How The Oscar-Vanity Fair After Party Suit Style Can Inspire A Powerful Look For IWD Celebration!

The Oscar award may be over but we still have fresh memories from the Vanity Fair afterparty. Yes, the dresses gave us chills and left us wondering if the celebs were actually human (of course they were). Zoe Kravitz looked drop dead gorgeous in her feather frock ensemble by Yves Saint Laurent and that dress Kendall Jenner wore is a winner! There was so much to appreciate from the gorgeous pieces worn by every celeb and that’s how Hollywood keeps schooling the rest of the world in high fashion!

Apart from the glitters and cut-outs, the suit style worn by some female celebs were quite ‘tasteful’. Now, we are putting power suits back on the list of any red carpet or after party. Definitely not a bad idea! Who else caught the never ageing Naomi Campell looking lush in a white two-piece wrap suit by Alexandre Vauthier.

It’s the International Women’s Day celebration and these look at the Oscar Vanity Fair After Party inspires some sort of power, strength for women. I’m just saying that only powerful women love to show some strength in what they wear and what better way to explain the #pressforprogress theme than a suit style.

Oscar 2018: All The Suite Style You Missed At The Vanity Fair After Party!
Source: Naomi Campbell (Instagram)


Can we take a moment to appreciate Angela Bassett as she stunned in a printed suit by Teresa Helbig? She absolutely nailed that look!


Oscar 2018: All The Suite Style You Missed At The Vanity Fair After Party!
Source: Angela Bassett (Elle)

Janelle Monae gave herself the “Jane Bond” of the party as she gave us all the elements of power woman in one saucy colour, red!

Oscar 2018: All The Suite Style You Missed At The Vanity Fair After Party!
Source: Janelle Monáe (Instagram)

Corsets would never go out of style even a Hollywood party permitted a suit style flashing a corset. Laura Dern showed us how in a Gabriela Hearst custom suit.


Oscar 2018: All The Suite Style You Missed At The Vanity Fair After Party!
Source: Laura Dern (Instagram)


For all we care, we spotted Constance Wu in a multi-colour sequined wrap dress but we loved it still! A matching black pant will do no harm!


Oscar 2018: All The Suite Style You Missed At The Vanity Fair After Party!
Source: Constance Wu (Elle)

Do you love the suit style at the Oscar-Vanity Fair after party? Let’s know what you think!



Skincare: I Started Off This Year With Beryl Body Oil!

Now a huge “cheers to that to me!”. I’m finally kicking off one of my skincare goals!

So, I promised to take care of my skin especially my face this year and i have taken the first steps. I purchased a product on STORE.KAMDORA.COM and I didn’t regret my choice at all.

I have heard how effective natural oils are to the body and I decided to give it a try. At first I had a little confusion with either buying a body butter or body oil but the latter was more affordable in terms of cash.


The Beryl body oil contains ALmond oil, Avocado oil,carrot oil,coconut oil,grapeseed oil,glycerin and fragrance. As light as the almond oil, coconut oil, carrot oil and grapeseed oil are, it lasts long on the skin. It penetrates easily and has a lovely fragrance.

I started using it as soon as the harmattan popped out from nowhere and it has never left my skin dry or crackly. I only use it at night just because i have an oily face and if i wash my face at night,I use the tip of my finger to dab on it.

The glycerin is the major reason why I  purchased the body oil  and it’s function is used to treat many oily skin conditions, like acne,skin infections, wrinkles and fine lines. Glycerin attracts moisture onto your skin which is why it is considered a humectant. … Glycerin in lotions or other skin care products can help prevent or combat dry skin.

I have used it for two weeks and it feels really good on my skin. It leaves my skin shiny and lasts for a whole day. However, I feel that using so much oil on one’s skin attracts dirt that’s why I try to wash and reapply at night.

Do you feel the same way as well? Have you tried the Beryl body oil? Let’s talk in the comment section.

My Best Dressed At The Golden Globes Awards 2018!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Here goes my first post for the year! I know I haven’t shared any post in two weeks but I apologise for that and I’m back with new goodies!

