Friday, 24 October 2014

Metallic

Hi Darlings!
Hope you are doing well? This past week has been really busy for me (and it still is) in between trying to get ready for fashion week, working and getting involved in a new project. its a lot! but I'm not complaining...lol.
Got this top a while back during one of my lagos market run arounds, it was in this old ladys store, she sold all these matured clothes for much older women and I saw the top in one corner of her sales rack, made some adjustments and I guess it turned out nice, it was 1500 Naira by the way.
My lame attempt at doing the "Shoki" dance
I already wore it a while back on one of my nites out, I paired it with high waist denim flare pants and it looked really good, got a lot of compliments that night, sad that I didn't take any photos though. 
Caption This!
That all darlings! I hope you liked it, can't wait to see y'all at Fashion week. dont forget its next week though!
Have an amazing weekend!

*Please ignore the lines under the skirt, its a long top*

<3 @blaqueTHAY

Friday, 17 October 2014

GTB Lagos Fashion Design Week Fashion Focus Cocktail

 Hi Everyone! its been so long, sorry I've been away, been caught up in too many Fun activities! Well for one your girl made it to LFDW (Lagos Fashion Design Week) as one of the 15 young designers who are part of the Fashion Focus 2014! whooop! I'm really thankful to God cos I've been chasing this for 2 years now, its my time! Thanks to all those who encouraged and believed in me with their constant prayers and words of encouragement, I won't let you guys down and please come watch my show at Federal Palace during fashion week(29thOct-1stNov) I'm working real hard on my new collection and I promise it will be amazing!
 These are other Fabulous Fashion Focus Finalists, from L-R, Oyinda of L'emiral, Bimbo Oye-Smith of OyeSmith, Michael Shumacer, Gozel Green Twins Olivia and Slyvia Eneke, Lamipo of Rayo, TITI BELO, Adeju Thompson of Misfits of Lagos, Jumoke of O'Milua, Tobi Akintoye of T16 World of Fashion and T.I Nathan.
GTB LFDW had a cocktail party for us last Friday, it was a networking event where we got to meet the very important and influential people in Nigeria's fashion industry and it was really fun.
 We were asked to introduce ourselves, I was extremely shy! lol! BTW that is Omowunmi Owonifari (L) of Mo'Fari and Ugonna Ibe of Cinamon and Pearl (R)
With Super Fashion Consultant, Ezinne Chinkata, babe has style for daysss! She was one of the mentors who came to speak with us at The Making Project earlier this year, she was so happy 6 of us from the Making Project made it as the Fashion focus finalists for GTBLFDW.
 L-R TITI BELO, Dedun Kolawole of StyleMeAfrica.com, Zinna of StyleVitae and Lamipo
For those of you who do not know StyleMeAfrica.com is live and your girl is part of it as one of the fashion writers so look out for my posts on the site and also check for your daily fashion needs, they have something for everyone!
 Jolade, TITI BELO and my darling Funke Ajomale.
 Wadami Amolegbe introducing the GTBLFDW Fashion Focus Finalists
I'm really happy to be part of the finalists this year, I got to meet a lot of other very talented creatives and learned a lot from them, we had people from Yaba Tech, Foxall UK, RavensbourneUK and CCHub who gave us very enlightening master classes on Branding, Fashion Retail, Pattern Making, Textile Printing, 3D printing and so many more, we even made our own FANzine, My page was hilarious, they had to take still shots of me dancing.
Ezinne Chinkata and I standing infront of my illustration
Thats all darlings, I hope you liked it, wish your girl luck and dont forget to come for fashion week to support me! will be expecting y'all!
<3 @blaqueTHAY

Monday, 15 September 2014

White Ruffles.

Hey darlings! its been a very busy and exciting two weeks and its gonna get even busier! The good news is I got shortlisted as the final 15 for the Lagos Fashion Design week (LFDW) Fashion Focus and I'm most likely going to show at Fashion week, I am so happy cos I've been chasing this since 2011! Well God has decreed that 2014 is Titi Belo's year cos all things have been working for my good since 1st of January and I pray it stays this way. Amen.
I got this white spaghetti midi dress late last year from one of my favorite stores in Surulere, Psalm23. The dress reminded me of the kind Beyonce had on in her "Grown Woman" video with the ruffles at the bust and hem of the dress.
Couldn't get a proper full length photo but most of you have seen the video so you have an idea of the dress.
I paired the dress with this hat off my dear friend Bobby, I think I mentioned how much I liked it once then he got it for me as a gift, really nice of him. I got the River Island sandal from TiannahsPlace mega sale last year and the Pearl embellished collar neck-piece from Frankyz Jewels.
 
We were heading to the leisure mall in Surulere to see a movie and also take photos for the blog but we got to the bus stop we decided to utilize the road demarcation and we had so much fun while shooting cos we had people staring and we had to stop everytime we saw a police car passing, can't afford to get Lanre's camera seized.
trying to take a selfie!
I hope you like the total look, where would you wear this too and what will you pair it with? will love to hear from you, do send in your replies and comments in the comment section below.
Have an amazing week guys!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

L'Espace Campaign: #DESTINATIONLESPACE

Hey Everyone!
Hope your week is going well.
Got an email from L'Espace to share their new campaign with you guys, I'm sure some of you have seen a couple of photos on Social media. The new campaign is quite tasteful and it features Folu Storms of NdaniTv, Toke Makinwa and exMBGN Munachi Abi, I hope you like it.



