Saturday, 21 April 2012

ZARON IN FESTAC TOMORROW!

Hi ya,


How's everyone's weekend going?
Sorry this is coming quite late.So earlier on during the week, i was driving around looking for who to do my hair as my hairstylist is currently on her honeymoon when noticed the Zaron sign outside the same building as popular Benefits Boutique. I went in and spoke to them and they gave me the good news of their launch this Sunday 22nd April 2012. 


They launched in Nigeria last year and are in Ikoyi  and i think Ikota shopping complex as well.

So scoot on down there tomorrow. There will be free makeovers and beauty consultations as well as sale of Zaron products.


Call Stella on 08033033351 to RSVP


Address- 2nd Avenue, 22 Road, G Close, 1st Floor, Janio Books Building (Opposite MRS filling Station) Festac Town. 

festac@zaron.com.ng
+234 802 4666688, +234 704 2071190


Have fun!



About Zaron
Zaron is a brand dedicated to the enhancement of the wellbeing and quality of lives of all people through the development, marketing, distribution and sale of quality lifestyle products.  The brand was conceived in Leeds, United Kingdom in 2010 and began operations in Lagos Nigeria in September 2011. 

The Zaron brand trades under the names of Zaron International Limited, Zaron Cosmetics Limited and Zaron Hair Products Limited.  Together we develop and promote our own brand of lifestyle products, manufactured to international standards and customized to different environmental conditions and for people of color. Our products are conceived and manufactured in an environmentally sustainable manner to offer consistency, quality, value and style to users in ways that accentuate physical beauty, engender inner satisfaction and self-esteem.

In line with our Vision to be one of the leading lifestyle brands of choice for all people of style, we aspire to contribute to improving the quality of lives of people by developing and distributing quality premium priced lifestyle products that enhance confidence and inner peace.


Thursday, 12 April 2012

FUN DIY: FABRIC BANGLES

I've often said to people that I don’t understand the concept of boredom. I’m one of those people who are so into themselves it can actually hurt people around me. I’m trying to change that though. There’s so much you can do when you’re not working, hanging out or sitting in traffic etc. I cherish my alone time and I always have things I’ll like to do when I’m alone. ( Thing is i usually draw up a list to avoid forgetting something fun.So I kind of  just check them off the list lol) Things like catching up on my favourite  tv shows, reading, actually calling up friends and family just because, etc. I also love a fun DIY fashion.
I’m sure you guys have seen these fabric bangles around probably own some, or even done or tried to do them yourself. This was actually really easy so I thought I’d share. In my case I decided to use this local woodin fabric.

STEP 1) Lay out all the things you’ll need for the project.  Fabric of your choice, light adhesive  in case you make a mistake and need to peel off the fabric while working ( you can find this one here at Park and Shop its shaped like a pen so it’s easier to use), a pair of scissors, pen or marker, ruler and bangles of your choice.


STEP 2)  Roughly wrap some fabric around each bangle to determine the length and width of fabric you’d require. Then turn the fabric to the reverse side and use your pen and ruler to mark the fabric. Cut out the quantity you need.


STEP 3) Apply the adhesive on the reverse side of the fabric as shown here and allow to dry for a few seconds.



STEP 4) Using your fingers, begin wrapping the fabric tightly and inwardly around each bangle.  One side in and the other side over it, till the whole bangle is covered. Make sure you have a little excess fabric at the end so it can cover where you started wrapping from. It will allow for a cleaner finish. Also as you wrap, make sure there isn’t so much glue on your fingertips as it messes up the bangle and makes the fabric just pull of as you’re wrapping.



At the end you should have something like this or better lol. Allow the bangles to dry properly and you’re good!


I made five bangles. This is what they look like stacked.


So there you have it. Follow the steps and it’ll be as easy as ABC. Let me know if you try it out.


 If you like them and you just don't have the time to make yours i think you can check Oremicraft and Chictherapy Those are the stores i know that make really nice ones.


 Have fun and please let me see photos if you make them yourself.

xoxo

PS: There's this new show,Scandal. Premiered last Thursday and stars Kerry Washington. Its by Shonda Rhimes who created Grey's Anatomy so.. yeah. If you like cover ups, murder, presidential sex scandals etc then its your show.

Monday, 9 April 2012

FRINGE BENEFITS

Originally worn in Europe/America in the 1920s Post world war 1 . After the war, people were all for celebration and that period was appropriately dubbed the 'Jazz Age'.


