Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I'm sorry

'70s fashion icon -Bianca Jagger
I'm sorry guys that I have not posted in months. I have been pre-occupied with my new job which has nothing to do with fashion. I guess that's why I have been off the radar. But as I have fully settled into my job, I once again have time to make posts. I will be making frequent posts from now on. I will continue the designer close-ups as I said earlier. But for today, lets talk about the new trends. The bohemian and sophisticated glamour of the '70s are back with high-waisted wide leg pants, neat bow blouses, smart printed jumpsuits. To accessorise, try smart, high quality bags, big statement leather belts, wear lots of jewelry- rings, bangles, etc and complimentary hairstyles like sleek long bob, masses of bouncy curls or long flowing hair.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sika Close-Up

In the next few months, I would be doing a series of close-ups on African designers that inspire me and reflect positively on the African continent.

First of is Sika. Sika is inspired by the rich and diverse culture of Ghana, West Africa. The designs are handmade using natural methods.

Sika creatively produces a stylish and wearable range mixing West African textiles (ankara) with the trend and styles of London's urban chic.

Have a glimpse of Sika's 1706 collection

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding- Prince William and Catherine Middleton

Ahhhh, I don't know what the fuss is about. Everyone is talking about it..on blackberry, blogs, the news........Well, i have no choice but to watch it. Anyway, I think the fuss is because everyone thinks Catherine is the next Diana. We'll see but I believe she can fill in Diana's shoes.

So here we are, my workmates and me, sitting in front of the TV, giggling and watching in anticipation of what the bride would wear. Oh, if only they'd start.

Ah, the queen is wearing yellow. I love the brooch she's wearing. And the hats........Victoria Beckham, I love the  Phillip Treacy fascinator and the Loubitin.

Oh, finally, a glimpse of Catherine. I love the lace top  of her dress.

The lovely bridesmaids and page boys look soooo cute.

OMG, Catherine's dress is soooo beautiful and simple made of Ivory and white satin.
Dress by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ARISE Fashion Show in Lagos - March 2011

Hey everyone, how have y'all been. I've not been regular with my blog lately cos I've been tied down with work.
I'm sorry about that. I have a lot to tell you all about the ARISE Fashion show in Lagos. It was a lot of fun working with designers like Kluk CGTD, Lanre Da Silva, Korto Momolu, Wale Adeyemi, Deola Sagoe and lots more. Their clothes were mind blowing. Oh and the models were on point.

2011 ARISE Magazine Fashion Week Awards – Winners
 Lifetime Achievement in Fashion: Deola Sagoe | Klûk CGDT | EreDappa | Xuly Bët | Shade Thomas-Fahm
Designer of the Year: Klûk CGDT
Best in Creative Design/Creative Designer of the Year: Ituen Basi
Emerging Designer of the Year: Maki Oh
Fashion Brand of the Year: Tiffany Amber
Young Designer of the Year: Buki Akib
Model of the Year: Flaviana Matata
New Face of the Year (Model): Chika Emmanuel
Menswear Designer of the Year: Angelo Van Mol
Style Icon: Nike Oshinowo-Soleye
Best in Innovative Design/Innovative Designer of the Year: Pierre-Antoine Vettorello
Heading to New York Fashion Week: Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Shows in September 2011 – Jewel by Lisa, Bunmi Koko, Klûk CGDT, Tsemaye Binite and Pierre-Antoine Vettorello.


Korto Momolu in sequined dress

Agbani Darego

Agbani Darego

Lanre Da Silva in the middle

Model -Piete

Model- Piete

Helen Jennings-Arise Magazine Editor

Friday, February 25, 2011

Glam 70's at the London Fashion Week

Issa's autumn/ fall 2011 brings the feel of glam 70's with elegance and sexual confidence. Rich autumn colors such as teal, plum, frosty grey and chocolate brown in printed silk and thick jersey fabric. Here's a preview of some of the pics at the London Fashion Week

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Access to rise - ACCESSORIES

To get that amazing look, we need accessories. Accessories give us access to rise, access to look and feel fabulous, access to get noticed. Whether it be shoes, earrings, bags, sunglasses, rings, necklaces or wrist watches, we need to invest in staple pieces that we can mix and match. However, the ultimate accessory which needs our biggest investment is the Skin. It is what we are wrapped in, the most visible part of our bodies. Ladies, please, take care of your skin. Let your skin speak of you and your character. Just as Yves Saint Laurent said ' over the years, i have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman  who is wearing it', so ladies, invest in your ultimate accessory, it is worth it.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

What would we do without them? Not only do they protect our feet from the cold and rain, they make us look good. As Lady Gaga says "A girl's just as hot as the shoes she choose" and i do agree with her. Admit it, we look gorgeous in heels. A shoe can change an outfit from casual to formal.Oh, i just love them.
Clogs, Wedges, Kitten heels, Mary Janes, Stilletos  (gosh, my fav).