What I wore – Maxi Loving

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Let me tell you the story of that lace top I am wearing, I got it last year at the L’Espace Christmas sales party,  I remember when I picked it up and was checking it out, some so called fashion guru beside me were whispering at how ugly the top was and were looking like me like I must be really nuts to even look at the top I knew it looked like a plain old granny lace top at the time but my instincts felt the top. So I paid for it, took it home, got Obioma (roadside tailor) to slimfit the sleeves, it had this wide sleeves when I purchased it, I hate those sleeves as they make me appear bigger than it is. I also had the sides slimmed for a better fit and voila the top in all its gorgeousness even my sister who couldnt understand the top initially had to confess it made perfect sense now.

I have always bought clothes with my sixth sense, I always could see the potentials in clothes people wont give a second thought which is why I guess I am so successful at thrifting.  The maxi is a simple laid back style, a maxi skirt or dress and the right accessories and you are cool chic to go. What do you think of my maxi style?IMG_0070 Continue reading What I wore – Maxi Loving

High Low Swagu!

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I have had this top for quite a while, actually the boyfriend got it for me but I just never wore it , that long flowy low is not really my goto style, it has too much swagu shii going on about it. Well yesterday, I dusted it outta the wardrobe, its black and white so I paired it with my neon pink pants that has also made an appearance on the blog before, threw on the booties and caught the swag. Clothes can do that truly, they can give you swag! Check me out for proof, lool!IMG_0063 Continue reading High Low Swagu!

Keeping it Neutral

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I unconsciously can never keep everything neutral, I always have to introduce an element of fun in form of color. In this case, I had to introduce the colorful crayon neckpiece. I am really serving poses in this pictures, blame it on the camera. Lol!IMG_0049 Continue reading Keeping it Neutral

Fashionati on Instagram

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Glam up Ur LBD by throwing on bold accessories like my
Rose di Omimi neckpiece and cross ring. Don’t forget Ur sunnies ofcourse even when its drizzling like in my pix above. Lol Continue reading Fashionati on Instagram

Dots + Ripped

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I cant stop grinning at the quality of the pictures. My camera came in on Monday. I took the pictures yesterday and the moment I transferred them to my system, I went wooow! The difference is definitely very clear. It didn’t even need editing. I am so super glad I splurged on the Canon 1100D.IMG_0021

On another note, I feel like I have been too relaxed on this blog, I have got so many ideas for it, so many things I want to do but somehow I have been too scared to step out of my comfort zone and reach for so much more. You know that saying that the only obstacle between you and achieving what you want is yourself. It is so true atleast I feel that way in my own case.IMG_0025

Are you out there reading this blog and feeling just how I feel right now? Are you scared to step out of your comfort zone? Or have you been there before? Pray share and let me know how you did it or plan to do it. I am going to be sharing every step I take with you all also.IMG_0022IMG_0026

Do have a nice week and trust that this camera is still shacking me and therefore there will be more update before the weeks runs out. Ciao.

Jeans and pokadot top is from Balogun Market, Shoes – Rampage, Bag – Asos

 

 

 

What I wore- Velvet and Green Florals

20130625_172846I guess I am on a roll today. Two outfit post in a day. This one is actually today’s outfit since I got some time on my hand, I figured I might as well update it. The velvet pant has been featured here on the blog before here. Hope you all had a great day. I am totally exhausted about now. I will just have some pineapples for dinner and sleep. A Girl has got to keep her shape you know as I am just too lazy to work out.

In other news, Is J Cole blaaaady bad or whaaaat? I love love love the new Album – Born Sinner. Y’all need to get hooked on that Album if you haven’t already. I swear I cant remember the last time I went ballistic over an album like this. Its real dope. On that note, I am outta here with my “crooked smile”. Stay Blessed and dont forget to hook up with me on Instagram- @fashionati. I update daily.20130625_172454 Continue reading What I wore- Velvet and Green Florals

Maxivive unveils its 2013/2014 collection themed " ITELE " at the Whitespace on Sunday June 30, 2013

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According to the great psychologist Erik Erickson, who propounded the psycho-social theories of development believes that personality develops in series of stages. His theory describes the impact of social experience across the whole life span.
There are 8 major stages in this theory; the first 5 stages of which are before the age of 18 while the remaining 3 spreads across age 19 till death.
For this year, we found the inspiration for our 2013/2014 collection themed “ITELE” BY MAXIVIVE from the last two stages of psycho-social development which are:
Generativity vs. Stagnation
Ego Integrity vs. Despair.
The former which explains how we tend to settle down within a relationship, begin our families, develop a sense of being part of a bigger picture and also giving back to the society through our productivity, community activities and children. Failure to achieve these objectives we stagnate.
On the other hand, ego integrity vs. despair, explains how we tend to slow down our productivity and explore life as a retired person. it’s during this time that we contemplate our accomplishment and develop our integrity if we see ourselves living a successful life, the reverse which is despair. In a lay-man’s language debrief of the relationship between psychology and fashion in this collection is the revolution of a man’s career all around the world returning to his homeland after gaining his “ego integrity” with enough ideas,fabrics,techniques,and experience all put together in a well thought-out manner to produce each exclusive piece in the collection and giving it a royal finishing.
“ITELE” by maxivive is a double-capsule collection which consists of earthy colours and a pop-of-colour symbolizing “royalty”. The capsules which are named “ITELE OBA” (king’s shoe) and ITELE IJOYE (chiefs shoes).
I am totally excited, I cant wait to see what’s going to be unveiled.

What I wore- Denim Jumpsuit

20130622_163358Overalls and dungarees are bang on trend this season. I have had this denim jumpsuit for over a year now. Got them second hand from a friend who deals in second hand clothing. I haven’t worn them much but with the whole grunge look dominating, I figured I’d give mine a dusting and werk it. I musta rocked IT, my neighbor asked me if I now work in showbiz. Lol!20130622_163534 Continue reading What I wore- Denim Jumpsuit

What I wore- Dark shades on like I cant see You…

20130617_175544Bet you are wondering what my caption is all about. Lol! Blame it on the sales boy who sold those shades to me.  I knew I needed a pair of round shades in my life so I went to the market in search of one. As soon as I informed the shop attendant I needed a pair of round sunnies, he asked if I meant “burner Boi’s shades”?

I did an automatic flashback to Burner Boi in that famous and classic video “Like to party” so I figured that was it. Cut a long story short, he got me this one, I tried it on, liked it, paid and decided to swagger out of the shop with my dark shades on and Burner Boi’s “Like to Party playing in my head. 20130617_175654 Continue reading What I wore- Dark shades on like I cant see You…

What I wore- Ankara dress by Chinkara Designs

20130614_184319I 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.20130614_183911

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