Friday, November 23, 2012

Celeb Style Spotlight: Kim's Velvet Crush

 Velvet....the word brings to mind luxe and plushness.  Not only does it feel nice when one runs fingers over it, it actually makes an outfit look rich.  If there's one celeb that is seriously crushing on velvet is Kim K,  I wonder if there's a huge section in her extensive closet that houses an enviable velvet collection.  I first noticed her velvet obssession when pictures of her wearing THAT emerald green velvet Gucci wrap dress (pictured below).  I loved the way it hugged her curves and the colour was just out of this world.  I stumbled into this picture of her wearing a $1,076 Maria Lucia Hohan Marine jumpsuit and I was smitten.  

Kim Kardashians black Maria Lucia Marine jumpsuit

Personally I think velvet isn't very practical if you live in a tropical country like Nigeria though, but I suppose you can wear pieces of it like a velvet skirt, velvet shoes or bits and bobs of it here and there but I doubt if wearing a velvet dress is sensible on a hot Lagos afternoon.  I don't own a velvet outfit yet but I'm not averse to owning anything in velvet.  

Kim Kardashian emerald green wrap dress

I think one of the reasons I don't own anything in velvet is because its also used in upholstery, I don't want people snickering and comparing my outfit to their granny's favourite sofa.  There's even a word for velvet upholstery in ibo...I think it's 'hakwuche' (don't think I got the spelling right).  I suppose it's better wearing a plain velvet outfit than one with swirls and stuff (reminiscent of your nan's sofa).

I love the jewel tone of the colour of the frock she's wearing in the picture above, its very classy and don't you just love the embellished shoulders and the train of the dress?  Well I do!

As for the red-one-arm-leopard print thingy above, I can't say much.  I just know it's not my thing.


Sunday, November 04, 2012

Currently Coveting: Tom Ford Gold Chain Wedges and the Mulberry Willow

I know covetousness is a sin and all but there are just some things that are worth the risk of eternal damnation (joke).  It was love at first sight for me when I laid eyes on this Tom Ford Spring 2012 gold chain wedges, for someone like me who loves comfy and sensible heels, this one easily takes the cake.  I've sworn off high heels for a bit after I pulled a muscle or something on my right foot and have been hobbling around for a couple of days now.  Yes it's painful and swollen and yes I've been enjoying the attention I've been getting as everyone has been so kind and nice to me because of it.

Tom Ford Gold Chain Wedges on Beyonce and Rihanna

The stars know a good thing when they see it so it's no surprise stars like Bey, Riri and KimK have been snapped wearing this loveliness.  Above, Beyonce teamed hers with black skinny jeans and a to-die-for red blazer for dinner with Jay-Z and Rihanna wore hers with a simple black dress and a clutch to her Grandnan's funeral.

Emma Watson wearing Tom Ford

Above, Emma Watson wore hers for an appearance in David Letterman's show.  I'd say her's is my fave look.  I like the black and white combo.  It's so hard to believe she's Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies. 

KimK did an all-black-e'erything above, I like her leather skirt. 

Like most good things,  this beauty isn't cheap, she comes in at £800 per pop. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


Kate Moss carrying the Mulberry Willow tote

Another thing I'm also coveting is the Mulberry Willow bag from the Spring 2013 collection.  I first saw it on the runway (saw the pictures, I mean) during the London Fashion Week and it got me at hello.  It's currently not available to buy at least for the next four months but Kate Moss seems to be the first celebrity that has been snapped carrying it.  Personally, I prefer the sorbet colour variation (pictured below) to her embossed croc one (pictured above).

The best part of it is the front part is detachable and can be carried as a clutch!  Awesome!

Friday, November 02, 2012

Leopard, Mustard, Sorbet, Caramel and Chocolate

I'm so happy I'm over the bloggers block and back to regular posting

 These past couple of days, Angie and I have been hanging out a lot more than usual.  We decided to catch up on some juicy goss and calories (insert sarcastic statement HERE) at Coldstone. 

Turquoise Leopard Print top

For our outing, I choose two item of clothing I had no idea would go together.  I bought this turquoise leopard print top for sale and decided to keep one of the for myself (it came in brown as well but the turquoise one sold out faster, if I knew my customers would love the turquoise one more, I'd have bought more).  For bottoms, I picked this mustard coloured skinnies and accessorised with black ballerina shoes and a brown messenger bag.

