silvia njoki style

I have said this before and I will say this again, the beach is one of my favorite places on earth, Luckily, I get to spend a lot of time in my second home on the Kenyan coast, where I get to experiment with various beach styles.  I find that a cover-up is an amazing way to elevate the look of a basic swimsuit, which might be in the forefront of your thoughts especially when you spend time on more crowded beaches or alongside a public pool. 

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second hand shopping Kenya

A trending issue in all media including the traditional ones here in Kenya has recently been the agony of the local garment industries over the claim that the second-hand clothing sales are posing a threat to their businesses.  And indeed, the African fashion business would not be the same without the thrift markets, which you find in every village, big and small, and which also thrive in all major cities.  And I for one love thrift shopping and visit my favorite markets in Nairobi whenever I can and always make some amazing finds, including designer labels and other fashionable items from high street shops abroad.

 But the local industries are fighting hard to have the government ban these sales which they perceive as unfair competition and this strategy was recently supported by the Chairperson of the East African Legislative Council  (EACL) at a presentation at the Mount Kenya University saying that the sales have choked the East African textile.

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lemons for healthier skinLately, I have increasingly tended to rely on some of the household products available in my kitchen and around the house for beauty purposes, They are natural, safe and affordable. Lemons are however not new to my beauty regime; they are among my absolute favourites. I always have lots of lemons and lime in my fruit basket. They are affordable and available pretty much everywhere, I will try not get into the scientific hullabaloo, but be as straight forward as I can in sharing with you what has worked for me.

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favorite instagram accounts

Instagram is my favourite social media platform. I get so inspired by people, their stories and visual interpretations of their lives. Over the years, I have gradually discovered a number of accounts which are so beautifully managed and curated, and full of awesome, perfectly edited photos which are simply a joy to watch. Most important, though, is the inspiration I get from watching the very different styles and looks of the people I am following. Here are a few of my favourites, which I would like to share with you, and as you will discover they are all so different from each other, as I love to pick my ideas from as wide a range of sources as possible:
Here we go……

 

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my network daily nationThis month I am celebrating an important milestone in my professional career as a fashion journalist, After close to seven years at The Standard newspaper I am now writing for the Daily Nation, which has assigned me a page in their brand new pull-out myNetwork. Every Friday from now on you can grab the paper and get your weekly dose of fashion and beauty , as the editor calls it, on my page TRENDS.

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