Friday, 2 October 2015

#TinselCharityBall My Picks

Hello hello!
I haven't written in a while. I won't bore you with the details of what I've been up to. I will, however, announce that I was moved to write again by one outfit on the red carpet of the Tinsel Charity Ball. The Ball took place last night, Thursday October 1 at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos. I attended vicariously through the internet. Haha.

The winning look (yawl know I like "different")... the look that inspired me to open up Blogger this evening, is... Waje's outfit. Truly, this is the most exquisite I've ever seen her. There were nice ball gowns, and enough skin at the ball (per the pictures on @BellaNaija). However, her outfit was absolutely unique, distinctive, rare.  You get my point. Purr over it here. Isn't she glowing? Reminds me of Taraji P. Henson in this picture. Love me some #blackandwhite. Classy, classic.

Waje @ #tinselcharityball; Photo credit: BellaNaija
Waje @msmodish; PHoto Credit: Instagram

Rukky Sanda's dress is appropriate for a ball. It fits her perfectly though I find her tattoo distracting, and takes away from the dress. You can tell I am not a fan of tattoos, but to each his/her own.
@rukkysanda #tinselcharityball ; Photo Credit: Instagram
Isio W. also looked great at the ball. I'm not sure I'm feeling the all-white for the ball though. A bit more color would have really popped especially with this outfit.
Isio @slimzzysteve @tinselcharityball; Photo credit: Instagram

Find other pictures on instagram and Bellanaija. Did you see any other outfits that made your jaw drop?

Monday, 4 May 2015

Oooh!! MET GALA Yo!!

Ok. I wasn't there and I sound all excited about it. Here's some history on the MET Gala you may not have known. It used to be called the Costume Institute Gala. Told you you didn't know. :) Hey if it's wrong info, blame Wiki, okay? It is an annual fundraiser to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. Creative to have turned this fundraiser into a total celebrity runway event.

I love checking out MET outfits and see who's most bold and still stylish. Here are a few outfits from Time website and my comments.

I like the creativity of Solange's Giles dress. I think she's totally gorgeous. I do hate though that it hides some of her figure. :( An A for uniqueness and B- for fitting.

Rihanna's outfit by a Chinese designer reminded me of Oscar de la Renta. Don't you agree? Different color but I'm most fascinated by her hairpiece. B+ for creativity and B- for fitting. I love that her legs were showing. ;) Thoughts?

Was that a neckpiece on Jennifer Lawrence with that dress? A definite No-No. C for uniqueness but B for fitting.

Katie Perry looked fierce... on fa-ya (fire). Haha. C+ for uniqueness and B for fitting. A D+ for "classiness" though. :-/

Helen Mirren's outfit is awesome. I love the red. (I love red.) She looks so vibrant. Love it love it. An A and an A!

MAJU 2015: Ready-to-Wear Collection

This is funny. I usually am unimpressed by ready-to-wear collections from up-and-coming Nigerian/African designers highlighted on BellaNaija, especially from African Fashion Week etc. And I'm not putting down "Made in Africa." Not at all. I am a HUGE advocate of African-made and African-designed outfits. Jewel by Lisa and Bridget Awosika designs are absolutely gorgey. It's just that sometimes, in a bid to be bold or unique, new designers go sooooo overboard with designs, that the outfits should be worn on tres-haute couture runways. You get that? A totally new division of haute-couture would have to be created to display some of the ridiculous and bizarre outfits I've seen. Haha. OK. Enough with the meanness...Or constructive criticism? :)

So, today, when I looked through MAJU's ready-to-wear collection, I was glad. I could totally see myself in the clothes. There was nothing superfluous about the outfits. I thought classic, classy, somewhat creative... The appropriate models were chosen for the shoot: a contrast between dark-skinned and light-skinned Africans, and how different they could look in the outfits.

Black surely looks different on light skin than it does on dark skin. Good play. A couple of pictures are below. Find others through this BellaNaija link.

Tania and Banke <BellaNaija>

Tania and Banke 2 <BellaNaija>

Tania and Banke 3 <BellaNaija>

Monday, 26 January 2015

RIP Mr. Camuto!

It was only a few years ago that I got my first Camuto blouse (even before I had his shoes or jewelry) and yet he was first known for foot wear. I loved the blouse when I saw it in the store because it was "free" (I still love it). A black sheer asymmetrical loose fit blouse. I've worn it three times since: once tucked in a tight short skirt on a night out with friends and twice with two different pairs of skinny white pants. I've always been complimented each time I wore it.

Around the time I bought my first Camuto object, I saw him on HSN, the shopping network. He was talking about his designs and I assumed he was a newcomer to the fashion industry... Well, he just did establish Camuto Group in 2001 (Wiki knowledge) but seemed to acquire lots of brand footwear licenses in a short amount of time. His business grew quickly: quite the hardworker it appears.

And then, on Jan 21 2015, I opened up my Facebook page to see "Vince Camuto dead at 78." Shocking, I must say. We bid you adieu, Vince. You've left a legacy. It will live on.


A Vince Camuto Cape-Back Printed Blouse & Faux Suede Shorts... sold at
Vince Camuto Sequined Dress, sold at
Lovely as whoa Vince Camuto bracelet, sold at

Vince Camuto necklace (for that night out), sold at
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