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New look jeans.

They say, give a girl jeans and she can conquer the world. I couldn’t agree more, however there are girls with jeans that they have not worn in ages. Instead of filling your wardrobe with cloths you are not wearing, why not make the ones you have work for you. It is not only easy but cheap.  An easy “Do it yourself” tutorial that can save you a lot of money….

Step 1.

Locate the jeans that you want to re-make to suit the current fashion trend.

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Step 2.

Using a pair of scissors, Cut out the desired shape that you would like.

Note: For some people this step can work however if you are of the conservative type, go over to step 3.

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Step 3.

Identify a fabric that you like. Cut it out to fit the shape of the hole that you have made. The Fabric can be from a scarf or any other old cloths that you don’t wear but make sure that it is strong enough.

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Step 4.

Sew it together using basic stitches or use fabric glue to put it together.

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Step 5.

You are ready to hit the street with your new pair of jeans

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(Photo courtesy of google)

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Jays fettish for braided hair.

I have been falling in love with braided hair, especially now that I’m turning my hair  back to its natural state.I thought I would share my experience with braided hair. First, with my busy schedule, braided hair has been a life saver. I wake in the morning and its ready to go. It has given me a break from the damage caused by the daily stress of styling and heat. Now that it is cold, it has helped me avoid freezing moments (my hair freezes  sometimes, which is a buzz kill). It has given me a new look which is a good thing, Aint nobody want the same old look. It has protected my hair by not allowing its ends to split. Good thing is that there are different styles to pick from. Try it out, you might just fall in love like I did.

 

 

 

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African Jewelry is taking over.

It was game over when Taraji wore an African beaded piece during her visit in South Africa,African inspired Jewelry is slowly taking over, just like Ankara outfits. Here in Kenya, the Maasai community is known for creating beautiful neck and hand pieces among many other items and Jays bubble is crushing on this trend thus making this a must have in every woman’s jewelry chest or box.

Now, if you have not scored yourself a piece yet, Keep calm, Jays bubble has got your back. Simply send an email to mbevijoanne@gmail.com and ill hook you up.

Meanwhile, here is a little fun fact of what these bead colors mean to the Maasai community.

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Blue:Symbolizes energy and sustenance.

Red:Represents bravery, strength.

Green:Symbolizes nourishment and production

Orange:Symbolizes warmth,  friendship, generosity and hospitality.

Yellow: Symbolizes fertility and growth.

White: Represents purity and health.

Black: Symbolizes unity, harmony and solidarity.

Now you are in the know.

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Fashion Peak and Pits of Groove awards 2016.

This weekend saw the passing of the 2016 version of the Groove awards while some had well thought out outfits and some looked like they were inspired by Nyota Ndogos  make up artist . Controversial singer, Nyota Ndogo gets a taste of her own medicine.  I decided to come up with a list of the fashion peaks and pits meaning those who looked good and the fails. First on the list.

1.Hairstyle of the day -Kambua (Far left)

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Although she does not host Groove awards anymore, she did come out to represent and as much she was looking pretty, her outfit was a tad bit common, not what we expected from her but her hair looked good,clean and neat.

2.Worst dressed lady -Syombua Mwele

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Simply put there is nothing to write home about her outfit.You can wear this to work, this was a red carpet, a little creativity could go a long way.

3.Worst dressed Male:Anto neo soul.

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He has looked way better before. #Icant

4.Best Jewelry. Joyce Omondi.

Her choice of Jewelry made her look even better.

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5.Best dressed lady-Awinja (Far right)

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I could not believe that it was the same lady when i saw this picture. She looked simply gorgeous.

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Rwanda cultural fashion week.

Jays bubble has scoop on Rwanda cultural week and it’s all cotton candy, meaning it’s all good.First, Kenya did us proud, how you ask? Well, we had 2 our female Kenyan models, Linda Simbauni a lawyer by profession by the way (picture below)

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and Jacky Muendo (picture below)

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Judging from the above photos and the word on the street regarding this show,they did a good job,so much so that they will be showcasing more outfits in September on a much bigger and better show.

Ntawirema Celestine the founder of the event says the aim of the event is meant to make African designs more recognized and appreciated and that their government is very supportive in pushing “made in Rwanda products”. Which brought me to the question can fashion designers in Kenya say the same about the Kenyan government? There were designers from Kenya and Tanzania however the main event was Rwanda.

Jays bubble will be interviewing Linda Simbauni on her journey into what I dare say,becoming one of Kenya’s top models as well as still work as a lawyer, her challenges and my advice she might have for any upcoming professionals.

They even made the paper

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Here is a sneak peak of what went down at Rwanda cultural fashion week (video)

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Now you are in the know.

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Kiambu fashion week in pictures.

Despite the glitches by the Kiambu fashion week organizers, It was a pretty  fun event. Ricqstudio were in charge of the photography and cinematography and saying that they did a good job is an understatement. Let the pictures speak for themselves.

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The male models were not left behind….

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Then there was a poem, Mama Africa….

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Then the Afro Centric network collection by Gai….

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The Mc’s of the evening Mc Jimmy and Joanne Waeni.

Then the Ngugi vere collection….

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Miss kiambu’s (tourism) moment of shame.

 

Miss Kiambu 2016 had a moment of shame at the Kiambu fashion week, she was one of chosen few to show case Ngugi vere’a collection. A very beautiful dress if I may had but on walking down the runway he dress revealed a little more than we expected to see most people would say that she’s a professional though her nunu showed through her dress when she was doing her dramatic turns on the runway she walked that runway like her life depended on it.

Lesson of the day Team Jay, keep moving no matter the circumstances.

Now you know.

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Foundation problems solved

It’s sad to see a lady all dolled up but has a face looking like those traditional boys who are about to undergo the cut meaning they look white yet to them they have make up on. They say that less than 20% women know how to pick the right foundation. Here are a few tips that you can follow to ensure that you are on the right track

First things first, find the right formulaThis is important because it helps you know what kind of product you should go for.

If you have oily skin its best to go for an oil free liquid or powder foundation, the powders absorb the oil and leave your skin looking flawless.

For dry skin, go for hydrating power foundation it has a creamy moisturizing consistency that gives your skin the moisture that it needs.

If you have combination skin, apply a powder foundation that allows you to distribute more of the oil absorbing make up where you need it and less where you don’t without leaving visible lines. (These lines are a no no)

If when you get into contact with someone and they brush against your face and your foundation comes off, no need to worry, when applying foundation use a puff or brush to apply a  light veil of translucent powder or you can press a naked velvet puff to your face after applying foundation.

With this you can keep it Classy and Fabulous without breaking a sweat.