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16 May 2017 » Toi Market

How hard is it to introduce one self?!! Very hard. Hahaha. Because unlike most people,I sometimes pull a "push" door and struggle with it. Just the other day,let me not lie, few times, I've walked to the driver's door wanting to sit on the passenger's seat on my "boyfriend's" car,intending to use the gadammmnnn left door. So,hey, I got so many faults and I'm definitely a very human human. But do all these really matter? I don't know. Maybe. But there are things that make me a perfect imperfect...

10 May 2017 » Toi Market

Fam, this has been quite a journey. (reason for old photo)I have had so so much fun doing this, writing this blog.I have grown and so have you, at least I would so very hope so.The blog has you guys, such a great following, you have been super supportive, we won an Award!!Because I cannot do it anymore, I would like to leave it to somebody who is going to keep it going.They will introduce themselves.So consider this my last post.We started here. SAI SANKOH  in 2012, we had loads of fun with the...

02 January 2016 » Toi Market

Hey ya'll.New year New beginnings!! I have not written in a while because... well because. But here I am again.Last Year (sounds so far away now) I was at Carole Kinoti's New label launch. It was a smash!! Fantastic show. Great people. Great style. Carole did not disappoint.The show was choreographed by Letoya Johnstone. Folks worked hard. The entire evening was good. I believe you saw us in the news?Just a quick one on this collection. It was not a collection it was an entire range. I have...

12 September 2015 » Toi Market

Ey, I have woken up from my slumber.I have been woken up by Naomi Wachira. She is something!It is unbelievable that I have never heard of Naomi. But I saw her the other day on my facebook newsfeed - bless you Wanjiru Kimani.I listen first time and she stunned me, with goose bumps and everything.Naomi's music moves and teaches and soothes and you breathe. YOU BREATHE.She is the closest to absolute awesomeness I have come this entire year.Kenya has such wonderful music, that it is a shame we,...

10 September 2015 » Toi Market

Ey, I have woken up from my slumber.I have been woken up by Naomi Wachira. She is something!It is unbelievable that I have never heard of Naomi. But I saw her the other day on my facebook newsfeed -bless you Wankiru Kimani.I listen first time and she stunned me, with goose bumps and everything.Naomi's music moves and teaches and soothes and you breathe. YOU BREATHE.She is the closest to absolute awesomeness I have heard this entire year.Kenya has such wonderful music, that it is a shame we,...

11 May 2015 » Toi Market

Hi everyone, I have stopped apologising for my now infamous disappearing acts.Please meet Rose Mathieu the first woman on my Working Girl series. I met Rose on the facebook group Cook Eat. So I reached out and she is amazing! We have been talking on and off the phone for so long, I don't know when friendship kicked in and interview stopped.Her food is exquisite. Rose has worked very hard to get where she is right now, which is working at one of the best restaurants in Paris. She has worked...

08 March 2015 » Toi Market

Today is that day, that has been set aside for women. I must bow at the feet of my mother Ms. Naomi Odoc. My mother did not change her name after the wedding, I do not know how she got away with that in 1972.I do not think about her as much as when she left us for good. But this woman not only birthed me and a bunch of other incredible humans, but when I think about her the far in between moments, I know I stand on the shoulders of a giant! She was incredible, a force and a teacher. My ma was a...

05 March 2015 » Toi Market

Do you see what is happening there? I am a member of several facebook markets, you know the akina Soko Kuu, Kilimani Mums Market, Soko Nyeusi etc etc etcetera. What I have noticed is that for the strangest reason they never have real people (models are real people too, but you get what I mean) wearing these beautiful clothes they are advertising, and am over here asking myself why? Kwani since you started importing you have not found one person to wear that dress. A kenyan in a kenyan place so...

03 March 2015 » Toi Market

I have been meaning to blog Nadia for the longest time! Do not even bother asking me where the hell I have been since January. Okay strike that, not nice, seriously I have run out of excuses. I lost the writing juice and inspiration for fashion has been under the grass in the forest.I love love Nadia's style it is edgy, its on point, it is her age and her ideologies and well you can see for yourself. The best thing about this girl, she has a good head on her shoulders. And ya'll know how I love...

09 January 2015 » Toi Market

This post was not going to be about me, but what is a fashion blogger if she cant plaster herself everywhere. Also I have just seen 2015 BAKE blog awards are up for submission. That thing woke me up like a nonsense. Aki this year we should win. Lakini the way we are still here at blogspot? Sidhani.Anyhu Jemo (James Muriuki) has been taking very nice shots of me of late so here is me in a sunny dress that my sisto got for me from ABROAD. Yes over the seas. It came by aeroplane. And that beside...

