Feathered Black Garb

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One of the colors that you can never go wrong with is black. Ever heard of the saying when in doubt wear black? Coming to think about it, it’s actually true on most  cases in my life. I turn to wearing black when I don’t feel like dressing up, when I’m chilling indoors or when out running some errands. However, there are those days that I purposely plan to wear black and I haven’t had any regrets to date. In my opinion, it’s good to have a couple of black pieces- dresses, skirts, blouses, suits- they always come in handy. I saw the feathers on this simple skirt and top and fell in love instantly. Another thing that I love about them is that they can be worn separately. I paired the all black look with black feather earrings and black heels. Let me know what you think!

Top and Skirt-Nicole by Nicole Miller; Earrings- old; Ring from H&M; Photography by Joash- NxT LvL Imagery; Make up by Bubbles- Lankara Brides, Nairobi.

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LA Love

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There are some places on this earth that a  majority of the people have them on their dream vacation spots such as Jamaica, Australia,  Maldives and Dubai or a little closer to home New York City and Los Angeles. I knew I wanted to visit LA  and in my head (Insert Wendy William’s voice) I knew that I would fall in love with the place immediately. Well, I was right! I got to visit LA for a weekend last month for a charity and beauty pageant event. After the event was over, the girls and I decided to tour LA- Hollywood walk of fame, Hollywood sign, Rodeo drive and Beverly Hills. The tour bus came in handy as we got to experience all that in about 3 hours.

This particular trip was very relaxing for me because I wasn’t a contestant so I had a lot of free time to tour around before the event started. One of the girls and I took a stroll in Culver City to a shopping complex for a little girls’ time. In the evening, the event started with an incredible performance by a band that was very entertaining. I loved the fact that all the contestants were awarded with certificates as each had fund raised for their charities of choice. Collectively, they will aid in keeping more students in school in Kenya by paying for their education, providing clean and safe drinking water in Nakuru, Kenya, creating more awareness of Sickle Cell disease, Autism and importance of exercise among others. It was a successful and empowering night and I wish all the winners the very best.

LA is such a beautiful city and there’s so much to see. One thing that I loved and found different in comparison to NYC is the space…omg! especially on Rodeo Drive which is like 5th Ave in NYC with lots of shopping spots and designer shops. Some areas had a “Mombasa” vibe to it and the mansions in Beverly Hills were breathtaking. At one point, my friends and I were silent just taking it all in 🙂 We hit the jacuzzi for a bit after we got back to the hotel and packed for our departure the next morning. I guess we must have all fallen in love with LA as the four of us missed our flights home, so we had breakfast at the airport and it was soon time to say our second goodbye to LA. I can’t wait to be back again, LA. 

Dress by Achie Otigo, photos taken using Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

>Favor,

~Angie~

Heading out for the pageant…

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With 2 of the contestants, Marie and Marsha representing the East Coast (New York and New Jersey)2016-05-11_19.44.05

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Seeing my namesakes’ stars…Angie and Angela 😉 and who doesn’t like Meryl, she’s a genius at her craft!2016-05-11_20.09.07Screenshot_2016-05-11-19-29-49

Tourists…

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The breeze on Rodeo drive…we managed to catch a glimpse of the place Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman went shopping. What a classic!Screenshot_2016-05-11-19-19-19Screenshot_2016-05-11-19-55-05Screenshot_2016-05-11-19-19-35

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Happy 1st Blog Birthday!

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I can’t believe that this blog is already 1 year old!!! It’s been quite a journey filled with hope, dreams and challenges and I wouldn’t trade anything for this roller coaster. I desired to start blogging in 2011 but I didn’t start because I was juggling many things, or so I convinced myself. I believe that God’s timing is the best so I am glad that I finally started at such a time. Thank you so much to each and everyone of you for supporting me and pushing me in this journey. When you keep logging on to check on the new or previous posts, you motivate me to keep doing what I do. I am very hopeful and I am looking forward to see what this year brings. Don’t sit on your talents and hobbies, take the first step and don’t look back. You are bound to face some challenges along the way but they will definitely mold you into the person you are bound to become.

I thought that this fun and playful dress would be a perfect fit for this occasion. There’s just something about fringes! I paired this dress with my favorite black heels and brought a little gold magic into play. Let’s celebrate! 🙂

Dress from H&M; Shoes from Just Fab.com; Photography by Joash- NxT LvL Imagery, MUA Bubbles-Lankara Brides.

>Favor,

Angie.

