7/02/2013

Berlin Fashion week 2013







I'm in Germany! I'm in Berlin! I'm so excited guys. I'm here for Berlin Fashion week 2013. I arrived on Saturday morning around 11 am. I left Nairobi on Friday 28th June at midnight for Amsterdam and took a connecting flight to Berlin.




First of all I am grateful and blessed to be here I've been invited by the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Inpolis, for Berlin Fashion Week. I'm not alone I'm with other 12 wonderful people from Africa that I'll talk bout in another post.




This is a learning experience for me as well as networking and getting to connect with people in Berlin that are involved in the fashion industry and also with the other guys who have been invited from other Africa Countries. The last two days I've had so much fun!




I'm going to go emotional on you guys. When I received an email that I was invited for Berlin Fashion week, I didn't believe it at all! Yes I was excited but I didn't believe it. I kept on telling my friends I'll believe it when I get there.




I haven't traveled outside Kenya and its been a dream of mine to travel to a fashion week anywhere in the world even in Africa! At the airport I still couldn't believe this was happening to me, well when the plane took off...I literally cried...I was like "oooh snap, this sh*t just got real"




Now more than ever I believe that dreams do come true. It's one thing to believe in your self and its a major thing for someone in a far of country to believe in you and give you an opportunity of a lifetime. I'm truly grateful.




It was an 8 hour flight to Amsterdam the took a connecting flight to Berlin, which is only an hour. In the last two days I've experienced so much, gotten culture shock but what I enjoy the most is the long days!It gets dark at 10 pm and the sun rises at 4:30 am! Very cool. I'm staying at the beautiful Hotel Angleterre in Berlin, Friedrichstraße.




Well I have a full week but I wont miss a day of blogging! Today I'm attending the Africa Fashion Day Berlin, you can read about it. I took these photos on my first day here before I checked onto the hotel. I still have many more to share.
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42 comments

  1. So happy for you. Keep the pictures coming . Enjoy the summer weather and sales ;)

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  2. Wow!!! I can feel your excitement from this post. I am very happy for you. For sure, great things!!! Allow me to share a verse Prov 18.16 A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great.

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  3. Wow, I can feel your excitement through your post. You going places Nancie, and the best part you are doing what you enjoy. I guess it comes down to passion. Have fun :D

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  4. Brandy8/28/2014

    Congrats! :) Enjoy Berlin dear! Bring back goodies :*

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  5. Indeed dreams do come true!!! extremely happy for you Nancie! Keep up the good work, you inspire most of us to go after our dreams. thankyou!

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  6. Samantha Wamani8/28/2014

    So proud of uuuuuu, enjoyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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  7. gracie8/28/2014

    You go girl. Been to berlin and it was amaze! You have to have the curry wurst and schnitzel. If you have time, go to auschwitz. Have fun in the fashion week. And oh the sales are about to start!!:D

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  8. congratulations girl,comming from a fellow fashion lover i know this is a big deal and i believe its the start of great things..anyway enjoy the experience & know that u are an inspiration.

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  9. Nancie..

    My love to you :-* you sound sooo excited.. and as I read the post.. I got excited too.. :D

    You deserve it girl and you would soon have many more such invitations coming your way. I hope you come to India too some time and we can meet.. and shop!! :D

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  10. So happy for you! You deserve it!

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  11. congratulations Nancie :-)

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  12. Glückwünsche Nancie! Enjoy every minute.
    Can't wait to see the pics.

    - Marjory
    www.marjorysimon.wordpress.com

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  13. Farida8/28/2014

    Happy for you Nancy! Enjoy your trip and the fashion week! :)

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  14. Congrats are in order Nancie. Too proud! Enjoy Berlin, this is just the beginning. You will see.

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  15. Kazuri8/28/2014

    AWESOMEEE!

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  16. Mary Maama8/28/2014

    Congradulations dear,u serve it!

