Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts

Saturday, 13 October 2018

13 Things You Would Find In My Hand Bag



Photo credit: Vogue Fashion


A woman's dressing is never complete without her handbag. Don't know about you but handbag is a must for me when I am going out. If at all, at all then I must carry a purse.

I know some guys be like whatever! duh*!@??? wetin concern me? and all that but notwithstanding decided to share. what is always in my hand bag. I also heard that men are not supposed to check a woman's bag. Probably for the fear of seeing the unexpected( like P.A.D and co...)All join.. .


Nevertheless, women have been known to carry all manners of things in their handbag.

A little flashback, a friend of mine came visiting and she was all dressed up. She was literally 'dressed to kill' and to add more elegance, her handbag totally slayed her looks. Playfully, I took her handbag to scrutinise its contents and then something made me to open it. Lo and behold, the only thing in her handbag was maize cob.:...Hmmm laugh wan scatter my belle that day.

So I asked her why now?
She was like the bag was too big and that she had to put something inside to make it balance.

Okay, that being said, I was like showing up prepared and don't want to be stranded in any situation so allow me to let you into things in my bag:

1. Earphones: As a diehard music enthusiast particularly of the new school, I may state that I can hardly do without my earphones. Music is like food to me. I hear it everyday. It gives me joy, energizes and motivates. Asides music, I use my earphones to listen to sermons and podcasts.


2. Biro: I love writing. As an undergraduate/Postgraduate while others would be photocopying notes, I would rather spend time copying notes in my handwriting. I just love writing. Biro or pencil helps me write ideas and my to-do lists. Remember, the shortest pencil is longer than the longest memory.



3. Notepad: Biro and notepad go together definitely. They are complimentary.



4. Powder: There was a time I dreaded looking at the mirror because I was always having pimples. Thank God, gone are those days because now I carry my powder that comes with mirror to occasionally look at myself and appreciate God's beauty and also to do touch ups.

5. Hanky: For those of us who sweat-thanks to the tropical climate in this part of the world where we come from. Handkerchiefs helps to blot oil and clean sweat.

6. Purse: It contains my ID cards, passport and key. And then, I keep the money for daily use in it.

7. My phone: This is another item that I hardly forget. As humans we must communicate so I always ensure that my phone is in my bag.

8. Bottled water:  Water is the universal solvent. Studies show that a large percentage of the human body is made up of water.More so, water has been proven to help the body immensely in a number of ways-good skin, relieves stress, aids hair growth and more.

9. Mint chewing gum: I tend to keep these in my bag. Sometimes I experience dryness of the mouth so I use mint chewing gum to the rescue. It also helps my breath stay fresh#IDoNotHaveBadBreathSha

10. Book: I tend to carry book(s) to give my bag a little weight and to read when bored. These days most of the reading is done online but I try to go the traditional way from time to time.

11. Shades:  I like to protect my eyes and at the same time look chic. A pair of sunglasses or normal glasses does the magic for me.

12. Tissue paper: It is a tale of once bitten twice shy. After I had a running tummy one time, the tissue became a sure buddy.

13. Power bank: With the rate at which I exhaust the battery of my phone by checking mails, messages, taking photos/videos and listening to music, I need a powerful power bank. It is always with me along with a charging port.

So its a wrap from me. Those are the main things you get to find in my handbag.For the ladies, what do you have in yours? For guys, what do you carry in your bags, too? Please share....

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Why do women dress up? For themselves, men or other women?

Photo credit: SheKnows
One debate I find worrisome is the issue of  women dressing solely to attract a man?  Based on their status, it has been concluded that they do dress up only with the expectation of attracting the opposite sex.Why should this be the case? Can't a woman just dress the way she pleases provided it is not provocative?


Some time ago, an aunt, who came visiting, was literally dressed to kill. She was fully made up with her hair was on fleek. Now, this aunt was still single then. Side talks flowing from all corners said that she was dressing to 'sell her market' no wonder she was 'packaging'. 'Packaging' or not, she wanted to look good and feel good, so she owed no-one an explanation or apology.



