she shapes the city

Behind the Scenes

The designer

The award winning design label Kiko Romeo created a unique and different outfit for each individual women in the campaign. The amazing fashion designer behind Kiko Romeo is Ann McCreath, pictured below.

Ann has won many awards for her work in fashion and peace building, and was listed in the “Top 100 Women Influencing Africa” by Arise Magazine, as well as being a finalist in the Ethical Fashion Forum Source Awards 2012 for “Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Fashion”. She is Chair of FAFA (Festival of African Fashion & Arts), which she co-founded in 2008 to produce “Fashion for Peace”, and is currently the Kenya Coordinator for Fashion Revolution Day. – See more at: http://kikoromeo.com

The stylist

 Annabel Onyango is one of Kenya’s top stylist and renowned internationally. When we asked her to do this shoot we nearly missed the boat due to her being so in demand. We featured Annabel in one of our very early chapters of this campaign as a powerhouse that is changing the face of the city.  See and read her story here!

annabel3

 

The makeup artist

Sinitta Owor and her brand Cultured Ego did the make up. Here’s Sinitta taking a short break from work during production.
Sinita_Cultured Ego_ Make Up Artist

 

The sound guy

Ngalah did the sound recordings. He runs Box House Media.
Here’s a shot of him with Pauline Vaughan from Mkopa. Ngalah was excited to hear more about it because Mkopa had made such a difference in grandmothers life in Siaya county.
nagala
The food guys
The Good Food Company kept us going for the crazy 48hours through production.
They provide fast fresh food that’s nutritious,healthy and delicious!
TGFC
The social media manager
Brenda Muckle is in charge of our digital media strategies and media output. Ex-LinkedIn London and recently returned to her homeland, Kenya. Brenda is working as a Social Media Consultant; maximising social media to elevate conversation and promote impactful projects globally. https://ke.linkedin.com/in/bmuckle
Brenda colour1
Story credits:
JOURNALIST: CYNARA VETCH
LOCATION: JACARANDA DESIGNS http://jacarandafrica.com/
Shoot Credits:
PHOTOGRAPHY: MIA COLLIS http://www.miacollis.com
STYLIST: ANNABEL ONYANGOhttp://www.annabelonyango.com/
MAKE UP: SINITTA OWOR – CULTURED EGOhttp://www.culturedego.com/
ASSISTANT: WANGARI KAHUNGURA
DESIGNERS:
Advertisements