A client called and asked for some tops she can use for the office and she called some really colourful colours and i thought hmm it most be a fun workplace.
This is one of the colours she picked which happens to be one of my favourite colours and yes it’s as scrumptious as it looks. I actually got the inspiration from pinterest and i decided to add the sleeves and go with a high neck which i love.
I love tiny details that’s why i gave it a dash of gold buttons with white details, and the little peak at the back.
Here is a work day option paired with a navy blue A line skirt and the second is paired with a fun skirt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wow it’s been ages since last i posted on the blog, i have been so busy with school and still am it’s really time consuming but I’m glad i will be rounding up soon.
Anyways back to my post the ABUJA FASHION WEEK took place last Sunday and i happened to be one of the participating designers yayy!! From the start i knew i wanted to use our fabulous Ankara fabrics so for my moodboard which i named AFRO CHIC i decided to use dark colors with deep shades plus i have been obsessing over the 70s especially the wide leg trend the freedom that comes with it.. Heaven.
Prints, 70s vibe, Colours, Modern Chic with a hint of fluidity that’s what my board represents.
Ps. AFRO CHIC POST COMING SOON..
I really love fashion you should hear me talk about it i get so excited, my eyes lit up and i can go on for hours discussing the structure, cut, fluidity, intricate beading or embroidery of a particular garment it gives me such a rush.
I remember when i was in secondary school how i always use to sketch at the back of my notes that even upto today my friends still remind me of those days. I have the passion what i need now is more knowledge and experience which is something I’m planning for in the near future but for now i learn slowly before it comes.
Early this year i got to design a few pieces and this happened to be one of them, this is when i am my most happiest creating a whole look i got a friend of mine beadsbykuby to make some jewellery that compliments the dress because it had silver threads woven into the fabric i thought that shade of beads was spot on. I knew i wanted minimal makeup which my friend mdazzle was able to achieve and the lovely Mimi brought my creation to life.
This was one of my happiest moments this year because i never thought i will be in this position of making my dreams come true gradually it makes me so hopeful for the future.
Here I’m wearing a Mango sleeveless top i got on sale at there flagship store in silverbird Abuja, paired it with this stripe skirt i made and a really light black chiffon knee length kimono i got from my friend Pink Fleur..
Ps. That lighting is everything..
Who doesn’t love stickers and cartoon characters in there pictures well not me that’s for sure.. I took these pictures sometimes early this year, I got my friend Zainab to help me snap them it was so much fun we kept laughing and joking around because posing is so weird, bravo to the street style guru’s who take up this everyday with so much eyes on them i wonder how they do
This was a top i made and I decided to pair it with this Navy blue skinny jeans i have had it for 4 years now and it still fits how cool. Paired it with an Aldo cage heel i got 2 years ago recycling is the life line of fashion so don’t be shy in dusting up those pieces you bought years ago and incorporating it with today’s trend.
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