Wednesday 31 July 2013

StyleFashionista - Stella Duchess

Hello Loviesssss,

Today's StyleFashionista is event planner and interior/exterior decorator. She is such a talented and hardworking young lady. Watch this space for more about her events management company.

Name: I am duchess but if you want write me a cheque its Stella Nwosu ... Lol. I am fondly called Duchess.

Where are you originally from & where do you live currently: Originally am from ZION. I'm from PH/IMO in Nigeria but I love to say I'm a lagosian because I have lived most of my life in Lagos, born and raised. I currently live here too , I love the energy in Lagos ... 

What you do for a living? Am an event planner and a decorator both interior/exterior . I own an run PLANIFICATIONS an event planning/management , event rentals/supplies and decorations company with bespoke concepts detailed planning and excellent executions ... 

How do you relax/hobbies: Do I really relax ? ok I love reading fashion and life style magazine e.g Cosmo etc I love watching TV , E entertainment , style Network , BET , series etc I love reading listening to Christian songs and jazz music 

What inspires your style: I love comfort , classy , subtle elegance , timeless , vintage , effortless style ... 

Who is your style icon: I love Victoria Beckham , I love how she puts it all together , when she is working , on a date with David Beckham , running around with her kids , on the red carpet even her spice girls days on the stage , I love them all but with a smile. That being said , I love some 9ja ladies too like Funke kuti for her smiles , you have to always wear that smiles , ibidun ajayi ighodalo for her effortless beauty , Genevieve nnaji for ageless body, ifeoma Williams for her charismatic look and elohor aisien for her subtle elegant al finishing ... 

Are you a ladylike or boyish kind of girl: Am a total ladylike dresser but when at my field of work , pulling drapes , arranging flowers and lights am boyish 

What fashion item can't you live without: Hmmmmmm this a hard one because I love everything about fashion but I love perfumes it creates that vibes for me , it just makes everything beautiful and peaceful 

Team Pumps or wedges: Pumps when am doing my girly thing , wedges when am sorting out my work stuff and flats when am on the field working ... 

Are you obsessed with any fashion item in your closet now and what is it: Am not really a brand name person , but Right now i am into lot of dresses and also I love all shades of blue , blue is the new black for me ... 

What's the most expensive or cheapest fashion item you've ever owned and was it worth it? Most expensive will be Michael kors wrist watches and my celine bags and my cheapest fashion item will this cheap and cheerful earrings I got on sales I love it , three for 500 naira lol , how cheap can I get ... 

Are you a foodie and what's your favourite food: I don't love food and food don't love me because no matter what I eat I still stay slim (I hope this remains forever )that being said because of work I try all kind of food from all kind of restaurant and catering company for the sake of job ... Did I mention oh la la desserts, I love it ... 

How do you stay fit & healthy: I really do not eat so much and I don't eat in large quantity , lot of fruit and vegetable , I run around a lot that's exercise on it own.

What's the weirdest thing I'll find in your handbag: My handbag contains a lot of weird things , from needles/treads to dental floss even my giant size calculator , fishing line , a bit of everything I own is almost in my handbag ... 

Your favourite holiday location: I love Dubai but i am looking forward to cabo and Paris , city of love ...

Thanks for sending in your entry stella we enjoyed interviewing you.


Monday 29 July 2013

No Title :-)

Hello My Loviesssss,

I am not even sure i know how to start apologizing for being away for the whole week. Hmm i don't know how it happened, but from battling my internet provider's poor service delivery to going on an official trip, i haven't had ONE minute to write here. Anyways i am so excited to be back to my blog world and i really missed you all.

So i was invited to the MTN Project Fame live opening show and it was really fun. Thanks to Ebele dearest, we got VVIP tickets. 
Unfortunately, because it was a live show, we weren't allowed to take pictures but trust me to be gangster and take pictures of my boyfriend the Kurukere master Iyanya perform.  The audience went crazy immediately he came on stage and all their rules were very quickly forgotten. Even the judges all got up to dance and that was the highlight of the show for me because Iyanya is an Alumni of the Project fame academy and i can imagine how proud they felt. He actually won in season one.

