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30.11.16

OPARABOY AND PALS.

Beautifully ethnic crew.



CHILL.

As seen at GTBANK Fashion Weekend.

Fashion is serious business.

Actually, it's not that serious.

28.11.16

FRINGE BENEFITS.

Simply gorgeous in all that fringe detail.



 

BLACK AND WHITE.

In Law School, the rule was enforced to wear only black and white on every school day.


A happy medium for colour enthusiasts like me would have been if we were permitted any variance of clothing as long as it was in the prescribed black and white. But no.
Midi skirts and shirts only.


I love law, the study and practice of.


Study of, could have been more zesty however, if we could look life Hafy, my beautiful style subject from GTBank Fashion Weekend.






25.11.16

BLACK FRIDAY.

😊😊😊I recall when the U.K. adopted into the typical American culture of frenzied "Black Friday" sales/shopping.

I  still lived in Scotland at the time and I was amused by the way commercialization possessed the power to sway even the most traditional of countries into adopting foreign concepts.

Imagine my further amusement at moving back home to Nigeria and finding huge pop up banners across Lagos, also touting magic reductions tagged as Black Friday?

What? When? I mean...what?

Interesting.

However...I only wish most retailers around these parts would walk the real price slash walk instead of just talking the talk.

To be fair there are some genuine deals going here and there but what do you do when you see an item labelled as "formerly N5,000, now N4,950!"?

My 10year old finds these pseudo price slashes hilarious. I'm not sure what to find it.

In law, we say "equity looks to the intent, rather than the form", so my dear Nigerian retailers, before you adopt the "Black Friday" form, please help consumers by checking that your intent qualifies accordingly.
Don't get us all excited during the build up and then disappointed when the time shows up - the highs and the lows do not augur well for the emotional stability of dedicated shoppers. 

Anyway, on this Black Friday, be visually pleased by this lovely lady in this embellised black dress who incidentally describes herself as The Black Rose on Instagram.

Wherever you are today...I wish you a happy (and responsible) shopping day.

Cheers dears. 






24.11.16

ADUNOLA.

Adunola models.

And she does it gorgeously, showing her style in simple but effective basics.

19.11.16

INTERNATIONAL MAN.

Apparently, today is International Men's Day.

Now if this isn't an international man...

17.11.16

MINIMALIST.

She's living (and walking) proof you don't have to do "extra" to be high on the style stakes.


15.11.16

ABISOLA KD

Luxury lifestyle blogger, wife and mother of 3, here's Abisola KD captured mid strut in casual Gucci and Louis.

14.11.16

OBI LEATHER.

He was such a fine character, Instagram handle is @obi_leather.

Began asking me hard-hitting money related questions right off the bat.

Also insisted I pay him for his modelling.

Talked myself out of it.

The lawyer in me...


13.11.16

NKEM OKORAFOR.

The GTBank Press identification was worn by everyone round the neck.

Nkem Okorafor turned hers into arm candy and gave me her "life-is-not-that-serious" pose.

I agree darling, I completely agree.


ALLUREL MEETS KAMOKINI.

Photo overload because she's my girl and it's my blog.

Haha!







CUTE.

Fashionably ethnic and fashionably Parisienne. 

Both cute.



TIMINI EGBUSON.

If we had a Nigerian Bond, and he had his glamorous beaut by his side...



DLEAONALIFE.

Social media is a blessing for the way it brings people together.

Have known her for about 2 years through her Instagram account @dleonalife and met her for the first time today.

We packed in about 200 hugs in 2 minutes. 


 

DERIN FROM ISALE EKO.

The more I bump into this vibrant young woman, the more I like her spirit.

I've photographed her before and each time, her hellos are memorable, because they aren't even hellos. She just starts the conversation from the middle. 
It's immensely endearing really.

Here she is on Day 1 and 2 of the GTBank Fashion Weekend.



AKIN FAMINU.

He also is becoming a feature favorite on this blog.

And it's easy to see why.






GTBANK FASHION WEEKEND - DAY 2

You know the quick review I did on the GTBank Fashion Weekend yesterday?
Well I feel even more strongly about it today.

I have no connection with GTBank, I do not even bank with them (although I am actually considering moving my funds now) and I had no business/personal interest in the weekend's events other than taking street style photos, but I cannot thank GTBank enough for their genuine desire to  promote the Nigerian food and fashion industry at every scale.
I was looking out for who to give a hug.
GTBank, if you can hear me, I'm saying it loud and clear, over and over...

THANK YOU.

HAIR BUN.

Beautiful crowns of sorts.






CLAIRE SUMMERS.

The Fashion Bombshell showed up for GTBank.





DETAILS.


DEMURE.

Sometimes it's more in the state of absolute non-awareness of self...






TURBANISTAS.

Just look at them...

Like a Maya Angelou poem waiting to be said out loud...





12.11.16

BAE.

Beyond All Else?

Bacon And Egg?