Showing posts with label Ropes and Yarns. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ropes and Yarns. Show all posts

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Anna Luks In Dar



This summer, I was back in Dar-es-Salaam, my home town for a vacation with a difference.  Instead of enjoying the wonderful sun, sea and sandy beaches it was more of a working holiday.  My aim this time around was to introduce my clothing brand Anna Luks..
Being home is always a blessing.   Despite of being born and growing up in the city (Dar-es-Salaam, the Swahililand), I found myself surrounded with a "new" Dar!!  A world of new faces and lifestyle, it felt strange but understandable at the same time.  I was reminiscing of the beautiful old Dar, familiar places and landmarks, many of them are very sadly no more!  Things just seemed totally new to me!

I was quite fortunate to have family and friends helping me out in my venture.  Karolyn Klaire and Carola Kinasha were the main force behind Anna Luks in Dar by introducing me to many wonderful people in my field.  I couldn't have achieved what I did without them.
I had an opportunity to be part of one of the fast growing Pop Up shops in Dar known as Pop-Up-Bongo which is run by Natasha. The Pop-up-Bongo exhibition event took place on the 2nd August in Slipway Dar-es-Salaam. The turn out and interest was amazing.  I was also thrilled to have finally met quite a few of Anna Luks supporters in person for the first time!
The highlight of my trip in the Swahililand was being invited by one of the prestigious Fashion Magazine, Bang, for an interview and a photo shoot at Albert Manifester studios in Mwenge Dar-es-Salaam.
I have put together a few highlights/behind the scene of my working holiday in Dar.  Enjoy!

Exhibition




Venue:  The  Terrace , Slipway Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
 My buddies Tony Joett (TJ) with Sauda Simba.  Thanks guys for the love!  xxx

Natasha of Pop-up-Bongo and Karolyn Klaire wearing Anna luks skirt and crotchet top 
Rope Jacket


Rio-the- Stylist rocking Anna Luks Rope Jacket

Tz model  Chelsea E Santana

Tz Designer of Pax Fashion label  Judith Ngonjela


Interviews
At Holiday Inn Dar-es-Salaam
With Khadija 

Ruth Luks talking about her Jewelry.



Photo Shoots
Behind the scenes
Ladies in Red.  The coat dress
Dyed hessian fabric 
Karolyn  in Hessian Coat Dress
Nasreen of Enji Pai Jewellery 
  

 
Its a wrap guys!  @ the Bang Magazine shoot with awesome photographer himself Albert Manifester.



Other Business
 Nasreen Karim of Enjipai and I

Karolyn and I chilling after a meeting with Designer Ally Rhemtullah at the Fish Market in Msasani Dar-es-Salaam
Ally and I
Ally with Anna and Ruth of A&R Luks accessories




Chillaxing ; Anna & Ruth Luks of A&R Luks accessories

Thanks to: 
Karolyn Klaire, Carolla Kinasha, Athanasius Lukindo, Natasha of Pop-up-Bongo, Lyn Lux, Tony Joett, Zainab and Jabu Maalim. 
Much appreciation!
See you guys very soon!
Anna x





Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Behind The Scenes Photo shoot with Contrasts Art Show

A Sneak Preview
Location: Thames Tunnel Mills in Rotherhithe

A building with a lot of history, built by Marc Isambard Brunel father of the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.  I had a privilege to read and visit a few of Kingdom's work and on my foundation course at college years  ago.
The main feature for me was the hallway that had huge red metal columns and wooden beams dividing the floors. 
 Looking up from the hallway,  your eye travels through fantastic view of floors all the way to the glazed roof.   The feeling is great, a good sky view while indoors is fantastic.  



Enough said, enjoy the images.


Banks of River Thames view from the changing room

Roof Garden - Photo: Erwin Michalec




View to the Garden

Hallway / Glazed Roof


A shot from 2nd Floor



 Ground Floor Hallway - Photo: Erwin Michalec


 Pavilto vel Pablo (Photographer), Anna & Erwin Michalec (Contrast Art Show)





Anna Prajs (Photograpy) & Model Jestina George














Location Organiser: Erwin Michalec (Contrasts Art Show)
Designer/Stylist: Anna Lukindo
MUA: Angela Forbes
Models:  Jestina George,  Susan Denis, Andrea Obasnikova
Photography: Pavilto vel Pablo, Anna Prays