Sunday, 21 September 2014

BUNNY T-SHIRT

The weather in Lagos this past week was nothing but confusing. It's rainy season ordinarily but the rain like most of us can't seem to decide what it wants. Some days the sun is out to hurt us other days there's no point getting a car wash.

I saw this tee with my mum and I was just like hayyyyy gimme that!!. Excuse my Dracula lips. I thought maybe I try dark lipstick to match the confused weather.



          Currently trying out this blush pink nail polish and it goes well with gold. Aso-ebi colours anyone??? These ring set can be purchased from Accessories 2 Die 4 at N2500 a set. Also got it in silver.




Enjoy your week and may it be blessed. Kisses!







Friday, 19 September 2014

LIKE FINE WINE: 60 HEARTY CHEERS FOR CARINE ROITFELD


Carine Roitfeld in the fashion industry is a force to be reckoned with no doubt but also she's like that girl back in school that everyone wished was their friend. The coolest of the cool kids. Over the years, she has aged so graciously. One of those women, who you have to guess their ages. Sort of like how I wish/dream to age if food will let me be. Just look at a 60 year old woman. Stunning!


She's most known for her role as former editor-in-chief of French Vogue however as a stylist, she is also very well known as part of a team with Tom Ford and Photographer Mario Testino. Together they are responsible for creating some of the most beautiful and iconic images of our time a partnership I imagine was very financially rewarding too. She worked closely with Tom Ford through his time at YSL and Gucci. 

She left French Vogue in 2011 and was succeeded by Emmanuelle Alt pictured. She went back to free lance styling, which was how she started her career as well as creating her own Publication the CR Fashion Book now in its 5th issue and also becoming the Global Fashion director of rival publication to Vogue, Harpers Bazaar a position She's held since 2012 to present day 


                     One of Carine's work, styling for Gucci in the 90s 

Carine right, with Anna Wintour and Mario Testino

                                  With Tom Ford

                                 CR Fashion Book

Now in the past, there have been comparisons between her and Anna Wintour how she loves to laugh and smile from the heart unlike Anna's very rehearsed smile. I have seen captions like the Anti Anna  Also the now famous rumour I think around 2009 when people spoke of Anna being Dethroned from her seat at Us Vogue *shudders*. I love Carine, but I think Anna was created for Vogue and Vogue for Anna.

Anyway moving on, one of my guilty pleasures(if you consider data charges ) or maybe I say favourite past time is watching fashion videos on You Tube.  Documentaries, interviews any thing about people working in the industry, I will watch also I will read too. Carine videos I find quite interesting especially cos of the French accent.

"I think that most of the women when they dress in the morning, they try to be someone else…Today there is too much retouching, and I don't like it...except on me." —Carine Roitfeld  Quote from NY times

Images: Google

Xoxo.


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

POSES WITH MY BOO

You know that show Bill Cosby hosted 'kids say the darnedest things'. They really do often times I felt my little cousin could totally rock that show. 

As a three-year old, I remember offering her water which I was drinking out of a bottle and she says "wait" then goes to the kitchen fetches a glass and holds it up for me to pour in the water. As an adult, I felt so delinquent. 

Now on the day my cousin was born in 2002, yes.. (She's just 12)  it was exactly a year after my dad passed away and the mood around the house was a little gloomy so imagine the joy when the phone call came in. But this is not why she's special to me. There are soooooo many reasons I can't even begin to state them all. It's more about the things she says, how sweet and warm she is (comes to my room to hug me every morning and every single night), and lastly how wise. Honestly I don't know any other 12year-olds half as wise hellll I don't even think I'm as wise as she is. You think I'm exaggerating right? I promise you I'm not. She has advised me about relationships, quarrels with my sister, what to eat to be healthy... I'm just like who teaches you these things... 

She told me of one time her older brother and sister were having a sibling rift.. and she did nothing. So I asked.. Why and she goes "I honestly can't be bothered about Papa and Jemimah anymore I have issues of my own and besides I had things to do" and I'm just like seriously, what issues can you possibly have and she goes.. "I can be going out to visit my friends, we can go shopping, watch tv or even be sleeping"  


The height was when she tried to analyze housing/transport issues from mainland to island and tried to relate it to people who commute from Maraba/Nyanja areas to Asokoro/Maitama in Abuja where she lives. According to her, we are wasting more money leaving away from town regardless of the high costs of getting a nice house on the island. We should do whatever we can to get a house on the Island so we can save more on transport. I then asked her if she could lend me N28m to buy a house in Lekki. Lol. case closed.

She can travel perfectly on her own as you'll see in photos below. Her mum has soo much faith and trust in her it's crazy. 

Oh but before you get carried away she can be a kid and she'll show you. Like finishing this 2kg worth of Tang in less than 2 weeks 



or spilling ice cream all over her clothes at the cinema and making me clean her up in the bathroom, or when I find her being a little snobbish. For instance she says her mum's assistant once to her to Nyanya and it was so rowdy. She goes " I can't ever go to all those Nyanya and Maraba areas again". I was quick to check her tho. 

Anyway that's just some of what we get up to. 

She was also my assistant for a few days, following me to Designer showrooms on Pull days and coming with me on the set of Jara the tv show on Africa Magic (I'm the stylist to the two presenters)  I'm so sad she's left me. The holidays are almost over for Secondary school students so she had to go back to Abuja and prepare but more importantly "I don't want my mummy to feel sad and think I have abandoned her to enjoy myself in Lagos but I'll be back next holiday"



Sleeping on Pull day. She only woke up for lunch 

With Uti Nwachukwu

With Helen Paul

Uti (head to toe in Enzo lagos) and Helen in Zizi Cardow

Pose off, Selfies and Goodbyes...

