Friday, 9 January 2015


Click here for interview by supermodel Naomi Campbell with architect Zaha Hadid

Mix in a little inspiration from Ms. Campbell, Ms. Hadid (and a whole lot of me) and you have the vision of my future self.
#Architect #Model #BadassLady

Who do you draw life goal inspiration from? Comment with your awesome, wacky combinations ;)

And happy new year friends!
So much love from a sunny Nairobi ;)



Sunday, 21 December 2014

#ModelTips: Polaroid Videos

Hambjambo, all! (That, for the unititiated is a Swahili greeting. For those unitiated on what Swahili is...just go).. kidding, Google it and come back! :D

I think I can safely assume that at almost any place on earth these days, models are a dime a dozen. Well, at least people who call themselves models are. I'm sure the rest of the population is more than over it, actually :P
But in this time of quick, easy fame and self-promotion on social media and the likes, it's never been more important to stand out and show professionalism and seriousness in whatever you're trying to achieve.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Of Fitness Shoots and Radio Shows and Friends

Happy December, friends!

Oh yesss holiday time is here (well, at least for me it is :P) and after a marathon 10 months at university in South Africa, I’m fortunate enough to be back home in Kenya with my family and friends. AND MY BED. Oh my goodness, the sleep I’ve been indulging in. That includes afternoon siestas. Mmmm.

But if you know anything about me, you know even in my most dormant state I’m still moving quite a bit on both the modeling and art/design fronts, so some exciting things may be coming up!

For now though, I’m keen to share with you my first fitness shoot (well, the closest one to fitness so far) for The Collectiive (not a typo) clothing, shot in October in Port Elizabeth by Viqta (remember him?). Ivha, a friend and fashion student asked me to take part in the shoot and co-ordinated the make-up and styling of 10(!) models over a couple of days.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

'Julie O for LHO'

Happy Sunday, friends!

I thought I'd say a quick hello and let you all know about (one of) my new ventures that's finally taking off: I'm the new Southern Africa-based correspondent for Love's Hangover Creations, a Kenyan-owned fashion store in Indianapolis, USA. Wut wuuut!

Yup, my first intro post went live this week (click image to go read it) on their blog and I'll be chatting about style and new products here and there, maybe a little PE and Nairobi street style too as well as doing shoots like this one for them in the coming months.

Very exciting stuff and I look forward to sharing everything as  go along with my new partners, but for now things will be a little more quiet in my busy uni exam period. Just weeks to go until absolute FREEDOM :D

Have a drink for me, lovers.


Sunday, 12 October 2014

Make-Up Demo with Smudge Make Up Academy

Hey hey, lovers!

Goodness, last ours of the weekend already but that means we’re an inch closer to the holidays too! (and my birthday, whut whuuut)

Well, the last week has also flown by! It’s hard to believe a whole week ago I was in a make-up chair being watched intently by a class keen to learn the basics of doing make-up on black skin. Yup, I was a demo model for a day when Cape Town-based Smudge Make-Up Academy came to Port Elizabeth to offer a 3-day course on everything from lips to lashes to contouring.