Friday, 25 July 2014

Bargain Weekend!!!!

Hey guys,

If you're in Abuja, this weekend and until the 16th of August, Chuwee & Plummy is having a whooping 85% sale.  Address is 6 Abubakar Koko street off maitama sule by community sec sch Asokoro. You can call +23492904041 for more enquiries or if you'd like to purchase from outside Abuja. 

There are loads of pieces, funky pieces like jumpsuits, bandage dresses, shorts, conservative pieces et all.

Here are some of what you can find. Feel free to also check out the Instagram page @ chuweeandplummy as there's more on there and even loads more in store that haven't been photographed. 





















Cheers to the freakn weekend!



Sunday, 20 July 2014

Sunday Best

Trying to get back to those days when Sundays after mass were my happiest moments. Today's homily was about leniency. I'm not a preacher but I just had to share. In the Parable of the sower, Matthew 13:25-43 if my short term memory will let me be great, Christ explains how the reapers (his angels) will come at the time of harvest (end of the world ) to  separate the wheat from the weed.

 He explains that it is not in our place to judge rather the church should be accepting of everyone and we should all wait for the end. He concludes with "he who has ears let him hear" and that's the part that stuck for me. Cheers! 


      Photo credit- Mum

Blouse is a gift from someone I started to admire way back when I was in Uni, Remi Lagos. God rest her soul. Have a fruitful week.

Friday, 4 July 2014

STYLE INSPIRATION

Not just style, but beauty too. This woman is  everything.

Russian designer and queen of personal style Ulyana Sergeenko in Ulyana Sergeenko SS 14


Cheers to the weekend!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

WHITE IS THE NEW BLACK

So it's like the whole fashionosphere blinked and white appeared everywhere. I'm not complaining. The trend is smoking hot and so cool and calm at the same time. Personally, I love the contrast against my brown skin. It's perfect.

Even for shoes, they basically go with everything. It's like before when your mum says hay! Let's go to church, and you grab your black shoe, market, black shoe, get together black shoe. Now white has taken over. No?

Sleek ways to wear the trend

                           Mel B

                                       Blkkangaroo tees

                                  Outfit from @ChuweeandPlummy 

                             Solange 

                                      Rihanna


         Rebahia Diffusion line Wild Magnolia





Tuesday, 1 July 2014

WORK WEEKEND FOR CHUWEE AND PLUMMY

Hiya,

Hope your week is going great so far. It's a very rainy day in lagos today and if you're stuck in traffic or out at the moment. Just be safe. Your reward is in heaven.

So over the weekend I had to make a trip to the Capital to do a shoot for my Client's boutique. (Capital has a nice ring to it. No?) basically I spent my weekend in Abuja doing what I do best styling.The boutique is Chuwee&Plummy C&P it's at no 6 Abubakar Koko crescent off maitama sule, Asokoro. I'm the PR girl for the store as well so if you're in Abuja be sure to head over and you can get a discount if you mention I sent you. The store carries both high street and  luxury brands as well as a few Nigerian brands. I've been working on getting more in as I'm all about buying Nigerian so yeah if you're a designer and happen to read this you can get at me too. We are doing rent free too. For now we have Sunny Rose, Dot Accessories, Yon Seno, Sashes Couture and T Daniels and Malinne bridal, the bridal section.


                                        Store front

We'll be launching the e-commerce site any minute now http://candpnigeria.com So you can buy from anywhere. There will be a mega sale soon too so be on the lookout and feel free to contact me for any info you need. For now you can always follow the boutique via
twitter & Instagram (same handle): chuweeandplummy
Facebook: Chuwee&Plummy

I flew Dana air to and fro. Yeah I know. I panicked as well but I heard their services had improved greatly after the crash so I was calm and the comfort food I had while waiting to board was a bit more help. Through out last week I was on a liquid diet so I couldn't eat much but like I said I was a little nervous.the yoghurt is the only other thing I had all through the weekend as well and one sandwich.




Did the liquid diet work? Well I can't tell maybe a little. I'm too paranoid sorry. And I admit I'm a yo yo dieter. Shame!

