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Something about this mustard gown just makes my insides melt. When I first spotted this dress at Wambui Mukenyi's shop I had a minor freak out session - you know, the kind where your heart starts beating faster and nothing makes sense but that piece in the shop that you've got to leave with? This was my piece. Those who've been on my blog for a while already know I have a soft spot for simplicity and the understated elegance of this dress just resonated deeply within the simple corner of my fashion loving heart.

After going on about how gorgeous the dress is, the next thing my cousin Anita wanted to know was where else I'd be wearing it besides weddings. Well, let's just say if you see a lady in a gorgeous, backless gown trying to buy some fresh bread over the counter in Nakumatt, that's probably going to be me. No basic outfits over here ;)

Can't wait to share with you the other four pieces from her designs this week! Wambui Mukenyi is an exquisite designer and I'm honoured to be able to show you some of my favourite pieces from her shop! I bet you're going to fall in love with them as much as I did. 

I'm sooo excited to announce that Wambui Mukenyi will be giving away a Kshs5,000 voucher to spend at her shopping party to one of you guys!! Know of a better way to start your Monday? I think not. All you have to do is leave a comment below letting us know what trends you're currently loving and would like to see in her up coming collection. Simple as that! Winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday! {Sorry international readers but this giveaway is only open to those residing in Kenya.} 

 

Wambui Mukenyi is hosting a shopping party this Saturday and I hope to see some of you there! If you can, please try and stop by and hang out with us for a while as we do a little shopping and talk fashion. The details are in the poster below and if you're interested in a shopping party voucher, do email me {thisisess12@gmail.com} with your name and telephone number here and I'll provide you with more details. By the way, you get 10% off if you purchase the voucher prior to the shopping to the shopping party on Saturday!

 

Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Merry Monday and I hope you have a productive week!

Love and love.

  • Ciiku

    Love, I’m feeling peplum but imagine I am yet to own one. Also loving the nude shoe… flats obviously :-)

  • Marion Amay Wambui

    Hey I would so want that voucher what am currently looving is anything to do with prints and high low dresses. I would love to see some coloured high lows in her collection I know she has a couple but thats a trend i think fits most body shapes :)

  • joyperis romans

    hey am loving the dress it looks so damn good and am into wrap dresses that leave a V neck line

  • Cycy Gina

    Am in love with Wambui Mukenyi’s style,especially the WM Jacket and the WM Gown worn by Nancie Mwai at the Bake Awards!!!I would love to see her work with the Denim Shirt as it’s quite an emerging trend currently.The Sheer Panels and Short Suits would also definitely be a hit coming from WM and I would definitely get myself one of each from her collection…..Am really hoping I can get this voucher.WM designs are to die for!!! :-) :-)

  • Cycy Gina

    And Sharon you look AMAZING in that gown!! :-)

  • Caroline Каролина

    I would really love to see brushstroke prints on her dresses! I think they are very beautiful and not limiting on the color or even design. :) I would also love to see more bold colors in her collection – I love orange :)

  • Miss Archie

    Wambui Mukenyi!! I love her work., and yes she knows her ways with gowns. Utter brilliance.

    now, what I would like to see is…. latex and leather. yes, those two materials. They are what I have been loving lately and they are what I would like to see in an upcoming collection.

    simplicity and elegance, that gown is worth a melting moment. o/

  • Caroline Каролина

    I love you dress completely…I have been raving about mustard colored clothes. :) I also want to add that I would love to see lace in her collection…it’s timeless and I feel sad that I never see it a lot…the well designed dresses I mean. Please please try lace and brushstroke designs :)

    I love your blog Ess

  • fay

    prints prints and more prints please!!!

  • Nelius

    I love Wambui Mukenyis fashion and creativity and i love all her collections.Different types of Denim coats and maxi dresses worn together i think that’s the trend and its old school which i really love…i would love to see u do this one.

  • Va Va Vroom!

    I love that gown! You look fab Sharon.
    As for what I’d like to see In Wambui Mukenyi’s next collection,that would be leather and denim mixed with other fabrics i.e.those two fabrics have this edgy boyish thing to them that is just wow.

  • Yvonne Nasi

    I love how her creations are so elegant. I would however love to see how she would play around with the Preppy look…Think Kiel James Patrick, Brooks Brothers and boat shoes…I would love that to death.

  • Naomi

    LACE ..lace ..lace and more lace :) Check out this timeless- sleeveless- little black lace dress! A must have for any woman’s wardrobe ! Wambui take a look at this !

  • june paskalina

    dress is super nice. Currently am loving tweed, in everything… coats, skirts, dresses and i would want her collection to play around with various kinds of fabrics and even go crazy mix chiffon with tweed or kitenge or leso… in short. WM should call her next collection SHOCK therapy coz i want to see something that new and wiered and great to wear *ok.bye :-)

  • Winlet Vusha

    gorgeous…elegant….I looooove that outfit Ess :) and Wambui Mukenyi sure has taste!!! Every piece of hers is uniquely created, fabric by fabric :) Peplum has become a favorite, and I would definitely love to see more of prints and denim

  • Fray

    Simplicity is my thing.. I love a simple unique outfit that can stand out in a crowd. I love prints and of late I have come to love long flowy dresses..

