This month we’re excited to share photos from our collaboration with Kenyan photographer Victor Peace. The portraits are part of the FACES 23 Project, a series of 23 photos of 23 different people, which we’re sponsoring along with TIFA makeup.
One of the first portraits is the beautiful Miss Yvonne, popularly known as “Yvonne the diva of love”, and the host of a popular Kenyan reality dating show called Tujuane (loosely translated to “let’s know each other”). Super sassy and fun, Yvonne was kind enough to sit down with Soko and share a bit of her story.
The Hatua Ring, holding it’s own.
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Meet Sisi and Elle, the lovely ladies behind ZikoAfrika, and Soko’s two newest #artisans! Check out their story and see their amazing designs at shopsoko.com/collections/zikoafrika
Inspired by Lupita, this is our take on #NairobiBlue this spring. #MadeinKenya
Feeling happy today after realizing we’ve passed 2000 likes on Facebook! Thanks to everyone for your support and for spreading the #SokoLove.
When art, music and poetry mixes with a stylish and savvy crowd, you have the makings of a magical day - what we experienced during a recent visit to an artist hangout dubbed ‘Kiota’ (the Swahili word for nest) held at the Kuona Trust. Kuona Trust Centre for Visual Arts in Kenya promotes innovative contemporary arts practice in Kenya. In addition to serving as a gallery and supporting an artists residency program, Kuona is a popular venue for cultural events such as Kiota.
Last month’s Kiota was a relaxed outdoor affair held on the Kuona Trust lawn. The place was packed with artists, fans, and friends who mingled with each other or enjoyed the great array of artwork from artists in training or residency at Kuona. It was a festival of sound, ranging from mellow tunes interjected by jazz sounds to brief episodes of poetry and beat-boxing - the perfect soundtrack for an afternoon spent absorbing enjoying the Nairobi sunshine.
For more information on the Kuona Trust or to learn about upcoming events, visit http://kuonatrust.org/
What is #KTME? Introducing Kenya Through My Eyes, a new blog series sharing the perspectives of our Nairobi interns on style, culture, and what’s new in their country. Follow us as we discover the best of Kenya, as told by your exclusive Soko insiders!
Set the bar for #spring style with fresh pendant looks! As winter temperatures rise, so will the number of new pieces we release each week.
Which is your favorite? #setthebar #sokostyle
The #Maasai Half Moon Pendant looks muy guapa in the March issue of @LatinaMagazine!