Styling And Shoe Review

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. [caption id="attachment_2106" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Moses Ebite[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_2112" align="aligncenter" width="422"] With Omotola[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_2110" align="aligncenter" width="419"] Kaylah Oniwo[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2107" align="aligncenter" width="414"] Osas Ighodaro And Mo ASH Styling[/caption] He's also worked with the best photographers Remi Adetiba, Kelechi Amadi Obi, Obi Somto, Moussa Moussa and many others. [caption id="attachment_2118" align="aligncenter" width="414"] Remi Adetiba[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2121" align="aligncenter" width="443"] Obi Somto[/caption] 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 the Sophia Websters, Aquazurra and Of cos the Christian louboutin nb- every woman on earth must have at least a black pair of the So Kate Christian louboutin because it's tradition and a must. [caption id="attachment_2117" align="aligncenter" width="379"] Aquazzura Disco Thing[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2119" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Sophia Webster Catia Heels[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_2122" align="aligncenter" width="402"] Must Have So Kate Pumps[/caption]     JAY: What's your favorite shoe style? That one style that fits all outfits and you can throw on your client last minute if all else fails. MOSES: That's easy. I will always go for a pair of black pumps. It's easy, fresh and a classic. You can Never go wrong. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="597"] Black Pumps[/caption] JAY: You have quite an impeccable personal style yourself, it's always refreshing to see you step out and yes I do notice your footwear a lot, what's your favorite go to male footwear design? MOSES: LOL, omg . Thank you for that. I love shoes and I have quite a few favorite . But my go to will have to be Gucci. Because there are affordable and easy. JAY: What's the most you've spent on your shoes in a day??? MOSES: Wow that's easy 150k.. .lol JAY: Any advice for women out there when it comes to getting their style right??? MOSES: Well just know you body type and keep it easy and simple .  So we've heard it from a man's point of view, each interview is just as enlightening as the last one. I trust we've learnt a thing or two. Expect to read from the men from different fields too. Until next week, Peace, Love And More Shoes, It's Your Girl, JAY...

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. [caption id="attachment_2077" align="aligncenter" width="546"] On the cover of sports illustrated[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_2084" align="aligncenter" width="561"] 2006 Vanity Fair Oscar Party[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_2078" align="aligncenter" width="542"] Serena and KIm[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2073" align="aligncenter" width="546"] BFFs[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_2088" align="aligncenter" width="578"] In ankle strap sandals[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2083" align="aligncenter" width="557"] T bar pointed pumps[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2080" align="aligncenter" width="552"] T Bar Sandals[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2082" align="aligncenter" width="552"] In Covered Platform Almond toe pumps[/caption] 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, Jay...

 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. [caption id="attachment_1915" align="aligncenter" width="589"]irene 40 year old Irene in Neon pointed pumps[/caption] 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 her husband. [caption id="attachment_2046" align="aligncenter" width="519"]IMG_0662 Helen on a play date with her kids[/caption] Enjoy the interviews after the cut

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. [caption id="attachment_2033" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo Courtesy www.sdasia.co[/caption] 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. Their sizes go up to an EUR 43 which makes them all the more amazing and they are true to size. 2. Zara: With outlet stores in Europe and America, they are like next to luxury. Their shoes are more expensive retailing from about 20pounds (sales season) to about 100pounds. They are not always big feet friendly, so the designs you like the most may not run above an EUR 40/41. Kurt Geiger: A UK based store, they carry their own brand, Carvela Kurt Geiger, Miss KG, Lipsy, Nine West and some other brands. Their shoes are gorgeous, very strong but not always true to size, so if you're not used to them, they can be a bit tricky. Shoes retail between 20pounds (sales season) and 300pounds for new designs.   Other brands I'd be featuring are River Island, Shoedazzle, Aldo, Justfab, H n M amongst others. It's quite easy to create a champagne closet if properly guided so you are not penny wise pound foolish. Still itching for those very designer brands?, I'd keep you up to date on where and how to get them at the very best bargains so you can splurge once, twice or even thrice a year to reward yourself for all the hardwork. Till then.. Peace, Love And More Shoes XOXO, JAY...

