Tuesday, 14 October 2014

PURPLE PRINTS

Hi guys,

What's shaking, hope you week is good so far. 

It's about 11pm and just got back from styling and directing a photoshoot for a very upbeat and popular Nigerian high street brand. Sorry I cannot post pictures or mention the brand name just yet. Soon though when the campaign is officially released. 

It was a very fun shoot. We had an early call time 8am and got done at about 8.45pm and this may sound weird guys but I was not tired. Like I could go on till whenever. Actually I've done 24 hour shoots before and carried on the following day till the end without falling asleep. That's the thing about fashion, when you're been given an interesting idea, or you're so keen on getting a certain result, it feels like chasing a high, you just don't want to let up. Anyway enough about my shoot.

So on my way back, My car radio has a funny way of just stoping at random frequencies and today it stopped on Raypower 100.5 and it was the programme 'Soul Serenade'. And It was old school night I guess, cos when they started to play You and I by Plantashun Boys.. I was just like loooordddd! Amen! Ok let me jet say this if you remember the song more importantly if you remember the programme. Pls accept this virtual Kolanut as per elder and shit. Lol.

Heard about Linda Ikeji's blog issues. Me I'm not worried for her cos I know she will bounce back major. Maka Chukwu  I miss having the time to do daily blog rounds.  

Need to go to bed now but my dilemma this night is bed now or  Walking Dead now. I have to be up at 5.30. I can't be helped walahi. I'm gonna watch Watch walking dead and eat in bed. *shame* but oh I have Gym on Thursday morning so all good. Toodles!!

Enjoy these few snapshots. People think I love to show legs but I just love comfort more.




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Monday, 6 October 2014

Dungarees Remix

Or maybe How to dress up your Dungarees would have been a better title. Anyway, I must warn you picture overload! But before I go on, some things i see and it's just difficult to comprehend. 

There is this story on Linda Ikeji  about a woman who got burned by a jealous wife. The wife accused her of talking to her husband at an event. Wife is currently serving a 17yr sentence and the injured woman has been wearing a burn mask for 2 years now. She finally just took it off and her recovery is ah-amazing. But I believe such hurt runs deep and she will take longer to heal mentally.

 So I check the comment section to see reactions and even though I expected people to be judgemental and insensitive I have no idea why I'm still disappointed. Comments like "it serves her right" "she has learnt her lesson" "next time she see person husband she go run" I really don't know what to say. In this age of liberation, knowledge at our finger tips, increased sense of awareness, women, people still decide to think and act so low and it's ok??? Come on it's never ok! 

Ladies if you think your man is cheating.. You check that man! Don't go after the other woman, a man CANNOT be snatched. If a man is reckless enough to risk your happiness by cheating then you check him. The woman did not force him, you're not in a committed relationship with the woman. Deal with your man. And please do get a life. I believe it is when you think low of yourself or have nothing productive to do with your time that you let the devil use you in a malicious cat fight.

There was this neighbour of mine years ago who could chase anything in skirt. One day (and I live in a quiet estate) his wife starts screaming outside her house, she and her sister viciously pounding two girls. It was so embarrassing to watch. Gist later was that the girls came looking for her husband and I was just like damnn! First of all as a man how do you give your heaux your house address. Apparently he had invited them over cos he thought his wife would be away that day but unfortunately she stayed home a little longer and he couldn't have the sense to call heaux and cancel or maybe he forgot. My point is she could have made her point to the girls without embarrassing herself like that especially when she knew the kind of man she was married to. Instead of disturbing the peace and inviting neighbours to the ugly circus.

Anyway I guess I've made my point. On to pictures!

My style in recent times, has gravitated towards more relaxed and comfy wear. It reflects my lifestyle majorly. As a stylist I'm always on the go, sourcing, going to a photoshoot etc. even on days when I'm not working, I can't be a***d to dress up. But sometimes I have serious meetings like on this day but I still wanted to be myself. The blazer and heels helped be to balance our the serious side I think! Enjoy.








No it's not a wedding band I'm still very single. 

(Lady Victoria bag by Dot Accessories, dungarees from Mr Price,  Blazer Warehouse, shoes Jojo Cat) 

Ps- it's Sallah but I'm too lazy to go to any ram parties even though I really really want ram. Whatever happened to my loyal Muslim neighbours who would show up unannounced with goodies? I'm not liking this new behaviour. 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY NIGERIA!!!!

One outfit posts, two hair styles. Lol. A case of when I can decide if I want my hair up or down.  Which do you prefer? 








Happy Independence Day to my people. I have mixed feelings about us sometimes and they way we act... but today I'm joyous. 

Love you all xoxo!

CHIC ON A BUDGET: INDEPENDENCE DAY DEALS

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


Biddy's mondo 07055340939, 08127653929


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



Those metallic plimsolls at N2,755. That's one stylish deal

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

INTO THE WOODS STYLED BY GIOVANNA BATTAGLIA

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








It also happenes the Stylist just turned 34 on Friday the 26th of Sept. We love you Gio!! Such a stunner!



Xoxo





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.