LAGOS STREET STYLE

Documenting the style-scape of Lagos, Nigeria

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18.2.19

SHAME TO THE BODY SHAMERS.

I've posted these photos before, possibly even 2 years ago, however there's a need to repost.

In the spirit of the current election season in Nigeria, the lovely lady in this photo recently shared some political views on her Instagram page.

Like me, she's a lawyer.

Like me, she's not politically apathetic.

Like me, she has opinions.

Opinions she made with reference to popular Nigerian singer Davido and his own political choices.

Side bar: It's a constant wonder to me how and why a lot of Nigerian (African?) men think the first and best response to any disagreement with a female is to derogatively address her body parts.

Mr. Davido's response was of this particular brand - completely digressing from the topic at hand and taking unnecessary and in fact untrue jabs at her body (I mean, let's be honest she's gorgeous!).

I wish sound argument could simply be met with sound argument.

Stop this ridiculous body shaming.

It's untenable. 

Men folk. Please. Stop.

In any case, if you were interested in knowing more about her life, when she's not lawyering, you can find her You Tube channel HERE.




13.2.19

WHAT'S ON OUR MINDS?

Browsing round the interwebs, it would appear the average Nigerian youth has one of 3 things on their minds:

1. Big Brother Nigeria

2. The Presidential Elections

3. Valentine's Day

Where do you fall?




26.11.18

PAIN & GAIN.

I just received some rather disappointing news regarding a course of action I had placed a lot of life's bets on.

So this photo represents how I'd ideally like to be expressing myself right now, but...




16.11.18

DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE.

Photographing an outfit that is simple but flawless in execution...reason #279 why I appreciate the GTBank Fashion Weekend experience.





15.11.18

STREET SUPREMACY.

And I repeat:

"In a battle between the runway and the streets, the streets win. Always. Period."





EXPRESSION.

I'm not exactly a newcomer in the streetstyle photography business, however my preference for remaining in the background (unseen even), means I have to cope with suspicious glances from my photography subjects from time to time.

This sits fine with me.

Sometimes it adds a level of expression to the photo.

As seen at GTBank Fashion Weekend.





GTBANK FASHION WEEKEND 2018 - HAPPY PEOPLE

At the weekend, we had another Fashion Weekend in Lagos.

This time sponsored by one of our home grown banks, Guaranty Trust Bank.

The theme is (and has always been) "Promoting Enterprise".

I really enjoy this particular period of our fashion season.

The air is fresh, the people are relaxed and the smiles come free.

With this atmosphere, personal style begins to appear innate rather than contrived.

This is what I think.


7.11.18

EKOW BARNES.

As seen at Lagos Fashion Week 2018.

As a fashion and style editor, he was working.

And with those exaggerated pockets, he was certainly working it.

Ugh, the cheese I come up with! 😊







5.11.18

NO BOXES.

I have nothing against trends and appreciate them for the influence they provide to people who'd otherwise struggle with clothing decisions.

I'm only appreciative of the fact that our street style in Lagos is never generic enough to fit into any known trend boxes.

We do what we like, and we appear to like what we do.

Cheers.




2.11.18

THE KING OF BOYS...STILL...

In continuation of my homage to the recently released movie...

And in support of the re-use and recycle philosophy for brides from Eastern Nigeria...