Monica Kanari the chief fashion designer at Occasions 'n Days Fashion. Officially she began her journey into fashion at age 27, with her home serving as her first workshop. Gradually, she opened a shop at Nairobi’s South B Shopping Centre before moving to Hurlingam. But the genesis of her designing flair was her mother, a gifted dressmaker. Since she studied fine art in school, she helped her sketch the designs. While at Egerton University in Njoro she studied Agriculture and Home Economics and later worked as a stockbroker for six years, before calling it quits to concentrate on fashion. Even then, she drew sketches and designed clothes for friends. When she presented my designs at the Sifa festivals in 1994, she was overjoyed to make it to the finals. In 1995, she represented Kenya in South Africa at a fashion fair, and won.