Fringe dresses also known as Flapper Dresses were associated with 'Flappers'. These were women who reflected the changing times of the 1920s, as females won the right to vote and more social freedoms. These women smoked in public, wore their hair in short styles, stayed out late dancing and had a freer sexual life, did not court but rather dated. The increasing freedom was also reflected in their fashion and no other outfit symbolized this increasing freedom more than the flapper dress. Its carefree, easy-to-make design made it popular. Especially with designer Coco Chanel who tried to create a more modern look that would distinguish women of the 1920s.The dresses were made out of more durable fabrics, similar to those used for men's fashions, breaking away from the laces that had been used earlier on Victorian dresses. 


Decades later and away from the parties, this trend can now be found on the street, and not just on dresses but on shoes, bags and accessories as well.

As with all trends, When incorporating the flapper trend in your look, Moderation is the way to go. Remember the golden rule. One element at a time. Don't wear a fringe blouse and shoe all in one look. That'll be a recipe for disaster. 

Happy Experimenting.

Ituen Basi

 Three horses make these fabulous dip dyed fringe necklaces. Visit their Etsy shop here

Prada Bag

 Zara

Acne Jacket

Nollie bodycon Fringed Maxi

Foley + Corina Ombre dress

Limited Edition H&M

Ituen Basi

Credit

Saturday, 7 April 2012

MAJOR RETAIL THERAPY:ZEBRA EASTER SALE

HIi ya,
How's everyone enjoying the holiday? Something to make you smile....
Zebra living is having a very cool 30% off sale. They started yesterday and will end tomorrow Easter Sunday. If you've been to the Life House before, surely you will be excited about this. The ambience at the Zebra store makes you feel at home. They have this ancient decor going on. Its like you don't want to leave the place and if you should have to, You feel like you need to take something with you. I truly admire the brand.
Check them out.




Zebra Living is the ultimate one-stop shop for all things stylish and sophisticated, from fashion to interior décor, from wellness to travel, from events to popular culture. Zebra is not just a brand, but an exquisite way of life – that of the sophisticated, vibrant, trendy 21st century woman.
Proudly Nigerian, and with a growing clientele base in West Africa, Europe and North America, Zebra Living offers women of all sizes, races and ages unique and affordable readymade fashion pieces produced to the highest quality.
Zebra woman is confident, classy, fashion forward. A true trendsetter, she does not follow in anyone’s footsteps but sets her own standards of style when it comes to fashion. Cool and confident, she is equally at ease in her vibrant print dresses or tailored office wear. A modern urbanite, she celebrates her unique style with Zebra’s versatile and affordable ‘fashion art’ infused with African spirit.





This reminds me of a DIY project i did sometime ago. See it HERE





Zebra Living
33 Sinari Daranijo Street
off Ligali Ayorinde Street
Victoria Island, Lagos
+234.703.403.0683

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

TRENDS: OUT AND ABOUT IN SLEEPWEAR

This trend has been around for a while now. I started seeing this sometime last year. Would i wear it? i don't know....... Not quite my style. But you never know though. I'll most likely do one element at a time. I can totally see myself in the pants and a silk blouse paired with heels of course. You definitely have to do this with heels. Be very confident if you intend to try this one.

Rihanna more than pulls off the look here in this Emilo Pucci pyjama style Pant suit at the premiere of her new movie BATTLESHIP. Love it on her.






TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL FASHION ICONS

TIME magazine has released its first ever 100 most influential fashion icons list. 

 Isabella Blow with Alexander McQueen


The list  includes designers & brands, models, muses, photographers and editors & stylists, whose careers stretch back to 1923 when TIME launched. 

That is 89 years so most definitely quite a few people you would consider as heavy weights in each of the categories were left out. I for one noticed that Roberto Cavalli's name is missing from the list as well as Tyra Banks. I particularly feel Tyra is one model that has influenced her industry and built a busines empire while at it. Oh well....

Anyway i'm glad the likes of Isabella Blow, Creative Director, Stylist and famous Philip Treacy muse ( He worked from her flat in London at a time) made the list. I see her story as quite a sad one. Fashion and life in general can be quite overwhelming and i think it took its toll on her. She's also credited for discovering Alexander McQueen

And yes one of my favourite fashion people, Grace Coddington former model and famous vogue stylist made the list as well. i love love her she's like a fashion super hero. But i think she hates bloggers though. Whatever still love her.

