Sunday, 31 July 2016

Work Clothes Ideas: You may want to "Go African" this Week.


It is good to know that outfits made using African prints have now been widely and very well accepted by none Africans hence the reason we see some British and Americans rocking dresses, tops, pants etc made with African print fabrics . Just about 10,15 years ago, it looked absurd seeing a lady who worked in a cooperate environment walk into her office on a Monday or Tuesday in an African print attire. But guess what! Today, it is acceptable in a lot of work places within and outside Africa.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Weekend is here again! Make it an African Native Attire one with Grass-Fields


I seem to be obsessed with Grass-Fields pieces. Ever since I came across their website a few weeks ago I have unconsciously made repeat visit to it. Now I like their pieces because they are simple yet sophisticated, they’ve got good finishing and an amazing silhouette which will sure flatter the wearer’s body; again the modernity is second to none.
So I admire their effortless sense of style and I am almost certain their designs will appeal to people with polished and elegant taste. I also love their choice of fabrics and print so I think their pieces will stand the taste of time. Good source of inspiration! So why not make your weekend an African Native Attire one with Grass-Field. Hey ladies, you may just want to tell a friend to tell another friend just like I am doing blogging about them.

Just check these out and tell me if they aren’t lovely…… click on http://www.grass-fields.com/ to shop on Green-Fields.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

The Fringe Benefits in Rocking Fringe Bags

STELLA MCCARTNEY FALABELLA SUN FRINGED BUCKET BAG $1029 [ stellamccartney.com]
Back in the days when I was a child, I remember my Mom had a cute brown leather fringe bag and I loved it so much. Growing up I also saw other women carrying fringe bags usually in black and brown colours. Always making a go and come-back, I think fringe bag is one bag that will constantly remain in the fashion stream but will be probably modified from time to time to reflect the dominant trend features of a particular period or time. I have seen trendier versions of fringe bags where the fringes practically drop on the floor or are made using chains, then also made in variety of attractive colours.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Pure London Show SS17: A Place Where Sellers Meet Buyers.


So many people around the globe always look forward to Pure London Show and as usual, they have delivered in their July 2016 edition. This show is UK’s premiere fashion event and trade show which takes place twice every year in London Olympia. Pure  London Show which showcases ready-to-wear for women’s and men’s wear, foot wears, accessories etc.had over 700 exhibitors both up-coming and big time brands and thousands of audience in the event that was just concluded today 26th of July 2016. 
Other interesting programs were insightful seminars deliver by major industry experts and fabulous catwalk shows. The show has become a place where buyers come to sought after new brands, new collections, trends and inspiration for coming seasons.
Some pictures from Pure London Show July 2016....

Smart Casual Outfit Ideas(1)

So I work in an office where smart casual outfits are allowed from Monday through to Friday; with no intention to get my friends in the Banking industry and other setups where staff are required to be in cooperate outfit(like suits) all week days jealous, I ‘d like to share these interesting, gorgeous, attractive and fabulous outfit mix. This is not to say that there aren’t lots of gorgeous and sophisticated looking lady suits out there that I admire so much and wish to have,but you know how it feels in Smart casuals; comfy, smooth, relaxed, elegant, glam, simple and so on.

Now friends check these out and get inspired…………………

Monday, 25 July 2016

Fathai Balogun at 2016 City People Award; Guess she is loving Her New Look

Fathai Balogun @ the 2016 City People award yesterday 24th July 2016
Fathai Balogun one of favourite Youruba actress shave her hair for a movie shoot few week ago. She seems to love her new look so very well as she boldly attended 2016 City People award rocking her very very low hair cut and an aesthetic black dress.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Yippee! It’s Weekend: Why not make it a Kimono Weekend!

Rock your Kimono with a sundress
Hey Ladies, hope you had a great week this week and is in the mood for some good rest over the weekend. As for me, I have decided to hang out with my family this weekend and I want to believe a whole lot of us may be thinking in that direction. So why not try these outfit ideas for your dates and or weekend gate away this weekend.You will sure love it..........
More Pictures after the cut.....

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

$49,400USD (NGN17.7M) for a Clutch: Hermes got the Big Girls.

Hermes Pilpat Clutch up for $49,000 on usa.hermes.com

Hermes is a brand that has got great celebs and ladies in generally when it comes to handbags. Remember in years past and up on till now, the Hermes Birkin bag had made huge weaves among great celebs like Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Heidi Klum, Jane Birkin, Bethenny Frankel, Olivia Palermo, Kimora Lee, Beyoncé, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Irina Shayk, Tamala Jones, just to mention but a few. Then down in Nigeria, we’ve spotted Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Seyi Shay, Annie Idibia and may be a few other Nigerian big girls in Hermes BirkinHermes has also got this record of producing the world’s most expensive handbag sold at $298,000; so for me obviously it’s a brand for the upper class, it is all about luxury and status.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Duro Olowu: A Nigerian Fashion Designer I admire

Duro Olowu Harlem Deco-print cloqué dress
Duro Olowu career in fashion design explain so very well the phrase “follow your dream or passion”. He was born in Lagos to a Nigerian father and a Jamaican mother, studied law but finally settle for career in fashion designing. 
Alluring piece with fine tailoring of prints mixed with other vintage fabrics is Duro Olowu’s signature. He’s been able to infuse elegance, glamour and class into African traditional design hence the reason lots of prominent personalities around the world had been styled in Duro's pieces; now this is aside other remarkable achievement he had made as a fashion designer.


