13 August 2012

That 'Dashiki' Lovin'

One of my favourite shirts at the moment is my "Dashiki" shirt which I bought last year when I last came to Nigeria! The shirts traditional print originates from West Africa, the type I have on is usually worn by men.....but when tweaked abit, it fits fine for gal!
 It probably has to be the most comfortable piece of clothing I own.
I went out for a bit and decided to throw it on with a pair of shorts and wedges....However It can easily be worn on a night out which I wore a couple weeks back in Lagos

Here are a couple of pics of me playing about before heading out ! (Ooo that rhymes lol)


Lipstick- Mac's Rebel

Shirt- Art n Crafts (Abuja)
Shorts- Levis
Wedges- Schuh

10 August 2012

Feeling like an African Queen

During this holiday trip we visited my Grandma's in Calabar which is the capital of a state in Nigeria called Cross River State. She celebrated her 75th birthday, by having a big party!
As everyone knows Nigerians just love a party and so everyone came out in style to celebrate, including many family members and family friends, the event was a grand and fun filled day.
It started off with a church service ceremony and ended with a vibrant party!

I wore a 'traditional' outfit, a skirt and top accompanied with 'Gele' (headpiece).
 I designed my outfit from the top to the skirt and had it made by my tailor. The top was made with gold lace and skirt from Raw Silk George.
Corals are such a traditional piece of Nigerian culture and usually are worn for big occasions, so I wore a mixed gold and coral pair of earrings in the shape of cherries and and mixed bracelet to match.

Here are some picture below :)


Top was made with Gold fine lace: With a high neck and a key whole design in the bust designed as a fitted corset.

The skirt made of Raw Silk Lace: I designed an exaggerated fish tail as this style is majorly trending with celebrities on the red carpet right now, and wanted a statement outfit.

Above is what you call Gele: stiff fabrics are used to tie your gele as, this will hold its shape
throughout the day.

FOTD- Face Of The Day
I choose a more glamorous style of makeup for the event, and wanted colours that complimented my outfit and therefore went with, dark wine lip and gold on my eyelids

My brother and I at the church service

Gran's Cake which was absolutely yummy

8 August 2012

UPDATE: 'Where are you Jenny?'.......Nigeria!!

HEY Myloves! 

.....I know I know, Ive actually been missing and had vanished of the face of the planet! :(
Reason being..
I'm currently in Nigeria on holiday and have been for the past Month, but unfortunately or me the internet hasn't really been in my favour and hasn't allowed me to BLOG! *cries a river* 
But I've been able to get some leeway today :D

I absolutely Love my country Nigeria, and have had an amazing time while out here attending shows plus the nights out have been so crazy, even though I'm nowhere near heading back yet!
 I was in Abuja for some time, and then headed to Lagos "LasGidi" and finally landed in Calabar for a short time for grannies 75th birthday which I will be doing a post on!

I will be blogging events and nights out that I've have attended in the following posts to come and plenty more, so ENJOY!


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