How about married women? On a television programme I watched recently, most of the married women who called in to speak on the matter, said that they were basically dressing for their husbands.(On the flip side, there have been reported cases where at the dating stage, the woman remains hot and steps up her dressing game but after the marriage, she seems to care less of how she looks anymore). There have also been some conclusions that there are certain ways married and single women should dress.


A co-worker came to work agitated. I noticed she was not her usual self so I asked her what the problem was.  It was then she started narrating to me how she how the bus conductor has harassed her because of her clothing. According to her, the bus conductor had accosted saying that she should not be wearing a short gown after he sighted her wedding band. He added that such wears should be for single women and not someone of her status. She was confused as she was there anything wrong with her dressing? I replied that she should take it as one of those days; she should not take it too personally. Funny enough, the short gown was bought by her husband, case closed.



At times I wonder whether it is only married woman who should wear only loose clothes and the likes. Then the skin-tight dresses are for her single counterparts? And if she tries to switch then that makes her irresponsible or what?


What is the real essence of dressing? Basically, if it suits and complements one looks, one should go for it regardless of one's marital status.  With the woman created for the glory of man as revealed by the Holy Book, that appears to be another indicator that a woman's desire might just be for the man only. Besides, men are visual beings, so it is most likely that women who just want attention would do so by their through her dressing?!


How about other possible cogent reasons for dressing up? We must not forget that looking good is good business. It does not necessarily require breaking a bank but it just requires the right combination, knowing what suits one, the carriage and the personality of the person rocking the outfit.


There are other reasons why an unmarried/married woman would want to make a fashion statement. It might be that she is very passionate about fashion. What we would call a slay mama aka fashionista. It might also be to make her presence felt or leave a lasting impression with her adornments. She might also be dressing based on the climatic and environmental condition(even though at times you wonder how a lady would wear a sleeveless lacey gown in a fully air-conditioned room?)


A woman would also dress for identification based on her sex, occupation and status. One major reason any woman would want to  dress up is to cover her nakedness, after all, we have gone past the time in garden of Eden. Sometimes, she might be overdressed, other times she is underdressed; the rule of the game is to be modest. If fashion is her thing, then let her express herself the best way she can especially when she can afford it and has the body and confidence to rock it. It is not all about attracting the men. Personally, I do so for myself and to compete with other women.  Do you dress for yourself, other women or men?

Did I shake any table? ):




Saturday, 10 March 2018

Going blonde? See some hairstyle inspiration










Are you thinking ways to revamp your looks? Have you considered going blonde? It is good way to get a face-lift and stand out. 

You can choose blonde weaves whether curly or straight, twisted or braided, long or short or wavy. If none of this appeals to you, then go easy with blonde low cut. The choice is yours. Just ensure you know what suits your face then go for it. 

The blonde hairdo is trend that has come to stay and it is a good way to make a fashion statement.  


Check out some blonde hairstyle to rock this weekend:











Photo credit :madivasmag 


Friday, 15 December 2017

#WCW: Check out 10 beauty looks from media guru, Mo Abudu





I remember I got glued to the television screen watching the delectable Mo Abudu on her show-Moments with Mo as she hosted great people from different walks of life. 


Then, her favourite mantra;' If you can think it, you can be it' stuck in my subconscious and became my watchword. From there, I got endeared to her personality and went on aquest to learn from her and what makes her thick.

Asides her business acumen, eloquence and accomplishments, Mo Abudu is a beauty to behold. Mind you, she is not just a pretty face, she is what we would call a " 'Three-in - one' woman". 

The University of Westminster graduate proved to her naysayers that you can be a combination of beauty and brains. With several awards and of late, the IoD Entrepreneurship award off her shelf, Mo Abudu is a woman to reckon with. 
She wears her many caps effortlessly and is indeed a role model to many.

