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Contrast[su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”1″]S[/su_dropcap]eated here at 7 o’clock in the morning listening to Xavier Rudd, Whom I recently discovered and have come to love. I enjoy my early mornings just after a beautiful sunrise over the ocean sipping on my tea as the cool wind is blowing.


Photography – Charles Ngomo of Royal Reel Photography

And as I go through the photos for today’s post, I giggle, as always, at the contrast between my look this morning, wrapped in a kikoy, paired with a vest, totally nude of makeup, and the fairly glam look I am about to share with the world on my blog. And I can assure you not much will be changing today. I am hosting a lunch and a playdate, and I shall probably not wear very much makeup and will definitely remain in a state of underdress. Yes, I love to dress up when I am hobnobbing at parties in Nairobi, but on other occasions I will be in my Mommy mode dressed down like I will be today. Dressing up and wearing makeup, though a huge form of self-expression, have become such social norms for me – because of my line of work. So much that it may surprise you that I have come to appreciate and love days like today. Coincidentally, The photos on this post also illustrate this theme of contrasts. I am wearing a fairly glamorous outfit shot in a not so glamorous setting. I sometimes aim to achieve contrasts in my style shoots, It’s a good conversation starter – well, that is If the outfit is nothing to talk about. But the key fashion element for me in this ensemble is the contrast between the fabrics and texture; the sequined skirt matched with this faux fur definitely adds edge and depth to the outfit.

coat – Same here, Skirt – make me chic, Shoes same here, earrings MR.Price, Watch – Juicy Couture



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  1. Love love the contrast….

    1. glad you like it ! 🙂

  2. Is that smoke! Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and you are the fire in this outfit!! Slay!


    1. ha ha ! indeed… Asante xx

  3. dang girl ! you are such a creative…. this shoot is lit!!! you are awesome Silvia… smile for me 😀

    1. I appreciate it 🙂

  4. Loving the skirt

    1. Such a cute piece x

  5. I loooove the look…and the location this is great work!!!! ???

    1. So happy you like it 🙂

  6. three things on my mind.
    1. you a hot mama (i want to say smoking hot)
    2. your location is smoky
    3. you in a red (hot?) skirt and a black (burned ) coat….
    this post is smoking hot and burned up (or turned up)
    lol its okay if my points weren’t well aligned lol


    1. hehehehe, well said Shee!!

    2. mighty mighty blushing here. You are too kind xox

  7. Love love love love this setting!

    1. Thank you for dropping by.

  8. Awesome post, the glam outfit and the contrasting background is genius. Love.


    1. Comments like this, make all the trouble worthwhile 🙂

  9. I totally love how unpredictable your posts are. You really never know whats coming and you put everything together in the most tasteful way. This is very creative! Your style is dynamic, and that makes you the best

    1. You have no idea what your words did to me….Asante sana !!!
      Thank you for dropping by and keep up the good work on you blog

  10. The pic where you’re holding a cracked mirror should be in a Vogue magazine somewhere!! <3 Also, your photographer is just it! 🙂


    1. Vogue, I hope you are listening 😀

      1. VOGUE better be paying attention now… lol

  11. Now this is what we call creativity! The setting, back ground and of course the light is on its best! not long ago, I discovered your blog and till now, I love every bit of it! Thumbs up for you Silvia and your Photographer.

    1. Thank you for the love. I am happy to have you here ??

  12. Photos are self explanatory…smoking hot ?
    Really love all the contrasts. Gorgeous look & honest blog

    1. Asante sana

  13. i do not like you now! you make us upcoming bloggers look like cockroaches because you’re so damn good! The slit is terribly slaying the look! gaddamnit!

    1. haha I was once a roach. I still am when I think about how far I need to go. you are funny 😀

  14. You inspire me,keep up with the good work

    1. Asante sana 🙂

  15. Love Love Love. You look amazing. Everything is just on point.

    1. Glad you like it