Thursday, April 28, 2011

CALL HIM, "MRS JACOBS".

If you were asked to name the Coolest Fashion designer,who would you pick??
Mine has gotta be Marc Jacobs.. Not only is he dashingly handsome.. he is a bit open to different things,concerning fashion. that's what makes Fashion,Fun... right..??? :)
I probably think he wakes up feeling like Mick Jagger and brushes his teeth with a bottle of champagne. *sighs*
HE IS SO COOL LIKE THAT..!!!
I stumbled upon this editorial titled "Mrs Jacobs". Funny i must say... seeing Marc Jacobs wearing female clothing,posing for an editorial ain't something we see regularly.
Wearing Tweed outfit,Bell bottoms,Strappy kitten heels,Floppy hats et al.. Marc Jacobs intrigues me in this Editorial.

COVER PAGE.














Personally,I love his creativity,his attitude towards fashion and the fact that he doesn't take himself too seriously :)

MAGAZINE;- Industrie Magazine No. 2
SHOT BY;- Patrick Demarchelier
STYLING;- Katie Grand

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

LOOKBOOK TO STAGE;- MARIAMMOUSSA 'KEKERE" DRESS.

Hiya,FashionPhoenixes,
Sorry about my short break.. Looked like I had to impose on myself, few days of rest before getting ready to go head-on with school and fashion,as usual.
Recently,the Nigerian Idols just ended. I wouldn't lie to y'all.. I didn't watch any episode while it was on. Blame it on my aversion to watching Television nowadays.. I'd rather spend all day,reading fashion blogs than watch a television programme. Typical fashion enthusiast behaviour.?? Yes?? I thought as much.

All contestants were styled by my favourite stylist/image consultant,Veronica Ebie Odeka. A contestant was papped,wearing a MariamMoussa "Kekere" cocktail dress,from the recent collection called "Versatile".
According to the designer,The name 'kekere' is derieved from a Yoruba word which is associated with 'small' sized people. This cocktail piece is an embodiment of 'less is more'. Made with extra light-weighted ankara fabrics, this little print dress exhibits a simplistic sense of sophistication-- with a 'swing'.
The lookbook styled by me was posted on this blog months ago.
HERE ARE THE PICTURES:-







THE DESIGNER,HAUWA OJEIFO;-

Check out the full LookBook here;- MARIAMMOUSSA "VERSATILE" COLLECTION LOOKBOOK

HUGS,KISSES AND LOVE,
FASHION PHOENIX.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

MY O'ECLAT BAG.

Hiya,everyone..!!
I am sure we have a list of the most comfortable clothes and items we probably love more than anything in our closet.
Alongside my dad's loose trousers which I am convinced is the most comfortable clothing in the whole wide world.. The Love of my life right now has gotta be my O'eclat bag. Among the recent O'eclat collection,Belle de Jour, I love the fact that,apart from it hitting a spot on and enabling me jump on the Colourblocking Trend wagon without too much fuss.
According to the designer,GBEMI JOHNSON.. it's made of genuine leather and lined with ankara,making a fusion between the european and traditional world. She never names her bags,but I took a step and named mine,"Abbey",after Abbey Lee Kershaw because my bag is a beauty,just like her.
The colour palette of the bag illuminates like the Sun and electrifies every outfit to life.



FRONT VIEW.

BACK VIEW. :)
LINED WITH ANKARA. LOVING THE TWIRLS. :)
I can't get over the fact that although its so colorful,it automatically matches every outfit I put on. Anything wrong with that..?? oh well.. SUE ME..!! *TONGUE OUT*
Very unique,versatile and genuine,The O'eclat bags are affordable in various prints and designs.
So i have decided to post pictures of me rocking my bag. *WHIPS HAIR*

CASUAL CHIC;-

AT THE NIGERIAN TELEVISION FASHION SHOW.

