I’d planned to spend my Christmas in Nigeria. My itinerary was very well organised with the different personalities I keep as friends on standby (depending on the function of course). But then a week ago, plans changed all of a sudden and first thing this morning, I found myself inhaling the crisp, cold air of a British winter.
Christmas should always be about family and this Christmas has been no different. The food…. don’t let me get into the food, Laitan needs to go pro…. and the love, so overwhelming.
I’m so glad to have been able to take this unexpected break and in true Kehinde fashion, I’m already counting down to Christmas 2016!
Merry Cristmas Everyone! Clichè as it may sound, we mustn’t forget that Jesus is the reason for the season 😁
Ps: I’ve put this photo up literally everywhere… Instagram, Twitter, BBM, Whatsapp…. Lol. I foresee some complaints in the near future.
I’m not usually one to celebrate Thanksgiving. I grew up in Nigeria and England so Thanksgiving was never really on the radar. The closest we ever came to celebrating the American holiday, was a three hour Baptist Church service the preceding Sunday.
2015 has been different. This year, despite our various locations, my sisters and I realized we have more to be thankful for than we could possibly express. Our week long Thanksgiving began on Monday morning as we exchanged emails every single day expressing gratitude for God’s endless mercies and boundless favour.
Try focusing on only good everyday. It will help get through a lot more than than your mind could possibly fathom.
It’s two days late now, but happy Thanksgiving. You don’t need a roast turkey, a big family or a calendar date to express gratitude.
Ps: I attended my first Thanksgiving dinner at Teju & Soji’s place. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Pps: I missed out on purchasing the Mansur Gavriel Bucket this morning. That really upset me, but it’s okay. I’ll keep my eye on Net-a Porter and hope for the best.
Can you say “Backlog”? Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had a million and two things lined up one. after. the other. and so I have tons of blogs just itching to go out but not enough time to craft the posts to my standard and satisfaction.
My Sister, Olaitan, got married over the Easter weekend and her wedding was without a doubt the best wedding I have ever been to:
VENUE: As a true ‘MK Don’ the wedding was held at Double Tree by Hilton in Milton Keynes. We had it all from the delicious chocolate fountain which stole my undivided attention for a solid five minutes, to the photo booth which was accompanied by the most hilarious and befitting props!
AMBIANCE: The Church ceremony was small and intimate accompanied by close friends and family members and the reception hall was perfectly decorated in true Fanimokun moderation. Olaitan is one of the most organised (and bougie) people I know and so the champagne reception accompanied by canapes and lemon meringue were no surprise and neither was the perfect seating plan.
THE DRESS: Olaitan’s Justin Alexander 2014 dress was stunning. A silhouette mermaid silk dress detailed with crystal and satin buttons from the back neckline all the way to through the length of the chapel. The top of the dress was heavily beaded and caught the light with all the sophistication of her classy wedding.
THE SUIT: Dipo brought his A-Game! His navy blue satin finish 3-piece Canali suit was accentuated with an orange corsage and left no doubt that he was the groom.
Below are pictures from the best wedding I’ve ever attended #OlaDipo2014
Gbonju, Olaitan and my Dad
Bride’s Family (I got to have my natural hair out 🙂 Just with an artificial halo braid)
Toyin caught the bouquet!
Ps: Who knew a wedding abroad could be more fun than a wedding in Lagos?
They say idle hands are the Devil’s workshop and so a year ago, when I was through with exams and seeking a fulfilling way to occupy my new found freedom, I started a Fashion Blog. To celebrate my blogs first anniversary, I have decided to hold my first GIVEAWAY.
Up for grabs is one item that summarize my fashion and encapsulate my style:
HOUSE 38 blouse.
This seemingly simple blouse materializes my personality from the sequin embellished collar to the unsuspecting drop hemline. The chiffon feel is best suited for the easy, breezy, laid-back days, while the red buttons add an understated pop. Available only in a British size 8/10 (I’m not too sure, I got rid of the tag), all you need to do is post a comment along with your name and email address. Feel free to enter as many times as you want. The deadline for entries is the 6th of June 2012, after which I will no longer accept entries. Unfortunately, I’m only able to ship within Lagos and to the UK.
*Necklace not included*
Ps: Don’t forget to leave your name and email address
PPs: The winner will be chosen using a random generator
PPPs: I slipped today at work and came crashing down flat on the tiled floors of the 17th floor. It was an ugly sight and hurt my tooshie 😦 Luckily, I had a ponytail to cushion my head 🙂
Elsie Vintage and House 38 ultimate shopping experience.
Saturday the 12th of May
12 noon to 7pm
289b Akin Olugbade, Off Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos
See you there
A couple of months back I headed to Ibadan, for my friend; Shope’s, call to bar. Ibadan is only the biggest city in all of West Africa and located in Oyo, it’s about two hours out of Lagos.
Upon arrival at Shope’s place, I was impressed to find that in line with the demands of a courtroom, the set-up was monochromatic themed and coupled with a three-course meal and good company we were all glad to be there celebrating with her.
Here are pictures from her classy and very chic Call To Bar Celebration…
Ps: I’m currently seated in Bogobiri, a restaurant/bar in Ikoyi and I’m so bummed I didn’t bring my SLR. This place is beautiful.