A night out in London W Bar
Undergraduate Fashion week,Battersea,London 2005.This Vivian Westwood jacket could be the last time I wore a jacket that wasn`t an Emmy Collins London piece.Anyway,it fell into the category of garments that grew legs and walked right out of my house
Yup,I once had goatie
I loved this Emmy Collins one-off coat so much and wanted to keep it but when someone offered stupid money,I had to sell,sharp sharp abeg.This was the warmest coat ever from the stable of Emmy Collins.
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“I am sorry”; a very short yet very powerful sentence. A panacea for a lot of avoidable tragedy, yet, most of us often find it very hard to apply this free but efficacious remedy.
I came across the report that Akolade Arowolo (the man that has been on trial for murdering his wife) has been sentenced to death, I am sure most of you saw this report too. It was also reported that he burst into tears after hearing the verdict. At various times in various media I have seen captions like – ‘Conductor stabs man to death over N20’, ‘Soldier beats driver to death during argument’, ‘Woman bites off neighbor’s ear’, etc. These are reports of violence resulting from altercations that could’ve been managed better. Most times these altercations end in grievous mortal consequences and at the end, the prevalent feeling among the parties involved is pain, regret and hurt. Unfortunately, most times, the consequences of these negative actions go beyond affecting just the direct parties involved and spill into the lives of loved ones (e.g. the young daughter of Akolade Arowolo who would be effectively rendered an orphan should her father be finally executed). Continue reading “I AM SORRY…..Often Underrated but very powerful” »
Yesterday I sent a bb message to warn my editor that the losers and winners article wouldn`t be coming her way for editing as usual because the Nigerian factor had set in.The Nigerian factor in this case was the expiration of my internet;it always always catches me unawares.Anyway the following conversation ensued between us:
Me:I woke up about 4am to work on losers and winners but realised that my internet has expired and it is a Sunday.
Editor: Have you ever watched the 3live chics? Gosh, I winced in pain as I watched one of their interview sessions. They make me cringe.As per losers and winners, in a way the delay is positive as you can get styles off the red carpet from the Oscars.Eagerly awaitingggggg.I hope my bad guy Leonardo wins. But then the Chiwetel guy from 12yrs a slave was very good too.
My editor sabi do aporoko no be small o,kai.Here I was telling her about my internet predicament and she ignored my concerns momentarily till she ran a truck through the live chics.I was in stitches when I read her opinion about 3live chics but na she find trouble go watch them,nah.I tried watching it a few times but liver fail me.I`m more mouth than bravery when it comes to certain things or perhaps it may be the case that my inability to watch the show may have something to do with the fact that there isn’t that much time on earth to waste on certain stuff.The Oreka lass interviewed me once when she was at beat99 FM and she was quite cool but then she could have been contaminated by her colleagues, Toke Makinwa and Tosin Bucknor (I hope I got the names correct,hehe).
Guys this was what my editor added when she sent back this piece to me”Oreka is ok in fairness to here”.So I was good in my assessment then,yaaaaay.
Anyway,forgive me for digressing as this piece was actually supposed to focus on the Oscars.To be honest, I didn’t quite buy into the notion that it is worth of my while to stay awake just to watch the Oscars knowing fully well that all the images will flood my timeline on twitter when I wake.However,my editor’s excitement was extremely infectious and as a result, I found myself programming my alarm clock so I could watch it live.One of the reasons that propelled me to this level of indifference towards watching the Oscar was the Grammys.Now,anyone who waited up to watch the Grammys expecting to witness top notch style should be suing someone right about now. Hey, don`t ask whom to sue as I don`t know but sue someone anyway and for anything ranging from deprivation of sleep for no just cause to the exhibition of the worst style ever in the history of the Grammys.The guests didn`t showcase great fashion at all regardless of whichever way one views it;it was awfully awful.And then that hat, yes the Pharell hat!This year’s Grammys showcased a heap of rubbish styles.The style was non-existent to the extent that I thought I was watching the Headies for a moment.May that not happen in our life time again! Someone please shout a resounding Amen to this one.
