4 Nigerian Brands to follow on Instagram. 

1. Deola by DeolaSagoe

Deola has been in the fashion business for some time now. If you are looking for couture and custom made pieces she is your go to person. From her laser cut komole as she calls it which has become the staple piece for almost every luxury wedding in Nigeria. 

She uses rich, vibrant colours in her designs with simple, elegant and intricate details.The brand oozes luxury. One of my favourite pieces is from her Wings collection because of the use of adire with splash of colours which was incorporated in the textiles. Her instagram page consists of her intricate laser cut komole in vibrant hues if you are into details this page is for you. 

Instagram page: Deolasagoeofficial

2. Duro Oluwa 

I am slightly obsessed with Duro especially when it comes to his prints. He rarely posts his pieces on Instagram but the few times he does it’s heaven.  PS. I stalk him on vogue everytime a new collection is released. His page consists mostly of art work by various artists, fashionable Lagos street style you will never know with his pictures because it keeps you guessing. His page shows his artistic side which gives one an understanding of his love of colourful vibrant prints. For the artsy lovers this is the page for you. 

Instagram page: Durooluwa

3. Maki Oh 

Maki oh speaks to my inner girly side her pieces are girly, quirky and what i love about her is she understands the use of Nigerian made textiles which is evident in all her pieces. Her instagram page consists of her collection along with her various international publications which shows the positive reception of the adire by the international communty which to me was long overdue. She sticks to the whole African aesthetics in terms of styling and also the models she uses. If you love girly feminine with a bit of edge style she is your girl. 

Instagram page : Maki.oh

4. Orange Culture 

Now this is one brand i’m obsessed with, it is an androgynous brand that provides both male and female pieces. He is one of the few Nigerian designers i know who is able to have an eclectic  vibe which makes his brand edgy, sexy with a laid back cool factor to it. 

His pieces are the types you can wear for your day to day activities without breaking a sweat or complain about how uncomfortable you are, they can easily transit from day to night with a change of heels and a sexy belt viola  it’s lounge time with the girls which shows the versatility of the brand. His instagram page is cool, edgy, colourful, male, female and oh so creative. If you love versatility no holds back  fashion orange culture is for you. 

Instagram page : Orangecultureng 

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Dear Friend 

Today i will write about my friend Danjuma Lawi because he has been on my mind lately. 

It’s so weird how you see someone around all the time but you never have any sort of connection until something brings you together. 

I remember the first time i took notice of you. It was during our law of trust & equity class. I was sitting close to Abdulmalik, we were clowning around as usual and you were sitting beside him. Abdulmalik turned and asked me Billy; do you know who he is? I was clueless back then and i replied no i don’t, he said this is Danjuma Lawi he is the one leading in our class, i turned and jokingly said from today we will be good friends;you laughed and said no problem and that was how we became one. 

I remember when i had difficulties in some of my courses you would take the time to explain them to me patiently until i am able to grasp it.  

I remember when i was confused on what topic to write for my final project, we sat down and went through what i had interests in and i ended up with a topic under international law that today i have a masters in. You took the time to go to the library with me to check for sources and also provided me with all the material you had with you to use at my disposal. You sat down with me as they worked on my project, i remember that day because i was so overwhelmed and your presence helped a lot. 

I  remember how you were quick to laugh  easily, easy going regardless of the fact that you were blessed with such talent. 

I remember how you would call me when i was in Lagos law school when almost all my friends were in Abuja campus to give me words of encouragement and ask if i had any issues with the courses i should not hesitate to call you. I always did appreciate that about you. 

I still think of you from time to time because of the kindness you exhibited towards me.Whenever i remember you i always say a prayer for you. God always has his reasons and it might be that whenever we think of you we only remember the good you have impacted in our lives. 

Continue to Rest In Peace Danjuma Lawi. 

Current 10 songs from my Playlist

1. Stressed out__Twenty One Pilots

2. Heathens__ Twenty One Pilots

3. Cold__ Maroon 5 ft Future

4. Chained to the rhythm__ Katy perry ft Skip Marley

5. Sucker for pain__ Imagine dragon ft wiz kalifah, lil Wayne & others

6. Water under the bridge___Unknown

7. Shape of you__ Ed Shereen

8. Mad over you__ Runtown

9. Temper (remix)__ Skales ft Burna boy

10. Akube__Dotman

Couture for Queens…

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These are some of the looks from the recent 2017 haute couture week starting with looks that stood out for me is the blue and red Zuhair Murrad gowns, his use of bold colours exudes a certain kind of confidence that’s hard to ignore I just love it. Secondly is Elie Saab from looking at the garments you can see the amount of hours spent on his pieces because the the details on them is everything.

