Tuesday, December 29, 2015

OOTD: Cocktails With Claire At Meidei




Cocktails With Claire: The Lagos Edition was a super-sized version of Claire Sulmers' usual events. 

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Vlisco Campaign: A Christmas To Remember

So I recently did a shoot with international fabric brand, Vlisco and Style Vitae to celebrate the launch of the Vlisco Christmas collection with Noble Igwe, Samantha Dimka and Bolanle Olukanni. The campaign titled 'A Christmas To Remember', was aimed at celebrating the brand's uniqueness, creativity and complete interpretation of the true African fabric.


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How I'm Staying Fit Over The Holidays

So I'm off to my village; Arondizuogu in Imo State this weekend. I'm definitely excited, my cousins are going to be around, there are weddings, parties...oodles of activity and to accompany all this will be food, lots of it.

See I go to the gym 4 times a week, I don't do a lot of cardio because I shed weight really quickly so I stick to weight training. I go hard at my workouts because I find it very difficult to stick to a clean eating schedule. I've managed to completely cut out soda and some carbs but I largely still eat whatever I want. So to offset all the crap I eat, I beast it in the gym from Monday to Thursday for at least 2 - 3 hours per day.



Now my very legitimate fear with going to the village is that there is going to be tons of food, which by virtue of my being a gully I have to have, but where I'd normally eat then spend 3 hours at the gym the next day, this can't work in the village. No gym...nada.

I'm actually terrified of what I might look like by the time I get back to Lagos.

I came up with a few easy steps to take to be able to enjoy my Christmas feasts while not neglecting my body.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

So I met Claire Sulmers of The FashionBomb Daily

....and completely lost my shit



I managed to keep it together though on the outside, as the realest G.


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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Short Story


I recently worked on the Forte Oil #WhatDrivesYou campaign with some other amazing, talented creative people

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Genevieve Article : My Tinder Experience


This post was originally published on genevieveng.com under the column, Daks In The City, written by Adaku Ufere HERE

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Daks In The City


So I don't know how I forgot to loud this on here, but I'm the new Style and Beauty Contributor at the Genevieve Magazine website genevieveng.com.


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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Things I Learned in 2015



Doing a recap of the year when it hasn't even ended...weird I know. But its 1am, I'm up writing a client proposal and it just hit me that this has been a hell of a year. Where best to sort through the muddle than on TWP eh?

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference 2015




Beauty Africa 2015 will open its doors in less than one month. 

Running from 7 – 9 October 2015 at the Eko Convention Center, Lagos, Nigeria, the show provides a mix of business networking and trade opportunities, along with high quality workshops to showcase the latest techniques in the field of beauty, haircare and skincare. 

It is the perfect platform for the industry's leading manufacturers, service providers and professionals to be educated, meet, and develop business contacts with the beauty community in West Africa and beyond.

The exhibition will host more than 100 exhibitors showcasing more than 250 international brands and products from 17 different countries.

This year, more than 30 international and regional speakers such as Khuraira Musa, Banke Meshida Lawal, Lola Maja, Bimpe Onakoya, Dionne Smith, Junior Green, Fatima Mamza, Dr Vivian Oputa,  and many more will be leading hour long demo’s to share their expertise and help you to better your business.


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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Daks' Workout Plan

Dare I say it....I finally joined the FitFam bandwagon.




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Monday, September 7, 2015

Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference 2015

Beauty lovers unite! Its just a month to the Beauty Africa Exhibition and Conference 2015!




See details inside....

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

TEChnicoLAW Summit



I'll be speaking to 4th year Law students of the University of Lagos at the TechnicoLaw Summit, hosted by members of the Taslim Elias Chambers of the Faculty of Law, UNILAG.

The idea behind this summit is to invite reputable entrepreneurs from in different fields, who had Law as a foundation to speak to the students on how they have, so far, merged a Law background with working in different fields today. The students have identified a trend whereby students are picking up interests, learning new skills and constantly seek a way to get the best out of a law career and a solid interest. The fields that have been earmarked include photography, media, politics and fashion.

The speakers are: Kelechi Amadi Obi (A-list Photographer, Kelechi Amadi Studios) for Photography, Chude Jideonwo (Managing Partner, Red Media Africa) for Media, Folake Coker (Designer, Tiffany Amber) for Fashion and Ayo Sogunro (Writer, Legal Consultant and Policy Advocate) for Politics.

