I love African fashion and would really love to buy Nigerian more. I am a fashion lover with limited funds and have always thought Nigerian designers too costly, I understand that some are really pricey because of the quality of their product coupled with the prevalent economic and power condition in the country. Some of these designers have to buy their fabrics outside the country, have to work round the clock on generators, pay their staff amidst other things. Basically running a business in this rich country of ours is very very expensive. No thanks to our corrupt leaders .
I digress though, So back Nigerian designers, I check the cost of some of their designs online and simply whistle as I know my little budget cant accommodate those purchases, at least not yet. I really must give kudos to events like LPM and co that make it possible for us to come across some young designers with great pieces and at very affordable rate too. I attended LPM for the very first time early this year and came across this very talented designer – Chinkara designs. I thought her wares made from Ankara fabrics were very pretty, stylish, colorful and nicely cut. So I approached her stand with trepidation convinced she was going to be overpriced as usual. I was pleasantly surprised at the prices, my eyes popped and in my head I was going wow! wow!! wow!!! Suffice it to say I got this dress from her and it cost me less than N5000, I was going to get a pant from her too unfortunately my ass wont fit in.
If you are interested in buying Nigerian like me but scared they are too pricy, do check out events like LPM if you are in Lagos, DMP in Abuja and you would be amazed at the talent we got here and very very affordable too.
LPM- Le Petit Marche Nigeria holds every last Saturday of the Month at Imperial place, 27 Ajose Adeogun Victoria Island Lagos, 12- 7 pm.
DMP- Designers Market place take place on the first Saturday of every month at City Park (Behind Diamond Bank), Ahmadu Bello Way, Wuse 2, Abuja. Continue reading What I wore- Ankara dress by Chinkara Designs
Took this photos last year when I first chopped my hair off, was going through my camera recently and stumbled on them. I decided to share. PS- I have recently chopped my hair again. I guess I just love the feel of cold water on my hair.
I am still on leave. I go to bed as late as 3 pm and wake as late as 11 am, the life :D. I am just so sad this would be over soon. My leave is for two weeks while one week was spent gallivanting up and down Lagos and Nigeria, the other week I am spending at home sleeping, catching up on movies and books. I need that peace before the craziness of work and Lagos life sets in again.This outfit was during my gallivanting week, wore this hook up with the boo and family. Love how the gold metallic sandals elevated the simple Tee and pant combo. What do you think? Continue reading Think Velvet and Gold Metallics.
Funny I have had this Silk print shirt for almost a year, got it during one of my thrifting ventures but somehow just never found the right jean or skirt to wear with it to get that fit I sought. I had almost given up on it when these colorful denim pant came into my life. I got them to pair with my pink jacket but unfortunately both pinks were off. Does this happen to you? I got that pink pant convinced it would work with the blazer, tried both at night in semi darkness, thanks to Nepa or Phcn (my Nigerian readers understand me perfectly here), only to try both out the next morning and realized the colors were off, as in you cannot manage it totally off. Panic mode activated.When stuff like this happens to me, I tend to panic, reason been that I am almost always running late with preparation for work, every second is crucial so any minor setback such as say a stain on the dress or colors not co-ordinating as was the case this day means I am definitely going to be late to work.In panic, I attacked my wardrobe, pulling out different clothes to try out, the ones that seemed like they could work were rumpled, no power to iron them. I was still in my frenzy state, sighing and cursing when the silk shirt fell out. I stared at it in epiphany, picked it up, matched it with the pink pant I still had on and smiled. This would work, I just knew it! I wore them and voila, end product. What do you think?
Continue reading What I wore- Silk Print shirt
I am currently lusting these things. I feel like my wardrobe is currently incomplete without these items. I have worn my one denim shirt to death and though I love the faded color it has now acquired, I know that it sorely does need an assistant.
I crave this white blazer from Zara. I am convinced all of my outfit is incomplete without it. I am totally convinced this is the ultimate blazer all my dresses, skirts, shorts and pants need to achieve that total chic look. Sigh!
Continue reading My Lust list
I am still loving me some more and more neon! Remember when i gushed about the Karen Ubani’s new collection here. I gushed on the Satin wide legged pant but after I got it, I didnt like the fit. I hit her up and she offered to have them changed. The moment I set my eyes on this neon prints straight pants I fell hard, I mean its got Neon green prints? Its high waisted and very budget friendly too! Whats not to love? I knew the moment I tried on the pant that when I do wear it, I want to play up the neon. In other news, my sister is so utterly sick of how I go on and on on these neon thingy. Lol! Continue reading What I wore- Neon Prints
Henry, Dhebbie and myself
I got so much Love today I am absolutely grateful. I said it on my facebook page before and on my BBM too. I am absolutely thankful for all the love shown me. I am totally overwhelmed and absolutely embarrased by all the love. As you can tell from the pictures, it was a fun day. I barely managed to get anything done in the office but hey, its allowed only for Today. I am the birthday girl afterall! 😀On days like this, one is tempted to think one’s life and see all that all that one is yet to achieve, while this is also good as growth is absolutely necessary in life, birthdays are also time to take in all that we already have and be thankful! Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me
Hi guys, hope you are all having a cool Sunday Mine is all work sadly. You know its all cool to match your animal prints too yeah? I have had the snake print leggings for a while now, guys just don’t seem to get it. Lol! The Obsidian top was bought on sale at L’Espace during their December party for N3500. It had large wide hands when I got them, my sister thought they were ugly but I knew they had potentials plus I mean, the fabric is lace duhh! So anyway I got a tailor to slim the sleeves and sides, wore it backwards as the low cut was originally intended for the back and voila, my sis didnt recognize the top anymore, she actually now likes it. Beat that huh?
I have been carrying this bag all week, I am always lazy with changing bags, you know how you have to move everything, make up bag, shades, wallet and all from one bag to the other, I am always in too much of a hurry for that but if its absolutely necessary, ofcourse then I have to. In this case after dressing up, the bag just seemed natural to the get up. It sort of brightened the outfit I think. What do you think? Would you be mixing your animal prints? Continue reading What I wore- Animal Prints