Happy New Month!
Every year towards the end of March, French language lovers around the world join up to celebrate the ‘International week of the French Language or rather ‘la Semaine de la Francophonie’! I got in my first French class 9 years ago where I studied up to Advanced level what we call the ‘Niveau Avancé.’ From the moment I said ‘Bonjour’ and ‘Comment ça va’ I wanted more and so I did it for the love of the language. To date, I still love the language but I don’t use it as much. As a matter of fact I have considered going back to Alliance Française and continuing some more, which I’m likely to do very soon.
Despite my very rusty French, every year during the Francophone week I pick up my ‘bonjour ‘ and a little bit of ‘Je ne sais qoui’ and suddenly I begin feeling all French! The week comprises of many activities but my favorites are ‘Pétanque’ (a very simple and interesting game, you should read more about it) and of course the ‘Bal de la Francophonie’ which marks the end of the French week.This is a themed charity event, in which almost every one goes out of their way to dress up for. Last year the theme was all white/African. Imagine over 500 people dressed up in all white with a few (including myself) who went for African prints, it was exquisite! This year the theme was ‘Groovy 70’s’ making it a bit funky! As saying goes ‘The French do it better’ so we saw plenty of styles from the 70’s; lots of mixed prints, afro for the hair and men in platforms. As for me, I went for the bell bottoms and here is what I rocked for the evening…
Thanks for reading x
Top and pants: Tailored by Praful of Fifi Fashions +254 738 688135 (You can also try Sarah +254 722 604899 she does an equally good job)
Shoes: Backyard Shoezz
Neck piece and Clutch: Tru-Lush
Photography: Radek Art