In Her Closet – Episode 11 – Style By Yummie

In Her Closet – Episode 11 – Style By Yummie

First time I heard anything about Yummie was on “Wardrobe Diaries”, a TV show that features fashion forward people. Watching the interview, the first thing that struck me was her unconventional, eccentric style.

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Yummie in Brooklyn

You know those people that only them can own their style? Yes, she’s one of those people.

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Then I got to know she’s a stylist and off I was to Instagram to see more on her page. I was taken.

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Two of my favorite people in the styling business… Remi Fagbohun and Yummie

The job of a good stylist is one I respect a lot. It’s one thing to be able to put pieces together. But putting pieces together to fit a personality and the occasion perfectly is another ball game entirely. And when your clients keep coming back, then you are a winner.

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Personal shopper and stylist to Stephanie Linus

Yummie Ogbebor is Stylist to Rita Dominic, Stephanie Linus, Michelle Dede, Waje to mention a few and you can tell she knows her business a 100%. From music video sets to red carpet events to magazine covers and movie premieres, she’s been involved with many entertainment A-listers. She recently styled Jidenna in Ankara on his last visit to Nigeria for his Thisday Style Magazine Feature.

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Rita Dominic at the Premiere of “76” her movie in Toronto ,Canada styled by Yummie.

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Stephanie Linus at the 2016 AMVCAs Styled By Yummie

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Michelle Dede Styled By Yummie

 

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On set with Waje

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Photoshoot with Ifeoma Williams Styled By Yummie

I didn’t relent on my E-mails to get her on here as I really wanted to know more about her personal take on shoes and she was so sweet despite her schedule. Let’s get straight to the interview.

E-Interview with Yummie

JAY: What’s your favorite personal style of shoes, one that is most dominant in your closet. 
YUMMIE: Hmm… dominant favorite shoes, that’s a tough one, as I am a shoe lover and have variety of styles, but, the common denominator is COMFORT. The older I get, the more important it is for me to be comfortable.
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Yummie


JAY: On a scale of 1-10,when styling your clients, where do shoes fall!! How important are they in creating a look. 
YUMMIE:  10. Shoes can make or break an outfit. So for me it’s just as important as the clothes and person wearing them too!

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JAY: Luxury or high street shopper
YUMMIE: I believe in a mix of both Luxury and High street. It all boils down to your budget and confidence in rocking and owning your style.
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JAY:  Who’s your favorite luxury footwear designer and high street brand?
YUMMIE: Unfortunately, I don’t have one…. I see what I love, feels comfortable and I purchase.
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Yummie

 
JAY: Any Embarrassing shoe moments you’d like to share?
YUMMIE: Omg! I just had one today, got these beautiful espadrilles from River Island in London a week back. Wore them in Brooklyn on a rainy day (not too smart on my part) they got soaked and became quite heavy, so I ran into a random shoe store bought another pair of water appropriate shoes. I dried my espadrilles for a couple of days, wore them apple picking in New Jersey, as I assumed they were fully dry by now… while out walking I noticed someone running up to me with the bottom of my right sole ??. It had fallen off.
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JAY: What’s the most you’ve spent on shoes at a time?
YUMMIE: I got a Tabitha Simmons knee high boot for $800 for my 30th birthday. I have worn them a dozen times.
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Tabitha Simmons Boots

 
JAY: You have a very unique style, different from the norm, what are the weirdest pair of shoes you’ve ever worn that had people looking at you funny. 
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YUMMIE: Thanks( re: my style compliment.)  I can’t think of a time where people looked at my shoes oddly, if it happened I just didn’t notice or couldn’t be bothered ?
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AKA as the Fearless Samurai, she owns her style and can’t be bothered what you think. I love her!!!

JAY: What has been your proudest moment as a stylist, the look you put together that had everyone in awe and who was it?
YUMMIE: It’s very difficult for me to choose a favorite style I’ve done so far, as I am proud of what I create, learn from my experience but I don’t regret anything! However, it was a great pleasure styling Jidenna in Ankara for ThisDay Magazine.
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Jidenna For This Day Style Magazine Styled By Yummie

 
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Jidenna Styled By Yummie

JAY: What is that shoe style you can count on to save any outfit if other styles go wrong?
YUMMIE: You can never go wrong with black strapped sandals. They just go with everything and anything☺.
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Zanotti Black Strappy Sandals

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Misguided Black Strappy Sandals

So there we have it from the fearless stylist, Yummie. Own your style!

Peace, love and more unconventional shoes,

XOXO,

Jay

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1 Comment

  • Nanneh KG
    August 10, 2017

    Just stumbled on this post and I can say after meeting Yummie today, this represents everything. Her sense of style, her focus in business.
    Well captured!
    Kudos!

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