Tuesday, October 30, 2012

MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2012 Day 1

Unfortunately that's all the days you're going to see from me because I attended only Day I. Had to go East to Nnewi the next day for a friends wedding so I missed the rest of the exhibition and shows.

It took me yonks to post this because of all the pictures I had to upload, my internet is beyond shitty. If you see a wild woman in a boubou and hairnet occupying Swift 4Gs office just look away because I'm not leaving till I get some broadband.

Anyhoo to happier things, Day 1 of the MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week was really interesting, the best bit was that I was tricked out in custom Obsidian from the collection that debuted at LFDW2012 and the outfit was beyond gorgeous.

Blouse & Skirt: Obsidian

I LOVE the skirt detail, everybody actually thought it was metal from afar, like a sort of armour plate

This is what it looked like on the runway, with other dresses from the collection.

What with the 'Aduni' purses and now these clothes, Obsidian is about to go toe to toe with Virgos Lounge for my favourite Nigerian brand.


Went to go support my girl Lin who makes amazing jewelery under the Ariaba label. I'm particularly fond of her full body jewelery and her jeweled slippers and sandals. For my fellow yetis, Ariaba sandals go up to a size 42 which is a UK9 and a US11 and they are gorgeous. I just ordered me a pair.

Ariaba Contemporary Jewelery is stocked at 32 Musa Yar Adua street Victoria Island and at L'espace 19a Olosa street off Karimu Kotun street, Victoria Island.

I thought these stools and centretable made out of tyres was very interesting, definitely not to my taste but I think I see where the designer is going with them. There was no sign around it though so I have no idea who made them.

These neckpieces by Nichole By Haguana were super amazing, the pictures don't even do them justice, they are so beautiful, only drawback is the hefty price. Besides that I'd definitely love to own one.

I especially liked this large beaded purse by Nichole By Haguana too.

I've been a long time fan of Design For Love and they did not disappoint, African inspired clutches and bags bedecked with sequins, patchwork fabric and intricate beadwork....definite plus.


Kike, Tolu and Seyi of vintage brand Toseki Vintage

Shally of For Style Sake

Onyinye Fafi-Obi of Fashion Phoenix and vintage brand Elsie Vintage

Nneka of Neks2U

Adebayo Oke-Lawal of Orange Culture, he was a LFDW2012 Young Designer of the Year finalist

Ifeoma Odogwu, stylist and Genevieve Magazine writer

With my boo Wana Sambo who was also a LFDW2012 Young Designer of the Year finalist.

Met these two gorgeous TWP readers

My boo Chidiogo

Ejiro Amos-Tafiri and Diana Ubah,  who she collaborated with on her diffusion line D.E.A.T.

It was a fun fun fun night. My favourite collections were Obsidian, Ejiro Amos-Tafiri and House of Marie. If you follow me on Instagram and twitter you'd know which collection I was sure was a massive prank, so awful, I won't repeat the name on here.

So bummed I missed the rest of the shows, Omoyemi Akerele of Style House Files, did an amazing job. Kudos to the blessed people who are determined to take Nigerian fashion to awesome heights.

Love and light xx

photo credit: jadore-fashion instagram


  1. I need that skirt in my LIFE!!!
    It has that 'tough girl' factor and
    I like how you used the metal cuffs
    to complement the look.
    U look amazing, babe.

    Great photos!


    1. Me and my aso-ebi metal cuffs, I wear them so much now you'd think its the only jewelery I have. I really need to switch it up.

      Thanks love

  2. ABSOLUTELY in love with that skirt! Xxx

  3. i like the skirt a lot and erroneously thought it was some sort of metal at first as well. Plus, good job on the styling.

    And it was nice to meet u.


    1. I can't even take credit for the styling, Isoken Ogiemwonyi of Obsidian put the outfit together and I just wore it.

      Thanks baby girl

  4. Fada! That Obsidian skirt is the BUSINESS. Love, love, love it. Also love how you paired it for your overall look. Very hot. I'm gon' need these designers to have links for us in the abroad na :(

    And ummm...totally not digging those tire stools either.

    1. hahaha @ fada! I'm sure Obsidian will soon, the label is amazing.

  5. Beautiful people.
    That skirt is very nice. Naija designers are not playing at all.

  6. Beautiful people.
    That skirt is very nice. Naija designers are not playing at all.

  7. Lovely pictures, and great skirt :)

  8. No words for that skirt! I don't even know how to describe it! Its just..... Love your custom outfit Daks! Always on point + 1 as usual.


  9. Did Ifeoma Odogwu go to Sagamu? Name rings a bell

  10. Love d total look


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