“#OwnYourCulture has grown into a phenomenal movement in the past couple of months.”
Creator of #OwnYourCulture
About a month ago, Chepkemboi Mang’ira aka Miss Vavavum, asked me to collaborate with her yet again as she was set on launching the Own Your Culture website this month. Fortunately, she was able to successfuly launch it at this month’s Blankets and Wine event as she was also able to showcase her brand with the energised revellers and strike wonderful conversations.
The last time we collaborated, we happened to do it so as to increase awareness in donning locally crafted traditional jewellery pieces in Africa with the help of http://www.refashionafrica.com based in South Africa. This particular campaign which is still on-going brought about feedback that was amazing and overwhelming, and incase you missed out on it you can check it out here.
As much as the awareness created deep conversations and the feedback was awesome, we need not stop there. We need to keep encouraging ourselves and others to keep embracing the culture that we have and that is why I was excited once again to team up with Miss Vavavum to be part of her website launch. This time, she engaged various individuals: blogger (myself), designer, entrepreneur, stylist and influencer to create empowering stories and share our diverse and fabulous African style. Miss Vavuvum had different shoot approaches for each collaboration shoot and for ours (myself and her’s) she went for a very artistic approach that showcased both our individual styles and our self interpretation on traditional pieces paired up with denim. The pictures are below and if you are interested in knowing what my thoughts on on haircare, skincare, career/business, staying personally motivated, and ofcourse
#OwnYourCulture style please visit her website http://www.ownyourcultureafrica.com/index.php/en/
Photography – Perpetua Onyango
Location; Tin Roof Cafe Karen13