What are some of the challenges?
As a blogger, I have to look out for outstanding designers and good talent. Sometimes getting to them is a problem, because I can’t travel to their location — some of them are as far as West Africa and overseas. Blogging is a business like any other. I pay taxes too, so I can’t feature someone’s work if they are not willing to adhere to the financial agreement, which can sometimes be a problem.
What is a typical day like for you?
My days are never really the same. Some days I will have meetings or interviews to attend, other days I am holed up at home typing away on the blog or researching online. If I have a full day at home, I get up, shower and dress (as if I am leaving the house to go to an office). I check and reply to my emails. I also respond to any messages I have received on Facebook and Twitter.
If I have any assignments, I concentrate on those first and once completed, I begin researching on my next blog post. If I have a meeting scheduled, I carefully select what I will wear and the things I need to carry to the meeting. I take breaks throughout the day to clear my head. I buy a magazine or newspapers, meet friends for lunch or go window-shopping (it’s research, honestly).
What are your long-term career goals?
I don’t intend to plan too far ahead. Right now, I would like for my blog; Kenyan Stylist to expand and reach other fashion-obsessed people all over the world. Establishing my blog has opened many doors for me and I would like that to continue.
What other fields have you worked in?
I have worked in the film industry, where my work was to dress the entire cast of the movie. I’ve also worked with renowned photographer Barbara Minishi as her shoot assistant. I have also been selected as a Judge for this year’s Fafa Emerging Designers Competition.
What do you like to do for fun?
I like to shop, try new restaurants and also attend music concerts.