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. [caption id="attachment_1997" align="aligncenter" width="310"]70f59cad-43bf-4864-9d14-5766118c8b37-e1459882056507 Chef Jess, Opeyemi Oyeneyin[/caption] 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 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. [caption id="attachment_1971" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Tomi badejoko[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_1972" align="aligncenter" width="649"] Dazzling in T Bar Pointed courts.[/caption] The Interview JAY: What is style to you? TOMI: Style to me, is an expression of yourself, without speaking. [caption id="attachment_1958" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Look at those Tbar sandals on her. She sure expresses her self well.[/caption] JAY: Has Transitioning into motherhood changed your style preference in anyway? TOMI: Hmmm...

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, Jay!!! ...

All my corporate work life put together don't add up to a year, to be exact 3 months at an IT firm and about 5 months at a mortgage bank, both during my National Youth Service year. Apart from the monotonous life style, another thing I found really boring and somewhat depressing was the fashion, to be specific the shoe fashion. Well laid hair, Lovely Shirt, Properly fitted Skirt/Pants, nice accessories and down to the feet, boring black or brown flats, or at the most, open toe pumps, bleh, bleh, bleh! I know there are restrictions in many organizations especially when it comes to colors of footwear but I always say neutrals (black, brown, nude, grey) DO NOT have to be a bore. I will show you some really nice neutral colored footwear you can wear to work that will have everyone looking at your feet. Paying a little extra attention to the details of your shoes will make all the difference in the boardroom without being a major distraction. [caption id="attachment_1867" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Kurt Geiger Block Heel Pumps Think Lace ups and Contrasts to add some spice to neutral tones[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1866" align="aligncenter" width="629"] You can never go wrong with stripes, these sling back sandals make them even more exciting to look at.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1865" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Flat doesn't mean bleh, These Mary Jane Pumps with the little glitter soles are fun to look at without being distracting.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1864" align="aligncenter" width="629"] Yea metallics can make their way to the office environment. This one is a little played down with the contrasting nude heels and back.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1863" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Perfect for the last day of work, All black but with gold zip detailing and fringes. Pair with a nice skater dress and you can even make it to the club or cocktails after work.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1862" align="aligncenter" width="630"] In comparison to an all black leather variation, the mesh inserts make them more interesting. Fierce but trendy.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1861" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Not an everyday option,Quite a sharp shade of blue but if worn right, you can't go wrong with these ones.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1860" align="aligncenter" width="629"] This tan lace up booties are everything and would fit in anywhere.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1859" align="aligncenter" width="629"] What a way to speak the language pf boardroom love. Black meets Nude in these D'orsay Miss KG contrast pumps.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1858" align="aligncenter" width="628"] A well toned down blue for days you are tired of black. The cross ankle straps make them all better.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1857" align="aligncenter" width="657"] I particularly love these pair. They will go with everything from the browns, to blacks, greys and taupes and still stand you out.[/caption] No, work shoes DO NOT have to be boring, check out these total looks that can take you through Monday-Friday and not one boring fashion day in between. [caption id="attachment_1871" align="aligncenter" width="831"] Mondays Are For Meetings and Setting Targets, Start it Right.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1869" align="aligncenter" width="828"] Client Meetings? This would create a perfect Impression[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1868" align="aligncenter" width="838"] How's This For A Presentation To Meet Those Targets?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1870" align="aligncenter" width="843"] You never can tell who would ask you out on a lunch date, florals speak a welcoming and warm language.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1872" align="aligncenter" width="844"] Throw On a blazer on any of these outfits to get you through the day because Fridays are for drinks, dancing and letting all the stress go[/caption] Which of these make up your favorite office total look. You see that office shoes don't have to be boring? The office environment needs some fun too. These are not distracting and would definitely win you one or more clients. Find your style and comfort preference, stick to the color codes, incorporate any of these tips and you are good to go.   PEACE< LOVE AND MORE SHOES...

The Met Gala for those who don't know and can't really bothered is basically an annual fund raising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute in NY, USA usually to mark the grand opening of the institute's annual fashion exhibit. To cut the long story short, it is a fashion event and with fashion comes shoes and where there are shoes, don't even get me started. Each year has a theme and this theme dictates the dress code for the night. Last year if we remember was themed "China: Through the looking glass" and that was where we had Beyoncé and Rihanna in these outfits [caption id="attachment_1773" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Beyonce's Raunchy Givenchy Dress from Met2015[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1774" align="aligncenter" width="499"] I don't really know what Rihanna was trying to do but yea...