The Golden Globes 2018 was indeed very epic! In fact, I wouldn’t let this go without chipping a thing or two about the event. So, everyone knows about the sexual harassment that happened in Hollywood by notable producers which didn’t go down well with people.

So, the theme of the GG2018, was to dress in black against every sexual harassment- “Time’s Up” to be precise. There, Oprah gave her heartfelt speech as she received her award. I could go on about the GG2018 but I was totally impressed by the elegance, style and fashion from the event. I could say almost everyone dressed up to the nines!

Here are my best dressed!




For me, the best dressed didn’t really have to do with exposing too much skin. I rather picked chic, easy and less complicated style but yet sophisticated.

Did you see the Golden Globes? Who are your best dressed, Let’s know in the comment section!

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#AlaraLagos x #Vliscoandco: A Cultural Evening!

Hey guys, 

How is this season treating you? I have been way too busy but here’s something from #lastfridaynight!

In one sentence, I can say that Nigerians are “woke” people. This is my first luxury event in Lagos. I have been quite a few places but a luxury event is way too different. In a luxury event, attendees are only “creme-de-la-creme, then you have a reserved spot selected media company. 


Last Friday night, I had the opportunity of going to the most talked about luxury stores in Lagos-Alara Lagos. At a point, it was one of my “must-go” places in Lagos but didn’t have the pocket to go (if you know what I mean) and now, I had a free ticket to go do some content.

So, Vlisco organised an cultural event with AWCA (A White Space Creative Agency) at Alara Lagos to show a presentation by a team of Nigerian talents/creatives to give their own idea of creativity using Vlisco prints. It’s a search for what the future of fashion holds for Vlisco wax Company by Nigerian creatives. Actually, this means a lot!

The creative team- Tokyo James as a menswear fashion designer, Daniel Obasi as art direction, photography & styling, Karo Akpokiere as the illustrator, Abiola Oulusola as womenswear fashion designer and others.

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From Tokyo James’s Collection

The team came up with something super creative and I couldn’t be happier about the collection. I loved the details about the Tokyo James collection because it had ant and flamingo appliques on the fabrics. It showed the bold, daring man and a risk taker in terms of style!

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The ant applique/detail from Tokyo James Collection

The Alara store has interesting details and would make your mouth water at each luxury item. From the store, there were body grooming products such as skincare line-Epara, there were other luxury Italian perfumes as well. 

Epara Skincare preoducts


I thought the only places I could find mules and luxury clutch bags were online stores like Asos, Zara, and the likes but Alara stores featured each of these expensive items. I loved the artistic display of cultural items like cultural/ print-inspired chairs, there were beaded crowns, bracelets, all the things you would admire in a cultural setting. The architectural structure of the building played a huge role in the comfortability and coziness of the store. It’s a space well managed and well thought out. Just like a rich home, you find staircases leading you to the direction of the items you want to purchase.

Round Strap bags at Alara Lagos!





What would I do in a luxury store than to take good pictures of the items and remembering a quote one of my American friends taught me..“the best luxury is looking at things”- from Erin. I looked, gazed, stared until I felt awkward but I wished there was more than enough to pick one or two things.Someday I would!

I couldn’t go to the famous restaurant to eat because it was dark and of course one drink wouldn’t cause so much harm, would it? (Let me know if you have been there)!

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If you have been to Alara Store or the restaurant in Lagos, please feel free to comment! What’s the least expensive item in the store or the restaurant? Don’t forget to like, share this article and follow my IG page : thevickieo/@thelazyoutfitter

Ditch That Crap! Here Are 5 Reasons I Would Purchase A HeartDictions Planner!


I could put my words on replay! I need a Heartdictions Planner (2018). I wouldn’t have made such a decision if I didn’t try out the 2017 planner.

Growing up in a strict home has taught me some life-long lessons but there were lessons I discovered myself! My teenage years were full of “you need to manage your time”, “you need to multitask” and “give your younger ones work to do” (meaning division of labour).

Basically, I had a body clock and a brain to tell me “this is time for this or that” but never felt the need to write it down somewhere. Fast forward my adulting years, I grew up with that but still had some disorganisations pending in my life.