Thirdly is Valentino the colour palate was on the minimal side but you can see the craftsmanship from some of the pieces that had pleats on them when viewed through the sheer fabrics it’s just amazing because it speaks to you. Fourth on the list is Ulyana Sergeenko a Russia designer whose work I love because it has a bit of that old school looks with fitted corsets. Fiftly is Armani Prive who focused on pants which was visible in the collection which had alot of intricate sequins work and the vibrant orange colours has a shade for everyone.

Next on the list is Giambatista Valli with a ball and a printed flower dress which exudes feminity. Lastly is Chanel who showcased a lot of power suits in pastel shades but my favourites is the silver sequins dress with feathers at the edges and the full skirt with a crop sequins jacket because they have a certain glam about them that I just love….

Which of these pieces best speaks to your style I will love to hear about it.

Afro Chic Jacket

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I love jackets and blazers but unfortunately we don’t have the weather for it here in Nigeria because it’s mostly warm or hot days and the cold doesn’t really call for the heavy pieces but during the harmattan and cool summer days this can be worn because it’s lighter than the usual jacket.

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This is the Afro Chic jacket from my 2015 Collection where i showcased at Abuja Fashion Week, i styled it on the model with ripped jeans to give it that edgy look i love.

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The second look i create was over our tribal print dress to show there is nothing like too much print if it’s done right.

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The third look a friend of mine Zainab bought a pair and sent me a picture of how she styled it, I love how she did it because it further shows the versatility of the jacket from modest to vampy depending on how you feel.

So what do you guys think any wonderful styling tips i can try out will love to hear your suggestions.

Simi high waisted skirt

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Today it’s Simi’s turn, i actually heard the name loved it and decided to honor it with a lovely piece hence the birth of Simi.

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Simi is a high waisted skirt with pockets and a high low hem which gives it that simple edgy look i love so much without trying so hard.

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Someone commented on my last post about pairing trendy pieces for the office with a white crisp button down which i love so i decided to pair the Simi skirt and i loved the effect, what do you guys think any major suggestions?
Disclaimer only the skirt is mine.

Outfit Post

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Today i decided to feature a piece from my brand Holma Designs, it’s our Ankara skirt with leather details how gorgeous is the print? image

I  decided to create a style around the skirt so i opted for a lace crop top because of how delicate it is, a black pump and clutch bag to give it that effortless chic look.

Disclaimer . Only the skirt is mine.

What do you think is the best way to style the skirt?

5 Intl Fashion Brands To Follow On Instagram

1. CAROLINA HERRERA

C.H was one of the first designers i googled when i got into fashion, her style is feminine yet chic even with all the crazy trends around she always finds subtle ways to incorporate trends while still maintaining that elegant look. Her instagram page usually contains pictures of her gowns & dresses, handbags and shoes which is a major part of the brand. If you love clean elegant looks this is the page for you.

2. ZAC POSEN

Zac Posen’s page is the ultimate fashion lovers guide, he posts pictures of his design studio, workers and what he is currently working on thus giving fans an idea of how he works. He also post pictures of things he finds inspiring and cooks from time to time. My favourite is the pictures of the lovely ladies rocking his signature gowns during fittings and the quirky pictures that comes with it.He loves nature and flowers as evident on his page.

3. GUCCI

Gucci is vibrant, Gucci is Italian, Gucci is prints and patterns alot of there pieces are quirky with bohemian vibes, along with a lot of patterned dresses and menswear. Gucci is the IT brand right now they showcased 97 pieces for there resort 2017 collection show, yea you heard right! If you are a lover of prints this is the page for you.

4. DOLCE AND GABBANA

Is family, not just any family but Italian family, colours, bold patterns, embellishments, menswear, makeup for the beauty lovers and my favourite there Uber chic embellished sunglasses I just love them. This page is definitely not for the minimalist lover. 

5. LANVIN

My love of Lanvin started with there shoes, they are edgy, colourful and oh so stylish the love built up to there clothes i love how they use vibrant colours in there designs. I fell in love with their former creative director Alber Elbaz he always gave bold jewel tones to there pieces which i loved.

Can you spot the designer who owns each piece?

Ps. Pictures gotten from designers instagram account. 
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