Friday, 31 October 2014

LAGOS FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK DAY 2: TEAM ÉLAN

Hi guys,

Seems like I'm on a roll. Fashion high. Going to be putting up highlights in several blog posts. A photo here a video there etc. 

Ndani.tv has loads more. These are just mine.

Enjoy!

First up was the Fayrouz L'originale winners Team Élan featuring pieces from Lagos based Designer T I Nathan. Excuse the empty seats Nigerans like to do African time and people were still outside taking photos. It's hard to get Lagos peeps off the red carpet and into the main show. Lol. But it filled up pretty much sooner. 

TEAM ÉLAN 







       
Loved every piece!! Well done!











Thursday, 30 October 2014

LAGOS FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK DAY 2: STREET STYLE!!


Hi Guys,

Hope everyone's great. My week has been a mixture of fatigue and excitement. My birthday came up on Monday right in the middle of work so it was a little meh...Will blog about it later. Missed day 1 of LFDW mainly cos I needed to recuperate from stress. Managed to make it to Day 2 yesterday.

One of the reasons I love fashion week is that I do zero work for the 3-4days. As a matter of policy. I try to enjoy the shows and be inspired. While still spotting pieces for clients etc. another reason is that I get to see a lot of my colleagues who I don't see often like Maryanne Alabi, the fashion editor of 360nobs who's also a stylist, Eve Tawo and a lot others. 

Tried to get to the shows on time and generally raffled around until they let us into the tents.

                 Sharon Ojong of Spice tv
    Got interviewed by Spice tv do I did a papparazi switch on them

   Fashion enthusiast Onyinye of the purple glory blog

     Creative director of Retro Religion

     Cool kid, writer and publicist Myles Igwe

Founder of Lagos Fashion and Design Week and CEO of Style House Files. Omoyemi Akerele. Wonder Woman. Putting a show of this magnitude year in year out is NO JOKE.

Designer and Creative Director of the Sisiano Brand. Paulo

Them I bumped into Yagazie Emezi. I don't know what happened to the camera o. You don't know her, pls google asap

       Creative director 1407 
                          Ogua of Dzyn

     L'espace street style reporter he papped me so I returned the Favour

My fashion friend one of the "I just gat backs' lol. He'll kill me if he reads this but it's always a delight seeing Seye. We will be working together soon I hope. 

Accessories designer Mr Shem of Shem Paronelli. That's stylist Moses Ebite Moashy in the background. I thought his outfit was quite spectacular. It's fashion week tho. Outlandish is very welcome.

Maryanne Alabi, stylist and editor at 360nobs.com

Then the high point if my faffing around. I spotted my work!!! *tumbles*  it's a fashion week campaign I directed and styled for Nigerian brand Eve and Tribe. If you haven't heard of them pls go to eveandtribe.com not only will you thank me later, you will be hooked on the affordability. I always get a high when I spot my work in print. Especially if it's on a wall or billboard. Speaking of work. I'm going to open a new page on this blog where I'll just post up all my work like a tumblr also thinking of a shop too if the gods of procrastination will let me be great. 


Then It was time for the shows. Separate blog post coming right up. Have a fantastic day guys. Xoxo!!

















Wednesday, 29 October 2014

FASHION WEEK.

Yes Lagos Fashion week is upon us!! Starting today, my best time of the year begins. 

Looking forward to everything from the runway shows to street style. I plan to have a blast even Lagos traffic cannot stop me. See the schedule below. Kisses!









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.




                                                 Print Close-up









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!