My Pregnant Feet

Guess who just had a baby, yea me!!! Yayyy!! It’s been a long 38weeks (36weeks pregnant plus 2weeks post delivery). Can I blame my haphazard posts on the pregnancy?, please do. Honestly, it’s been a lot. But hey I still managed to bring you some juice, so show me some love. No??? Ok, read all about my pregnancy story and then show me some love, hehehehehe. We’ve had 6 episodes of my new E-series In Her Closet, and that promises to be back next week Friday unfailingly, there’s a backlog of interviews from your favorite people and you definitely don’t want to miss it. Today’s post is a welcome back post (It’s been a month) and I’d be sharing briefly on my pregnant feet. You all know how I love to keep the feet looking fab no matter the condition or occasion. Pregnancy is not an exception. In the first 2 trimesters it may be easy to get away with heels and your regular pre-pregnancy shoes. But in your last trimester, if you are always tired, over weight and carrying a bump that doesn’t allow you see your toes, you want all the comfort you can get. So, I’d be showing you some really nice and certainly comfortable luxury flat sandals and slippers I craved to have and are still on my wish list. And then some easily affordable ones that I could lay my hands on. Unfortunately, I didn’t do any photo shoots (shoot me), I would have loved to. By merely looking at a pair of shoes, you can feel the lushness and comfort from pictures, that is what the picture of...

In Her Closet – Episode 6 – Wonder Make Up Artist, Ara By Laide

I apologize for the late post but the cyber world decided to develop a mind of its own through the weekend. Remember you can catch up on all the previous episodes of this series right here on the blog. A year ago, she would have been referred to as an upcoming make up artist. But she has since evolved and claimed her rightful place in the industry. From bridal make up to movie sets, campaign shoots, musical videos and documentaries with Wole Soyinka, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hafsat Abiola and Olusegun Osoba, Creative Director of Ara By Laide Artistry, Olaide Banjo has carved her niche, owned her own and is here to stay. One would expect that to make her work which involves been on her feet for hours. she would throw on a pair of flip flops and get to work. But this is one MUA that pays attention to even herself and her total looks beyond satisfying her clients. Let’s get straight to the interview after the cut.  JAY: Your job as an MUA takes you around a lot and has you standing for a long period of time. What are your most comfortable work shoes?? LAIDE: I stand through most times while working so i feel comfortable in sneakers or flossys or doll shoes if i could wear scrubs i wont mind lol. JAY: What is your biggest pet peeve with shoes ( on you or other people) LAIDE: My biggest pet peeve is having to stand so long on stilettos as cool and as sexy they are they are so annoying to wear for a long while. I also hate when i...

In Her Closet – Episode 5 It’s His Perspective With Moses Ebite

The name Moses Ebite may not ring a bell to many, but Moashstyling would ring a loud bell to anyone who is in the business of fashion and styling and everything that comes with it. This was one interview that came so easy and I least expected it. Very down to earth and easy in his responses, Moses certainly made my heart smile. Moses Ebite is a fashion stylist who has worked with the biggest names in the entertainment industry. From Dakore Egbuson to Omotola Ekehinde, Anna Banner, Osas Ighodaro, Toke Makinwa , Eku Edewor, Bovi, Omoni Oboli to mention  a few.   He’s also worked with the best photographers Remi Adetiba, Kelechi Amadi Obi, Obi Somto, Moussa Moussa and many others. Curiosity did not kill this cat, it gave her exciting answers to his point of view on what he thinks should be in a lady’s closet. You can’t but enjoy this interview. After the Cut THE INTERVIEW JAY: You have some of the most fashionable women in the entertainment industry as your clients, what is style to you as regards female fashion?? MOSES: Style to me is Comfort. Everybody loves a comfortable woman, a woman wearing only a white male dress shirt and heels is stylish to me. JAY: In putting together a look for your client, how important is their footwear on a scale of 1- 10 and why? MOSES: The footwear is as important as the outfit and that’s 10/10 . A pair of good shoes can take an ordinary outfit from 0-100% JAY: Do you have any favorite female footwear brands? Luxury or highstreet? MOSES: Yes Of cos ! I love...

Because We Love Champions – On And Off The Court, Serena Is A Winner!

