Laid-back Retro & Vintage

November 9, 2014 § 4 Comments

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Photo Credit: Halima Abubakar (www.lenigma.com, @itsleniga)

SHIRT & BAG: passed down from my mom/ LEGGINS: Stradivarius/ SANDALS: Zara/ SHADES: H&M/ WATCH: Folli Follie/ EARRINGS: Forever21/ Ring: Topshop  from Nigerian Retailer (Ifie)

Hello,

A few weeks ago, I took part in a photography course/ summer school and it turned out to be pretty awesome- great environment, awesome company, value for money, finger food and lecturers from the Neue Schule für Fotografie, Berlin, what more could a girl ask for ? I learnt a lot of stuff and met great people with similar interests.

I titled this post ‘Retro and Vintage’ because I am fusing my Retro top and Vintage bag with my new pieces, the sandals are new while the shirt and bag were hijacked from my moms wardrobe. That bag is about 20 years old. If this shirt saw me in another life it would probably sprint away from me, I wear it everywhere, I dress it up, down and sideways. It’s one of my favorite pieces.

Comfort dressing was my goal seeing as classes started at 10:00 am and ended at 4:00 pm. Sadly, I was only able to do one mini shoot. I was juggling this course and Fashion Week so there was no time to tap into my pool of gifted photographers.

Halima (@itslenigma) is the Photographer behind this shoot. I have observed that Halima’s pictures are usually very subject oriented, you can literally feel a relationship between her and her subject. I was so glad she agreed to photograph me.

I hope you like my laid back look.
For those of you that asked about my hair: I did tiny twists and left a section in the front to change up my style daily.

Thank you to all the people that breeze through my blog, all my blog followers and all my ‘comment-ers’. You all put a smile on my face.

SNOW WHITE

August 19, 2014 § 4 Comments

?????????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? ????????????????????

Hello Beautiful People,

So, this is the first look of the birthday marathon, the second look  ‘SEEING RED’ was published earlier. This look was done right before I did my weave.

For my hair, I did a blow out  and packed it into a pony tail/ afrotail. It was a slow day at the office and I realized I had brought my camera, so I put on the smile and took a few photos. The lighting was pretty poor but hopefully you guys can see my face. I love my Bobbi Brown ‘soft rose’ lipstick, It’s just right…not quite nude and not quite pink.

White dresses are refreshing, elegant and summery but there are a few things to keep in mind when wearing white:

– Choose a shade of white that suits your skin tone. Nigerians are really lucky seeing as Ebony skin tones are more versatile and work with most white shades and go with both silver and gold accessories.

-Thicker white fabrics tend to look more expensive and professional. Thicker/opaque  fabrics reduce the ‘see-through curse‘. Before buying a white dress, place your hand under the fabric and hold it against light. If you can see your hand clearly, the dress will show EVERYTHING.

-Never wear white underwear under white. Wear black or a nude that’s really close to your skin tone. Avoid lace and printed underwear too.

-Apply makeup AFTER   and perfume BEFORE putting on white to avoid staining.

– When wearing white, stick to pieces that have a cinched in waist or pieces that are paneled, as white reflects light and tends to make people/things appear bigger.

– Accessories should be kept simple as white is elegant, do not overwhelm the white canvas. Choose wooden, straw, beaded or feminine accessories. Click here to see the beaded clutch in my previous post.

Remember that a white dress is always in style. You will need to replace white seasonally as it tends to yellow.

Neckpiece and earrings: Sybils Jewelry House (SJH)/ Shoes: L.K. Bennet/ Watch: Folli Follie/ Ring: Max store at The Palms Mall,Lekki.

I would love to hear from you. What are your tips for wearing white ?

Click below for a few white accessories that can be delivered to Nigeria.

Asos/NewLook Mollie Box Clutch

Asos Boxy Lock bag

NewLook paper bag clutch

Asos Scallop edge envelope clutch

Newlook Mama Mia clutch

SEEING RED

August 1, 2014 § 15 Comments

Hello Beautiful People,

I finally got around to taking pictures, YAY!!! after loosing my pictures when my laptop crashed. I did a mini shoot for everyday of my birthday marathon. Thank God for tripod stands and younger brothers. My Birthday was on Friday, so I did a marathon from Wednesday- Sunday. This was my Thursday look, wore this for Brunch, Dinner and a bit of site seeing. I have fallen in-love with my Maju handbag and my gold River Island court heels, I wore those two pieces almost throughout the week.

I ordered the dress and shoes from the official River Island website, click here to find out more on River Island deliveries to Nigeria.

Which hair do you prefer- the high bun/ponytail or the weave?
 

?????????? ?????????? DSCN2682 ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? ??????????

Dress, Shades & Shoes: River Island/Bag:Maju/ Earrings: H&M/Necklace: Sybils Jewelry House (SJH)/ Watch: Folli Follie.

Gems of the week

July 24, 2014 § 10 Comments

Hello Posh International Nigerians,

I had a hell-ish week, last week. Monday morning started with the craziest taxi driver, followed by a long day of data collection and being screamed at by a nurse. Thankfully, there was no traffic on my way home.

