Saturday, December 31

Happy New Year.

Happy New Year Beautiful People.
Considering i will be working this year round( Beyond sad,no death!), Well we will be having a BBQ and bornfire, but its not the same with workmate as it is with friends.
Otherwise i leave u below with pictures of my friends and i during last years New Years Eve,welcoming this year which very soon will be coming to an time flies.

Friday, December 30

New Years Eve outfit

New Years Eve outfit

While i am stuck in the bush working, please make me feel better knowing all you fabulous ladies will be popping champagne and ushering the new year in style.
Well don't feel so sorry for me,i will be having an alcohol free BBQ and bonfire at work to welcome 2012.
Have loads of fun everyone.

Saturday, December 24

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Beautiful people.
Just a short post to wish all you beautiful followers a Merry Merry Merry Christmas and hope you all get what you wished for this Christmas.
I on the other hand is back to the bush and will too be having a little and hopefully fun Christmas at work.
My friends and i at a Christmas party last year:( 

In other news; Congratulations to Danky, the winner of jumpsuit Giveaway, and email has been sent to you and you will receive your present soon,sadly not before Christmas.
Thank you very much to all those who participated.
Hope you all have a splendid Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 7

Christmas Giveaway

Ho ho hooo....the festive season is here,and as we all know Christmas is all about sharing,giving,and giving.

So to kick off the festive season, for the first time on Black Gold, i am giving away a beautiful jumpsuit,sponsored by the amazingWambui Mukenyi from her second collection.

It comes in a size 8/10

To enter the giveaway simply ;
  1. Follow my blog on Google Connect.
  2. Like Wambui Mukenyi on Facebook Here.
  3. Leave a comment below and don't forget to leave your email address for contact.
Entries end on the 16th, so just click away and the jumpsuit could easily be yours.
The winner will be announced and contacted on the 17th.

And that is not all... you my loyal readers,with the voucher below, also get a 30% off any piece from Wambui Mukenyi's new collection featured Here So go ahead order yourself a piece,spoil yourself,family and friends this Christmas season. Hurry up, CLICK to check out the items and place an order  while the sale still runs.

The sale runs from the 5th to the 16th December.

I am loving the festive season,
Good luck everybody.

Sunday, December 4

Xenson's "Futuristic Past Fashion Show".

Allow me to introduce you to Xenson, a talented multi-media artist from my very own country.
Last week he had a fashion show deemed "the Futuristic Past".
Xenson "Took us on a journey" as he put it.
Below are pictures from the Futuristic past, extrodinary pieces,made from bark cloth,sisal,calabashes,bamboo,dried banana leaves,you name it...all designs were very dramtic and every piece was a statement piece.
One lady commented that Xenson must hate women so bad if he could dress them up that way. 
I on the other hand,think that he is an amazing designer who isnt afraid to strech his imagination,using materials from mother nature...i am thinking thinking African Couture! correct me if am wrong.

Tuesday, November 29


Hello Fashionistas,
Today i present you with the talented Wambui Mukenyi's second collection called "Urban Chic".
When i received the Look book for this collection, i viewed every piece in owe, i wanted to OWN most pieces, all i could think was... "damn girl, you want to leave me bankrupt!"
The Urban Chic Collection ranges from play suits, dresses,shear tops,tights, dramatic shouldered blazers bags and accessories, all beautifully tailored in a mix of African print,shear,lace and leather.
The Urban Chic collection is very chic,playful and versatile, a collection suitable for every woman and any occasion.

Sunday, November 27

Room 23 - Party Rock!

                           Hello party people,

Yesterday we partied HARD in Room 23. My mood was high, make up done,hair did, play list was off the hook.,coke with ice and lemon was flowing.. . See having coke with ice and lemon gives me the illusion that there is Vodka in my glass (damn this camp!)
Well despite the fact that i would love to dance away under the influence, circumstances dictate otherwise :((  YET i  still  played my favourite party music and brought Room 23 DOWN!!
 Ooh yes,and i partied away alone...wicked right? i know! don't judge me,girls just wanna have fun.

Thursday, November 24

Iryn's Birthday Dinner.

Hola everybody,
This is what i wore to my friends surprise birthday dinner .
I love surprises, mainly because i like to see the overwhelming expressions on ones face...priceless! She was surprised and very happy which was satisfying to all of us for contributed towards making her day special.
It was a working day, so we just went to Fung Fung Chinese restaurant and gained more weight with lots of food and cake....ding ding extra 10kgs :(
We talked and laughed so hard,we were the last to leave, great times with great friends.

Friday, November 18

Fashionista's Night Out.