#DESTINATIONLESPACE

We’ve always known L’Espace as the fashionista hub for all that’s hot and fresh in African fashion and design. And their previous campaigns featuring stars such as Beverly Naya and Zainab Balogun have shown this.
Now L’Espace shows us why they are a destination for fashion, beauty and lifestyle – highlighting different departments including the newly re-launched Lumiere cafĂ© in partnership with Elle’s Ice Box And Tash Bistro; the lifestyle section starring an amazing selection of art, wine and homeware and the Blowdry Bar & Beauty Rooms that have launched to include beauty services from Sacred Artistry and Foreo Africa.

The new campaign highlights previously understated services you can get at L’Espace with highly stylized images featuring Munachi Abi for Beauty, Folu Storms for Fashion and Toke Makinwa for Lifestyle and Decadence. We see the starlets in vintage style images referencing the roraring 20’s   the iconic 50’s housewife as well as a nod to more modern times.

The #Destination campaign is a clever play on the travel themed campaign video, shot in conjunction with Ndani Tv for the campaign which follows Folu Storms on her travels in Mozambique for ‘The New Africa’ and the idea of L’Espace as a Destination for fashion, beauty and lifestyle in Lagos.

With this advertising campaign, L’Espace reaffirms its unique concept: experiential and fun, luxurious yet accessible, style that all women can aspire to to reinvent and ‘transform’ themselves. It encourages and offers women the opportunity to express their individual personalities and simply put – Enjoy life.


Obsidian Dress
Makeup by Sacred Artistry
Hair by theBlowdryBar at L’Espace
Styling & Creative Direction by The Advisory 




VLabelLondon Dress
Makeup by Sacred Artistry
Hair by theBlowdryBar at L’Espace
Styling & Creative Direction by The Advisory




Toju Foyeh Jumpsuit
Makeup by Sacred Artistry
Hair by theBlowdryBar at L’Espace
Styling & Creative Direction by The Advisory
 



Toju Foyeh & Virgos Lounge
Makeup by Sacred Artistry
Hair by theBlowdryBar at L’Espace
Styling & Creative Direction by The Advisory
 



Maju Top & Nma Pants
Makeup by Sacred Artistry
Hair by theBlowdryBar at L’Espace
Styling & Creative Direction by The Advisory


Toju Foyeh Jumpsuit
Makeup by Sacred Artistry
Hair by theBlowdryBar at L’Espace
Styling & Creative Direction by The Advisory
 

Obsidian Jacket, Bralet & Sequin Trousers.
Jewelry by Le Reve Pieces
Makeup by Sacred Artistry
Hair by theBlowdryBar at L’Espace
Styling & Creative Direction by The Advisory
 

VLabelLondon Dress
Makeup by Sacred Artistry
Hair by theBlowdryBar at L’Espace
Styling & Creative Direction by The Advisory

VLR X L’ESPACE DRESS
Makeup by Sacred Artistry
Hair by theBlowdryBar at L’Espace
Styling & Creative Direction by The Advisory


Maju Top
Obsidian Skirt
Jewelry by Le Reve Pieces
Makeup by Sacred Artistry
Hair by theBlowdryBar at L’Espace
Styling & Creative Direction by The Advisory
 

Virgos Lounge Dress
Makeup by Sacred Artistry
Hair by theBlowdryBar at L’Espace
Styling & Creative Direction by The Advisory
 

Andrea Iyamah Bikini
Rouge Vallari Kaftan
Rococo Sarongs as Turban
Makeup by Sacred Artistry
Hair by theBlowdryBar at L’Espace
Styling & Creative Direction by The Advisory
 

Virgos Lounge Jacket
Toju Foyeh Dress
Makeup by Sacred Artistry
Hair by theBlowdryBar at L’Espace
Styling & Creative Direction by The Advisory
 

In the words of one of the founders you can ‘Come Naked’ and leave prepared for any scenario – whether its ‘pre-gaming’ with the girls before a night out or just ready for a pre-wedding celebration – with an appropriate gift from L’Espace in tow and a great memory of the L’Espace Experience.

The campaign which officially launches this week and will also see the store give away different gifts showcasing the different sides of L'Espace, so watch out on all L’Espace media platforms to take part!


We are confident that this campaign shows the L’Espace brand in a brilliant light – we focused on capturing the feel-good essence of the L’Espace Experience. We aim to continue building awareness for our key product areas with campaigns like this’ said Wonuola Okoye, one part of the CEO Duo that owns L’Espace.

Youtube Link to Campaign Video: http://youtu.be/HT9V0Y9tr8I

Fact Sheet
Photography by Uche Onwudinjor for Ndani (#DestinationFashion) & Frank Ugah for FUP
Graphics & Artwork  L’Espace

Makeup by Sacred Artistry 
Hair by theBlowdryBar at L’Espace
Styling & Creative Direction by The Advisory
Contact:
cs@lpmnigeria.com
07005377223
19a Olosa Street, Off Karimu Kotun VI, Lagos