Not until I decided I wanted my life planned, wanted my goals met and be precise about certain things in life I made the decision to help me get an “organiser”. Sorry, but phone or google calendars aren’t really effective for me because even if I set an alarm and I’m still not done with my an activity, I still postpone it or ignore.


From the first page, you can tell it’s a planner that has seen better days. I used the life out of the planner and it definitely served me well! I usually put my signature on any book I buy so, there was my stamp on the top right.

Without much fuss, I chose the adire-inspired design of the hardcover planner, the most important reasons are the benefits which has helped me in deciding why I’m getting the 2018 Heartdicitons planner.


1: I got my activities written down in the dates: In January, I noticed there were a lot of activities in January I had to do so, I made a one-month “writing down of activities” and ticked each activity done for every day.

At the end of every month, there are weekly goals for the whole month to keep you going. Also, the monthly budget at the end of the month to help you keep track of how much you spent and saved.


What my January activities look like: I ticked the days I either forgot or didn’t do a major task.

2: Each month has an inspiring quote: Trust me, I look forward to each month, the words speak to me. There are challenging times I really needed motivational quotes and found those quite helpful. Some of my favourite quotes are; “the secret to getting ahead is getting started” (January quote). Trust me, I needed that push, January is a month to put in work and focus. Seeing that made me put some effort. “good things are going to happen“(November quote, “keep going” (July quote), “never stop believing” (September quote)

3: Evaluating my goals: At some point I needed to know how far I have gone with my goals those things I achieved this year and thank God for dates, I could remember the exact day it happened. Halfway through, the Heartdictions planner has a space to review your goals with the monthly and weekly pages.


June for me was a month I didn’t accomplish much. As clearly seen, I had to be at the NYSC camp and when I got back, I needed to plan myself on how to get a PPA, finance my transportation etc. So, there was a lot of thinking and errands to run without documentation.

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Here’s a snippet of my February monthly overview. I marked some major goals in February, had some To Do investments etc.

4: I found the colouring pages therapeutic for me: Trust me, the last time I drew anything or coloured stuff was in primary school. I saw the colouring pages and I thought “whoa, what would I colour stars, lines, birds etc” not until last week Sunday I was in the car (back seat) and I got out real crayons to colour one of the most important months to me (May). It was a complicated Owl but as soon as I started colouring, I felt relieved and de-stressed. I was happy to bring life to the inanimate drawing! Honestly, it reminded me of my love for art and why I hadn’t gone to University of Lagos to study visual arts (much pained). I expect to see more art in the 2018 edition.



There are only 3 cons I have here, the price, weight and omitted month.

Price: The planner is about N5,000 plus N1,000 for delivery. In total N6000. I thought this was a bit costly because I checked other planners and they were reasonably N3,000-N4000. But then,the others has dates, TO DO lists that’s all. I didn’t really like the colours. But then HeartDictions planner has competitive advantage. It’s beautiful designs, the functions e.g budget review, weekly goals, monthly goals etc. The printed colours didn’t fade, it’s durable, the spiral binding is epic and all. Honestly, 6k kinda-sorta peppered me but I considered that the cost of printing was expensive indeed. I personally wanted to do a printing on a piece of cloth and the prices weren’t friendly. So, I can relate. But then again, if I could purchase a N6,000 shoes or clothe set for N12,000, I shouldn’t have my big mouth complaining about important things to help me through life.

Weight: Not much of a problem but anytime I carried my laptop bag to work, the weight of the planner didn’t help that much. I thought it was a bit heavy but if you want the book so contain all those fun, important things, why complain about it?

Omitted Month: Yea, some things were done manually about the planner . The month of October was omitted (mistakenly) and I wasn’t productive that month because by then, I was used to writing stuff out and marking schedule etc. I complained to the brand owner and she apologised sincerely for it and gave me an amazing discount pls FREE DELIVERY (let it sink). So, this alone is encouraging to close my eyes and get the 2018 planner. Talk about customer service, they scored a huge point!

I’m glad I bought the 2017 planner, I’m looking forward to the 2018 but I need to save some change for it. Latest by end of December or January, I’d purchase a new one. So, if you are looking for something productive to do, BUY A HEARTDICTION PLANNER. Save N1,000 every two weeks starting from now, before end of January, you would have saved enough to purchase one.

