These were taken on the first day of fashion week. I was fortunate enough to get a sewing machine for my birthday (thanks parents!) so I really wanted to push myself to learn how to make something for fashion week. The finished product is this ankara skirt I am wearing.
Top- Tobi.com; Skirt- Designs By Ofunne; Heels- Urban OG.com; Belt- H&M; Necklace- Topshop
I was so excited to meet one of my absolute favorite fashion bloggers Kristina Bazan of KAYTURE! She was super nice and sweet and even stopped to snap a photo with me!
As a rookie blogger, I love going to fashion week simply for the experience. While getting invited into shows is ultimately the goal, just being in the presence of so many different styles, trends, and down right craziness gives me life! It makes my heart skip a beat. It makes me swoon.
But…..As our NY luck would have it, we were able to make it into the Lincoln Center, which was a treat in and of itself.
After having some fun in the Lincoln Center, we left and took the subway over to Harlem to visit little Africa and look for some African fabric.
A gorgeous Harlem sunset
After shopping we headed back to soho to meet up with my cousin for dinner, drinks, & dessert. Much needed after being out allllllll day.
Some dope street art
A cute little poster in the restaurant.
All in all, it was a
good awesome day!
P.S. I got a lot of questions about my lipstick color, so I thought I’d let you guys know what I was wearing. I used MAC’s Magenta lip liner as a lipstick and lightly went over it with MAC Rebel lipstick.
If you are following me on Instagram then you know I just watched my cousin and his gorgeous
fiance wife get married this past weekend in Rochester, NY.
the beautiful couple
It was a two day affair with a Nigerian dance party the first night and the white wedding the next day. I took about a hundred kajillion pictures and still haven’t been able to go through them all. But, here’s what I wore on the first day. More pics coming soon!!
Before the festivities….
Hat-Zara; Top & Sunnies- Forever 21; Shorts- Thrifted DIY; Shoes- Urban Outfitters
Dress- DZYN Couture (moms got me this cute ankara dress in Nigeria); Pumps- Forever 21; Necklace- H&M; Bag- Alice & Olivia; Bracelet- Juicy Couture
me & moms.
aren’t they adorable!
Back when I was in school, I was part of the Nigerian Student Association and the Nigerian Student Dance Group and we started an annual Nigerian Culture Show. It’s always fun and interesting to see how your legacy has played out so my sissy and I went to watch and support.
Wore this fit to celebrate the Nigerian in me. =]
Beanie- ASOS; Top- Mom’s Closet; Shorts- DIY; Sandals- Calvin Klein; Spiked Bracelets- Aldo
Wore one of my mom’s old Nigerian tops to a party over the weekend. I swear the mom’s closet is one of the best places to shop! I always come across the greatest gems!
Top: Mom’s; Belt- ASOS.com; Tights- H&M; Necklace- H&M; Boots- Steve Madden
I was fortunate enough to be featured on the front page of essence.com a couple weeks ago and I was ecstatic!! This is my first time being publicly recognized for my fashion sense, so i was kinda (ok really) excited!
The picture was taken at New York Fashion Week. I was wearing one of my mother’s old Nigerian vests, large readers with my Steve Madden Boots. New York Fashion Week was one of the best experiences of my entire life and I was only there for two days! Just feelin the energy of those around me put a smile on my face.
Vest/Dress- Moms Closet; Belt- ASOS.com; Readers- ASOS.com; Boots- Steve Madden; Headband- Forever 21; Necklace- Forever 21
More photos from my NY trip coming soon!
I recently participated in a photoshoot for a friend of mines. Me, my bestie and another girl modeled some of her stuff for her lookbook. Check out this sneak peek! She sells accessories and custom ankara wear, go see wassup at lostinlagos.com and get lost! =]
My friend Temi directing us models =]
Don’t forget to check out all this cool stuff at lostinlagos.com !