STYLING PORTFOLIO

Sunday, 25 September 2016

STRIPES AND CULOTTES

Hi guys,

Hope you're great. Just wanted to share a quick post and say I'm still here and i'm doing great. life is good and we thank God for his mercies and grace even though we cant all deny that we are facing a terrible recession this side of the globe. We will survive.

Wore this to work the other day and i have to say i was quite pleased with this look.




Culottes and jacket- H&M
Bridget Bag by DOT ( they are named after me Bridget is my middle name hehe)
Shoes- Zara

xoxo

Friday, 29 January 2016

DIY SWEATER

I'm a sucker for great and easy DIYs. Time doesn't permit me to do personal fun stuff but I will always love simple transformations that come out chic on the other side. 

I've had this sweater for a while now and I got bored with it. I was gonna relegate it to movie wardrobe but I had a light bulb moment! I kid. But yeah embellished pieces are a thing for me as well. 

I was inspired by this studded SJP purse from DOT.
 

So basically what I did was gather all the earrings which were missing a sister or brother, old buttons cut out of clothes I didn't want anymore, faux pearl necklaces that cut at painful moments. Just everything that wasn't quite useful on their own. Got my sweater, needle, thread, scissors and off to work I went. 



You may want to mark different points on your garment if you like certain ornaments to be strategically placed. In my case I just went with the flow. I freestyles it and voila!

             (Apapa Amusement park with my niece)

Wore it over the holiday. Stylish cover up for the harmattan season.

It's not too late to say Happy new year right???

Kisses!

Friday, 25 December 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS

I'm It's just a few mins past midnight and I'm on my second bowl of fried rice. Such decadence is why I love Christmas. All rules go out the door.



The past few days have been a delight given how stressful the year has been for me work wise and  in other ways as well.

Did anyone go to Rythm unplugged? I haven't been to a show in years but they said Trey Songz was coming and I was just like whaaaaa! His performance was amazing and his dancers were fresh to death. Trey was full of energy and so cute. Time and money well spent. However I still can't believe how dry Okey Bakassi was. Whatever happened to the guy. I used to love his jokes. It was painful to watch.

Flash back to Lagos fashion and design week in October this year, I was minding my business scrolling through Instagram, when I saw I had be selected by Claire Sulmers and Dzrupt TV as the best street style for this look below. I was just like wait why am I on Fashion bomb, what is Dzrupt? Don't blame me, I never go anywhere these days. I was so pleased cos it's a dress I really like and I was happy it got so much love.


They gave me goodies from Kamokini, P.O.C, 24, Wow nails, a spa day with Claire and the best of all, N50k to shop on Asos with. I was like heeeyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! 

Tip of the year: always show up looking fly, you never know who will take your picture! even if you're going to buy recharge card. Lol.  ok I'm kidding.

Claire was in town a few days ago and we got to meet first at the Radisson Blu where a stylish crowd gathered for her famed Cocktails with Claire event which was fun. There was food and drinks and people got to meet her upclose, ask her questions, take selfies etc.




 Also got to meet my Instagram bud Keside Anosike @kecyfa who writes so beautifully. I absolutely love reading anything at all from him.

The following day at Oriki Spa in VI, was more chill and I got to gist with her, I wanted to know what kind of food she had enjoyed so far. She loved Jollof rice, egusi and pounded yam and I think she said Suya, can't remember  now. Oh and her impression of Nigerians.... Very stylish, she was like everyone is on point! She was extremely sweet and an absolute delight to talk to. She told me she also bought the TNL Striped tuxedo dress as soon as she got in. How cute! Shout out to Dzrtupt TV for making it happen. If you're not following them on Instagram you need to ASAP and not just for freebies their content is great. fashion, entertainment, lifestyle very cool brand to know. @dzrupt_tv and @dzruptfashion. It is pronounced DISRUPT for those wondering.





This is the season to be merry despite whatever your situation is. The time to be with friends and family, check up on loved ones far away and just generally maintain a grateful heart which may be hard seeing as there is still no petrol in Lagos but like Fela sang "suffering and smiling". Either way I'm grateful to be alive and strong.

