Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Merry Christmas everyone.

I know there's excitement in the air all over the world, because it's the most wonderful day of the year, as a result of this, when I woke up this morning the first thing that came to my mind is this lyrics below, which to me sum up the whole idea of Christmas.

Fear not said the angel
Let nothing you affright
This day is born a saviour
Of the pure virgin Bright
To free all those who trust in him
From santans power and might
oh tidings of comfort and joy.


With all these in mind I decided to celebrate with balloons and sequins for sparkle.





Happy Birthday Baby Jesus.
Celebrate right people and have a great time, love you all.

Sequins dress = UTDesign

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Black out


Hello unique
Hope you’ll are doing great this season and taking things easy. I can’t believe I’m blogging about the outfit I wore out just yesterday, if this is not real time blogging I wonder what is; this is possible because I have a lot of time on my hand since I've been down with the flu, I’m stuck indoor with lot of used tissue from blowing my nose which is hurting real bad and a flask of hot tea for my throat.  The weather in this northern regions is so bad and annoying, the dust won’t let you breath well, the sun is so hot it can dry and burn your skin, and it’s so cold you need a sweater, in fact it so hard to know what to wear in this condition, but since I was forced to go out to do some school errands, I just decide to dress the way I’m feeling, sweater for the cold and sun, in fact, this is the second time this week I wore this outfit out and the first time I’m wearing an all black outfit without a pop of colour, this says a lot about my mood.






 Oh! And I’m wearing my new fav accessories, which is the bag and the glasses which is a practical accessories for this mean sun. Spot my new glass pouch from  UTDesign



Hope you guys are coping with whichever weather you are stuck with, though I’m wearing this all black for other reasons, but when in doubt wear black.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dots and Stripes



Hello unique
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop caring what others expect from you; sometimes you just have to do what you don’t feel you have the boldness to do, take the bull by the horn and stare hard till you start to feel better and confident. I do all these with styling too, I think of an outfit that I won’t feel comfortable wearing on a normal day, because my thought will be what would people think; wear that outfits and stare everybody in the face, stand tall and of course walk the part till they start believing I’ve got this.
The simple thing about people’s opinion is that they see in you what they thought of you, if they see confidence and boldness in the way you wear your outfits, they compliment you base on that because you can’t sell what you don’t have to others.








I love working with prints, but this is the first time I’m wearing polka dot and stripes and I love this experience, because it is something I normally won’t wear. This wedge sandal just seals this look for me; it’s so playful and the colour is different from what I’m wearing.







It's just a few days to Christmas and I know most of you have catch up on the excitement, though I'm still on the fence about this Christmas because my Dad is not going to there physically but I still did all my Christmas shopping because it what he would have wanted. This Christmas is going to be different, because I'm going to do with a new consciousness, don't know how yet but it will be my way.

 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Living without the past

Hello Unique 

Moving on is never easy , one can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks or even months overanalyzing a situation; trying to put pieces together, justifying what could’ve , would’ve happened or one can just leave those worries and questions behind and move on. It happens to everyone of us as we get older, you find out who you are and what you want, and realized that people you’ve known forever won’t be around forever, sometimes they go on their own, other times they go without having a choice, all these makes it so hard to love, but love is inevitable mostly with family, so just keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.
 
 



One must make a decision to move on, it won’t happen automatically, you will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m moving on with my life. Letting go doesn’t mean you don’t care about someone anymore, it is just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself. And in order to be free we must learn how to let go, both mentally and physically, release the hurt, release the fear, refuse to entertain old pain.
 




 I don’t want the energy it takes to hang on onto the past, I’m forgetting those things which are behind to grab those things ahead.

Hope you are ready to let go today.
Stay great guys.

Black sheer cover-up > UTD

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Perfect Pant

Hello unique.


The perfect pant for me is the one I can walk freely with without any kind of constraint, the one that doesn't case my thighs like sausage, the one that gives curves without been tight but tight around the waist to emphasize the curves. All these were what I had in mind when creating this pant.


I wanted something different from regular pants, something unique and comfortable for everyday wear but chic enough for emergency events; those times you receive last minutes invitation but want to look like you made an effort in choosing your outfits even with less time to plan, this pants has served me on those occasions, I just look for blouse that goes well at that moment, mostly something simple and feminine.

