Photography by Tatiana Karanja
Words cannot even begin to express just how excited I am about this! Not even emojis could get the expression quite right. AAAAAAAAAAA!
I’m smiling like a goon as I type this.
This project with Vivo has been months in the making and for me to finally be able to share the pieces with you is an absolute dream come true. I have been praying and visualising for the day I can finally share something tangible with you all and to know it’s finally here makes my heart soar with joy and gratitude!
As you know, I’ve been working with Vivo for a while now and over the years I have fallen in love with their comfortable, classic pieces – most of which are (proudly) made in Kenya. SoÂ when the opportunity presented itself for me to create something with Vivo, believe me, it was a no-brainer.Â I’ve learned so much throughÂ this entireÂ process from elements ofÂ design (man, that was tough), to Â merchandising, business development (thanks to Wandia – the QueenÂ behind Vivo) andÂ branding. By far, this is one of the highlights of my career and I am so grateful to you reading this and to this platform for allowing me an opportunity to share – not just content, but something that you can now bring into your homes too.
I really hope you fall in love with the pieces as much as I have! I practically live in the bodysuits. I’m not kidding – four out of 7 days in a week you’ll find me in one because I just think they’re so comfortable and versatile. I love the relaxed nature of the kimonos and the sleekness of the cigarette pants with their accompanying sleeveless vests. There’s a lot more pieces (11 in total) in different colours and sizes so hopefully you’ll land on something that feels just right for you! IÂ really wanted to create a collection thatÂ not onlyÂ reflected my style but met my needs for versatile and comfortable pieces – which just so happens to be perfectly in line with Vivo’s brand.
I can’t wait to see you in the pieces and if you do, feel free to snap a pic and use the hashtag #ThisIsEssForVivo so I can find it!
Love and love.
This Is Ess for Vivo Collection – Available at Vivo (Junction, Galleria, Yaya Centre, New Muthaiga Shopping Centre, Garden City, Professional Centre, Magharibi Place, City Mall NyaliÂ and online!)
For price details – check out Vivo on Facebook.