Saturday, 16 November 2013

Stephanie in Orange at Nollywood's Year 20 Party

Need I say anything? The photo says it all. Truly, Stephanie looks stunning. She hasn't ever glowed more on the red carpet than since she's been with Ida Hosa's son. I guess that's what love and happiness does to you. I certainly wish her loads more of that. Here's another photo, also from BellaNaija. (The former is from the website as well).

Another stunner at the event was Genevieve. See photo below from BN. 

Friday, 15 November 2013

Carrie Underwood's High Heels on the December Issue of Redbook

 Yes. I subscribe to Redbook magazine. When I first told my sister about my subscription, she said something along the lines of "isn't that the magazine that writes a lot about sex?" Ah! The craziness of not knowing. No. Redbook is not the magazine that publishes a lot about sex. It publishes a lot about what women want to know. There's fashion. There's home decoration. There's relationships. And typically after relationships, there's sex. So, yes. Sometimes there are articles about sex but it is within the confines of its relationship to relationships. 

Anyway, the first thing I saw when I picked up the month's issue of Redbook from my mailbox was Underwood's shoes. Don't you just love it, ladies?

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

A Nigerian Icon: Genevieve Nnaji... Her New Photos

Frankly, I don't know anyone of Nigerian origin who does not know of Genevieve Nnaji or like her. She's been acting for, what, decades now? She's a stunning woman, confident, graceful, lovely, eloquent and beautiful. My impression of her escalated after I watched her interview on CNN. "African Voices" was the program, I think. She was being interviewed as one of the most popular actresses in the continent. Genevieve is in the cast of the movie "Half of a Yellow Sun" coming out soon in US theatres. The movie will likely not hit the big screen but I hope I can find somewhere in the area to watch it. The book was amazing.

See lovely new photos of Genevieve from Linda Ikeji's blog here. Blue suits her.



Sunday, 10 November 2013

Naija Girl Style Gets Me Excited (Butterscotch Evenings)!

I get oh so excited when I see my Nigerian ladies styling. They must have their outfits on the ready for the thousands of events that take place just about every weekend (it seems), in Lagos. Feast your eyes on these photos from Linda Ikeji's blog. She seems to have had an excellent time at the event in Eko Hotel, which was called "Butterscotch Evenings."

Rita Dominic (right)

Toke Makinwa

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Textured Bags for Plain Outfits

The textured bag (you can trace the patterns on the bag by running your fingers along its surface with your eyes closed) is beautiful to behold. Chanel used to make that one unique textured bag. The multi-diamond/inverted square-grooved bag with the chain. Now, just about every designer makes a bag with the same pattern. It is no longer unique to Chanel. However, there are still several other textures and patterns on bags that are distinct in their own right.

Check out these Bottega Veneta handbags.

Nero Raffia Wool Ayers Sant'Andrea Bag ($3990); Courtesy: Lyst

Bottega Veneta® | Tangerine Intrecciato Nappa Cross Body Bag | Crossbody bag | Bags
Tangerine Intrecciato Nappa Cross Body Bag ($1350) from

See this Gucci textured bag from
bamboo shopper straw tote
Bamboo shopper straw tote ($1450)

I like quality textured bags. I think they last longer than plain bags because the patterns hide cracks as the bag ages.

Textured bags are good with plain outfits: I mean solid colors and/or non-textured clothing. This way, you are not doing too much or creating a conflict for the eyes that observe you.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Coats for the Winter from Redbook Magazine

Below are a few out of the 50 coats shared with me and other subscribers, by Redbook Magazine this month.You decide on which you would like to purchase.
A belted parka for $69.99 by Mango. Check it out at

I kinda like the swing coat from
Swing coat for $169 from
Check out Zara's duffel coat for a whopping $269. I love that it doesn't have the ".99" at the end.
Zara duffel coat
 If this is not sexy and girly, I don't know what is.
Banana Republic coat for $250

Monday, 4 November 2013

Ankara Outfits on the Elite Model Look After-Party Runway by Etisalat

The first time I saw an Ankara outfit in a Michael Kors store was in LA. I was checking out stores at the trendy outdoor mall in LA when I spotted the outfit. I went in and felt the fabric. Total Ankara, with a price tag well over $300.

Though these designers get inspired by African culture, very rarely do the Africans get the credit for the inspiration. I spotted Ankara designs on the runway at the Elite Model Look After-Party hosted by Etisalat. Here are photos from Linka Ikeji's blog.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

The "Office Elegant" on Bazaar's "Work the Look"

I really like writing about work clothes. The typical American look at work is predictable. I've written before about the attention my high-heeled shoes at work brought. It's died down now to a rather loving topic of discussion than the bone of contention it was. A year or so into work, I'm still wearing my heels. So, everyone is convinced it's a part of me and not something I do for attention. Thank God that's resolved.

I wore a pink-dominated floral jumpsuit with a black blazer to work on Monday. Boy did that rouse looks. Looks that were partly, "hmm, work outfit? I think not." But of course it is. The piece is of cotton fabric. There was nothing revealing about the cut. Only it was very different from "the typical American work look." The only British lady on my floor said amiably "you look very British." I know I didn't look boring. Needless to say, I sat in my cubicle most of the day. :)

I love what Net-a-Porter fashion director Holli Rogers shared in Harper's Bazaar's "How to make your clothes earn it" write-up. She said "avoid going overboard by pairing a beautiful showstopping piece with a basic, such as a silk shirt from Equipment. This gives it contrast so the prints aren't overpowering" (October 2013 issue, pp. 196). Indeed, at work, you are not going for showstopping. You are going for elegant and stylish, without drawing too much attention.

A few looks from the page are below.
Match back to solids


Find other looks by clicking here.
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