JUDITH Heard, a former model with Zipa, is now a philanthropist, taking care of a multitude of children at Sanyu Babiesâ€™ Home.
She is also a popular figure on Kampalaâ€™s high-end social scene. Here is the outfit that she wore to one of the recent concerts in town.
She says the outfit cost her $4,150 (about sh9.3m) from the US. However, fans of trendy party outfits can achieve the same look from around Kampala for much less.
One-shoulder tops are the in-thing and they can be bought from Sylvieâ€™s Boutique at Garden City for sh80,000.
Tight-fitting pseudo leather pants are also in, following the trend of the â€˜pencilâ€™ jeans. They go for sh120,000 at Poison Boutique in Kabalagala.
Though Judith claims she bought her Italian designer shoes from the US at $2,500(sh5.6m), one can get similar shoes from Ladiesâ€™ Zone Boutique opposite Shell Malindi on Kampala Road for sh125,000.
Ladiesâ€™ Clutch bags go for sh50,000 to sh80,000 at Cinci Co, a boutique on Kamu Kamu Plaza; while human hair weaves cost sh150,000 at Karitasâ€™ Hair garage, Pioneer Mall.
The scarf costs sh50,000, at Imagez, Garden City as well as Tingz at the Sheraton Hotelâ€™s shopping arcade, while the bracelet and ring for sh15,000 and sh30,000 respectively at Zahraâ€™s Accessories at Jumbo Plaza.
You will probably not find genuine Michael Kors designer watches â€” $800(sh1.8m) from the US â€” at most accessory outlets in Kampala.
However, Sylvieâ€™s Boutique has similar watches by Katherine Hamnet at sh400,000. That rounds off Judith Heardâ€™s look for about sh1m from uptown Kampala.
Want to look like Judith for even less? First stop is Pintoâ€™s Boutique at the Pioneer Mall, Lalaâ€™s Collection at Sunset Arcade, Wilson Road or Maggieâ€™s Boutique at the same arcade.
The shops stock lots of casual party outfits for ladies at almost give-away prices, considering the uptown cost.
Here, ladiesâ€™ tops similar to Heardâ€™s go for sh40,000 (the sales people are open to bargaining); womenâ€™s tight-fitting pseudo leather pants go for sh70,000; party shoes like Judithsâ€™ go for sh55,000 a pair, while clutch bags go for sh40,000 a piece.
Judithâ€™s wig is made from human hair but you can get a similar one at sh30,000 from the salons in the basement of Majestic Plaza.
Ladiesâ€™ scarves go for sh10,000 at Kagameâ€™s Boutique on Sunset Arcade, while rings can go for anything between sh5,000 and sh10,000 from vendors at the Old Taxi Park. They also sell bangles at sh5,000.
For ladiesâ€™ watches similar to Heardâ€™s, drop by Kyakuwa General Enterprises at Yamaha Centre near the Old Taxi Park and pick one for sh80,000.
Better bargains on Heardâ€™s look can also be got from Mutaasa Kafeero, an arcade that is famous for selling cheap Thai-made replicas of designer clothes.
Kanaaba Arcade on Nabugabo Road is also a good place to look.
That completes Judithâ€™s look for less than sh300,000 from the lower-end boutiques.
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