Can I just begin by saying I’ve fallen head over hills in heels. All pun intended.
No seriously, it seems like I have fallen deeper in love with sharing with you on this platform.
Having a young face and being petite often leads people to believe that I am in my early teens. People therefore do not expect much from me! “What does she know she is just a little girl”? This may not be such a bad thing because it allows me to prove them wrong. However at the end of the day I’m only human.
Luckily for me, my dad reminds me that it is not the the size of the dog that matters but the size of the fight in the dog.
It is not the size of the dog in the fight, it is the size of the fight in the dog.
The fashion industry states that models must be a certain height but look at me O am a short woman doing her thing. I defy the odds by wearing heels in my shoots. I photograph long!
I am a young woman, intelligent, beautiful, ambitious and talented. I am here to defy every standard they set for black, short, young faced woman like me.
I digress, this was a special shoot because it called for us to travel out of Nairobi. Our destination were the Ngong Hills. It was not only my first visit to the hills, it was also the first time I shot with @swonchwiri using professional lighting. The experience was amazing. We shot in the rain and freezing wind!
The higher you go, the cooler it becomes.
My photographer and his assistant went above and beyond for me to get the perfect shots. Thanks guys!
I opted for a black maxi dress I recently got on sale from the Canterbury H&M with black pumps that I got online from Runway and my current black choker from Accessorize.
I decided to go all black with this look with the aim of achieving an elegant look. I was going for the “head over heels on hills’ look.
How did I do?
LOCATION- NGONG HILLS, NGONG, KENYA
PHOTOGRAPHY- SWEENEY ONCHWIRI
DRESS – H&M CANTERBURY
PUMP HEELS- RUNWAY COLLECTION
CHOKER- ACCESSORIZE U.K.