On tuesday, I realised by crashing my hard drive, I had lost all my pictures. Remind me to always back up pictures. Squabble with the brother on Wednesday, Ordered a dress off a vendor on Instagram, this vendor turned out to be extremely rude, unreliable and the spawn of the devil…she sent me a different colour of the dress I ordered, at first she would not accept a return, then she insisted I pay her more than half the cost of the dress for ‘shipping costs’ and delivery…do I continue? I found these gems and they managed to cheer me up.  I couldn’t get a front picture of the shoes but the pictures are available on the website/link. Please let me know what you think about the pieces. Have a great long weekend.

maju iro and buba maju peplum1 maju peplum 2 tnl blazer origami dress tnl floral dress tnl lady danger jumpsuit

sh

 

 

 

Maju cowl neck iro&buba NGN8500

Maju sleeveless peplum top with mesh back NGN3000

TNL blazer origami dress NGN 9650 (black is cheaper)

TNL floral print shift dress NGN 8300

TNL lady danger jumpsuit NGN9950

Shoe Republic LA- Alaska NGN9000

 

Weekend Denim

July 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello Beautiful People,
I have been a terrible blogger for the past week ,the excuse: my phone broke and laptop broke. Hopefully, I will be better this week.
Apparently, there are lots of events and festivals coming up in Lagos this month. I decided to put up a weekend look.

I went with boyfriend jeans because they are super comfortable and breathable, when compared to skinny jeans…need I say more? There’s also a choice of bags- The Big black one would be for gals that love their stuff -moisturisers, hand creams, sanitizer, makeup. The darker purse is a relatively medium bag for gals that like some stuff, It can also be worn on a casual friday at work. The cream clutch is for night-time, turning this look into a day-to-night look. Lipstick, car keys, wallet, loose powder and you are good to go. The bright shoes add some colour to this outfit.

Fashion tip: Carry a bag that is relative to your size. Petite women should not carry huge bags as the huge bags make them look even smaller and big/tall women should stick to bigger bags, as tiny bags will just make them look bigger.
All items can be gotten on the asos website and can be delivered to Nigeria, free shipping with orders over £15  and £3 delivery cost with orders below £15 . What bag do you prefer? I would love to hear from you, please let me know what you think.
weekend fun

For more information on all the items click here or check out the individual items below.

Blue ripped boyfriend jeans
Vince Camuto Jace wristle brown clutch bag £39
Black Dolly & Rose croc shopper £15
Step hem glamour girl top £8
Aldo gallington £30
Court shoes £10
Newlook inspire red aztec buckle belt £4.99

Have an awesome week.

Gems of the week

June 16, 2014 § 7 Comments

Hi Beautiful People,

So…I decided to do something new today, seeing as I have not been posting. I’ve decided to search for gems on the internet- Nigerian Sites, Sites that deliver to Nigeria etc, you get the drift. I hope someone finds something pretty. Have a great week ahead.

1.

silver embellished toe loop sandals e28 silver embellished toe loop sandals e28 2

 

tnl-designs-3809-62058-1-zoom

ls-7453-628801-1-zoom

ls-0649-258801-1-zoom

shoe-republic-la-7957-00909-5-zoom  shoe-republic-la-N4995  be-exclusive-1053-334001-1-zoomralis pieces

 

1.River Island Silver Embellished Toe Loop Slippers £28

2. TNL Monochrome Chain Strap Clutch on Jumia NGN6295

3.LS Beaded Pearl Rhinestone Clutch Bag on Jumia NGN6495 in Black, Ivory,Silver

4. LS Studded Fashion Satchel Handbag on Jumia– Nude NGN5495

5.Shoe Republic LA Vito High Heel Sandals- Black and Cream- N4995

6. Be Exclusive Black Textured And Structured Zipped Trapeze Bag on Jumia– NGN8495

7. Green Stone Jewelry set from Ralis Pieces NGN3000

Follow me on Instagram @ThePin_ and Twitter @ThePin_Lotanna

Black Lace

May 19, 2014 § 2 Comments

DSCN1038 DSCN1039 DSCN1040 DSCN1043 DSCN1048 DSCN1054 DSCN1059 DSCN1060 DSCN1061
DSCN1063DSCN1062

DSCN1036Black dress/top: NewLook, Scarf and Earrings: Vintage, Pink shoes: Ore kush stores, Watch: Cartier, Ring: Accessorize, Bag: LV

Hello posh people,

Last weekend was a pretty good weekend. I saw an awesome  Nigerian Video by J.O.King, Jesse jagz ft Dugod, I’m a little biased though….’little’ being the keyword. I’ll put it up in my next post.

I was going through pictures from late last year and I came across these and decided to post them. The top is actually a dress but I thought it would be inappropriate for work so I threw a pencil skirt on and pink shoes to give my look a kick.

Have a great week,

The PIN

follow me on instagram @ThePin_

 

 

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing the get the look category at the posh international nigerian.