In Her Closet – Episode 17 – It’s New Yorks Fashion Bomb , Claire Sulmers!!!

I’ve been holding up on this one for some days now, let’s just say I’m still star struck…lol! Claire Sulmers, the Editor and Founder of the Fashion Bomb Daily, one of the top 50 most influential style sites in the world and the number one multicultural online fashion magazine with features in Paris and Italian Vogue is on this episode of In Her Closet. She was in Nigeria for her first time sometime last year where she hosted her fashion event Cocktails with Claire. It was like fashion weekend in Lagos. She obviously enjoyed her stay because she was back again just last weekend for the GTbank fashion weekend. If i get started on her profile in the fashion industry, I’d never get this post done. But there’s no doubt as to why she’d remain major #goals for me. She was one of those people I e-mailed just because. I wasn’t exactly expecting a response but here I am actually doing the interview. ENJOY!!! E-INTERVIEW WITH CLAIRE SULMERS JAY: The fashion bomb daily is one of the biggest and most influential style sites in the world. How did you find yourself in this line of fashion and style? CLAIRE: I started off writing for magazines like New York, Newsweek, and Real Simple magazines before discovering my love for fashion and launching Fashion Bomb Daily. JAY: You sleep and breathe fashion and style, how will you define it? What does it mean to you? CLAIRE: We all have to wear clothes, so why not wear fabulous clothes? They express your personality, mood, and sometimes your aspirations for life.  They can define a moment in time or a moment in...

Adorn Your Feet, It’s #TuesdayShoesday.

Think Pearls, Precious Stones, Swarovski Crystals, Studs and Spikes, I’m your ultimate embellishment shoe lover. I like all types of details, from embroidery to prints to paints and all forms of motifs, heel structures, textures everything in between. But today, I’d focus on foot candy from both luxury and high street brands and share some of my favorite ornamented footwear to adorn your feet.                                 So many more options to leave you looking for your Arabian Sheikh, Many of their prices can pay a year’s tuition fees in a decent school, but trust me your feet deserve them, at least mine do. River Island is ready for the Christmas season because they currently have in stock these adornments for less. So don’t give up just yet, all these are below $100, which means with about #15,000 to #50,000 you can still give your feet a treat (D**n the fall of the naira tho).         I’ve seen more across other brands – New Look, Zara, Mango, Dorothy perkins. But these ones got me the most. Just if you’re wondering what I may like for Christmas, i’m willing to settle. Any of these River Island numbers couldn’t come in at a better time. And if you want to do it big, Rene Caovilla never runs out of size 41… *wink* Peace, Love, Adorn Your Feet XoXo Your girl,...

In Her Closet – Episode 16 – Sultry Actress Adunni Ade

In a bid to keep you entertained, each episode of In Her Closet comes with another fashionista, people we love to see on TV or read about. This week I have sultry Actress and Model, Adunni Ade. The beautiful actress and mother of 2 is Half Nigerian and Half German. While she spent a part of her growing years in New York, she got into runway modeling and was on Tyra Banks’ America Next Top Model. Moving back to Nigeria, she went into acting and she’s most popular for her comedy skit – Date Gone Bad. She also starred in the recently released movie that hit the cinemas a few weeks ago It’s Her Day. She’s another shoe lover and that is evident on her instagram posts. I wasted no time sliding into her DM and she was kind enough to do me the honors. Enjoy the interview. E-INTERVIEW WITH ADUNNI ADE JAY: You have been a model in the USA and been on Americas Next Top Model, this would have greatly influenced your sense of style. What does style mean to you? ADUNNI: Style means a lot to me! It speaks volumes. It’s my way of expressing myself. JAY: Would you say there is still a gap to be filled in the fashion industry in Nigeria if you had to compare with fashion abroad? ADUNNI: No fashion scene is perfect, there is always room for improvement.  JAY: On a scale of 1-10, rate your love for shoes. ADUNNI: 10000000000 JAY: Approximately how many shoes can we find in your closet? ADUNNI: I  have over 120+ shoes JAY: Luxury shoes or high street brands, would you splurge or look for a lower priced option? ADUNNI: Darling, if...