Meanwhile i almost fainted from laughter at some of the recorded auditions. One guy actually came on stage, lay down on the floor with a pillow and then started singing Chris Brown's - Don't wake me up in a really terrible voice...LOL That has got to be one of the most hilarious/disturbing performances i've ever seen/heard. All in all, it was an amazing night and the top 14 contestants had absolutely breath taking voices. 

Thanks for always reading.


  Lara & I

 Top: River Island, Ankara Pants made by me FowyFowy, Bag & Shoes Old

 L-R Chioma, Ify, Bellzy

 Nigeria's Queen of dance Kaffy

 My boyfriend Iyanya...Hehehe

Tuesday 16 July 2013

SGD Series Ctd

Hello Loviessss,

Its way past midnight and i am wide awake watching Antiques Road Trip on BBC Lifestyle and blogging. I have tried reaching for my remote control several times so i can change the station to E! or TSN but for some strange reason, i am unable to reach it :-). Surely, no one expects me to move from this precious position on my bed where my laptop is placed on my pillow/my legs...hehehe.

My eyes just drifted to the tiles on my floor and i remembered i had a nice black really fluffy rug on it until a few days ago when i came back from work/prayer meeting and as i stepped into my apartment i felt water get up to my ankle; as always, i thought i was dreaming. I am sure right now you guys are wondering when my posts would be drama free...hahaha. I am wondering when myself...LOL. 
I switched on the light in the living room and my whole apartment was flooded. I also noticed the extension boxes that were exposed on the floor had started sparking. I very quickly called Bashiru and Adamu the night guards to switch off the power from the source. I thought i left my tap running but again, i am too careful to do that; I normally double check taps, light switches, AC's, inverter and all a minimum of 3 times before leaving the apartment. After checking for the leak, we found out there was a burst pipe in the bathroom. Thankfully they were able to stop it from gushing out and then the major work started. We began scooping water out from the apartment and mopping for almost 2 hours. Omo mehnn you don't wanna know the River Niger/Thames we scooped out.
Anyways thats all past now, i have learnt not to worry too much when such things happen because it could have been worse. Imagine if it happened when i was away in Accra????? Hmm the story would have been different. Times like these make me appreciate God's love, covering and mercy over my life. I am indeed thankful He saved me once again.

Moving on to today's post jare; not going to allow the devil steal my SWAG...Neversssss.We would continue the 'Sure Guy Date Series' and my outfit  is a lovely water color/brush stroke print dress that i absolutely love. You can rock this look if he invites you for a function that involves meeting some of his work colleagues for the first time. It could be his boss's 50th birthday party or colleagues baby dedication in church. I also created some other looks you could rock. 

Remember these are just style inspirations or a guide and you can alway jazz up any of these looks to suit your style or totally rock something different. *wink*

We have two or three more posts to go for the SGD series, thanks for always reading lovies.


Sunday 14 July 2013

StyleFashionista - Diana

Hello Loviessss,

Its another beautiful week and we thank God for how far He has brought us. I am so excited about the 2nd half of the year because i know God has really great plans and special blessings for us.

Our StyleFashionista of the week is the gorgeous & graceful Di. I just love her and how effortlessly classy/chic her style is. She is a super hot wife, mom, career lady and runs a business too. One word SuperHotMom; yes its one word :-D

Thank you for your entry Di; loved every bit of your interview.

Name: Hi, my name is Diana/Busola Abel-Idowu....Diana for oyinbos...and Busola for my peoples.....friends call me Bussie or Di for short

Where are you originally from & where do you live currently: I grew up in Ibadan city...I currently live in Essex, England.

What you do for a living: I work as a Portfolio/Programme Management Consultant for my day job....I also have a T-Shirt collection called Words of Wisdom T-shirts, the brand is inspired by the biblical books of wisdom.

How do you relax/hobbies: I'm creative and like to dabble in any DIY stuff...I sew and do a lot of fashion drawing, I'm obsessed with hair and do u -part wigs for friends, I make fascinators and I'm also designing a shoe collection....

What inspires your style: My style is comfortable, colorful and chic....I don't believe in suffering for the sake of fashion...anymore :) style suits my very busy life 

Who is/are your style icons: Currently Solange Knowles ....the sister knows how to stand out in a crowd without looking like she's trying to hard...and also Folake Kuye Huntoon from Style Pantry....her style is an interesting mix of elegant, edgy and colorful pieces. I love StyleFash25 style as well...she reminds of Michelle Obama ....infact I see her dressing Michelle soon

What's your preference, ladylike or boyish: A mix of both, depending on my mood. 

