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    Sapelle Announces ‘FROM KENYA W LOVE’ Pop Up Shop in London’s West End

    Dates: Fri. 8 to Sat 30 November Address: 53 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9DG Opening Times: 10:30 to 7pm Mon-Sat; 11:30 – 6pm Sun Shop: Ladies & Menswear from top labels such as Anna Adero, Jamil Walji, Katungulu Mwendwa, Kaveke, KikoRomeo, Kooroo, Riri and Sapelle’s lovely new Winter Collection.

    Jamil Walji

    Jamil Walji

    Building on the success of two previous pop-ups in London this year, we’re excited to announce the launch of a third pop-up from 8th to 30th November, 2013 entitled ‘From Kenya w Love’. The boutique will be located in the heart of London’s West End and is a collaboration with FAFA, a body promoting the best of Kenya’s and Africa’s contemporary fashion designers.

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    Katungulu Mwendwa

    “Our last two London pop-ups far exceeded our expectations. Not only did we get our online customers visiting from around London, but we had a fantastic reaction from passing footfall. Women walked in and shopped who’d spotted the vibrant and original prints and textiles fused with modern Western styling, and they loved the tribal jewellery,” says Sapelle.com’s CEO and Founder, Daphne Kasambala.

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    Kaveke

    The pop-up showcases Kenya’s top labels, both ladies and menswear. Sapelle.com will also be featuring its Winter collection, including pieces from suppliers around Africa. Shoppers should expect to find a wide range of ethical tribal-inspired Fashion and Gifts for day and evening. The collaboration is part of a celebration of Kenya’s 50th Independence with charity partner Wherever The Need, who’ll be holding a gala dinner & cultural showcase called ‘Festival Kenya’ in London on 21st November, 2013.

    KikoRomeo for Men

    KikoRomeo for Men

    Kasambala and FAFA’s Ann McCreath and Hebret Lakew, have worked together since the launch of Sapelle.com in 2012, and have wanted to collaborate on something like this. “We ‘re utterly thrilled by this chance, and have called the event ‘From Kenya with Love’ because, after the horrific terrorist attack at Westgate Mall, we want to highlight the positive, loving and hugely creative side of Kenya.

    Anna Adero

    Anna Adero

    Kenya’s a country that loves its rich and vibrant culture, and one of the continent’s leaders in fashion. The opportunity to pop-up in the prestigious Monmouth Street is the perfect ending to the year, and a chance for shoppers to shop exclusively from labels not found anywhere else in the UK.” There is a schedule of events including a launch party, workshops, a Gentlemen’s shopping evening, late night shopping and a Press & Stylists cocktail event. For details, contact info@sapelle.com or visit www.sapelle.com.

    Kooroo

    Kooroo

    Riri Jewellery

    Riri Jewellery

    Sapelle Winter Range

    Sapelle Winter Range

    Tina Lobondi Teal wool & wax print coat-2-edited

    Sapelle Winter Range

    Moyo red jacket-edited

    Sapelle Winter Range

    Look of the Day: Bold & Beautiful

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    How do you wear the dress that speaks volumes? No need to be a shrinking violet when it comes to accessorising. And speaking of violets, we’ve used that very colour for our coat and accessories, to add to that overall bold look. Bag and shoes in a neutral shade keep it all elegantly chic.

    Get the look from Sapelle.com:

    Modahnik Vlisco print dolman sleeve wrap dress with subtle pleat detailing on the skirt front

    Silver authentic Tuareg earrings, made by a family enterprise in Mali

    Recycled brass and glass ring made in Kenya for Made

    Recycled paper necklace from Ugandan social enterprise Nakate Project

    Coat, bag and shoes from LK Bennett, Hermes and Michael Kors

    We’re Popping Up in Celebration of All Things Kenyan

    Pop Up Banner v3I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve just got the dates for our next Pop Up! 8th to 30th November, at 53 Monmouth Street, in the prestigious Seven Dials shopping village near Covent Garden.

    This is the perfect way for us to spend this new season, as we have so much new and exciting stuff to share with our existing and new supporters. And of course we never get enough of hearing your thoughts and feelings about what we’re doing.

    We’re privileged to be working in partnership with Festival for African Fashion and Arts (FAFA), an organisation that’s putting Kenyan talent on the map and presenting vibrant and positive side of Kenya.

    The second organisation we’re working with, Wherever The Need, is organising ‘Festival Kenya’ in honour of Kenya’s 50th anniversary of independence,  a glamourous Gala Dinner at Supernove, London’s most unique Pop Up venue along the Thames.

    The dinner is on Thursday 21st November, and  will showcase the best of Kenya’s arts, fashion and music. It promises to be a truly magical night, brimming with entertainment and culture, and for a great cause.

    We’re told there are a few seats and remaining, so book now while you can, by contacting Wherever The Need at info@wherevertheneed.org.uk or +44(0)1225 723 673.

    Our Pop Up is timed to run alongside ‘Festival Kenya’, enabling designers participating in the Gala Dinner fashion show, to showcase their pieces for sale in our Pop Up boutique.

    We’re calling the Pop Up, ‘From Kenya with Love’. After the tragic events at Westgate Mall, we find this a fitting time to showcase and celebrate a vibrant, talented and confident culture with so much positivity and love.

    Remember the dates: Friday 8th November to Saturday 30th November for the Pop Up and 21st November for the Gala Dinner (and get your seats now).

    More details about ‘From Kenya with Love’ will follow shortly! Sign up to our Mailing List at Sapelle.com to be updated and get the best deals.

    Look of the Day: Pink Lillies in Fall

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    Never ones to shy away from vibrant colour, whatever the weather, we’ve brought you this lovely combination to add a touch of pink (and red and navy) to the greens and golds of Autumn. Add a classic cream blazer for warmth. Of course if you’re one of the lucky few living in warmer climates, simply leave the blazer at home.

    Get the look from Sapelle.com:

    African print shift dress from Kampala Fair, made in Uganda for Sapelle

    Recycled paper necklace, also made in Uganda by social enterprise Nakate Project.

    Recycled brass ring made for Made by skilled creaftsmen in Kenya.

    Blazer, bag and shoes by Minimum Penny, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci.