Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gold at the Bottom of the Rainbow

It's Sunday! That means church for me, and for most people church means traditional attire. Well. I only possess two dresses made from ankara, so I decided to break one out for my official 'home for the holidays!' return to the church family. Besides, I'd look really ridiculous kneeling down over and over to greet if I was wearing some fancy DVF dress (I don't own one, but who else knows that? Lol...).
My darling sister, who has graciously agreed to take numerous pictures of me everyday for the last few days, was making fun of my silly poses. Pout! I like my poses!
Okay. Maybe she had a
And, in unrelated news, it would appear Michael Jackson's influence spread to the world of creepy-crawlies; this (mantis?) looks like it's doing 'Thriller'!
TTFN! (Tigger-ese for Bye!)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

We're going Live!

Today I went with my sister to the official launch of the Live Mechanics flagship store in Surulere, Lagos. It was practically over when we got there (I don't think anyone considers arriving six hours after the time on the invitation as fashionably late), but there were still a few people milling about. We had a great time talking and laughing, and it was a blast (even though we didn't buy anything...haha...). We even got photographed for a magazine! (Um, now I realise I probably should have asked the 'paparazzo' the name of the mag. Oh well.) Here's the sister:
And here I am:
Oh, look! There I am again, posing in front of a ton of designer bags that you can't see because my camera sucks (for now!)
The way I've knotted this belt is one of the many fruits of my constant fashion blog surfing; I learned this from Elaine Hearn of Clothed Much. It's very handy for those extra-long belts that you don't want to leave hanging, and you can do it even if the belt isn't really long, just for the detail, like I did.
I didn't even notice how many bows we were both wearing until I uploaded these:
I attached that bow to the top, like I mentioned in an earlier post here, and it definitely took the tank from drab to fab. People actually stopped me in the mall to say they liked my top! And I just love these super-cute shoes that my sister barely ever wears. If they were my size I'd have pinched them! Alas, she is Cinderella and I'm only the (Ugly Step) sister. Sigh.

Yes, I know there isn't really a bow on these; I just wanted to show you a picture of these cute shoes that my dear friend Neetu got me for my birthday...I love her (and them, of course).

You can check out the fabulous clothing available at the Live Mechanics store on the link I created earlier.
See ya!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I Don't Like Green Nothing...

...Except for money. That's a Kimora quote that isn't necessarily relevant, but I just wanted a title with green in it. I actually do like green things, like this cute Paris top that I can't seem to be able to find anymore! I have searched high and low, and in the weirdest places too, but it seems to be gone forever. Unless one of my girlfriends 'borrowed' it and 'forgot' to give it back. That's a thought... I miss you, baby. Don't you just love the girl and her poodle? (I know you can only see its butt, but the poufy tail should have informed you!) And they're made of flocking, too. Sob!

Another green thing I like is these shoes, but they are going to have to bring in yet another green thing I love, which is money. (I know the only really green Naira note is N20. Yes, I can be paid in twenties. So there.)
They haven't been worn at all; a friend gave them to my sister who gave them to me. I know, I know. Long story. But they haven't been worn. I would wear them, but in my school there are only about three 'heels-worthy' events all year long (it's Ibadan! I'm not exaggerating!), and these are such a tricky color that I've just never gotten 'round to actually wearing them.
They're size 40 1/2 European, 8 1/2 US, 7 UK. The heel height is about 4", with a teeny-tiny 1/2" platform. Brand new, peoples. They're made of synthetic material, and they're Anne Michelle.
If you're interested, send an e-mail to
Make me a reasonable offer.

It's green green green today! Yay!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Birthday Look

Okay, so it was my birthday over a week ago. Whatever. It's my blog, I can do whatever I want with it. That said, here's what I wore.
I've had that jacket for four years now, and before my birthday I'd only worn it once. Needless to say I was overjoyed at the chance to wear it again; the corset under it is cute, no doubt, but I didn't want anyone staring at me for all the wrong reasons on my big day. Here's a photo of the corset.And these cuties here are the birthday present from yours truly to yours truly. I seriously considered buying heels for about five minutes, but practicality won out. I can't be traipsing all over the UI campus in heels if I want to survive. But the war between Comfort and Style is far from over! This was only a skirmish, hear, Comfort? Don't gloat too much. I love these babies though. They are so comfortable, you wouldn't believe it. And they're rubber-soled and made from cloth, which means I can rock them all year, even in the rainy season. Yes!