Fashion High Tea is one of my fave fashion events in Kenya; we all get to dress up for a great cause and fun afternoon of yummy food at the Zen garden in Nairobi. This year, there was a specially selected lavish menu including a Zen Sushi Bar, Extravagant Desserts, Ice-creams from Haagan-Dazs, Live Savoury Stations, Burger Bars, including a cheese bar by Brown’s Cheese!
I spent the afternoon enjoying their amazing cocktails, mingling with friends and best of all enjoying the fashion. Proceeds from this 9th edition went towards THE NEST – A centre established in 1997 for the rescue, rehabilitation and re-integration of children in conflict with the law and children of imprisoned mothers. Due to my travels I haven’t been able to attend for the past two years, but check out this post here so you can see what I wore when I last attended the event.
When a Kenyan fashion designer reached out to me with pictures of this pant suit worn on a mannequin, I thought to myself – nice pant suit, I could rock this on a casual day to an official meeting… I never thought in my wildest dreams that it would be my first pick for Fashion High Tea. Here is a break down of my look.
While doing fittings for a completely different event last December, Fiona urged me to try on the pant suit – and I fell in love. She told me that she would custom make a hat and gloves and I was totally sold! I couldn’t wait for the final look, and I was at peace for 2 months knowing that this was the outfit I wanted to wear for this fashion event. I felt very edgy in it. It was different, stylish and very high fashion – something Fionah strives for and a concept which definitely speaks to me.
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My hair was by Lily Hairline. I told her that I wanted a sleek look, and boy oh boy this hair felt like silk – it was light, and I often caught myself taking off my gloves just to play with it.
I did my own makeup on that day. I wanted a soft nude look. My lashes were by Ella beauty Kenya Let me know on the comment section below what you think about this look.