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.