I don't know if I'm the only person it happens to, but I get confused whenever I get to the counter to order ice-cream,  I'd planned to order vanilla, pistacho, Oreo cookies and caramel but I turned to a blubbering idiot as soon I was confronted with more than twenty flavours.  In my confusion, I ended up picking lemon sorbet, M&M's, choc chips and caramel.   

Mustard Jeans

The lemon sorbet mixed with all that sweetest was awesome!  I liked the tanginess/sweetness.

P.S. I left the house wearing a hat but changed my mind midway to Coldstone and ditched it. 


P.S.  I know my face looks more tan than normal, it's not the camera.  I'm trying out new products (powder and foundation)....guess I'll have to try something else.


Top:  Marena Keneva

Jeans:  Oasis

Flats:  Aldo

Bag:  Aldo

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Red Hot Leopard

Best Halloween Costume Ever!

Happy Halloween People!

Guess everyone knows today is Halloween which is a great time for folks to dress up in the most creative, weirdest, outrageous and sometimes senseless outfits.

Unfortunately, I won't be playing dress up but if given the chance I'd love to dress up as Jessica Rabbit (pictured below) complete with red hair, dress and gloves!  That would shock quite a few people I know (*cough*).

Jessica Rabbit

My best halloween costumes were worn by these two pictured below.  They showed by at a gig as Chanel 2.55 and Birkin bags!  I absolutely love it!  Talk about making a fashion statement!!!! I wonder where they got the costumes from..... 

Kimye made a 'splash' dressed up as a mermaid and sailor at a halloween party

Diddy and his main squeeze Cassie dressed up as Prince and Cleopatra

If I was having a halloween party and invited you what would you come as?


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Lagos Jump(suit)

Hello everyone, I'm sure a lot of people are not happy the holidays are over and it's back to the good old grind.  I had a sweet nice time this holiday and Manchester United's 3-2 defeat over Chelsea was the cherry on the already iced cake.

I decided spend the day with my friend Angela after days of cancelling and rescheduling the visit.  She told me to pack a swimsuit and swimming cap as the plan was we were going to swim and lounge by the poolside drinking watered down margaritas.  Well for people that don't really know me, Bex doesn't get into the pool for anyone. I'm very short-sighted and can't swim with my contact lenses or glasses on can I?  I bet if I liked swimming I'd have gotten prescription swimming googles.. Aside from the annoying loss of vision thing there's also the hair thing, now black chicks know what I'm talking about, you don't want to get into that chlorinated water with your one-month-salary worth of extensions now do you?! Swimming caps don't look like they can cover everything IMO.

I decided to wear something in my wardrobe that I haven't worn in ages and I found this jumpsuit that I think I don't wear as often as I should.  What I love about it is the fact that it's wide legged and the cream and white contrast is awesome.  The bottom bit is black (to make the badonkadonk look smaller and perter) and the upper bit is cream with ruffles and a respectable V-neck which shows just enough cleavage. 

I wanted to look casual and allow the jumpsuit be the focal point of the ensemble so I accessorised as minimally as possible with flat gold sandals, a cream chain strap bag and a brown and gold belt. 

Angie and I spent the afternoon gisting, laughing and eating. Last week, I cooked a pot of Oha soup that was soooooo delicious that I felt Angie had to sample so I went to hers with a whole bowl of it. Being the foodies that we are, we polished off the whole bowl with two massive plates of Eba in no time (our excuse? We both love cooking and eating African food and cos we are both gluttons).

I left Angie's stuffed and happy.  Maybe we'll have have an Okazi or Edikaikong date next weekend......


Fashion Credit

Jumpsuit:  Dorothy Perkins

Sandals:  Accessorize

Belt:  River Island

Purse:  Aldo

Watch:  Moschino

Earring:  Select

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Post That Refused To Be Named

I decided to wear denim on denim today.  I wanted to create some kind of contrast so I mixed a lighter wash shirt with a darker wash pair of skinnies

I was going for a praire chick-meets-hippie-meets-cowgirl but I seriously doubt if I nailed it.....oh well....

I accessorised with what I'll call a mini-turban (the beastly thing kept riding up my forehead), a statement necklace, a large metallic clutch and for a pop of colour I wore these amazing neon sandals from Zara. 

Glad to inform you all that I partook of some serious ram and fried rice feasting.  

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Fashion Credit 

Shirt:  Next

Skinny Jeans:  Tommy Hilfiger

Shoes:  Zara

Sunglasses:  Versace

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