What fashion item can't you live without: emmm, my make up can wear rubber slippers and Ekaette dress, but please don't take my lipgloss and liquid liner away....

Are you a Pumps or wedges kinda girl: I'm a flats kinda more pinchy me

Are you obsessed with any fashion item in your closet at the moment and what is it: A cropped leather jacket from goes with everything from jeans, skirts and even my work wear dresses...and also a handmade leather across the shoulder bag I got from a rather rude trader in Mallorca.....

What's the most expensive or cheapest fashion item you've ever owned and was it worth it: Most expensive is perhaps an orange Louis Vuitton envelop bag I was given as a gift...the bag is almost useless...Cheapest is a shoulder length earring I got on sales for £1, I love them....

Are you a foodie and what's your favourite food: I love, love spaghetti, but it don't love me back...I'm currently trying low-carb meals, hubby isn't too impressed with the broccoli and cauliflower on his dinner plate.....

You are a working mum, how are you able to juggle it all and still look this hot: Prioritizing and trying to work to a sensible schedule...I like to believe super woman exists and I aspire to be her....but you have to know what your ministry is at every phase of your life...right now for me it's being my best as God's child, Kenny's wife and Fife's mum...they come, business and other relationships are fruitful add ons....

What does hubby think about your style and does he pick out your outfits sometimes: He likes my style....he better do...hold on let me ask

What's the weirdest thing I'll find in your handbag: Almond nuts..... my bag is a mobile inspector'll find everything in it...

Your favourite holiday location: Favorite holiday destination will be Naples, Florida....its beautiful, white sand beaches and secluded islands.....I will love to visit Bora Bora soon....

Tuesday 9 July 2013

Wednesday the 3rd/Sure Guy Date Series Ctd.

Hello Loviessss,

Hmmm, i don't even know where to start from, i just know i would not forget wednesday 3rd July in a hurry. I have heard of and even seen people rush to the airport and miss their flight but i just never thought that sort of thing could ever happen to me. Haba, I am too organized and plan way too much to fall a victim of running to catch a moving plane (Picture that..Hahaha). 
I shut down early on tuesday, didn't stay at home and even slept with one eye open so i could make the airport early on Wednesday for my 7.30 am flight to Accra. I woke up at 5am, rushed a bath and was at the airport by 6:00 am, happy i had made it before 6.20 am when check in closed. I cat-walked into the terminal and quietly joined the Arik queue. Between standing, making calls and smiling/greeting some familiar faces, i didn't notice one chic had shunted and positioned herself in front of me. I ended the call and tapped her ever so softly and politely told her she just shunted the queue. She looked at me with her really really long false lashes and said "I was 'ere halready hand hi just went to buy Hem Tee Hen card" Translation - I was here already and i just went to buy MTN card - airtime. When i heard her accent, i didn't bother arguing, i just accepted my fate and thought to my self that we would all board this aircraft sha; H factor or not...LOL. 

Outfit: Sunnies: Balmain, Top: H&M, Shorts: Tommy Hilfiger, Flats: Old, Neckpiece: Accessorize  

