So the first line, though good, creative and skillfully done had a lot of mistakes. There was no concept, no symmetry and the pieces did not tie in together and also the way it was packaged and presented was not professional (you can clearly tell that the shoot was done by a 2mp phone camera). The next logical thing was to do a professional photo shoot adding more pieces with an actual model. so Faith Wanjiru joined the team and Greg of Compliment pictures helped create the masterpiece as seen below.
Good job right!!!!!!!!!! well when you fall you rise up. Glamourville went a head to do their first two shows "nature and style 2015 and nairobi elegance affair 2016". The shows were such a success and ofcourse mistakes were made but thats the only way to get better. "GLAMOURville is a huge success already God is just taking his time to make it known and we trust Him. All i can say is that the sky is just but the stepping stone for us." says Elsie Omondi. CEO and Creative director of GLAMOURville Fashion Empire.
for good pictures be sure to call Greg of compliment pictures. Kind, God fearing and very affordable photographer.
always stay glamorous.
GLAMOURville, like any good business, has a story of its own. This story all begun in the mind of one miss Elsie Omondi over 5 years ago.
"I have always loved fashion, i remember when i was in high school we used to hold "miss nembu" competitions annually and i was the go to person if you wanted cool outfits and if you wanted to win. I styled most of the models who participated and also some of the judges, thats where i got my nack for fashion" said Elsie as she explained how she discovered she had a thing for fashion.
She however, never went to school to learn about fashion. She is a proud self taught designer and stylist. "I went to see a friend of mine called Guylord at his shop at umoja market. He specializes in jeans and as soon as i sat behind one of his machine i started to sew...it was a miracle .........." she said.
she went ahead to teach fashion design at the Dulous school of excellence for 3 years until she finally decided to go and do her own thing. "anytime we would go to church people would always comment about my look, others would take pictures and others would even ask me to style them for an event or a date
"i would think of a certain look for an event or just church and would decide to make it. Buying was very limiting because the pieces would not come exactly as i wanted them. so i started by making individual pieces...." she said. " Guess i first started by perfecting my styling skills"
The response to Elsie's dressing became overwhelming that she eventually created an entire line for herself..... "it sounds self centered, i know, like who creates an entire line for themselves right? but i had to challenge myself. I had to be able to wear my own creation before i could convince anyone else to wear it. And i did well." Through the process of creating this line Elsie met Mr Daniel Kitaka who helped her create everything. " When i met Daniel i already knew how to sew but he introduced me to the BUSINESS of fashion. He taught me everything i know and my business stands because he took me under his wings. I thank God for him everyday and i still go to him for advice and approval."
And with that complete line, she begun her journey to building an empire. Join me on the next post to see how the journey to the various fashion shows went on................ ALWAYS GLAMOUROUS.
Let me start by explaining what the met gala is.......... its organized by the metropolitan museum of art costume institute. Its a benefit aimed at raising funds for the institute's department of fashion (and boy have they been raising some serious funds........). This event happens every first Monday of may.
This year's exhibit was manus x machina (man versus machine) : fashion in the age of technology. The designers who dressed the celebrities esp for the red carpet intro really took this theme to another level, the interpretation, the aesthetics, the fabrics, the points of view, the crafts man ship was all at a 10. We got to see dresses that glow in the dark, latex gowns, steel arm suits and so much more, but of course the show stopper was Claire Danes glow in the dark gown by designer zac posen........................ take a look at this work of art ....................
There were so many other designers who also did an amazing job to be featured later in the post. The met gala has a reputation of raising millions for fashion like last year they raised 12.5 million dollars imagine how much they made this year................... The center piece of this years exhibit was made by Karl Lagerfeld of Channel.
This might just look like a 1980's wedding dress with a long bedazzled tail but the technology and technique applied to this dress is simply amazing. It was first sketched by hand, then manipulated on a computer to give it the complex pattern, then the pattern was hand painted on the train, then transfer printed by a machine then finished by hand and crafted with gem stones......... When will this kind of technology reach us here in Kenya (just a thought).......
We could go on about the met but lets take a look at some of the beauties that rocked the red carpet................... Thanx for your company.................... ALWAYS BE GLAMOUROUS!!!!!!!!