Be True To Yourself! – Practical Tips On Shopping Shoes On Line And In Store

As much as i’m a shoe lover, a pointed toe pump lover and more importantly a louboutin lover, I knew thoughts of me were not anywhere on his mind when he created the “So Kate” pumps. He must have been thinking 50kg body weight, lean and slender. And no Christian, I ain’t even mad at you. I understand totally. The So Kates would forever remain one of my absolutely favorite pumps, but from the first time I got the chance to put my feet in them, I knew they weren’t for me. I used to be that girl that could rock 5″ heels and wouldn’t mind the discomfort.   Yea, my body weight and lifestyle those years could accommodate it. 7 years later with 3 kids and a shift in weight, i’m learning to embrace my reality till I can work my way back to yesteryears.    And this is why i’m here today.  It’s one thing to buy a gorgeous pair of shoes, it’s another thing to enjoy wearing them and thereby get your money’s worth. I’d be sharing practical tips in this two part post on how to shop for shoes, online and in store.  Let’s start with in store shopping which gives more room to make better decisions.   I can spend a whole week from store to store shoe shopping and I wouldn’t complain for one minute. The fact that I can try on the shoes and see how they fit always gets me high (if you know what I mean). Essentially, these are things to look out for when shopping in store. COMFORT: The moment...

In Her Closet – Episode 15 – It’s the DIY Lady!!!

It’s another episode of your favorite E-series and this weekend’s  (I’m sorry the post is late) episode features an amazing woman, Elizabeth Oke popularly known as the DIY LADY.  A beauty blogger, nurse and life enthusiast, her story is one to keep you motivated and build your faith level.   Her accident left her confined to a wheel chair but her legs are all that was confined, her sense of style and beautiful heart have continued to soar freely.   I couldn’t help but get her on here, out of curiosity to know if and how her footwear fashion had changed since the accident…    Let’s get straight into the interview…. E-INTERVIEW WITH LIZZY O, THE DIY LADY JAY: What to you is the difference between style and fashion?  LIZ: To me, style is eternal and fashion is fleeting. I honestly believe that style is a representation of who a person is, and fashion is a representation of what’s trending and popular.  JAY: What’s your favorite fashion piece – shoes, bags, clothes, hair, jewelry, sunglasses? LIZ: I would say clothes. I carry bags and love to accessorize with glasses etc, but my clothes almost always make a statement that doesn’t usually require much accessorizing.  JAY: What’s your favorite shoe style? LIZ: Wedges for ever. With the wheelchair footplate, Wedges keep my feet balanced more, and so they’ve become my favorite kind of shoes to wear. I’ll pick a flat shoe any day, any time though.  JAY: Has having to use a wheelchair influenced your shoe preference in anyway? I couldn’t help but think, If I was her, id rock 6″...

From The Lagos Fashion And Design Week 2016

This is one fashion event you don’t ever want to miss if you are a fashion enthusiast like me. Unfortunately I have had to miss it two years in a row.  I look forward to my first appearance there which I know will cover up for the  previous shows.  Omoyemi Akerele,a trained and practicing lawyer  followed her passion for design and ventured into fashion designing as CEO of Style House Files. She created and launched the Lagos Fashion And Design Week 5 years ago and it has been a very great platform to showcase the many talents in the fashion industry.  It’s not all about the glam and runway, it also serves as an entrepreneurial training ground for networking and exchange of ideas to boost the business side of fashion and in turn showcase the Nigerian fashion industry as a worthy ground for foreign investors. Nigerians sure don’t play, each year has seen the runway evolve with creative pieces. I stalked every possible social media handle and couldn’t help but share some of my favorite looks with focus on their foot wear of course 😍.  From backstage getting the glam    to the runway  and what the audience- filled with media personalities   style bloggers,    entertainment personalities,  designers wore,    it was definitely a creative 4days. Enjoy after the cut…​​ These were some of my favorite looks out of so many! Nigerian designers have come along way and knowing that the future holds so much more is exciting.  I look forward to when footwear designers will go all out to make it to fashion week and the runway,look...