       My lovely niece Chimamamda. The cutest of them all. I love her to the moon and back.

Cheers to the best of what's to come! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

CROP TOP SEASON

Been working very hard at loosing a bit of weight and keeping fit. I'm not quite there yet. Slowly but surely.  I was feeling very skinny so I decided to wear a crop top while I can because Eyan ma loose battle to puff puff any f*****g time. No? 






Anyway hope your week is going great. I have owambes lined up for the weekend, so my brain is currently filled with thoughts of small chops.  The lord is good!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!

I've been wanting to blog these photos for a while now and what better day than my birthday!! I honestly can't believe I'm 32yrs old really....seeing as I can still taste the jollof rice from my 19th birthday. Time really does fly by eh! 

I'm so grateful to God for keeping me in good health and most of all for Peace of mind and oh a job of course. For my family and friends. Thank you sweet Jesus.






Dress is by Nigerian Design trio Grey
Clutch by Nigerian brand Sparkle
Shoes: zara
Smile: Bank Balance. I kid!!

Xoxo!










GENEVIEVE MAGAZINE RUN WALK CYCLE FOR BREAST CANCER

Hi guys it's been a long time I came first at anything so it was a little weird when that happened over the weekend.

I decided to participate at the Genevieve Mag charity event in lekki this past Saturday. It was a lot of fun and I wasn't really expecting anything. I really just wanted a nice challenge.

 November last year I decided to take charge of my body and health via fitness. I discovered it wasn't a good time as Christmas came,  followed by a holiday trip and I completely fell off the band wagon till March this year when I said Enough is Enough! So I've been trying to stay active by running at least 3 times a week sometimes even more. 

Fast forward to last Saturday head phones on, music blasting, SHealth set..(that's the fitness app I use) I gave it a go. I usually start out at a fairly moderate pace, then increase my intensity towards the middle and slow down again towards the end. On my usual running routes I do high intensity sprints at intervals but I didn't attempt it here as I was scared to bump into people. We ran from the Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Lekki all the way through the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge, down to Falomo roundabout and back to Divine Mercy. 

It was a total of 11.22Km  (I never take a break while running. I find that it slows me down overall I'd rather run at a steady pace and keep my breathing as controlled as possible) and when I came in I had to go back out again. For what you may ask??? Well I like to round up to the nearest km so I wanted to make it 12km. Lol I know I need help. Truth is I'm sort of addicted to the nos. 

I burnt a little over 1000kcal and that really was enough for me so imagine my excitement when the owner of Zesty Juices asked "Who came in first?" and everyone pointed towards me like Her!  I was like errrrrrmmmm ok. That's me!!!

I got a gift bag containing lots of healthy fruits and vegetables. Which I'm still consuming today. Just drank the last of my beetroot/ginger/honey/lime smoothie.


The bag contained Celery, kale, spinach, broccoli, carrots, Apple, pomegranate and beetroot. I honestly loved it.

          Simply Natural also came through. Their smoothies were amazing. 
Wilson's Lemonade also blessed me with some goodies as well

With the ever lovely Editor-in-Chief and publisher of Genevieve Magazine Mrs Betty Irabor or MD as we like to call her.

Some celebrities also came out to support the cause

     Julius Agwu, Sound Sultan, and the CEO Mall for Africa
   Hello Magazine editor Onah Nwachukwu, Media Entrepreneur Bola Balogun, Udo Okonjo, Betty Irabor, Forner First Lady of Cross River Onari Duke.

           Singer Timi Dakolo

     Actress Osas Ajibade


Smoothie Express came through just as I was about to leave and this passion smoothie was THE BOMB. Hands down the best smoothie I've ever had. It was really a Saturday morning well spent!

Cheers and enjoy your week! Xoxo. 

















Monday, 7 September 2015

FRIENDS... THE ONE WHERE SHADE GOT MARRIED

This Post is probably long overdue seeing as it happened over 2 months now. But here goes..

