Sai Sankoh

On several occasion I have tried and tried "oh lawwwd how I have tried" to give tips to the poorly dressed Nairobi woman on how to dress and how to look good, and it looks like it is just all so difficult, so am going to try this month to show you how easy its.

But first let me introduce the person going to help me. Miss Sai Sankoh!!!, The most fashion forward person I have met since I don't know when, Sai is from from Sierra Leone but lives in Washington DC. She is blogger, style guru, and CEO of A blog you should visit at least every day. Or on facebook Because I am Fabulous. Another added advantage is Sai has even more fabulous friends, she posts them on her blog, so more inspiration for me!!

So this is what I have been preaching, surf the net, there are a million fashion bloggers you will find you favourite, my favourite is Sai. This blogger is your inspiration, INSPIRATION, not copy everything even when it is obvious you will look like shit in that dress. Please note most of these fashion forward people are very bold, bold in their style, and they know it, so they most probably will look hot in whatever they have chosen because they are wearing it with confidence, they are sure of themselves, something you have to learn as you probably don't have it, if you are a beginner in these matters. You have to be confident in the outfit you choose, you should wear that dress, it should not wear you. So go easy on the inspirations. Baby steps.

Once you have decided on the blogger, go through the pictures (check for look of the day link) and one more time I strongly suggest you start with the simple outfits going up (for beginners) Beginners in this case are people who dont know the difference between a shoe lace and a scarf. Keep in mind this blogger is inspiring you.

MAKEUP: a very important thing, something you should make your friend! the only thing I want to say now is MAKE UP SHOULD ENHANCE YOUR LOOK. Enhance madam, ENHANCE not make you look like stale yoghurt!
I may post some stuff on that but I am hoping my good friend Julliet Opondo will at some point in this month long experiment have come up with the tutorial on eyebrows. Eyebrows is a disaster with most Nairobi women, a disaster, but with God's grace we might just help.

Now on the question of where do I get outfits that resembles the look. For the rich there are shops at the junction, galleria etc where you can get original stuff or talk to your sister in Europe or America to send you somethings once in a while. And then there are websites like bidorbuy (for everyone, though the last time I was there I saw a watch for 108,000KSH!!!, anyway you could get lucky if your are below the rich scala). For the medium rich, stalls and exhibitions all over CBD, you will get fake designer stuff (something I highly disapprove of) and non fake good pieces, for the poor (me in this case) TOI AND GIKOMBA, and since we are the majority make these 2 markets your friend, it is a task to look for clothes and shoes in these places and you might even chomoka with a mad flu, but am sure that is a sacrifice you are willing to make! Over there you will get real designer stuff and some very good pieces at very affordable prices. Determination and patience are the virtues you want to impress upon yourself when faced with Toi/Gikosh. Go early, wear some comfortable shoes and get ready to fight!

please note I have even made this blogger girly so we are all pretty:-) okay it is ugly but I cant find something better for now!

So kesho I will start with this outfit, simple and easy as I will be walking the streets of Nairobi alot. I may need some luck:-)

Cheers and have a great day!


  1. Super duper! BTW, please let me tag along during your next Gikosh adventure. Haven't been in more than 10 years, I can be kidnapped!

  2. Oh BTW, that's me, Juliet. Please allow people to comment without accounts.

  3. No probs, will let you know, for good stuff, you have to be there like 6am:-) bwa ha haha, anyway we will buzz you:-)