  • Jess Gitahi

    Hi Sharon, your really into mustard lately and it’s kinda rubbing off me :) . Currently i cant stop thinking of PEPLUM (after i saw you in one at a recent post), but am thinking of a PEPLUM DRESS in Kitenge fabric + clutch + nude shoes. I’d wear this to a cocktail on a Friday or a wedding on a Saturday or a Sunday service at church or just to buy some fresh bread over the counter in Nakumatt :) BTW Love the Red dress on Wambui, lovely Monday.

  • Rose

    Sharon you look absolutely stunning and elegant in that gown!

    I love Wambui Mukenyi’s choice of fabric which makes her pieces very timeless…something which you can easily hand down to your grandkids :) I am currenly into bold prints and stripes and would love to see both of these in her next collection. Especially if she could top them up with the peplum effect :) …drooling already at the thought!!

  • Nkirote Mutisya

    Hey Sharon!!!
    I absolutely love the mustard on you. Was checking out the blog in class and my cute guy friend jus coulnd’t stop staring at your face. In his words, “She’s perfect!” :)
    Anyway, i totally love Wambui Mukenyi’s dresses and the fabrics are to die for. She’s even done a dress for my sister once. I would definitely love to see her do the geometric cut prints which are totally in right now or the print on print. Coupled with some white heels = FABULOSITY.
    Merry Monday to you too.

  • Virginia

    First i’d like to say i loooove the dress and i love how you have accessorized it. Loooove the necklace the earrings. I just totally love everything about how u have rocked the dress. Wambui Mukenyi is amaizing and i am always in awe of her creativity and gorg trendy dresses.I’d definitely want to see more combinations with print fabrics(kitenge) e.g. the blue with pinkish print dress Sarah Hassan is wearing on fb pics. I’m yet to own a WM outfit but definitely a must have this year :) :) :)

  • Wambui

    Sharon you look AMAZING!!!I love the mustard dress but would prefer if it were a bit more fitting at the top to cater for smaller bossoms:-)!Wambui has a great sense of style..you can never go wrong with simple and elegant although id love her to be daring with the next collection!!!!I LOVE print!!!Ankara skirts and trousers even tights!!!Id love her to also play with denim and asymmetric pieces!!!!

  • Krystin O.

    Wambui Mukenyi’s pieces are everything! i especially love her new gown collection.. yours is an awesome example.
    what i would like to see more of is lace and sheers; being my current obsession
    xx

  • Nicole Gichuhi

    I’d want to see lace peplum and ponte tops. And if there’s anyone who can make a bold move and venture into a piece with lace and ankara fabric and actually pull it off it’s Wambui Mukenyi

  • Ciku Wa Kiarie

    i would like to see some faux leather and lace details, geometric or tribal prints on skirts.i’d also once seen a fur round little skirt.that would be interesting.
    amazing work wambui mukenyi
    Lovely dress ess :)

  • Guest

    Two trends am currently loving are sorbet brights and metallics. I think the trend isn’t strictly for the nighttime anymore. I would love to see Wambui Mukenyi’s wardrobe with the simple addition of bright and
    metallic accessories. Love :) :)

  • Judith Shali

    Two trends am currently loving are sorbet brights and metallics. I think
    the trend isn’t strictly for the nighttime anymore. I would love to see
    Wambui Mukenyi’s wardrobe with the simple addition of bright and
    metallic accessories. Love :) :)

  • Kenty Isabella

    looooove,love and been loving metallics…i havn’t seen that in her collection yet and WM always does an amazing job with whatever fabric…i know she will re-define metallics.

  • TheBantuGirl

    You look lovely!

  • http://twitter.com/That_A_Lady That Lady

    The trend that I am totally into is the cropped top with the high waist shirt or pants. Fierce! Especially in Ankara print… #melt!

  • http://twitter.com/Wairauka Gatuiri Wa Mwangi

    Gorgeous gown, Wambui Mukenyi is definitely getting better as time goes by. Currently I’m loving the cropped pant craze and I can’t get enough of statement necklaces. As for Wambui, I hope to see more designs combining different fabrics and texture, like chiffon with ankara fabric.

  • Rachel

    Thee Mustard dress is to die for then you rocked it the best
    way possible…kudos to tht……..Kudos to Wambui Mukenyi for the awesome job
    she does taking the fashion world in Kenya to another level……keep up the
    amazing job now on ur next collection i would love to see strips there
    currently trending eye candy play around with different fabric en throw a denim
    fabric, mush it up with the mesh fabric……also try out thee high waist
    shorts,pants

  • Dorcie

    whoa the gown looks super lovely and with the ornaments it just brings out the best of the dress. I’m loving….two trends I’m loving and would like to see are chiffon tops and high waist skirts or pants

  • Joan

    i love love love the feminine textures that are trending….so smooth….delicate…feather light ..peek
    -a-boo ;) . type…i cant get enough. would love if she continued to play around with it in the next collection as it brings about effortless elegance and looks good on every woman.
    i also cant get enough of statement jewellery personally.

