MERRY CHRISTMAS,TO ALL MY FABULOUS READERS.
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
I'm in all kinds of love with the hermes birkin.Named after British born actress and singer,Jane Birkin.This is another 'it' bag that every fashionista needs to own.I'm personally coveting one.This bag is ultra luxurious.The production of each bag may take up to 48 working hours,so you know a lot of craftsmanship is put into making this bag.The birkin lining is made of Goat skin and its colour will match the bags exterior colour.The size is perfect for all your lady accourtrements,the handle sits easily on your arm.....i could go on.
Once again, you know my Nigerian fashionistas never fail to impress me,with their taste in incredibly,timeless, chic bags.
What's not to love about this bag? The kilt, the chain and leather strap, the inter locking c's.This bag is a classic. Named after the day it was invented ,February 1955.This i believe is the ultimate 'it' bag. Think more 'timeless than trendy. There are two types of leather used caviar and lambskin.Caviar has a grainy texture, while lambskin is much softer to touch. The 2.55 also comes in tweed and a range of other fabrics.
I absolutely adore this bag, because of the history behind the entire detailing of the bag. To celebrate chanel's 50th anniversary ,the chanel 2.55 was re issued by Karl Largarfield. The new version has a turn clasp instead of the inter locking c's.
You know my Nigerian Fashionistas never fail to impress me with their taste in timeless chic bags.So for your viewing pleasure...
the re issue.
I'm sure you've seen pictures of her in lots of Nigerian magazines.Well her name is UGONNA OMEROU.She's an emerging fashion designer.(house of nwocha) Ugonna is upcoming and certainly very fabulous.She's got great style and rocks some of the prettiest frocks.This young lady is certainly one to watch.REMEMBER you saw her here first.
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
NIKE OSHINOWO SOLEYE.
Nike reigns supreme in the style stakes.Blessed with a great body,which she perfectly accentuates.She can wear just about anything and make it fabulous.Be it Iro an Buba(Traditional Yoruba attire)or an androgynous pantsuit.Her style is innovative and a very accurate form of self expression.Nike a former miss Nigeria,certainly still looks the business.
Ifeoma Williams ex-beauty queen(miss lux).Has a timeless,classy look.Simplistic but always edgy.She isn't about following trends but selectively choosing standout pieces.She has an innate sense of style,confidence and grace.She is the style editor for Genevieve.(Nigerian leading lifestyle magazine*)Ifeoma also styles Mo Abudu for her talk show 'moments with mo'.
Helen Ajayi is the epitome of classic beauty.She's the poster girl for the less is more philosophy.Helen;a mother of three has what i call ladylike sophistication,Simplistic but always chic.Helen a lifestyle writer for leading Nigeria daily(Thisday)was miss Nigeria over two decades ago and can certainly still pass for one.
images-Thisday style,Bella naija,Genevieve.
*story for another day.
Friday, 5 December 2008
Fashion in Nigeria has never been so amazing.Every envelope opening in Nigeria is like a fashion show.This i find, oh so alluring.The outfits barely leave the runway before my fabulous fashionistas have them on their backs.There's a misconception that Nigerian designer's are expensive and really don't sell.
I'm about to correct that.