Friday, November 29, 2013


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Photos by Oye Diran.

- [11-2-13] - We were just leaving an Art show of sorts during fashion week in February when we came upon this window that bore a 2-faced image. The colour pulled me in initially; I literally gazed upon it and did my best to walk by nonchalantly - though still gazing. I had my camera on me, but at times, it seems I'm the only one well-versed in using it. So, I asked my fellow photographer friend, Oye whom was in my party. Then blocks later, we came upon this restaurant front, which is where the second set of photos were taken. The entire experience, though a collective of 10 minutes or less, reminded me of how thrilling it can be to be in front of the lens for a change, being captured from the perspective of another. Though, in my certainty, could not escape the urge to constantly throw in hints as to how I wanted the image to be and what frame and what angle and so on and so forth. Yes, I am that gal; overly particular, and damn-assertive. Ha! Thank you, Oye for your patience. Peace.

Monday, November 11, 2013


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Ring c/o Modern Design Inc.

- [10-10-13] - I have really been toying around with the thought of doing something different with my hair for the longest. As a lot of you know, that is primarily what generated the interest with me and my blog. I grow bored quire easily, so it's important for me to keep things as new as possible in just about every facet of my Being. The problem is: I found myself doing more thinking than doing. That is, till it reached a point where I was like, "screw it!". Plus, the energy-shift in the seasons, y'know. For my natural hair, 'tis the season to protective-style. I plan to run quite rampant with the styles, so I decided to start with the oh-so reminiscent French braids. This was the go-to hairstyle when I was much younger - back in primary school [in Nigeria]; my sister would quickly put my hair up on the nights she was too tired to do something more intricate. Nostalgic, to say the least.

Sidebar: check out my latest feature on #GURL.COM along with some pretty awesome gals - GURL. Peace.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


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- A small collection of photographs taken via my iPhone 5 over the past months. It's no secret that I'm a fan of colour, so you see, that's partly why I'm sharing these on here that would otherwise be seen on my Instagram. Ha! Plus, it's one of my favourite seasons - Autumn! I have no desire to go down the list and detail every story behind each photograph, but I will say this: the second photograph is one of the teacup sets from the my mum's collection. She has a thing for collecting teacup sets - perhaps an extension of her inherent Love for tea. I'm serious; it's inherent. Her mother, my grandmother, was an avid tea-drinker, so is my mum, and of course, myself. I take tea time rather seriously. And, also; the photo directly after the jump, when I was a youngin' back in Nigeria, and I'd attend a birthday party or an event of sorts and spotted a crate of Fanta, couldn't tell me I wasn't set to have a good time. Growing up, my parents sort of limited myself and my siblings' exposure to sweets, so any opportunity to indulge was seized without much consideration. Ha! What about you guys? What element about your childhood automatically meant "good time"? I have loads. This is just one of 'em. Peace.

Monday, November 4, 2013


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Photos by Bryan Sona

- [21-5-13] - It has undoubtedly reached that portion of the season where it begins to energy-shift between season-to-season has deepened. It brings on an air of that fills you with the incline to reminisce. Bittersweet moment, really. One of the highlights of my Summer was riding out to DC to partake in my friend, An Dukes' lookbook shoot for her online shop titled after her blog, Wine Collection. The shop is comprised of garments she has collected over the years/she does not wear anymore. It just happened to fall in with Memorial weekend and what better place to be than in the nation's capital during such a monumental holiday. I had the pleasure of taking in the sights though not as much as I would've liked(next time). DC has wonderful architecture and Georgetown was absolutely breathtaking. My only regret is that I didn't get around to trying Nando's. I have heard nothing but great reviews regarding their food. I hear there's only 8 (?) locations worldwide. Talk about exclusivity.

Anyhow, this was my first look. The gals and I had our pick-of-litter, so to speak; An basically wanted our personal styles to be projected, so as not to look unnatural or forced. I ended up buying these two pieces before leaving. Ha! I could not resist. There's also a video correspondent to this, to which I wrote a poem titled, "Beauty Is A Wine" - click here to view. Peace.