Sunday, March 25, 2012

DVF.... Oh how I love thee !

Today,  I took another step towards becoming "that Mom". You know, the one you roll your eyes at and tell your friends that you will never, ever upon pain of death become. Yes, I plan to wear matching outfits with my toddler daughter, gulp!

Look, don't judge me. What's cuter than a stylish mother - daughter duo in complementary skinny jeans and Uggs? I haven't actually done that yet, I'm waiting till she doesn't outgrow things every other month. But the new Gap Collection by DVF is calling me like baked goods to an Atkins devotee.  Feast your eyes, mortals !

And my little one and I will be wearing this, sitting outside and enjoying the summer:

Its selling out like mad, so I better get shopping pronto !

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Africa Fashion Week 2012 - Lagos, Nigeria

Last week, a trong of talented African designers converged on Lagos, Nigeria to be part of the 2012 Arise Fashion Week.  I couldn't be there but my fashionista friend, Nellie had front row seats to the top shows and managed to get a few somewhat murky blackberry shots (which I won't be using here) of the amazing creations. African design was well represented in a large range from well established names like Ozwald Boateng and Tiffany Amber ( who had Alex Wek walking in her show ) to the virtually unknown such as Tsemaye Binitie and Maki Oh.

Here are a few of my favourite looks courtesy of Bella Naija blog.


Maki -Oh

Tsemaye Binitie

Tsemaye Binitie

Tiffany Amber

Tiffany Amber

And here is my favorite attendee look. I think she looks fabulous from head to toe. Particularly loving the mix of colours in the rafia fabric and the addition of grey (or is that silver ) in the handbag.

The top five designers will be showing  at the Arise Show at the New York Fashion Week in September 2012. I really hope I can work out my schedule to be at the shows... Good job, guys.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


In honour of International Women's Day, I would like to share this picture I found on Pinterest.  I'm not sure what exactly draws me to it. It's certainly gorgeous but more than that, there's a feeling of togetherness as if they could really all be friends.  It's sort of like my friends and I, different sizes, races and personalities but the love is so steadfast and strong. I love you ladies, you know who you are !!!