LAGOS STREET STYLE

Documenting the style-scape of Lagos, Nigeria

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24.6.16

CHILL.

I work in the oil and gas industry.

We are VERY fussy about health and safety of the workforce, hence it's mandatory to conduct an annual medical with an attendant fitness certificate or please do not bother to show up in the office.

My 2016 medical exam was yesterday and my doctor says in amusement that I'm too unbothered because apparently my blood pressure is rather low, my pulse is acting lazy and my heart beat is behaving like it's in energy saving mode.

He's used to advising majority of his patients to take life easy due to dangerously high levels of blood pressure. 
I can only imagine.

This country can be stress, I tell you. Sometimes just getting through the day is a performance art in itself.

But here's the thing.

It's actually possible to decide to be happy. And no one told me till a few years ago. 
Since then, I have made a conscious decision to wake up every darn day in a good mood. It works people!
Try it or your money back.

So anyway, I might try to find some wild party to pump this heart of mine this weekend. 

Or I might be "chill".

Like my style subject.

Have a good one.







10.6.16

DANIEL WELLINGTON.

Well Daniel Wellington, the watchmaker, did a lovely thing and sent me a watch.

I can't imagine what I did to deserve such a gesture but all I can say is THANK YOU Dan (I mean it makes sense for us to be on first name basis since you're sending me gifts?)

I received the watch and firstly the packaging was smile worthy, you know the type of box that lets you know it's  going to be delightful on the inside. And I was not wrong.

Best part is, DW  is giving my followers (they cater to ladies and gents by the way) 15% off their purchases using the discount code "lagosDW" at check out. Code lasts till 30th July 2016 so hurry off and click www.danielwellington.com to grab a swanky watch like mine.

Thank you again Danny ;)

Photos below.

Cheers.
 



 


25.5.16

JOJO.

I'm always pleased to photograph this good pal of mine.

She understands effortless style.

C'est JoJo.






 

SOMETHING GOOD IS HAPPENING - BRYMO.

I'm a big, HUGE fan of Brymo's music.

I'm currently listening to his latest album called...erm...Klitoris...I know...but what can we say? The minds of these artists are beyond the understanding of the average being.

One of the songs is called "Something Good Is Happening".

In the current poor state of the nation, this song makes me want to believe that the government in power has a grand scheme which we will all benefit from in due course.

Just let this "due course" be real soon, preferably NOW.

Something good better be happening!

In the meantime, Imma keep smiling and hoping I see pleasant faces like this that remind me of the resilience we have as a people.

Cheers.




 

20.5.16

SUBTLE.

I've been asked what I look for when street style hunting.

It's a bit difficult to explain, but one thing I know for sure is I don't go looking for labels or the overly flamboyant dressers. When you're too obvious, you're obvious.

I know for sure that I'm looking for individual expression and not sheep-like follow follow dressing. I'm definitely drawn to subtle style, and if it comes with a sparkle in the eyes, then hello there!

Cheers.

 

HOWDY!

Cowgirl-esque styling for the win.

Have a fabulous Friday good people.




16.5.16

MELANIN MONDAY.

Black people are getting "woke".

There's a wave of consciousness of the beauty of our black skin and everything within.

Go to Instagram and you'll find several accounts dedicated to adoration of the beauty of black skin. There's Melanin Monday, there's Melanin.Art, Melanin Queens Only, Melanin Thing, Melanin Feed, Make Up For Melanin Girls, and the list goes on.

There was a time when our dark skin was not so celebrated; when the darker you were, the more likely you were to get the short end of the stick at school, at work, at play...at life really.

And here we are today...in all our melanin glory.

Black and proud.

And I love it.

But I also love the skin on those with an absence of melanin. Those with varying levels of albinism.

I won't pretend I'm not aware of the silly stigma surrounding albinos. 
I was sad to read a report of a study conducted in Nigeria on albino children by the South Africa Medical Journal, which stated that "they experienced alienation, avoided social interactions and were less emotionally stable. Furthermore, affected individuals were less likely to complete schooling, find employment, and find partners".

I don't understand why there are no Instagram accounts celebrating the unique beauty of albinos (I checked, not one exists). I don't understand the social and cultural challenges they have to face in Africa. 
Makes no sense. 

To be honest, melanin or the lack thereof, should not define anyone's beauty, status or opportunities. 

Let's cut the long story short.

This lovely lady intrigued me. Carriage like she could own the darn world.

And she could.









13.5.16

FRIDAY FEELING.

The general Friday feeling... 

Rounding up at work and a lot of people around me are (naturally) excited for the weekend...

While they discuss attendance at one of the ubiquitous weekend parties that Lagosians are known for, I'm smiling like a Cheshire cat at the grand thought of my long lie in on Saturday morning...

Either way, Friday is my hero.

Cheers :)









9.5.16

STATEMENT STYLE.

This was by far the outfit that stood out to me the most at the GTBank Food Drink Fair.

So much individuality and the perfect mix of vintage and urban chic.

Perfect.




6.5.16

IN TWOS.

Good looking couples live here.

Check.