Woman Crush Wednesday – Bolanle Olukanni’s 90’s Inspired Party

Woman Crush Wednesday – Bolanle Olukanni’s 90’s Inspired Party

Bolanle Olukanni was one of my two favorite contestants for the Mo’s search competition on Ebony Life TV’s auditions for Co Hosts of the Moments With Mo program. It was the first time i heard anything about her and in four years of being on TV, becoming a compere, actress and over all a media personality, she has won my heart and that of many other people. What i love the most about her is her level of growth and the confidence she exudes. Fun loving yet reserved, full of laughter yet conservative but never afraid to tread new territories, she has made the world her own, leaving no stones unturned as it comes to her career. A Leo by birth, she had one of the most fun parties i had seen on social media in a while – #Bolanles90sjam Growing up in the 90’s myself, the decade of Aliyah, Da Brat, Foxy Brown and co, that was one party i would have loved to attend. It was a 90’s inspired themed party and the details that went into achieving it was a 100%. She’s that girl that can go from rachet looking to sexy and sultry and back to take home to mama in a switch. From a transformed body to a constantly upgraded closet , Bolanle is many shades beautiful. That party and the many times over the years that she has killed the fashion game on and off the red carpet plus her sass, wit and down to earth nature is why this stunner is my Woman Crush this Wednesday. All the cool kids came out to play, from Mimi Onalaja...
Momspiration Pt 3 – Gorgeous Actress Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama

Momspiration Pt 3 – Gorgeous Actress Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama

I think the first time i ever saw Somkele – Idhalama was a picture of her in an Andrea Iyama swim suit and i’m like “See that body”. Fast forward to when i saw her again in the series “Gidi Up” on Ndani TV and the way she interpreted her role as Yvonne the fashion designer got me hooked on the series. Because social media would always throw stuff in your face, i started to see her pop up everywhere till i hit the follow button on her Instagram profile one day and since then I’ve become a fan. From 93 Days to The Arbitration and then The Wedding Party, every role played was interpreted perfectly. She is a force to reckon with in Nollywood now and has bagged herself quite a number of recognizable awards. I most especially like the fact that she’s not in every screen play, you can tell that she carefully selects a good movie script before jumping at it. Her feisty but loving role as best friend and Maid of Honor to the bride in Ebony Life TV’s record breaking movie, The Wedding Party got my heart. You know those friends that will fight for you to the end even when it gets down to being physical?. She nailed it!!! Best part for me and why she is worthy of this momspiration post is that she’s a mummy. OMG, i almost choked when i saw a picture of her and her son and i’m like, “a baby came out of that body, howwwww???????” Somkele got married in 2014 and had a baby and her snap back...
Top Shoe Styles On Sales From New Look For N10,000 and Under.

Top Shoe Styles On Sales From New Look For N10,000 and Under.

Not many people may know or have heard about the brand New Look, but if you know, you certainly know. I have worn the brand since my days in University and when i need some high street love that is friendly to my pocket, i still look to them. With as little (or as much) as N10,000, you can have a pair too. For those who don’t know New Look is a South African-owned British global fashion retailer, founded in 1969, with a chain of high street shops all around the world. Over the years, i have mastered (in every sense of the word) the art of picking their best pieces. I have retailed their shoes too and so can tell a bad choice almost as soon as i see it. I’d always consider them as one of my favorite go to high street brands when my budget would not let me splurge and i’m in need of some retail therapy… What girl doesn’t always need one? RELATED POST: SHOE THRIFTING IN THE HEART OF LAGOS WITH NIMIDE I have shoes from New Look that have lasted me 6 years with little or no damages. And i have been unlucky to have copped some that didn’t last more than a few wears. But now i know the difference and have a smarter way of choosing them and so i no longer fall prey to bad choices. Best part is they go on sale every now and then and you can catch sales on there for up to 70% off sometimes. And because it’s Tuesday and it’s Shoes day, i will be sharing some...
Three Generations Of Creative Genii – The Rene Caovilla Brand

Three Generations Of Creative Genii – The Rene Caovilla Brand

I remember so clearly the first pair of Rene Caovilla shoes i ever came across online. They were from Net-A-Porter, i was, as always, feeding my eyes on their new arrivals when these mules jumped at me. It screamed everything Jay’s style. They weren’t too loud and so in your face but you couldn’t help but notice them.   It didn’t take more than a second to click on the brand name and i was let into the world of Rene Caovilla – Lots of Precious stones, Court style, Sling backs, Mules, Flats and the signature silver sparkly outsoles. Of course i was sold in my heart and nothing could stop me from looking at shoe after shoe, with the next pair was something that made me want to see the next. I have not for one time been bored with any of their designs, because every pair comes with just another WOW element. Knowing the creative genius behind the brand became priority and i didn’t stop digging till i was satisfied with the all the information i got. Three generations of the Caovilla family have run the brand from 1923 till date. It all started with the visionary fore father Edoardo Caovilla who opened a workshop to handcraft luxury shoes in Venice.  In the 50s, his son René established the brand and having being born and brought up in aristocratic Venice, in the 60s,  he started to conceive, and then designed and created the iconic pieces of the line: the “Snake” sandals, which is the trademark of the label,  and the thong sandals embellished with pearls. Rene’s Son, named after his grand father, the 3rd generation of...
From Imagination To Paper and On Your Feet: It All starts With A Sketch!!!

From Imagination To Paper and On Your Feet: It All starts With A Sketch!!!

In recent times i have been trying my hands on shoe sketching. I would say i generally suck when it comes to drawing, so i’ve had to go back to the basics. I’m not perfect yet, it doesn’t necessarily have to be perfect, but there’s an amazing feeling that comes with being able to interpret those ideas in your head on paper with a sketch. RELATED POST: THE AMAZING ARTWORK OF SOPHIA WEBSTER For every time i go into a stationery store now, i am collecting colored pencils and sketch pads and drawing pencils, it’s my new obsession. Of course I’ve had to look up to some of my favorite footwear designers for inspiration and guidance and it’s great to see that many of these shoes start with a sketch. You own it when you can add this and take that out and adjust this till you get just what it is you’re looking to create. Manolo Blahnik by far has the most collection of sketches and this book Manolo Blahnik Drawings is up on my next “To Buy” list. (Hint Hint – Christmas never can come too early) From Giuseppe Zanotti to Paul Andrew, Blahnik and Jimmy Choo, here are a few of the sketches from which their shoes came to life.         And some more…               Whether they do it themselves or pay people to do it for them, seeing these designs on paper brings some measure of excitment. Manolo Blahnik is by far the God Father of soles, his originality and creativity cannot be rivaled. Let me go back...