I also wanted a pant that everyone will first assumed it’s a skirt, but at a second glance realized that “wow! It’s a pant” and I'm happy I got that kind of reaction. Haha


I had so much fun with this pant the day I wore it, it billowy, sensuous and pretty comfortable.
However this pant may not be for everyone, it’s dependent on your figure type, girls with fuller figure may not be able to wear this confidently because this pant have a tendency to add weight because of the billowiness.  Simple top, mainly fitted ones is advisable to pair with this pant.

I opted for this simple cute lace top with ruffles to girly up this look and to keep the breeziness of this look going, after all  A breath of fresh air is the whole idea of this look.
Simple flat and my overused favourite bag to complete this look.

Stay Great guys and thanks for all your love and support. my email box is filled with kind messages, planning to reply all soon. And this pants is custom made #utddesign gotten only on job order.

  Billowy Pants >   UTD

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Heavens Gain

Hello unique.

These is not going to be a photodiary post, but let us first bow our heads and have a moment of silent for my dad whom I lost recently. I know he is lost to the earth but gain in Heaven.

It’s not easy for me to talk about this, but I know I will never be ready to move past this burning sensation in my heart if I do not make effort to write about it; writing down my thought has always been therapeutic for me, veritably it is one of the reason I started this blog, the pictures and styling is just an addition.

At first I thought it was all a nightmare that I would soon wake up from only for me to be faced with the unyielding truth that ‘this is reality’ and it’s high time I realized that the world has not come to an end. Now I’m faced with so many questions because it seem unreal that something like this will happen to the most selfless person I know in this world, it just seem so unfair the valuable people in this world has to go earlier than the wicked.

 I received so many consolation words from those that came to mourn with me, and someone told me that it best that way because he has finish his race and has gone to rest with God while the wicked of this world are given time for repentance, though I’m not sure about anything right now but I take consolation in those words because it the only thing that made sense to me right now.

I am deciding right now to take absolute control of my mind and think only positive thoughts and not think on things that will question my very existence, in as much as I needed answers to so many of my questions; the why’s? And the what if? I have decided to ignore those questions because God simply knows best and I know for sure His plans for me are that of good and not of evil, so I take comfort in that truth.

I also know healing from this pain will not go over night but will lessened with time _ this is what I heard from those that has faced similar situation.
There’s solace in the fact that he is now in a better place, a place of rest and peace, my aim now is to at least live half of his expectations from me.

I’m going to miss you so much Sir and thank you for being the best father a girl could ask of, thank you for all your love and selflessness towards me, your love has given me so much self esteem to know I deserved to be loved.
Rest in peace my dearest daddy. I will love you forever and you will always be in my heart and mind because when I think of humbleness, love, faith and selflessness you come to mind; you are truly the definition of this four virtue.

I have never learnt how to contends with grieve but I believe it will get better day by day, I hope! 
And though I'm deep in raw emotions right now, but I have decided to immerse myself with work, work and work. And of course do what I love; blogging.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Two Piece

Hello Unique

Creating and buying two piece ensembles is one of my recent fashion must have, simply because it’s so economical and versatile; it can be matched together or styled individually for a whole new look.
Though I’m partial to styling it separately, but decided to try on this matching set I made recently together. I know most times two piece matchy sets like this are worn to show off the stomach area, but I was going to an event where styling it that way won’t be suitable. You see! The environment helped formed my style and the choices I make when I design or buy clothes.


You see this midi-skirt is no longer like this; I transformed it into a pencil skirt because I wanted a pencil skirt with this colour tone, (The advantage of being a creative designer)that’s  the fun part of what I do, I'm able to create and recreate on a whim. I even sometimes deliberately cut out old dress in two just to have a two piece that can be styled separately. Yep! I do this when I have old dress that I’m not ready to give up. Don’t be too quick to give out outdated pieces. You never know!  And I love the pencil skirt version with this top too, I will post that version on here pretty soon, so just stay tune.


One thing about ball shape skirt like this is that without the right kind of shoe one can end up looking short, so go for pumps that's not too high or low. I wore this pair because they are colourful and serve as a good contrast to this monochrome look.
Guess you don't know this clutch is actually a make-up case turned clutch, the heart shape and colour is what made me decide to carry it as a clutch due to the fact that I was going for a fun, fashionable look that demand the right attention. The motif is ‘dress to be addressed.




PS; Countdown of my Birthday #Nov6 starts tomorrow the 1st of November, I'm pretty excited even though I have still not got around to design my Birthday dress, I'm still indecisive on what to wear but I think I might settle for something short and sparkling and of course red in colour.