#WantItWednesday- Kurt Geiger Leaves You Wanting Some More.

I was introduced to the Kurt Geiger Brand a few years back when I was going into retailing of shoes and needed very good quality shoes at not so exorbitant prices. I found that in this brand. Kurt Geiger is a British Footwear and Accessories retailer founded in 1963. Seen on Kendall, Gigi Hadid, Beyoncé, Cindy Crawford, Emily blunt and other Hollywood stars, it is a top notch brand and they have amazing prices that range from £9-£400. They have equally amazing designs in different products – Miss KG, Carvela, Kurt Geiger London, KG Kurt Geiger and Mini Miss KG.  I won’t bore you too much with details but these are some of what they currently have in store online. Unfortunately they don’t seem to stock UK 9/EUR 43 but with a wide variety of styles and sizes that go up to a UK 8/EUR 41,I will recommend Kurt Geiger to everyone and anyone who needs pocket friendly shoes of top quality.  They also produce and stock a wide variety of solid bags and purses. Don’t forget, we can shop this brand for you and deliver anywhere within Nigeria and the U.K. Via our personal shopping services,just contact us. Until next time, Peace, Love and more shoes XOXO,...

In Her Closet – Episode 14 – It’s Nigerian Top Designer Tope Abiola of “Frock It And Rock It”

Matopeda Abiola is a Fashion Designer who has made her mark in the Nigerian Fashion Industry with entertainment A-listers such as Genevieve Nnaji, Dolapo Oni Sijuade, Tiwa Savage, Toke Makinwa among others. To her credit also are Beyoncé and Angela Simmons among other international names. I got to know about her when Beyoncé wore one of her pieces on a vacation to Hawaii in 2015 and was trending all over social media.  Asides her passion with designing outfits, shoes are her kryptonite and that is why she is here on this episode of In Her Closet. Like many of the other features, I have never met her but she was so sweet throughout our email correspondences. Enjoy the interview… E-Interview with Tope Abiola JAY: What does style mean to you? TOPE: Style is personal. It is all about introducing who you are to the world using pieces.  JAY: You design absolutely lovely outfits for your clients, when creating a design, do you at any point picture the shoes that will suit the design and client? TOPE: I tend to always ask my clients which pair of shoes they will be wearing. If we are making a statement piece, you tend to want to wear simple, classic shoes but if it is a more conservative piece then you can wear shoes that make a statement. They tend to be conversational starters. JAY: On a scale of 1-10, how are important are shoes to you in creating a total look? TOPE: Honestly, 10!!!!  JAY: Would you consider yourself a shoe lover? TOPE: I am obsessed with shoes. It’s my kryptonite but I love it.  JAY: Luxury foot...

In Her Closet – Episode 13 – She’s No Ordinary She

When I started blogging, I remember following practically every style blogger on the gram. And that was quite a lot, my feed was full of them and with time I started to get bored. It was like seeing the same set of looks on different people. So I started to unfollow. It was really easy to just click the unfollow tab and move on to the next till I got to @stylebyada. Her posts always struck me but I never really paid attention. I found myself clicking on her handle to view her page again and ended up going through ALL her posts (trust me she has a lot). She’s bold, she’s fierce, she’s fashion fearless, she’s no ordinary she. Prints on prints, baggy and snug, summer and winter, she’s a stand out queen. Fashion blogger, Ada has always liked to put pieces together and she documents it on her blog. I find her style creative and fun – a mix of tomboy and feminine chic. I simply can’t get enough of it and  that’s why she’s here on this episode. E-Interview with Ada JAY: You’ve loved putting together pieces since you were a little girl, what fashion pieces intrigued you the most as a child? ADA: As a child I remember basically loving everything to be honest. Although one thing I recall holding very dear to my heart at the time was my rain coat and rubber rain boots(Wellies). They were both navy blue in colour. Whenever I put them on as a child I thought I looked like someone from Space. They were just a bit odd and for that I thought they were special. JAY: What does style...

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