Look Good, Feel Good: the year of the Wakanda pride glow

2018 for sure has been the year of celebrating African Fabric/ Fashion, all thanks to the film Black Panther. Everyone put in their best foot forward this year at every premiere of the movie to showcase their best African wear loud and proud and boy oh boy, it’s been quite an eventful ride.

Interestingly though, about five years ago, I embarked on a journey to wear more and more Ankara Jackets. For starters, I wasn’t sure I was the right man for these fabrics and always debated whether or not to until one day I challenged myself that you know what, what’s the worst that could happen- try it once and if it doesn’t work, I can say at least I tried.

Fast Forward and Ankara Jackets have become my occasional Wakanda Love. I think the trick has been to find the right fabric that stands out and is eye popping. A trick that works for me, is to have pants that are not as bright as the Jacket. The jacket then, shines on its own having been made from the finest fabric making it then stand out like the King of the Jungle.  That is what I love.

To complete this look, I found this amazing plain formal white ruffle shirt. When was the last time you saw or wore a shirt like this? It’s a retro, vintage formal shirt that adds a rich trendy flair twist to the outfit/ look. The purple pants and black LV suede shoes are a great addition to style and finesse to this ensemble. Putting this together was fun. I must point out that be careful not to have pants that will overwhelm and steal the thunder from the Jacket. Let the Jacket and Shirt enjoy the limelight.

I am a firm believer that one of the most effective ways to feel good on the inside is to definitely look dapper on the outside. When you know you look good, you come out poised, polished and put together. This Look right here, was what I wore to Nairobi’s most anticipated and glamorous event, FHT 2018, held at the plush Zen Garden in March. Be the judge, and let me know if I did it for the culture and pulled it off.

Wearing; A hybrid Made to Measure Ankara Print Outfit which consists of a Single-breasted print jacket, White Cotton Ruffle shirt, hybrid Made to Measure purple pants and black suede LV shoes (Model’s own wardrobe)

Location; Zen Garden, a paramount venue in Nairobi’s Spring Valley with two restaurants & one conference facility with complete service.

Photography; @kuyohphotography

Mood (song); Sauti Sol – Rhumba Japani ft Kaskazini, Bensoul, Nviiri, Xenia Manasseh, Okello Max & Nairobi Horns


  • Kinoti
    Posted May 29, 2018 8:33 am 0Likes

    Good stuff…

    • Vinie
      Posted June 12, 2018 8:32 am 0Likes

      Thank you Kinoti. Much appreciated

  • Oscar
    Posted May 29, 2018 10:29 am 0Likes

    Wow! Informative and fascinating. An answered prayer it is. Well done.!

    • Vinie
      Posted June 12, 2018 8:32 am 0Likes

      Oscar, thank you for the kind words and I hope you will keep coming back for more articles.

  • Robert
    Posted May 29, 2018 6:42 pm 0Likes

    First of all,congratulations on your blog,one can learn new details,all your articles have something new to learn and more importantly it makes for a light reading which s smart.More details more details though are required,like who else pulled it off with this outfit,where can we find this outfits,prices and what have you,let us live the product,if you know what I mean ☺

    • Vinie
      Posted June 12, 2018 8:34 am 0Likes

      Robert that is some really great advice. I shall take it and as i hope to get better and better, incorporate it along the way. Truly appreciated

  • Kuisan
    Posted May 30, 2018 3:44 am 0Likes

    Heh my friend! You did not come to play, you came to slay! This jacket is goals! 😍😍 Congratulations my dear!

    • Vinie
      Posted June 12, 2018 8:33 am 0Likes

      Thank You Kui. Thank for the encouragement along the way

  • Nancy
    Posted June 4, 2018 3:04 pm 0Likes

    Neat. I like this African Fabric

    • Vinie
      Posted June 12, 2018 8:33 am 0Likes

      Thank you Nancy. Truly appreciate it

  • bankelele
    Posted June 14, 2018 12:03 pm 0Likes

    Welcome to the blog world

    • Vinie
      Posted June 15, 2018 4:11 pm 0Likes

      Hey Bro, Thank You. And hope to always have you around as I grow in this space.

  • Joy
    Posted June 27, 2018 1:07 pm 0Likes

    Do they make jackets like these ones for short girls?

    • Vinieo
      Posted July 2, 2018 3:16 pm 0Likes

      Yes They do, Joy. So many Kenyans designers doing amazing work with the print/ ankara jackets. Just make sure they get you a correct size/ tailor made.

  • Lydia Asena
    Posted July 4, 2018 2:16 pm 0Likes

    Here for the photography. Great visuals!!!

    • Vinieo
      Posted July 4, 2018 6:40 pm 0Likes

      Thank you Lydia. Kuyo, the photographer is amazing.

  • Joseph
    Posted July 7, 2018 10:22 am 0Likes

    This is very good. I like now do something for us big boys asante sana Vincent for all this you do.

    • Vinieo
      Posted July 7, 2018 10:52 am 0Likes

      Thank you Joseph and I have taken note of the feedback. I will definitely put this into consideration. I want this platform to be for all of us, we walk together in this journey.

  • oprolevorter
    Posted May 18, 2019 4:05 pm 0Likes

    Your home is valueble for me. Thanks!…

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    • Vinieo
      Posted August 4, 2020 8:42 pm 0Likes

      Thank you. I never thought i would pull off an African attire

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