Europe, part 2 of 4.

View from the plane as we landed in Marco Polo airport, Venice.

Dear readers,

October 23d 2017.

We flew from Belgium to Venice, Italy  yesterday and today we went around Venezia.

I started my day with a slice of Italian pizza.

Since Venice is a city surrounded by water, there are no cars. Instead people’s main means of transport is water bus! It was amazing how it ran just like a regular bus with stops and tickets and stations despite it being a boat.

One of the water bus’ stops in Venice.

We arrived at St.Marco and it was packed with tourists! But we had a good view of Gondolas and open water.

I took this on the Gondola, this is St Marco.

My view from St.Marco

After having coffee on the pigeon infested St Marco square (note that I have a slight bird phobia so that wasn’t easy to do) we had a gondola ride, and that was the highlight of my trip to Venice!

My Grandmother and I on St.Marco square.

Views from the Gondola

A gondola is a long small boat.

And since we had some time to kill, we got some food and while doing that saw more of Venice.

Me in Venice 

Taking advantage of all the photo opportunities

We then left for Madonna Del Orto, which was where our hotel was, where we witnessed a sunset that was so beautiful it reminded me that even when things come to an end, they can hold beauty.

With that, I end this blog post.

    -Xoxo, Kiki.

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I know! I know! And I’m sorry for not posting for 2 weeks!!!! I’ve been really busy cause I’m still in Europe, but next post is about Paris, that’s me making it up to you guys😉

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Dear readers,

This is Tatiana Kiara blogging from a hospital bed because hospitals are boring and I’m way past my dead line with this blog!

Camo baby!!! Embracing military vibes and making them sassy. Lets jump right into this post 

Oh and remember the winner of my summer give away is in the credits below. 

I needed to make this outfit more appropriate for a 14 year old so I wore a colourful bandana as a head piece.

You can wear this outfit with a chocker and cuff earrings instead.

I strongly advise in investing in a pair of these pale blue jeans, if well fitted they can go with literally anything you can find them at your favorite clothing store.

Samiha is expressing a more conservative and comfortable yet stylish look in an over sized sweater and black leggings 

Pair these with your favorite pair of tomys and your hair up with over sized glasses and glossy lips and Voila  oh so comfortably fabulous!

love you Sam😘 Her mum makes the most amazing curry you guys!

Don’t worry, this picture makes me feel like my hair sucks too!

Gemma is flaunting this Jersey that I’m so obsessed with I love Jerseys they are so tomboy and so easy to style! 

She wears this with a colourful crop top and jeans.

You can wear your jersey with a sports top and shorts and your favorite pair of sneakers for that ‘my boy friend is on the foot ball team’ look .

Okay. Now let’s talk shoes. 

If you are a frequent reader of all things Kiki you have probably seen these shoes before 

Psssstttt yeah You!!! If you can tell what blog Kiki wore these shoes you can get an item picked from Kiki’s closet to You! Leave your answer in the comments below.

Ankle length 4 inches boots. They go with literally anything! Short skirts, skinny jeans, short jump suits, they are such a necessity. They do require a lot of practice cause girl your legs are gonna feel they are about to snap into two but for Beyonce fans… 

Pretty hurts. -pretty hurts Beyonce

I really love heels. They make me feel confident and boss, they also give the illusion that your legs are way longer and they effortlessly flex your leg muscles. 

If your not into heels then get yourself some high kneed tan boots. 

Nana and Kiki would like to thank you for reading this blog. Tell me what you think in the comments below. Did you enjoy this blog? Let me know by giving me a 👍 and be sure to tell all your friends to do so as well. 

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Special thanks to my outstanding photographer @josephkinyoda making things happen at at age 15 and ish_.z for being of great help.

Thanks to Samiha, Tana, Debbie, Natanya, Timaye and Gemma for featuring in this blog and thanks to my mom as usual.

Winner of the summer give away: Nayomi Johnson be sure to email or dm me. 

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Shout out to my cousins fantastic travel blog:

www.girlwhowanders.wordpress.com

Song of the blog: Sun comes up by James Arthur 

Till next time friends, 

Xoxo Kiki
Sneak peak? On my next blog I’ll take you through closet DIYs and affordable wardrobe necessities.

2 bloggers and a designer.

Dear readers,

Have you heard? 