Grace Coddington

Sara Blakely the famous inventor of Spanx can be found on the list too as well as Michelle Obama another favourite of mine.

Of course the list couldn't have been complete without the high Priest sorry Pope of Fashion Anna Wintour.

Check out the list

TIME MAGAZINE'S TOP 100 FASHION ICONS
Designers & Brands 
Azzedine Alaïa
Giorgio Armani
Cristobal Balenciaga
Manolo Blahnik
Sara Blakely
Pierre Cardin
Jacques Cartier
Hussein Chalayan
Coco Chanel
Christian Dior
Dolce & Gabbana
Tom Ford
Hubert de Givenchy
John Galliano
Jean Paul Gaultier
Jacques Heim & Louis Réard
Rudi Gernreich
Hermès
Marc Jacobs
Rei Kawakubo
Calvin Klein
René Lacoste
Karl Lagerfeld
Jeanne Lanvin
Ralph Lauren
Christian Louboutin
Alexander McQueen
Issey Miyake
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Jean Patou
Miuccia Prada
Mary Quant
Roy Raymond
Yves Saint Laurent
Jil Sander
Elsa Schiaparelli
Levi Strauss
Tiffany & Co.
Philip Treacy
Valentino
Gianni Versace
Diane von Furstenberg
Louis Vuitton
Vera Wang
Vivienne Westwood

Models
Gisele Bündchen
Naomi Campbell
Cindy Crawford
Linda Evangelista
Iman
Beverly Johnson
Heidi Klum
Kate Moss
Jean Shrimpton
Twiggy

Muses
Josephine Baker
Brigitte Bardot
The Beatles
Jane Birkin
David Bowie
James Dean
Farrah Fawcett
Zelda Fitzgerald
Jean Harlow
Audrey Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
Michael Jackson
Grace Kelly
Lady Gaga
Madonna
Michelle Obama
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Bettie Page
Princess Diana
Andy Warhol

Photographers
Richard Avedon
Guy Bourdin
Horst P. Horst
Nick Knight
Annie Leibovitz
Steven Meisel
Martin Munkácsi
Helmut Newton
Irving Penn
Herb Ritts
Mario Testino
Ellen von Unwerth
Bruce Weber

Editors & Stylists
Isabella Blow
Grace Coddington
Patricia Field
Robin Givhan
Edith Head
Eleanor Lambert
Barbara "Babe" Paley
Carine Roitfeld
Franca Sozzani
Liz Tilberis
Diana Vreeland
Anna Wintour


Source- Daily Mail

Sunday, 1 April 2012

THROWBACK: WHATS IN MY BAG

Hi ya,
I realised i've never done a 'whats in my bag post'. This is an old post which i did a long time ago but didn't put up. I actually don't carry so much in my bag anymore. I definitely don't wear makeup everyday anymore.

This was when my office was so far from home, i hardly had time to make up or do anything before rushing out in the mornings. i usually did my makeup on the ride to work or at the office hence all the 'load' in my bag. lol

 We ladies we carry a lot in our handbags o . My friend once said on Fb that he found a whole loaf of sliced bread in a chic's bag one time. True story!


Nigerian brand, James Lully oversized Python Print bag from their first collection.



Estee Lauder makeup purse


Mini makeup brushes, Wet and Wild lip balm, tiny bottle of Next Flowers perfume
Mac Studio Fix NW43
Mary kay foundation in bronze 600
LA Girl lip palette. I absolutely love it. Perfect colours for day and night all in one case. I'm wearing it HERE
Olay lotion
Sleek mascara, eyeshadow palette, lip gloss and pencils.
Black Opal Invisible Oil blocking powder
Black Radiance bronzer
Baby Wipes
Cuticle trimmer and safety pins for wardrobe mishaps
I always carried Jewellery in my purse for days when i didn't have time to go through the pile in my box. Simple pearl studs for regular days and the Gold set for days i wanted to be fancy.

Wallet
small sized umbrella
Sunglasses
Notepad. I always have one around to take notes. Also as a creative you never know when the most random idea can pop up in your head. Its an absolute necessity for me.



Britney Spears Fantasy

I carry my vitamins around as i have a habit of forgetting to take them. Also breath mint/gum cannot be overemphasized
And of course my blackberry. 

So there you have it. Plenty Load right?