Hey there divas,

I really enjoyed my time off, i was able to attend a fashionista's night out which was held at the Golf Course Hotel pool side. Not quite as interesting as the last one but luckily the music was great and i was with friends so that calls for a good time right? Well we later joined the boys at a bar and partied away...with me drowning in alcohol like a kid in the chocolate factory...hihihihi :))

Monday, November 14

New In; Red and Hot Pink

A girl can never get enough of shoes right? if only i had the resources to buy one everyday i would be the happiest...well i guess am just like any other girl :)

Friday, November 11


Hello beautiful people,
So today am super excited... i am heading home  to the city, after a long week of work and online exams ( explaining why Ive been MAI ..)
Am off for a week's break and honestly all i can think about is getting wasted,i will definitely be drowning myself in everything TOXIC! ...looking forward to some shopping,sleeping in late,snuggling up in bed all day and watching movies while all of you will be working...:) and yes and blogging so stay hooked.
I guess its time to pay back for my lonely,alcohol free nights in my 4 walled Room 23 (which i honestly will miss)

Just a sneak peck of what the camp looks like, hopefully will post pictures of Room 23  when i get back.

Sunday, October 30

Room 23

Hello beautiful people, As some of you may know by now, i work in a remote site in the western side of Uganda, very beautiful place i must say.Click here to see a previous post i did on it.
I live in a camp and its sometimes the most tiring and excrushiating job ever. I work from Monday to Sunday...(no kidding) for four weeks and go back home to the city (Kampala) for 1-2 weeks. This may seem like an amazing rotation as i get to do just me for 1-2 weeks after every 4 weeks...BUT there are some restrictions during my time in camp :((
1)There is a no alcohol policy. 2)You work and live in the same area . 3) When its gets to a Friday, am never really excited, work is pretty much the same throughout the weekend...4) My weekends are the hardest as i envision my friends parting the night away and lounging through the weekend...i think that would have been a little bit bearable if only i had alcohol to see me through...*wipes tear*

Everyday i look forward to the time i will head back to Room 23, my 10-10square meter room. My little niche were i withdraw away from everyone and try to be me.
See the camp is full of about 150-200 men from all over the world,and 4-10 women,depending on the work at the time.
 In this "man's" world, Room 23 is where i get to be me...a woman! This is where i do all things beautiful.... making up...playing dress up..acting up..taking pictures...dancing alone with my "party rock" music blazing in my ears... (yeah,yeah, yeah....don't judge me!)

Monday, October 24

AFRICA FASHION WEEK-Day 3 (Faschini/AFI FastTrack)

 Fasttrack began in 2011 to help young talented South African designers usually from design schools in South Africa, to help them get recognition in the industry. This is sponsered by African Fashion International and Faschini. The young designers who came out prosperouse were Mia Kriek,Thoki Tafeni and Chelsey Wilson. They had the oppotunity to showcase their S/S 2012 collection at the Faschini/AFI Fasttrack.
Below are a number of their designs. Who of the three do you think is going places ?
Thoki Tafeni

Sunday, October 23


A continuation of AFW Day 3, showcasing their S/S 2012 Collection were; Lalesso, Maita,Intisaar,Colin Ratisai and Bisma.


By the third day of AFW, the world was sure African is rapidly and steadily on the rise.
Bellow is a selection of S/S 2012 Collections from Laquan Smith, Mustafa Hassanali,Taibo Bacar, David Tlale, Lola Faturoti and Bunmi Koko.

                                                                           Laquan Smith


Soucha S/S 2012 Collection blew me away i had to have a separate post for him! Check it out and tell me what you think?              

Saturday, October 22


A continuation of Day 2 of AFW. Bellow is a showcase of  Spring/Summer collections from Jacob Kimmie, Madam Wokie,Adam Paris,Eki Orleans and Dax Martin.
                                                                                Jacob Kimmie       
                                                                                   Madam Wokie

                                                                                                                  Adam Paris

                                                                                                                Eki Orleans 

                                                                                                                   Dax Martin


Jacob Jimmie,showcased an elegant and classic collection,sheer raffled blouses that you couldn't help but fall in love with! Am getting obsessed with sheer every passing day.
I loved the fact that Adam Paris of all made use of African fabric, known to us as the "kitenge". His two and single piece swim suits where soo beautiful...or was i biased because its fabric easily accesible to me and he actually used the kitenge in all his pieces showcased with a touch of leather. Until him,no one fully utilized African fabric,despite the fact that i expected it to be predominant.
When i saw Eki Orlean's collection,all i could think of was "peacock,peacock" and who doesn't love that very proud elegant bird!