Thursday, May 30, 2013

MANICURE WOES!

Just like how people swear that wearing mega high heeled shoes give them an awesome posture and make their derriere look amazing, I also swear that long acrylic nails make my short slender fingers look long and immaculate.

I realized i had a problem when i dragged my friend back to my former university complex after work ( just to have my nail fixed and ended up waiting from 4pm till 9pm because her nail shop was filled to the brim (no one does it like that nail technician.. the truth!)
Recently, i fixed my nails and while trying to clean out my room, i hit my nail on a hard surface and POP!... The faux nail and my real nail came flying out from the nail bed.
Literally, i had no nail on that finger. Blood came gushing out and i stared at it in shock for almost 2minutes before the pain registered in my brain. THE HORROR!
Did that stop me from fixing my nails for a while? Yes!
Would it stop me from ever fixing my nails? I don't think so. LOL

SILVER LINING;-

I actually did this myself after wiping off the design that was previously there becausing it was chipping off. (urgh! hate when that happens!). Got the nail polish from the Domino store in E-centre,Yaba.




RAWR!;-

Of course, my nail technician hooked me up on this one. i wanted a funky design,so i chose coral nail polish with silver animal print design.




I am temporally off acrylic nails while waiting for my nail to grow back out. *sob*

Toodles,
Onyinye. xx

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

EVENT;- DESIGNERS FOUNDRY.

Hey Guys!
I went for an event hosted by Designers Foundry last week tuesday to support my friend, Bayo oke-lawal whose brand, Orange Culture was one of the brands alongside Agu and Olekouture, showcasing a capsule collection with prints designed exclusively by Bukie Aje-Lloyd. It was a nice event and i am so happy about the Designer Foundry team are doing for established and upcoming Fashion designers.
Don't forget to check out their website;- www.designersfoundry.com


Bayo oke-lawal and Ian Audifferen

Wana sambo and Dami Idowu

One of the models.



Obinna Omeruo and Noble ezeala



The print worn by one of the guest.



Dress by Agu.

Mai Atafo and Bubu Ogisi


 AGU;-


AGU.


AGU.




Agu Anumudu of AGU.

ORANGE CULTURE;-
















Toodles,
Onyinye. xx

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

SILK

When i ain't wearing Elsie Vintage or Zara (I am convinced Zara is out to bleed my bank account dry and send me back to my village), I love wearing pieces from Nigerian designers. While people are convinced that anything made in Nigeria is far too expensive beyond reason, i like to add that all it takes is to find a nigerian designer who makes something within your budget.
I am wearing a Tzar by Ian audifferen silk shirt in this post. Although the brand specifically makes shirts for the male gender, i believe the shirts are quite unisex depending on how you rock 'em.

Shirt;- Tzar
Trousers with leather panel;- KDK London
Watch;- River Island





Shoes;- Zara
Bag;- O'eclat "Fafi" Bag. (yup! the bag's named after me. Dope. :D )



Early this year, i discovered that my skin was suffering and the makeup was doing more harm than good. I decided to stop putting on makeup, drank lots of water and no fizzy drink for 3 months. My skin cleared up.


Toodles,
Onyinye. xx

Monday, May 20, 2013

STUDIO VISIT;- GREY VELVET

I was invited by the good folks at Grey Velvet store to come check out their new place in Lekki. I made my way down to go check it out as it wasn't far from my work place. I must say it didn't disappoint. 
The store is located in a new shopping mall whose layout is absolutely amazing. The ambience and the decor of the store was oh-so-cute. The clothes were beautifully arranged in the right way. If you know me, you'd know i am a sucker for excellent visual merchandising in retail stores.

Dress by Eki Orleans. Amazing print.

Print Oleku print dress by Ejiro Amos Tafiri.

Print silk Dress by Alter ego



Danfo print shirt by Alter Ego


Print Gypsy dress by Kiki Kamanu

The store

Jewelry by Ariaba

Clutches by Maknisy
iPad sleeves and Makeup purses by Kingi

Silk Cardigan by ReBahia

Dresses by ReBahia




The Lekki store stocks pieces by Clan, ReBahia, Maknisy, AlterEgo, Kiki Kamanu, Isi Brown, Ariaba, Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Wana Sambo etc.

If you are looking for a store to get an outfit for church,party,wedding et al, you can get them at Grey Velvet Lekki, Centro shopping mall, Admiralty way, Lekki Phase 1.
Follow them on twitter;- @GreyVelvet

- Onyinye. xx