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Tgif! I really don’t have much to say today but let the pictures speak a 1000 words. February started out really tough but came through in the end. It’s month of March and I’m being “all shades of broke”.
I made a list of everything I needed in life and prioritised but hey, a girl can never have enough. So, less words today so I can go on ahead and figure this “broke-cation”kinda thing..LOL
ME WHEN I THOUGHT I COULD PULL OFF MY BROTHER’S RETRO TOP AND MY BOY-SHORTS
WELL, DID I PULL ITOFF THOUGH?
ME, WHEN I DIDN’T PUT UP THIS GINGHAM DRESS SHIRT POST, PLS DON’T SHADE ME..LOL
ME, WHEN I REALISED I HAD LOW KEY ADDed MORE TO THE BUTT-CHEEK SQUAD..LOL!
SO, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO AND HOW HAS THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2017 BEEN FOR YOU?
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.
Pastels are soft colours, basically connotes the beginning of summer or announcing the summer season. Pastels are light weighted- I mean they are friendly to the eyes when looked upon. The colours are; dusty blue, dusty lilac, dusty orange, mint, pale pink etc.
How I styled my denim shirt (faded) and a pastel pink pleat skirt.
I basically wanted a cool chic look by combining these two colours simply because the skirt is so cute! The colour is absolutely soft and the pleats were well defined.
I did a bit of DIY and cut off the pleat (to a midi sized skirt) to give it this chic look. I decided to complete things up by rocking a matching jelly sandals to the look and accessorized with my layered choker.
Be fearless in matching two different pastel colours and remember to keep things minimal because less is more!
SO ladies, explore your creativity with matching pastels!
Blogging as a whole (whatever you intend doing e.g fashion blogging, entertainment blogging, sports blogging, poems, reviews etc) is not as easy as the name is easy to pronounce. This post as the name implies is going to be a bit different today more like an appreciation post.
HOW I GOT INTO BLOGGING
As a freshman at the UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, I studied Mass Communication, we were required to do a course (ONLINE JOURNALISM) which led to my opening a twitter account, I already had a Facebook account (who didn’t) and just last year November, my Instagram account- Thanks to my then ONLINEJ lecturer and Project Lecturer, DR, THERESA. I. AMOBI ( she cuddled the love of any online gig I had going on) but I wished we were taught better.
At 200l, I opened my personal blog but I was deeply into campus gist so I called it (UNILAG APROKO) but it was a pidgin blog, I kept switching names and oh boy..It gave me some kind of “rep”at the dept- I was anonymous and wanted no one to know my name (because I was the shiest girl that ever lived).
THOSE WHO INSPIRED ME.
Back in the day at the dept, some guys (UNILAG AMEBOR) had this blog that was majorly into student gist, news, campus life as a whole. I enjoyed reading their article on SUGAR BRANDS (If you don’t know this magazine as a Unilag Student, then you must have really lived in the cave- no offense). One of the guys (OPEYEMI FAMAKIN) was actually I think the most popular out of the three guys and I got to read more hilarious articles on Sugar Brands. I read his personal blog when I had the chance to and loved how thoughts flowed and how everything was so relatable! Thanks Ope If you ever get to read this.
TO BE CONTINUED…THE POST IS STARTING TO BECOME A HISTORY CLASS..WATCH OUT FOR MY NEXT POST, I’D MENTION SOME OTHER NAMES AND HOW I FINALLY FOUND MY NICHÉ
Christmas came early at the office (Kamdora) on Friday. A gifted by the Style Concierge company to one of the content team but I was lucky to share from it (Thanks at Kanyisola). So, what’s inside the box is a body oil and a facial scrub made of ginger and honey from the BathKandy Company. I can’t wait to start using the scrub because of the nutrients and my face really needs a SCRUBBBBB!
So, let’s dig in
The review of this scrub will be on another post, meanwhile, zoom out the pictures and admire the scrub because it smelt really nice when I opened it! Can’t wait for my review on it.
Recently, the sun has been “unbecoming”and I have been on the look out for sunglasses to wear back here in West Africa (Nigeria precisely). I needed something to fit the shape of my face and colour matters to me.
I picked an affordable accessory brand (Haute Signature) which fashion celebs like Akin Faminu, Cassie Daves among others have been patronising. I was at first in doubt of the colour that suited me best until I popped the question on Instagram for ideas. I picked the red one which came out really nice! Thanks Nimah Andre!
The Headwrap game is on and if you want to be on your A-game, you have to watch tonnes of vids and practise a bit more to be on top. I love African print because they are colourful, extends our culture and needs to be explored much more. Remember I did a turban post some time ago (read here)
I found Nadira (A YouTuber and Fashion blogger) who through her vid, shows how to tie an African print turban in five different ways!
Watch and learn!
Source: Nadira037 via Instagram
Other African print headgear
source: Instagram (@nanawax)
Credit: Furehx via Instagram
Credit: Instagram (@kristena_
If you like this post, share to someone who needs to learn how to tie the turban or headgear! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (_afrodame).
The bardot top/dress trend is so here to stay. The best thing about it is the comfort and classy way it makes one look and feel. I got my second serious brand collaboration with an upcoming women’s brand Laitan Offical.
She made my bardot dress in just 6hrs. I love the bell sleeves of the dress which absolutely brings out the class in the dress. I styled my African print bardot dress with a nude jelly flat sandals and my holiday gift ( I got it myself), a sunnies from Haute Signature brand. Here’s my top look!