06 January 2015 » Toi Market

As you can imagine I did not think up my new look all by myself. Fashion is hard I tell you. I am digging Emmanuel Alt's Look. She is the Editor of Vogue - Paris. The look works for me. Casual chic. She carries this look so well you would think she was born in it. I am skipping the heels for now because I am feeling my Bata shoes. But on going out nights or dinners I just add heels. I am going to make a point of carrying some in my tote. As you can also see the hooker heels are over. Pumps are...

05 January 2015 » Toi Market

Hey ya'll. The year has begun!!! So first off here are some flowers for you. You know how I love me some flowers!I do hope you have started on a great note! I have. I hope this year brings you only the best of the best, and I hope you know there are the downs of life and should you fall, I hope you pick yourself up, dust your pretty ass off and hold your head up high, back straight and keep walking. Like the Queen you are!!!!!Fashion wise I am still in my lesbian chic look. In fact I have fully...

20 December 2014 » Toi Market

Hi ya'll!! its been a while? Anyhuu the holidays are here!!! Since I know most of you have gone to the village, I have decided to leave a likkle something for the city folks here. Ya'll know how I love Bonang Matheba so that is why her glorious self is staring at you. So as usual be inspired. I have beenfeeling less inspired of late as the Nairobi tings have been getting to me, but am not dwelling onbad things!So lets get on with it.Bonang is here to wave to you happy holidays!!! and also...

06 November 2014 » Toi Market

Hello good people. So just quick the picture of Ellen Degeneres and Portia is up there because of late that is my new look. Lesbian chic is what they are calling that look these days. And of course I am a big fan of Ellen. I have been crazy busy with new things and Fashion has kind of taken a background.I am just not feeling it.I have gone ahead and bought shoes similar to these (below); I also took several pairs of jeans from my brothers:-) Love love both shoes, so these days I can be seen...

09 September 2014 » Toi Market

Hi ladies and gents:-) I know! I know. But I am going to explain to you in the greater details why I have been off radar like that! Just thought I start this post off with Our Sai who looks stunning as usual!So, I have been having this writers block. There are stories and things to write about but just no motivation. Anyway jana it came back to me in the most weirdest way!! I was walking to my friends, she lives huko past Bomas. I had my earphones on at full blast! Just kidogo past the cemetery...

11 May 2014 » Toi Market

Our Headmistress' birthday was 3 days ago, so she has been travelling the globe looking fabulous and celebrating! Which makes me think how I want to have her life for like 4 weeks! Happy Birthday darling. Now, having said that, are you seeing that kaftan and how it is work of art in its own right? She is getting this from Dubai Kaftans. Ebu go there and admire and order some.Then you know I have been looking for our kenyan female celebs left and right and frankly I do not know where to find...

02 May 2014 » Toi Market

Good friday boys and girls. Lets just get to that picture up there. Now you know the way I get excited excited every time our TOI here gets a nod from important persons? YES! Bata gave us a nod, how cool is that, its not that it was a certificate or a medal, but a small comment on that Converse post I had done previously. If you do not remember read something HERE.So I was not lying about getting my Northstar. Just wanted to get that off my chest. Okay I wanted to thump my chest.There is a...

21 March 2014 » Toi Market

There we go! Sai. Again. You remember what I posted on Facebook? The way today I am feeling warm and fuzzy and lovey dovey. Anyway Our headmistress miss Sai was honoured for her work recently. Last week Miss. Sai and a bunch of other phenomenal women were honoured at the first Women mean Business Entrepreneurial & Leadership Brunch. You can read the story here at ALUX. You might also want to know that ALUX- African Luxury Mag is the fabulous project Sai begun after BecauseIamFabulous....

17 March 2014 » Toi Market

As you may well know Sai Sankoh is the woman who inspired this blog in the first place. So she will be featured randomly here and off for no apparent reason other than she is Sai being Sai. The lovely Sai went GLAM SHORT!!! what can I say, I really love her short hair do I sent her a long marriage proposal, that she turned down for obvious reason. For those of us who are going bald. Enjoy yourself.AM digging that whole look so much I have decided jeans fo life!The other day, Angelina brought...

10 March 2014 » Toi Market

First offits going to be a marathon and as you well know, no good story ever started with a salad.I have been away and I just woke up because bloggers are being awarded, aki if I had know I would have taken ka Toi seriously, but that is nothing to worry about I was busy working, you know the kind of work that pays rent and stuff. I missed everything! but I was doing pretty good on the job front, me I don't lie, I was in the DN and shit.And when you have been in the papers, you behave...

