Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi Now At Spiga2 Concept Store.

Lanre Da Siva Ajayi has done it again!!!!

Hello everybody. I'm so excited to give you this news. As proof that hard work and creativity pay, LDA after mentoring with the duo Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana, now has her line stocked at their concept store, Spiga2. She is the first African designer to be selected to retail there. This is by no means her first of this kind of achievement. Her work is available at Selfridges in London (thanks to Ndani) and she has taken part at the Patti Immagine Trade Show in Florence, Italy among others (thanks to Style House Files) amongst others.

As a designer, I must say that she makes me very proud and also hopeful for what the future holds for more of us African designers. Kudos to Mrs Ajayi and more grease to her elbows.

Remain fabulous, darling.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ankara Dress Outfit Of The Day.

Hello everybody!!! I was on my way to church, this morning, and decided to take a quick outfit of the day photograph. It's a simple dress that is ideal for most churches in Nigeria. It can be dressed up or down, depending on how you accesorise it. I accessorised it with wooden bangles that I got from a mall in Abuja some years ago. The fact that they are made of wood makes the outfit a little less 'serious'. The dressiness comes from the black and gold shoes with the gold bag. The shoe was a gift and the bag was from Debbenhams about 2 years ago. The dress is from my clothing line

I hope that this gives you ideas on how to wear your Ankara dresses to church or semi formal events. Enjoy a great week ahead and remain fabulous.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Classic Ankara Dress

Hello!!! It’s been a while. I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to put up any posts in a while. Work has been hectic. I came across this picture of Yemi Akerele in this fabulous Jewel By Lisa dress and was reminded of how well Ankara has blended into the modern and sophisticated woman’s everyday wardrobe.

This dress is a neutral classic. The colors on the dress are all neutral, so it can be worn with almost any color of accessories. The fact that it is a classic means that it can be dressed up and dressed down to suit the occasion and also, it will still look on trend in the next ten (10) years. I love the bead work because it takes it out of the ordinary and makes it a head turner. It also has the added bonus of not requiring a necklace and maybe even (depending on the hairstyle), earings. These are all key elements you should consider when investing in that extra special Ankara dress that you can turn to over and over again.

I hope I helped in some little way. Please, please, please, stay fabulous.