SEPTEMBER 2014: NAIROBI, KENYA
The event concept was to makeover the looks of seven women, styling a selection of looks to showcase the collections of top Kenyan fashion designer Deepa Dosaja. The event was a prestigious private party held at the Deepa Dousaja boutique with 60+ VIP guests including Deepa’s top clients.
I met all the ‘models’ a few days before the event to find out their styling needs and create each of the 21 outfits. None had modelled before so everyone was a bit nervous, except for Azza who was an ex pro model and gave the other ladies tips on how to walk. I styled three looks for each woman and collaborated with hair and makeup teams to create the overall looks. I organised the show run through and dress rehearsal and on the night presented the catwalk show to reveal the looks.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY HELENT HOLT PHOTOGRAPHY & MIGWA NTHIGAH @ MAGIQ LENS