We all have those moments when we can be in control no more. When the world decides to take over and all you can do is take a step back and try and enjoy the ride. Well, Tuesday was one of those days for me and my team. I had planned to have a shoot that was meant to only take half a day and the weather has been unpredictable in Nairobi for the past couple of days. We got up early and according to our schedule, we were right on track when we left our meeting point at 9:30AM for Limuru. We had a smooth ride for most of the journey until the unexpected happened. A motorbike rider was trying to avoid potholes and pushed us off the road.
The car missed hitting an electricity pole by an inch and the car was stopped by a big ditch on the side of the road. We all got out safe and sound but my ever planning self was disappointed that we had to wait for hours for the rescue vehicle to come. On the positive side, my photographer of the day, El Photographia and Michelle Ongijo, my makeup artist got the time to talk and we actually came up with an amazing project that I will be sharing with you next month. Its true, everything happens for a reason.
After a few hours of sitting by the road, waiting, we finally got a car to take us to our shoot location and the rest of the day was fantastic. In the quest of perfect images, so many things could have gone wrong, but with the right company, so many things can also go right.
This is one of the looks we shot on that day.
Today, I am all about bold color, prints, pleats and length. I would describe this look as conservative, bold and chiq. The dress is made of chiffon and it felt amazing on my skin. The top is loose and has pearl detailing. The bottom has pleats on it making the colors and patterns look even more intriguing. The optical illusion created by the pleats keeps everyone intrigued, some even puzzled.
As a slim woman, its very hard for me to get away with wearing maxi dresses but this particular design doesn’t make me look ridiculous. It actually brings out my delicate and feminine side. I felt like a delicate flower and powerful woman at the same time.
Dress from : VB Collections
Shoes and Bag: Own
Photography: EL Photographia
Make Up by: House Of Awuor
Have an optimistic day.
Love Reina Kimeu.