26 July 2013 » Toi Market

Me and Barbie have never been friends, I have always wondered why that is all we have to offer our kids, the barbie. I remember when I was growing up, our neighbours kid had a rag doll, I loved that doll, I stole it once and hid it under my dress and went to church. We had to go through their home to get to church and it was just lying there e laro (ask your luo friend to translate that) there are somethings that are untranslatable.We always sat on the front row. My mom (mama kanisa/ Madam)...

24 July 2013 » Toi Market

You know I have been talking talking here about dresses and girly all the time and am really a casual smart person, is in the DNA. Anyway jana as I was going through my newsfeed I saw my man Gitahi had posted this picture. He was actually talking to somebody else so I went and jipoxed in that conversation, though my opinion was not required. But its facebook, if it was real life it would be like you are walking in your hood, you see a door open, people are in there talking, you, you just walk...

19 July 2013 » Toi Market

My word!! ZARA is coming to town. When I heard the news I was too excited. Now back when I was in the diaspora, Zara was my best friend that is a shop, for one their pants and jeans are long. A good long. Usually its like this over there, the smaller the size gets, the shorter the pants or jeans get and the longer they get the wider in the waist they get. So loved loved Zara for giving me some of the best days of my life!And as you know ZARA is MANGO's sister.Deacons is bringing ZARA home. And...

13 July 2013 » Toi Market

Earlier on I had said that I was going to write or lets say feature our First Lady. Well it is impossible to talk about first ladies without thinking of her Royal Shinyness, the one and only majestic Ms. Chantal Biya; A big shame on me for not featuring this magnificent beauty in like a year!! Preposterous! As I had mentioned earlier HERE, Ms. Biya's glamour is seconded to none in this entire continent.In the process of researching our First Lady, I realised I really do not know much about...

08 July 2013 » Toi Market

So si you jua the way jana I was talking about how we are going to become a first class, sophisticated high end magazine etc etc. That thing completely went to my head. Mpaka I started thinking the way I will become Oprah and have only my face smile upon you common folks on all Toi Magazine Covers? My head can think up things. I already have the Toi Market Show in my head and how I will laugh and have celebrities jump up and down on my expensive couch in my expensive studio. I completely...

08 July 2013 » Toi Market

I have never really blogged an individual as in the whole post is about one person. Mental note to self: write about me and only me on a single post.Anyway here is an exception, please meet the beautiful Silvia.I am in this group called Kilimani Mums. Most of the time I do not know what I am doing in that group but could be because I have lived in Kilimani and I am a potential mother. It really is a great group, its like a chama, or self help group, they get to share,  great info, feedback and...

07 July 2013 » Toi Market

That is my friend Awuor in Rome.  Rocking the mini in a way that I want to do right now. The other day the sun showed out kidogo, well not really kidogo it was the proper summer sun. It is summer in several parts of the globe too. The girls in other parts of the world like you can see from my friend up there have all taken out their minis and short shorts, I dont lie.Here is  my other  friend Shar skating in BerlinLook at that short shortsand Trysh up and about with her boy in NYI shall never...

01 July 2013 » Toi Market

Hey ya'll, so I said I would do this on Sunday, but here I am better very late than never. I love loooove the trench coat. I think there is nothing to round off your cold weather look than the trench coat. It is feminine, and will make even a drab dress look great, that is of course if you are never going to take the coat off.I really dont think that there is any need for me to go into great details about this piece, I own several. The other time I was in Gikomba I saw a really great white ZARA...

25 June 2013 » Toi Market

Is there any african woman who has never had braids? I dont know any. Braids are so easy, you just wake up pull back and leave. Okay that pull back story is no longer the only way to style braids, there are way way too many ways of styling braids. Try some out.I am sure you have a good person who does yours, but Kenyatta Market is my favourite place. The speed. Tiny twisted braids now can be done in less than 3 hours!! I am so terrible with the sitting down part. Its good to have your regular...

24 June 2013 » Toi Market

I have decided to let my hair loose, really loose, one of my readers just told me that I should not shove stuff down you throat and act professional. From now on I am going to be so professional, you will be wondering why the New York Times have not hired me yet.I am a professional, that is why I have a message for that girl who said I am not professional. YOU WANT TO TELL ME SOMETHING?Si I have said that like pro!That aside, this story of Samburu men and German women, it has been on the news...

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