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Tied Up : The A-Kay Way

One trend from women’s wear that has finally reached the men’s niche is to tie a shirt, sweater  or jacket around the waist/hips. The chic detail is in line with the street-style trend and gives a casual and semi-informal look (to maybe an otherwise ...

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The Perks of Studio Photography

I have never bothered with studio photography. In my mind, it’s nice to shoot outdoors with natural light and with different backgrounds.  At first I was really hesitant and shy to be photographed. Good thing my A-Kay family was around to give me directions and motivation. It ...

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Beyond Culture

Limited by societal norms and religious restrictions, the Somali community (especially women) has turned into ‘dabster’ improvisers. I mean, you have got to make do with what you have.Ironically these aforementioned limitations have sparked not only crazy genius creativity but emergence of an era in which this community has ...

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Vaa Ki Africa : Stella Mwangi (STL)

Kenyan- Norwegian singer, songwriter and rapper has taken her passion a notch higher.Vaa Ki Africa (VAKI) “dress like an African” a brain child of STL, inspired by traditional African wear, patterns and color  with a bit of a fashionable Scandinavian touch, is a unique intercultural edgy and urban ...

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Beginner’s Guide to Make-Up

My obsession with make-up started at a very young age. The first time I ever tried on make-up I was 11 and I had just received an eye shadow palette shaped as a mobile phone, you remember those?I was obsessed with it. I used it on my eyes, lips, and ...

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The Runway Demystified

Let’s face it, as a teenager and a fashion lover in Kenya, interests are mostly narrow. These are all not because we lack diversity but lack of exposure. Have you ever thought of fashion more deeply than just modeling and cloth designing? Personally, no.I’d like to talk ...

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POLKADOT MAGNIFIED

The Polka Dot exudes a sense of nostalgia, memories of a forgotten past and that is just part of its outer appeal. It was publicized by the first Miss America as a polka dot swimsuit and the rest is history. A friend of mine shared to me how he felt ...

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