  • Maureen

    My very first LBD was from Wambui Mukenyi and I love it. Am currently loving the denim trend and would definitely love to own a denim jacket by WM.

  • Asumpta

    You look gorgeous.
    I’d like to see more black and white outfits.whether it’s stripes,graphics and other fun patterns.

  • Lyn Sheri

    Hi there! I’m a first-time comment-er who’s been quietly stalking your blog all of this year (I discovered you just the other day, can you believe it? Sad…), and I’m not just commenting for the giveaway but because I’ve also just recently discovered a new passion for fashion. So I’m simply SO EXCITED to provide my thoughts on what trends I’m crazy over and think should be incorporated into Miss Wambui Mukenyi’s new collection.

    Where do I begin?

    Ombre color-blocking gradients as the first for sure. Although from your ‘Onto Ombre’, I see she’s already touched on that. Secondly, fabric-blocking; especially with lace, kitenge and/or faux/real leather fabrics, on dresses, tops or slim-fit pants. I DREAM of designing these, but until then, go ahead and blow our minds with your designs Wambui :) Third, I really think flare pants are making a come-back, especially for the corporate ladies.
    While I could add more, I’ll leave it at that :)

    ION, I really love this mustard dress with the gold accessories. You’d think the bright on bright would be too much, but it’s not! Simply gorgeous :)

  • Caren L Shimuli

    Love the dress Ess, WM never disappoints. ;-)

    The Zebra stripes should be on your collection, probably a whole line for different pieces would be perfect…. Also, the Cut out that suit plus size girls (cause am plus size hehehe…) that would be nice too… :)

  • Mercy

    That gown is absolutely amazing! Wambui Mukenyi is changing the fashion scenes in Kenya. I would love to see her include pastels in her future collections and mix them or play around with prints.

  • Rebecca Nyaga

    Hi, I totally love your blog..your style is AMAZING! These days am obsessed with piping details on everything. It injects subtle colour contrasts without being too avant garde and so appropriate for some of us with office jobs but still edgy :-) . Hope WM does some bold colour combos!

    Another trend is sheer or lace panels on everything would love me some of that!

  • Njenga Sarafina Wambui

    I love the dress :)

  • lornah

    The dress is adorable looks like one from anaa designer in portland av forgoten the name.nway Wambui Mukenyi should try not to play safe..in that her designs should be more daring like the touch of denim and lace and also pleather it comes out in handy plus linen..ooh i love any type of linen:-) wish i could see this post early:(

  • arti-arte

    this dress is divine…..www.arti-arte.blogspot.com

  • tess

    I really like chiffon and sheer fabrics….and I would like to see that in her collection-different prints and lots of colours!!That dress is just it!!

  • Josephine Jolie

    Hi Ess i feel like we are already friends because i am always at your blog, looooooove your style. Just started my internship and i try once in a while to be official and trendy at the same time so i am soooo into Peplums, anything peplum, tops, skirts etc. so trendy, classy and good for the office. Super excited about the discounts at the shopping party can’t wait. Plus loved the post on your houndstooth dress, would love a top or coat in that design :)

  • a girl baby

    this dress is fabulous.. i saw it and had my mind set on what i wanted to wear for an upcoming wedding. simple and classy. currently, im loving everything african. leso. or african print. WM should definitely consider that in her next collection. but so far.. the style fix collection is amazing. love the houndstooth dress a bit too much too.:)

  • Joy M.

    Hi Sharon! I la-la-love Wambui Mukenyi but what I think would make their clothes to die for is young African prints, that is to say, ankara! That being said, you look lovely in that dress! I have always been skeptical of mustard, but I’m starting to think, I could be a believer!

  • http://twitter.com/tee_mbithe simple simone

    I recently got to know about you through my sister and I have to say, am TOTALLY loving this dress, *practically your whole fashion sense*, making me think twice about why I have been skeptical about mustard (the color), I must say the way you paired it with gold accessories made it the more gorgeous.
    I am in love with lace and sheer fabrics at this point and I would love to see more of them in WM’s collection.
    Its always refreshing to read your blog JSUK* \@_@//

  • tabitha

    the dress looks nice but if i had to go with one thing it would be the necklace, what i would like to see from wambui mukenyi is a plus size collection, not a collection that includes plus and straight sizes but purely a PLUS size collection, this would make my day and break my wallet but whats a lil wallet breaking between a girl and clothes?

  • http://twitter.com/That_A_Lady That Lady

    One word: Print!!! Especially Anakara :)