By Bayan Nalubwama
Beauty Queen sylvia Namutebi Allibhai on Thursday January 6 set off to Las Vegas as the beautiful representative for the Pearl of Africa at the just concluded Mrs. World competition where she scooped number five in the top fifteen.
With her eyes on the crown, Mrs Allibhai took Uganda’s culture and Ugandan fashionistas along with her to show the world that the country is not only rich with beautiful sceneries, but also, authentic fashion, culture heritage and is a home for talented creatives.
For her departure outfit, Sylvia was dressed by a Ugandan designer, Afri Oliv Creations. The attire was made from kikoyi fabric and it was accessories with cowrie shell details.
At the orientation Dinner, Mrs. Namutebi was clad in a beautiful gown from skp clothing line in Uganda.
For the Mrs World fresco sponsored dinner, Sylvia revealed that she wore a beautiful dress from a Ugandan clothing brand, Lilliyanaz clothing.
Lillian Kyabaki clothing line stiched her dress for her Preliminary competition “it represents the challenges a modern African woman faces in balancing culture and modern values as she navigates marriage, the dress is made of a combination of the mukeka material, kitenge original to the Ugandan tradition and the sequin is the modern representation.” Sylvia detailed the masterpiece.
She portrayed African Royalty with an outfit by Ugandan designer Moontessy designz for the Elvis Presley suit visit.
Mrs. Sylvia disclosed that the designer, Tessy drew inspiration from ancient African masks worn by royals and warriors.
It’s also from Moontessy where she got her multi colored African pattern dress for the David Siegel fundraising dinner.
She also made a shout-out to Uganda’s Tina Brad store when she wore a beige jumpsuit on one of her days at the pageant.
Mrs. Allibhai summed it all up with her National costume by Afri Oliv creations, when she portrayed Nakayima, the princess of Mubende from the ancient Buganda Kingdom.
The National Costume was made from the Kikoyi material and a back cloth material which comes from tree trunks.
“Princess Nakayima possessed the power of healing through mother nature and herbs, and the community depended on her for good health that she freely provided for anyone who needed it. In a time when women had no rights, she was considered a highly respected member of the society who provided health, healing and care for her community and that is what a mother is to the world.” Mrs. Namutebi detailed her wear.