‘The Lyra Aoko Edit’ is a visual journal run by Yvonne Aoko Were aka Lyra Aoko, Nairobi-based photographer. The site launched in June 2014 , consisting a carefully curated edit of photography and personal thoughts on topics ranging from fashion to lifestyle. 

Graduating with a BA in Journalism from the United States International University – Africa and her experience as a photographer in the lifestyle and fashion industry has led Lyra to continuously develop a keen sense of refined aesthetic.

You may view her photography work at lyraokomedia.com


  • Reply Soni Asumpta June 22, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I need like a whole week to go through your amazing and inspiring blog,be ready for many comments even from the oldest of posts.

    • Reply Lyra Aoko June 22, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      You rock! Thank you so much for visiting the Cynosure Blog. I really hope you enjoy the ride 😀

  • Reply Clare Oparo July 5, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Just discovered your blog and I’m already hooked! Love it!

    • Reply Lyra Aoko July 6, 2015 at 9:22 am

      You have seriously made my day! Thank you so much for reading 🙂 <3

  • Reply Cheptoo Cece July 9, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Hi Lyra,
    Just happened to know of your blog through Wendy Wahito’s interview you had with her. I like what you’re doing. #Interesting.

    http://tastiedine.wordpress.com {Foodie Blog}

    • Reply Lyra Aoko July 15, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Hey Cheptoo! I am so happy that video led you to my blog. Welcome and thank you so much!

  • Reply Claire Ash Meadow July 23, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Finally have time to go through everything Lyra. This is a great blog, you are doing really well and I love how you write. Happy Birthday to Cynosure, we should work on a Cashmere Moms/Cynosure birthday event…. #belated, I’m back from SF, let’s talk 😉

    • Reply Lyra Aoko July 24, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      You are such an inspiration Claire! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. I am so happy I get to write in my voice on this blog! That collaboration needs to happen very very soon! Welcome back to Kenya love!

  • Reply Sylvia Ziemski October 13, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    You’re a stunning inspiration sensation.

    • Reply Lyra Aoko October 14, 2015 at 6:43 am

      Thank you for your kind words @sylviaziemski:disqus I really appreciate you taking your time to read my blog! Stay blessed 🙂

  • Reply celest August 10, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Love love your blo. Keep up.

    • Reply lyraoko August 11, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      Thanks a lot Celest! All the love!

  • Reply Isabelle Simon January 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Love your work, your tone, more than much 🙂

    • Reply lyraoko February 14, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      Thank you so much Isabelle 🙂

  • Reply Cate Majani April 3, 2017 at 9:28 am

    What to say Lyra, simply amazing!!!!! Glad to have bumped into your blog-someone shared with me the link on Eliye Springs- and I have just been oogling at this site :-). This is such an inspiration on my upcoming one. Great work. Blessings!!!

    • Reply lyraoko April 11, 2017 at 10:29 am

      You’re so awesome! Please hug the person that shared this link with you! I really appreciate your kind words towards my work.
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  • Reply Denis May 6, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Job well done! Please get in touch for a proposal.

    • Reply Lyra Aoko May 15, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Thank you so much. Sent!

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