Friday, 31 December 2010

Goodbye 2010 it has been great!

What a fantastic year this has been. I actually got up and was 'about it' rather than talk about it. I am very proud that after all of my talk I actually did something. The start of Kenema & Co was a bit random, which is no surprise as random is me! I can honestly say that any moment of doubt has been momentary. I am a feelings person and tend to go with my feelings about stuff, and Kenema felt right from the very start. I could get really overly emotional but I haven't got time!! This is a blogpost giving an over view of the Kenema journey thus far...

So Alizé and met in January and it felt right...she agreed to join this adventure without really knowing where it was going and to be honest neither did I...Any way we met in January planned and plotted and left for sunny Sierra Leone in April 2010.

We arrived in Lungi airport Sierra Leone to be greeted by a black out on the baggage reclaim! It was hilarious we thought it was a scam to steal our luggage!

We walked up and down the main market for fabric in Freetown under the HOT HOT sunshine it was like 1000 degrees. We were in and our of shops and checking out all the market stalls to select fabric to bring our designs to life...

We worked everyday apart from the weekend when we went to the beach and partied...

We made cute summer pieces for the ladies:

We had a launch party at No.5 Cavendish Sq! (Thanks for sorting that Alizé)...

We started a charity and provided two school scholarships:

We organised a cool event with Sonia Meggie

And we launched our new collection:


In 2011 we will continue to create, support, motivate and inspire!

Thank you to everyone that has helped along the way.  Your support has been phenomenal and we count on it in 2011!


Sunday, 12 December 2010

AW10 snap shot...whilst we wait for the website to be finished...

Exclusive Batique designed by Kenema & Co.  You will not see this print anywhere else.  It was designed by us for you exclusively (you won't get exclusive prints like this from ANYONE else).

Sweet heart dress made with 100% Java cotton.  I'll give you some information about the different fabrics on another post.  Just so you know Java is a very high quality fabric usually worn by the middle and upper classes in West African societies.

On the left and right we have the Audrey dress the blue version is made using 'High Target" cotton, a very fine yet robust cotton printed using high quality dying techniques.  The brown and green Audrey is another EXCLUSIVE batique print designed by Kenema & Co.  You will not see this print anywhere else.  In the middle we have the blue version of the "Rosie" dress.  Knee length pencil style dress made from 100% Wax cotton.

The Cool Crew review of The First Lady Christmas Fayre

The lovely Christina Daniels founder of The Cool Fashion (a spotlight for all things creative) give's her run down of The First Lady event. *Big Smiles*.  Make sure you are at the next one!


Flyprints Skype interview with Kenema & Co.

Flyprints  had a chat with me about The First Lady even that took place on 28th November 2010.  If you missed it you better not miss the next one.  It was a great event full of positive energy and all things creative, fresh and new!  

Listen to my conversation with the lovely Osei here.  Please note no children were neglected during this interview!!


Friday, 10 December 2010



Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Some out takes from the AW10 photo shoot

Our gorgeous models and ultra FYNE MUA Thom Ticklemouse