Friday, 2 January 2015

ALL BLACK

The race tracks are a lot like life. Very far from something mundane. I took up outdoor running as a fitness routine towards the end of 2014. 1) Because I needed the motivation that came from being around people with Similar goals 2) because gym membership in Lagos is not pocket friendly at all. 

Anyway to the point. When you first start out, you feel like a complete slob. You discover that after one lap you're panting like your life about to be over. It's can be embarrassing. You may feel the need to impress sometimes. Now this is the worst. You're just on your own lazily doing your laps when one of these show offs will just sprint past you and you start to regret all the akpu you have been eating but not one to be defeated you try to run up and over take him/her, use up all your energy for that and yes you may be successful but then that's as far as you will go. After a few mins you find out you can't go on and that person will catch up to you and overtake you again. This is so much like life, the competition, sometimes I can't deal with it.

Healthy competition is good, it pushes you to challenge yourself, increase your speed and strength but all at your own pace, the pace you can handle. If you focus too much on beating the competition, you will burn out eventually. Because you have worked against what your mind and body can handle.

These days I realise that I'm able to run longer, my endurance level is wayyy up and sometimes I meet people on the tracks who feel like I'm showing off so they want to race with me and I just smile. You don't know where I'm coming from. I was able to do this my running at my pace for a considerable amount of time, getting bored with my speed and pushing myself further. You don't know about my slob days, the days when I could only do 10 sit-ups, when I couldn't touch my toes and when I believed people that did 500 crunches were gods. 

I didn't get stronger because I wanted to be like someone else so bad. No the motivation came from within me. I'm definitely not where I will like to be yet but I know it's possible if I stay on course. 

That's the lesson in all of this. There used to be a time when I would say avoid competition totally but I do realise a healthy dose is helpful every now and again but never put it above staying on your own course. 

These photos were taken when I styled and co-ordinated EL RUNWAY on Ebony Life tv Ch 165. Seeing My company name on the end credits, definitely a high point of 2014. That I even have a company. It humbles me. 

Sometimes I look back at myself and remember how I started out for a career in Fashion. I remember it like yesterday. The struggles of internship, lugging sample pieces all over the place, going to the designer showrooms, the long hours in buses and taxis. I'm just a girl doing what I love that I get paid for it, is just God. I hope to post more this year and to push myself harder. 

I wish you a splendid 2015




                                             Tunji Rhobes

                            Bibire

                      Models in the line up for Shakara Couture


                                                Backstage model right in Belois
                   The Line up at Belois

Designer Remi Owadokun of buttons couture taking her final work with the model in her signature piece for the show.

    Backstage with models.


           
             The line up for Jason Porshe. Style tip. If you can't find a skinny enough male model in a menswear show, use a girl. They look good in anything.


That's all. Be sure to catch up on the show. ch 165 Ebony Life tv























Thursday, 25 December 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAY!

Merry Christmas to you and you and you! I appreciate anyone that takes out time to read whatever I have to post. May the good Lord grant you all your hearts' desires!
 
I have stuffed my face with so much food today and I can barely move not to talk of putting on a dress or comtemplating any turn up moves. Right now I'm just a bloated slob in a night shirt. Food is great mehn.

Earlier today before I lost all my sexy. I wore this wrap dress from the new Eve and a tribe collection. You can purchase via their website or on Jumia.



 
XOXO!!

Ps- Pls be careful this period. Area boys are up to no good as usual. 


Tuesday, 23 December 2014

WHAT TO DO THIS HOLIDAY: HAUTE FASHION AFRICA X STYLE HOUSE FILES.JUMBO SALE: SHOP AND GIVE BACK. PIECES STARTING AT N500

In the spirit of giving, as Yaba College of Technology’s Fashion Design Section celebrates its 50thAnniversary… its space, professors and their knowledge, Style House Files & www.HauTeFashionAfrica.comin Collaboration with Interior Designers Association of Nigerian (IDAN) Member – CC Interiors (www.CCInteriorsLimited.com) are hosting a fundraiser Sale with items selling as low as N500…featuring international & Nigeria Fashion, Artworks and pieces donated by students of the Yaba College of Technology, Amazing Friends and Supporters, Designers from Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2014Garment Care & the Stylist Closet of www.theStyleHQ.com to name a few.
Come out and give back in style by shopping brands such as Burberry….to Zizi Cardow in great condition and unbelievable prices: 
Jumbo Sale for Yaba Tech
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
– Monetary Donation  (any amount)
– Clothing, Accessories and Art Donations: lightly used and new to sell at the JUMBO SALE happening on Monday, 29th of December at YabaTech – 100% of the proceeds will be going to the funds being used to renovate.
– Attend & shop at the Jumbo Sale!
Please email: info@hautefashionafrica.com for more information.

Monday, 22 December 2014

BALMAIN SPRING SUMMER 15 MENSWEAR AD

I can't get over how gorgeous Kimye are in the new Balmain Campaign tagged Army of Lovers.

Kanye is so thug!! Whatever that is I just made it up.  And oh yes Kris Jenner's womb deserves it's own government house. Don't even bother hating.

Creative Director at Balmain, Olivier Rousteing had this to say. "For this Menswear campaign, I wanted to capture a moment of love. Kim and Kanye are style icons and friends. It is an honour to have them in this Balmain campaign. Together, they represent love, beauty and diversity-they are the new modernity. This is more than a campaign, it expresses something beyond clothes - it is a celebration of love and friendship. This is a new statement for Balmain."

I'm just glad to look at such beautiful photos. I'm inspired!!


Photographed by Mario Sorrenti 

Creative Direction: Pascal Dangin  

Hair: Bob Recine 

Makeup: Lucia Pieroni 

Manicurist: Christina Zuleta 

Set Designer: Philipp Haemmerele


Merry Christmas....

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

ROSE GARDEN BY TOJU FOYEH

In the last post, I told you guys about the style challenge I took part in. Here guys is the collection we had to pull from. 

it is a collection of about 30pieces of absolutely gorgeous dresses, jumpsuits and separates in styles that are very fuss free and easy to wear. The choice of colour, prints and sequins make each of the pieces perfect for the season we are currently in. The collection has received a lot of praise so far because it is honestly one of the most beautiful ready to wear collections  currently being shown by a designer right now.

Enjoy!

Model: Banke Su for Beth Models
Photography: Obi Somto
Styling and Creative Direction: Bubu Ogisi
Make-up : D'Artiste by Dodos
Press: Redrick PR