PROJECT: Recycled Beauty

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into reusable objects to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, energy usage, air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by decreasing the need for “conventional” waste disposal and lowering greenhouse gas emissions compared to plastic production.[1][2] Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” waste hierarchy.  


Ideally, a recycled item is supposed to give you a fresh supply of the same material but as explained above, one can opt to reuse instead of developing a similar product and that’s exactly how we went about this.

Introducing project number 2.

Refer to the first one here.

Ever met a person or group of people who you share the same thought process with, well almost, people who have the same vision and passion as you do and are willing to go the extra mile to achieve them even if it means breaking out from the norm and doing extraordinary things?

Well that’s my team.

So when I got the idea for the project I knew I would want to share it with them and I trusted them/us to bring it to fruition in the best way possible. I must say they didn’t fail at all. After I think three meetings brainstorming and dissecting the idea to see what its intestines were made of (ok that’s gory) we finally had a winner.

Each one of us gave their full input and the end product was amazing.

Trust me, we couldn’t wait for the final edits.

Here goes:

Creative Concept/Styling: Winnie Odande

Costume Design: Valerie Nyamwaya

Accessories: Vaider Amondi

Hair: Jeff Ndunda | Riqo Van Hague

MUA: ELizabeth Oduor

Photographers: Okaka Felix | Cleve Chiro

Model: Wendy Omanga

Videographer: Maurice Murage | Mzazi


Remember cassettes?

Yes, Val, the costume designer wrecked havoc on as many as she could find to come up with this layered piece from the cassette wires and it was just incredible how they turned out. I had this set of cello-tapes in the house that belonged to my sister and soon as I saw them I knew they’d come in handy as pseudo-bangles. With hair set in place, we completed the look with this nice arrangement of old discs to give the model a nice crown.

Cool, huh!





All hail bubble wraps.

Jeff the hair guru outdid himself on this looks using a bubble wrap as a head wrap or as the West Africans would call it gele.

The accessories are cut out plastic bottle pieces which really flowed in well with the newspaper pieces giving it a crisp monochrome vibe.



The makeup was sleek and flawless fusing well with the perfect lighting and photography.

This was a great way to start the year for us.

Be sure you’ll see alot of us this year.

I would love to read your thoughts on this project.

Is it a HIT or MISS?

If it’s a hit, like, comment, subscribe and share.

We have a bonus treat too, check out my YouTube channel and have a peek into the making of this project.

Don’t forget to subscribe as well.

You can also follow me on:

Instagram: @fitndiscover

Twitter: @fitndiscover

Facebook: FitnDiscover

….and as always, for all your styling, lookbooks, personal shopping needs, hit me up via email: fitndiscover[at]gmail[dot]com.

Till next, keep it #TeamWinnie.



  1. Emily Warinda · February 24, 2016

    This is absolutely mindblowing….. I’m so stunned I’m lacking words…. The Concept, The Photography, The Models…. *Sigh* Just AMAAAAZING 🙂

  2. Queen · February 24, 2016

    My mind has just been blown! The concept was out of this world and ya’ll nailed it <3!

  3. winniethefashionista · February 25, 2016

    You guys outdid yourselves. Well done!

  4. Scott Mitchell · February 25, 2016

    I think this project is a definite hit! It’s flourishing with artistic ambition in design, photography, and all. There’s a clothing designer on the rise in Detroit who uses paper, bubble wrap, etc and his work steals the show every time. I’m really impressed with all your team has done here Winnie.

    • FitnDiscover · February 25, 2016

      Thanks Scott. The team tried to put its best foot forward.

    • FitnDiscover · February 25, 2016

      It would be interesting to see how he has done his stuff and maybe tag him on this one too?

      • Letoya Johnstone · February 26, 2016

        This is so incredible. Job well done .

      • FitnDiscover · February 26, 2016

        Thanks Toy!

  5. Shira Sozo Washira · February 25, 2016

    Hii nayo mliweza, si nini ama nini

  6. lornah · February 25, 2016


  7. dadson_kariuki_ · April 19, 2016

    Amazing work by amazing people!
    Keep it up Missy!!!!!!!!!!!!

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