bold innovative jewelry creations of
Nasimiyu Wekesa will be accessorizing
one of the glamorous Couture Fashion Week
runway shows in New York in February 2009.
The original jewelry designs will be shown
on the catwalk along with the dramatic
creations of designer and producer Andres
Aquino on Saturday 14 February 2009 at 4:00
p.m. at the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria
A native of Kenya, Ms. Wekesa now resides
in California where she pursues her dual
passions of jewelry making and philanthropy.
In 2003 she founded the Born To Aid
foundation which helps needy children in her
native village. A portion of the profits
from her boutique are donated to the
foundation, and her designs have been shown
and sold at other charitable functions
including a recent sale in collaboration
with the Urban Zen Foundation, co-founded by
designers Donna Karan and Sonja Nuttall.
Each of Ms. Wekesa's jewelry pieces is
one-of-a-kind, inspired and created by her,
using African trade beads as well as other
beads. The result is a work of art that
carries with it a rich, historical culture
and personal story, showing that the magical
beauty of the whole is so much more than the
sum of its parts. The art is like the
African sense of community where it is clear
We is always more than me
Ms. Wekesa's unique jewelry designs
continue to grow in popularity and have
become favorites of celebrities including
supermodel Christy Turlington and Patti
Scialfa Springsteen, wife of "The Boss",
rock legend Bruce Springsteen.
Couture Fashion Week is a multi-day
event showcasing couture and luxury fashion.
It also includes exhibits of luxury brands
and fine art as well as world-class
entertainment and receptions. The event is
held in top venues in New York City, Palm
Beach, Florida and other selected cities and
is attended by upscale consumers, invited
VIPs, the press and high-end store buyers.
Couture Fashion Week offers unique branding
opportunities for luxury products and
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