Dear Diary

Dear Readers,

  18/Nov/2017

We flew to Belgium today, we had transit in Amsterdam for an hour. Our final destination was Brussels then my uncle picked us up and it was an hour’s drive to Kemzeke which borders Netherlands, it’s so cute!!!

  20/Nov/2017

We drove to France today! A cute place called Dunkirk, it’s historic and beautiful. When we went there was barely anything open so we just walked along the board walk.

During the second world war, soldiers would wait on this beach for the British to rescue them in extremely harsh weather conditions and even used their cars as boats.

Most of Dunkirk is one way streets and all the architecture is quite similar.

After that we went to Brugge, back in Belgium… which completely took my breath away! It is a very romantic place, boat rides on a canal, swans and beautiful architecture is what I got to experience along with a Belgian waffle I stuffed my face with.

I threw a coin over this bridge, Russian superstition says it’ll bring me back here.

Different parts of Belgium serve different kinds of waffles.

The canal ride takes you past some of the oldest architecture in Belgium!

Belgium is filled with beautiful cathedrals that trace back hundreds of years.

These swans float towards the end of the canal that sits in Brugge.

I do hate to use so many photos, but there is so little my fingers could type to allow you to understand just how beautiful Brugge is.

Belgium has been beautiful thus far and I have more records and photos to share, but I would hardly be a writer if not to leave you in suspense.

More from Belgium and other parts of Europe next Wednesday.

Song of the blog: Too good to be true by RHYS

          -Xoxo, Kiki

 Special Message below.

Dear Kenyans,

We should never slaughter one another for anyone who will remain alright whether you live or die. I am not showing any political preference what so ever, I am however announcing my support for peace and the ability of one to use their rights without it being interfered with by any person from any side of political preference. I believe everyone has every right to express their opinion without blood and violence. We’re all Kenyans, not supporters, tribes, voters, non voters etc etc we are Kenyans first and always. No sweet, smart, tender, human tissue should  ever be ripped apart because we differ.

      – Lots of love, Tatiana Kiara … AKA Kiki.

         – Xoxo, Kiki. (The Kenyan)

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 Announcements:

I will from now on… BE BLOGGING TWICE A WEEK!!!! So Wednesdays and Fridays.

I apologize for not blogging last week, travelling and stuff.

DashiKIKI

It’s Kiki and welcome to all things kiki.

The sun’s out and that means it’s time to take you down to the mother land and bring on the colour, print and V-Neck.
Dashikis modernized African fashion, they are so easy to wear and anyone can rock them! They are different, comfortable, chic and trending.

Here are the different ways we can rock dashikis for your dress and body type as well as circumstance:

You gotta be careful with this look … I paired this blue dashiki with black shorts … I would suggest a good pair of sneaks or black ankle length boots for a good shoe choice. Who wouldn’t be tempted to pair this look with some tan Brown knee high boots? Don’t. Why? Well you have your self a gorgeous blue top, if your feeling edgy do more of a heel this will give you a sexy yet chilled look the tanned boots will act as a colour block and make your look dull.

I accessorized with a sling dashiki bag and a thick leather choaker … (or as my 8 year old neighbor called it… The dog collar) These put the theme of your look together. You can substitute with a simple neck lace and clutch purse. 

Never underestimate the power of accessories

I kept the eye make up subtle for this but did a red matte lip, you can copy this example or do a purple lip, whatever pops!

This look pushes you out of your comfort zone and let’s you do casual, cool and sexy in one look.

Unleash your inner Beyonce and own look one!

For those of you who prefer a ‘less look’ you can still rock this look in your own way… How? Well…

May I present look 2! Cool kids this is for you. Throw some flats of your own choice on and a pale scarf over your blue dashiki and some black ripped shorts and voila!!! It’s cute, trendy and comfortable. Less is more with this look …

 Keep the makeup light and the lip colour matching with the scarf of your choice.

Instead of a scarf you can choose to wear a long necklace and an anklet to piece the look together. Remember that with this look you can do with your hair what you please! 

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If you prefer a warmer look:

Dashikis can be rocked in cool colours like blue and vibrant colours such as Orange and yellow.

I like to pull these looks off low key. Simple and pretty, it expresses positivity and warmth, I tried to pull this off and show case simplicity:

  • If you are to accessorize use fringe bags and tan browns, I used a colourful bandana and kept the rest of this look quite low key because the colours are quite vibrant and loud, we’d like to be sure were not over accessorizing (no one wants to look like they got swallowed by a rainbow, digested by a fruit basket and thrown up by a fairy) so keep accessories on the minimum.

Keeping the accessories on the minimum, keep the make up between pink, red and nude. 

I want to see how you can pull off this look. Tag me in your instagram posts @tatiana.kiara and message me the pictures of your looks on Facebook @Tatiana Kiara … And snap chat me the looks as well @misstati7 

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Here’s a fun fact about me … I don’t like showing my arms … And just how that makes me uncomfortable, showing your legs might be completely out of the question as well! Don’t worry I got you covered. (Get it? *covered* … like no leg?) Ok… Not funny..But anyway:

Perfectly pieced together it’s just enough to stand out yet still go in the crowd. The pop from an over sized hoop ear ring and the white on the dashiki really changes up the typical dashiki style.

With this look you can substitute by putting your hair up with a nice bandana, (watch your colours) and have blue skinny jeans on instead of black. 

For the shoes, do a nice pair of tomys or sandals and for a more edgy look get yourself some metallic flats or take it to another level with metallic stilettos!

Just like the entire look, keep the make up nice and subtle or metallic.

For a warmer look that even the dudes can pull off I suggest to go for yellow or orange dashikis.

To the guys: (or girlfriends who’ll go out and buy their boyfriends dashikis. Yesss I know you alllll)

 Pair jeans with light yellow, blue, white or luminous green dashikis. Some nice high-tops(those sneakers that get to your ankles) will complement the look. And the girls can pull this off too:

Like I said just jeans and a bright dashiki!

Ladies, you can have your jeans ripped or not, accessorize this bright look with a thin choacker or a long necklace for a hot day out. Legs covered but still looking gorgeous!!! 

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All thanks to: @dashikipride on instagram for the photos 

All thanks to: @katiejennerslove and _.tiller._ for the dashikis 

Thanks for reading guys!!!! I appreciate it! Please tag me in your dashiki posts and even in any of your fashion posts!  Comment down below and stay tuned for my next blog on Sunday 26 March 2017 (this Sunday) 

Tatiana Kiara is out.Xxx