Fashion & Style, Kenyan Kids Fashion
50 Days of Kenyan Kids Fashion- Day 17
If I was asked to describe this post in two words, Childhood Innocence would be it. Because every time I watch Xena hang out with her best friend Makena, I am reminded of friendship in its purest and most sincere form. Uncorrupted. Innocuous. Divine. The genuine longingness to be together, the unending fun of course with a bit of fighting over toys and constantly telling on each other, and finally the heartbreaking goodbyes. If only childhood innocence lasted for ever.
Xena turns 4 and Makena turns 3 in a few months time, yet whenever they are together, I always forget the one year age difference because they behave like twins. The thing that surprises me the most lately is how competitive they have become at such a tender age. On this particular day, I almost gorged my eyes out trying to get them ready for the shoot. At one point, I decided to hold Xena’s hair in an updo because I felt it was all over the place when let loose. “Also me!” Said Makena in a very frustrated voice. So I explained to Makena that hers looked quite elegant when let loose and breathed a sigh of relief when she said “Ok”. “What about mine mama? I also want mine to look elegant so please remove the hairband.” Said Xena, just as I thought I had won the battle. Next was the dress, Xena wanted a flowery one like Makena’s and when I mentioned that the lace looked perfect on her, Makena got some ideas. This was one of my hardest shoots ever but I was quite impressed with the results.
Of late I have been on the hunt for delightful dresses for toddlers and my search this time round led me to Happy Baby Centre, a kid’s store located in the heart of Nairobi with a keen focus on boys but with offering for girls too. When I spotted the lace dress, I did not think twice about taking it home with me. This was mainly because 1) I have a similar one and I immediately envisioned Xena and I twinning and 2) I am at the coast as I write this and at that time, I knew the dress would come in handy for the trip. As for the shoes, I can never get enough of ballerina shoes because they can be paired with absolutely anything! They are a wardrobe staple for kids and honestly I don’t know how any girl child would survive without them.
I hope you love the outfit as much as we do. Head over to Happy Baby Centre’s Facebook and Instagram pages to see more of what they have. Happy shopping!
A big thank you to Haven Decor for providing us with the shoot location! Check them out for exceptionally fabulous furniture and interior decor. You can reach them on 0710-644939.
Featured Kenyan store: Happy Baby Centre
Facebook page: HappyBabyCentre
Instagram handle: @happybabycentre_2016
Find them at Moi Avenue, Giantmart Mall opposite BIHI Towers next to Mc Frys, Shop B7
Reach them on 0720-332879 or 0723-662933
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0: Samsung Kenya
Photography by Charles Ngomo
Love, Joy & Xena
All I can think of when reading this post is the jam ‘My Best Friend’.
We as parents have the task of helping our children nurture such friendships since they are rare and the best kind.
Ps: They are so adorable together
So true Jay. I hope they remain friends for years to come and we can all recount their childhood over a glass wine some day 🙂
Lovely girls …. soo gorgeous. It seems this ‘I will tell you you’ is an age thing. My 3.5yr old is always telling on people hahaha
Yea that and “you are not my friend” hehehe. Thanks Mama Ivanna. Kisses to the babies.
I have tried to find something cuter than this on the internet and I just can’t!!!!!!! And their littu feet in cute little doll shoes… I CANT EVEN!!! *insert heart eyes emoji here lol*
Makena and Xena are the ultimate bestie goals. And you styled them perfectly, the yellow details on Makena’s dress compliment her yellow beads and Xena’s white dress is soo simple but soo pretty.
Great job on this campaign Joy… you are raising a stylish little girl :))
Cant wait for day 18.
Wwhy so kind Megan? 🙂 Working on day 18 right now and I hope you will enjoy it as much. Blessings to you.
wow am in love with girls outfit good job mum
Thank you Yvette. Props to Mama Makena too as she chose Makena’s 🙂
Lovely, lovely children!
Thank you Nduta!
Awwww….too much cuteness in one post. The little BFFs look soo gorgeous in their dresses and those diva poses.
Makena’s 3 years old! My 3 year old is nowhere close to being as big as she is, she is such a skinny little toddler even though she can eat a whole elephant by herself…ha ha.
Makena feeds really well and I always ask Xena to emulate her bestfriend but clearly my requests always fall on deaf ears! Thanks Lolo for reading.
..aww their friendship is soo sweeeeet.. they look soo adoraably gorgeous.. I happen to have a baby with very short or do I say small feet hehe.. finding fitting shoes for her is such a big hustle ..especially the ballerina kind or those without laces.. can’t wait for her feet to grow longer lol!
I know what you mean Fridah. I also could not wait for Xena to wear slip on sandals and when she finally did, they almost are living on her feet! Thanks 🙂
beautiful ladies there… love the dresses…u are an inspiration..
Thanks Mercie 🙂
soo beautiful girls,in dresses
Thank you Caroline ???
..am in the exam room as I type my comment ,my paper starts at 8am,I could have waited to comment later but being me ,I cannot..??? ..they are beautiful ,their friendship seems so genuine ,I want that in my life … Love the dresses,too gorgeous ??? . .. And yeeees to the ballerina shoes ??? ,dress obsession ,we are many on that …finally we hit 10 dresses and 6skirts,lol….they are few but I feel so accomplished ..lol…??? . .. Love the post and I so need me some sun and some beach …the cold am feeling right now in Nairobi… Read more »
Poor girl! Cold + exams should be the worst combination ever but I know you will ace that paper. You go girl! And thanks for finding time to read amidst your crazy morning 🙂