Back to the Oscars…If you ask me today if it was worth my while staying up to watch the Oscar red carpet,my answer will be ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY Yes. I was chuffed with what I witnessed style-wise.This was a gun fight and most of the attendees understood it as such.Not many came hoping that pulling an opponent by the weave or clawing skins with acrylic nails will win this fight.Infact, a few like Amy Adams,Charlize Theron,and Sandra Bullock even showed up with hand-grenades,just in case things got out of hand and the grenades became necessary. If you don`t believe me, all you have to do is grab yourself another glance at their respective dresses. The Oscars resuscitated my faith in red-carpet style which had been murdered, buried, exhumed, murdered again and buried once more by the Nigerian red carpet styles. This might seem over the top but seriously the images I have come across on the Nigerian red carpets are capable of ruining my career as a fashion designer because it could totally lead to a loss of interest in fashion. My hope is that our baby celebs were wild awake as I was to watch and hopefully grab something positive from the event.
Just in case our shaki(afọ anụ) celebs were too overwhelmed or mystified to nick something encouraging from the quality of style that was exhibited last night, let me be the nice Emmy *winks* that I am and proffer a few hints free of charge and here they come:
- Long weaves are so 1930s.Short hair ruled the carpet
- More attention was paid to the quality of stitching and the fabric than anything else
- There were no AKPOLA shoes on that carpet
- Shorts suits are so it but hey don`t take my word for it,just check out the “hatty man” Pharell who showed up without his annoying hat.
- Gym is a celeb`s best friend. Dog?What dog?
- Body parts were not overtly exposed.
If you didn`t take these points I marshalled out here from the Oscars red carpet, then your time has been wasted mate.
Apparently some Naija designers must have been up with their pencils,sheets of paper and even cameras hoping to copy but I wish to categorically declare that anyone found coping any of the styles will be named and shamed countless times and I will stop only when I`m done; not even when readers hint that it might be time to calm it down.To be forewarned is to be forearmed.Onye asi kwana na mu agwarọ.Ebuchago kwam amuma.
That is it about the Oscars.We will deal with the images in a bit but before I get to that point, I wish to delve into a totally unrelated issue which concerns an interview given recently by Omotola where she basically affirmed that women aren`t equal to men.While most traditionalists will definitely claim Omotola as one of theirs,some with the gender equalitymind-set would ultimately regard such talks as hogwash and borderline sexist to say the least.Omotola’s point is that the man is the leader.Here is an excerpt from that interview “I believe the husband is the head of the home and the wife is an assistant. My husband is a pilot, I have flown with him several times and I understood that here is a captain and a co-pilot” Now my question is, what if a certain isn`t worthy of being the pilot of a plane, does he still get to keep his post as the pilot?Perhaps, I have become a feminist inadvertently. According Chiamanda Adiche “we should all be feminists” and I believe she is spot on. Hey,remember that there was a time when even white men believed that black men weren`t equal to them;(actually this notion exists till this day) some knuckle heads amongst them still harbour that belief.I guess it is safe to assume Omotola wouldn`t sign on to any law regarding equal pay for equal jobs since women are inferior to men.Respect is what we must offer to all regardless of whether or not they are our spouse. Respecting your husband and other males has absolutely zilch to do with them being superior to you. Instead it has everything to do with the fact that the individual deserves respect irrespective of gender,age,tribe or nationality. The fight for gender equality in Nigeria will be dead in the water if the likes of Omotola who should be in the forefront of it decides to work against it`s success.
The last point I need to briefly touch is the unhealthy lifestyle of Nigerian men especially those over 30years and by saying this, I am not in any way insinuating that the younger ones are any different. Well over a few days ago, I bumped into Jake Karim, the MD of Costain (Jake is the second indigenous MD of Costain West Africa LTD) at the just concluded Polo Tournament held at Polo club,Ikoyi,Lagos. Usually I wouldn`t mention names but for some reason that I can`t quite lay my fingers on, I believe I need to integrate his name in this article. Actually, I think I might have just uncovered what my intention for using a name really is and that might be connected to the fact that using a name sometimes authenticates a story. Anyway, I know you guys are itching to know what this skinny ass dude, Emmy is going on and on and on about, right? Well, here it goes… By the way, did I mention that humongous quantities of champagne bottles were quaffed at this event not by me though as I try to drink as little as possible. Back to Jake, when I announced that it was time to call it a day, the conversation below ensued between the Jake and myself.
Jake: Emmy,are you driving?
Me: Yes,why do you ask?
Jake: Can I bum a ride?
Emmy: Yes,of course.Did your driver drop you off?
Jake: I walked bro.
