Documenting the style-scape of Lagos, Nigeria




They get on my last nerve...and sadly it would appear I am slowly turning into one of them.

What I need is contributors, but where does one even start with finding those rare gems?



It's less than 2 weeks ago now that I returned from a fantastic short holiday in Johannesburg . 

For those who follow on Instagram, you would have noticed I featured some South Africans whose street style were eye-catching.

OK I had a great time, and I blog about style BUT it's impossible to ignore what's currently occurring in South Africa so dear, dear South Africans...I have a question for you...


I mean...I've heard xenophobia bandied about so much in the last few days but the very best definition I've seen is from Wikipedia. It's described as "the unreasoned fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange". 

Operative words here are "unreasoned" and "perceived". The fear is without reason and the object of fear is only feared on the basis of perception...not reality.

The trouble with xenophobia is that you do not {cannot} see the beauty in front of you, you allow nothing to shift your perception. People are different. Unique even. Cultures have their intricacies. Sometimes you meet a good person, sometimes a not so good one. But assess that person on the basis of his observed character, and not his race, ethnicity, economic status, religion, place of origin or skin color.

I had so much love for South Africa and South Africans when I visited. I recall telling my close friends that it's a place I will inevitably visit at least once more.  

Here in Nigeria, we're just recovering from the unguarded utterances of a public figure where he berated an entire tribe with threats if they dared to vote against his "ordained' state Governor.
The entire thing is emotionally draining.

But I see a couple like this one...styled in timeless simplicity...but more importantly so in tune with each other...ugh they were so cute to watch...there was an essence to them that made me wish and wonder...

Looking different doesn't translate to loving different, no?



This is a brother who believes. For the reason that he was just out of church, and for the reason that his stance says he believes he looks quite alright.  

Let me share some fast facts (Disclaimer: these facts are not from any skillfully gathered bibliography, just functionally made up as I go along).
  1. A well-tailored suit is incredibly charismatic.
  2. Self confidence is boosted by an outfit that works.
  3. Wearing plain grey is okay; but pops of color are high impact. HIGH IMPACT!
  4. Dressing well is a form of good manners - Tom Ford said this.

Facts out of the way, let me affirm that I too, believe in this brother.


Lily Gate - The Clothes Edition

Because there will be Lily Gate - The Hotel Edition. Yes, I intend to post about my oh-so-wonderful experience at this edifice of style where I had a working-lunch the other day.

She was at the hotel, also lunching. Floral theme in hotel nomenclature; floral theme in her jacket adornment.

There were more photos, but they didn't evolve quite right. I'll blame it on the full stomach from my gorgeous club sandwich I had that day. A club sandwich, that I shall be sharing more about, in a later post of course.

In the meantime, enjoy... :)