Online boutique Sapelle is back with another pop up store that brings you flavours of Kenya. Working in collaboration with FAFA (Festival For African Fashion And Arts), owner Daphne Kasambala has curated a beautiful collection of Autumn/Winter pieces that showcase the wealth of talent that is coming out of the region. You can expect to find pieces from Kenya's top labels including KikoRomeo, jewellery designer Le Collane Di Betta and the award winning Jamil Walji.
I fell in love with the beautiful bead work on the Le Collane Di Betta jewellery. The gorgeous necklaces are definitely statement pieces but they are also incredibly elegant.
I also couldn't get over the level of detail on the Jamil Walji dresses. The detailing on his dresses felt absolutely decadent, perfect for the upcoming party season.
The KikoRomeo Maasai inspired men's jackets are definitely on my wish list. Why should the guys have all the fun? Team with cropped trousers, a crisp white shirt and shiny patent leather brogues for a killer androgynous look.
There are also beautiful pieces from Sapelle's current AW13 collection including pieces from their own label. I was lucky enough to meet eco designer Jose Hendo on my visit, her dedication to ethical and sustainable fashion is heart warming. Her collection of fleece coatigans are lush and definitely worth investing in this season.
The boutique itself is a beautiful space right in the heart of London. You have two floors of gorgeousness to peruse through with lots of gift options for Christmas shoppers.
You can make an evening of it with the exclusive late night shopping evenings that will be running on the following dates, Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th November from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Here you can enjoy the shop with a few friends, lovely nibbles and drinks and top it all off with a complimentary goody bag! Just RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If that isn't enough, you can also indulge in a make up consultation with natural mineral make up experts Mya Minerals who will be in store on Saturday 23rd from 11am to 6pm.
If you make it to the pop up, share your thoughts and purchases in the comments below!
Photography by Kheyla Anderson (www.kzaphotography.co.uk)
KikoRomeo runway image provided courtesy of Sapelle