A Maxi Dress A Day Keeps The Sun Shining

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.

IMG_3717-2This is the perfect dress to wear during a sunny weekend to a wedding, to an event or even on a lunch date with your family. Kissed by the sun is what you need to make your dull day bright.

Dress from : VB Collections

Shoes and Bag: Own

Photography: EL Photographia

Make Up by: House Of Awuor

Have an optimistic day.

Love Reina Kimeu.


Hi fashionistas. I hope you’ve been well. I have been super busy from the last time I wrote, I got invited to the Liz Ogumbo #musicmeetsfashion event at DUSIT 2, Nairobi. I have to say, this was one of the best events I have ever been to. Continue reading “TURN UP THE MUSIC”