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.
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