Bright and beautiful: Miriam Odemba

From our archives: the beauty look that will never go out of  fashion

 

Photographer/fashion stylist Elena Iv-skaya Make up by Ericka Catan  using Makeup Forever
Blue bracelet worn on Neck ( Forver 21; Nenecklace ( Zara) Dress ( Stylist's own)

Blue bracelet worn on Neck ( Forver 21; Nenecklace ( Zara) Dress ( Stylist’s own)

 

Headpiece and necklace from Rosemary Kokuhilwa Styling Studio

Headpiece and necklace from Rosemary Kokuhilwa Styling Studio

 

Necklace: Lovisa - South Africa

Necklace: Lovisa – South Africa

 

Blue bracelet worn on Neck ( Forver 21

Blue bracelet worn on Neck ( Forver 21

 

neck statement piece from Rosemary Kokuhilwa Styling Studio

neck statement piece from Rosemary Kokuhilwa Styling Studio

 

Maasai Neckpiece; dress Stylist's own

Maasai Neckpiece; dress Stylist’s own

Dress - stylist's own

Dress – stylist’s own

 

Maasai Neckpiece

Maasai Neckpiece

 

Earnings and sunglasses - Model's own

Earnings and sunglasses – Model’s own

Jacket. MUA Ericka Cattan's own

Jacket. MUA Ericka Cattan’s own

Miriam Odemba is the beautiful former beauty queen, who revolutionised modelling in Tanzania by becoming the first of her compatriots to win an Elite Model contract in 1999. Her road to success started in 1997 when she competed in a local beauty pageant, ‘Miss Temeke’. She went on to compete in ‘Miss Tanzania’, finishing in the top 10. The breathtaking African beauty then tried her luck in several beauty pageants, including ‘Miss East Africa’ in 1998, and at the end of that year took part in an African regional model search – ‘Mnet Face of Africa’ and made the top three. Some 10 years  later, in 2008, Miriam decided to return to her passion of modelling and beauty pageantry and under the management of Maria Sarungi Tsehai, she relaunched her career by taking part in ‘Miss Earth’, one of the top four beauty pageants in the world. She was the first runner-up of the competition and won the crown of ‘Miss Earth Water’ – a first major title for any Tanzanian in a major beauty pageant. With her reputation cemented, Miriam has gone on to be a great environment ambassador for her country.
She is now based in Paris, working as a freelance model and is a mother of one daughter.

 

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