Thanks so much to everyone that participated in my Giveaway. I have used Random.org to generate a winner and excluded ‘Ola F’ from the competition seeing as she’s my sister. As there were 7 comments (that qualified for the giveaway), I put in a maximum number of 7 and the Result was ‘7’ concluding on Sumbo as the winner.
Congratulations Sumbo, your House 38 blouse will be on it’s way to you shortly.
Second giveaway will be a one of a kind necklace which I have designed and am having Toshade make for it me.
Have a blessed Sunday everyone.
Ps: I’ve got my ‘fro out today. Whoop!
They say idle hands are the Devil’s workshop and so a year ago, when I was through with exams and seeking a fulfilling way to occupy my new found freedom, I started a Fashion Blog. To celebrate my blogs first anniversary, I have decided to hold my first GIVEAWAY.
Up for grabs is one item that summarize my fashion and encapsulate my style:
HOUSE 38 blouse.
This seemingly simple blouse materializes my personality from the sequin embellished collar to the unsuspecting drop hemline. The chiffon feel is best suited for the easy, breezy, laid-back days, while the red buttons add an understated pop. Available only in a British size 8/10 (I’m not too sure, I got rid of the tag), all you need to do is post a comment along with your name and email address. Feel free to enter as many times as you want. The deadline for entries is the 6th of June 2012, after which I will no longer accept entries. Unfortunately, I’m only able to ship within Lagos and to the UK.
*Necklace not included*
Ps: Don’t forget to leave your name and email address
PPs: The winner will be chosen using a random generator
PPPs: I slipped today at work and came crashing down flat on the tiled floors of the 17th floor. It was an ugly sight and hurt my tooshie 😦 Luckily, I had a ponytail to cushion my head 🙂
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
PRIM by House 38 is the younger and more affordable range of clothing designed and produced by House 38. Our current collection is a celebration of the burst of colours that arrive with spring and intensify into summer. With full pleated skirts and shorts, this is a collection that is suited for the ease and breeze of the spring. With its affordability, the blouses of PRIM S/S ’12 should be a bright presence in the wardrobes of women hopping from work to play.
The latest prim by House 38 collection relays a sophisticated exuberance that the brand so cleverly executes. The rippled ruffles and knife pleats although flirty and playful adopt a balance of tailoring that ensures the wearer is still taken seriously. The block colours and jewelled buttons speak volumes of a fashion conscious urban lady. My favourites of the collection have got to be the lomy skirt and Molly blouse…. Gorgeous!
Items start at N5,000 and are capped at N12,500.
Stylist: Bidemi Zakariyau
Makeup: Tola Olurinde
Models: Dami Teidi, Whitney Umeh and Anie Inoyo.
Visit House 38 at: 289b Akin Olugbade, Off Adeola Odeku, VI, Lagos
Last week Saturday brought a fresh bout of depression on my weekend. I’d mapped out a two-day strategy involving taking charge of the fashion empire and maybe even conquering the world, yet somehow, favour appeared to have ditched my right hand side and friendship no longer felt like a cushion.
Arise Fashion week was in Lagos and I missed the entirety of its Saturday show thanks to a few hiccups coupled with the manic traffic that constantly engulfs Lagos.
Sunday night had to be different! I attended the finale ALONE and encapsulated each awaking moment in the joy of my own company. In all honesty, the Sunday night show fell short of my tall expectations with the Okunoren twins being my personal highlight. However, my judgement might have been slightly flawed seeing as I missed the beginning and missed out on the end too.
Nonetheless, as my Dad’s driver pulled up outside the front door with me in the passenger’s seat, a glimmer of satisfaction washed over my face. I was pleased just to have made it to the show. I always like to form my own opinion on certain situations.
Below are pictures of what I wore. Pictures of the show coming soon…..
Skirt: House 38
Rings: Topshop (one is Taiwo’s)
Bag: Zara (Costa Brava)
Pumps: Vivienne Westwood (my 1st post ever https://bonitavalli.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/melissa-2/ )
Ps: Pictures of the actual shows coming up soon.
PPs: House 38 had a photoshoot yday so look out for behind the scenes shots!
PPPs: I shot a video with Oh TV saying who I was wearing 😀 dunno if that’s up yet :s
I attended ‘Fusion’ at Eko Hotel a couple of weeks back and it was incredible walking through the hall and being inspired by all the budding creative Nigerians. Jewellery seemed to be the trade of the day, nevertheless, present were clothes boutiques, bag retailers and natural hair products.
The event lasted from 12-7 giving shoppers enough time to slip it into their Sunday schedules and judging from the atmosphere, I’d say it was a huge success.
Below are a few pictures I took while at Fusion. Come along next time if you can.
Annie’s Shoe Hut
I.O.N Jewelry (these are handmade by the way, awesome!)
Household of Panache
Ps: I just had to order the Neriah Naturals, hopefully, they’ll assist as I progress with my transition.
PPs: It’s fashion week and I’m working 😦 I was offered FREE tickets but I’m working…..what’s happening to me? Heck, even Taiwo is more up-to-date with fashion week than I am, and that says A LOT! I’m upset!
Toshade is a handcrafted beading business founded in Lagos, Nigeria. Using sugar beads, corals, precious stones and seed beads, the designer discovers an artistic flair she never recognised within her.
This designer happens to be my Mum and seeing as she’s refused to properly launch or publicise Toshade, I’ve taken it upon myself to do just that. I’ve been creating a catalogue of all of her creations and below are a few pieces I’ve selected to display her versatility.
From the simplistic bead stringing to the more intricate bead-weaving she explores numerous ways of manipulating beads, creating new outcomes such as her beaded links.
I’m sure you’ll like them 😉
For further enqiries (or purchases of course), email:
Ps: We had a photo shoot at House 38 today and it was fun as per usu. Valentines day offers coming soooon 🙂 http://www.House38.tumblr.com