ME: OH,you did?
On a different clime, bumping into a person like Jake on his daily walks wouldn`t be anything worth discussing about as it would have seemed quite typical but this is Lagos,the land of “show it,if you have it or at least pretend to have it”. Why some people are too lazy or believe it is beneath them to walk, beats me. I wouldn`t deem this a good trajectory to follow in life but hey, that is me. Jake has been a client/chum of mine for some years now and we get on quite well but I didn`t know this side of him. I know that a few folks who don`t know how things function in Nigeria must be wondering why this was a biggy to me. For the benefit of these people whom I will refer to as the uninitiated, let me simplify by affirming that the way we roll out here in Nigeria is that you must seize EVERY opportunity to showcase your expensive wheels/machines. If we don`t see it, you don`t have it, PERIOD! To most folks, this was an ample opportunity missed to showcase wealth but apparently Jake didn`t quite view it that way and for that I have more respect for him than I did before. But then again, most Nigerians that originate from REAL money aren`t in your face most of the times showing off; only the nouveau riche with tachere change roll that way.Linda comes to mind here; if you mention Ikeji na you sabi o,abeg no put words for my mouth,hahaha.
Now, let’s do fashion, folks.I mean the frivolous bit isn`t it what they call fashion but then try telling that to those of us whose bills are regularly paid through fashion and you will begin to understand that fashion is LIFE albeit frivolous.
Just like every other person in the entire world, I was rooting for Lupita to nick the gong from the best supporting actress category. However on the style front,it is my sincere opinion that the world needs to simmer down a few notches as this lass albeit articulate,talented,persevering,proudly black et al is getting more accolades than her style sense deserves.I have said this in the past and I reiterate once more.
Now, let`s have a quick look at the so called “Nairobi blue” dress.Honestly,I never heard of “Nairobi blue” but then I guess anything out of Lupita`s mouth at the moment becomes the gospel so if this Nairobi blue isn`t yet in the dictionary,it will be fair to assume that it now ranks top amongst the words to be inculcated into the dictionary soonest just as we have “selfie” now.Anyway,this is simply “duck egg” blue to me as I have worked with it previously hence familiar with it.It is the most amazing colour in suits,SERIOUSLY (male or female)!
Her dress is quite gorgeousssssss but I was bored with the plunging neckline as she recently wore a similar dress.I don`t understand the essence of laying so much emphasis on plunging the neckline as she is so bony around the chest area.Yes,the boobs ain`t spilling all over the place but then they should move on to something else.Style shouldn`t be monotonous.Her stylist would be showcasing her as a “one trick pony” if she continues on this trajectory and fashion frowns on that.
Variation,variation and some more variation,PLEASEEEEE.And oh,I wasn`t over the moon about the hair-band but some people identified it as the best fashion accessory ever worn.
Big congrats to her for flying the black flag right up high.I hope every black girl out there,whether from Timbuktu,Ikorodu,Mbano realises that most things in life are achievable but you must believe,aspire and work towards actualising your aspirations.
That glass ceiling has been broken through yet again.First by Obama and now by Lupita.Keep it coming folks.
Again, thanks Lupita.
Lupita in another deep plunging neckline dress
I must say the hairstyle is a No No for me here.
Wow,I think I feel safer hanging by the fence on this one.While the fabric looks very expensive,I must confess that I wouldn`t recommend it to a client if I were to be a stylist.All the same, kudos to her for keeping the style simple as there isn`t much to be done with this fabric. There is too much going on with the fabric already to be honest.
A typical Nigerian designer would perhaps pile up designs on this fabric which will in return make one dizzy just by looking at it and then a local celeb will show up in it expecting to waltz undisturbed through security and into the winners corner just like that,MBANU!
I love his shoes but here is the look of a man who knew he was gonna lose YET again.I hope my editor doesn`t delete this bit as she is an ardent fan of Leornado Dicaprio,lol.Eyaaa,what does this dude have to do to win an Oscar?Perhaps,it might work if he walks in there with a machete,that might act as an inspiration to the person announcing the winner to think twice before announcing any other last name that doesn`t begin with “Di” and ends with “rio” in it.Seriously,that might work so Leonardo might wanna avail himself of that option come 2015.I`m just saying not trying to rub it in though,ok maybe just a lickle bit, *winks*.
