Maxi fun

December 17, 2016



Following keenly from my previous blog article, the Mombasa chronicles continue on this one.  Nothing beats a week juggling work and the vibrant entertainment scene amidst trying to keep sober after back to back heavy nights. This December we have the whisky festival at the magnificent Tapas Cielo bar in Nyali. Christmas comes early for all ye whisky lovers, myself included. Needless to say I have had my first taste of the festival last week. It is the reason we love this bar with its international standards of design, food, customer service & DJ set that plays there every single day of the week.

In an attempt to down play my hangover, I made a trip to my favorite Mombasa old town in search of real Swahili dishes at Forodhani. A beautiful scenery awaited us overlooking the English Point Marina on one end and the docks on the other. A chance for me to enjoy a shoot amidst the fine ocean breeze and the ruins of the Fort.

In my blog today I show my  maxi dress in bright contemporary colour, a beautiful wardrobe piece for the full summer heat. The flattery  of a  great maxi dress can never be underestimated.  Be it an elegant surplice necked, mermaid shaped, vintage frill, slit A-line & buttoned, ruffled high low, v-neck or casual one shoulder or a cut out cold shoulder. You can rock multiple looks on different days! The designs are endless to suit various occasions.

Contrary to popular belief, the maxi dress can serve for both laid back summer casual and super chic occasions. My favourite collection is definitely by Cici Wang who demystifies the role of  the maxi but  I also adore Ankara maxi dress  designs, a very common trend actually and can be locally made. My graceful tailor Millie made one for me last year for my Spanish vacation and it came in handy at my friends Summer wedding.

This Christmas, my must have piece is a hot red resort maxi dress, paired with red hot lips and nude coloured sandals in red hot toe nails. Holiday goals for  Zanzibar perhaps.

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  • Reply Hannington December 17, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Sweet piece 🙂

    • Reply Lisa December 18, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you & thanks for the excellent work designing! 👍🏾

  • Reply Sarah December 19, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    That trip was mad fun.. Work life balance I call it.. Must get me one of those maxi dresses. Nice piece.

    • Reply Lisa Armoire December 19, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      Miss W! You can say that again. Next time we do it again the same way 🙂

  • Reply Kent December 19, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    amazing look.

    • Reply Lisa Armoire December 19, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks Kent! All in a day’s work 🙂

  • Reply Rael December 22, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    I enjoyed this piece. Great photos 🙂

    • Reply Lisa Armoire December 26, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Hi Rael- glad you enjoyed the piece!

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