Friday, September 30, 2011

JULIA SARR JAMOIS!!!

I never do random posts except I adore the person far too much to keep it limited to 140 characters on twitter.

Okay... here goes..!

I LOVE JULIA SARR JAMOIS.

I can’t begin to explain my love for her… she is such a badass! (Pardon my language, lovers)
I have several questions for her when I finally meet her, but these ones keep popping up every time.

*I mean…why is she so cool?? I know I am cool too (hey, gotta toot my own horn too. LOL) but WHY IS SHE SO COOL.??
*Why is her Afro so lush? Her Afro gives me life. It’s really to miss the Afro and the eye-catching outfits she wears.
*Does she make money being fashion editor of Wonderland? I know making money ain’t easy, so how does she stay steady being so chic?
*Why does she have such fabulous vintage items? I know there are lotsa vintage stuff everywhere... But why is it that hers are the coolest?









*SIGHS*

I so wanna be like her.

Toodles,
Fashion Phoenix

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

BEHIND THE SCENES;- RURAL AMBIENCE


In my last post, I promised to show y’all “Behind the scene” pictures of my shoot with TV Personality, Yvonne Ekwere. The shoot’s theme is less fashion-y but to pour more light on the recent humanitarian duties, Yvonne has been involved with.
The shoot was fun with Obi Somto, Nneka, Kezie and my Styling assistant for the day, Ebere. The location was indeed a blessing and the warm families allowed us use their abode for the shoot without collecting a dime.
The shoot was indeed amazing and awesome. It also made me realize that I have a lot of things to be grateful to God about, Irrespective of other problems. These families were happy to see us in their midst and that gave me so much joy.
ENJOY THE PICTURES:-



PHOTOGRAHER, OBI SOMTO.

SOMTO AND YVONNE.

THE FAMILY.

TOUCH-UP! TOUCH-UP!


SMILES!! J

TOO CUTE!


EBERE.



ME! J

A session isn’t complete without me doing a stupid pose. LOL




THE MATRIACH OF THE FAMILIES




NNEKA,YVONNE,KEZIE AND I.
As usual, I can’t wait for the final pictures.
J

Toodles,
Fashion Phoenix.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

CLOTHES OFF MY RACK;- RISE AND STYLE

On Saturday, September 24, 2011 I had to style a shoot and as usual, I dressed comfortably. After various outfit changes, I went along with these Crop top and high-waisted shorts. The Crop-top is a piece from MOOFA’s new S/S 2011 collection and it’s made out of jersey and really comfy. I know y’all are tired of seeing the name, MOOFA but whenever I fall in love with a fashion brand, personality, film, colour etc, I keep on going on and on about them like a broken record. *chuckles*
Anyways, here is what I wore. The “behind the scene” pictures shall be posted soon. J


Model wearing the crop top.

Me carrying some of the pieces.

My styling kit bag.





Since they stay steady staring... why not take a picture with them! LOL

I wanna thank those who take time out of their busy schedule to email me. I have so many email addresses, I just realized and sometimes I don’t check the rest, thus might reply your emails late. The main email address is Onyinyefafiobi@yahoo.com
Don’t hesitate to email me over anything. Networking,fashion enquiries,etc
J

Toodles,
Fashion Phoenix.

Monday, September 26, 2011

THE STYLEMANIA MAGAZINE PARTY.!

Yesterday, StyleMania Magazine hosted a party for Ace TV personality, Funmi Iyanda. She is also on the cover of the recent StyleMania Magazine, where she looked dazzling in a Bridget Awosika dress.
It was really weird dressing up for the event, knowing that such events, I am always backstage in my flipflops, brogues or sandals. Felt weird walking the red carpet. This dress is by MOOFA and I was really skeptic about it during my fittings, but was persuaded to try it on by the designer and my friends. When I wore it, I fell in love instantly. The print is actually so cool and the “shredded” thingy on it gives it a different vibe. Any outfit that is weird and unconventional, Onyinye Fafi Obi loves it instantly. LOL



DRESS;- MOOFA
SHOES;- Christian Louboutin
PURSE:- Random


You won’t believe how cheap this purse is. Bought it from my “Vintage item” supplier. Don’t know whether it’s vintage or just a random purse.

Close-up on the dress.


I was tired of taking pictures. Nigerians stare a lot, you know.



The event was so lovely. I was really inspired by Funmi Iyanda’s story and the cute things people came on to say about her.



Funmi Iyanda.
She is absolutely stunning.

Yvonne,Yinka and Divine.

Bridget Awosika

Bridget Awosika and Kelechi Amadi-Obi

There you go!
Before I go, I have to add… Brogues, ballet pumps, flip-flops and sandals are definitely for me! High-heeled shoes?? No Please!

Toodles,
Fashion Phoenix

Saturday, September 24, 2011

iSPY;- YVONNE "VIXEN" EKWERE

I went to the MOOFA studio to pull pieces and fit my dress for an event and I saw TV Presenter, Yvonne “vixen” Ekwere shopping in the store looking very casual chic. J


LOVE THE RIPPED JEANS.


AWESOME NECK CANDY!



Toodles,
Fashion Phoenix.

Friday, September 23, 2011

HOUSE 38 STUDIO

Nigerian designers stay steady being an inspiration to me! I am always amazed at their lush fashion studios and awesome pieces laid out for purchase. Although the thought of grabbing one piece and running out of the studio always comes to my mind… their studios are always so comfortable, I never want to leave.

Today, I went to the House 38 studio to pull pieces for a shoot and I was so stunned. The colour of the wall, the carefully arranged pieces on racks, the wide array of fashion magazines kept on the table et al proved that it was my kinda environment! YEAH!

The house 38 sisters, D and S were so kind, they let me take pictures of the store and drool in appreciation of their attention to detail and beading of the pieces!
ENJOY THE PICTURES!



BLOUSES!

MAXI DRESSES

BEADED SKIRT!


DETAILED BEADING!


I also took pictures of Damola, one of the designers behind the brand. I love her casual look. So chic.


TOO CHIC.


Wooosshh! J



Visit them;- 289b akin olugbade, off adeola odeku,Victoria island.
Telephone;- +2348136617794, +2347084053388
Follow them on twitter.. @House_38
Email address;- info@house38.com

Toodles,
Fashion phoenix.