TANKTOP- ATMOSPHERE
JEANS;- DENIM CO.
BELT;- VINTAGE
TIRED ME.. :(

COLOUR ME CUTE;-
OFF TO HANG OUT WITH ZEE FRIENDS.
HELLO KITTY TSHIRT;- H&M
SHORTS;- H&M
NUDE AND LACE;-


LACE PLAYSUIT;- GIFT FROM ARIETA MUJAY
SHOES;- VINTAGE
Wanna get yours?
Contact Gbemi Johnson,
Telephone:- +2348035030929
Email:- info@oeclatdesigns.com , Oeclat@gmail.com
Website:- www.oeclatdesigns.com
Follow the designer on twitter;- Gbemmy_oeclat

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT;- TOBBIE MAGUIRE OF TCD PHOTOGRAPHY

HUGS,KISSES AND LOVE,
FASHION PHOENIX.

Monday, April 11, 2011

KOSIBAH.!!

Hello Fashion Phoenixes..
Amazing week so far,aye..?? :)
I promised to show the lovely pieces of Kosibah in a post.. Well.. HERE IT IS..!!! ^_^
Kosibah is a fashion brand,owned  by Yemi Osunkoya. my love for Kosibah can be traced back to when i was 18,bored and flipping through a magazine called Ovation and seeing Beautiful brides wearing his wedding gowns and hoping he would make mine when i am all grown up. Fuck Vera Wang... Kosibah is making my wedding dress. *Onyinye shrug*
Kosibah's pieces,both evening and bridal wears are amazing. his attention to detail is what i adore about him. his use for corset and cut is distinctly made to emphasize and flatter the curves. his designs have a seductive feel and gives out modern elegance. his use of traditional fabric,such as Aso-Oke for some of his pieces shows his love for his Homeland.
I was also captivated by his wedding dresses. Each piece,different from each other..!! "DREAMS AS WEDDING DRESSES",i called them. *sighs*
I had fun assisting backstage.. the head stylist,Veronica made me laugh all the time.. She is so funny and cool. the Models were funny and made me laugh also and the designer's presence was overwhelming. he was so calm and humble. :)
I LOVE MY JOB..!! ^_^
ENJOY THE PICTURES;-


THE DESIGNER AND ONE OF THE MODELS,WEARING HIS PIECE.
WEDDING DRESSES;-

THE BALL DRESS. :)


70'S INSPIRED WEDDING DRESS.
I CALLED THE MODEL,A "I-JUST-CANT-BE-BOTHERED" BRIDE. :D


THIS IS THE DESIGNER'S FAVE WEDDING DRESS.
THE MODEL WAS GRINNING EAR-TO-EAR THROUGHOUT. SHE LOVED IT






MY FAVE WEDDING GOWN.
I AINT REALLY PSYCHED ABOUT HAVING A BIG BALL DRESS OR LONG ASS TRAIN ON MY WEDDING DRESS.




EVENING PIECES;-

AMAZING.. GORGEOUS.!!




ASO-OKE BUSTIER.
REALLY SIMPLE AND CLASSY




I LOVE THE FRINGE. *WINKS*










POW..!!!!! THIS IS SO ME..!!!
I CAN ROCK THIS AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND.. OKAY,YOU GET MY DRIFT. :D

The Hair was amazing and just what the designer wanted. Kudos to the Hair and Makeup stylists.
STYLING;- VERONICA EBIE-ODEKA
ASSISTANT STYLIST;- YOURS TRULY. ;D

HUGS,KISSES AND LOVE,
FASHION PHOENIX.
:)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

CLOTHES OFF MY RACK;- ON THE STREETS.