Girl power, champions, winners, fashion lovers, history makers, record breakers – that’s what I’m all about. I couldn’t even wait till Wednesday to do a #womancrushwednesday post on this woman. So I’m just going to drop it right here and bring you the best of Serena Williams’ fashion game. If you want to read about her on the court successes, please contact Google. I’d be taking you off the court and straight into her closet. Her style has evolved over the years, and that can be expected especially when your BFF is a Kardashian. No longer do we have the almost boring tennis player but a fashionista that keeps getting better with her red carpet provocative styles. She’s gone fierce and her shoe game is one to look out for. What I love the most is that she chooses shoe styles that flatter her leg type – short and thick. On the court, she’s made tennis a lot more interesting to watch On and off the court, she’s an absolute winner, who does a split like this though, just had to add this I send you into this new week with all the love, strength and motivation to achieve your goals. The right pair of shoes at the right time will also go a long way to convey the message of greatness. Slay all week lovers, get new shoes   Peace, love and more shoes XOXO, your girl,...

“In Her Closet” Episode 4- Forty And Fabulous, It’s Helen And Irene.

 It keeps getting better. I absolutely enjoy doing these interviews because the responses make my heart smile. I mean why would anyone not love shoes life? So this week, I have 2 women with me, they are not celebrities or in the media in anyway and it took quite some to get them to do this episode. What I found intriguing about them is how they still manage to look so fabulous at 40 with such great taste in shoes.  Everyone knows how much I love to be #teamfitfam (Don’t judge me by my size), but seeing these women who at 40, with families and businesses to run, manage to burn an average of 500calories a day (at the very least) working out and eating healthy, inspires me to work towards a fitter 40’s. Yea, they all say its to be healthy, but with their shoe obsession, I know it’s low key for the heels. Let me introduce you to these beautiful women before we get into the interview. Irene Fajana: is the young at heart (and body) mother of 3 kids with a home accessories store who is totally in love with what she does which is being a wife, mom, entrepreneur and fashionista. She loves to travel,is  the ultimate party planner and the perfect soccer mom. Not until I saw pictures from her 40th birthday did I believe her age. Helen Anatogu: a mother of 2kids, CEO of a software business incubator and a business lawyer with past corporate counsel at Nokia, Shell and Microsoft. Sugarcraft, gardening, music and art are some of her favorite things but none of these trumps her time spent with her kids and evenings out with...

Designer Shoes, Price Tags And The Shoe Lover… Create Your Champagne Closet On a Beer Budget.

I am an unrepentant shoe lover, I love the designs, the materials used in making them, the style they create, the confidence they give, the creativity that goes into making each pair fit, just everything about shoes. It is an art and I find myself going through every footwear designers’ collections and taking in the sight of all those beautiful pairs of shoes and building this larger than life closet in my head, then comes the price tags. Honestly how many of us can afford these luxury items? Even at the best bargains or sales season, they still drill a hole in your pocket. The average Nigerian job pays about N80,000 – N200,000 a month. I’m sure no one wants to spend alL their earnings on a pair of shoes however tempting it maybe. One of my favorite things to do is look for high street brands that can substitute for the designer brands. That way, it’s easier to create a champagne closet on a beer budget. You may not get the actual Swarovski crystals or crocodile leather but you get equally durable faux materials and embellishments, neatly made, gorgeous designs and most importantly, pocket friendly. For the benefit of those that have asked, I’d be doing a weekly splurge versus steal post here on the blog and occasionally on instagram, twitter and facebook, so make sure you’re following. For the purpose of this introductory post, I’d highlight some of my favorite go to stores for affordable shoes. New Look: They stock shoes from as low as 5pounds (sales season) to about 40pounds. Their shoes are neat and almost always durable. You can hardly go wrong with them....

In Her Closet – Episode 3 “With Love From France, It’s The Quintessential Chef Jess”

It’s our third episode already and if you missed the last two episodes of this interesting series, be sure to catch up. Today I have all the way from France, Paris based Nigerian Chef, Opeyemi Oyeneyin popularly known as Chef Jess. She is a private chef who focuses on Nigerian Cuisine. So if you happen to be in Paris and need a taste of home, don’t hesitate to contact her. I have known her (from afar), for many years and what always drew me to her was her impeccable style and an even more impeccable taste in shoes. Fast forward to recently, upon finding out she had become a chef, which is not one of those professions that showcases fashion much, I was curious to know if work had changed her fashion sense. Be the judge yourself, read the interview after the cut. THE INTERVIEW JAY: You have an undeniable love for fashion, I have also known you to have an impeccable taste in shoes, approximately how many shoes can you say you have in your closet? CHEF JESS: I wouldn’t put myself out there, but l have an admirable number of shoes in my closet. JAY: As a professional chef, I know you have rules with dressing up in the kitchen, do you pay as much attention to your footwear when you’re cooking as you do outside of work? CHEF JESS:  I try to keep it as simple and comfortable as possible, most times I stick with slippers and when I have to run errands or do some food shopping, sneakers. JAY: Luxury or high street shopper? CHEF JESS: I’m more of a high street shopper but would occasionally...

