Monday 26 August 2013

StyleFashionista - Edyth

Hello Loviessss,

Cheers to the new week... I hope we all had an amazing weekend? Do you remember i told you we had a concluding part to our last post? Today's stylefashionista is someone whose style i truly love; she is one person who rocks any look she decides and she not only rocks it, she owns it. She plays very easily with vintage and masculine inspired pieces and always looks effortlessly stylish.

Well without further ado, i present Edyth Schandorf the style chic of

Name: Edyth Schandorf

Where are you originally from & where do you live currently: Originally from Ghana & currently living there.

What you do for a living: HR Personnel by book, part time philanthropist and blogger.

How do you relax/hobbies: The one thing i love to do to relax is walk on the beach but i don't get to do so as often so i replace it with sleeping.

What inspires your style: anything and everything inspires my style. random people, blogs pretty much anything that appeals to my eye and innate creativity.

Who is/are your style icons: My other half is my style icon.

What fashion item can't you live without: I cant live without jewellery, rings especially.

Vintage or Contemporary: I'm an all rounder, although i am recently falling more in love with vintage.

What's the most expensive or cheapest fashion item you've ever owned and were they worth it: cant honestly tell, half the stuff in my wardrobe now are thrifted so they're pretty much cheaper than the usual, but they're all deifinitely worth it.

Are you a foodie and what's your favourite food: Not a foodie. I'm a dessert person. I'd have waffles everyday if i could.

How do you stay fit & healthy: I'm very far from a healthy person to be honest. I pretty much each whatever i feel for. I'm trying to drink a lot more water though lately.

What's the weirdest thing I'll find in your handbag: the weirdest thing you'll find in my handbag? hmm im not sure if you'd think its weird but i have a lot in my bag; socks, toothpaste, shampoo, knickers, even laundry soap so i dont know, maybe thats weird?

Your favourite holiday destination: favourite holiday location would definitely be Singapore for now but ill definitely love to visit Geneva.

Thank you Edyth for a wonderful interview, loved every bit.

Thanks for always reading lovies.

Have a fabulous monday.


Sunday 18 August 2013

The Gentleman Returns - GuyFashionista - Allen Coleman

Hello Loviesssss,

I am so excited about today's post because our Gentleman Returns column is back with a bang; and I have the pleasure of introducing the very stylish, spiff & 'satorial' gentleman behind

You know how we all (well i do) imagine if we could be one person for just one day... From the Princess of Cambridge to Beyonce etc. Well if i were a boy, even just a day, i will definitely be Allen Coleman.
There's this edgy coolness about his style, elegantly tailored and his name is synonymous with effortless style. 

In a suit or t-shirt, Allen looks impeccable and i personally love his attention to detail. Okay okay okay enough of the plenty talk, without further ado, (drum roll) i present to you my blog brother- Allen Coleman.

Name: Allen Coleman

Where are you originally from & where do you live currently: Originally from Ghana and currently living there as well.

What you do for a living: I am financial analyst during the day and an evil blogger at night lol (just kidding )

How do you relax/hobbies: I stare at photos on end , it calms me. I love music when the right music is loud , anywhere.

What inspires your style: Simplicity , i believe if someone has to try hard to  understand whatever you put out then its simply not effortlessly elegant enough . And simply elegant is my style , from furniture to food .

Who is/are your style icons: My mum, Clark Gable and anyone who doesn't dress like Will.iam

What fashion item can't you live without: A shirt, Jesus wont like me walking around without a shirt.

Vintage or Contemporary: None of them, i tend not make choices that put me in a box.Outside the box is my terrain , the sun is generous here.

Are you obsessed with any fashion item in your closet now and what is it: My double monk strap shoes! 

What's the most expensive or cheapest fashion item you've ever owned and were they worth it:  Most expensive? don't think i own anything expensive . Cheapest? that's my lane . I got a card holder for less than a dollar , i love it but i havnt got any cards in there so far.

Are you a foodie and what's your favourite food: I love food!....if i have a favourite then it totally disqualifies my addict status . I love food that plays between sweet and spicy.

How do you stay fit & healthy: I run when i can t stay fit and the Saturday morning basketball game with the boys never fails to work a king. 

Your favourite holiday location: South Africa!

