Wednesday 30 August 2017


"Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them."
- Marc Jacobs

Back in March I was a bridesmaid for one of my best friends. Typical of Nigerian weddings, the bridesmaid wore two dresses; one for the Church ceremony and another for the evening reception. Whilst I loved the dress I wore for the church ceremony, I was most excited about the dress for the reception; because I designed it. 

All the bridesmaids were given the same material to design whatever they wanted to wear to the reception, of course with the different designs, the same material allowed us to look uniform and stand out from the rest of the guests. Those who know me well know that I love things like this, I've always designed outfits but haven't always had the time to get them made. However, on this occasion I was given the contact details of great a tailor based in South East London, so immediately got to work on designing my dress.

I wanted to design something that I wouldn't just wear for the wedding, but could wear again, wherever and whenever. So I came up with a maxi dress that could transform into a mini dress. A sweetheart neckline mini dress, with a full maxi skirt that is wrapped on top, to create the illusion of a glamorous maxi dress. 

I decided to wear the dress with platform gold heels, a gold clutch bag and gold statement jewellery. I finished off the look with red and gold make-up, to complement the rich colours of my dress. 

Photography - R. Daniel


Tuesday 22 August 2017

Canary Stripes

"I loath narcissism, but I approve vanity."
- Diana Vreeland

I never realised I had a serious shoe problem until one day I decided to reorganise my shoes and realised that there were so many pairs that I had never worn.. ever! So, I've decided to feature all of my shoes (don't ask me how many, because I honestly don't know) on the blog before the year comes to an end. Yep, that's four months. 

I decided to kick off with these bright yellow high heels that I got from my favourite store, yes Zara, a few seasons ago. I can't believe my favourite colour is yellow and I've been wanting a pair of yellow heels for ages, when all along these bad boys were staring straight at me. Anyway, I teamed up the heels with a matching yellow bag, also from Zara (old), some white skinny jeans from Topshop and a multi-way shirt... yep you guessed it, from Zara (same shirt, different colour here). I finished off the look with simple jewellery and. oversized sunglasses. 

Photography - E. Daniel

Friday 18 August 2017

Cool Biker

"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak."
- Rachel Zoe

Summer is fast coming to an end, and Autumn is drawing in... well at least over here in London. In light of this, I thought I'd feature more transitional pieces on the blog, of which this outfit includes two; this amazing biker skirt from Shein and this casual but cool off the shoulder bodysuit, from Pretty Little Thing. Sort of rock-biker, with the mixture of black and (faux) leather, I decided to add a feminine touch with these barely there platform perspex heels from Forever 21 (sold out). I finished off the look with these cool sunglasses from Shein and my trusted faux leather grab bag, that I got from Zara many years ago. 

Photography - E. Daniel

Monday 14 August 2017

Pretty Petal

"You either know fashion or you don't."
- Anna Wintour

I bet you never thought you'd see me in such a pretty dress, right? It makes a change from my usual sexy or urban looks, right? yeah, I know. I just fancied a change. When I saw this dress on the Shein website I wasn't sure if I should get it; it wasn't very Rita-ish. Totally different to what I usually go for, I decided to take a risk and show people that there are more (style) sides to me than they think or rather, than I let on. How I dress is purely dependent on how I feel and today, I felt like dressing up in something pretty and putting on some make-up.

I decided to team up this pretty little dress, that I recently purchased from Shein, with a pair of strappy heeled sandals the I got from ASOS a few months ago. I finished off the look with a faux fur cross body bag from Zara (see alternative here) and cool oversized cat-eyed sunglasses that I got from Topshop (sold out). Whilst all the pieces may not be on the high-street anymore, you can still get the main centre piece, the lovely dress... whilst stocks last, so get a move on!!

Photography - E. Daniel


Thursday 10 August 2017

Smooth Silk

"Pure, intense emotions. It's not about design. It's about feelings."
-Alber Elbaz

I've had my eye on these fancy kimonos for a while now, and when I spotted this one of Shein I just knew I had to get it. Long and smooth with a beautiful design, it makes for a great contender to those available on the high-street, and at just. a fraction of the price.

The perfect cover-up for the warmer months, Kimonos are the 'it buy' this season and with them all over social media, on the catwalks and in stores, I needed to get in on the new craze. And I'm glad I did.

I decided totem up my kimono, with velvet separates; a cute cropped top from New Look (alternative here) and split leg high waisted trousers from Pretty Little Thing (similar here). I finished off the look with a matching velvet bag from Missguided (sold out).

Photography - E. Daniel


Sunday 6 August 2017

Urban Chic

"What I have done, Coco would have never done. She would have hated it."
- Karl Lagerfeld

So, firstly I must apologise for the poor maintenance of my blog. I've done so many outfit shoots, but finding the time to edit the photographs and put some enjoyable text to the images, has been somewhat challenging. You'd have thought after all these years that I'd be use to it, well at least by now. 

Unfortunately, things have been so hectic at work recently, I've hardly had any time to myself. Life has been; going to bed late and working up early, working ridiculous hours in the office, whilst still trying to see family and friends. Sadly, my blog has had the short straw and I haven't been able to dedicate as much time to it, as I usually do, or at least would have liked to.

Hopefully, time will be on my side, well for now. I'll be sure to provide you with more content on a regular basis. Fingers ad toes crossed. 

Anyway... how cool is this outfit, well to be more specific the faux leather beret. With similar hats spotted on Rihanna and BeyoncĂ©, and gracing the catwalks of Gucci and Dior, I knew I had to get this fierce head candy (yep, coined by me) when I spotted it on the Shein website. Similar in style, but at a fraction of the price... this hat is a bargain. 

I decided to go for a sexy chic look and teamed up the beret with an Bardot pinstriped blazer, also from Shein, a faux leather mini skirt from Zara (similar here) and pointed court shoes from H&M (old). I finished off the look with cool sunglasses from Primark, and my trusted faux leather grab clutch, (that I pick up from Zara many years ago). 

Photography - E. Daniel

Wednesday 2 August 2017


"Trendy is the last stage before tacky."
-Karl Lagerfeld

There's no other style I love dressing in more than 'casual cool'. Forget the sexy revealing outfits, or the smart work-wear, it's all about dressing casual and looking cool. Being able to get dressed up and take my look from day to night, is the biggest advantage of dressing casual cool. A pair of heels can dress up what would have been a rather laid back outfit, a casual outfit. The shoes and accessories, in combination with the make-up and hairstyle is what adds the cool to my otherwise simply casual outfit.

Here I decided to team up this long-line vest top from Zara (that I bought before my three month shopping ban, don't worry it is still available in store to buy in the sale), vest a faux leather mini skirt, faux leather clutch bag and barely-there platform perspex heeled sandals from Forever 21 (alternatives here and here). I finished off the look with cool black sunglasses from Topshop and this cute watch (that I've been wearing a lot recently) from Abbot Lyon

Photography - E. Daniel
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