On this day in 2012 my Sweet Phina went to be with the Angels. This month every Monday is dedicated to Phina. We will analyze her style and share her JOYful smile with you. Come along for the ride…
This particular dress was designed via Skype calls and emails. She wanted something in the brides chosen color scheme of blue and chocolate brown. I also loved the details on the sleeves. A lovely unique style that flows and fit in beautifully with this beach wedding.
Kawaii means cute in Japanese. Today we bring you Stunning Nina, rocking her Obi belt with an electric blue dress looking just as cute as ever!
At Lulu we are always looking for new ways to bring you JOY. This year we are searching for a new way to support our communities in Uganda. Can you think of any worthy cause that can combine fashion and philanthropy? Bonus for causes that are also focused on primary education. Email at us firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s bring smiles to the world through fashion and consciousness…
B.Daisy by Brenda Asiimwe is a classic brand for the woman who loves the tailored chic and romantic look. This season Brenda Asiimwe launched her brand with a new look logo and vibrant collection called Edgy Sweet Heart. The collection staples included draped chiffon tops that could be worn with drape details in the front or back. Voluminous organza circle skirts that came in black, Violet, chocolate brown and emerald green. The show stopper lace finale maxi skirt and top was auctioned off at a Kampala charity benefit to raise funds for an orphanage. Also included in the collection were pencil skirts, tailored jackets and slim fit pants. Asiimwe is obsessed with creating the perfect fit. All her custom wear clients go through a mandatory 3 fittings to ensure their gamrents fit like a second skin. She has studied the Ugandan woman’s body and is now even aware of the regional differences between body shapes. This has helped her create her own library of women’s wear patterns based on the Ugandan body shape. Many of her pieces are multi- functional in keeping with her sustainable fashion ethics. Her website will soon be launched but for now contact her at email@example.com
All photos: Oscar Kibuuka Mukisa
Did you know that in the west, huge department stores and discount garment chain stores would rather destroy unsold items than sell them at a loss or give them away to charity. So what does it mean for us who gladly accept second hand clothes into our markets without even tracking the background of these items. The clothes are sprayed with very harmful chemicals to keep them fresh throughout their journey to us but then we inhale these awful chemicals and get sick. Didn’t you ever wonder why upon returning from a trip to Owino you feel light-
Today’s joy is brought to you by the look that stopped traffic in 2013 and that may never see 2014 in Kampala… The kimono and short set
Today’s joy is brought to you by JOYninJa Bridget an actress. This cool kimono inspired jumpsuit can be worn with a hip hop flair as presented or in a totally Tom boy fashion as seen on the runway…
There is something magical about what happens when former models design their own line of clothing. Suddenly fashion becomes comfortable yet chic. Affordable yet luxe. Because as models they have become very aware of what clothes work on what types of bodies and also just how affordable it can be to be stylish. Claire Tendo’s line of trendy contemporary womenswear uses soft stretch fabrics combined with beautiful African prints for that cosmopolitan woman who wants to look good at work and go out for cocktails come 6pm. And the best part is… Claire Tendo can model her own clothes. After all she is still a stunning statuesque Ugandan beauty. Here she is wearing a zebra print inspired dress from her latest all black and white collection.