As usual, he’s showcased amazing, sophisticated and luxurious pieces in his spring summer 2016 and Fall winter 2016 collection. Take a look…

Monday, 18 July 2016

Sleepwear: Would You Rock it to a Party or on a Red Carpet?

Image from instyle.co.uk
For a couple of years now, sleepwear (pajamas, sleep gowns, sleep robes etc.) have increasingly been worn as outerwear or outing wear by some celebrities. I have viewed this particular trend with mixed feelings maybe because of my background, however, I could also say that I think a lot of people especially in the Africa region have not embraced this “unusual trend” of wearing sleepwear as outerwear. So wearing pajamas to the public place seems to be a fashion taboo that seems to have been broken by some American and British celebrities, hmm!!!!! Sounds interesting? But the big questions are, is the “sleepwear as outerwear trend” a trend that has come stay for much longer? Is it a trend meant only for people who have guts because I can assure you that it takes gut for one to step out in a sleepwear; is it a trend that will in no time spread across continent, being that popular African celebrities may not have been spotted in sleepwear on red carpets or in parties yet?

Saturday, 16 July 2016

My Fave from Dolce and Gabbana Summer 2016.

Dolce & Gabbana summer 2016 Sparkling Night Collection
In my opinion, Dolce & Gabbana is that one brand that has got stunning peculiarity. For me,D & G designs stand out always; I love their creativity, the story embedded in their pieces and all. Now, because D & G had captured my attention in the past, I decided to have a tour of their website and see what they have this season and guess what! They never disappoint me. Their summer 2016 collections are simple out of this world.

Friday, 15 July 2016

It’s Weekend: Casual Outing Outfit Ideas (Part 1)

Denim on Maxi Skirt paired with a soft hobo-like bag and a wedge sandal. This outfit has combo of lovely colours that will sure manifest that air of relaxation needed on weekends.

Style Inspiration: Spring Summer 2016 Round Glasses that must be in Your Closet

Chanel Oval Frame Sunglasses
As we all know garment without good accessories always makes one look flat, so in other to add extra points, highlight your looks and give yourself the desire classy, fashionable or stylish touch, you needs one or more accessories on. 
Let us not also forget that there different accessories for different outfit just like there are different accessories for different occasion, seasons and all. But I will be writing today on that one accessory that conventionally seems right for every occasion,which in my opinion, every classy lady or man must have…..and that issss “Sunglasses”.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

$14,000USD Dollar Dress from Gucci; Who Rocks it first in Nigeria

Sequine with Crystal Embroidered Dress from Gucci
I have grown to understand that very expensive things usually look so "simple and unassuming". I just decided to blog about this Gucci dress because of the worth,you can say if you like the PRICE on the piece. This is one piece that "you need to know" so as to know the stuff this very dress is made of.

Right now,I am anxiously waiting to see the first Nigerian celeb to work this dress. Me love it though but the economy...........
See more pictures after the cut.............

Events: The Big4 Fashion Shows.

Oscar De La Renta @ NYFW 2015
Taking place at the world's 4 biggest fashion hubs, this year’s fashion week, 2016 will go from New York to London, to Milan and Paris.

Event Line-up:
New York Fashion Week Men which started on the 11th of July 2016 will be ending today 14th of July 2016.
  • New York Fashion Week (NYFW) - 8th to 15th September 2016.
  • London Fashion Week (LFW) - 16th to 20th September 2016
  • Milan Fashion Week (MFW) - 21st to 27th September 2016
  • Paris Fashion Week (PFW) - 28th September to 5th October 2016
Some Photos from 2015 Fashion Week....

Monday, 11 July 2016

Style Tips: Crochet and Knit Everything

Crochet Boleros: Boleros in crochet and not just machine knit always come out cute because of the effects the eyelets give.

Some year ago, wears made using knit and crochet technique were so traditional and were never seen as good fashion especially in the African region; in the Western region, they were basically for winter and autumn. The good thing today is,so much creativity has been put into knitting and crocheting and it might interest you to know that a lot of lovely wearable pieces and much more can be made using knitting and crocheting techniques.

Friday, 8 July 2016

I am Loving These Plus Sizes

Courtney Noelle Model
I run an online clothing line(Click here to see) that 80 percent of the time deal in "Plus Sizes", reason being because I love curvy shapes. 
As a teenage girl, I had always admired models, the slim looking runway and magazine covers models however, I had admired more ladies with curves in the hourglass (i.e. figure8) body shape though.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Trend Alert; Denim on Prints and Denim on Denim.


Denim Shirt on Print Midi Skirt
Denim shirt is that one piece that in my opinion has become a must have in every stylish lady’s wardrobe, reason being because it has so much evolved today from the work cloth it was originally designed for in America to generically acceptable outfit that can be worn or mixed with almost every kind of garment. 
Trust Africans, we are very creative set of people and this is evident in the way we are able to mix and combine unusual fabric to create an amazing outfit.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

See How It Went Down; AFWN 2016!!!

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Day 1: The Conference was worth every bit of time spent as lots of fashion industry professionals delivered very useful lectures on the following topics: