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: