Thursday, 6 November 2014

Flash Back Friday

Hello fabulous people!!! How are you doing?? its been a while, you girl was running round Lagos trying to get herself ready for GTB Lagos Fashion Design Week. They were so many challenges encountered last minute but we serve a God who works wonders and things turned around for the greater good. I'm really thankful God took me on that journey and I'm super proud of myself! *if nobody is* For those who couldn't make it the show turned out reallly great and for those who did thank you so much and to everyone thanks for the constant words of encouragement, support and prayers. *coughs* now that fashion week is over come and order oo! *inserts full grin smiley*
These photos were taken last month by my dear friend and photographer Kunle Haastrup of Haastrup Photography, we were on our way to the Style Me Africa bloggers party and decided we should take some fab fotos and not waste the outfit. I made this dress early 2012 for my graduation ceremony and I got a lot of stares, wasn't bothered anyway I was happy to leave Unilag and felt I should to make a statement and it worked! lol! Even with the high low hem, its has a big cut out on the back :) sad I couldn't take a photo of that.
#FlashBackFriday
 The sun was hot! so please ignore my shiny forehead and frowning face.
This bag has seen better days! Serving its purpose I guess..lol.
My grand exit 

For those who havent seen the photos of my collection from fashion week pls click the link below and tell me what you think;

Hope you liked the post. Have an blessed and amazing weekend.

<3 @blaqueTHAY

Photo Credit: Haastrup Photography

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
Photo Credit: Haastrup Photography

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!