My name is Vanessa Mulangala, I'm originally from Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo). I have lived in Brussels, Athens, Johannesburg, Lausanne, London and Nairobi. I spent my earliest years playing dress-up in my mother's closet and designer shop - the first of its kind - in Kinshasa.
My career in media started as a radio presenter/producer at the BBC Worldservice for over 5 years. In 2008, I decided to focus on fashion. I worked as a freelance TV journalist for Voxafrica TV. Currently I'm a content provider for Fashion One TV. I'm based in Nairobi but the most likely place to bump into me is the airport ;)
From Bamako to london with stopovers in nairobi, this is my fashion odyssey.
I have a been a bad girl… a bad bad girl! No update for months, completely lethargic with the occasional energy outburst! Those outburst were sporadic, but when they happened, I made beautiful things… For the full story go on:
There’s no place like Rome! I have just attended the Ethical Fashion Initiative’s show at Alta Moda where African and African inspired fashion took centre stage. Designers like Stella Jean, Christie Brown and Kiki couture showed their capsule collection on the catwalk. Here are some pictures, more details and reviews to come xxx