I hate Loubs!!!
Christian Louboutin makes some of the most classic and beautiful shoes I will ever see and yet review after review women write of the woes of strutting in the discomfort of the 4-5inch beauties. It’s mental really. You spend c. £500 pounds on well made timeless shoes only to resign your feet to the numbness and inexplicable pain that (they say) is beauty. Why can’t we have it all? Why can’t I have my cake and eat it too damn it?!
Today, I was casually scanning through my emails when I noticed the ‘What’s New’ newsletter circulated by net-a-porter. The most beautiful pair of Louboutins instantly caught my attention and I had to circulate Miss Rigidaine to my team members. We ‘Oohhh-ed’ at the black patent leather pointies and ‘Ahh-ed’ at the clear PVC inserts. The signature red at the inner sides and sole brought life to the modernized D’orsay and the ‘Don’t Mess With Me’ 5 inch heels screamed ‘sexy’ in all languages.
As much as I love the beauty that is pain, I can’t bring myself to spend a whopping £595 on one pair of shoes and so I guess I will have to admire this beauty from a distance the hunched back of Notre Dame confined to the size of my wallet as the beautiful gypsy dances in the market square….. *sigh*
Ps: Has anyone seen photos from this year’s Met Gala? What happened to Lupita? I know there’s always a theme, but let’s try and keep things classy. Then again… no one is perfect right?
Sometimes (only sometimes) I think my sister, Wura, may be more stylish than I am. For the past few months, I’ve been longingly lusting and hopelessly drooling over the Mansur Gavriel Bucket and Wura is to blame.
Structured with Italian Vegetable leather, the Bucket is a casually classy everyday bag. Big enough to store the essentials and yet somewhat discreet, the Mansur Gavriel Bucket is my interpretation of understated glamour. Lined with a striking red resin, the Bucket bag teases a little bit of attitude without being brash.
Simple as it may be, the MG Bucket is the top of my wish list this Easter. Maybe, just maybe I will indulge myself.
Photo Credit: http://mansurgavriel.com/bucket-bag-black-with-flamma/
Ps: It’s Bouquet!!!! Lol Did anyone ever watch “Keeping Up Appearances?”
PPs: I’m working overtime this weekend. I’m not pleased. I’m not pleased at all!
Remember my 5 Blogs 5 Days series…? Good thing you do, because unlike you, I forgot!
I’m not very good at finishing things that I start. I tend to start off on a high and then gradually, the momentum dies until things come to a gradual halt! But in my pursuit of self-improvement, I decided I’d commit more to my blog, starting with the series of 5 Blogs 5 Days.
Today’s post is about one of my favourite blogs- Nigerian Belle. Below are a number of reasons I love Nigerian Belle:
1. Nigerian Belle is written by one of my favourite Nigerian Fashion Designers-Damola of House 38- and the blog in itself, is a promotion of Nigerian Fashion brands. I’ve been trying to ‘Buy Nigerian’ more and this blog updates me on affordable designer brands and items to purchase.
2.Nigerian Belle takes you through the daily adventures of the writer from the mysteries of her top drawer, to cross border trips to the likes of Ghana and Dubai.
3. The blog has a clean look with no distracting backgrounds or jarring colours. Simplicity is always key for me.
Hope you like as much as I do.
Ps: I want to write about 2 more Blogs. Can it be 6 days 6 blogs instead of 5? Lol
I was glossing over my instagram feed as I do daily, when I came across Vogue’s 73 Question interview with Sarah Jessica Parker. Over the course of the 5 and a half minute interview, SJP takes Vogue on a brief tour of her Manhattan home providing bullet answers to a rapid interview. I LOVE!!!
Ps: Love the Ping Pong table and the effortlessly chic look.
Pps: Check me out, uploading videos and whatnot. Lol
If ever there was one thing I disliked about the Michael Kors brand, it would have to be the bags! I could never relate to how bland and (in my humble opinion,) tacky his designs were. The “MK” embossed/printed on the mediocre shaped bags did not (by a long shot) tickle my fancy and like the Louis’ and Gucci’s of this world, I swore I’d never own a Michael Kors bag. All of this of course, was well before the conception of Miranda.
Now Miranda is quite the sight for sore eyes. Her poise, her elegance, her structure….. wonderfully stunning. She’s brings a clean, refreshing sense of class to the MK bag collection without rubbing it right in your face. Perhaps she could even be mistaken for a Celine but who cares? You could be robed in rags from head to toe but with the clutch of the Miranda, all will be forgiven in the judgmental world of Fashion!
Ps. Happy Easter Bonitas!!!!!
Perhaps my chosen title is a tad misleading, who knows? Nevertheless, permit me to make as vague an interpretation as I can, linking the Number one object of my desire, the Pandora and the title which I have stolen from my friend, Chibundu’s book: The Spider King’s Daughter.
If you know anything at all about The Spider King’s Daughter, you will understand as I explain that just like Abike, the Pandora is a precious possession confined by lonely high walls. Her delicate being is entrapped in safety of a protective fortress, however with secrets untold and a life yet to be uncovered, the Pandora bears all the hints of the sinister traits that accompany every hidden treasure.
Hope you love Charlotte Olympia’s Pandora almost as much as I have fallen for it…..
Photo Credit: The-Coveted.com
I hear there’s a Zara version that is almost as fancy. I better grab myself one.
Ps: I got a little carried away with my description, I guess that just goes to show the depth of my love for this one
Pps: Abike means ‘Born to be Treasured’ befitting, no?
It’s Valentine’s day and I haven’t even wished my readers a Happy New Year. It wasn’t until the day before yesterday when Taiwo whatsapped me saying (and I quote) “You haven’t blogged since xmas day. Shame on you!” that it dawned on me…. Not only have I begun my 2013 right in the heart of indolence, but I have also dived right into the pit of underperformance. On that note, Happy New Year ever-faithful readers!!!! And a Happy Valentine’s day too! May this year eradicate sloth and banish underperformance. On the contrary, may it be filled with rainbows, butterflies and the optimism they pose.
Now kick-starting 2013…..
It’s Valentine’s day and for the first time in about 3/4years I am single. That’s okay though because this year, I’m lusting over something magical; right out of this world (in my humble opinion anyway). It’s Zac Posen’s pre-fall 2013 collection. I discovered an item from the collection on instagram (you can follow me/Taiwo if you want @Tadera) and I have fallen head over heels; heart over head (I just made that up! lol). Consequently, I have decided to share my love of the moment with you. Hope you appreciate the structured art and dramatic elegance accompanied in each piece….
Photo credit: various google sources
Ps: There have been Fashion Nights Out for so many weeks now! My weekends are officially dedicated to Whitespace. Hope to see you there every weekend till it’s over!