Hello Beautiful people!!!!
I know I’ve been MIA for a bit (a bit she says…) but I’m back and you’ll love it, I promise!
In the mean time, I’ll leave you all with a picture of me in what Nigerian’s call a Keke Napep! Talk about arriving in grand style…. LOL
Ps: It was my first time in a Keke Napep and I was too excited. I didn’t actually go for a ride, but the driver allowed me to pose in it… LOL
PPs: Forgive the picture quality…. I used my phone.
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.
There’s nothing quite like shopping a Christmas sale. Especially when it comes BEFORE the D-Day! Meena is a clean, unique and modern designer I came across at Lagos Fashion and Design Week; and this Christmas, it will be hosting between 50-70% off in its first ever sale! Amongst these sale items will be the A/W collection showcased at Arise Magazine Fashion Week earlier on this year and if that collection is anything to go by, my bank account will be in the red by the end of the night.
Date: Sunday 23rd December 2012
Venue: Beehive, 31 Victoria Arobieke, Lekki Phase 1
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 08055593643
See you there!
Ps: I want to go away this Christmas, unfortunately, I don’t get leave for the next 365days *wails*
Just received the below flyer from Vanity Oils and thought to share. Sounds like it’ll be good, no?
Ps: My cousin is 1 tomorrow so might be unable to make this event, you never know though, I just might be able to make the two events!
It’s no surprise that I’m always on the hunt for new Nigerian labels. I just can’t understand why Nigerians find it so hard to support our economy and shop Nigerian. Having said that, with the excessive rent, demanding tailors and ridiculous expectations, Nigerian brands tend to be overpriced taking us back to square one, shopping abroad. At the end of the day let’s face it, if the H&M’s and Primarks of this world are cheaper and execute a cleaner finish, why would anyone shop Nigerian? Well, I guess we’ll have to weather the storm if ever we’re going to see the rainbow and for this reason, I will support Nigerian fashion as far as my wallet will stretch me.
My latest Nigerian discovery is called ‘Zibah Couture. ‘Zibah Couture is a friend of mine, Andie and her brother, Charles’, label and it’s the diffusion line from their Mum’s label, Hephzibah Couture. I was invited for their launch in May and got the chance to examine creativity from a fresh point of view. To sum it all up in a simple paragraph, I’d describe ‘Zibah Couture as a subtle twang on early Versace with an appreciation of African print.
Below are a few pictures I took at ‘Zibah Couture hope you like….
Ps: I know, I know… I’m a slacker *sigh*
I’ve never had the largest collection of bags notwithstanding; I’ve always been the biggest fan. It could be leather or raffia; an envelope clutch or a chain-strapped satchel; and it could be handmade or machine manufactured. I really didn’t care, as long as it was a bag; there was a good chance that it would tickle my fancy.
Recently, I was invited to the launch of Maju bags at Chase Mall, VI and for a person as well disciplined as I am; it was a shock that resistance played no role in my subconscious. I attended the opening with Taiwo (now that is a shock in itself) and neither one of us left empty handed.
The store was ridiculously small but you know what they say, “Good things come in small packages” and this was no different. Every square inch of the tiny store was occupied with beautifully handcrafted bags and being the patriot I am, I was proud to find this in Nigeria.
Below are a few pictures of what they had in store.
Ps: The next give away is ready, and I’m excited 🙂
Pps: Even the Sun sets in Paradise
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