CONTRAST

silvia njoki

ContrastSeated 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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  • Elle Okumu

    Love love the contrast….
    http://www.proudlyelled.com

    • Silvia_njoki

      glad you like it ! 🙂

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

    http://www.thereelrhee.com

    • Silvia_njoki

      ha ha ! indeed… Asante xx

  • Njambi K

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

    • Silvia_njoki

      I appreciate it 🙂

  • Serah Wanjiru

    Loving the skirt

    • Silvia_njoki

      Such a cute piece x

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

    • Silvia_njoki

      So happy you like it 🙂

  • 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

    http://www.wanjiruwangethe.me.ke/shee-art/little-black-dress/

    • samoina wangui

      hehehehe, well said Shee!!

    • Silvia_njoki

      mighty mighty blushing here. You are too kind xox

  • samoina wangui

    Love love love love this setting!

    • Silvia_njoki

      Thank you for dropping by.

  • Nya Gem

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

    http://www.nyagem.com

    • Silvia_njoki

      Comments like this, make all the trouble worthwhile 🙂

  • Kaluhi’s_Kitchen

    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
    {www.kaluhiskitchen.com}

    • Silvia_njoki

      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

  • Diana Mwango Ratemo

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

    http://dianaratemo.com/

    • Silvia_njoki

      Vogue, I hope you are listening 😀

      • Charles Ngomo

        VOGUE better be paying attention now… lol

  • 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.
    http://www.allkenyanrecipes.com

    • Silvia_njoki

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

  • Ayieta

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

    • Silvia_njoki

      Asante sana

  • sylvia

    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!

    • Silvia_njoki

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

  • You inspire me,keep up with the good work
    http://www.emillymoraa.wordpress.com

    • Silvia_njoki

      Asante sana 🙂

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

    • Silvia_njoki

      Glad you like it