Thursday, 10 April 2014

ROCKING AIMAS

Hey guys,

Few weeks ago I was on tv shooting the pilot for a new tv show. Can't say much about it now except that I'm on a panel. 

I'll keep you posted on this. However I got to wear this vintage inspired high waist shorts and blouse off the beat collection from AIMAS. I love the prints. If you look closely you can see a traditional, calabash shaped musical instrument. I like when we tap into our originality like this. Thank you to Aimas for letting me rock this.







With famed photographer Moussa Moussa

Xoxo

Monday, 7 April 2014

SUNDAY PRINTS

Hi guys,

How's your Monday so far?

Wore my first Oleku/ revamped iro and buba to mass yesterday. To be honest, I was a little skeptical about this trend because I didn't want to look like a clone but I guess these days it's like owning a pair of jeans; every girl has one plus I really dig the print, and the chiffon fabric makes it very easy breezy.

     Sorry my shoes got cut off. Mum took the photo.lol I'm wearing the shoes from this post 
http://hyperfashun.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2014-02-13T14:23:00-08:00&max-results=7&start=7&by-date=false


Here's hoping the rest of your week is a smooth sail.
Xoxo

Saturday, 5 April 2014

SNEAK PEAK FROM CLOTHING BRAND, DESIGN FOR LOVE DFL

Hiya, 

Hope you had a great week. 

My Saturday mornings are usually for doing nothing but then I remembered I may want to have Ice cream after church tomorrow so I decided to just do five laps of 200m run but then I went on to 10 laps and then wait for it 17laps! Honestly I imagine this is the kind of victory fitfam expects from us Lazy drones. Lol

Earlier this week I had a shoot with Lagos based clothing label Design for Love DFL. The brief was pretty straight forward and involved still photos and videos to show clients  interesting ways to wear the pieces for different occasions and scenarios with a focus on colour and print.

It was a long shoot as with most shoots but it was fun Here's a sneak peak. Can't wait to see the rest of the photos.



                                                       Caught off guard.

See more of DFL pieces on their website designforlove.com.ng and on Instagram, @dflrocks.

Xoxo





Saturday, 29 March 2014

Chimamandastyle.com by CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

Omg guys!!! Chimamanda has a style blog. How am I so late to this. *slaps head*

I've just been there and I'm literally in excitement. I watched a recent interview with Lola Ogunnaike of Arise 360 where she said earlier on in her career she had to tone down her dressing as she felt doing it would make her appear serious and people would in turn take her more seriously which most times is always the case with the world but over time she realized she just needed to be herself the kind of woman that loves her high heels. I was so smitten afterwards.

My brother told me this story of how when he was to present his project back in uni, he didn't go wearing a suit cos he hated it, he studied to be an engineer he didn't like the idea of suits, didn't think he needed it, so he went in jeans and a tshirt. He wasn't allowed to present and had to borrow a blazer from a  fellow student so as to look 'serious' even though he was graduating top of his class.

One time I remember just being out of school and I went for this job interview with a friend. It was something to while away time at some micro finance bank in Vi. I don't mean to sound immodest but I was shocked when I didn't get called and my friend got called. (No offense to her). The aptitude test was wayyyy easy and I aced my one-on-one interview session. Anyway I asked my friend who got called to find out for me why I wasn't called. The answer was 'inappropriate dressing' excuse me??  I wore a crisp white shirt, dark blue boot-cut denim trousers and shiny black pointed toe courts plus my hair do was fresh off the salon. I'm sorry if I didnt want to go through the heated streets of Lagos, sweating in a 'black skirt suit' I looked decent. It was their loss anyway. And you know who made this call, the MD. Honestly I thought it was a little myopic for someone in that kind of position.  I don't think you should judge people based off of what they choose to wear but sadly that is the way of the world. The guy in a pair of jeans and clean white tee is considered less successful than the guy in a 3 piece suit. Wrong!

Not to go off point.... I picked out my favourite looks from her blog. I've always thought her style is at it's best original and I love her oufit credits. "Isi owu by Angela in Abba", "Ichafu by Chimamanda" and "shorts by tailor Razak". 





Will definitely go back to see more looks

Dear Chimamanda if you ever read this, I'm a fan. My whole family is. My niece who's also my goddaughter, is named after you and I promise I'm not even famzing. It's a fact.

Let me know what you guys think.

Photo credit and source: chimamandastyle.com

Xoxo

Ps: I've heard some people ask what the name means. It translates in English as 'My God will not fall'

Thursday, 27 March 2014

LIGHT AS AIR: MARION COTILLARD FOR LADY DIOR PRE-FALL 2014

Now here's the thing. I have never watched any of her movies. If I have, I don't remember so how is it I'm in love with this woman. 

You know how they say a picture can speak a thousand words...my admiration for her started just from seeing her on the lady Dior print ads. Every time I bought a foreign magazine there she was in Dior serving up sophisticated, lady like, classy, sexy, French woman. She embodies the feminine idea really. 

This is her sixth year with the brand and personally I think Dior really hit a home run with this one.

Here she poses for photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino, wearing designs from Dior along with the cannage pattern bags. Enjoy





Xoxo




Two days left for the Dot bags Give away

Hey guys,

Sorry to bring this to you now...but better late than never right?



Here's how to win.

Make sure you're following Dot on Facebook. They are 'dotfashions'. Then send a stylish photo of your mum to dotfashions@gmail.com. It ends this Saturday  29th March 2014.

I can definitely testify to the quality of Dot. I own two of their pieces and no complaints whatsoever. Your mum will be glad.

Participating stores are

Chuwee and Plummy C&P - Abuja
Fashion cafe- Abuja
Grey Velvet - Lagos

Just realised I shared this earlier on Instagram so follow my page so you don't miss stuff like this. I'm @hyperfashun

Cheers and good luck!
Xoxo


Monday, 24 March 2014

LAID BACK

Hey guys hope you had a great weekend. Here's a look at what I wore this past weekend. I had to go support my friend who organized a 'his and hers' intimate fair at the Lagoon restaurant over the weekend. (Read the post before this) Also a client of mine wanted to show the lingerie/adult section of her boutique.

I wanted an outfit that would be comfy and make my day easy cos asides the fair I had two other appointments on that day and it meant I had to come and go etc.  I'm big on comfort I've often joked sometimes that I want to make so much money so I can go everywhere in my Pjays. Lol

Anyway I'm a stylist so I doubt that is even possible.







That is musician duo Skuki at my client's stand, and below shoppers perusing the products. Will get more photos soon.

Have a great week.
Xoxo.