Saturday, 13 June 2009

JBL is undoubtedly one of my favorite designers.And i don't mean favorite ''Nigerian'' designer, i mean favorite like 'favorite, favorite'. I absolutely heart how she interprets Ankara; mixing it with bits and pieces of silk and of course her signature embellishment.
In my opinion Lisa Folawiyo, the amazing lady behind JBL is (partly) responsible for all the love Ankara is receiving in Nigeria and the rest of the world; perhaps that's a huge statement to make but i don't remember any other person that worked Ankara like she has. She took Ankara from your traditional Nigerian up and down and totally made it FABULOUS.
What i think is really amazing about her label is that you can see constant improvements. It used to be all about cute jackets, dresses and shorts now its pretty much everything from pants, bad ass blazers and the likes.
Lisa folawiyo's latest collection for arise Africa fashion week was definitely my favorite.
here are some pretty outfits by JBL.

images-Thisday style, bellanaija, truelove w.a, fashionafrica .

le petit marche

Hey. Just thought I'd post the pictures from the may market (le petit marche). I did sell loads of my dresses, but boy did i buy a lot. Hope I'm wiser next time; next time being 28th of June. So if your anywhere around Lagos,Nigeria please stop by and shop; lots of pretty AKPOS OKUDU dresses available. *wink wink*
For more info on LPM please checkout the face book group.

Me, next to my dresses.

My close (If i look kinda tired, its because i stayed up till 3 a.m trying to finish those dresses.)

Some buyers.

some more buyers.

right- Didi Ocheja of eden. she makes the most beautiful bags and leather accessories. Scroll down to see for yourself.

some more negotiations.

zebra. Lots of cute tee's.

pretty bags on display.


more shopping.

l-r Didi and ...

Accessories by Eden. how amazing!

Gorgeous dresses by Grey.I loved them so much i got the blue and yellow dress.

The girl and guy behind Grey.


outfits by Obsidian. Nice; right?

ugoma ebilah, lady behind zebra. And some cute zebra dresses.


Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Hello! dear fab. readers; sorry I've been away for SO long.For a girl who considers her life kinda boring, the past few weeks have been rather interesting.There's constantly been one event after the other, I've had lots of dress orders to deal with, my final year project and just a bunch of other stuff; however I'm back to blogs ville.
My label AKPOS OKUDU,got featured on a couple of blogs that you really need to check out

Also, i was at le petite marche( a monthly flee market, which creates an avenue for new and established independent designers and entrepreneurs to network and get recognised) It was quite nice, to be able to sell so many dresses in like 6hours, and off course shop. You can read more about le petite marche on the face book group.

Nigerian women are super fabulous; i know, i know.i could say that a million times. Your probably sick of hearing it; but come on this is a blog that generally celebrates fabulous Nigerian fashion and pretty much anything fashion related.
As amazing as i consider Nigerian women stylewise, there are lots who generally go over the top with their outfits;so when i find pictures of Nigerian women that look on point you know I'm drawn to them like a complete magpie and i get super excited.The ladies below all look head to toe perfect, without going overboard. thots?

images- thisday style
- shopliquorice