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
Sometimes all you think of while putting a look together is comfort over . I was in that frame of mind this day hence the wedge heels. They are so comfortable, I wore them throughout the day without the need for that extra pair of flats. The matchy-matchy or rather co-ord trend is major right now, I decided to jump on board. I had the suit made by my tailor, it was a remainder from one of my Aso-ebi piece. I loved the embellished floral prints on this material and so decided to put it to good use. This is the first time I am trying out the crop top trend so baby cropping, just a lil skin when I move in certain ways :D, trust you do get the general idea. Continue reading What I wore – Embellished two piece skirt and top
Excuse the loads and loads of pictures. They were so much more than this and I had to edit a whole lot out but somehow I was still left with a whole lot of them. For those of you who didn’t know already, I got married traditionally this month, Oct 4th to be precise. Its such a sweet feeling I tell you, that feeling of oneness with someone, the warmth, the care, the love and ofcourse now you can “love up” whenever, anytime without fear or worries or remorse, you know what I am talking about (wink wink). I was so happy this day, but then I am sure you can already see this from the all of my huge grins I couldn’t get off my face in the photos. Continue reading My Traditional Wedding
To wear sequins to work, keep the colors dark and in the same color spectrum. The dark shade would play down the sparky effect.
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.
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“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?
“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 “Keep Lagos Clean” and I’m 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?
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.
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
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.