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THE STAR

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DAY 15

Meet  Imani Joel,the star.

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“Hi, my name is Imani Joel. I am two and a half years old. I love dancing, playing and watching cartoons.

I have owned Shiyenze clothes since I knew what clothes are. My first Shiyenze piece was a set of blue jeans with African print on all pockets. Since then, I realised that my mummy has never made a better decision about my clothing than starting my journey with Shiyenze fashion.

I had so much fun during the photo shoot. This was my very first professional shoot and I hope to have many more. The camera was so nice and I had so many people to be with me.I played a lot in the grass,I jumped, I rolled on the ground and also got a chance to take photos of my own.
My favourite thing about the shoot was the bow tie and the colour of my clothes. Shiyenze said it looks wonderful on me and my mum liked it also.So clearly there is no doubt that orange is my colour.”
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It goes without saying that children are a blessing from God. There is an amazing sense of joy that comes with watching them grow into admirable citizens and a pride that seeps into your eyes when you see them taking a stand in the society. You can literally see their potential to become great people right from their childhood to the way they play and the way they handle their most minute situations. This is the exact same feeling everyone gets when they first brush shoulders with Imani Joel.
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“If you watch him for a day, you will be torn between him becoming a doctor or a top notch photographer, just from the simple things that he does,” his mother says. At two years old Imani oozes with personality and vibrancy. His infectious laughter and silly yet naughty grins have the best of you from the word go. This is even more fascinating because his plump and short physique make him such an adorable and active chum.
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His sense of observation, willingness to learn and follow instructions was very clear when he got to Juniper Kitchen, the location for the shoot. He wanted to be the photographer of the day; pacing around the equipment like the guru that “he is”. But before all that, he had to get suited to the outfit of the day, #VaaShiyenze!

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The pants and Imani were a match made in the great skies! The playful colours and patterns gave more volume to his character. The waistband is elastic, giving the baby enough space to put on diapers and even run around the playground!
Working with Imani was more than fun; it was almost too easy!We all fell in love with him right from the moment we met him.Who says a child needs to be crying all the time? A child can be quiet, behaved, neat, organized and even, in this case, professional. I am keeping an eye on this young man; he just  the next great thing!The Star.

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Shiyenze Fashion Tip
Not many parents or guardians understand the art behind dressing their children in amazing African looks. Most of them tend to shy away from getting their children fancy Africa outfits for reasons best known to them. However, I strongly believe that children’s outfits should be trendy, classy and well fitting. Especially if they are African by design. Dress that child in a Shiyenze and see the magic that is Shiyenze Fashion on kids.

Outfit : Shiyenze Fashion

Photography: Gabriel Pelu( 0707456625)

Location: Juniper Kitchen

 

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Meet The ADORABLE CHELSEA

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DAY 2

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“Hi, my name is Chelsea Tumbu Blessing and I am 2 years old. I love watching cartoons (especially Johny Johny….yes papa), reading story books, dancing and playing with phones.” – Chelsea (pictured)

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“My first African dress was from Shiyenze. My father bought it for me as a Christmas gift. I always love how I look. This TOTO dress is my favorite dress. When I grow up, I want to be like Shiyenze! She is beautiful” – Chelsea

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Kids are a blessing from God. When Jesus said, ‘let the little children come unto me’, they probably wore a Shiyenze…(Hahaha)‎

Working with Baby Chelsea was one of my most exciting experiences on this project. I met her through her father who was jazzed by our TOTO collection and quickly proceeded to place an order for his precious jewel, Chelsea. He tells me how Chelsea loved her Christmas gift so much that she never changed to her night dress that night. She slept in her Shiyenze dress. 🙂 How lovely!

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Chelsea’s photo shoot was amazing! Many photographers usually find it hard to get a baby to cooperate during a shoot but interestingly, KUYOH The Photographer had an easy time with Chelsea. She has a very vibrant, energetic and easy going personality that compliments her free spirit. She clearly loves dancing and playing games on the phone. This happened severally while on set and later, she began giving us some dancing lessons.

Any fashion designer will tell you how great of an experience it is designing for kids. Despite the pressure of making the parents smile, your mind is also thinking of how to make this child a star in your own design. My experience with kids has been a great one! I am always anxious whenever I receive a TOTO order. For me, it’s not just an outfit, but an opportunity to touch a child’s life in the best way I know how, Shiyenze Fashion!

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Photography: Kuyoh Photography

Toto Dress: Shiyenze Fashion

Shoes:Chelsea’s Closet

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