In Her Closet- Episode 2 “Introducing One Of Ben TV UK’s Finest Presenters- Tomi Badejoko

The series “In Her Closet” started here last week after many months of putting together E-interviews with many fashion forward personalities amidst their busy schedules. It’s been quite some work, getting direct e-mail addresses, awaiting responses anxiously and getting to the real question and answer section but i love every minute of it. Today’s guest is an exciting one. Based in the UK, she’s a TV presenter at BEN TV, a journalist, a fashion and beauty editor with CHubs Magazine, UK, a talk show host at Free voice radio and an all round media personality. It’s the beautiful mother of 2, Tomi Badejoko. Her session was an interesting one and straight from the heart, you would know for sure she knows her fashion a 100%. I had no doubt about it even before the interview. Read through the interview after the cut. The Interview JAY: What is style to you? TOMI: Style to me, is an expression of yourself, without speaking. JAY: Has Transitioning into motherhood changed your style preference in anyway? TOMI: Hmmm…. not really, because my style has always been chic/classy even before the babies. I think I have always been dressing like a lady, except when I was trying to loose my post-baby weight! (lol). Back then, Peplums and Skater dresses  were my go to’s,  to hide my mummy tummy😀, that only lasted for a few months though. JAY: I know you have a thing for shoes, you’re an ardent fashion lover, what’s your favorite style/design of shoes. The one in the stores that you always have to impulsively buy? TOMI: Pointies all the wayyyy. I love them...

“In Her Closet” Episode 1 with TV Girl, Cynthia Kamalu

  On the first episode of “In Her Closet” we have TV personality, Co-Presenter of EL NOW on Ebony Life TV, former radio girl at Cool FM, budding Film Director and Creative Director of fro_and_co (Ankara print designs) *insert drum roll* The Beautiful, Naturalista Cynthia Kamalu…. She started out as a radio presenter at cool FM, Lagos before she journeyed into the world of TV by auditioning for the Search For Mo competition in 2013 on Ebony Life TV where she landed herself a spot as co-presenter on the show EL NOW. A lover of prints with her own designs, she agreed to this E-interview after a few E-mails of familiarizing myself with her very warm personality amidst a busy schedule. Enjoy after the cut. E-Interview with Cynthia Kamalu JAY: From being behind the camera as a radio presenter at Cool FM Lagos to a TV presenter at Ebony Life TV, how has the change in platform changed your fashion sense?   CYNTHIA: I would not say much has changed, I’ve always been a lover of Ankara and print so i found a way to incorporate it into my life on TV.   JAY: High Street Girl or Luxury Fanatic?   CYNTHIA: High Street for life   JAY: What is more prominent in your shoe closet, sandals or pumps???   CYNTHIA: Sandals JAY: When you’re not in front of the camera, your typical footwear will be Flats or Heels CYNTHIA: Outside of work and events, i mostly wear flats JAY: Embarrassing Shoe Moments CYNTHIA: At a premiere last year. Shoe code read ‘carpet worthy shoes’ turned out to be a wooden decked area where...

Introducing The New E-Series “In Her Closet”

Yayyyy, so i’m glad to introduce you guys to this exciting series starting Today, “In Her Closet”. It’s been something i have wanted to do for sometime but couldn’t get to it at the time. i’m really excited it is finally here and it’s been fun getting the interviews on. Looking forward to the actual TV interviews but let’s enjoy this for now. So, In Her Closet is basically an E-interview with  very fashionable women from all walks and careers (Stylists, Designers, Chefs, TV personalities, Coporate world) who know their fashion a 100% and their views on shoes, style and other things shoe related. There’s also a twist as some of the guests are men, yea men. That’s something to look forward to, right? The series will come to you every Friday and of course, the first one goes off today. Start the weekend off right and stay tuned to the blog.   Love, Kisses and More Shoes, XOXO,...

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