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26.7.17

TARUWA AT BOGOBIRI.

Listen, Lagos has soul!

Do not let anybody tell you otherwise.

Last night, my girl Tomiiwa invited us to watch her perform at the TARUWA event at the quaint and unapologetically African Bogobiri Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The Bogobiri website describes TARUWA as a night "which offers a platform for new talent in "spoken word" and music to the weekend High Life, Jazz and Afrobeat shows by more established performers."

Oh c'mon Bogo, out with the modesty! You and I both know it's way more than that!

The vibe, the laughs, the spoken word, the rhythm, the poetry, the food, the music, the audience, the vibe...the VIBE!

And let's not forget the style...

Last Tuesday of every month.

Go.




























21.7.17

LOST FILES.

From the 2016 Lagos Fashion & Design Week.



WAVY THE CREATOR.

I suspect in a sense, she's binary i.e. she'll either give her audience something to think about, or she'll give nothing at all.

Looking up her body of work on Instagram (@wavythe creator), I knew it would be futile to give her any simplistic definition.

Just wander off to her page...and linger...





STYLE GLOBALIZATION..

Well this was rather interesting...

A conversation with him would have been in good form; to ask if this was a deliberate alliance with Scotland or if it was very simply a random style choice for the day.

Made me nostalgic for my other "home".
Good thing I'm off to Aberdeen in a few days (insert exaggerated squeal here!)










16.7.17

HEAD WRAP.

Following her around for miles and angles, trying to wrap my head round (see what I did there?) getting a "perfect" shot.

And then I slowed down and just enjoyed the shooting process.

Turns out I like almost all the photos.






CUTE SHOPPER.

As seen at Mente De Moda today.




AMY GREG.

In the quest to convert Nigerians who've been used to decades of buying European and American fashion, to convert to the religion of #BuyNigerian, the entrepreneurial spirit is certainly a necessity, but not without a side of personality.

If you're going to be a vendor at an open air market, be personable, be engaging, be interactive without being invasive, and you're more than likely to make a sale.

Amy Greg applied these principles today and I got to buying the same bomber she's wearing here.

At Mente De Moda.