My Modelling Paid Off! I Did An Ad With Hair Brand – Darling Kenya!

I have always wanted to be in a hair AD! Only because flipping my hair looked so cool in my mind!

This year started with a lot of uncertainty as to what I would do with the rest of the year but now that the year is almost halfway done, I am confident that this will be an amazing year! There have been moments when I have wanted to give up on modeling completely and then a job like this comes my way and I decide to hold on one more time.

Darling Kenya AD Modelling
Photography By Kuyoh Photography and Makeup By Njanja

Having a hobby like this could be demoralizing and there are times when you want to give up especially because models are not usually well renumerated. When I started modeling, I always went for countless auditions, spent so much money on clothes, shoes and salon visits just to never get a call back from any of agencies I spent hours auditioning for.  I started modeling at the age of 20 so you can imagine how many auditions I have been over the year (Please don’t ask me my age! :-)Spending countless hours on lines waiting for my turn was the only consistent thing in my life!

But you know what? All that perseverance paid off! I was taught resilience and all that prepared me something bigger! Before the Darling Kenya AD, I did one for BET Boss that was everywhere! (I will tell you all about the crazy way I go the job  and my experience on my next blog)

That was an amazing experience for me because I have always wanted to be on a darling commercial! Did you happen to see this commercial? Let me know in the comment section below!

Until next time!

The Coconut Girl! X Reina

It is Good To Be Back! I Had Missed My Dresses And My #GirlSquad

I WOULD WEAR A BALL GOWN EVERYDAY IF I COULD.

I had missed you guys so much after taking a break from blogging. I have so much to tell you. Last month, me and my friends, Milly Adhiambo, Rehema Omar and Rosemary Kimani went to the Sir Jay’s Launch at the newly opened Diamond Plaza 2 which is a gorgeous building in Parklands, Nairobi. I had two events on the same night so I had to dash to the Micheal Joseph Centre for an hour and get back to the main event with my friends, (the perks of being a Kenyan fashion blogger and magazine content creator). It was so good to go to a fashion show after so long because my last one I went to was last year’s Tribal Chic that was the best Kenyan Fashion event I have ever gone to.

This is what I wore to the event. *I actually think I was overdressed but it is better being over dressed than under-dressed.*

Reina Kimeu Kenyan Blogger
Source: Kuyoh Photography
Reina Kimeu Kenyan Blogger
Source: Kuyoh Photography

Reina Kimeu Kenyan BloggerFrom left: Rosemary Kimani, Rehema Omar and on my right Milly Adhiambo

Reina Kimeu Kenyan Blogger
Source: Kuyoh Photography
Reina Kimeu Kenyan Blogger
Source: Kuyoh Photography

 Kuyoh Photography took these amazing pictures of us.

What would be your girl squad photo shoot theme? Rehema wanted us to get lingerie shots but I was too scared.

Diner En Blanc (Diner In White) : The 2nd Nairobi Edition

An all white dress affair in Nairobi!

The Diner En Blanc event is an annual event that happens in different cities around the world. Nairobi’s second edition happened last December and I attended the event for the first time ever. I was so nervous preparing for the event because the pictures from the previous edition were so gorgeous and I did not want to be the worst dressed person at the most exclusive event in Nairobi.

Kenyan Blogger Fashion Forensic Africa Diner En Blanc
Image Courtesy: Favier Photography

I enlisted the help of the best wedding gown designer in Kenya, Ogake Mosomi. I visited her studio a week to the event and she took me through the selection process. I felt as lucky as the many brides whose dream dresses had been designed in the chic Ogake Mosomi studio. The gown I chose was very unconventional and the head piece just added a glamorous touch to the look.

It rained heavily that night but is safe to say that it was a fantastic night. I cannot wait to attend the next edition.

This look was featured on Best Fashion Moments on Style Yetu and Janis Diary.

Dress and Headpiece by: Ogake Mosomi

Have a lovely weekend.