Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Catch Up - 30/04/15

Is it really a proper catch-up sesh if what I'm posting about is almost a month old?

Don't know, don't care :)

Over the Easter break I decided to do a little visiting, started out in New York for a few days.

NEW YORK



I actually did something I've never done before, flew into a city with absolutely no plans. I was initially supposed to go straight to Maryland but I had a few extra days and haven't been in New York in a while (see HERE, HERE and HERE), so I thought why not.




Whenever I go somewhere there's always an itinerary and people to hang with, but this time there was nothing and I decide to sight see in New York for the first time. In cities I go to a lot, I never see the sights, I know where the best malls, restaurants and clubs are but I've never been to a....Buckingham Palace for instance, and its literally just a few stops away from where I lived in London. Same thing with NY, I've never really been anywhere besides my usual haunts so I meandered around the city for 4 days. Went to museums, art galleries, Central Park.....just roamed.

Actually went to Times Square by myself and just sat there, very different from when I've been there before with screaming half drunk friends.

*True Story! In 2005 or so, my brother and I went to the MTV store in Times square to buy MTV merch, and we saw this line outside the MTV studio. Now this was when TRL was still on and apparently the line was for the TRL audience. Usually you have to pre-book or something to actually sit inside the studio during TRL but that's like when a Britney or Justin is coming. That day it was Marques Houston (dead guy), and they needed bodies to fill up the audience so they allowed my brother and I join the line and go into the studio. It was soooo surreal! Like we saw Carson Daly and Vanessa Milino and Marques Houston and I was just like...woah. TRL used to air a few days after in Nigeria so I had my friends on high alert to watch out for us and a few of them actually caught it, we weren't using camera phones then or I'd have  a framed picture or something but the memory still bangs.



Biggest mistake was going to the Holocaust Museum on my first day, because I was pretty much depressed for a couple days after. Very educative, very enlightening, but so sad.

Like I said on Instagram, we need a Biafran War Museum, its still a mystery to me why this country likes to pretend the Civil War didn't happen. How are we not learning about it in schools? For the love of God, fix up Nigeria.



MARYLAND

Did I mention my brother and his wife had twins? 

I didn't?

Meet Arinze Nathan and Adaeze Noelle :)



Biggest nwanne



My brother and his family came in from Los Angeles and we were all in town for my cousins daughter's birthday and to celebrate Easter with family. 



Easter Sunday!



My babe Stella of Jadore-Fashion came over to hang out and help me babysit. I'll like to add that my niece and nephew are pretty much perfect. 



LONDON

Got into London the Tuesday and the MO was turn up and go home. I had a No Faaji For Lent policy in place so London was definitely the place to break it.

Decided to continue sight-seeing and was all prepped to go to the Tower of London but last minute changes and I went to the Sherlock Holmes museum instead. 



I'm a massive Sherlock Holmes fan, I've read all the stories and it was really a surreal experience. Its at 221B Baker Street like in the books and they re-created Holmes and Watson's entire home, down to Watson's busted old medical bag, the living room, their bedrooms, the attic and stand-out characters from the books.

Loved it.


FINALLY got my Nubian Skin tights, which I've reviewed, will post soon.



Hung out with friends, my friend Jen, who was my neighbor back in Aberdeen and whom I hadn't seen since we graduated. Actually the last time I saw her, was at her birthday, 3 years ago HERE



and my friends Chiz and Ifeoma.



 The night before I left, met up with my friend Maky of Maky's Corner and I know Maks is all zen mummy blogger and all, but the wild woman beneath is unleashed from time to time and we had the sickest night.

This was us before the madness ensued...



Ha! You thought I was going to post an 'After' picture, Chukwu e kwe na. We were utterly disreputable by the time it was over and I got on my flight the next morning looking like the Bride of Frankestein. Didn't open my eyes from the minute I left Heathrow till I got to Lagos.




Love and light xx

p.s. Oh and my friends Boki and Seember started blogs recently. Show them some love; RedLipsWin and GorgeousBrownSkin

p.p.s and its my soul sisters birthday today. Happy birthday Nekky Neks!!



Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fringe!

Gave my girl Esosa Stores a mandate and she came through as usual...



She made this dress in about 3 days, and the awesome thing with Esosa is we've been working together for so long, I never actually have to get measurements taken. We literally discuss a style over Whatsapp and I go pick up the dress when its ready, most of the time, on the day of the event.

I keep thinking bad luck will catch up with me one day and I'll miss an event because of my tardiness, but so far so yay.



I was running super late that day and didn't have time to take proper pictures so I roped in my gateman to play pap for the day. Hence the.....slightly uncomfortable stance. 

I felt so weird mean mugging for him.



Same neckpiece worn in this post HERE. This neckpiece is from H&M and cost just $35, but its proven its worth over and over again. 

Anything I wear it with goes from badder to baddest.





Esosa Stores - 07084192609  *tell her I sent you

Love and light xx

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

TV Sensation Ebuka Signs Deal as Deo Milano Brand Ambassador Sold Exclusively on Konga.com


Deo Milano, the sophisticated International men’s ready-to-wear fashion brand that is synonymous with masculinity and confidence has just announced that it has signed-up Nigerian TV sensation, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu as its brand ambassador for Nigeria, in line with its aim to further enhance its presence in Nigeria.



The Deo Milano brand oozes masculinity and sophistication with each of its pieces carefully crafted for the dapper man who has no intention of compromising style whether it’s at work or play. The Deo Milano man is not afraid to set the style pace while others follow. The fashion brand is known to provide exquisitely good finishing for its high quality pieces at very affordable prices.





If Deo Milano were a man, he would be Ebuka. He is considered to be one of the most trend-setting fashion icons in Nigeria known for his impeccable sense of style, confidence and success. His personality clearly epitomizes the Deo Milano man.







Shop from the entire collection comprising casual shoes, belts, shirts, chinos and smart pants right here. The Deo Milano brand is exclusive to Konga.com.


Photo Credits
· Photographer - Kola of Insignia Media Productions (Twitter & Instagram - 
 @kolaoshalusi)
· Ebuka (Instagram & Twitter) - @ebuka
· Make up by Dorannebeauty (Instagram & Twitter) -  @dorannebeauty.com
· Styling - Adaeze Obiozor - (Twitter & Instagram - @jenniqueconsulting), Ochije Nnani (_ochije)
· Shoot Location - Mason Farenheit Hotel (http://fahrenheithospitality.com/maison/)