Sunday, February 27, 2011

ENE MAYA COLLECTION.

Hey everyone...
I have had these in my mail for a pretty long time,but now I have decided to blog about it.
you all know how much I love Turbans,right..??

A turban is more than a head-wrap. after years of seeing it on various runways round the world,its a trend that will never die. it is a brilliant way to tie up your hair,while looking like you made an effort with a fashion accessory. it never fails to transform your "BAD HAIR DAY" to "CHIC DAY". :)
Its a bold in-your-face accessory and many have been seen to come out of their comfort zone and try one on, e.g ME.
The ENE MAYA collection  is a combination of head-wraps,scarves and accessories. the designer,Ene Lawani is a beauty queen who shot to limelight as Miss Nigeria 2004. I have always admired her style and  the head-wraps she dons at each red carpet event.

HERE ARE THE PICTURES OF THE COLLECTION;-


ENE LAWANI,THE DESIGNER






THIS IS MY FAVOURITE.. THE BROOCHES ADD A CERTAIN PIZZAZZ TO IT.







MY SECOND FAVOURITE


MY THIRD FAVE... *SIGHS* I ADORE THE COLOUR.













GOSH... I WANT THEM ALL..!!! *SIGHS*
The ENE MAYA collection will be stocking at Rivista stores on Awolowo road,Ikoyi,from 1st of march 2011.
Prices range from N5,000 - N30,000.
amazing,yh.??

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

THE LOOK-BOOK ; MARIAMMOUSSA

Hello Fashion Phoenixes,
Here I am,blogging again...!!!
I really wanna take my time and thank you all for reading my blog.
I am really grateful. I am approaching the big "100" followers and i am so happy. it means i am blogging something worthful,aye.? :)

If you are an ardent reader of my blog,you would know that I posted "BEHIND THE SHOOT"  pictures of this look book. if you haven't read it,please click the link. :D
When I was approached to style this look-book,I was so happy. it was my first look-book and obviously,i wanted to give it my all. The collection was quite versatile and I hate studio shoot, so i decided to make it whimsical and quirky and shoot it in a garden.
My Fave Photographer,Obi Somto shot it and it was awesome.

HERE ARE THE PICTURES;
THE AMAZING MODELS.


MY FAVE PICTURE. :)




THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT.

FIERCE..!!





MADAM.




which of them is your fave piece.??
next week is gonna be hectic for me.. 2 fashion shows, A musician to style,a look-book to plan and my exams. *shudders*
Arise Fashion week is coming and i will be posting pictures on here. :)

HUGS,KISSES AND LOVE,
FASHION PHOENIX.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

PHOTOPHrENIA - GIRL POWER..!!

Hey.. Hey.. Hey..
Feels good to be blogging...!!
Its been a rough week with loads of tests and school work,but I am still waxing strong.
Its time for PHOTO-PHrENIA...!!!! ^_^
instead of posting random old pictures,i decided to follow a theme and post old pictures of women who have excelled in their chosen career and broke boundaries with their fashion style.

GRACE JONES (model,actress and fashion icon)-
ON THE SET OF JAMES BOND'S 007 FILM,"A VIEW TO A KILL"
PHOTOGRAPHED ON OCTOBER 1984


GRACE JONES MODELLING FOR SCOTT BARRIE'S SPRING COLLECTION
PHOTOGRAPHED  ON NOVEMBER 07,1973

PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDY WARHOL IN 1984
KELIS (singer)-

KELIS AT THE MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS.
PHOTOGRAPHED ON NOVEMBER 16,2000

KELIS PHOTOGRAPHED IN HER HOME.
JANUARY 01,2006
FUNMILAYO RANSOME KUTI (female right activist,mother)
FUNMILAYO KUTI AND HER SON,FELA.



I LOVE HER CHUNKY SWEATER AND GLASSES.
IMAN MOHAMED ABDULMAJID (model,businesswoman,fashion icon,mother)

IMAN AND SPENCER HAYWOOD.
PHOTOGRAPHED IN NOVEMBER,1980

IMAN,MODELLING FOR DONALD BROOKS
PHOTOGRAPHED IN SEPTEMBER 1984 BY GEORGE CHINSEE

PHOTOGRAPHED ON OCTOBER 16,1975
I LOVE THE NECK PIECE...!!  FABULOUS.!!


IN OTHER FASHION NEWS,Amber Rose was papped during London Fashion week,wearing this outfit.




P.S.- am i the only one who thinks there is something wrong with this look..??
i mean,i think amber rose was going for the fierce,yet feminine look with this BodyAMR dress,from their spring/summer collection,but seemed to miss it. the fit is wrong,the shoes are so off and dont get me started on the boob and upper torso region.

Whatchu think.??
HAWT OR NOUGHT..?? 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS.

Hello everyone..
I know I am late but.. HAPPY VALENTINE TO YOU ALL..!! It was a day to celebrate love with our loved ones.. many of us went out to celebrate,while some of us stayed indoor,Reading and tweeting while eating cookies and drinking pineapple juice. *guilty face*
I decided to heed to the request of my twitter followers and blog about the items I love most in my wardrobe.
Before reading this post, i would like to warn you.. my closet ain't Alexa chung-worthy or solange knowles-worthy.. so please,do not be in a haste to expect Breath-taking things.
Trying to upload pictures of my favourite things would make this post unnecessarily long.. so i decided to stick to my accessories.