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WHat the 2018 planner looks like!

Have you used a planner? What did you love about your planner? Let’s hear your ideas in the comment section!

Pls, Like Share post to friends to would need a planner for 2018!

I Chose A Pyjamas Top & Styled It At The GTB Fashion Weekend!

This post is long overdue but it has to be written!



The Guaranty Trust Bank is one of the five-star commercial banks in Nigeria. They are known for their CSR and recently, their contribution to building Small & Medium Enterprise in the Food industry and the fashion industry.

Just in its second year of carrying out this project, this year turned out to be so much fun and aesthetically pleasing! Unlike the previous GTBank Fashion Weekend last year, there were props, clean mobile toilets and a spacious event centre. There was the Pop Up Sales stores by different Nigerian brands in the building and outside and the prices were relatively affordable.

I wanted the Masterclasses but managed to attend one-The Vanessa Kingori Class. She’s the New British Vogue Publisher. There was a lot to learn from her. 

I couldn’t have gone alone duh..I went with my partner-in-crime (@wanshygirl) and we had as much fun as possible. If I could I would drop all the pictures here! Also, I met a friend I hadn’t seen for 15 years! 

See details below!





It was a FRUGA-WANDER-kinda journey, we hopped from a BRT bus, Keke Napep to trekking! What a life!





Met my childhood friend I hadn’t seen for 15 solid years. She’s now a vlogger (@nubiaqween). How time flies!



I decided to rock the pyjamas trend just because it was a big trend earlier this year and haven’t even tried it. Pjs can be in floral prints, cotton or silk but best worn or styled in silk. I paired it up with a slim-fit denim with some Parisian vibe! I also loved the Graphic tee and culottes Ebun styled herself in!

Outfit details:

Top: PJs top 

Pants: Denim

Shoes: White Mountain shoes

I Wore A Dinner Dress By Touch-By-Asoebigirl & I Loved It!

Hey guys,

It’s been a minute! Last weekend, I had to attend a Gospel album launch which was like a dinner event-red carpet and stuff.



If you know me too well, you would know I love to patronize #madeinnigeria brands. Some of the designers do an amazing job but they aren’t well known by the public. Touch By-Asoebigirl is a Nigerian womenswear brand that focuses on making unique, stylish outfits for women.

For the woman whose style is about class, sophistication & personality and of course- budget, Touch By Asoebi Girl is your one true choice. I can say that I confidently used one stone to kill two-beasts (literally, just keep reading to know

Flashback to a week before the event, I had zero idea on what to wear, I’m not a fan of “ready-made” Balogun wears trust me, you may find someone else wearing you dress-nobody steals my show!

The creative director was away to South Africa which got me panicking! I tried a few designers but they didn’t really satisfy me. I had to beckon on her because I scrolled through her IG page and loved what I saw.

 I wanted a simple but very sophisticated look but with a budget. My budget was from NGN 10,000- NGN 12,000. I also wanted the velvet and organza fabric together. How it will work out well was clearly not my business.

The Sketch

Click on the link to view the Touch By Asoebi Brand

Right there in South Africa, she sent me three different sketches- I picked one and fell absolutely in love with it. Fast forward three days to the event, my dress was ready! How I love my life-planned and working out well! I literally STOLE the event!





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Did I mention I accessorized my dress with an old perfume bottle? Yes, seriously!


I’m planning to buy a bigger perfume bottle for future purposes *winks* and I also plan to keep more perfume bottles for other DIY purposes.

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I lodged at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos. That’s another story for another day! If you are familiar with the three buildings-it’s the 1004 storey buildings that are mainly for apartments. Islanders would know this place!

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The pictures didn’t do justice to this dress but I promise to re-rock this piece and get a clearer picture plus angle!

Do you love my dress? Follow Touch by Asoebigirl for more classy and sophisticated plus budget-friendly dress.


There’s A Social Media Influencer Academy For Bloggers In Italy!

Hey guys,

As much as this news is quite exciting, my bank account hasn’t been smiling to afford a degree in Italy. Conde Nast just launched their digital academy in Italy called the Social Academy where digital influencers will get certified.


