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: email@example.com; 08055593643
See you there!
Ps: I want to go away this Christmas, unfortunately, I don’t get leave for the next 365days *wails*
Saturday Night sealed the deal. It was the cherry on top. The icing on the cake. Call it what you will, it was fabulous! Lanre Da Silva Ajayi (LDA) was the final Nigerian female designer on the runway and her show was spectacular. In her true fashion, her collection was wonderfully detailed and very well constructed. Her combination of local and foreign fabrics is always a winner in my humble opinion, and to top it all off, her Nigerian playlist enhanced the ambiance, with the entire audience either on their feet or bopping heads to the beat. Below are a few pictures from her collection as well as that of Emmy Collins, I hope you like….
LDA and IMai Atafo and I
Taiwo Kamson (aka Tkamz) and I.
Ps: I’m super excited because I might be seeing a really good friend of mine next week!!! Just thought I’d get it out there!!! 😀
Last year, Bridget Awosika’s pristine collection was my favourite of the night and this year was no different. It’s official, she and Jewel By Lisa are my favourite Nigerian high end designers and for this reason, I have combined both their collections in this blog post.
Bridget Awosika’s collection enveloped the stereotypical woman: Graceful with a hint of drama; Angelic with a slight complication; Beautiful nevertheless feisty! Her colour palette remained basic, allowing you to focus entirely on the architectural extravagance of each piece, it was breathtaking.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures of JBL on the runway, nevertheless, we got a few shots of the stunning pieces backstage. Feast your eyes the below pieces……
Ps: Jewel By Lisa’s collection ended with Rihanna’s diamonds.. ‘appropriate’ I hear you say considering the highly blinged collection.
Pps: Did I just use the word ‘blinged’? I cringe!!! Lol.
I love Grey. All three designers stole my heart last year at this very event. The perfection of their woven pieces was a clear winner encompassing clean structures and femininity. This year however, I must say I was a little let down. Individually, each piece was spectacular as usual, but as a collection I found it less cohesive. I’m no designer and neither am I a stylist so perhaps I’m way out of my bounds, but I felt that although the mens collection was stronger, the ladies collection just needed a bit more of a link, be it with the sheer fabrics, with the meticulous cuts or even with the colour scheme. Below are pictures from their S/S 2013 collection followed by more pictures backstage.
Temi Doll Face closing for Grey
Bridget Awosika. Flawless pieces as usual.
Ps: Still got even more pictures. Not sure if I can be bothered to upload them now though.
MTN Lagos Fashion and Design week revisited Eko Hotel this year and I was pleasantly surprised to be invited back. I assumed the same responsibility I held last year (read here) which as you know gives me a chance to get all the backstage action notwithstanding, I have the opportunity to watch the final pieces on the runway.
This year, I was blessed to have a guy called Brian offer to assist me in taking pictures and upon receiving my camera back at the end of the night I was astonished by the impressive job he’d done. Below are pictures from Mi-Le one of my favourite young designers. Her collection comprised of pastel colours and flirty flows, very much to my delight. Below are also some pictures from backstage. Hope you like….
PS: More pictures to come in the following posts.
I spent my Friday on a range of social media sites. It began with Instagram where I discovered old friends with new experiences; after which I moved on to Pinterest my “go-to” place for DIY and crafts. Finally, I hit the online magazines and blogs in search of what I will refer to as “pure fashion”.
Naturally, Vogue was the number one destination encapsulating “pure fashion” and the Chanel Hula Hoop bag enveloped me in its creative circus.
Has there ever been a bag less practical? Is this the extraordinaire that is “fashion”? More importantly, would you carry this beach bag or maybe a smaller version?
Ps: I recently joined Pinterest but have got no pictures up. Lets see how long I’ll last on it. Lol
Pps: Had my fro out for a bit. I just might show you pictures.