Dandestyles

Winnie Odande

  • MUSE: Maryanne Wairimu

    For those not in the know, I happen to be a stylist as well. I haven’t done a good job of sharing my work on this platform but I hope to do better.
    A few weeks ago, photographer and friend, Brian Meant I, called me up for an impromptu style project. Kenyan model, Maryanne Wairimu was […]

  • How to Pull Off a Velvet Look

    If you follow me on Instagram (@winnie.odande), I did promise to give you tips on how to pull off a velvet look.
    Velvet is one of those luxe fabrics that can instantenously look elegant and glamorous but also stands the risk of looking cheap if worn badly. A 70s fashion trend, the velvet trend made a […]

  • How to Pull a Parisian Look

    If I were to accidentally find myself on the streets of Paris, I don’t think I would have the slightest problem. I would easily blend in in those beautifully lined streets, taking random photos at every roadside coffee shop and monumental building.
    Parisian style is one style that I’m deeply in love with and plan to […]

  • My Flaws & I

    Two weeks ago, I set out on a journey. If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you saw snippets of it on my instastory.
    I suffer from adult acne. I still don’t know the main cause but I think it’s hormonal. I can’t say I have tried many things to clear it. I was always […]

  • #CANDIDS: I Fail Too

    Teach your children that failure is part of life. Let them know that failure is a condiment to success. Let them understand that failure doesn’t mean they are useless. Teach them to appreciate the place of failure in their lives. Maybe allow them to see your failures once in awhile.

    We all want to lead successful […]

  • Black x Gold Accents

    My site has been down for an entire week due to some technical hitches with the host. We are now fully on.
    Just an update, we did win in one of the categories we were nominated in in the Swahili Fashion Week, Kenya Chapter, i.e. Stylist of The Year category.
    I can’t emphasise on how grateful I […]

  • #MyStyletribe: What is it?

    When we set out on #mystyletribe movement, it was about bringing out the best in each other.
    It was two women, in love with fashion, looking out to grow their business, their networks, and their personal¬† brand by holding each others hands. We realised that you go farther when you walk with another because two heads […]

  • When Kimonos Save the Day

    They come in all shapes and sizes.
    They are mostly of colourful prints and fabric making them versatile for so many occasions. One of the main ways we wear kimonos is as cover-ups.
    We wear them to hide an otherwise tight and revealing outfit, to give an illusion of length when we have a short outfit underneath, […]

  • Meet the Browns: How to Lightly Layer

    We are officially in ‘winter’ season, which basically means layering is in for the next few weeks.
    If you’re like me, you probably don’t have winter-friendly clothes and you have to find interesting ways to dress up your summer clothes. It can get a little crazy at times, especially when it’s early in the morning and […]