MY FAVOURITE THINGS--

BROOCHES;-

ANKARA BROOCH BY L.L. KRAFT
FLOWER BROOCH MADE BY ME.
FABRIC GOTTEN FROM PATRICK AYANSKI STORE.
I love brooches. they always add a certain pop to my rather boring outfit.
I have them in all manner of sizes,patterns and shapes.



BAGS--

SLING BAGS
I have noticed that i detest carrying totes and handbags. I mean,i loved them,then all of a sudden, I noticed they were either too heavy because i kept packing too many unnecessary things in them and they slowed me down. (being a student and a major fashion enthusiast require swift movement).
These are my favourite slingbags among my numerous slingbags.

HAIR ADORNMENT;-

ANKARA HAIR ADORNMENTS- made by me.
POLKA DOT HAIR ADORNMENT- primark
I have been known to sport a particular hairstyle and i am sure from my previous posts,you would have noticed that too. people keep thinking i am trying to pull a 'ANNA WINTOUR'.. but the truth is i am more comfortable with that hairstyle because i dont have to brush it everyday.
In order to pop my whole look,I tend to put this hair adornments on.

SHOES-
VINTAGE

KURT GEIGER

CHRISTAIN LOUBOUTIN.
Although,id love to raid solange's closet,take  her shoes and colour block all the time.. i am however stuck with this shoes as my favourite shoes. The vintage shoes are so comfortable like i mentioned in my previous post .
The Kurt Geiger shoes are my favorite favorite... I have a thing for leopard prints, even though the leopard print overload, Nicki Minaj pulled at the Grammys is unforgivable in my style book.
The louboutins are really classy, but hurt like a mother fu*beep*.. I wonder why I included them in this post. Oh well, what’s fashion without a little pain, right?

RINGS-


RINGS.
MORE RINGS.

I love my rings... big, small, all kinds of rings. Abbey Kershaw stole my heart when I saw a picture of her, stacking rings on her fingers.
I have lots of them,but these are my favourites. J

HUGS,KISSES AND LOVE,
FASHION PHOENIX.
J

Saturday, February 12, 2011

VINTAGE BABY..!!!!

Its amazing to say that my father had a major influence in my love for vintage. He has a closet full of vintage clothes.. Most of them have suffered wear and tear over the years and some are still in perfect condition.

While going through the almighty closet.. I came across old pictures of my father and his friends. Everyone knows I am In love with the 70’s trend and have chosen it as my favorite fashion era.. so I  picked out pictures that was taken in the 70’s.

the date stamp on one of the pictures. 5TH JULY 1977


Fashion they say is universal.. now I couldn’t agree more. The pictures were taken in a small town in Anambra state, Nigeria. Onitsha, to be precise. And yet I noticed that the outfits were similar to the outfit regarded under the 70’s trend. If you thought Africans wore leaves as loin clothes.. you are about to be surprised. :D

MY POPPA.

This is my father… I must confess, I am pretty proud of this picture. He looks so stylish and handsome. I love his checkered shirt and flared pants. If you are familiar with the 70’s trend.. you will know that flared pants and bell Bottoms rocked.
Notice his teensy weensy afro.?? J


This is my father and best friend.. My father is the dude on the left. Oh my.. He looks so young in this picture. Notice their flared pants and crisp shirts? Probably ironed with a charcoal iron. LMFAO..!!


This is my father’s friend. I love his little Polaroid camera hanging from his neck. I have a thing for fedoras. It’s amazing to see a man rocking fedora in the 70’s


Well.. I have no idea who this lady is. She is probably my dad’s friend and a transfer student to Anambra. Her aso-oke outfit gives her away that she is from the western part of Nigeria. A Yoruba woman.

MY DAD'S FRIEND IN THE 70'S

LOUIS VUITTON A/W 2010

This is my favorite picture of them all. I love her outfit. The Midi skirt is so IN. CHECK OUT THE PICTURE OF A MODEL WEARING A MIDI SKIRT.! I have always wanted to pull off something like this, but I am afraid that it will cut me into two, since I am petite. Can you see her brooch and chunky heels? Uber-fabulous.


This picture leaves me wondering.. Flared pants with a suit? So funky! My aunt is the lady in the middle. I love her maxi dress. I love her afro too and the way she pulled it back with a hair band. So natural.

LIL' MISS FASHION PHOENIX

Okay.. Okay.. This is me.!! Little miss fashion phoenix. Ohmygosh.!! That hair..!! forgive my bad hair day.. I was born with natural dreadlocks. Something called “Dada” in the local parlance. My father got me that dress as soon as I could walk. Apparently he was going for the ballerina look. He sure nailed it with my dress.
 ^_^


This picture was posted on twitter and fashion lovers were asked to guess who it was..
I replied saying.. "Stefano Gabbana".!! Alas.. i was wrong.!
Guess who it is..???????
It is...
It is.......
It is..........

MICHEAL KORS..!!!

Apparently,This is a picture taken in 1981 and he used it as F/W 2011 fashion show invitation.
VINTAGE IS THE NEW NEW..!!
:)

KISSES,HUGS AND LOVE,
FASHION PHOENIX.