The details for this event are:

Date: Friday, September 4th 2015
Time: 1:00pm -3:30pm
Venue: Julius Berger Hall, University of Lagos
Theme: "TEChnicoLAW: Law beyond boundaries".
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

LBD Nation

I wore a lot of black for nights out on my holiday. Not deliberate or anything but it just turned out to always be the case.

I've finally gotten over my law student hatred of black.....



The rebirth is real guys.


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Grey Annual Sale + Giveaway!



The Grey Giveaway


The Grey Annual Sale is this weekend, between the 29th and 30th of August from 12pm - 7pm, at The Social Place Lagos. 

To celebrate we are offering a N10,000 voucher to one follower/reader!

Unfortunately for some of us, this Giveaway will be running exclusively on Instagram (@LoveTWP), so interested people must: follow Grey (@GreyProjects); repost the giveaway flyer on their own page; hashtag #GreyGiveaway to qualify. 

The giveaway will run from Tuesday 25th August and winner announced on 27th of August. 

The voucher is non-transferable and only for use on the days of the sale (29th & 30th August), so the winner must be able to come to the sale to get their voucher.

Love and Light xx
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Saturday, August 22, 2015

M.I.A.

If you're following me on Snapchat or Instagram (@LoveTWP on both), I think it would have been pretty obvious this was my first time in Miami.

I posted A LOT. This was definitely one of my most fun vacations. 




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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.




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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




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Strip....

Not me...

The lovely art exhibition at the Re Le Art Gallery



According to the Curatorial Statement on the Re.Le site , "In this exhibition ‘STRIP’ we showcase a collection of nudes in varying degrees by painters and photographers and we seek to amplify the body of conversation.

The purpose here is to strip bare, rediscover and reopen the discourse around the human form; to provoke keen engagement, investiga- tion of anatomical information; to deconstruct myths and truths of power, shame, freedom, beauty (and more)- the different shades of attendant feelings that accompany an encounter with a naked body.

We strongly encourage you to approach these works stripped of the caution of modesty but clothed with the courage of an open mind." 


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TWP x BLD

If you live in Abuja or have partied in Abuja you'll definitely have been to PLAY or Candy.

Now the Kings of Abuja nightlife have brought the magic to Lagos with BLD by PLAY.



BLD stands for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner and besides a regular menu you can order from they have pretty much the most affordable buffet in Lagos, probably in Nigeria. Only N2,500 for all you can eat, all day.


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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.




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Thursday, July 2, 2015

BBHMM

YAAAASSSSS BITCH YAAAASSSSSSSSS




Take ALL of my money Rihanna.

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



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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)




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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.



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Monday, June 1, 2015

Citrus

Because I look like a cool drink on a hot day, a burst of sunshine and golden friend plantain in this dress from River Island.



Wore it recently to the World Media PR Luxury Beauty Brunch and the Hellofood World Hunger Day Bloggers/Media Dinner, which both took place last Saturday.






Love and light xx
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Friday, May 29, 2015

Konga Big App Sale

It’s Raining Fashion Discounts in Day 2 of the Konga Big App Sale





Day 1 of the Konga Big App Sales has been filled with so much excitement as shoppers have been grabbing amazing deals. We can assure you that the deals are disappearing very quickly! Brace yourselves up for Day 2 which will feature crazy discounts off Fashion! Look out for up to 75% discount on male and female exquisite fashion pieces from exclusive brands like Gold, Deo Milano, Rebel, Spotted, Franck New York, Gab Morgen and much more! If you’ve been waiting to revamp your wardrobe at crashed prices, the time is now!

Remember that having the Konga Mobile App gives you first access to these unbelievable deals. Konga Mobile App users would be given first access to all the incredible daily deals as they are unveiled from 6am to 9am daily, while the desktop shoppers will be granted access to the Konga website from 9am to 6am. To join the VIP shoppers, all you have to do is download the Konga Mobile App!

Day 3 highlights will be Home & Kitchen and other categories, followed by Beauty & Health and Computers & Electronics on day 4 and day 5 respectively. All deals from previous days will still be available till the end of the promotion. You should however hurry as these goodies won’t last forever judging from how quickly they’ve been disappearing. The Big App Sale is on from now till the 1st of June 2015 so keep shopping!

For priority shopping on daily deals as they are unveiled, download the Konga Mobile App from Google Play Store and the App Store today. Don’t miss out on the biggest App sale of the season!

