My culture is my identity and personality. It gives me spiritual, intellectual and emotional distinction from others and I am proud of it#M.F Moonzajer
Happy Mondays fellow fashion style moguls? I believe that some of my readers know that I am from Kenya but those who don’t then there it is!! Kenya being an African country has it’s own culture and beliefs. Last week, a lady by the name Wanayran alvarez angerer (is a mystic, artisan, world traveler, mother, international woman’s rights advocate, and talented singer) asked my photographer to showcase the Kenyan culture through an exhibition that she was holding in Kenya at the Safaricom Micheal Joseph Center.
My photographer asked me to put on my stylist white hat and come up with something other than the maasai wear which is commonly mistaken to be the Kenyan culture traditional outfit. I thought and googled but nothing came up because people ditched their traditional wear in the 19th/20th century and we are now in the 21st century.
After many sleepless nights I decided to channel in my grandmother and how she used to dress and it was very easy to do that because everything was at my fingertips. The fact that my grandparents raised me all my life till I was 18 years made me come up with these and more amazing Kenyan cultural outfits that I will showcase in the course of the week.
On this post I showcase a classic Kenyan traditional Kikuyu woman doing house hold chores which are peeling potatoes, cooking, winnowing and drinking using a gourd. Kikuyu is one of the many tribes in Kenya and since that is my tribe it was easy to showcase it; charity begins at home. The only thing I added was makeup, my grandmother never wore makeup her entire life and she is still a beauty! I can’t wait to tell you if the event was a success or not on the next post!
Stay fashionable, stay stylish and be a fashion style mogul.
Photo credits- Ngash Sage Photography
Makeup-Make by Rose(Sophie)