Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Naija

"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

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