I first set my eyes on Carolina Herrera’s SS15 look on Instagram and I sincerely thought it was breathtaking.
I’ve watched The Devil Wears Prada too many times to know that florals for spring is so cliché! I mean, it requires little to no mental activity and so it’s generally a trend that should be avoided (in my opinion). But in her SS15 collection, Carolina Herrera has successfully juxtaposed a supposedly trite floral print on a futuristic and fresh canvas.
The collection seems to be a modern day musing of the renowned Georgia O’keeffe depicting feminism in all her glory as the crisp look remains somewhat bridal.
I know there’s a lot more to see from this years New York Fashion Week but I can’t help but get ahead of myself and deem CH’s collection my favourite look of the season.
Hope you like as much as I do……
Isn’t this mosaic look just divine???
Source: NY Times
Source: NY Times
Source: Yahoo Lifestyle
Source: Yahoo Lifestyle
Ps: I love the Devil wears Prada, so had to use the line from the movie… “Florals… for Spring…? Groundbreaking” LOL
PPs: It’s not hard to make out my style… Classic. Elegant. Clean. Simple.
Carina: The Lady Biba ‘Carina’ is one of my favourite dresses in my wardrobe. I bought it in an instagram sale couple of months back, but struggled a little (more like a LOT) with the fit mainly because my lower half and upper half vary drastically! Naturally, I had to have alterations done (thanks to Alterations on Awolowo Road) now my dress is a perfect fit… a second skin if you like.
Initially, I was very skeptical about the Carina. The picture I’d seen on the website featured a poorly finished hemline and although I LOVED the dress, I wasn’t about to throw my money into the pocket of any designer that didn’t pay attention to a clean finish. But then as I went through the Lady Biba instagram account, I noticed that unlike the pictures on the website, the dress actually looked well made. As you all know, I’m a fan of Nigerian Belle and even she vouched for Lady Biba, so I took the plunge and bought the dress. Needless to say, I think this dress is amazing and Lady Biba will definitely be hearing from me again soon.
Vintage: Sumbo’s dress on the other hand is a vintage extraordinaire! This blue number was spotted in her Aunt’s closet and needless to say, it’s Sumbo’s now. A truly timeless piece the colour pops just as much as it did back in the day, but the material has a fragile stretch to it, demanding care when washing.
Say hello to our Sunday OOTD! Plum and Vintage Sapphire…….
Ps: Forgive the quality of the pictures. They were taken with my phone.
Pps: Do you see my sexy eyes in picture number 2? LOL The sun was glaring, I couldn’t help myself.
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!!!!!