Category Archives: Fashion

Community Shopping Guide: Menswear, Electronics, and More

In my last online shopping related post, I shared some of the most popular items that my readers bought on Amazon through my blog at that time. Today, in an effort to be more inclusive for my readers who don’t live in countries with Amazon storefronts, I present you a similar list, though this time also including products bought from Jumia, an African online store for which I have been an affiliate for a little over a month. This post features menswear, electronics, and some other stuff…you’ll see. Enjoy! No. 1: Tobacco Men’s Derby Shoes (Menswear) In case you are wondering … Continue reading

6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Natural Hair

Today’s guest post on natural hair is by Jill Akanshumbusha. You may have read Jill’s work before in this post she wrote about maroon hair. Keeping hair natural is one of the most popular trends in Afro hair care today. Women of color have wholeheartedly embraced natural hair, and many seem satisfied with their decision to wear their hair this way. This trend has been adopted by women of all ages irrespective of hair texture: kinky or soft. Natural hair is very versatile when it comes to styling, hence it being an interesting way to wear your hair. You may have … Continue reading

Maroon Braids & 4 Other Great Maroon Hair Styles

If you came here looking for pictures and more about maroon braids, scroll down a little further and you’ll find what you are looking for. 🙂 The 21st century has come with lots of hairstyles and trends, with colored hair being one of the most popular. READ ALSO: 6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Natural Hair As you go past many beautiful women on the streets of Kampala, at places of work, and especially at universities, you can’t help but notice that they sport two or more colors in their hair. The color that seems to be most sought after is maroon. … Continue reading

8 Latest Hairstyles in Kenya 2017 or The Beauty of Plaits & Braids

(Keep reading until the end for a slideshow of 8 of the latest hairstyles in Kenya 2017. Also, it seems that many of you come to this article looking for more information about ‘Kenyan hair styles & braids by Eva Nairobi‘. I believe that is a salon in Embakasi Pipeline but know very little else about it. If you do, tell me more about it in the comment section below, or send me an email at Biche@ChickAboutTown.com. I’d love to learn more about it! :-)) I recently changed my Facebook profile picture and got many comments from friends telling me how gorgeous … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Fashion in Tanzania!

(It’s been 9 months since Uber launched in both Kampala, Uganda & Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Have you used it yet? To read my experiences of the service so far, read Uber Uganda & Tanzania: My Experiences in the First 9 Months.) (Will you be visiting Zanzibar soon? Need tips on what to do and see while you there? I give you all my best ones in Zanzibar, Tanzania: My Best Tips for Stone Town & Elsewhere on the Island.)

Kanga Sayings: Exploring the World of Kanga Writings

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a great lover of kanga, the East African cotton fabric with bold designs, bright colors, and a Swahili saying, aphorism, or slogan printed along its bottom border. If you’ve ever seen children wearing kanga wrapped around their bodies and tied behind their necks, then you have a perfect picture of me as a child. If you were to drop by my house unannounced today and I didn’t have a chance to run and change into something “decent", then chances are you would find me in a kanga, though this … Continue reading