People don’t understand the underestimation by brands that fashion bloggers/fashion influencers face especially here in Nigeria. That is about to change! Fashion influencers, beauty influencers, digital influencers will now have a certificate like a normal profession. How cool is that?

According to WWD,  The main purpose of the initiative is to teach the correct way to use social media, which focuses on quality content and respect for ethical standards. These include being specific about advertised posts and managing the number of followers and likes with transparency. 

The school programmes begin in November and will be the first digital influencer school in Italy to offer such privileges to a new generation of bloggers or content creators.

I’m screaming with excitement!!

Feature: What Chimamanda Says About Fashion!

Hey guys,

Today this post isn’t going to be like the normal “how  I wore this” or “how I styled that” or “how I thrifted this”. I can’t possibly be the only interesting event going on in the fashion 

I love Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie so much. I want to express my thoughts wildly like her in writing and in fashion. She has a thing for Nigerian fashion and hence has been patronising a lot of Nigerian brands. 

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See her slaying in the Nigerian brand (The Ladymaker) amongst many other clothes she rocks to the red carpet. When interviewed about her fashion and style she said a lot! Where you expecting any controversial statements? Well, she always speaks “Igbo proverbs” and always leaves an epistle…Did you even know she won best dressed in school?

I’d leave you to her epistle, please read!

My mother always dressed us well. Me in little girl dresses cinched at the waist, my brothers in suits and well-ironed shirts. To go out, she said, we had to di ka mmadu, which translates literally to look like a person. We spoke both Igbo and English at home, but she always said this in Igbo, the more poetic language, as though to validate with metaphor her belief in dressing well. There were frequent market visits to buy yards of fabric, trips to the tailor to be measured. But store-bought clothes — we called them ready-made — were the highlights, preferred partly because the sewing had no imperfections, and partly because tailors were cheap and ubiquitous, and so the less common became the more desirable. If my professor father traveled to Europe for a conference, I looked forward to dresses from abroad, and I loved them more fiercely for being foreign. My much-older sisters, Ijeoma and Uche, were stylish figures, one in medical school and the other studying pharmacy, and I spent my teenage years wearing their hand-me-downs. I remember a silver-coloured skirt suit from the conservative Ijeoma, with an elegantly adult peplum. I wore it to church at 15. And from the more inventive Uche, a fitted dress in cream jersey, two sashes draped in front, from shoulder to hip, crossing at the middle. And black harem trousers, with ruching that gathered at my calves, so strange that my classmates giggled when I wore them to a friend’s birthday party. I loved those clothes, incongruous though they might have been. In them, I felt free of self-consciousness, comfortable enough to laugh along to the well-meaning puzzlement of my peers.


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Ngozi Chimamanda in Grey Projects


When I studied medicine for a year at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka I was voted Best Dressed Girl. A classmate said: “Congratulations, even though you wear some things that I don’t understand.” I laughed. Perhaps he meant the green crochet top and black bell-bottom trousers I had found in my mother’s old trunk from the 1960s. I was drawn to clothes that were slightly unusual, quietly quirky, as long as they never sank to the level of costume. If I had a style mantra it was to wear what I liked. Yet when I moved to the US to attend college, I began to wear clothes I disliked. My fiction was getting published, I was keen to be taken seriously, and I had noticed the backward treatment of women in western culture: women interested in clothes or make-up were labeled frivolous, their intelligence became suspect, and they risked being easily dismissed in intellectual circles. So I wore what I imagined would make me look worthy of seriousness. It took years, and success, before I began again to wear the clothes I truly wanted to wear. I gloried in buying ready-made clothing at American discount stores, and later when I could afford to, in department stores. I discovered online shopping. I browsed and ordered and returned.

