all you need is hot water. No need to add sugar which is absolutely good health wise.

FUN FACT:
“Well I thought you should know”
* These seeds release their bioactive ingredients into the water, which gives this infusion a high therapeutic value.* and is effective against flu.
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Writer/model: wanja marema (Instagram)
Photography: Rose Brian (Instagram)
Tea: Kericho Gold (Instagram)
On location: The pelikan village (Instagram)
“There is nothing quite like a freshly brewed pot of tea to get you going in the morning”
Cheers to the weekend!!!
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XOXOXO

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29Jun

OFFICE GROOVE -SUITED

OFFICE GROOVE -SUITED

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

Bringing back the vibe suits with its look good especially when paired up perfectly with the perfect fitting.

I currently love everything black with this outfit. Suit is custom made the sleeveless top and you can easily switch it up with another color top.

Long coat with split sleeves makes you feel like a super hero by-the-way. Still looking stylish, fitted straight pants.

Shoes yes the sharp pointed heels are still in style so went with some cranberry colored heels.

Accessories minimal gold earrings and antic gold medallion chain. This outfit can be rocked as an office wear and at happy hour with the girls (my take).

Outfit details:

Shoes: Socially Accessorized (Instagram)

Suit: Custom made

Photography: Eccentric Creative (Instagram)

Model: Wanja Marema (Instagram)

 

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“Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will. {Anne Klein}”

Cheers to the weekend!!!

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10May

Little black dress

Little black dress

“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it- Edith Head”

The sound of crispy dried leaves gives me the feels…Nairobi is such a beautiful city. On location for today’s shoot is at the Arboretum gardens the heart of Nairobi. Being in front of the camera always feels super great at times the Tyra Banks in me just takes over you know (laughs)

This is a must have in your closet. So I recently got myself a cute LBD and paired with some nude heels. The good thing about this dress is the fact it’s quit free and comfortable like more of a free dress with no stress to it. Very sophisticated and can be worn at any particular function and still stand out.

As I’ve said repeatedly comfort is everything and if not feel great on you or spark joy then leaves it. Minimal accessories to kill this look. Also tried to pair it with some bata ngomas (rubber shoes) which is shown on the picture below, though for me the heels look gorge.

You can rock this outfit at a wedding, red carpet, night out with the ladies, cocktail parties and many more.

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak”

Outfit details;

Dress: LC Waikiki two rivers mall

Shoes: -Backyard (heels)

           -Rubbers Bata Kenya

Photography: Glauben Photography

 

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10Nov

THE 6TH JW FASHION SHOW REVIEW 2017

THE AFRICAN CHIC LADY

“Always keep your eyes open…Keep watching…Because whatever you see can inspire you {Grace Coddington}”

Finally the day is here for the long awaited fashion event. It’s the 6th annual JW fashion show that was  held on the 4th of Nov 2017 at TRM’s convection center. The event’s theme dubbed “Connecting Africa and the world through fabric and design”. Been the first time to attend this event here is my TAKE. Setting of the room was off the hook. The audience was quite hyped, sponsors/entrepreneurs show casing some of their products. But let’s get down to what actually brought me here in the first place. The runway, contestants participating in this year’s fashion show.

Kenya’s got real talent! I loved what I saw on the runway some of the designers had outdone themselves. The audience had a lot to choose from back in the day with some of the designs. Like velvet…when was the last time you saw this fabric I mean too gorge! The judge’s panel was also doing great on their part.

Apart from the runway designs…ladies and gentlemen (in the audience) came to SLAY!!!Well yes since we had a mini-show casing of our own lol.

Personally not all of the designs caught my eye…I would like to purchase something off the runway that I can actually rock.  So if some of the upcoming designers would consider that it will be better off. Basically something wearable!

At the end of the night we had to have a winner right?  The lady that won, congratulations on a job well done. Point to note…next time when announcing the winner…let’s make it a bit “dramatic” like the suspension, drum rolls, the anxiety…get the drift? Not just the normal announcing yeah? okay thank you!

Overall the event was a success I liked it and I'm looking forward to hopefully attending the next one.

On a scale of 1 to 10 I will give the show a 7!

#Madeinkenyabykenyans

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Cheers to the weekend!!

 

 

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gorgeous Joyce
20Oct

gorgeous Joyce

“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 jams and above all…..her style is outstanding, well we all love her...Today we have a chit chat with the talented Joyce Omondi Waihiga

1) How can you describe your style?

Classy, elegant, chic yet effortless.

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

I love shopping online because I really don’t enjoy rummaging through racks of clothing. I just end up bored and worked up. The challenge with online shopping though is that it can sometimes be a hit or miss, especially when it comes to ensuring a good fit. If the store you’re looking at has a good return policy then it’s ok, otherwise you’ll then have to find a good tailor to take it in for you if it’s too big, or you’ll have to donate it if it’s too small.(smiles)

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

Ever since I was a child, my mother always emphasized the importance of representing God, myself and my family well. She would always say, “You never know where you’ll be or who you have to meet. Always be prepared.” It’s a lesson that has always rang true in my life, including in how I dress. So as much as I want to look stunning, I also make sure that I am the best version of myself. How I carry and represent myself will determine how others treat and perceive me. If you respect, honor and value yourself, sooner or later others will have no choice but to do the same. In the same way, if you dress and portray yourself as a sexual object, people may sadly diminish your worth to just that, and treat you as such.

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

Jeans and/or trousers. I find it difficult to find ones that fit my body type well. So when I do find them, I almost always pick up a couple in different colors.(smiles lightly)

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

I generally don’t participate in any trends because I want to stand out on my own rather than look like everyone else. Also, not every trend will suit my body, personality or character. My style is not about particular fashion items or pieces but rather about how I carry and represent myself. So I never really worry about whether what I’m wearing is in or out of season. What’s most important to me is being comfortable, wearing what flatters my body, and representing myself, my husband, my family and those who look up to me well. I think being classy is about being graceful, secure and timeless, and unfailingly following trends just seems to be the exact opposite.

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

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Jessica Pearson from the series Suits J; Toke Makinwa from Nigeria

7) What are you grateful for?

Purpose and God’s grace to pursue it

P.S

Did you know Joyce is a Kenyan gospel artist…listen to her new single Lihimdi Jina Lake (such an amazing track) and check it out on her youtube channel.

Social handles:

Instagram : @joyceomondi

I like having talks with different people and this way I get to learn new and amazing tips that I hold dear by the way…and yes I’ve learned a few today…question is have you!?

Article compiled by Wanja Marema (follow me on Instagram & lets connect)

 

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

Till next time…keep it kaytietela.com

CHEERS TO THE WEEKEND!!!

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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.

                                                                 THANK YOU FOR THE READ

                                                                                    XOXOXO

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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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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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