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves
Matthew McConaughey must be right up there at the top when it comes to the worst dressed Oscar winner ever seen. His trousers,shoes in fact the whole shebang surrounding his ensembles here reeks of a loser.I think they should put one’s look into consideration next time they hand out these awards.Please don`t tell me this isn`t about style because if it isn`t about fashion then they wouldn`t bother making all that effort to put their best fashion foot forward.Yes, this is much about fashion as it is about talent.Fashion designers who designed the dresses must have worked there butts off just as the actors who acted in the movies.
Even though he nicked the Oscars,we view him as loser over here and must push him to the losers end without hesitations.
On a flip side,Camila`s dress is in one word “MARVELLOUS”.I`m afraid I might water the quality down if I chip in more than I have already done so I will have to bugger off to taunt someone else hopefully in a nice manner.
The dress is just Ok and I`m not wowed.Come on people this is Oscar and if money ain`t the issue I expect better,PERIOD!
And oh, how she managed to trip on the red carpet two Oscars on a roll must be investigated.I guess we will all be watching out if she will be three times unlucky next year.I envisage there might be a chaperon holding her hand to avoid a re-occurrence.I must say she handled it well though but if it happens next time,that would be something,wouldn`t it?
Now,it was either this dress or that of Amy Adams for me but for some reason I went for Amy Adams. However. In order for me to arrive at a winner, I had to employ the tried and tested tactics of eenie meenie miney mo.Yes,it was that close.However,this dress is so awesomeeeeeeeee.Kai,in fact this is a dress and three quarter.I was gonna use the phrase a dress and half but had to abandon that idea when I took a second glance.This is the least I expect from the so called half celebs in my country to aspire to.I do quite appreciate that budget might be a restraining factor here but then fashion isn`t all about money. With the right mind-set,anatomy,flair and all,a look as similar as this in quality could be achieved.
This is 10 out of the entire 10 for me.Fashion came alive here.
I did mention a while ago that this lady previously not recognised as a style icon has stepped up her game but I guess some of you folks might have thought I was high on some Alumo bitter or unadulterated Sapele water,ngwanụ,what say you now,hehehe? I`m laughing in Efik.
This was by far one of the worst dressed ladies at the Oscars.Please don`t make me aware of the obvious fact that she is pregnant as I can quite vividly see that.One thing about style is that there is no excuse for getting it wrong.This is just like someone appearing very unstylish for the simple reason of a cold.Actually, having a cold offers one the opportunity of taking their style to a different height because that is the only time of the year one can wear an exquisite perfectly cut shirt or sweater and top it up with a well cut jacket and then look through the mirror and think you know what?Let me cause more “positive uproar” and then proceed to finish the look off with that outta this world carefully tailored trench coat.You can`t pile on that much garment on yourself in one go in the summer unless you are on a suicide mission.
Ok now on this dress,I was tempted to call my buddies in US and enquire if they are experiencing power outages like we are in Nigeria because that must be the only reason I could think of why the dress wasn`t properly pressed.Also,what were those wet patches around the hem area.The worst bit of it is that besides Chiwetel,this chick was the closest thing we had to a Nigerian being on that red carpet as the baby she is carrying in her stomach is half Nigerian and yet she didn’t do us proud.I`m so GUTTED.
Come, did they put security at the car parks as I`m yet to see any Naija celebs posting pishaus from the car parks?Kaycee,Julius Agwu,Harrysong,wetin happen nah,shoooooo?
I guess the organisers of the Oscars learnt from the mistakes of the organisers of the Grammys or perhaps the people mentioned above have realised that we have decoded their modus operandi. Mtscheewww these naija celebs no go kill man with laughter. Kai Naija,we must have given God so much headache during creation. We are quite interesting, aren`t we?
I have never liked this babe’s look for like ever .Even when she appeared in that movie(what is the name again?) with Richard Gere that got the entire world eating out her hands just like they are doing with Lupita now.Fashionwise, I believe she can do no right but Sandra Bullock turned things around so who knows.
Black is already a boring colour so if you must wear black then put the colour to it by making it “pow” ,you know, like an explosion so we can hear you. Make it POP guys, that’s what I’m tryna say here.This dress isn`t saying anything to me.I believe you can source similar lace fabric at Tinubu square.Anyway,surely there is no doubt the fabric is quality but she managed to downgrade it drastically with her choice of design.This is the Oscars and not AMAA awards at Calabar.
