Stella Atals’ Awesome Designs and Charm Tower Fire
Stella Atal on shot notice showcased at the monthly Silk Fashion Nite on March 10, 2011 and left a mark. Atal’s afro-centric work was evident as she mixed African and Western materials to create simple and original designs.
Atal displayed her designs in three stages. First, was the “recycled” where she turns around old and abandoned clothes into top designer wears.
Then the beach and swim suits. Her beach wear was Ugandan she claims. “Most of the times you go to Ugandan beaches, girls are afraid to show their bodies, so i designed a little cover which takes away some fear,” Atal said at the end of the show.
Stella Atal was born in northern Uganda on the shores of lake Kyoga. She was raised and educated in Kampala. She comes from an artistic family and was introduced to painting at age five .
Her work has been showcased throughout Africa, as well as in London, Holland, Spain and the United States. She is the recipient of numerous fashion awards.
“I want my fashion to be connected to the community. To be part of the community. I’ve gone some miles, I want to pull people behind.” Stella Atal
Charm Tower Catches Fire
Charm Towers, one of Kampala’s tallest buildings went into panic as fire gutted the Southern section of the building
The section affected hosted mainly stationary shops.
I was contemplating leaving the seen to file the pictures when i bumped into this preacher. He was just across the road in front of the main fire outlet. He was preaching about how God does things for a reason and that “people should not lose hope”. Onlookers felt irritated that they gave him a few coins and asked that he leaves the premises.Well, he didn’t. He moved ten steps away and starting preaching again.
The cause?Police is yet to investigate.