Diana Opoti

LULU MUTULI: The AMILO Brand Founder Goes Tech For Fashion
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No doubt, Lulu Mutuli had an interesting 2017. She was one of the first Heineken® African Inspired Fashion Challenge, got to develop their designs at LEW Design House in Amsterdam for a week and had her first fashion showcase; which just...
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The Divergent Idiosyncratic Work Of Makeup & Body Artist, SINITTA AKELLO
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Sinitta Akello Owor. You may know her better as simply Sinitta Akello. Or perhaps Cultured Ego. The Ugandan-born makeup and body artist is one of Kenya’s most sought-after creatives. And rightly so. Her distinctive approach to beauty allows her to...
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BRIAN BABU: Styling Escapades With The Stylist To the Stars
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Not all heroes wear capes. Some come dressed in fabulous kimonos and disarming, genuine smiles that put you at ease. And that’s just the first few minutes of meeting the talented freelance stylist, Brian Babu. If you’ve watched any Kenyan...
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Heineken Africa Inspired Fashion Challenge: East Africa Edition
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Something magical was a-brewing On September 8th, 2017. Heineken®’s first design initiative in East Africa announced the winners of the “Africa Inspired Fashion Challenge”. Out of 100 portfolios from Kenyan, Ugandan and Tanzanian designers, Lulu Mutuli and Azra Walji came...
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Fascinator, Clutches and Dapper Brothers: Recap on Fashion High Tea 2017
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The 7th edition of the Fashion High Tea (FHT) event went down on Saturday 25th, February 2017 at Zen Garden. The usual suspects of high profile personalities, fashion influencers, models and media converged in the lush gardens on Lower Kabete...
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Ikojn: Fashion’s Fast Riser talks about AFI, AFX and being proactive in the local industry
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Take us to the moment you were announced as finalist for the AFI top ten That was crazy! I remember when I decided to apply for that, everything just went so wrong. Because I initially had a two week window...
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Ikojn: Fashion’s Fast Riser Part I
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This big win meant that the designer got the opportunity to showcase her brand, Ikojn, at the prestigious Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa that features top regional designers, such as David Tlale and Mille Collines.   Despite...
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Backstage and Beyond
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For all the poise and decorum on the runway, a lot of the magic really happens behind the stage. The backstage action occurs due to a carefully crafted team of hair stylists, Makeup artists (MUAs) and hair and beauty brands...
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