Monday, September 29, 2014

Introducing: Rand & Pluto


With a focus on minimalist cuts, premium fabrics and trend-led design, Rand & Pluto is the go-to-brand for the sophisticated young woman. 

This season, our signature minimalist style is invigorated with a palette of pastel hues. Choose from a range of covetable party dresses to tailored blazers, perfectly cut trousers and statement jewellery.







Rand & Pluto is also available at fashpa.com and konga.com/Rand-Pluto.

Rand & Pluto is offering a 15% discount on all items on randandpluto.com to TWP readers, enter the code TWP2014 at checkout.

For payment on delivery, call 09098944561 or email support@randandpluto.com

For news updates and discounts, follow @randandpluto on Twitter and on Instagram: randandpluto. You can also like Rand & Pluto on Facebook.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Winner: Savvy & Chic Giveaway



The winner is Freda freda_say@yahoo.com!

Thanks to everyone who entered, Freda and Daks turn up!

Love and light xx

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Product Review - JL Wigs

Recently boarded the wig train and I'm loving it!

Unlike other products I review here, I wasn't approached by the brand but I saw the wig on a friend and loved it.

Asked her where she got it and she gave me the details.

I've only ever worn a wig once in my life and after it fell off my head at Marylebone while I was running to catch the train to Bicester I swore I'd never go near one again until I saw the JL Wig.





JL Wigs are made from 100% human hair ranging from Peruvian to Malaysian and much more. Pricing depends on the length and type of hair. The wigs come with comfortable adjustable bands and/or combs to enable them feel more secure. 

I got mine in Mongolian Straight and in 16", 18" and 20", with a 12" closure.

Funny story, being a total blonde beneath my melanin, I didn't realize when I ordered  a wig with a middle part I could actually move it a few inches to the left and turn it into a side part.

The dynamos from JL Wigs explained this to me and I am still shocked at the sheer ingenuity. Its like getting two wigs for the price of one! It is so versatile I even managed an updo.

I am now considered a terror on Lagos streets, because once work is over and I enter my car, my wig comes off to reveal the patewo beneath. I enjoy seeing drivers get whiplash gawking at my Simbi-ness.

The ease and functionality is beyond.


Side Part



Center Part



Amazing!


All in my mission to baby my natural hair as much as possible, I'm definitely going to be wigging it *facepalm* probably till next year.

The hair itself is fantastic, minimal shedding, feels great, needs very little brushing, silky but still has quite a heft to it. I really dislike limp hair.

I heartily recommend getting one.

See below where I'm demonstrating my heartiness with a big shit-eating grin on my face.




Details

Phone: +2347062343043 or +2347067777774
Email: jlwigs@gmail.com


Love and light xx

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Savvy & Chic Garden Party Giveaway

This is soooo late and I know Dabs is going to have my guts for garters...but better late than never, no?

So the lovely Dabs of the Savvy & Chic Beauty Hub (I blogged about my visit to her salon HERE) is having a floral themed garden party this weekend and the kicker is that I get to invite one fab reader of ThirdWorldProfashional to come with me and hunt down small chops.




The event is STRICTLY by invitation, so if you want a chance to have a relaxing, scrumptious, socially interactive time as we discuss the role of bloggers in todays society, while still keeping an eye out for cocktails and small chops, (but that's just between us), then ENTER, ENTER, ENTER!

Please note, Giveaway is restricted to Lagos readers only or anybody that can be in Lagos this weekend and please, for the love of Carrie Bradshaw, adhere to the theme. Its a floral themed event so floral head-pieces, dresses, accessories etc.

I'm expecting a fly TWP tag team so please don't dull. Pictures taken at the event will also feature in the next issue of the Savvy & Chic Beauty Hub Magazine.

Date: Sunday 28th September 2014
Venue: To be disclosed to the winner only
Time: 3pm prompt

You can enter by leaving a comment below with a haiku addressing the failing standards of education in post-war nations....

Hahahahahaha

Please enter by leaving a comment with your name and email address so I can contact you when you win. Winner will be chosen by a random number generator.

Since I'm operating on Nigerian time and kicking off this Giveaway with just a week to the event, it is only valid till Wednesday. Giveaway closes Wednesday at 12pm, winner will be announced shortly after.

So yay! I'm excited! Looking forward to picking my partner in crime for the day, and after it we definitely have to go for a fro-yo to calm our nerves.

Good luck!

Love and light xx




Sunday, August 31, 2014

Zinkata'd

Over the weekend I stopped by uber stylist and image consultant; Ezinne Chinkata's new store, Zinkata.



Ezinne has styled some of the most fabulous people in the industry, Omotola and Monalisa Chinda to name a few, and has been Fashion Editor at both Genevieve and Wow magazines.

With such a veteran fashion background I went there expecting to be wowed and I was not disappointed, her store was a delight. The space was super gorgeous and reminded me of one of those vintage stores off Brompton Road, only with better lighting and layout.



I love how she kept the decor very neutral, with the clothes providing the pops of colour.






Her powers of persuasion are so strong she managed to get me out of my comfort zone and into some very Zinkata style outfits.....pictures coming soon.

Her pieces are very unique and not what you'd find on the rack of a typical Lagos store, its very true to her fashion madcap aesthetic while still retaining a very classic vibe. I loved everything and would have carted away a truckload if I did not remember in time that I didn't have a hidden trust fund somewhere to live off on.



I got some truly lovely pieces that I can't wait to show off. I love how the Nigerian fashion retail space is growing, very soon we won't need the international High Street at all! Really looking forward to that day.





Zinkata
13b Awori Road, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos
09090404886
ezinnechinkata@gmail.com

Updated
You can view some of what she has in stock on her tumblr page: zinkata.tumblr.com


Love and light xx

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Work Chic: Shades of Blue

Oldie but a goodie.....



So......random, I got an email once asking why I always have my natural hair in a side swoop bang thingy. This delightful person went on to ask if I was trying to hide my receding hairline as she's pretty sure I must have traction alopecia.

LMAO!

I had a bit of time on my hands that day and diligently searched Google images till I found a picture of a massive, bony, knuckly hand delicately giving someone the finger and I sent that back to her. The babe now replied all bewildered, like how could I be so rude, what did she say......

Nigerians will always and forever be a source of entertainment for me. People say the rudest things to you and then get surprised when you serve one right back at 'em. Its like slapping me and getting all hurt when I slap you back.

Anyhoo my hair is always like this when its due so I can cover the new unrelaxed growth at my hairline. In this post I'm about 10 weeks or so post relaxer.

Once I lay that creamy crack on....top bun my nigga!


ASOS Scuba peplum top; ASOS Tall crepe pants; ASOS belt; Gucci bag; Salvatore Ferragamo 'Varina' pumps; Hermes 'Kelly' Double Tour bracelet







Love and light xx

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Work Chic: Chartreuse

A lot of times I'm schlepping into work looking like a Dementor; pulled back hair, no eyebrows, thick cover-up because the weather in my office is arctic.......counting the minutes till 5pm when I can schlep back home.

Some times I'm like.....

Hello world, Daks Knowles-Carter here :)




ASOS pencil dress with fold sleeve detail; Franco Sarto leopard print pumps, Louis Vuitton 'Ascot'






Love & Light xx