Love and light xx






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Friday, May 22, 2015

Gbémisókè Shoes by Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

Can we all do a collective wave for my girl Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi........



She's here saving lives and taking names. If your shoe size is below a UK8/US10, you won't understand the joy with which I'm typing this post.

I wear a UK9/US11 and its an absolute nightmare finding shoes that fit and look good at the same damn time. Its so bad that my brain has convinced itself that Daks is not a 'shoe person'.....disdain what you cannot attain and all that. I love shoes but because its such a hassle finding nice ones I declare loftily that I'm not really into shoes. 

All lies.

Anyhoo Gbemi has introduced a shoe line for us ladies with feet of a *ahem* larger persuasion...so yah, get into the gloriousness.



Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi has become the first on-air personality in Nigeria to float a shoe line for ladies with big feet. The host of Beat FM’s Drive Time Show who made the announcement on her Facebook page, says the eponymous line came about because she couldn’t find perfect pair of shoes for years. 

Gbémisókè is a women’s shoe line consisting of flats, pumps, and mules for women who wear size 42 and up. ‘It’s quite tough for women like me who wear UK size 9 and up, to find nice shoes. Most stores don’t carry such big sizes, and when they do, they sell out quickly. 







After complaining for years, I decided to create a line to make life easier for women like me who have bigger feet.’ ‘I meet women every time who have the same challenges, and I was surprised to realize no one was really doing anything about it.’ 

Many times I would end up buying shoes that were a size smaller all because I liked them and they didn’t have my size. I would stuff my feet in the shoes and endure pain. At least the shoes were pretty. When I did find shoes in my size, I would buy them in every color I could find! The hassle of finding cute shoes when you wear a U.S11 in shoes!’ 



She met manufacturers in China, England and America and the result is Gbémisókè, an eponymous line which has launched on Jumia and Konga. 

In a Facebook post early today, Gbemi who is a princess from Owo kingdom in Ondo State, says her brand name means ‘Lift me up’ in her native Yoruba language. ‘When a woman has good shoes on, a nice and comfortable pair, she’s confident, sure of herself. She is on top of the world.’ 




‘I’ve been asked why the shoes are so affordable. But truly, I didn’t want to make a luxury line. There are many brands doing that already. I know a lot of Nigerians who cannot afford luxury items. 
So I wanted something that solves the big feet problem, something very fashionable, and something very affordable. I’m happy we’re able to achieve all three with Gbémisókè.’ ... 

The shoes are available on Jumia and Konga (just search for Gbemisoke) and you fill find them at http://www.jumia.com.ng/gbemisoke/ 

I didn’t want to have a ‘luxury line’ because let’s be honest, only a small fraction of Nigerians can afford it. I wanted something affordable! Times are hard! Thanks for reading my epistle and please support my hustle.... 

SUPPORT HER HUSTLE GUYS!!!!

and not just because she's one of the few OAPs I can listen to who doesn't make my ears bleed :)

Love and light xx


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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
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Osas Ighodaro Strikes Gold as New Brand Ambassador of Gold Fashion Line


The international label Gold has announced glamorous and stylish TV sensation, Osas Ighodaro as its brand ambassador for Nigeria. Gold is a classy ready-to-wear contemporary brand designed for the strong, ambitious and sophisticated female who desires luxe styles at affordable prices.



The brand flaunts versatile use of colors to spruce up classic silhouettes. Details like peplums, print and pleats as part of the architecture of pieces. Gold strikes beyond the regular everyday appearance of the independent woman to exude more feminine and sophisticated features.






With structural signature pieces that easily transitions from day to night, the Gold brand epitomizes the total wardrobe for the modern woman with a line of ready-to-wear tops, blazers, dresses, shorts and skirts; all available in a selection of artful prints, solid hues and modern colors.


Discover a whole new world of effortless luxury!




Shop the entire collection here

Photo Credits
· Photographer - Kola of Insignia Media Productions (Twitter & Instagram - 
  @kolaoshalusi)
· Osas (Instagram & Twitter) - @officialosas
· Make up by Dorannebeauty (Instagram &Twitter) -  @dorannebeauty.com
· Styling - Adaeze Obiozor - (Twitter &Instagram - @jenniqueconsulting), Vanessa
  Onwudiwe (@miss_nessa_sery)
· Shoot Location - Mason Farenheit Hotel (http://fahrenheithospitality.com/maison/)


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