Two piece matchy sets > UTD

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Friday, October 17, 2014

S.N.O.B

Hello unique.


I have heard people call me snob on some occasion, and I was starting to believe it, not until I decided to check the actual meaning of snob which states that a snob is “someone who tends to criticize, reject, or ignore people who come from a lower class or have less education.
After seeing this meaning I felt so much better because I realize I have never been a snob, mainly because I’m too self absorb to ignore people or care about their social status. I can understand why some people will think I’m a snob, one because most times I don’t even remember the names of people I have met until at least thrice. ( thank God for my friend Ope that helps me keep record of people I talk to for the first time). Most times I’m in my dream world.
Two, because I’m more of a listener than a talker; this is  good because it helps me know how people around me think and bad because some people will think I don’t  say much when they are around because I’m  feeling too important. Wrong!
Lastly because I like to keep myself company, I hold my own counsel, I don’t tell people around me when I’m worried about something, I hardly seek for advice and these sometimes makes people think I reject or ignore them. Observing people provide me with all the advice I need. Yep!
oh! the reason I look mean sometimes is actually because my mind is cooking up something, this tends to put some people off from approaching or talking to me. Please if you see me looking like mean don’t be put off, I might look mean sometimes but I’m truly nice when you talk to me. Hahaha.
What I’m trying to say here is that, don’t be too quick to criticize people, try to understand people. The reason I don’t criticize people is because I try to see the reason behind their actions. I know that all the people in this world haven’t had the same advantages, which brings about different kind of reaction which in turn make us all unique in our own special way. Thank God I have passed that stage of trying to be like another person, I’m special in my own way and I don’t want to lose myself trying to please everyone.
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard the person in error.
PS; I love all kinds of ankara skirt and I have making and getting quite a lot. Its an obsession.
Enjoy your weekend guys.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Basically basic

Hello Unique.


I was having a hard time deciding what to wear the day I wore these outfits; those days when none of your clothes seem to fit properly and you feel disgusted with yourself for feeling bloated and out of shape. Yep these was how I felt that day, I couldn't just decide  to wear a pair of jean and tee, because it was a Sunday morning, which means serious dressing up(I make extra effort on Sundays when it comes to styling)mostly corporate outfits, because I won’t go to my king house dressing like a commoner. Oops!
Now this situation made me decide to go basic with these black and white ensemble, black because it’s slimming and this loose fit ones makes you feel comfortably chic, and the white shirt just gives that freshness that I needed to feel; my mood was way under and although white is not slimming the loose fit ones just makes one feel better and refresh.
These pumps were my way of adding character to this look, since I’m known for adding colour to my entire outfit. This look is so clean and fresh that my mood was lightened and I didn't feel so bloated anymore, just goes to show that you can control whatever situation or mood you woke up with, by simply taking advantage of what you have around you including your clothes.
Every day we are faced with the probability of unpleasantness, getting angry, stressed or even depressed, but what you do when you indulge these negative emotions is what matters. You can choose not to let these things stay long.
I just love the simplicity of this look_ Simplicity being the ultimate form of sophistication.
Stay great everyone.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Theme player or Nay?

Hello unique.


I’m here trying to decipher how I manage not to post this look from last year. It’s puzzling because I have always seen this look on my system, but subconsciously thought I had already posted it, not until I recently all of a sudden I realized I have not upload this look. Woot!
This is actually my thanksgiving outfits; it was a theme outfit for my church choir. We were given materials to make this exact style. I have a love and hate relationship with theme outfits, I love it because it is beautiful when in synchronous, don’t care much for it because everybody’s will be wearing same outfit; you can only stand out without breaking the theme style by making sure yours  fit you perfectly.
Though I love Ankara print, I only make them occasionally for celebration, mostly weddings, I hardly wear them casually and when I do I wear it like This
I love to carry big bags whenever I’m wearing a straight fit outfits, black bag this time because of the black top, I wanted to coordinate the black to give it that dominance because the skirt is vibrant and has no trace of black. Bright hues like this skirt material would have been great with something bright, but like I said above about my hate relationship; in theme outfits you have to work with anything you are given.
Oh! How I wanted to photograph this look with the rest of my choir sisters, totally forgot, it was so beautiful and well coordinated, oh well!  Some other time.
Stay great guys.



                                            Skirt and Top>> UTDesign