On a scale of 1-10 she gets a 3 from me and my magnanimity of my mood this morning accounts for my level of generosity as it could have been worse any other given day.
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith
I love Jada’s Face and always have.Her dress is quite cool as well but as you guys know already,I`m not a fan of slits especially when it isn`t necessary.Slits were actually originally incorporated in dress designs to enable women walk freely. Yes, Freely. Ok,that was my assumption, make I no lie lol.However,I need you guys to research a name Paul Poiret.He was recognised as the first acclaimed fashion designer and was famous for “liberating” women from binging on corsets but then this was also said of him by the press; “In 1910, when Poiret had only just liberated women from the corset,he confined their legs to the notorious hobble skirt, forcing them to walk in short,rapid steps”.Now my take is that the “hobble dress/skirt” was the reason the slit was innovated to enable women walk freely.Ok ladies,all I`m trying to say is that the essence of slits is not so that you can show us your Vijajay so please be nice and for the sake of decency, control the length.Jadd`s slit isn`t so high though but I don`t think it added anything to this dress,in fact it did quite the opposite, it took away from it.
As for Will Smith,I reckon he needed a shave and his outfit doesn`t shout fit or quality to me but hey I will still give them a 5.
I might have just noticed what doesn`t appear to be quality stitching on the side seam of Jada`s dress and we can`t have that on Oscar night therefore I am downgrading them from 5 to 3 of 10,ouch.
Abeg tell me how person fit waka inside this one.Women dey suffer for fashion o and no be today it don start hahaha.Anwula m anwu,chineke onye new uwa.
Ok,here we have the ultimate winner of the evening for me.I mentioned that it was difficult choosing between her and Sandra Bullock but she edged pass Sandra Bullock based on a combination of different things. For instance,that elegant smile,svelte body,impeccable hairstyle(please note that not even a strand of hair was out of place as she packed it all neatly into a bun behind), glitter in her eyes,dentition (dentist induced or not,who cares?), pose et al.I mean I could go and on and on but then we wouldn`t have time to get to other images and I know quite a number of you have been terrorising me to post winners and losers like yesterday already. Una be real Boko Haram o but of course I mean this in the best possible way.
I got a comment from a lady from Cameroun and she said “Emmy it is 12noon out here in Yaoundé and there isn’t winners and losers yet”.It`s quite great to read that our African neighbours care to read this or has it got something to do with fact that their country woman who wants the entire world to become YELLOW PAWPAW features here regularly.
Whitenicously Dencia,I hail.In fact I go follow you for twitter now,make you follow back o.Wait o,following this babe on twitter must be a chore as I believe that besides bleaching this babe doesn`t have anything else to talk about.Perhaps,she will debut a bleaching song shortly.That would be something indeed!
Anyway,let me stress once more that this lady killed it patapata for me.
An excerpt from a subsequent newspaper review about a Paris Haute Couture show featuring the likes of Charles Fredrick Worth,Doucet et al read “for all those who offer sacrifice at the altars of elegance, brilliance, splendour and beauty”.In this dress Amy encompassed all the qualities stipulated in this review and even more.I have every reason to believe that if this were to have been 1900 Paris,this review would definitely have been referring to Amy and her ilks.
Hmmmmm,not bad but not quite there but I give him a six.
This is just there.Nothing worth talking about.Someone should have worked with that amazing face and body.
Again,short hair does it here.Toyin Lawani,Yvonne Nelson,Ini Edo,Nkiru Anumudu and all the weave loving ladies,are you guys watching? Do you realise that there is life after 35inches length weave? Do you all understand that even when you wear the weaves you must keep it at a realistic length?In the voice of India Aire,I say “your weaves ain`t you” simmer down.
Now who is inspiring who here?Omotola or Sidibe must be the question on the lips of every fashion aficionado out there?Well,since Omotola was in LA for the 1 second appearance in that sitcom perhaps she left this Sidibe babe with some tips on how to rock the big bird number.Ok,on a serious note now,I`m quite disturbed that a lady on the large side doesn`t quite understand that this fabric adds one more size to her size.I would have thought that the aspiration here is to reduce rather than increase the size so why wear this chicken feathered dress.And while we are at it,may I ask why they all have to go for the same colour?
