Documenting the style-scape of Lagos, Nigeria

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30.1.15

IRO AND BUBA.


The staple outfit for the Yoruba woman, the "iro" {wrapper} and "buba" {top} seems to be in a continuous state of evolving, refining, improving, adapting, enhancing...yeah, basically changing.

29.1.15

Positive Energy!


At this event I attended last weekend {'twas a fabulous book and bake sale to enable the purchase of blankets and other necessaries for displaced persons in Yola}, the heat was unbelievable.

26.1.15

Big Ideas...Bigger Smiles

I had big ideas of how I was going to wade through all the incompetency I'd heard service people in Lagos dish at you.

I would maintain my center and remain pleasant. Ah! It has been that little bit difficult. There have been a few experiences at salons, restaurants and supermarkets, where I discovered my temperament has some surprising layers and epi-layers.

CANDY.

One of the things I genuinely enjoy about this blogging thing I do, is I get to meet some really sweet people. Like her. 

Her candy colors don't end with her outfit, her nature is also candy colored. 

How can I tell since I only spoke to her for all of 10 minutes? 

23.1.15

Superhero-esque

Because she comes to my rescue A LOT. And because she swings her jacket like a cape.

12.1.15

Short(s) Story

What a dark week it was that just passed.

All these things happening locally and beyond, it drains the soul. Why so much killing? Why would anyone decide it's okay to unlawfully take another person's life? I say "unlawfully" because YES, there is lawful killing...such as execution of convicted criminals. Not that, THAT in itself is something for the birds to sing about.

I want a sunny side up. I want to be optimistic. I desperately want to catch good vibes from this walk called life. But it's so hard when you flip from CNN to SKY to AIT and the darkness is all there in your face.

My consolation is this. 

I can brighten my own corner, I can shed a light that honors what is just. A light that's as if I'm on fire within, but the fire is directed towards creativity, an exercise of uniqueness and the spread of happy dust.

This may seem like a grand role to play but nothing is simpler. And that's my short story.

But here's my style subject...embracing joyous energy...and her very own shorts story... 

Enjoy :)











1.1.15

PRINT ELEGANCE.

Floor length outfits on a lady, will almost always translate to elegance.

Lagosians do this well.

I've seen this print here and there and in different colours, sewn in a variety of styles, and each time it's worthy of an appreciative glance. Or two.

Enjoy :)