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  17. amazing photos :)

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  18. Nancy Nancy Nancy :-) I'm super happy for you :-) and this trip will bring even bigger things for you. Enjoy Berlin, Enjoy fashion week !!!! I hope to read more and more about this trip.

    I love the photos :-)
    xoxoxoxo

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  19. Congratulations girl, been following on Instagram..luv your style, you totally deserve this. You go girl... cant wait to see upcoming photos :)

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  20. I'm so happy for you Nancie. Dreams actually come true for real people like you...guess mine can too.....almost got emotional reading this. Have a blast!

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  21. Wow! SOOO happy for you.And must say am a bit jealous.Enjoy yourself and post a lot of pics I need to live through you.

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  22. Awww so happy for you hun. Have fun and enjoy every moment.

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  23. go Nancie! go Nancie!! more pictures please!!! xx

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  24. Yaa Bonsu8/28/2014

    Congratulations hun! have a blast babe and I cannot wait for the posts on fashion week.

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  25. LaizaLounge.com8/28/2014

    Nancei! This brought tears to my eyes and I'm soooo excited for you. This is just a beginning of better things to come. You're an inspiration to me and many other bloggers. Keep up the great work and have fun!!!!!!!!

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  26. Yvonne8/28/2014

    congrats Nancie. Enjoy every second you deserve it.

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  27. Belinda8/28/2014

    go gal ......you are going far n I wish u all the luck in world

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  28. I am so excited for you!!! Its just amazing!!!I'am actually feeling like its me,u desrve it and have loadz of fun!! :*

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  29. Good on you Nancie! Here is to many more travels!!!!

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  30. Rachel8/28/2014

    Awesome, so happy for you.

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  31. heeyy,,am so hapie for you,funny coincidence av been checking out your website and page for years now,,and we share in so many passions and interests,,and i would always be so glad for you coz ad say a´ve seen you refine and blossom,,my hugest dream has been to travel get out of kenya,,see everything i see in magazines,,the shops ,fashion shows,just like almost what you've always dreamed of too,n funny enough you landed at the same time and day as i, only you in berlin and am in Austria,,:) have a fantastic and lovely time,,,its our time to florish,,let evey minute count darl

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  32. nanciemwai.com8/28/2014

    Oh wow that's big...congratulations and thank you

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  33. Chez Maureen8/28/2014

    Super proud of you mami. You are the best fashion rep we could ever ask for...enjoy your stay

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  34. Really happy for u. Such a great opportunity!

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  35. Shokey8/28/2014

    VERY PROUD OF YOU DARL!!You're highly favored:)

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  36. i am so happy for you, and veery proud of you.

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  37. Of all the designers in Berlin, one of the most entrancing is Tata Christiane. The brainchild of French-born Julie Bourgeois and Hanri Gabriel, they blend imaginative colors and mystic shapes to evoke high fashion from a slightly different universe; outlandish yet dignified, even majestic. This year they’ll be presenting their new capsule collection “Bloody Monday”, inspired by the need to escape from ennui. As Bourgeois explains in a recent interview, she saw a documentary which interviewed those so bored with life that it became a physical condition that they would do anything to escape from—including resorting to murder, as one interviewee had. And what is fashion, if not an escape?

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  38. Congrats on your first International trip and such an amazing opportunity! It's my goal to attend several fashion weeks in my lifetime. Invited or not lol. So happy for you hun!

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  39. nanciemwai.com8/28/2014

    A big thank you to everyone who has commented on this post. God bless you all.xx

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  40. You know what I love most about this post (I know I am late in reading it, but still), the sincerity of it. Like so many others have pointed out, I got excited just reading cos it's so clear how happy and excited you were writing it! I loved keeping up with your adventure on Instagram and I am still so happy for you and so very proud of everything you have achieved.

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  41. [...] because at that point in my life I didn’t care. The award gave me hope. The day I got my invite to Berlin, I just came from crying to my boyfriend…we had parked somewhere and I kept telling him how [...]

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