Monday, January 14, 2013

Fashionista of the week : Chez Maureen

1. Describe your style in three words.

 vintage, classic chic and retro
2. What is your favorite pattern in clothes?

  The haberdashery patterns esp the houndstooth because its so vintage and timeless and never goes out of style

3. Which FIVE clothes item would you save from a burning fire?

I get really attached to my closet and everything is valuable to me, but my most favorite would be;
my black christian louboutin pumps
aldo hot pink pumps
my tuxedo houndstooth jacket
 my vintage trench dress
my animal print geek glasses
4. who is your personal fashion icon? 

Jeanie Mai - style is just amazeballs and Solange Knowles-She is fun fashion, funky eclectic, and known for taking fashion risks and looking good while at it


 any vintage store, thrift store and flea markets am game 
6. Who’s the worst dressed person in your opinion?

Grace Jones her clothes are just outrageous,  

8. Which beauty items can’t you live without?

fragrance, lip gloss and a touch of powder


Posh Beckham her clothes are sophisticated classy and elegant 
and you can wear them straight from the runway
10. What’s the worst outfit you’ve ever worn?

Nothing comes to mind, unless someone else doesn't  really get my style

my black Christian Louboutin pumps and A burgundy skirt suit gifted by  my dad from abroad


1.      This is quite a broad topic because fashion rules change overnight and the do’s become don’ts while the don’ts become do’s. But my basics are:
Always dress your body type and shape, you can never go wrong in that
Ladies,There is a fine line between sexy and trashy. Looking sexy involves what to bare and what to keep under wraps. Keep a little mystery and choose one body part and show it off.
Dudes, enough with saggy jeans and showing off your boxers thats just plain tacky
Find your own sense of style and you do not have to copy someone else, what looks good in another may not look good on you.

13. any fashion advice?
Its not what you wear but how you wear it.
Dress for the occasion, the right outfits for the right events
Invest in staple, classic pieces that can be worn countless ways, and remade to different outfits

Model Of The Week ; Nick Mwaniki

NAME: Nick MwanikiHAIR COLOR: BrownEYE COLOR: HazelHEIGHT: 6'1BIRTHDATE: 23.07.1990

BEST BEAUTY SECRET: Be yourself, don't imitate.
EMBARRASSING MOMENT: When i tripped in front of a bunch of girls. I guess i was blinded by their beauty. Lol
What made you first become a model? My mother was Miss Kenya back in the days so somehow fashion has always been a part of me. However, i never took it seriously till the day a friend approached me and asked if i was interested to take part in a show she was organizing. I have never looked back since.
How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot? I was really nervous because i did not know what to expect. I hardly slept the previous night. But the moment i stepped on stage, the crowds cheers made me feel very confident.

What are your guilty pleasures food wise: I love pizza
HOW DO YOU KEEP A FIT AND HEALTHY BODY?I hit the gym at least 3 times a week and avoid greasy foods.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? My style is casual. You would always find me wearing a shirt, fitted jeans and a pair of loafers. It is a simple but sexy look.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CITY IN THE WORLD TO VISIT AND WHY? WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRAVEL TO NEXT? This has got to be Athens in Greece because of it's rich history. Next i would like to travel to Brazil, it has always been my dream destination.
WHAT MOTIVATES OR INSPIRES YOU TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS? WHAT ARE SOME OF THOSE GOALS? I am a hard worker with a strong desire for success. My goal is to be successful in life in whatever i do. Nothing comes easy but i believe you can achieve just about anything as long as you put your mind into it.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND AND COULD ONLY HAVE ONE BEAUTY PRODUCT AND ONE FASHION ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD THEY BE AND WHY? That would be my cologne and a pair of sunglasses. My cologne because i like to smell fresh and my sunglasses because they make me look cool.
WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY? Spending time with the people i love and care about.
If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be? Do what you love and let nobody stand in your way.

which well known designers have you worked with and which fashion shows hav u taken part in??
I have worked with a number of local and international designers such as John Kaveke (Kenya), Kiko Romeo (Kenya), Zekaryas Solomon (UK), Mafi (Ethiopia), among others. I have taken part in the Hub of Africa Fashion Week 2012 which was held in Ethiopia, Swahili Fashion Week 2012 in Nairobi, Festival for African Fashion and Arts (FAFA), among many others.