Tuesday, 6 February 2018


Trendy Tuesday is another new segment introduced to STYLE WITH ALPHY. Our purpose through this segment is to update our readers on what's new and trending in the fashion world so that you may not be left behind.

We will kick off this segment by discussing the men's styles that will be dominating this years.
With a seemingly never-ending drip of new-ins and new-outs, it can be hard on both your wallet and your wardrobe to constantly play catch-up with the latest menswear collections.

Luckily, this season sees some of 2017's biggest trends spill over into 2018. So as well as breaking down what you should be holding on to in order to nail the key looks, we caught up with some of the industry's top insiders to get the styling tips that'll maximise the wears of last year's investments.

Unless you've been living under a soundproof rock (and/or failing to keep up with FashionBeans), you will already know that sportswear has been one of the biggest risers in menswear over the past couple of years.

The above style is worn in the following way:
Key pieces include matching two-piece tracksuits, zip-up nylon jumpers and drawstring trousers in luxury fabrics with careful attention to detail. Top this look off with a vintage leather bomber for the ultimate sartorial statement."

Much like checks, it's hard to remember a time when stripes weren't in favour. Offering an alternative to the classic Breton design, last year's motifs went colourful and chunky.

Any investment in deckchair prints is about to pay dividends. Vertical stripes were once again all over the runways at the recent London Fashion Week Men's, applied to everything from T-shirts to tailoring.

This is how you can rock the vertical stripe style:
Stripes have always been a menswear staple, particularly over the last few seasons. Their popularity stems from their versatility; they really can work for any style, bold or subtle. A classic crew neck T-shirt works under a casual blazer, or for a bolder look try a multi-coloured stripe."

For the past few seasons, looser cuts and more relaxed shapes - whether that's on coats, hoodies or, indeed, trousers - have been working their way from the runways to the mainstream. The more louche way of dressing, which started to be picked up by brands and retailers in 2016, is likely to peak over the next 12 months.

How to wear the above wide leg trouser swag:
The easiest entry into the world of wider fits is with denim. No need to go full Slim Shady though, a straight leg is a good first step. Try a rugged dark selvedge or black jean with a chunky turn-up and brogue boots.

"For a smarter look, it's wise to wear something with weight like a wool-mix. This will gather nicely on your shoe rather than just looking like you've got your dad's trousers on."

The navy suit. Stylish, yes. A wardrobe cornerstone, most definitely. But exciting? Not necessarily. For this reason - and because menswear itself has become increasingly ballsy - a sartorial reshuffle has been bubbling away under the surface for the past 12 months. Your tailoring now comes in technicolour.

Here is how you can rock the coloured tailoring style:
Adding lighter colours into your wardrobe is a great way to update your look for the new season. For spring, I'll be wearing mostly tonal outfits – for example, wearing a whole outfit of blue or green shades, adding lighter tones for a spring feel. I saw this look a lot at the shows in June, and I know it'll be one of the most worn trends for the season.

Monday, 5 February 2018


Its another new segment introduced to STYLE WITH ALPHY, every Monday,  we will be featuring for you your favorite artists in the showbiz industry to open about themselves, careers and learn about different things you didn't know about them. Catch this on Style With Alphy every Monday, your favorite online magazine.

She is the daughter to the famous Kenyan musician, Akothe. She has discovered her passion in the fashion industry and she is determined to bit all odds and achieve her goals . She sits down and chats with us about her journey so far:

Who is Celine?
Celine is a 19 years old girl, a law student at Strathmore University who aspires to become a model.

How can you describe your character in one word?

How did your passion for fashion come along?
well i had a passion for modeling since i was a small kid. I used to dream of walking on runway shows and showcasing designs and that's how I decided to persue the dream.

You participated in this year's face of Nivea competition, did you think you would win?
Well i wasn't sure i was going to win. But i had faith though i started late but I still believed in myself.

How was the feeling after you won?
i felt happy. I couldnt express my feelings when they called me to congratulate me for the win. It was a great experience.

Do you persue modelling as a full time course?
No i study at strathmore university.  So modeling is a part time.