So Tatiana Kiara from all things Kiki and Nyawira Mumenya from curves with style worked with the designer el_afrique to showcase off shoulder ankaras!

I know right? Sounds amazing!

With no further a do … 

ALL THINGS KIKI X CURVES WITH STYLE 

NYAWI: Has on a yellow Ankara, she pairs this off with dark denim jeans and bright coloured open toed heels. 

Tip – Nyawira has a head scarf on as a head piece, alternatively just do a high bun at the top of your head and have stronger make up on.

KIKI: I have on a more layered top in terms of color and I totally accesorized to the minimum for the more edgy look. I have on some black boots that have a heel to give the ‘boss’ and confident vibe. I have on no neck lace and therefore kept my earrings long. My jeans are high waisted and ripped for the edgy look.

Tip – Try white skinny jeans with your Ankara and a pair with your favorite sunglasses.

Remember that to truly rock an outfit you need to feel confident. Be the boss you were made to be and own the look. 

Ankaras come in all sorts of shapes and colors. Long, short and with different colors and sleeves. 

Choose and accessorize according to what Ankara you own. Try to keep your bottoms plain as well let the design speak for its self. 

 

And that’s a wrap for this AMAZING collaboration!

Make sure to check out http://www.curveswithstyle.com

Thanks to: My mom and dad for being of great support, my best friends, Miss_nyawi and el_afrique and to the photographer, Isaac. And all you readers, Keep being amazing.

SONG OF THE BLOG: Revival – Selena Gomez, because I’ve been gone for a while figuring everything out. 😘😗

This has been Tatiana Kiara, you have read all things Kiki. Don’t leave before commenting below and following.

                    Till next week, Xoxo Kiki.

Hi, I’m Tatiana Kiara.

Hey everyone, welcome to this blog post. Finally! I’ve figured it out. What I want to do and why.

This started as a fashion blog, but then I went on and on reading more blogs than usual and I realized that as much as the main idea around my blog is fashion, I want readers of all things Kiki to understand who it is that they are reading, now before you think I’m about to unleash a million revelations about my life, I’m actually just going to keep things subtle. So here’s today’s topic:

Why am I a blogger? And why fashion?

Well, I was always into writing and reading as well, but I never paid much attention to it, I then started an instagram and snap chat style book for events.

So I come home from school, and I’m casually stalking people on Instagram and I went to my mum raving about all sorts of fashion and trends and she goes “write about it.”

As much as she was probably trying to get me to shut up, I created an entire plan on how I can start a blog and be a young blogger yet keep my grades up and have a social life. 

So I turned my passion for fashion and my interest in writing into all things Kiki, and that was difficult, the journey came with its own issues and still does, but keep your head up and just do it.

My main aim for the blog, and the reason I picked fashion is because, I am a very expressive person and I strongly feel like everyone should be. I believe very strongly in this generation as well, yes it comes with its own issues, but didn’t every generation? Let’s just embrace what this generation gave us by expressing our selves through fashion. So that’s the purpose of all things Kiki, to allow us to express our selves through fashion and embrace this generation where fashion has evolved like Cra-zy.

All things Kiki is also a place where people of all body types are appreciated and taken into consideration,  fashion today is mainly about the petite girl but I think it’s important to embrace diversity and celebrate curves! Mostly because I am an African based blogger and that is the standard body type in the continent,  but just cause the girls with curves are being celebrated that does not mean that just because your petite or athletic you can’t be here, the blog’s for everyone. Even boys,  sometimes. And so empowering was also a big reason I started, basically allow everybody to feel like a somebody, and we all know, when you look good, there’s this confidence to you. I want that for my readers.

I wanted to break the cliche that is young people are full of potential but can’t do anything about it yet in Africa, there aren’t many teenage bloggers, singers not even waitresses for extra cash. I want so strongly to prove that just because we are young that by no means determines what our limits are, I’m not saying you can be a 14 year old lawyer, but you don’t need a degree to be a blogger, you tuber, activist, pod caster or photographer. Just be something that is important to you, or work towards something that you love. 

Working hard for something you love is called passion, working hard for something you don’t love is called stress.

So it’s pretty simple, express, embrace, celebrate, empower, achieve.

 That’s what all things Kiki is all about.

Let me know what you think of this blog post in the comments below.

       -Xoxo Kiki.