It is August and finally the sun is slowly coming out. One way to dress perfectly for this weather is the effortless glam of a Maxi Dress.

Maxi Dresses offer a bohemian look that is not only comfortable to the wearer but also exudes a form of elegance. The beauty of the maxi lies in its simplicity.


So how do you accessorize your maxi dress?

A maxi can be accessorized using Earrings, Necklaces, Belts, Bracelets, Bangles, brooches and different hair accessories. However, how you pair it up is what will make you stand out either as glam or drab.

So here are a few tips for accessorizing your maxi

Strapped up/ v-neck Maxi – it is best to wear a little choker for a necklace or nothing. However, you can accentuate the look by wearing chunky bangles.





Tube Maxi – this depends on whether it is has a print pattern or it is plain. However, the beauty of the tube is that it showcases your neck and upper back so you can wear a long necklace and Chandelier earrings.

Plain Maxi – A plain maxi can be paired up with almost anything chunky bangles, Chunky earring, Chunky ring and Chunky bangles and more chunky accessories to give it a complete bohemian look.

This also depends on the size of the pattern. If the pattern of the print is large then it is advisable to tone down on the accessories or use light accessories, chains, bracelets and stud earrings. If the pattern is smaller you can accessorize with larger pieces but still do not use chunky pieces as your outfit may end up looking to busy.

Formal Maxi – formal maxis are the ones that you go with to a formal dinner or formal cocktail. They usually come with embroidered jewellery. Even if not, it is usually prudent to not overdress this type of maxi. Small studs and bracelet is enough. For a formal maxi, less is more.

Maxi Skirt – this can be accessorized by different types of belts depending on your size, small belts for the petite and larger belts for the plus size.

At Lukagwa jewelers we have a range of accessorize that can be paired up with your maxi, visit our online shop today to order.




David Lekuta Rudisha

DAVID Rudisha’s beautifully belligerent style of running gave the London Games their first track world record.

It was one of those life-affirming moments that left 80,000 people black and blue from pinching themselves.

The scale of the Kenyan’s achievement is that the incredible never looked in doubt. It was positively Bolt-esque in its wonder.

by the Times

He run like a man who was competing against himself and his time.A moment that unified all Kenyans and made us proud.

Proudly Kenyan….

The Intrigues of Shela collection Photoshoot!!!


What was to be our first photo shoot for the SHELA collection started out in Panaito Studios on Koinange street adjacent to Java coffee shop. Our photographer was the very artistic Zafarani the photo shoot took around 2hrs. We used rose white soapstone bust sculptures as the props for the shoot. We had a very intriguing morning transporting the props across the streets of Nairobi as on lookers took a moment to stare.

After the early morning photo shoot, we then proceeded to the Karura forest where we chose to capture the jewellery under the regal scenery of the Karura forest waterfalls. We decided on the waterfalls because the SHELA collection was inspired by nature.

Upon entry of the Karura forest, we were requested by the guide to buy a map so as to locate our destination with ease. However, we were confident we couldn’t get lost as this was not the first time in Karura forest and decided against it. The guide then instructed us to keep left and we would be there in no time.

We got on our way, kept left just as instructed and after an hour or so we realized that we were lost! We circled our way around until we met a guy who was cycling he told us to keep going till we reach a certain barrier. After about 45 minutes we arrived at the waterfall. Phew… what a relief! The whole journey to the waterfall took us 2hr and 45 minutes! Meaning we had almost circled the whole Karura forest. The scenery was worth the effort.

On reaching the waterfall, we had a lovely time during the photo shoot. We had two photographers and a model. One photographer captured the model while the other took photos of the whole photo shoot. What a great time! Zafarani the photographer took the most amazing photos as he put himself in the most precarious positions just to get the best shots.

Our model, Cynthia Mwenje, did a wonderful job also in taking the best photos. She was easy to direct and very professional. We dressed her up in a silk like fabric that would be able to bring out the beauty of the jewellery.

All in all we had a great time and can’t wait for the next photo shoot! Thank you to all the photographers and our model.