As we proceed,you will see a similar fabric but the lady was decked up on it has a size that is one third on Sidib`se so it didn`t matter.In fact it was positive as she became slightly curvy thanks to the dress.
Umunwayi,please dress your size.
Sidibe gets a 2 for this arrant nonsense and it isn`t because of her size but choice of fabrics.Loser,loser and loser is all I`m thinking right now
This right here was one of the dresses I short-listed for the best piece of the evening before finally settling for Amy Adams because I`m a soccer for quality tailoring.In fact you can step out in a sack of groundnut or garri and you won’t hear any resemblance of a noise from me if the stitches are in place.If your top stitch is supposed to be half a centimetre in between,I want it to be half a centimetre all through. Of course,it can`t always be perfect but the aim is and should be to get as close to perfection as possible.
Kai,look at the body! The last time I checked, Charlize was born 1975 so that makes her about 37yrs old yet some Naija celeb by mouth look like a grannies at 30.Appalling doesn`t even begin to describe the situation. Being a celeb means to inspire people to attain heights they previously deemed unattainable.
Think before you attach that word celeb next to your name,biko!
And oh,this is what a pout looks like.ME LIKEY.
OMG. This is another great number but then the proverbial low neckline has materialised to snuff out some of the shine from it.I`m just gonna pretend I didn`t see that plunging neckline and give this a YES because the dress is SOOOO yummyly designed and tailored that I have become suddenly too weak to nudge her into the losers basked or even purgatory.
I might seem to be speaking from both sides of my mouth here but this again is a YES from me,shoot me!
Now,let me play the “sadist” as some wrongly acclaim that I am and ruin this dress for some of you that are already in love with it simply by posting the Nigerian version of this gorgeous dress below,hehehe?
Now,how do you like me?Ok,let me rephrase,do you still like me.*winks*
Lekwa NZU otelu na anya ka nwa dibia,chineke,Kai. Some make-up artists are real Boko haram terrorists.I don`t what else to call a make-up-artist that butchers someone`s face with Nzu like this.Abeg my people wetin be NZU for English.No,yap me o;don`t even go there!.I bet most of you Igbo folks don`t even know anyway.
Pharell Williams in Lanvin & Helen Lasichanh
You guys know that I was perhaps one of the few folks alive that was bold enough to declare that Jim Iyke’s short suit at the last AMCVA awards wasn`t as disastrous as some “uninitiated ones” deemed it.The near disastrous bit wasn`t the outfit but Jim`s interpretation of it.He just didn`t do it justice but it wasn`t a disaster either on him albeit it was close. The point is that in Nigeria if we can`t understand something we castigate it instantly without analysing it independently of what we might have heard or read elsewhere about it.
Now,how did Pharrell do in this?I would say he ANNIHILATED it TOTALLY.The word totally reminds me of the OAP at ClassicFM that is fond of infusing the word totally into every of his sentences.He cracks me up;love him to bits.Ok,classicFM,that was a second of hype that I`m not charging you guys for.I hope Mr Chris Ubosi is reading as I will be on your doorstep someday to collect oh.Ok,na joke;you know I love ClassicFM TOTALLY nah,abi? Back to Pharrell,even though some of you might disagree,I`m giving him the mantle as the best dressed.I can`t? I just did matey. Now,let the debate begin.Who was you best dressed?It takes confidence and flair to pull this off effortlessly.If you don’t believe me,ask Alber Elbaz,the creative director of Lanvin;he might explain this more vividly than I can.Good luck!
Please do remember that the shoes you pair this look with matters a whole LOT;they must be the babanla,alagbara,baba of shoes aka akpukpu ukwu kara aka as they will definitely be receiving enough attention in the absence of trousers.That was exactly where Jim Iyke goofed most but let`s scroll down and have a glance at it so you can make up you mind;don`t let my assessment becloud your judgement
Ok, on second thoughts,I just pulled up this image and can categorically declare this looks messy not because of the combo but because there is a total absence of fit and quality of tailoring which is key to pulling off any look and I don`t care what Ebony says;this is my turf and I say it as I see it,GBAM!The brooch and pocket increased the propensity of the mess.
Alright folks,I mentioned that you will bump into this fluffy/birdy feathery fabric as you proceed.This is an absolute win for me simply because she isn`t on the large side and even then she didn`t use the feathery bit on the bodice but the lady above did without even considering her size.Now Am I making any sense?Please,don`t hesitate to tell me if you reckon I`m simply talking bunkum.