I have this very strong belief that in some ways the friends that you make when you're in secondary school will always have a special place in your heart. More so if you went to boarding school. At this point in our lives most of our friends happened to us. We became close to certain people not for any particular reason other than the fact that we genuinely liked their personality, they were kind to us or simply that we just wanted to be their friend. Simples! It's not like this scam adult life where you have to pretend to like people you're in business with or be friendly with an annoying colleague who you've caught several times not washing their hands after going to the bathroom. Sucks doesn't it. 
 
I remember this friend I had in Pry 5. She wasn't mean to me but she bullied everyone else. I think I was the only one she liked but even in her likeness she still found a way to be bossy. So she would say things like. "Take! Lick this sweet" or "let's go and play catcher" what if I wanted to play Ten ten?? What if? So one day during break time, while we were about to go play a game of 'her choosing' I just turned to her and said. "I'm not playing with you again!" I guess she knew I had had enough cos she just rolled her eyes and walked off. Lol. That wasn't the end of our friendship though as she came to beg me a few days later.i agreed immediately and she went back to her bossy self. Lol. Have no clue what planet of the world she is now. Imagine if I tried that that I'll be called either petty or dramatic. But I was just being honest. Anyway..

So yes my very special girl from Secondary school Shade got married (traditionally) to her boo Fisayo, recently and it was an Ibadan turn up. All my people from way back were going to show up and I was excited dot com! I was to arrive the day before but I had a whole day shoot that didn't end early. I have never been more annoyed at work as on that day. Getting to Ibadan on Saturday morning was everything! I got in pretty early and had planned to take a quick nap before show time but how na... tooo much catching up to do plus one of my besties who's a doctor and focusing on sexual matters always found a way to steer all conversation towards sex. One minute we are talking about pounded yam and the next minute is the best ways to ride your man and I'm wondering how Tf did we end up here?? 

Ohhhh you know the best thing about weddings in Ibadan? As a guest, you can get your makeup and gele plus faux lashes all done for N2500 and the MUAs are very good! Yes!  I could really get used to that! 

I had so much fun at the reception just from dancing, being in great company, eating and drinking whatever and best of all, the thought that I wasn't going to drive myself anywhere after. I'm like I can really get used to this chilled out life ! chris rock voice* (Lagos driving really does scar you) Leaving my friends the following day took me straight back to when we left each other in FGGC Sagamu after WASSCE exams years ago. It was so nostalgic. Boarding school was really my best experience punishments, suspension et all. Good thing is we got to reconnect and I'm so happy I didn't let a busy schedule get in the way.









Fisayo making it rain on his wife. Standard!

Laitan, she was the chief planner. Calling everyone and making sure things were going right. We had to wait a while for Shade's makeup artist who chose to come in on the day of the ceremony rather than the night before. I so didn't envy the lady at all. Her phone was ringing 20calls/sec and we were all waiting on her at da door (see what I did there...)

Deola, Funmi and Bimbo

Noni and I. Somehow we were always roommates every session. Corner mates towards the end.


Eniola, me, Bimbo, Laitan, Deola, Funmi, Motunrayo, Lawunmi(shade's friend from uni) and another family friend. This was still the beginning when things were sane. I really did over-eat and over drink. Cool story. Have you ever been to owambes and there was a particular table that kept getting all the best food and drinks and party favors, People on this kind of table were usually the ones everyone thought were running the show, that was us at this wedding. The height was when this guy came over to whisper that they wanted something on their table and the caterers said they needed permission from us and we were like woahhhhhh!!!! I swear we had so much fun!!! Ibadan was litt!

  Funmi


Motunrayo and Funmi

Funmi, half of Bimbo's face and I.

Just before heading out, Funmi and I found this corridor in the hotel with great lighting. 







My aso was made by Design for Love DFL. The Ankara/wooden box clutch I got from same designer a while back, shoes are from Asos and earrings from my April by Kunbi's accessory line.

Have a lovely week! Xoxo