Monday, June 27, 2011

Homecoming

Hey guys! It's been a while I know, but I've been without a working laptop for a while. But I'm ready to get back into posting now that summer is here and I have a new laptop!
Already I've spent my first day of summer travelling to my home in Lagos, Nigeria.. four planes! Can you imagine?! It wasn't too bad as the first two legs of the trip were less than an hour, but the last leg of the trip just about did it for me--11 hour flight from Atlanta to Lagos! I'm smiling from ear to ear now that I'm surrounded by my family. 

I have a very action packed summer ahead of me. First, is my internship with top Nigerian fashion designer Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel by Lisa. She uses ankara, a traditional african print and has taken it to another level of sophisticated wearability and style. Influencing more than her fellow Nigerians, budding model Kendall Kardashian, and singer Kelis have been spotted wearing her pieces. Each garment is individual in its unique embellishments which she introduced long before Gwen Stefani utilized african prints in her L.A.M.B line. Jewel by Lisa (which you can see here) is sophisticated,very trendy, and luxe. Her new line, The J Label,  is exactly that, but more affordable. Its  youthful, high-fashion & everyday pieces that can either be worn together or individually mixed with pieces in your own wardrobe.
The J Label: 






via jewelbylisa.com.ng



Friday, January 28, 2011

HBD 2 ME

i'm a little late posting up pictures from my birthday, but hay there were some technical difficulties okay. So on my 17th birthday i had a little fam jam at the house with chinese and cake (yummy combo), next year i'm moving to pizza and champagne, which makes me nostalgic for The Hills aha. I know most people feel a change on their birthday, but i actually haven't felt anything yet.. weird, but i guess i'm not most people. My parents gave me some money and my cousin surprised me with getting my a purple bag, which i was happy for because i needed to get some color in the bag department. Good thing this spring is all about color, color, color... I'll have plenty of chances to stock up. :D




xx.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

my sunday best

i have about 3 exams this week with one of them being on tuesday ( my birthdayy! :D ).. rough i knoww, so i can't really afford to be on the computer much after this post so here's what i wore today and wish me luck on my exams this week! :/ my photographer went out so i had to do this with my smeared mirror in my room..


 Its a studded dark blue vneck shirt from I Heart Ronson and my pants are from Charlotte Russe.. i forgot where i got the grey sweater from but oh well.... ta ta till wednesday!

xx.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

oh my ASOS! | CAUTION, PICTURE HEAVY

i am definitely a hugnormous (huge&enormous) fan of ASOS so while looking up their spring collection i simply had to post my findings right away and share this delectable lookbook with all of you!





i'm not really one for floppy hats, but maybe thats just because i'm known to go into a store only to find out my head is a bit too big for most hats. Maybe i'll give this one a try because the good thing about these types of hats is that if its big, you don't look like a fool, the bigger and floppier the better (if it suits you that is).





this dress from the ASOS Revive section will definitely be a dress i would splurge for. And thats big for me because i'm not a total dressy person.. I'm more of a pants-and-dress-shirt-person, but we'll see as the weather changes seeing as its still kinda like the ice age up here in Canada.


Of course i had to save these color blocked beauties for last ;) All of them something i'd bag and click checkout in a hot second. The only problem is which one to choose.. There's these ones in the pic above, the leopard pair in the ASOS Africa picture and the ones below which aren't in the spring collection, but i'd sure make them part of my closest's collection aha!
well off to my pink lights.. night lovies! x.

images via refinery29, ASOS

Makeup Organization

Today i felt very get-up-and-do-some-cleaning-ish. With that came a couple DIYs that i decided to do to organize my beauty products and brushes. Before i just had all my makeup and brushes in one drawer and it wasn't pretty i would have to clean my brushes at least 2-3 times a week because they kept getting so dirty and dusty. Well, not anymore lovies.. i took charge and made a brush holder out of a tin can, like the ones that you would find baked beans in aha. I didn't feel like wasting money to go to the store soo this was the next best option towards my brushes better health.








 Still on a DIY roll i decided to organize my entire makeup drawer while i was at it. I just used this old hair straightener box and basically ripped and cut it apart so i could make it all fit inside and VOILA! Its not magnifique but its certainly tres bien for me. :)