What is that hidden hobby that people don't know about you?
Eating thou i dont grow fat 😂

How does it feel being the daughter to a celebrity?Does it affect your relationship with your fellow teenegers friends?
I dont consider myself different from all other teenagers. I actually have friends from all over and i act just as they do. My mothers music life doesnt affect my social life at all though am proud to have her

What will you consider to be your greatest achievement as you proceed with your career?
My greatest achievement would be to be miss world and appear in vogue magazines and attend different fashion events like paris fashion week.

Who is your role model?
Kendal jenner. Shes my favourite

What's your favorite quotes of all time?
Never give up til its up.

Any thoughts on our Kenyan Fashion Industry?
Well Kenya's fashion industry is crazy and amazing. I love Kenya's fashion and their way of style. They come up with different ideas each day. I believe one day we can be the best in fashion globally.

Saturday, 3 February 2018


This is a new segment introduced to Style With Alphy. This will aim at giving our readers an Insight of their favorite celebrities fashion, wardrobe and style. Every Saturday we will be featuring for you your favorite actors, musicians, media personalities, fashion bloggers, models, designers e.t.c  to talk about their Fashion and Style. Be Inspired.

Sean Andrews has discovered his passion in the fashion industry and he is fighting all odds to achieve his vision. He is one of the most celebrated Kenyan Models and his style is just commendable, well as it is seen from his Instagram. Today he opens his style book and takes us through his Fashion and Style and also talks a little bit about his journey.
  1. In your own words, what is Fashion? Well it's tricky  to define something that is so and yet very personal to an individual. From designer to the person that wears what they wear it's an expression.
  2. Describe your style in three words? Comfortable and what goes with my moods.
  3. From your own perspective, what trend needs to stop in the men fashion world? I dislike crop top for guys and rompers....I have a lot of mean words for such attire.
  4. Given a chance, whose wardrobe would you invade? Oh that's easy, my friend Randy Gowon and Brian Msafiri...their jackets give me kleptomaniac urges.
  5. What is the most expensive item you have in your wardrobe? I won't say how much i bought them but its close between a pair of loafers, some boots and velvet jacket.
  6. What your proudest moment in your career so far? I have so many proud moments but in short, its a joy to work with local designers and stylists, our people have great taste and class.
  7. Word of advice to anyone looking up to you? Keep it simple and above all, be yourself. Do what feels right for you and you ll love what you do.
  8. Whats your take on our Kenyan fashion industry? There is a lot that our industry is growing from. We have ample talent here and there is a challenge to be seen an worn all over...I say, challenge exists to be overcome.
  9. There is this stereotypical opinion about guys in the fashion industry, whats your take on that? Personally i pay little attention to stereotypes and gossip and what not.....its easy to get lost in all that....draw out your journey and carry it through, there is always a naysayer here and there but so are truly people...Be good and you ll attract good.
Interview done by Elvis Alphy 

Friday, 2 February 2018



Do turtlenecks bring to mind a scratchy neck, leisure suits, or pipe smoke? We don't blame you, but put those assumptions aside—their reputation has gotten a serious makeover. These days they're practically a cheat code for modern but retro-inspired style (we like to call this vibe "Retro Future"). We love that a good turtleneck is casual enough for a night out, but also dressed-up enough to get you through shirt-and-tie dress code. Before you put your neck out there—or in there, as it were—here are a few things you need to know.

Start With Plain, Dark Colors
Sure, there are turtlenecks out there in bright green, red, and both, but if you're just starting out the foolproof way to go is black. Bob Dylan wore it long before there was a Ron Burgundy—now it's time for you to channel some of that beatnik mojo. Once you've got it down, move on to different hues, stripes, and pared-down patterns.

Thin Turtlenecks Are Great Turtlenecks
Chunky turtlenecks in intricate knits and weaves can be warm as hell, but can also add unnecessary bulk to a winter look. Instead, grab a turtleneck in a thinner fabric like merino wool or, if you're really fancy, cashmere that hugs the body. You'll get all the style and none of the chunk.


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Wednesday, 31 January 2018


Eating healthy can be easy, tasty and inexpensive if you stick to some simple guidelines.