Btw, there's a part 2 to this interview, be sure to check again on monday next week for the concluding part. 

Thank you so much Allen for making out time from your very busy schedule for this interview.

 Have a fabulous Monday Lovies.


Friday 16 August 2013

Yippeee I've been featured again + A Quick Outfit Post

Hello Loviessss,

Thank God it's friday, i'm sure you are all ready for the weekend. This is a very quick post... Your girl has been featured again... this time by the amazing Harrie of Its such an honor to be featured on a blog like hers. She's got such great style. Thank you so much to all my wonderful followers & readers for always stopping by and leaving your lovely comments. I say a big thank you to my blog twin Harrie for featuring me. Please check the feature on

For my outfit, I'm wearing a pleated midi skirt, a cobalt blue top, a belt to cinch my waist and my peep toes & purse to complete my classy city chic look.

Thanks for always reading lovies. Have an amazing weekend.


Tuesday 13 August 2013

The Maxi Dress

Hello Loviessssss,

Its been a minute since my last post, hope you've all have been good? 

For today's post, i am wearing one of my favorite maxi dresses i got a while ago. I personally think every girl should own one in her wardrobe. The versatility and chic look it gives when dressed up or down can't be over emphasized and might i also add that for those weekends when you sort of have a brain block on what to wear, you most likely wouldn't go wrong with a maxi dress.

For my own outfit, i dressed up mine with a white blazer and when i was done with my function, i took off the blazer and wore an easy pair of slippers and went about my busy day on the streets of lagos :-)

What do you think about maxi dresses generally? Are they a life saver or can you do without them?

Thanks for always reading lovies.


Maxi Dress: Really Old; don't remember
White Blazer: Gap
Nexkpiece: Chic Accessories
Wristwatch: Rado

Personally, i feel the maxi dress can be worn by anyone from slim, tall, plus size, petite etc. There have been some school of thought that petite chics shouldn't wear the maxi dress. I beg to differ;  i feel once you get the colors and length right, it can be pulled off. I have put together some pictures of various ways to wear the maxi dress. 

Photo Credit: Stlebistro, NuSophisticate

Sunday 4 August 2013

In Pursuit of the Ankara Inspired Asos Dress

Hello Loviesssss,

So the dress pictured above has caused me some sleepless nights :-) Hmm. I saw it first a while ago on pinterest and i initially thought it was an Ankara fabric but then i decided to trace it to the lovely blogger Skinny Hipster just to be super sure and found out it was ASOS... Yes ASOS. You can imagine my Alingazonto dance moves when i realized it was just an order away. Everything about the dress screamed my name; from the print-cut-the length-its simple chic fit etc. I just knew i wanted to own it. And i didn't even care/mind if it became an aso-ebi /common. 
Like a kid going to the candy store, i went straight to their website and decided to order, and i got the Out Of Stock message. I was so upset. I don't know why i can't just love a dress in peace without the whole world loving the same dress...LOLOooooL. 

Anyways i took my mind off the dress and just thought i wasn't meant to own it. Then one fateful day, a friend who sells clothes had it on her Blackberry display picture. I very quickly rang her and she said she had it in stock. I drove to her that weekend only for us to find out that she mistakenly ordered a size 6. Can you imagine? I left her shop semi-sad but just told myself it was time to move on from this dress seeing that all efforts to get it hadn't worked out. 
When i left my friend's shop, i drove straight to the nail studio to get my nails done and just as they were being filed, i noticed a lovely fabric lying beside Nike my nail lady and i asked her who owned it, she replied saying"Aunty i just started selling ankara fabrics o, are you interested?" I looked at it closely and you can imagine the thoughts going through my head. I loved all the colors on this fabric so i immediately paid for it before one story would come up again; maybe Nike would say someone else has paid for it and she would get another one for me... bla bla bla, you all know how stories like that end...hehehe. 
Anyways, i reached really really really deep within me(because work has been crazy & sewing has been the last thing on my mind) and called forth the Sura the Tailor in me and after 4 weeks of sewing the dress in bits, it came out looking like this.

I was quite happy with the outcome and i think it would give the Asos dress a run for its money.
So what do you guys think?

Thanks for always reading lovies have a fabulous Monday.