Hello Fashion phoenixes,
Its been a long week.. Fashion shows.. Fashion shows.. Fashion shows..!!
Feels like I haven't had any time to myself.. I am too busy writing articles,sourcing pictures and Getting everything ready for the fashion shows.
AS A FASHION ENTHUSIAST,I GO HARD...!!!!!!!!!
Even when i end up having a whole day to sleep,i still wake up feeling so miserably tired. staying on my feet for 13hours working backstage on a designer's collection ain't no easy feat. like i always say.. FASHION STYLING AIN'T NO GLAMOROUS THING.
Yesterday,i had the opportunity of assisting a major stylist,Veronica Odeka at a fashion show for Kosibah. my love for Kosibah will be written in my next post with pictures of his amazing pieces.
Recently,It occurred to me that half of my clothes in my closet belonged to my Momma and Poppa. completely stolen and modified to suit my taste. *sighs*
This skirt was originally my mum's,i took it and modified it..!! (*SNIFFS* SORRY MUM..!!). I love the zig-zag print and the tribal feel it gave the whole outfit. I had my friend take me pictures on the street of Lagos,completely ignoring the rude stares from passer-bys.  sheeshh.. why cant people just pass and mind their business. *hiss*
The Theme of the shoot has to be "FINDING FASHION PHOENIX,A MEANS TO GET TO HER DESTINATION".
I am off to overdose on coffee,I got another fashion show to Battle tomorrow.
ENJOY THE PICTURES BELOW;-







TRYING TO GET A BIKE RIDE...


OOPS... THE BIKE MAN FOUND OUT HE WAS BEING PUNKED. HAHAHA...!!

YAAAYYY.. A CAB AT LAST...
TOP;- RIVER ISLAND
SKIRT;- MOMMA'S OWN *LIGHT LAUGH*
SHOES;- DOUBLE


HUGS,KISSES,AND LOVE..
FASHION PHOENIX.

Monday, April 4, 2011

PEARL 1130 - O'ECLAT PARTY..

Hello everyone..
Amazing Week ahead, I hope..
Yesterday,I gave myself the opportunity of dolling up and going for Pearl 1130/O'Eclat's Soiree Party,held to present their newest collection,"BELLE DE JOUR". 
the collection comprises of slick 50's and 70's inspired collection of clothing and accessories.
The Brand,Pearl 1130 had beautiful pieces such as flared jumpsuits,maxi dresses,colour block dresses, palazzo pants, high-waisted pants,etc and the Brand, O'eclat had wonderful accessories such as box clutches, totes, Neck pieces, belts, sandals/slippers etc
There were loads of cupcakes,cookies, Chapman and lots more. FUN..!!! ^_^
ENJOY THE PICTURES;-

THE DESIGNERS;-

ADENIKE YUSUF, PEARL 1130



GBEMI JOHNSON, O'ECLAT

FACES AT THE EVENT;-
OGO EZEAKA
ZAINAB IDRISU
HAUWA OJEIFO

BUNMI ADEPOJU, PR GURU
WEARING A PEARL 1130 DRESS.

MAKIDA MOKA,WEARING A PEARL 1130 DRESS AND CARRYING AN O'ECLAT BAG
GBEMI KALEJAIYE.
ALERO ARAFIENA,WEARING A MARIAM MOUSSA PIECE.

COLLECTION ON DISPLAY;-

O'ECLAT;-
O'ECLAT CLOUR BLOCKING BOX CLUTCHES
AN O'ECLAT CLUTCH.
I LOVE THE HAIR ON IT. LUXE..!!! ;D

O'ECLAT SLIPPERS. :)
PEARL 1130;-


FLARED JUMPSUITS

DRESS BY PEARL 1130
NECK PIECE BY O'ECLAT
REFRESHMENT..!!!!! ^_^
YOURS TRULY... ME..!!! :D  :-
DRESS;- PEARL 1130
SHOES;- MICHEAL ANTONIO
EARRINGS;- VINTAGE



BACK VIEW,BABY..!!! ^_^

I love this colour block dress by Pearl 1130. It was a gift by the designer and i love it so much. my fave trend,this season has gotta be "Colour Blocking",imagine my excitement when i was given this dress. its a piece off the "BELLE DE JOUR' collection. i also got an O'eclat colour block box clutch as a gift from the designer.. I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY.!!
I gave the curls a rest and went for braids.. do you like my new hairstyle..?? :)

HUGS,KISSES AND LOVE,
FASHION PHOENIX.