Opinion

The Fashion Model Series - The Designers Studio Fashion and Design in Kenya
Editor’s Note: The Fashion Model Series
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Models. The fashion industry would not be what it is without these crucial industry players. I know, models are perceived to be tall, pretty women with not much else to offer other than their bodies for commercial purposes. Although, in...
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Fashion Blogging – what exactly is it anyway?
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I know what you’re thinking. This blog post is pointless since you already know exactly what fashion blogging is. But do you? At face value, fashion blogging appears to be a white canvas website that has pretty pictures, tips on...
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The Fashion Blogger April Series for The Designers Studio
The Fashion Blogger – April Series
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Blogging is the modern phenomenon where people are sharing their lives digitally and for Fashion Bloggers, our topic this Month, they have become independent publishers in their own rights. Fashion bloggers have become a force to be reckoned in the...
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Art of Fashion
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First appearances matter and yes, the book is judged by its cover. In an industry where that translates into six to ten minutes to make the right impression, the pressure is on for designers to showcase their collections in the...
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Era of Appropriation
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Design Deja Vu I’ve seen this before. This is not a feeling anyone should have watching Fashion Week; especially since these collections are supposed to be new, innovative, and thought provoking. They’ve got people talking, alright, but not in the...
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The Sartorial Man February Series with The Designers Studio
The Sartorial Man
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Gone are the days when fashion was mostly about women. These days, men are playing a significant role in the industry and they have a part to play in what they want to wear. Bottom line: men want to look...
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The beauty in being perfectly imperfect #MakeUpArtist
The beauty in being perfectly imperfect
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In every aspect of society, humans are encouraged to be conscious of their appearance. It is not just in the western culture where great value is placed on beauty but in every culture; Asia, Europe and Africa all have their...
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The Journey to Perfection #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
The Journey to Perfection
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Throughout history, our society has been obsessed with the concept of beauty. Different civilizations in history have used various forms of cosmetics and even religious rituals to enhance beauty. In fact, in diverse cultures throughout the centuries, women have put...
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Great television shows for make-up artists to watch #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
Great television shows for make-up artists to watch
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[bctt tweet="Being a make-up artist is all about inspiration and constant learning."] Whether as a professional or an amateur, to become a great make-up artist, you have to explore, study other make-up artists and experiment with different styles. If you...
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Black Women Make-up Faux Pas #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
Black Women Make-up Faux Pas
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Make-up is not just for professionals, every person who applies makeup on their face, is a make-up artist in their own right. In fact, even if you don't wear make-up due to religious or personal reasons, perhaps at one point...
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The Designers Studio November Make-Up Artist Series #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
Editor’s Note: The Make-Up Artist November Series #MakeUpArtist #TDSvoices
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Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM ____________ Sometimes it’s hard to believe that the year is nearly over. When did we get to November? In any event, we are quite excited about what this month...
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01.10.2015 The Designers Studio turns TWO and it's because of you! Thank you! A personal letter to say thank you … Wanjiku N. M, Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM
01.10.2015 The Designers Studio turns TWO and it’s because of you! Thank you!
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Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM ____________ A LETTER FROM ME TO YOU TO SAY THANK YOU! Yesterday, TDS turned two and to think that two years have passed so quickly. I just wanted to thank...
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The power of the African Narrative-TedTalk Chris Abani #AfricaSpeaks #TDSvoices
The power of the African Narrative-TedTalk Chris Abani
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"There's been a lot of talk about narrative in Africa. And what's become increasingly clear to me is that we're talking about news stories about Africa; we're not really talking about African narratives," says Nigerian novelist and poet Christopher (Chris)...
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Researching or reporting – revelations from the field: Leslie Dodson at TEDxBOULDER on not misrepresenting Africa
Researching or reporting – revelations from the field: Leslie Dodson at TEDxBOULDER on not misrepresenting Africa
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As a  journalist with over 25 years of experience, Leslie Dodson has grown weary of individuals especially fellow journalists who misrepresent Africa. Dodson has reported throughout the world for CNN, Reuters covering politics, economics, and international finance organizations. Over the...
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