In Her Closet – Episode 18 – Veronica Odeka

In Her Closet – Episode 18 – Veronica Odeka

Beauty and Fashion Entrepreneur, Veronica Odeka of Vane style and CEO of Nigeria’s leading nail polish brand Vane Polish knows her onions when it comes to styling.

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Stylist to Genevieve Nnaji and other high profile Nigerian celebrities, she has been in the game for years. A former model, her sense of style is a breath of fresh air as she knows how to incorporate her colors and textures be it for a red carpet, corporate or casual look.

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Genevieve NNaji Styled in Nigerian Designer Maki OH outfit with a pair of Louboutin Sova Broda Sandals

 

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Styled in Tope F n R dress for the 2016 Africa Magic Viewer’s choice awards

She’s the fourth of the stylists i have had since these series started after Ezinne Zinkata, Yummie Ogebor and Moses Ebite. Let’s get into the interview and see what this fabulous mom of 3 has In Her Closet.

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Ezinne Zinkata and Veronica Odeka

E INTERVIEW WITH VERONICA ODEKA

JAY: You’re the style connoisseur, you’re original and authentic. Where did the journey to being a stylist start? Was it what you always wanted to do?
VERONICA: I have been styling since i was a teenager, I modeled for 10 years and that was my gateway into styling as a career.
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JAY: It’s no surprise you have an amazing taste when it comes to footwear, what is your favorite shoe style?
VERONICA: I love an open toe with detail.
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JAY: How much of the saying “beauty is pain” applies to you? Would you wear a pair of fabulous shoes, although uncomfortable just because they’re fabulous
VERONICA: I try to avoid uncomfortable shoes and will opt for fashionable sneakers or flats instead.
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JAY: What are your favorite shoes at the moment and why?
VERONICA: Marni sandals, Malone Souliers mules because they are detailed and comfortable.
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Marni Sandals

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Malone souliers Mules

JAY: Genevieve Nnaji is one of your oldest clients, what has been your greatest moment with her as her stylist?

VERONICA: She is a star style on her own, i work with her on defining what she already likes. We have so many great looks together and hope to continue.
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JAY: On retail therapy, What’s the most you’ve spent on a pair of shoes?
VERONICA: I am a bargain shopper so i look for the best deals, but i did spend a pretty penny on a pair of Jimmy Choo open toe sandals for my anniversary.
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JAY: Who’s your favorite footwear designer and why?
VERONICA: Any and all shoe designers that have sizes larger than a 40 are my favorite.
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 JAY: Given the chance to raid a celebrity’s shoe closet, home or abroad, whose would it be?
VERONICA: I have raided the best of my personal clients i style, and since we all know Nigerian women have glamorous style, i can say i don’t need to raid any more.
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JAY: Skin care, hair, jewelry, clothes, shoes, sunglasses, bags. If you had to pick just one of these items, which would it be?
VERONICA: I would always pick a beauty item so it would be nail polish.
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JAY: From the days of modeling to becoming a mom, would you say your preference in foot wear has changed, if yes, how so?
VERONICA: Not really, except now i have a much more active life so flats work best for me.
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JAY: Where’s your favorite place to shop for shoes knowing you’d be spoilt for choice..
VERONICA: Bergdorf goodman in Newyork.
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JAY: Are there any home grown shoe brands you’re into?
VERONICA: I love Gbemisoke because she makes shoes for larger shoe sizes.
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Gbemisoke mules

JAY: Your nail polish brand,  is the first of its kind in Nigeria and I love it, platinum stilettos being my favorite for my toe nails. What’s your favorite shade for a pedicure?
VERONICA: I love a bright red any day of the week , or a clean white for a crisp feel .
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JAY: Please share with us any helpful tips related to shoes
VERONICA: Always apply a minimum of 5 wardrobe staples to your closet.
True to her art, i loved it. Well done mama. Hope you guys enjoyed it too. Until our next guest.
Peace, Love and More Shoes
Xoxo,
Jay
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