The Designers Studio

Should there be a Vogue Africa? Mario Epanya's bid to Condé Nast 2010 #AfricaSpeak #TDSvoices
Should there be a Vogue Africa? Mario Epanya’s bid to Condé Nast
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In 2010, Cameroonian photographer and makeup artist Mario Epanya launched a campaign to make Vogue Africa a reality. In order to achieve this, Epanya published a series of stunning fictional Vogue Africa covers, which quickly garnered him both support and...
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Depicting Africa in a positive light: Gena West's "A Different View"
Depicting Africa in a positive light: Gena West’s “A Different View”
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Gena West is a renowned soul and gospel singer with worldwide recognition. Her first album, "Voices" has received critical acclaim and some of her singles like "Joy" have topped music charts. When she is not singing or acting, she is...
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A.F.R.I.C.A Speaks. This month, its all about our own voices #AfricaSpeaks #SeptemberSeries
A.F.R.I.C.A Speaks. This month, its all about our own voices #AfricaSpeaks #SeptemberSeries
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Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM ____________ September is upon us and with a new month, there are new things to share, new things to learn and new things to appreciate about this beautiful country of...
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Creating characters, elaborating backstories, conveying emotions and future aspirations, the stylists work by Sunny Dolat - Part II #TheStylist #Series #tdsvoices
Creating characters, elaborating backstories, conveying emotions and future aspirations, the stylists work by Sunny Dolat – Part II
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Stylists in the local scene are, as Sunny puts it “an odd batch of people who work behind the scenes and are sometimes never seen.” There is still confusion as to the work of a stylist, he explains, with some...
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As poets use words, stylists are storytellers through fashion, Sunny Dolat
As poets use words, stylists are storytellers through fashion, Sunny Dolat
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“I find clothes to be a great medium through which people can express themselves and tell stories,” Sunny Dolat begins. Sunny’s journey into fashion began years ago with his first fashion job whilst he was in high school. He started...
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The Organic Process that led to STYLE BY SILVIA – Silvia Njoki on being a Fashion Stylist #TheStylist #Series #TDSvoices
The Organic Process that led to STYLE BY SILVIA – Silvia Njoki on being a Fashion Stylist
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Silvia Njoki is not only stylish but also a businesswoman at the end of the day having founded and Managing her own company called Style by Silvia. When carrying out a styling job for a larger client such as a...
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Award winner, Mother & Style Aficionado, we present Silvia Njoki Kamau #TheStylist #Series #tdsvoices
Award winner, Mother & Style Aficionado, we present Silvia Njoki Kamau
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Silvia Njoki Kamau, based in Nairobi and Kilifi, is the stylish, vibrant, artistic fashion stylist with a personal style blog and a daughter to rival all others evidently taking up after her mother. She is the winner at the Kenyan...
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The Detail is in the Clothes: Connie Aluoch on her journey in becoming the most respected Fashion Stylist in Kenya #TheStylist Series
The Detail is in the Clothes: Connie Aluoch on her journey in becoming the most respected Fashion Stylist in Kenya
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Connie Aluoch is one of the key players in one the fastest growing industries in Kenya, style and beauty. She defines a fashion stylist as someone responsible for creating a ‘look’ for a model or person and deciding what a...
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Disruptive and unconventional view points and style, Velma Rossa and Papa Petit are 2manysiblings - The Designers Studio Style Featurette #TheStylist
Disruptive and unconventional view points and style, Velma Rossa and Papa Petit are 2manysiblings
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Velma Rossa and Papa Petit are the brother and sister style entrepreneurs behind 2manysiblings. The name already is catchy and evidently points to their disruptive and unconventional view points and style. They may not refer to themselves strictly as stylists...
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Fashion stylists and their place in the growing fashion scene in Kenya- Annabel Onyango shares her take on things #TheStylistSeries #tdsvoices
Fashion stylists and their place in the growing fashion scene in Kenya- Annabel Onyango shares her take on things
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“Africa is the future for sure,” Annabel remarks. In the way international brands are scrambling for visibility in Africa and big name Western designers appropriate African culture in crafting their own (successful) collection, its no wonder Africa is at the...
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“ Like an artist painting on a canvas” A word or two with Fashion Stylist Annabel Onyango
“Like an artist painting on a canvas” A word or two with Fashion Stylist Annabel Onyango
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“Being a fashion stylist was never a calling I grew up with. It just kind of happened organically.” Annabel Onyango is an independent fashion stylist based in Kenya and has been doing it for 7 years. Her definition of a...
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One stylish month ahead - The Stylist August Series #TheStylistSeries
One stylish month ahead – The Stylist August Series
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Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM ____________ What do Annabel Onyango, Sunny Dolat, Silvia Njoki and Connie Aluoch have in common? This month, we dedicate our time, energy and focus on our very own fashion stylists....
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One of kind bags made with love and carrying the essence of the Kenyan Coast, Canvas and Kangas - Part II
One of kind bags made with love and carrying the essence of the Kenyan Coast, Canvas and Kangas – Part II
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“The positive vibes the fashion industries in Africa send out in the world is showing Africa, as a continent, in a different light,” remarks Denise. With the reception and growth of the Kenyan fashion brands and Africa in general, Africa...
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The Shopper Bag that started it all – Canvas & Kangas *Images courtesy and copyrighted to ©CanvasandKangas
The Shopper Bag that started it all – Meet Canvas and Kangas -Part I
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When you think of the coast, you imagine palm trees, wind, warmth, sun, sounds of the ocean and beach. How about the perfect coastal bag that carries that spirit of coast? Denise Noordermeer, the founder of Canvas and Kangas, was...
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