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.