Honestly, at times I struggle finding the right opening note and instead prefer to just get into the post. That doesn’t mean I’m not interested in how you guys are doing though :).
This being the wedding season, I bring you something different on the blog tonight.
Now more than ever, we are becoming more conscious of our culture and we are embracing it in our regular wear creating interesting work of art in the process. It is in the quest to hold on to these cultural practices and items that the movement #OwnYourCulture by fellow blogger and fashion entrepreneur, Chepkemboi Mangira of Miss Vavavum, was formed. It seeks to show different ways that these items can be worn to wear our culture with style and pride, preserving our cultural heritage in the process.
So when Lorna, asked me to come and help with styling her bridal wear in support of the Maasai women, I could not turn down the offer.
I loved the fact that in as much as the jewellery are traditional, the modern woman can easily don them without feeling off especially considering the fact that they go with most outfits. The idea is to keep the rest of your look as minimal as possible so the jewellery can be a statement on their own.
Gone are the days when a White wedding in all its form was the ideal, now people have become more adventurous and are experimenting with the various cultures. So tonight, I show you just how you can accessorize your wedding gown and after party dresses with these beautiful Maasai pieces.
What do you think of this fusion and would you give it a try?
Also, remember to tag #ownyourculture in your posts when you wear a cultural piece for a chance to be featured on their page.
Have a cultural weekend and remember to follow me on Instagram —> @fitndiscover :).
Photos: Valerie Mwango