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.
A couple of Fridays ago, I stopped by at Taiwo’s office after work and to no surprise, I found her office relatively empty. I know about 90% of the staff at her office so was a little surprised to come across an unfamiliar face. Okey had just joined that week and I could tell from the look on his face that he was just as surprised to meet a “Taiwo look-alike” as I was to see a new face on the team.
In line with your typical Friday “dress down” Okey had on no tie, but a white shirt, smart blazer and one of my favourite men’s accessories, a pocket square. Naturally, it instantly caught my attention and rude as it may be, I had him take it out for my close inspection.
The fabric was tightly woven in a torquoise blue and complementary gold weft stitch accompanied by a black undertone. It was effortlessly folded in a loose pyramid and stuck out with all the flair of a pretentious aristocrat, I loved it! It reminded me a lot of a contemporary take on the “aso-oke” often worn at Yoruba traditional weddings.
After my close (and somewhat rude) inspection, I quickly got to know that Okey’s pocket square was actually made by his own brand (side hustle as we like to call in in Nigeria), Afrochristic. It turns out Afrochristic is not just a one-trick pony, they do a few male and female accessories. Can’t wait to find out what else they have in store.
Below are pictures of Okey’s Afrochristic pocket square, isn’t it just handsome!
For orders/enquiries, contact Okey: BAOkere[at]gmail.com
Ps: Please forgive the picture quality, I don’t exactly carry an SLR to work lol.
PPs: I love how I’m getting into men’s fashion, was never really my thing.
After about two months of back -to-back twists, I finally unraveled my hair extensions and unveiled my underlying growth. Unlike hair straightening, twists give a heat-free stretch without fully eliminating the kinks, so I much prefer this method of stretching.
I’d decided to take my extensions out last Thursday night because I’d made plans for the weekend and knew it would be virtually impossible to squeeze in anything else. It was about 1:00am when my Mum and I were finally done and I was faced with a full head of thick natural hair. I couldn’t fathom the thought of sectioning my hair into my signature flat twists and so I decided I’d pull it up into a huge bun and pin the tips back into my bun. A little like a donut, just… without the donut.
My colleague, Michael, thinks my hair-do looks a lot like a drum and physically had to restrain himself from tapping a beat on the crown of my head whenever he passed by. Nevertheless, been rocking and loving the style I now call “The Beat” all week.
What do you think?
Ps: I need to work on my hair line. I think the braids (and twists) might finally be taking their toll on it.
Pps: COME ON NIGERIAAAA!!!! #WorldCup2014 Lol
I have my own style. It’s specific to me (as style should be) and determined by my body shape, my height, my location and the occasion. The Virgo’s Lounge Renata dress is exactly my style. The draped back is my kind of understated drama and the v-neckline shows just the right amount of skin. VL’s trademark wrap slit opens up with every stride breaking the sea of glitzy blue to show off (freshly shaved) legs!!!
The VL Renata is my dream right now, I wish I was a June baby so I’d have a justifiable reason to purchase it….
What do you think of the VL Renata?
Ps: The ‘fro is out once again, so you guessed it! The next blog will be on my latest hair do… the “Drum”!
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?
I was in Grenoble last October when I spotted a Cambridge Satchel on my fellow nappy lover Esione of Beautifully Nappy. This was by no means the first time I’d set eyes on a Cambridge Satchel but it was the first time that I’d REALLY considered owning one.
The Cambridge satchel is very well put together. He exudes a dapper radiance and preppy character. With his matte finish and clean cut, he woos with his every stride. Primed with a subdued elegance, it’s impossible to imitate the snobbish character of the Cambridge Satchel and resultantly, I purchased one.
I call my Cambridge Satchel Roosevelt simply because it strikes me as a polished, well spoken gentleman with a bit of a hidden agenda. FDR maybe? I can’t say really. He reminds me of Chuck Bass only he’s rich in oxblood as opposed to the sheen of patent leather. Roosevelt has become my everyday Prince Charming. He was well worth every penny!
Ps: I’m quite pleased with myself. I’m on a roll with my blogging!
PPs: In line with my BMS, I’ve downloaded ‘7 minute workout’. I love the app and strongly recommend it if you’re interested in light exercise for your body.