What I wore – Denim and Lace


These days I feel like I have got nothing to wear anymore which is not funny because I have got a wardrobe full of clothes. I know what my problem is though, Its the fact that I haven’t bought any new clothes or shoes , jeweleries, sunglasses anything at all in the last two months, I am discounting things I bought for my trad wedding ofcourse. I wore this out on Sunday, the whole look was built around the lace top. I love how its off the shoulder and sheer, paired it with the high waist pants for a casual Sunday afternoon look. Continue reading What I wore – Denim and Lace

Style Spotlight – Kim Kardashian post North West

Kim Kardashian

Yaay! Kim is back and banging hot! Is it just me or is Kim’s style post North West ticking all the right boxes? What I love most is how she is full on the boobs, very curvy and petite and yet slays all these looks. She is glowing! All those nine months of dressing for two is finally over and I feel she is boldly saying to the critics. Check me out now and run your mouths. Ofcourse now the attention is on her face and how its somewhat altered. Sigh… people will always talk sha. I dont even see what they are about on her face. She is beautiful biko. End of story!

Kim is showing how to dress the curvy body, who knew full boobs could come out so beautifully in clothes, these fashion people were almost convincing us designers only design for the rail thin no boobs girls. Thank you Kim! You guys still wondering why this girl is popular?

Seriously if this Kanye’s work, then maybe just maybe, he is indeed who he says he is ūüėÄ and just maybe we all need to also look inwards too and seek some good fashion advice from our partners, whatchu think? huh? Coz Kim has never looked so good. She is taking fashion risk and totally slaying, she looks so freakum good she deserved a style post. ¬†Soooo I ask again, Is it just me, who is and has always been a Kimye fan or is her post baby style the “chicznit”?

By the way, Kim should totally do an underwear line for the bosomed chic coz she sure knows how to pack them.  Continue reading Style Spotlight РKim Kardashian post North West

Street style Photos from the Lagos Fashion and Design week

One of my favorite thing to do ever is people watching, I love seeing beautiful and stylish individuals. I used to think it wasn’t right and must be peculiar to me but thanks to the internet, I have come to realize I am not alone in this and that some people have even made a job outta this- I am talking streetstyle photographers . We have all come to agree that even more fascinating than the shows on the runway is the show outside the runway aka the real life representation of the runway. The streetstyle this year didn’t exactly carry enough punch to knock us out but we had some that made major impact. I came across some and ofcourse had to share. Continue reading Street style Photos from the Lagos Fashion and Design week

Sequins and plaids

Sequins and plaids
To wear sequins to work, keep the colors dark and in the same color spectrum.   The dark shade would play down the sparky effect.

Bllack by Noir black sequin shirt

Helmut Lang slim black blazer

sequins and denims

sequins and denims
Sequins are sure show stoppers, nothing says here I am, in your face like a good sequin piece, its guaranteed to stand you out in the crowd and a lot of us seem to think that sequins are reserved for night outings, parties and event where you seek to make maximum statement with your appearance. This is so not true, dust off your sequin pieces and put them to maximum use  today. You can pair them with a pair of denims for day look as seen above and you could even wear them to work as will be coming up in the next post.

Blue sequin tank

Blue jeans

Hesey Designs presents her Independence collection inspired by the Nigerian Map


Made with the finest fabrics and drawing inspiration from the Nigerian Map, Hesey designs present its iconic map bag. This all so creative bag made with the finest fabrics makes a great outing bag. It could easily add a nice touch to your casual look. . It is spacious enough to fit a Wallet, phone, money, keys, make-up, note pad, small makeup purse, and a lot more. The bags are lovely and guaranteed to catch an extra eye.

To purchase the iconic map bag, kindly contact Hesey designs ¬†–¬†ESEOGHENE ODIETE ,¬†Creative Director on¬†08169357756, 08094478956,BB PIN: 29481CFA. Happy Independence day.

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Naomi Campbell on Racism in Fashion


“Are you essentially accusing the industry that you have done very well in of racism?” asked the white interviewer “really” surprised. Just because one model is top shot¬†doesn’t¬†justify or rationalize having a sprinkle of black models on the runway seasons after seasons. I am very excited with this campaign. I can only imagine how tough and frustrating it must be as a black model in Fashion.

