SHARE YOUR STYLE

Zambian women...or must I say African women are just beautiful.  Today I am showing the few times I got pictures in Chitenge or African Prints.  In Zambia..this piece of cloth/material is used for just about everything, from walking around in the house playing around, to using it as a baby sling, is worn during special functions aswell. Women make lovely outfits to fit their body size aswel.  Its sold in posh stores, in markets, on the street and well known venders in Kamwala- Lusaka.

 I wore a pink, yellow and blue chitenge skirt at my bridal shower breakfast.  You can see the mix in colors just makes Chitenges stand out..I just love the prints.  I chose this design coz i wanted to use this high waisted skirt for another function with a yellow vest(show pics later).  I combined this with a satin top with lace sleeves.

  Then later last year I attended my friends bridal shower were her friends and relatives were dressed in Chitenge.  It was beautiful as all the ladies came out in different and unique designs.


Highwaisted chitenge skirt with top and lace sleeves.

                                Peplum Chitenge Dress i put a little pink belt to color block :))
                                                   My girls in different designs.

Prints again...Chitenge can be made to fit ones style..here at the Oktober fest at fringila..i wore a peplum print skirt paired with a blue vest and orange over the shoulder purse.  It had blue, orange, black and white.





Chitenge is being worn all over the world...it is similar to kitenges,  kangas and kikoy, but are of a thicker cloth, and have an edging only on a long side. KenyaUgandaTanzania, and Sudan are some of the African countries where chitenge is worn. In MalawiNamibia and Zambia, Chitenge is known as kitenge.

   

Chitenge suit

Preety Chitenge dress




Chitenge skirt


 Below are a couple of designs by Box Kitten



Other lovely prints





 Below are a couple of designs by Box Kitten



Stayed blogged for more on Chitenge prints...

Chitenge fever!!!

KaKKi
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Chitenge Accessories:DIY Chitenge set

Hi!!

It isn't news that chitenge and other african prints are hot right now and the wonderful thing is that they can be used for anything.  Instead of throwing away your old, worn-out purse, bungles, headbands, why don't you give them a new breath of life by refurbishing them with chitenge and other prints.

People will think you bought new accessories! Don't let them in on the secret.  I have been doing it for some time now....Try it!  Contact me if you need to learn.  These are the KaKKi products I made with Chitenge..I must admit, I am obsessed i usually make these over weekends and late at night when my daughter is asleep and cannot disturb me.


 Purse

 Bungles











Contact me if you would like a set made.

KaKKi
xx

Alicia Keys' inspired hair stlye.

Hi,

yesterday I was sorting out pictures from my wedding.  Putting the in picture frames..and albums.  I got married on the 15th of September 2012.  So we will 6 months in marriage this Friday.  I went natural so i had challenges in finding the right hairstlye for my big day.  I wanted something unique...so here goes. I love Alicia Keys so when she shared this pic on Instagram i thought..why not!! N it came out right.  The secret is always do  a pre test for you wedding day hairstlyle.  All the best to ladies planning for their big day...






Another trail...curly bob



KaKKi

Giving Shoes the Fabric Treatment: DIY




Curvy Geekery: D.I.Y - Giving Shoes the Fabric Treatment: Hey Lovers.  So I have been DYIINNNGG to put some fabric on a pair of shoes I own and have finally done it.  After I finished making ...

sharing is fabulous!

Am just giving credit where credit has been done. :))

Thought i could share this.  I have been making my own accessories and this is my next project.


KaKKi
xx

International Womens Day: Makeup party




I went out for a makeup party and later in the evening hubby took me out for dinner at Misty where there was a live band performance.

                                
 


Makeup party....



hey..international womens day was lovely.  My hubby did the babysitting put P Jay on his back using a chitenge.  This is an African material/fabric used by women, or worn by women.  We use it to carry the baby on the back, or when working around the house or cooking we wrap it around the waist.  Its used in times of emergency and i carry mine everywhere.

Chitenge is also known as kente in Ghana, Ankara in Nigeria, Kitenge in Kenya.  Women make lovely outfits from it.  It is known for its bold prints and patterns. Belive me ...its beautiful. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE!!


feeling gorg everyday!

KaKKi
xx

Happy feet 16th August 2011


Though of sharing a few pictures of my family.






KaKKi
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SHARE YOUR DREAMS




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The other day...I received a lovely email/message from my sister.   I have been sharing some of my interests...goals and plans for the future.  I guess its a good to thing to have someone listen to you.  My husband woke up one day and said "sweet what you mentioned 2 days ago is a brilliant idea." Go for it!!

And later i received the email from my sister..so follow the link.
FROM DESTINY weekly newsletter....

 'You may know exactly where you’re heading in life but have you made your intentions known? Simply setting clearly defined goals for yourself is not enough to ensure they’re achieved. Once you know what you’re looking for you need to tell those that will help you along the way. Aiming for a promotion? Tell your boss. Writing a book? Contact a publisher. Buying a house? Consult your financial adviser. Better yet, make sure you have a trusted group of family and friends who’ll be an unwavering support base as you navigate unexpected challenges on the road to your destiny. There’s nothing wrong with being independent, but the mark of a truly meaningful achievement is one that is shared. '





KaKKi

xx



My journey


I loved the experience and the gift of life.

KaKKi

xx

My journey - I'm a woman

Hi,

8th March we celebrate International Womens Day.  At first I never ever really understood the benefits of such a day.  I am a mother, a wife, and a daughter of a very loving woman..my mother Christine Mutungwa Lemba.  She is a blessed woman...God fearing..and has a beautiful heart.  I have very wonderful women that are a part of my life.  Others have past on but today I still have fresh memories of them.

I am sharing pictures of myself, my hubby..and of course my beautiful baby girl.




KaKKi
xx