Had to pack up in a hurry. I thought I had mastered this act until I realised that evening I had forgotten my tooth brush. I'm very attached to my own toothbrush but oh well. Had to make do with what the hotel provided. I stayed at this place called the Berkshire. Pretty decent.




After landing on Friday, I had to head straight to the store to go through the clothes we'd be shooting. It helps for better organisation and to have a smooth shoot. This lace and fringe dress was speaking to me and luckily it was going to be in the shoot.


Shoot day started off great but I had to switch models at some point cos both models couldn't be available for the whole day. They each did their part though and i hope pictures come out well.
Sneak peak/ BTS

Mirror selfies before the shoot. That is Abuja's most sought after photographer for real. George Okoro.
Models Patricia and Anita doing their thing. I love models that can pose and get the right shot in seconds. I can't coach a model on set ever. It's frustrating and there are always way too many clothes to shoot and no time so I was glad these girls were professional. Thanks to GI model management for going through.



The bridal section doubled as my changing room for the shoot. That's me in the back ground and that's how I am at shoots very hands on. 

(Aso-oke vest- Remi Buttons, shoes-Bronx, bodycon- Only, necklace-opia)

Took a break in between the shoot to change power as phcn is never reliable. This is me completely knackered. We shot a lot of nice pieces. Can't wait for photos to be out so I can share them. 

Left Abj on Sunday morning. I actually planned to stay till Tuesday to see a few friends and truthfully break my liquid diet at this restaurant that always torments me with food pics on Instagram. Anyway I found out one of my friends doesn't like the owner's sister so I changed my mind. 

I'm loyal like that. Lol . 

Hope you have a fantastic week.


Friday, 20 June 2014

WILD MAGNOLIA: THE DIFFUSION LINE FROM RE BAHIA

Hey guys, 

If you haven't seen this yet...stop what you're doing and look! 

Re Bahia just launched a diffusion line. If you've been following the line.. Circle round and let's hold hands. Yay!

Re Bahia is a Nigerian based luxury line created by Orire Omatsola, the brand is best known for its breathtaking designs, intricate details in terms of patterns, custom prints and stripes, crisp tailoring and  practicality. It is a luxury line so therefore some style lovers may not be able to get their hands on the pieces but now thankfully you can do so via the Wild Magnolia line. Affordable but still carries with it the Re Bahia stamp of quality and luxury

Truth is knowing the designer, I'm not surprised at how cool this new line is to be honest. The look book features pieces in cool easy to wear fabric, loose tailoring (perfect for our temperate climate), dip girly prints, complimenting hues. There is also the dip-dyed technique going on.  

The first and last are my personal favourites 

Best part is the pieces are between N5000 and N20000. 

Check on it!














 Credits:

Photography: Danny Baldwin

Model: Anita Jones

Makeup: Esther Appiagye

Hair: Heather Dapaa

For more information on the collection and Re Bahia, please e-mail: rebahiang@gmail.com | Follow on Instagram: @rebahia_ng

Ps- not totally unrelated but I always hear people say Ree-ba-hia. Wont blame anyone cos of how it's spelt, still I always wanna correct. It's Ray-ba-hia


Xoxo







Thursday, 12 June 2014

SUMMER WHITES

I don't really get the idea of people getting all giddy, wanting to go away for summer. I mean I understand if you live in a cold climate, summer of course feels like a release. But like over here... I don't know maybe it's just cos I didn't grow up that way. 

My parents were so obsessed with us doing well in school. Summer holidays were never about holidaying. It was about summer school. You go so that you can get a head start for the next academic year. So that when your mates are back from lounging, you're way ahead. 

My brother and I were always one class apart and we loooooved summer school. He had his reasons and I of course had my own reasons. Very valid ones too. The boys... Imagine being in school and boys are just everywhere in their full glory walking around, even scoping you. Like!... It was magnificent. I went to an only girls school. Boarding school. So you can imagine my joy. 

I never got too carried away though cos the damn school used to give result sheets. Like how evil and sad could their principal have been. I tell people that I never failed once as a teen not an assignment not a test, not a single quiz. I never wanted to find out what my father would do to me. I'm sorry not that adventurous.

Took these photos a few Sundays ago. 




Shoes are from biddysmondo. Loads of very stylish pieces. Pls check them out on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter

Xoxo