Monday, 30 January 2012

RED CARPET: SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS 2012

Hiya,

The SAG Awards has come and gone. Did you watch? What did you think? I'm really happy Octavia Spencer won an award. She was sooo excellent in The Help. Love her. 

 Now to the dresses. Lol

Angelina Jolie in Jenny Packham with Brad Pitt


Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen


Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein 


Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji


Rose Byrne in Elie Saab


Sofia Vegara in Marchesa

Tilda Swinton in Lanvin


Finally Viola Davis in Marchesa. Well done to whoever put this woman in this dress. she looks amazing!. My own best dressed


So who is your  favourite. to see more photos go  here

Thursday, 26 January 2012

PUSSY BOW

The pussy bow trend has always been around but this season. I've seen it everywhere from the runway to the street and editorials. What i love about the trend is, it gives you a very classy, girly and sophisticated look.

If you have any pussy bow dresses or blouses in your wardrobe,now is the time to whip them out.

QUICK TIP: To also achieve this look try buttoning up your blouse or dress and tying a fairly long silk ribbon in a bow underneath your collar. Match the colour of the bow with the colour of your outfit or try contrasting colours for a bolder approach.


Leighton Meester on set of Gossip Girl (S05E11). If you are in Nigeria i didn't send you to join the cape o :)


Kourtney Kardashian at the launch of the kardashian collection for sears late last year.


I like it.

Peace, Love and Sequins.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

FABULOUSLY AFRICAN: SEGI's

Hiya,

Hope everyone is having a great Sunday.
So if you've ever thought of switching up your style,chic African inspired clothing and accessories are a great way to add some edge to your total look. From time to time i personally love infusing them in my look. All the pieces here are drool worthy. Even greater is the excellent quality finishing and 'affordability'. That equals Winning to me. Feast your eyes!


SEGI’s is an African Fashion accessory brand dedicated to the creation of beautiful handbags, wallets, purses, footwear for male and female, belts, bangles, earrings, brooches, hairpieces, tops with Ankara designs using beautiful African fabrics like Ankara, Aso-Oke, Kente and beads.
Inspired by the desire to infusing the African fabrics in a stylish way into our everyday wear; SEGI’s is very affordable for the young African. With beautiful pieces, affordable prices and fantastic finish; SEGI’s is the label that makes you look fabulously African.



































Do you love them? Would you love to cop a few?

Contact -     +234-8162908025 / +233-267717949
Shop – No. 9 Ajose Street, Mende Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria.
                Occasions shop, Control Bus stop, Dansoman main road, Accra, Ghana.


Photography – Ayokummi Photography
Makeup -             Andrea Joan and Cata Myrrh
Models -               Tracy and Mercy
Stylist -                 Eloho 

Friday, 20 January 2012

CALIFORNIA GIRLS

So the Golden globes have come and gone. I didn't get to see the live red carpet coverage. My sister promised to give me live updates from home as i was in the hospital cos my mum was admitted. However, she slept off. She couldn't be bothered to feed her fashion junkie sister's addiction.

In that hospital eh, the channel never changes from Africa Magic. Infact i'm convinced the person who handles the decoder remote attends 'Lord's chosen' Yes.

Tried to follow online but the best word that describes Starcomms internet on that fateful night is errrmm 'Struggle'

Hollywood stylists don't play at all. I imagine they don't sleep at all especially during awards season.

These looks did it for me. And the others, well... not quite.

Salma Hayek in Gucci. 
The curves on this woman... the dress hugs them in all the right places. Love the graphic print on the top half of the dress. Ultra sexy.


Viola Davis in Emilo Pucci. 
What does it for me is the rich hue of this dress. it suits her skin tone so so well. Love it!


Angelina Jolie is such a beautiful woman. 
One word that describes this look is 'Perfection'.


Claire Danes in J. Mendel. 
Bringing sexy back. Literally.


Emma Stone in Lanvin. 
 Love the two toned effect and of course the belt. The look is Effortless and Elegant at the same time.


Jessica Chastain in Givenchy. 
The dress fits her like a glove. Gorgeous


Nicole Kidman in Versace. 
This woman can do no wrong in my eyes. Sexy for decadessss.


 Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackerman
 Now this is a lovely dress and it fits perfectly. But her skin is way too pale for this shade of blue. I know i would have grabbed her and put on some red lipstick to at least save the day. I don't like it.