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She’s in Amarelis Atelier

Looking at Nigerian designs online became my favourite time-waster. Here was bliss: clothes cut to account for breasts, an ethos of clothing as pleasure rather than status, the casual presence of sleeves. I took screenshots of what I liked. My cousin Ogechukwu placed the orders. They were delivered to my Lagos home. If I happened to be in the US, they would be sent to me there. Some of the clothes I fell for as soon as I put them on. Others did not live up to their promise. There was an abundance of poor-quality zippers that needed changing. I discovered, above all else, that price is not an accurate gauge of quality and that there is far more talent than opportunity and infrastructure, a fact perhaps true of most industries in Nigeria. So far, my favourite brands are Fia Factory and Grey, the former beautifully offbeat, the latter timeless with deft touches of originality, both careful about fabric and finish. To a Diorfashion show in Paris, I wore a dress by Ladunni Lambo, a young designer who might well become a star because of her rare mix of consciousness and introspection. Her deconstructed dresses made from stiff aso-oke feel like exquisite armours. I thought I disliked sequins until I found a top by Wanger Ayu, with self-assured furry green sleeves and a silver-sequinned bodice. I wore it, with patterned trousers by Grey, to the New York Times’ “Times Talks” conversation series, and felt vainly pleased with the surprise of people who did not think the clothes were Nigerian.

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But my best-loved purchase is a white dress from the improbably named label She’s Deluxe, owned by a young woman in Abuja. A modern long-sleeved cotton shift with a sly cut-out at the shoulder, which I wore to the American Academy of Arts and Letters induction in New York. I recently ordered another dress from her. “Pay a deposit so I can go to the market and buy the fabric,” she told my cousin, which I found an endearing example of Nigerian striving. I decided to call it my Project Wear Nigerian and planned to have photos put up on my Facebook page, the only social media I have. But my 20-year-old twin nieces Chisom and Amaka, full of that terrifying millennial savoir-faire, laughed. “Aunty you should have an Instagram page,” Amaka said. “We’ll handle it for you.” They were unhappy with the first photos I took. Not bright or clear enough, they said. Their eyes are conditioned to the ersatz poses and stylised photos of social media, where people dress specifically to be photographed in well-lit spaces. Book events are not usually photo-friendly, too dark, too indifferent to optics. And it doesn’t help that I loathe being photographed. A camera before me results automatically in my being knotted with awkwardness: finger-twiddling, breath-holding, mouth-twisted, body off-kilter. Now, six months later, my nieces have made peace with the photos not being Instagram-perfect. “At least they’re real,” they said, as scant consolation. We have a routine: I have pictures taken at my events and I send them to my best friend Uju, my cousin Ogechukwu and my nieces. They make the selection, as I am known to have terrible taste in my own photos, and the photo is put up, with the brands’ Instagram handles. I have practical hopes for my project, that it shows Nigerian fashion as it is, not a museum of “traditional African” clothes but a vibrant and diverse industry, and that it brings recognition to the brands. But it is also a personal and political statement. At a time of political uncertainty, when I find myself questioning the future of the two countries I call home — Nigeria and the US — this project is an act of benign nationalism, a paean to peaceful self-sufficiency, a gesture towards what is still possible; it is my uncomplicated act for complicated times.

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How wouldn’t you love Chimamanda! I bet if she takes any chance at being a designer, she would nail it and be successful at it!

Do you think she is stylish after all? Well, let’s hear it in the comment section!

Fashion: My 2 Cents On This Balenciaga Triangle Bag!

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Hey guys,

Here goes my first post for this month! I have been busy with a lot of activities from the Lagos Fashion Design Week and another fashion week tomorrow.

Anyways, just before the year runs out, I have been longing for Balenciaga as a whole. Though there has been a lot of critique about the Balenciaga products. People have their opinions about the logo which makes their product very expensive. Stuff like “remove the logo and the product would be as cheap as a thrift store product” check twitter for the most horrible comments.

Balenciaga’s new Creative Director -Demna Gvasalia is doing quite a good job if you want my opinion. From the time he re-invented his $1450 two-toned denim and making fashion icons purchase it, I though he must be good. He’s thinking out of the box! Well, that’s what fashion should be about you know, we have had square bags, rectangular bags, and all the bag shapes that have 4 sides. He thought about making trianular bags which of course, sold out or are elitist in nature.

I personally appreciate this bag and don’t mind purchasing it if I have a few dollars to spare. Love everything about the shape, the size and other features like the strap attached to it. Only quirky fashion babes would totally get this. If you love street style just like me, this is one bag trend you have to hop on!

Balenciaga Triangular Bag






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