Who isn’t trying to eat healthy these days?
After all, it can help reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and lots of other things you’d rather avoid. The good news is, eating right doesn’t have to be hard or require you to give up things you love. It’s all about making smart choices to build an overall healthy dietary pattern.

Here are some simple ways you and your family can eat healthier:

Fruits and vegetables
Whole grains
Beans and legumes
Nuts and seeds
Fish (preferably oily fish with lots of omega-3 fatty acids), skinless poultry, and plant-based alternatives
Low-fat and fat-free dairy products
Healthier fats and non-tropical oils

Sweets and added sugars, especially sugary drinks
Sodium and salt
Saturated fat
Fatty or processed meats – if you choose to eat meat, select leaner cuts

Trans fat and partially hydrogenated oils

Choose mindfully, even with healthier foods. Ingredients and nutrient content can vary a lot.
Read labels. Compare nutrition information on package labels and select products with the lowest amounts of sodium, added sugars, saturated fat and trans fat, and no partially hydrogenated oils.
Watch your calories. To maintain a healthy weight, eat only as many calories as you use up through physical activity. If you want to lose weight, take in fewer calories or burn more calories.
Eat reasonable portions. Often this is less than you are served, especially when eating out.
Don’t dismiss entire food groups. Eat a wide variety of foods to get all the nutrients your body needs.
Cook and eat at home. You’ll have more control over ingredients and preparation methods.
Look for the Heart-Check mark to easily identify foods that can be part of an overall healthy eating pattern.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Gender based violence was commonly known to be a serious violation against women but today, the violation also affects men and boys. This kind of violence comes in many form which includes: physical violence, sexual assault, child marriages among others. The issue has continuously risen over the past till now and is creating a lot of negative impact on the nation since it has no socio-economic boundaries. Its best if we start preventing it earlier enough before it comes to destroy us because as they say, prevention is better than cure, and this can be done through the following ways:

Ending gender based violence begins by first addressing its roots. This is done by preventing it an early age by working with both boys and girls so as to promote  respectful positions and gender equality. Working with the youths is the best way to faster the sustained process in preventing and eradicating gender based violence through the promotion of gender equality, women empowerment and enjoyment of their human right.

Gender Based Violence can be ended through creating awareness and community mobilization through different platforms. Media platforms is one of the best medium that can be used to put the message across because a higher number of today's population has an access to television. radio, newspapers, phones, social media and even magazines. These platforms can be used to sensitize the public on the effective strategy of preventing gender based violence. The public can be educated on the different ways through which they can deal with the issues of gender based violence by informing them on the proper channels they can use to report any form of abuse in case they come across.

Through Civic Education, we can be able to deal with gender based violence. A formal education program should be developed for a purpose of engaging young people in the effort to prevent and end gender based violence. This will be able to provide them with the tool and knowledge to understand the root cause of all this forms of violence in their communities so as to find ways through which they can deal with them adequately and to learn where to access support if violence is experienced.

The government should also come in as well and put strong legal and policy reforms. Whenever one is found abusing this reforms and policies against gender based violence should be punished severely. This will be able to instinct fear to anyone out there who is violating and abusing human rights.When strict laws and order are put in place, the act of gender violence will reduce.

To be able to build a better and more inclusive future for everyone, the above reforms should be put into action so as to prevent and to completely do away with gender violence. Everyone is equal and important before God and humanity at large regardless of their age, social class, gender, tribe and race. Each on of us has a role to play in building our nation. Gender Based Violence should come out of our way and allow us to build our country for the benefit of us all and our future generation.  

Thursday, 28 December 2017


What men should wear for new years evening parties.

The biggest party night of the year is around the corner. What will you wear for New Year's Eve? Whether you are out on the town, at home with friends or down the local pub, see the new year in with sparkle and texture. Get ready for the countdown …

  • If your  party plans are not black-tie, try a smart T-shirt with black jeans – but leave the trainers at home.
  • For  parties down the pub make just the right amount of effort with a statement bomber jacket.
  • Swap black tie for a suit and roll-neck and add a touch of elegance with a faux-fur-collared coat
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Well Folks, there you have it. Dazzle yourself during the new years evening parties and usher the new year in style.