With these wings, let’s fly! This dress is giving me life 😉

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Some arm candy…

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I’m loving this view; my gaze fixed on Him! So excited about the future 🙂

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2016 Valentine’s Edition

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I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s weekend with your loved ones, family and friends. When we think of Valentine’s Day, the color of love-Red- pops into our minds instantly. Occasionally, on this day I try to stay away from that color but this year, I delved right in. I got an invite to attend an event in Dallas, Texas- Valentine’s dinner- where young adults shared a dinner together, had amazing young couples share and danced the night away. It was such an awesome experience and I left with lots of new friends. Dallas weather was also to die for as it was in the 60’s and 70’s while in New York, it was in the negative degrees with snow and freezing rain.

The set up at the venue was lovely with lots of pink, white and some red. The decorations on the tables were such a sight to behold…the candle lights in clear bowl- vases surrounded with small clear crystals and all covered with pink sheer coverings, red heart shaped chocolates all over the tables and red roses for the ladies. The playlist was on point too making the entire evening quite a memorable night.

I first did a shoot with Joash of NxT LvL Imagery in Nairobi 3 weeks ago and had a mini one with Mosey Photography while in Dallas, TX. Let me Know what you think!

Dress and Coat- H&M, Shoes- JustFab,  Makeup- Lankara  Brides, Photography- NxT LvL Imagery and Mosey Photography.

Love and Favor,

Angie.

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I love you! Tell one challenge!

2016-02-09_02.22.52 It is Valentine’s Day week!!! I know some people have been waiting for this day while others see it as another regular day. No matter where you lie on both ends of the spectrum, I’m sure you appreciate the day’s festivities even from a far.

In most cases, we zero in this day to ourselves, our life partners, friends and family. We occasionally say, we want to change lives right? How about we take some little time this Valentine’s week from focusing on ourselves and tell a few people-family and friends- that we care and love them. I don’t mean the people you constantly let them know, I’m talking about the ones you have never or it’s been years.

In this day and age there are people who have never been told those 3 words, “I love you.” Culture could be a huge player in that. If you are like me, growing up in Africa, most people did not tell each other that but their actions let us know that they cared and indeed loved us. It is amazing how powerful those words are as they could brighten our days, take away some pain and even raise self esteem and self image. The Bible even states…And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love (1st Cor 13:13). We have a golden opportunity to do this while we still can.

LET US TELL ONE#EACH DAY#THIS WEEK#I LOVE YOU

Love and Favor,

Angie.

Learning Lessons

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Hello! Hiya! It’s been a while, i guess life just happens, sometimes…you make plans and life has a way of putting its twists to it. I didn’t want the year to end without trying some more new things. Well, one happened to be a disaster. My friend and I decided to go skating for the first time. I don’t know why my mind tricked me into believing that skating would be much easier than ice skating, being that I can hardly leave the edge of the rink 😦 To make the story short, I got stuck for like 5 minutes when I didn’t have anything to hold on and with a goal of not falling, that seemed like eternity. Next year, I need to learn.

A few days after my birthday, another friend and I decided to go to a shooting range and try it out. We had a good instructor, and I bet all of us won’t forget the experience. My friend and I aren’t keen on video games and all, so the instructor asked us if we knew the game, “Call of duty.” When we both said no, he could not hide his surprised look and yelled, “BRUH! ” I think to him it was like someone not knowing the current president’s name :/ It would have also made his explanations much practical but we’ll never really know…lol. All in all we had a great time and we didn’t forget to snap away 🙂

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The. Year. Of. The. Bodycon.

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The Bodycon dress, short for Body Conscious, was being worn in the 1980’s, became more popular in the 1990’s and is back this year with a bang. Initially it was worn more when going out but today it makes a perfect look for the workplace and festivities depending on its length. I have to admit that they can be tricky to pull off especially when you are not a size 0 or 2. One of my tricks is don’t get one which is too tight, uncomfy or cuts your body into portions. Get the next size up as long as it snugs a little, if not try another designer because the fits can be different. The fabric should also be a determinant in your purchase, a thicker fabric being the better option. Bandage dresses are made of a mix of Rayon, Nylon, Spandex which is a very high quality while most bodycon dresses are made of Polyester and Spandex.

I donned one which is colorful and great for spring, summer or fall festivities and is made from Polyester and Spandex. I accessorized it with gold and pearl jewelry, Nine West nude pumps and a nude waterfall coat from H & M. Photography by Joash- NxT LvL Imagery. Let me know what you think!

>Favor,

Angie.

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