Awwwwww,my new crush!Yes o.She appears even date-able now.In this her new found classiness,I will definitely recommend her to any dude who might be interested.Even her skin is a couple of shades darker and glows. Is it safe to assume she has seen the light and stuck out the middle finger to Egyptian milk, mamiwater/Alsatian dog weaves et al.I like this new Rukky Sanda a lot to be honest.God pleaseeeeee,let this last.
Even though I can`t view her outfit properly, I believe this is a well-tailored dress or skirt suit. And of course white/oyster on ladies brightens up my face as it makes them seem angelic.Even the cleavage exposed was quite decent and minimal unlike the agaracha we used to know.She would be mistaken for someone very classy and important if she strays/miswaka into sunset strip,Hollywood,California, Bond street London or 56th Street New York in these ensemble.
If Rukky keeps on this track,she will be my next fav lady in the film industry,hahahahah.
Now,I had to upgrade Rukky and put her in this post as I needed a well clad Nigerian chic but after searching the internet she was the only one that comes close to competing with some of the smashing Hollywood ladies above.Kai,Rukky has really notched up her style game;I don`t know about her movies though.
Next week I will critique more images from Oscar and then we compare them to our Naija red carpets PISHAUS.I guarantee that will bring any well meaning Nigerian to the point of tears.
I gotta run,folks.BUSY DAY
There was a heated argument yesterday amongst my colleagues even though it was friendly, they were split along two lines. The argument was caused by a media report that we came across online about the brilliant writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. First of all I love Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to the point of obsession and I have followed her since Purple Hibiscus reading everything she has written voraciously. My book club has also reviewed all her works and in my opinion she is the best African writer at the moment and would be the greatest (apologies to fans of Chinua Achebe and Nadine Gordimer, but this is my opinion).
Anyway I was minding my business when suddenly one of my (notoriously sarcastic) colleagues came and dropped her open tablet right in front of me exclaiming ‘this your Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie sef, she too do, she is unnecessarily controversial”. You see this colleague and I had previously argued about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s stand on the anti gay law, so naturally she wasn’t a fan of Chimamanda (not that it matters anyway). I proceeded to read the news item on her device and it turns out that a reporter addressed Chimamanda at an event as Mrs. Esegie (as she is married to Ivara Esegie) and she cautioned the reporter saying that her name is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and not mrs Esegie and that she prefers to be addressed as Ms Adichie. I chuckled as I tried to picture her saying this because I know she is often passionate about things she believes in. Continue reading “WHAT`S IN A NAME…..CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE” »
I had an encounter over the weekend that got me wondering, what is wrong with some of us in this part of the world?
A friend had some issues very late on Saturday night that landed a host of us in the police station in solidarity. While we were going back and forth on how to rectify the situation, his wife put a call across to his lawyer and the lawyer dished out advise over the phone because he felt it was too late for him to come out. Now, by 7am Sunday morning, my friend’s wife was on her way to the station to see her husband as directed by the police and put a call through to his lawyer and the lawyer told her he had a church programme from 9-11am and he would get back to them after the programme! When she told me, I just flipped. In my mind’s eye I imagined a doctor saying a surgery should be stalled until his church programme was over or a fireman answering an emergency call about a burning building and telling the folks whose house is burning to hold on while he finishes with some other thing that is of interest to him, maybe his kid’s birthday. Continue reading “DEARTH OF PROFESSIONALISM… BANE OF NIGERIA.” »
In most medieval movies where magic, oracles, ancient gods and other spiritual stuff are emphasized, we see where warnings and prophecies about impending danger are issued but yet we see the protagonists still go ahead to do the exact foolhardy things they had been warned to be wary of. Eventually all the foolhardiness culminates into the outcome the people had been warned about and we all wonder, what is wrong with us human beings? With all the warnings and signs, why would the protagonists stubbornly plough ahead only to end up in doom? Then we answer our own questions by thinking, it’s just a movie. The funny thing however is that, such headstrong refusal to heed warnings is not just a movie thing; it’s a real human imperfection. Continue reading “HUMANS, WHAT A SPECIMEN… ABUJA CHURCH $100 BONANZA” »
Let me start by Saying that if you are going to call me a hater, bad belle, afon njo and all other names along those lines, let me save you the data costs and advise that you get off now. Just save yourself the stress of reading this because I will certainly come across to you as a bad belle.
