High Street Update

You must have heard about the Lanvin for H&M, Jimmy Choo for H&M, Stella McCartney for H&M, you know the drill…… Well H&M have done it again and this time it’s with Versace. Now all of this has come as a bit of a shock considering that previously, Versace stated that collaborating with a high street store would confuse the brand. However, according to Vogue, it appears Donatella has had a change of heart and decided to release what she describes as a ‘quintessential Versace’ range.

The latest of H&M’s collaborations will be released on the 17th of November this year with studded leather, colourful prints and sharp tailoring dominating the collection along with a home ware range. If the success of previous collaborations are anything to go by, we can be sure that this collection will be flying off the shelves in no time.

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Ore In Birmingham

Yesterday was our beloved Bukky‘s birthday and to celebrate, we headed out for the best Thai food Birmingham has to offer.

Being the sweet sister that she is, the beautiful Ore came down to celebrate with the rest of us and I’m sure you’ll agree that she was looking stunning with her ruched up-do and effortless ensemble.

Blouse-Primark

Trousers-Primark

Belt-New Look

Ring-H & M

Shoes-River Island

Come back soon Ore, Birmingham is missing you already πŸ™‚

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Wrist Candy

Last weekend left me home alone as everyone else got on with their interesting lives. Armed with a laptop and unlimited internet access I began viewing numerous fashion and lifestyle blogs.

To avoid my usual ramblings lets just say thanks to this blog, I learnt to make friendship bracelets and made about 5 (2 of which Taiwo bullied me into giving her).

I particularly love this first picture because everything was hand made. I made the friendship bracelets and my mum made me the beads. I just might be getting her to make me some more πŸ˜€

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The Girl in The Blue Skirt

A couple of weeks ago, I was out shopping at Zara and fell in love with a midi, dodger blue pleated skirt. As it sat on the mannequin’s waist with the wind enabling the Marylin Monroe effect it became clear to me. I had to have it. I picked the smallest size I could find and headed straight for the dressing room, but to my detriment even that was too big for my bony waist.

A couple of weeks on and my sister-Gbonju (remember the one from 2 posts ago?)- is sporting the skirt of my pleated fantasy with a plain black tee, a pair of coral KG’s and a DP bag. You have to admit, she’s quite the hottie.



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Diving In

Undoubtedly, every summer demands a new bikini and this year I’ve been obsessing over two very unique collections.

Jason Wu’s Resort 2012 collection reveals his dive into the deep end with his neon-coloured debut pieces. The dark outlines exaggerate feminine silhouettes with the highlighted hues emphasising a pop! Love, love love these pieces.

My second and favourite swimwear obsession has got to be Mara Hoffman’s Resort Swim 2011 Runway. These beautiful indigenous prints take us on an ethical journey of bohemian creativity, they’re amazing. Here are my favourites of the lot. Hope you’re loving these as much as I am…. they’re genius!

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Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

Yesterday was my mum’s birthday and to mark the big one, we headed to London to celebrate. I’d initially planned to don this season’s colour blocks- tangerine orange and emerald green to be specific- however, upon arrival at Zara, they were all out of the emerald green blazer of my rainbow fantasy and I was subjected to the thing I hate the most- compromise.

Oh well, you know what they say, “every cloud has a silver lining” and indeed my cloud was no different. As I drooled over bags in Selfridges, I was stopped by their fashion bloggers who were loving my outfit. A couple of pictures and a few impromptu poses later, I was off again and my pictures should be on the Selfridges blog soon (I’ll post the link as soon as they’re uploaded). Fingers crossed they’ll be decent photos and not the usual shrek-like pictures I’m haunted by.

How sexy does Gbonju look? She normally hates her photo’s but I think this one’s a hit so here we are πŸ™‚

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“….Summer Garden in Rainbow clouds”

Name: Summer

Profile: You best believe she’s sexy!!! Summer’s that fire that turns heads when she stomps into a room. She’s loved by many and envied by more. Summer is and will remain uncontested…. she’s the hottest of them all.

Scene 1: The occupied sidewalks of fashions capital cities are engulfed by Summer’s electric blues, tangerine oranges, hot pinks and pristine whites. This season, Summer is loving her colour blocks and feeding her style addiction are the likes of Gucci, Lanvin and none other than Victoria Beckham.

Scene 2: Summer pulls off country side chic in a whimsically bizarre way. There’s a bit of a fruit explosion in the meadows as nature bursts out. The infamous banana prints of Prada have got to be the fuel to this fire as the likes of Anna Wintour have impressed stamps of approval all over this one.

Scene 3: Despite her past with the somewhat provocative bum shorts and mini skirts, summer has turned a new leaf this season with midi’s and maxi’s infiltrating the runways. The likes of Lanvin, Jil Sander and Erdem are the geniuses behind Summer’s midi’s and maxi’s.

I am particularly loving this trend and currently in search of the perfect pleated mid length skirt to complete my summer look πŸ™‚

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