Elita Brooks Ngwira
So Elita how did you get to work for Kat?
"My best friend Mel introduced me to the brand and I have been working here for ten months now. Every day is full of inspiration and something new to learn. Kat took me under her wing and showed me the 'ins and outs' of rope jewelry, crafting, and handmade designs. I had never been given the opportunity to use my hands in such a creative way, and having the initiative was truly a blessing. It makes me feel unstoppable."
What's your Fav. Piece?
Autumn Winter 2014
This collection is inspired by the photography of Helmut Newton and his
intimate portraits of powerful woman in their private spaces. Jewelry is
worn close to a woman's skin, brushes her neck, clasps her earlobe.
A/W 2014 invites our brave lady on some close up encounters. With a
cinematic approach to portraying these classic 70s heroines we imagine
nights of disco dancing and clubhouse parties. Garden kisses and a late
night rendevouz in his Aston Martin listening to Jimmy croon LA
With jewel tones and wooden parts, suede and agate stones and tassels,
this collection skirts the glamour of 70s disco, and the soul of
psychedelia. Kick those platforms off and dance on those carpeted floors
and wooden-clad lounges till the dawn meets your cat-lined eyes.
Elita says: "I see much of the Agate Queen in myself, it portrays to me a powerful female politician, which is what i hope to be someday."
WHO IS THE BRAVE PERSON YOU ASPIRE TO BE LIKE:
"He generally took a non-aligned Marxist perspective on economics, and believed capitalism had malignant effects that were going to stay with Africa for a long time. Although he was clear on distancing himself from the African socialism of many of his contemporaries, Nkrumah argued that socialism was the system that would best accommodate the changes that capitalism had brought, while still respecting African values. He specifically addresses these issues and his politics in a 1967 essay entitled "African Socialism Revisited":