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As an African girl, I grew up wearing African prints. It was by no means my day-to-day choice of clothing but it was something I and every Nigerian, male and female wore to weddings, funerals, birthdays and sometimes just around the house in the form of a caftan. African print was considered to be more traditional than fashionable back then but things changed in the mid-2000’s when a few fashion designers started using the fabric  in their collection. Nigerian fashion designer, Jewel by Lisa who rose to fame sometime in 2009

I attended a friend’s traditional wedding in Fickburg, last week Saturday which fell on Heritage Day. I can’t say I know much about traditional weddings since I’ve only been to two with this one being my second. I didn’t know what to expect but I was prepared to be entertained. Prior to the day, the bride who is half Yoruba and Sotho chose a fabric as is the norm in the Yoruba culture and then sold it as ‘aso ebi’ to her friends and family. Aso-ebi directly translated means “uniform outfit of

I turned 30 years old last week, 16 September and I celebrated this incredible milestone with a small group of girlfriends at Pigalle restaurant in Melrose Arch. The dress code for the evening was 1920’s style inspired because no other era says elegance, glamour and fun quite like a 1920’s outfit, right? Since I turned 26, I’ve been petrified of turning 30 – it just sounds old!  By the time you are 30, you should have gotten all your shit together. You should be a ‘boss lady’, home owner, married

Hurray, spring is here which means it’s time to spruce up your wardrobe! The weather may still be a bit chilly and dreary from time to time but there is no reason for your wardrobe to stay stuck in winter. Say goodbye to dark, neutral coloured clothing and give your wardrobe a much needed lift with bright, floral patterns this spring. When I think of spring, the first thing that pops to mind are florals. Floral clothing never goes out of style, it is all about embracing femininity and having

In my previous post I share details of my experience at Salon 58 Awaken Grace. Today’s post is a continuation but here I’m sharing what I wore and what I often think of before choosing an outfit for an occasion. Deciding on what to wear can be very challenging for men and women. ‘What to wear?’ is a question we commonly ask ourselves and others when choosing an outfit for work, gym or even just to go to the shops. Since what I wear plays a role in how confident I

“What is preppy style?” you may ask.  I am no expert but I know enough to say categorically that preppy style is clean, sophisticated and even suave. If you’ve ever watched the television show, Gossip Girl, you will most likely be familiar with the main character, Blair Waldorf. Blair is an upper class white girl and her style can best be described as preppy – very Ivy League and refined. The preppy look most often than not denotes wealth – like you belong on a yatcht, playing water polo or something.

When it comes to wearing colour, some people love it, others hate it and some are afraid of it. I for one love colour, be it in my clothing, makeup or even décor items – it just grabs my attention. One thing we can all agree on is that colour is eye-catching and that may be why some people are afraid of it especially because if you’re the timid sort and don’t like attention. The myth is that once you pass a certain age, you must be demure in your

Sweaters are the easiest and most comfortable way of dressing warm this winter. The weather has been pretty mild, not too cold for winter, so you can get away with wearing two layers underneath your sweater without much need for a coat. A sweater can be worn in multiple ways and for multiple occasions. It’s easy for many of us to complain and say “I have nothing to wear” – it usually isn’t true. There is plenty to wear, the styling inspiration is often what’s lacking. Sweaters are no longer

I’ve said many times that I often dress according to my mood. I dress to reflect or improve my mood. Often, when I wear black, I’m either in a sombre mood or I’m feeling sexy and powerful. In this particular post, it is the latter. Black is such an easy colour, it is the perfect colour to wear on those days you don’t feel your best and can’t be bothered to find an outfit to match. Head-to-toe black is not only an easy look to pull off but it is

If you’re a Dolly Parton fan, you’ll know my post title was inspired by one of her songs but today’s post is not about dear old Dolly but about my coat. I first came across the coat in an emailer from Spree about four months ago. You see, I’ve been obsessing over Frida Kahlo for quite some time, ever since I saw the movie Frida, a biography on the artist, I was enamoured. I must admit I didn’t quite know who she was until I saw the movie and when

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