 
 








Xoxo!













Monday, 15 September 2014

O'ECLAT X C&P

Hey guys,

Good news this am. Since taking over the PR for C&P Chuwee & Plummy, I've been trying to get our Nigerian designs into the store and I'm so glad O'Eclat has come on board! I'm so excited!

These are just some of the fab bags available to shop from anywhere you are, in or outside Abuja. Pls tell someone to tell someone about this! 

C&P is at 6 Abubakar Koko Crescent off Asokoro
Abuja 
Chuweeandplummybrothers@yahoo.com
Follow on Instagram/twitter @chuweeandplummy


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Xoxo!



Saturday, 13 September 2014

GENEVIEVE MAGAZINE RUN/WALK/CYCLE FOR BREAST CANCER

Hey guys, 

Hope your weekend's been fun.

My Saturday was spent re-uniting with my former colleagues at Genevieve magazine at the walk for Breast cancer. To know more pls visit Genevieveng.com.

We were all to assemble at the divine mercy Catholic Church on admiralty way Lekki for 7am so imagine my shock when I woke up at 6.37am! Oooo!  I live on the mainland so it takes me about an hour to get to lekki. I practically raced to the car luckily it was a Saturday morning and the roads were free seeing as my very lovable most times crazy lagos people were still indoors.

Truth is I had every intention of just sitting pretty and taking a few snaps at the end yessss. Shame!!!! I had Malaria a few days before and I was ready with my excuse incase anyone asked.


However... Seeing how fired everyone was I decided to get down and dirty and I totally enjoyed it. I actually ran and did the while stretch along with my former fashion editor/designer Mai Atafo. We both arrived late and the team had left so it was a race to catch up with everyone. We then bumped into Genevieve and her friends Chinny and Onyi (the owners of MUD cosmetics) also trying to catch up with the team. I have met Genevieve before when she was on the cover of the magazine while I was there and also a few other times in passing all work related. But this time it was very fun and relaxed. She's a great sport and she was our motivation through out. She made us all run all the way (with a few stops of course) If you're familiar with The area, we did the stretch from the divine mercy church- lekki/Ikoyi bridge- bourdillon-falomo and back to divine mercy. I honestly cannot believe I did that. 

Mai Atafo and Genevieve Nnaji


Cool story- when we got to Falomo, everyone was so thirsty and no one was carrying any cash luckily Mai had some cash in his pockets so we went to this small shop to get water and Lucozade boost. Genevieve was doing the buying and all the time, the owner of the shop had no clue it was her until we were about to leave. It was funny to watch. Same for the people that would run past and scream who's that!!!!! She was very sweet to everyone. I officially love her.


With the Creative head of Genevieve Magazine Segun Oluwole. He's responsible for designing all the beautiful covers and the pages of the magazine. He was a life saver while I worked there and the real superstar. Love him


With Liz Yemoja, the official project co-ordinatior for the Pink Ball and Social media/online manager for the magazine. She's doing an amazing job


With designer Kunbi Oyelese of April by Kunbi.

So there goes. I'm glad to say all my malaria disappeared after the run and I'm so happy I did it. The Pink Ball which is the Grand Finale will hold in October and from what I hear..... expect the best!

Oh yes! I was very humbled when a few weeks back MD ( that's what we call Aunty Betty Irabor the publisher and Editor in chief) called me to style the billboard for the Pink ball. It features The official pink ball ambassador, singer Seyi Shay and media personalities Liz Yemoja and Jumai Shabba. the girls were very easy to work with and we achieved our goal.
Let me know your thoughts. To know more about the Pink Ball, visit Genevieveng.com and follow the hashtag #gpinkball on social media.

Bless!

Monday, 8 September 2014

POWDER BLUE AND BIG PLEATS

Hiya,

Just a few snaps the other day as I went about my day. Client meeting, pulls and every other thing in between. For me as a blogger asides the love for pictures, and not to sound vain, taking a good picture and being ok with how you look can really put you in a good mood to take on your day. No? 









God bless. Xx



WHITE NOISE: IAMISIGO RESORT 2015

Inspired by the beauty of random signals with the power of time series distributed over different frequencies.

The synergy in which algorithms are used to create digital images that bring about  the pixels of a "white noise image" which are typically arranged in a rectangular grid, and are assumed to be independent random variables with uniform probability distribution over some interval formed the base for our Resort 2015 collection. 

"Going back 15 to 20 years ago when we sat in front of the non-remote televisions then, waiting for a programme to start all I remembered was staring into the movement of the black pixels and wondering why they were confined to this box" - Artistic Director Bubu Ogisi.

After the splashy, bold colors of the past few season, we decided to opt for a muchmore cleansing palette with head-to-toe stripes and clean black and white looks for resort.

The independent random variables which is typically the black pixels on a white background were transformed into stripes for this resort season.

The rectangular grid inspired the rectangular shaped Bubu shirts, Bubu crop and Bubu Dress.

The slits along with the mesh detail and uneven side pieces were inspired by the sequence of serially uncorrelated random variables with a zero mean and a finite variance. 

The uniform probability distribution formed the base for all the oversize pieces sticking to our core brand values of being minimal but yet audacious.

The irony of such a scientific contrast for something that is commonly seen to be "nothing" gave us the right rules to create our Resort 2015 collection "White Noise"

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Photography: Bernard Okulaja

Makeup: D'artiste by Dodos

Creative Direction and Styling: Bubu Ogisi for BOFC

Model: Lizzie Itunuayo

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