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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

THIS CHIC- 5 girls you will meet in your lifetime.


In her book Emma, Jane Austen creates a character called Harriet who is too good natured but naive. When she meets Emma, she falls into the latter’s shadow and all her insecurities come out.
do I look pretty in this?

Emmmmmaaa, you are so smart

A Harriet is a girl who is full of good intentions but has little confidence in herself. She constantly needs someone to reassure her.She will put on some lipstick, but wipe it off if her Emma asks why she put on lipstick today. She will like a guy but will not go out with him until Emma says it’s okay.
Harriet will be unsteady until she has an Emma, she tries to make an Emma out of everybody she meets, so in a sense she is a groupie, not going anywhere alone.If you are an Emma, you just found your hand bag.

This is a recently married girl, two or three years in a marriage . Her husband is the best thing second only to her love of cooking. She will talk about him, of him and like him to everybody in the plot. If she is from Coast, she will talk of mume wangu this mume wangu that. If she is from Western, it will be bwanangu, a Nairobi wife will talk of mzee wangu, a wife from Central Kenya but living in Nairobi will talk of ‘my husband’ and you will all be watching to see this husband, perform  miracle at least will you.
This chick only buys new clothes from boutiques and Garissa lodge.

East Africa's Next Top Model 
This is a girl I like to study. Her best skill is looking mean at everybody. Her sense of style is NYC to the minute. She is not afraid to dress up in bare backs and wear big hair. She doesn’t smile. No.
She is skilled at is baring teeth at other girls. She will have fake nails and a shinny handbag. She will only wear heels and animal print wedges. But she will have some secret fear when you get to know her. Like she will always be on edge, she might be terrified of bus conductors and River road.
She walks as though paparazzi was at her heels, so you can never have a real conversation with her coz she has to have the right face just in case someone took a picture. 

My dad my hero

This one you know. She is her daddy’s princess and daddy is her only hero, and she will remind you every day. My dad said if I don’t spend all the money in my account by the 5th of this month I will only get two credit cards next month.  My dad said vegetables are for rabbits and goats.Yeah. And you will look at her in horror and sympathy and hope nobody else heard that.
Surprisingly, it's not easy to hate this girl. You realise she is just silly and feel bad for her when she is sad about something, coz the world can be unforgiving. You pity the fellow she will marry but then you remember it's non of your business. 

Rory Gilmore

This is a girl you will like, but you may never reach friendship levels with her because she will have one best friend from childhood, and she will have several admirers. Regardless of her background, she will not let that affect her. She has a stable mind, she got good grades, she eats good food and uses a perfume that smells like baby fabric softner. She will have an expensive watch and a locket either given by her big brother or her mother. She can't drive though, for her tendency to daydream
She will marry a family friend she has known since childhood.  

Next:the squinter, the tomboy, hurry!while stocks last, miss etiquette


  1. I've secretly given myself a title. 'Your Biggest Fan".. every famous person has one... and I am officially yours.. I especially like the no smiling NYC print wearing ensemble. hilarious

  2. haha (mafans nawapenda wo!)Thank you

  3. This is soo good. Wow. It has just made my thinking visible.

    1. Thank you, and I like that- made your thinking visible-
      Means you have come across one or two of these chics