Friday, July 17, 2015

Daks Day 2015

Been meaning to post this since, seeing as my birthday was a 9 whole days ago, but my awesomest sauce photographer Alistair Englebert Preston sent over so many great pictures I couldn't pick one.


First of all....MY DRESSES...

I initially planned to wear only the black one but my friend and the event coordinator (QM Events & Design Management), Molly, insisted I not go halfsies and just kill them all. So I hit up my girl Sosa of Esosa Stores and she turned me into a golden girl...for free might I add.










*tip: I bought the fabric for this dress from Balogun Market for N2,000 per yard and bought 6 yards, so that's N12,000 total. Certain "designers" buy their fabric from Balogun for a pittance and sell at almost 70, 80 thousand for 5 yards. So yeah if you can hack it, wipe off your makeup, put on your bathroom slippers and schlepp to Balogun and get your own fabric.



My 2nd dress was by my sister friend Bime, from her store Bee Style. She has some of the most unique dresses you can find in Lagos. Contact details below.









DECOR

Now I know I'm usually a Nazi about my birthday but for this one, I just wanted to have a low-key dinner and chill, but my friend Molly who runs QM Events & Design Management wasn't having it at all. We booked the restaurant together and she was just like let me handle the rest. When I walked into that room, I was BLOWN AWAY. It was so fabulous....























It was such a fun night and I'm bummed I can't upload all the pictures but yeah....



































My friends and family are absolutely phenomenal and I had the BEST time, its like every year tops itself.

Thanks to everyone who came, sent good wishes and made my birthday a wonderful day.


Location: Red Restaurant, Eko Hotels & Suites

Decor: QM Events & Design Management - 08033316666

Make-Up: Mignon Faces

Photographer: Alistair Englebert Preston - 08124518586

Gold Evening Dress: Esosa Stores - 07084192609. IG: @EsosaStores

Black Cocktail Dress: Bee Style - 08034086780. IG: @Bime_Beestyle

Thursday, July 2, 2015

BBHMM

YAAAASSSSS BITCH YAAAASSSSSSSSS




Take ALL of my money Rihanna.

I want to be Rihanna's bff, fuck a Taylor

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sweet July

The absolute best month of the year




Its my birthday on the 7th of July and I'm freaking out about it as usual. I don't know when I'm going to outgrow this birthday excitement but I'm hoping its not soon....I love LOVE my birthday. From the 1st of July I'm in an absolute tizzy till it arrives, and the glow remains well into the month.

July.....please be good to me.

Love and light xx

p.s. official soundtrack for my month is OMI's 'Cheerleader', not the Euro-trash version by Felix Jaehn that just got released but the original 'Cheerleader; that came out in 2012.

I heard this song for the first time last year and the melody just stuck in my head but I had no idea who sang it, then I saw the original 2012 video early this year and fell in love. I can't get it out of my head, its my absolute favorite song right, its such a happy tune. Like if I'm mad and I play Cheerleader, I'm well.....less mad.



Loving: Maju

So Maju has always been like that cool underground indie label, that has a cult following but isn't really mainstream, but in the past few months, they blew up like crazy.

I've bought two Maju pieces before HERE and HERE, and I recently added majorly to my Maju collection. My friend Zina of Style Vitae recently started working with the brand and sang their praises so much I found myself on their site one fateful night at 2am....my dears, it was like going down the rabbit-hole, I emerged in Wonderland, poorer and much better dressed.

There are so many amazing things about the collection, the quality, the originality, the affordability and the above par customer service......I wouldn't even know where to begin. 

I rocked a few of my buys last weekend;

The Fiola blouse (with my friend Uju Offiah of Meena at the Iamisigo showroom soft launch)




The Alma jacket and Juliette pants to the Kaymu Fashion Event and Beauty in Lagos Beauty Party




These were just the tip of the iceberg and to give you an example of how affordable these clothes are, the three in the above pictures are collectively less than N20,000....for three separate outfits.

Maju is on sale now and I strongly advise you to get over there while the pickings are still rich.

Shop Maju on shopmaju.com

See what I did there...

Love and Light xx

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Catch-Up 16/06/15

I've been spending a lot of time working on several projects (both blog and work related), so my schedule has been mental and I was really looking forward to a few quiet nights in watching Jane the Virgin (which is a stupendous show btw. I thought it'd be an Ugly Betty doppelgänger but its such a lovely, funny show and Jane's father is my current favorite person), when my friend Amaka (www.makyscorner.com) came into town and pretty much blitzed all my couch potato plans.

From having an empty-ish social calendar, last week was suddenly chock-a-block with all sorts and I gamely participated up until Saturday when my granny immune system kicked in and I fell ill, just for a few hours though, shout-out to Medplus Pharmacy for running an awesome 24 hour practice and being on hand at 1am to pump me full of drugs.


Attended the opening of a fantastic new spot in Lekki, BLD by PLAY. BLD stands for breakfast, lunch and dinner and they have pretty much the cheapest buffet in Lagos, N2,500 for all you can eat. (see more about BLD HERE)



Unbelievable....yah. BLD is on Admiralty Way Lekki, right by KFC.



It was my darling friend MJ's birthday as well and we had dinner at Crust & Cream, which was so nice. I'd read a scathing review of it on Eat Drink Lagos and I trust the writers with my life so I never bothered going. But that day MJ's brother had organized a lovely little dinner for her there, free dins was in place so I was like why the hell not. Decor was pretty poor as I'd already read, but the food was GOOD, my vegetables were cooked just right, and the seasoning was peak. Service was just regular, food took a bit of time but when it came it was worth the wait.



A few glasses of wine in and we were MERRY





On Friday, attended Amaka's mother-in-laws 70th birthday








On Saturday I attended the Luxury Beauty Brunch organized by World Media PR at Rhapsody's in VI.



It was a lovely event, started an hour and a half late but I've learned that Nigerian time is inevitable, now I just need to teach my Hulk tendencies to calm down and accept it.

Hung out with my girl Samie of Style Vitae





After it we went to the opening of the Hans & Rene Gelateria at the Radisson Blu hotel



It has the trippiest powder room ever, total down the rabbit hole experience. All it needed was a bottle in the corner labelled "drink me"




Same trippy effect in the bathroom, had to take a hallucinogenic mirror selfie with Samie and my sister




Had another event Sunday evening but by the time I'd gone to Evening Mass and made dinner, I was tuckered out. My mum came over to visit and we spent the night gossiping about the Kardashians (my mum wants to be Kris btw)


and one of my bezzies Adanna got married last weekend!



Love and light xx