Freida Pinto in Prada.
The bottom part is too voluminous without being voluminous. Its wide in a funny way.I don't like it


Michelle Williams in Jason Wu
Some may argue that this should be among the best looks. Its a great dress no doubt and it fits well. However whatever she had on her hair killed the look for me. I just wanna take it off and then she'll be perfect :) 


My take. Best look is Salma Hayek in Gucci and Worst is Freida Pinto in Prada. 
It was really hard to pick out the looks i didn't like. Hollywood stylists do not play. They always bring it.

To see all the photos you can check here


Peace, Love and Sequins.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

DIY: ANKARA BEADED NECKLACE

So there's nothing like a fun DIY project. I'm crazy about ethnic Jewellery and after watching an online tutorial (can't remember where now) i decided to try my hands at this. Its pretty easy and i thought i'd share with you guys. Just follow these simple steps.

1) Pick out the fabric you'll like to use. Most of the time i prefer to wear brightly coloured outfits so i went for a dull coloured ankara fabric.


2) You'll need beads. They could be individual beads or they could already be stringed just like this one here.


3) Ok this is where you need to pay attention. You need to cut out enough fabric to cover the whole length of the necklace. you can determine the length of your necklace by putting the fabric casually round your neck and adjusting it to a length you like. I wanted mine really long and my fabric was wide but not long enough so i  first had to cut my fabric in two parts and join it up at the ends.


4) Fold the fabric around the beads to determine the width. Then using a needle and thread, (choose a colour that compliments the fabric. i used black thread) Sew up the ends of the fabric down the whole length of your necklace making it roomy enough for when you need to put in your beads. Cut off any excess fabric along the length and width,so its all nice and neat.

5) Turn the fabric inside out. You should have a long fabric open at both ends. Now put the beads into the fabric. 

6) Thread your needle, and with the end of the thread, tie up one end of the fabric. Pass the needle through to the first bead and tie up the space after each bead, keep passing the needle through the fabric to the next bead and tying up after every bead till you get to the end of the necklace. ( If you are using individual beads you will first need to tie up one end of the fabric before throwing in the beads one after the other and tying up after every bead till the end).



7) Now sew up both ends of the necklace together to close it up. After sewing up, tie up the area with your thread so that the space is uniform with the rest of the necklace. No one should be able to tell the beginning or end of the necklace.

Cut of any stray thread or fabric.You should then have your necklace all neatly done.


I wore my necklace to go drop off mum's bestie/aunty at the airport. She came from Obodo Oyibo to spend christmas with us in Lagos. Sadly her flight was cancelled because of the Fuel Subsidy protests. She's still wailing as we speak. Took these very few photos before leaving.









Peace, Love and Sequins.

Monday, 9 January 2012

BEAUTY PARTY: 'BLOGGERS GET BLUSHED'

Updated:
Hi ya. So the Bloggers Get Blushed event was all kinds of awesome. It was a laid back event where everyone got to talk to each other, and ask them questions, get beauty makeovers, consultations etc. Lots of cupcakes, drinks, small chops, and goody bags .

Thanks to Nneka of http://www.neks2u.com/ and Blush Beauty Salon for such a fun evening.

I never really attend networking events but for some reason i was excited to attend. So excited that i left my camera battery charging at home.Shame. I didn't get to take any photos for myself. I'm just gonna take photos of myself from any blog i find them. I'll just update as i find any.

This is from Segi and Omoshalewa's blog http://forstylesake.blogspot.com/



and these are from Nneka's site http://www.neks2u.com/


I absolutely love goofy photos. Have no idea what i was doing here. Lol




PS: At the event,they had this photo booth where we took goofy pictures.Funny/Scary faces and all. I'll really  love to see that.

TRENDS I'M LOVING: LACE FACE

I love the mystery and sophistication that is associated with the lace face. I'll love to try it out soon maybe on a shoot or something.You'll most likely see this trend on the runway or in editorials rather than on a red carpet or on the streets.

While you may look weird walking around with your face covered in lace, you could still try to inject some mystery into your look say on a trip to church in a stylish retro inspired hat with lace/net covering coming down to the face à la Pippa Middleton. You can find a lot of them around in accessories shops. If you have a plain hat, you could get some lace fabric or net and DIY.


 The Olsen twins on their very first Vogue cover


Jason Wu A/W 2011 collection


Lady Gaga