Wednesday, 1 October 2014
First of all Happy Independence Day lovers. For some reason, this is the first time in my adult life that I'd be truly excited for this day. I've been cracking my head all morning to figure out why. Oh well I guess I'm becoming 'patriotic' lol.
There are those times you walk by your favourite store and see things you like, or even see someone rocking a piece you know you ultimately need or maybe you just get that urge to shop but you know in your heart of hearts that the way your bank account is set up.....
Now is your alleluiyah moment girl!!! What what! With sites like fashpa doing a 90% off shoes... Haayyyyy! Somebody get me my ATM card!
Here are some of the hottest deals starting today and running all through to the weekend. Take advantage!
This is a one day deal. Then later on Saturday, there is a yard sale.
THE FASHION PORTAL. Known for housing some of the chicest nigerian designers like Sally Bawa, Shakara Couture, Grey, O 'Éclat and many others, will be having a one day 70% off today. Don't be caught sleeping ladies.
BIDDY' MONDO AT THE MENTE D MODA ON SUNDAY
HOUSE OF RAVISSANT SHOE CLEARANCE SALE
All shoes in the store will be between N4000 - N5000. House of Ravissant is at 12E admiralty way Lekki. Just after the roundabout leading to the lekki-Ikoyi bridge 08139689248.
They will also be having flash sales on their social media platforms. Instagram @houseofravissant bbm 7c48762b
THINGS NIGERIANS LOVE: One day sale 54% off, ending midnight today. Thingsnigerianslove.com
Finally Jumia.com is also having a 54%off
A lot of your favourite stores will probably be doing the same so all you need to do is call them to find out or just simply walk in.
Cheers and happy Holiday!
Friday, 26 September 2014
The fashion pages of Vogue japan are a little dark and scary for October as seen in this editorial featuring stylish autumn winter pieces styled by its senior fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia, a freelance stylist who also doubles as a contributing editor for W magazine. I love Her styling, it's always very inventive and risqué and as a stylist nothing can be more interesting to me than a well thought out high fashion shoot.
Now immediately I saw the photos I thought of withches and scary things that go on in the woods. Is anyone watching Salem, if you're not you need to. Here's a catch ashley Madekwe, fashion blogger and actress is in it. Yup. It's scary and may make you dream of witches. Lol.
The models were photographed by Emma Summerton. Enjoy!
Models: Bruna Rosa, Dasha Gold, Katryn Kruger, Pauline Hoarau, Sophie Touchet, Veroniek Gielkens, & Zlata Mangafic
Sunday, 21 September 2014
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.
Friday, 19 September 2014
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
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
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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"