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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Clothes Call: Nancie Mwai

(( Written By: MIMI  ))  April 28th, 2010: Nancie Mwai, a young, newly minted stylist, launches the website The Fashion Notebook armed with no more than a passion for fashion and an ambitious goal of making a mark on Kenya’s fashion scene, for as she explains, “life is too short to blend in.”

Cut to the present: The Fashion Notebook is a widely-read and much loved blogazine that has Nancie so busy, her day is a fashion whirlwind. “I wake up, take coffee, go through my mail, write up a blog post, then I read other blogs. Since I am a stylist, I am also constantly styling then I finish my day with meetings, then I head home. Sometimes I rarely get time for lunch. When I get home I check my mails again and respond to my blog comments and plan for the next day. Then I sleep.”

MIMI:  Tell us, Nancie is...?
Nancie Mwai:  A fashion psychotic girl—it’s fashion madness in my world!

MIMI:  What is the most treasured item in your wardrobe?
Nancie Mwai:  My vintage Chanel bag.

MIMI:  What inspires you?
Nancie Mwai:  Myself ... I am the star in my life and I have to work hard for me to succeed.

MIMI:  Complete the sentence, Nancie loves...?
Nancie Mwai:  David Tlale—I’m awaiting the day I can wear at least one of his pieces!

MIMI:  What’s your favorite city, and why?
Nancie Mwai:  Paris, it’s the fashion capital and I'm obsessed with living there one day!

Read the current issue of MIMIReb(ELLEs), for our full interview with the stylista in the article Clothes Call.  And take a look at these elated articles from MIMI: The Elements Of Style: Lola Faturoti and Anna Reynolds: Stylista.

((  Photo Credits: © The Fashion Notebook  ))