LAGOS STREET STYLE

Documenting the style-scape of Lagos, Nigeria

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17.9.18

WHEN I GROW UP...

...I want to join the armed forces...just like my granddad ;)






FAITH.

My black sisters who recognize that we do not require jewels before we wear our crowns.











7.9.18

SEASONS & SAUCE.

I had a lovely foreigner send me a private Instagram message asking how come we are always dressed "for summer" in Lagos.

Hahaha!

What summer?








UNAFFECTED.

And by that, I mean stylish and unbothered.

As seen in Lagos.


PLASTIC FANTASTIC.

As seen in Eko.



27.8.18

O'BOY LAGOS.

He's easily one of the kindest young men I've met in my street style hunting "career".

He's a hard worker too, who launched his very own androgynous label "O'Boy Lagos" a year ago.

He's James.

It's his birthday.

Happy birthday James.



23.8.18

ELITIST?

In the fashion world, we know there will always be the divide between "luxury" and high street, and this is obviously perfectly fine. An item's price tag should only be an issue depending on the value (financial or sentimental) the buyer places on it.

After all, we have seen paintings, some of which we cannot quite comprehend why, go for sale for amounts in excess of $20 million.

My issue comes with the creation of impenetrable circles, where those who perceive themselves more sophisticated and more worthy than others, go on and perpetuate the stereotype in the movie "The Devil Wears Prada".

Day after day, I speak to emerging designers and young creative who bemoan the constant opposition they face, to their seeming humble beginnings.
The "you can't sit with us" rhetoric.

Listen, if you're a "high end" designer, make up artist, stylist, fashion event organizer, creative director etc., it would be mighty nice of you to reduce that notion of exclusivity and self-importance and be more inclusive...especially to the amazing young and ambitious crop of Nigerian fashion designers doing their best to feel the industry is truly a democratic space.

Rant over.

How's everyone doing today?















15.6.18

EID MUBARAK 2018.

It's been a good day.

Here's some holiday appropriate street style.

Happy Eid everyone.

















8.6.18

SMILE. THERE'S A RIPPLE EFFECT.

These recurrent high profile suicides are leaving me weighed down.

ALL suicides are tragic, that's certain...but when it's done by people who seemingly have it all together (Avicii, Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain etc.), it begs the question whether the people around me are as okay as they project.
These days, I find myself asking ad nauseum, "How are you? Seriously, how ARE YOU?"

In the meantime, I'm dishing out smiles and goodwill to all and sundry.
I find there's a ripple effect.
For the most part.

Here's my fabulous Carribean co-worker, Herve.
He smiles from the heart. And we all love him.

Everyone, take care of yourselves.

Love and light,

Fifi.




3.5.18

BLACK MAN...

Black Men appreciation post.

Made of God's chocolate.

Shot him on Days 2 and 4 of the 2017 Lagos Fashion Week.