This whole shebang started years ago. One Louboutin at a time. And now we’ve opened office. Dreams come true.
In 2018, I was talking to a friend about the idea of setting up my office. I had gotten tired of working from the house.
At the time alot was still pending. My luxury line was still a mirage. Throughout the year, I made a dozen trips to Mumbai where production was ongoing.
Looking back, those were tough days. Long hours and sleepless nights and I dare say, they paid off. Or are paying off.
Towards the end of the year 2018, production for the first items from my line- the luxe tee-shirts was complete.
And when this was happening, something else was happening in Nairobi. My office was coming up. I didn’t know what I wanted it to be but I knew I wanted comfort and luxe. I wanted my office to be stunning. I wanted space that would be a projection of myself. A second home.
I wanted to step out from my home and into my office without missing a step. So alot is inspired by the house.
To put it aptly, it is white, chic, luxe and screams fashion a space where creating comes to life- and hopefully, expect a lot of this.
This is where you began, vast emptiness:
This is where we began.
And slowly, but surely, started taking shape:
The we got to this:
Of course, it would take 17 pages to document the whole transformation journey, so pray I save your bundles,or your bandwidth by going into the current look.
Welcome to Simba Maharani. The Lion Queen.
So this is where I sit, thinking about the meaning of life, and penning poetry and making decisions. Securing the bag. Basically.
And right here is where you would sit if you came over to see me.
A wall to my left upon which, bits of my life rest; photos, stuff. Stuff you are not allowed to touch.
These little glasses are what’s used in the streets of MUMBAI. They’re called “cutting chai” and a symbol of a city I’m head over heels in love with.
That tree in the vase is a reminder to be grateful, all seasons. Regardless.
A photo with the Mister, a photo in Vegas and a photo with the legendary Christian Louboutin taken at his Mount Street store.
The Elephant below was painted by my last-born daughter Ely. It is my most favorite possession. Hands down.
Lets move over to this other side of the office where visitors can enjoy the peace and tranquility of being themselves. Before you are ushered into my office, you would be propped up here. With the president grinning behind you.
A little about the decor which was done by yours truly.
French tapestry, a baby pink sofa, designer guild throws and white stools that also double up as storage and a coffee table adorn this side of the office.
And not to forget this painting. a Flock of birds soaring and gliding to new heights. A reminder that we are limited only by our imagination.
Or this one:
Are you still following? My team sits here, surrounded by lions.
And a different angle that brings us to the end of the office tour..