Anyways, about 10mins later, H factor sisterhh sister went in through the barrier and i was about to go in with her when an Arik staff asked me to hold on and i smiled and waited patiently forming prim & proper. The next thing i knew o, one tall man wearing an Arik air blazer came and closed the barrier and said check in had closed. Ehnnnnnn check in has what!!!!!!. You've got to be kidding me, i thought he was joking because i figured the proper thing to do was to let the rest of us on the queue come in and close the counter after the last person. 
I thought i was in a movie o, this guy was dead serious. He said "Check in has closed for Accra". I approached him and asked how that was even possible. I spoke all the english i knew, when it wasn't working, i tried to beg the Arik man, nothing worked. You know that moment when you try to make all the influential calls you can and for some strange reason, the network is terrible and calls aren't going through. I looked ahead and i saw H factor sister had checked in - Chei. While some people were screaming at the top of their voices, i asked when the next flight was, and they said 5pm but there were no seats so i had to go upstairs to their office to change my ticket time or date. Getting upstairs, i was told by the ticket officer that the flight for the next day too was fully booked (btw, the crowd to Accra daily is crazy) but that something would come up if 'i did them well'. When an available seat came up, I just told them to book me for the next day and i paid the official fee; i was too angry to 'do them well', i was even kind of close to tears. You won't understand the pain i felt unless you've gone through the same experience.
Just as i was leaving the terminal, my friend C called me and i told him what happened and he burst out laughing. I could have strangled him if he was anywhere near...LOL. After his call, i started calling Abdullahi the driver; his number rang through but i got no response. I had to call them at home and they said he left his phone charging so no one could reach him. Luckily he had a new sim and someone at home had the number and they finally got through to him. After waiting for almost 2 hours,  just when i was about to take a taxi, he called me "Aunty i dey the arrival side ma" I just told him to come to the departure wing because i didn't even have the strength to get upset. Could i have arrived from my trip in 1 hour ehnn Abdullahi?

Anyways i got home and later called Arik to confirm my seat for the next day. Thursday came and i got to the airport at 5.40 am. This time, no surprises, guarding my space on the queue with my life and no distracting phone calls. At exactly 6 am, an Arik staff came to me saying/whispering "Aunty do you want me to fast track you'? I was wondering fast track me how. He said i saw you yesterday, i don't want you to miss your flight again. Immediately i heard miss your flight again, i just followed him like a zombie, gave him my passport and he checked me in and did all the wahala. The next thing he said "you have to find me something o aunty". I looked at him again and he was truly an Arik staff. I was shocked beyond words. I looked in my purse and gave him 2k and he said "let me give you my number aunty. Anytime, just call me and i will check you in". Still confused about why Arik air full staff would openly request for a bribe. Men in black, LASTMA, everyone bribe. Which way Nigeria? 

Back to the outfit post jare; between my very busy schedule, i took time out to take some pictures for the Boyfriend Date Series. Remember the mail i got about what to wear for different dates with 'sure guy'? If you missed it, check Here. You could wear this for an easy breezy afternoon out at the beach or a boat cruise/beach house do. 

Photo Credit: Aunty Chacha

Thanks for always reading lovies.

Stay Chic.


Sunday 7 July 2013

StyleFashionista - Nena

Hello Loviesss,

My Stylefashionista of the day is fun loving, stylish, petite and ever bubbly Nena. The financial service boss lady has a smile that can light up any room. 
We enjoyed interviewing her and absolutely love her style because she knows how to dress her cute and petite body. 

Thank you for sending in your entry Nena Lovie. 
Please enjoy.

- Name: Nena

 - Where are you originally from & where do you live currently: From Anambra State, living in Lagos Nigeria for now 

- What you do for a living: I am a Financial service sales manager( investment and Insurance) 

 - How do you relax/hobbies: Reading, Dancing Salsa, hanging out with friends 

 - What inspires your style: Comfort, playing with colors, thought of looking on point always.

 - Who is/are your style icons: Posh spice, Carrie Bradshaw 

 - What fashion item can't you live without: My high heels (learning to wear the low ones by force, aint getting younger) LOL

 - What's your preference, Ladylike or Boyish: Lady like 

 - Team Pumps or Wedge: Pumps all the way 

 - Are you obsessed with any fashion item in your closet at the moment and what is it: I love anything fitting to show my small frame but i think obsession is a potent word to describe it.

What's the most expensive or fashion item bargain you've ever owned and were they worth it: Most expensive is my Ferragamo bag, dont care if it was worth it, because my modus operandi is, if i like the bag then i buy it, for i buy myself a special birthday gift yearly regardless of cost. 
Bargain: is fun ear-rings, was not worth it as i misplaced it the day i wore it, bad clasp 

 - Are you a foodie and what's your favourite food: not a foodie but love to snack; cakes, ice cream and chocolate 

 - How do you stay fit & healthy: i dance salsa, merengue and bachata, though trying to force my instructor to teach me kizomba 

 - What's the weirdest thing I'll find in your handbag: My very mighty make up bag... Hahaha

 - Your favorite holiday location: Florida especially the beach and salsa clubs 

Thanks for always reading lovies.

Have a Fabulous and Chic Monday