Entertainment the world over is show business, so it is part showmanship and part business. In most climes however the show part of it sometimes overshadows the business and the talent that actually drives it, so all we have left is the hype. So we often see entertainers living fake lives, deliberately putting out false information so as to be seen as “arrived”. At the end of the day, very little effort is put into bettering the craft, and a lot of effort is instead devoted to appearing successful. Continue reading “Overhype……Iyanya,Whiteniciously Dencia” »
My recent photos in London and few more interesting images ladies might love………Emmy,Adorah Oleh,Del Dawn
As you guys already know,I just breezed in from my stomping ground,London and while there I took a few photos.
My project is almost done here so it may be soon time for my to return permanently to my beloved London;I`m London and London is me,PERIOD!.Gosh,it never occurred to me how much I missed being in a creative environment and brainstorming with AUTHENTIC creative folks over a glass of wine of cup of coffee.
One thing I will tell anyone without solicitation is that you will go STALE regardless of how creatively talented you are if you aren`t in the right environment and I need going stale just like I need a bullet in bald head.
After all these years in Europe and America,you would think I will be accustomed to cold,right?Wrong;I HATE cold..I`m actually just beginning here.The scarf hasn`t gone on yet,lol.However while keeping warn I still have to stay stylish.
Style is a way of life.
If your socks aren`t packing some fun with them,don`t ever bother to wear them.The world of style has moved on since the days you wear socks just for the heck of it.Nowadays,your socks must be saying stuff like “here I`m,have a look” to people.It is a punishable crime to bore people with the sight of your socks.
Keep it fun,will you?
PS:Pay attention to the fusion of cotton velvet with plaid on these pants and yes,it worked absolutely.
I have to and must keep it innovative.
Fashion rules are for fools .Your life;Your style
I believe we all know the definition of the term ‘subservient’. Well for the purpose of clarity let me put up one of the appropriate definitions from ‘offline dictionaries’ (a mobile dictionary app) here – “abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant”.
Recently, President Goodluck Jonathan suspended Lamido Sanusi from the CBN and different people have pitched in with either the President’s camp or Sanusi’s camp and the argument has raged. Allegations of Sanusi’s misconduct in office have been presented by the presidency, while counter allegations of the government’s lapses have been flung back by Sanusi. I have read a load of comments from supporters of either camp and have made one disturbing discovery, most of the views on this matter project the prevalent subservient mindset in our clime. I came across few objective and critical comments which sensibly interrogated various perspectives (legal, political, etc.) of the Jonathan/Sanusi saga and thus projected sound views, however, comments from most people make one wonder whether there is some kind of mind control device being tested in Nigeria.
Be it in religious, political, economic or social sectors of our society, most Nigerians readily throw away sound reasoning in support of their favorite pastors, government officials and celebrities. Most of the people who are vehement in their support for Jonathan or Sanusi end up revealing their ignorance of what the salient issues in contention are, talk more of being able to situate these issues in a legal, political or economic context. To some, Jonathan’s action is wrong simply because in their all-knowing wisdom ‘nothing good can come from Jonathan’, so there is no need to even x-ray the claims the government has put forward for suspending Sanusi or whether Jonathan’s action is backed by the constitution. To others, Sanusi is simply an APC mole, a religious bigot and an arrogant fellow hence he deserves the suspension and even more penalties without any further investigation. Most of these subservient loyalists simply lack the capacity to be neutral commentators who anchor their postulations in professional legal, economic and political tenets. Defend any view you fancy but please do so brilliantly.
My focus here isn’t to analyze who is right between Jonathan and Sanusi, I simply want to exhort us to subscribe to logic and cogent arguments instead of spewing prejudiced sentiments irrespective of whether the argument is religious, political, economic or social.
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Over the past few weeks,we have been serenaded with news of bills passed in some African countries including Nigeria concerning the homosexuals. Although I am not in support of anyone turning gay,I am not entirely homophobic and do not support their being burnt or other barbaric measures taken against them. I also do not see how imprisonment will help since most people turn gay in prisons. Gathering all the gay people in the same cell doesn’t seem smart to me. For the purpose of this writeup,my problem neither lies with the homosexuals nor with the African governments, but rather with the United States of America. Continue reading “Anti-gay law and American interference” »