How To Mix Ankara Prints So Easily!

Mixing Ankara prints is something I have come to love. Although many are still trying to get it right, I can say reluctantly that it’s that easy to mix Ankara prints.

To get it right, here are few ideas to consider;

  1. Consider the colours before you match. E.g. If you have a blue themed Ankara print, think about the colours that can match blue. Colours like grey, yellow, red. 
  2. Patterns can be quite confusing so deal with the basics. Things like a big floral patterns would match with small floral patterns.
  3. Let your desired style be simple and chic: It would be better to sew a two-piece with different Ankara print than trying to “patch” a dress with another print (it could work but it may not turn out well).

Let’s see how these fashionistas are bringing their A-game with the mixed prints!

 

 

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Jennifer Oseh

 

 

 

 

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Ella Moyo

 

 

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Jennifer Oseh

 

 

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Instagram: Merwwit

 

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Two Nigerian Fashion Brands I’m Swooning Over!

Nigerian fashion industry is the next big thing to boost the economy. The fashion industry as it is now is meeting the international standards. Out of the many rising brands, I find a few that tickles my fancy!

I’m not all out for the brands that have made it to the top but brands that are on their way there. Let’s dive in!

RÉ LINE by ORIRE OMATSOLA

I find this brand very interesting. I love everything about their collection at the LFDW (Lagos Fashion Design Week). What attracts you to their brand is the print patterns or what seems like “tribal” inscriptions on the fabric. By this alone, you know a RE LINE brand when you see it. 

I love the story behind the collection, it’s a bit of androgyny but still soft and playful. Their style is quite simple, comfortable, cool and chic. For the active woman, you get something of comfort and class and for the man on the move, there is something contemporary, neat and classy.

The colour combination is everything! From soft pastel colours to bright and bold colours. I love everything about this brand and I see them flying high! Take a look at some of the designs!

Credit: Instagram (@ré.lagos)

2. ERILYN BY TEMITOPE

I can simply say if you love corporate fashion and still want to look cool in them, then Erilyn by Temitope is your go-to brand for that. I love the concept behind every piece especially when she combines African print fabrics with plain fabrics.

Her style is definitely modern classic fashion and it’s timeless too!. Throwback to the time she styled Ozinna Anumudu in a print-on-print classic style. Absolutely on point! I have been looking forward to the day I’d wear an Erilyn fabric. Let me stick to the ones I can afford for now…LOL. Did you also know she recently extended her brand to the kids. It’s called ERILYN KIDS.

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Highlights From The Colours And Grey Bloggers Forum

 

 

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I was having a bad hair day but still yanked on my boy shorts and political tee with my baseball cap!

 

Hi there!

This post has been long overdue! I attended the first blogger’s forum which was meant to be a masterclass organised by COLOURS AND GREY. It’s a bloggers community designed to help bloggers grow, network with each other, share ideas and connect brands with bloggers.

For my readers who aren’t Nigerians, I don’t know if you have been to a blogger’s forum or  how a bloggers forum is held in your country (I’d love you to share in the comment section..thanks!)

I must confess I arrived REALLY LATE because of the day and time (Sunday).Anyways I bumped in when the sessions were on (Alice, the organizer was talking about Digital Marketing). The event was held at the CAPITAL SQUARE, IKOYI LAGOS.

We had a great time because learning was s much fun! We learnt about SEO, CAMPAIGNS, FACEBOOK ADS, EMAIL MARKETING, etc.We had a sumptuous meal sponsored by HEYFOODIE . I’m glad I met with other bloggers like Grace Gigi, (she runs Epiphany29, go check it out!). I also met Levy Braide (She is also the Blackwriter, check out her page please!) and a few other bloggers.

I’m glad I pushed myself out to learnt those stuff, it was simply amaZING! Oh..did I mention the goody bag I received? I got a dress from THE INDULGENCE COLLECTION  and some lingerie from BRIEF ESSENTIALS. In essence, I had a great time and relax more on Sundays!

If you have attended a bloggers forum, I’d love to hear from you!

Till next time, XOXO!

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Brief Essential Lingerie Goody Bag!
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My dress from the Indulgence Collection. I did a little DIY on the dress because it was so long and big on me.
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I chose to rock it on a Nigerian footwear brand and a choker

 

 

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Official pic from Colours And Grey! That’s Levy Braide in the white waist coat, Okolo Sarah stretching her neck!

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Valentine Breakup

Valentine Breakup

A polished Valentine look!

A polished Valentine look!

Jovani red evening gown
$1,185 – harrods.com

Charlotte Olympia handbag purse
$1,985 – net-a-porter.com

THE SLIP DRESS MINIMALIST

THE SLIP DRESS MINIMALIST

Blue dress
dailylook.com

Topshop sheer top
$93 – topshop.com

Drawstring bag
sandspointshop.com

Casio gold jewelry
$72 – asos.com

Lulu Guinness tech accessory
$42 – luisaviaroma.com

THE SLIP DRESS MINIMALIST

THE SLIP DRESS MINIMALIST

Blue dress
dailylook.com

Topshop sheer top
$93 – topshop.com

Drawstring bag
sandspointshop.com

Casio gold jewelry
$72 – asos.com

Lulu Guinness tech accessory
$42 – luisaviaroma.com

Natural Hair Care: The KUI Handy Kit Ladies Should Have!

Natural hair ladies get in here! The KUI handy kit contains essential products that will do miracles to your hair. The products have been formulated to beautifully treat your natural hair with the aim of softening and growing your hair to give you that perfect finish. The KUI product is made in Nigeria a for all types of hair!

What’s in the KUI kit?

kui3The kit contains 4 essential products every natural hair needs. It has the MOISTURISING CONDITIONER, MOISTURISING CREAM, LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER MIST and the MOISTURiSING SHAMPOO.

APPLICATION AND FUNCTION

The moisturizing shampoo is your best bet to take off dirt from the root of your hair to the tip of your hair. It is formulated to keep moisture in the hair even after washing, unlike other random products.whatsapp-image-2017-01-25-at-1-24-03-pm

The moisturizing conditioner: It’s the next product to apply on your hair after a good rinse from shampooing your hair. It’s best to apply the conditioner on the hair in sections and sealing with a shower cap for 15 minutes. This method allows the ingredients to penetrate into the hair properly.whatsapp-image-2017-01-25-at-1-23-56-pm

The moisturizing cream: You can use your moisturizing cream immediately after shampooing and conditioning. It prevents your hair from dehydrating. Once you apply your leave-in conditioner mist, you could add the moisturizing cream in a small quantity.
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The leave-in conditioner mist: This is the last product you apply on your hair after the conditioner. It’s like a spree bottle which contains water and essential oils that help to lock in moisture.

whatsapp-image-2017-01-25-at-1-24-07-pmOn a scale of 10, I give the KUI product an 8! If you can’t afford a Shea Moisture product in this recession, your KUI product is your go-to product for a healthy, natural hair. One month’s result will definitely leave your hair in good condition, new length and healthy.

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I got mine already!!