Some people have argued that if we have more black top designers, this would help, we pray for this to happen so fast also but it is not happening yet and we do have black models and they do need the job besides I wouldn’t think it fair for a black top designer to use only black models that would be racist and that is exactly Naomi’s point. It might not even be obvious to the designers and casting crew but then as with everything subconsciously abnormal someone needs to call attention to it. Its not about the few models who have been able to get a breakthrough because some years, some designers are looking for a certain look for their show, it should be about balance, making sure that eash fashion season, everyone, black, white, Asian, red all get a chance. Well said Naomi and kudos to the Diversity team because already I see changes and increased participation of models of colors on spring 2014 runways.

I also wondered at how the interview went from diversity and the lack of it to all that personal talk first on the Charles Taylor incident and then that stupidest talk ever about positive anger and negative anger clearly alluding to Naomi’s anger issues, ¬†he must think Naomi dumb to go with that flow. Of course I loved how home girl (permit me to famz) shut him down.

I have never lived outside this country so I am not familiar with racism. I have Blacks like me around me all the time but from watching this interview, I could glean a bit of the frustration Blacks must feel in their society. Now because of the press the Diversity in Fashion campaign is getting as a result of the personalities championing the cause, Channel 4 is interviewing Naomi Campbell and and the white interviewer starts with that opening question asterisked above. Even in the face of all that stark figures before him from last year runway shows – a whooping 82% white, 6% black and 12% Asian, he thinks it ridiculous and unfair to refer to the fashion industry as racist simply because Naomi a single black woman has excelled in same industry.

I can just imagine a black guy who gets harassed unnecessarily by the force just because of his skin color, or doesn’t get the leadership position he so clearly deserves ahead of some under-qualified white dude complain of racism and some white dude go “How can you say we are a racist country? We voted in Obama and he is black after all. Its not about those one off success stories, it should be about every other aspect of life, of living, of equality and color blindness.

Anyway what do you think? Do you think I am overreacting?

Extra long ground sweeping pants, is that a fad now?

“Dear Genevieve,never ever ever wear your jumpsuits,trousers this long again.The length is way too long and has taken the shine off this lovely jumpsuit. We already have Operation ‚ÄúKeep Lagos Clean‚ÄĚ and I‚Äôm not quite sure it is one of your secret ambitions to join the squad” – Emmy Collins.

I was on Emmy Collins blog the other day ((by the way you guys should check out his blog – here) and read the comment above and this got me thinking. You know how some things happen too often and next thing you know we are accepting it as a norm. Really guys is this a trend? Is long , ground sweeping flared pants the new fad ? Interestingly Genevieve is not alone on this train as I have seen quite a couple of celebs jump on this wagon . E.g Solange Knowles below. Continue reading Extra long ground sweeping pants, is that a fad now?

What I wore – Oleku


In all honesty, I never intended for my Oleku to be this short. This is all my tailor’s fault. I mean this is a good three yards of material and my tailor could barely whip out a good wrapper out of it. I didn’t realize until my sister pointed it out to me that my tailor is completely wasteful with materials, you go to his workshop and half of your material is lying in his bin as waste. This is very disheartening to me as I dislike waste of any sort but then (sad face) its so hard to find a good and affordable tailor and so I am staying put.IMG_0841

Another confession, this is the very first time in my fashionista fashionati fashion conscious adult life I am tying a wrapper of any sort so I do hope I fared well. I didnt bother with gele, I am totally hopeless with that, I couldn’t tie a good gele even if there was ¬†a million dollar bet placed on it. I just cant and I blame my mother and sister for this, growing up, my every attempt at tying the gele only gets them bursting into laughter after which they advise me , for my own good not to walk out the door in whatever it is I got on my head …sigh… . You do get the general picture now I hope? Continue reading What I wore – Oleku

Street style inspiration NYFW – Two piece pants


I so loved Miroslava Duma in her  two piece pants, I just had to dedicate a post to it. Perfect execution. I will be posting more street style inspiration as I come across them., do stay tuned.