As we celebrate this icon, we take a look at her as she gives us different shades of her beauty with make up on fleek as always. From nude to bold to subtle to flirty make up, we can't help but appreciate her beauty. 


Take a look at 10 beauty looks of Mo Abudu. Which is your favourite? 











Photo credit: Instagram @moabudu

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Check out stylish ways to rock your scarf







Scarves are lovely accessories to spice up your outfit. Personally, I am a fan of scarfs be it colourful, patterned or plain. 

Did you know scarves are amazing accessories to make fashion  statements?

Every woman should have a scarf added to their wardrobe because of its versatility and classic nature.You can get quite creative infusing scarves into your dressing and transform your appearance from the ordinary to extraordinary. 


There are countless ways to style your scarves as they come in different styles, designs, colours, shapes and sizes.  

There are several simple scarf styles: you can hang it around the neck and this can be achieved in numerous ways. 

There are also  other creative ways to style your scarf, which includes using it as a belt, a turban, bracelet, neck tie, head band, and an accessory for your hand bag. Also your scarf can be turned into a shirt or a halter neck top. 

Below are photos of inspiring ways to style your scarf:



Photo credit : madivas.com.










Sunday, 5 November 2017

#WhatWentDown@HLFDW2017: My experience at the Lagos Fashion Design Week 2017





The just concluded Lagos Fashion Design Week has been talk of the town. Known to be  one of the most anticipated and highly attended shows that bring together celebrities, fashionistas, fashion bloggers, fashion designers, business opportunists, fashion enthusiasts and the public generally, the curtains were opened for the 2017 edition of this worldly acclaimed event.

This annual event has become a tradition that showcases the collections of top designers both locally and internationally. To the fashion-conscious individual, It is another time to know fashion trends that are fast taking over the fashion arena. To another set, it is a time to build their brand and make a name. For some others, it is time to network and build long-lasting relationship. Yet for some others, it is time to blown away and just have fun.

The four-day event witnessed a new twist this year as the venue was changed from the Federal Palace hotel to Eko Atlantic. For those that came with their vehicles, it was an applaudable development. For some others who had to rely on public transport, they had to device alternatives to get to the venue going and coming probably through car-pooling or hiring taxis or public transport as it were.

The Lagos Fashion Design Week was indeed a success. Personally, I think the organisers did a good job. The venue was quite spacious for the activities, considering the car-park, the exhibition stands, the restroom facilities and food stands. The whole ambiance of the venue was peaceful and calm. The fresh air that saturated the area and the beautiful landscape view was another high point to not be forgotten in a hurry. They all added to the beauty of the event.

To add to this, the DJ was rendering soothing music from the old school to the new school and it appealed to everybody present. The decorations were also on point, everywhere around the venue was perfect for that selfie, conversation or interview. I noticed that the venue was also clean to a fault; I think the venue management deserved thumbs up.
 At a point in Day One, the lightning of the hall was sparking and people were scampering for safety. Kudos to the maintenance team for sorting out the issue in no time and the event progressed without further hitches. Security was also tight as there were no reported cases of theft, harassment or any kind of societal vice.

However, there were some flops. As usual the event which was slated for 6p.m followed the norm of 'Nigerian timing' and started later than expected for all the days. I noticed that for Day One, the hall was barely full to capacity, however as the event progressed it was quite difficult to get a seat because it became jam packed. Extra seats had to be placed on the runway for the VIPs to create more spaces for the audience but that didn't solve the problem much.

Recession might have hit hard the fashion industry because this year, there were no ‘freebies’. Judging from last year, the attendees were given freebies on daily basis but this was not so this year. Instead the freebies, I observed, were for only for a selected few-the VIPs, with their names on their seats.

Having said that, the Lagos Fashion Design Week still clinched a pass mark in my good books for the successes far outweighed the flops. It was worth the time, energy, resources and experience and next year, it would definitely be another event to look forward to attend again. 


Check out photos of some guests giving us #HLFDW2017 Street style: