Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Sneak Peek at TÓTÉ Collections Ankara and Leather Handbags- 'ANKARANISTA' by Bola Obileye

TÓTÉ Signature Ankara and Leather Box Bag
Hey peeps, my much talked about Ankara handbag collection shoot is finally done, dusted and ready for your viewing pleasure... There are way too many bags to show you (I'm learning to pace myself, I really get carried away sometimes) but before I carry on I just wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude to you all for your very kind words Re: Iro and Buba reloaded collection. Thanks to you guys and the Grace of God, I have decided to make Seriously Doughnuts and my design work with TÓTÉ  (and everything else I do on the side- I'll tell you later..LOL!) as my 9-5 job. It's a bit scary but I'm trusting God that I will be just fine...
I picked a few bags to show you from my debut collection just so you have a closer look at the bags and see how they have been lovingly made in our Lagos Studio. Honest there are no tricks here.What you see is what you get. The bags are excellently made. If it doesn't reach our very strict standards it doesn't leave the studio and best of all TÓTÉ bags shown here and on the TÓTÉ website are proudly made in Nigeria.. Go! Naija...LOL!
So, once again peeps, it is my singular pleasure to re-introduce you to "The Ankara-nista by TÓTÉ  Collections designed by Yours truly, Bola Obileye..

Epi-leather  and Ankara Bucket Girl Bag

My Girl Clutch (Bespoke)

The Ankara Tiwa Savage bag
(We'll tell you all about that too..)

Barrell Leather ( Bespoke)

Ankara Golden Girl with Fabu Ankara Neckpiece

Ankara and Leather Runaway Weekender

Silver Stush Ankara Chain Bag

Model: Face of TÓTÉ  - Rose
Makeup: Bolanle Feyita of Makeup Pro
Styling and Art Direction: Bola Obileye
Design: Bola Obileye for TÓTÉ Collections
Tel: 0816 599 4201 / 0802 411 3305
Photography: Anna 'Genius' Fayemi
Accessories: SD Boutique (coming soon)
Sinamay: Patrick Ayanski (first picture)

OK, so now that this is my 9-5 job expect the hard sell, LOL! 
TÓTÉ handbags are currently only available by calling me (stockists wanted..) and as most of my bags are made in very limited quantities, I may have to specially make up your bag if you place an order.Which should take no longer than a week to 2 weeks, that said we hold stock of certain items so please feel free to ask
It's official TÓTÉ is ready to rock and roll...!!!

Hope you like....

***Where To Buy***
19 Olosa Street
Victoria Island
(Olos Street is opposite Eko Hotel)

The Social Place
96 Awolowo Road
(Megacare Building)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

SPICE TV HAUTE PARTY "A Stylishly Exclusive Party For A-List Fashionistas" 5th Aug 2011

It's that time of the year for the 'HAUTEST" fashion party courtesy of Spice TV as Lagos warms up for Spice Haute party; a quarterly exclusive gathering of professionals, fashion designers, fashion lovers , musicians.The 2011 instalment of Spice Haute Party promises fantastic networking opportunities with music and fashion industry buffs and  a night of all round fun with musical performances and fabulous fashion on the runway and will hold at The Four Points Hotel in Victoria Island on the 5th of August 2011. If you love music and fashion then you must be at the Spice Haute Party..
Spice TV is a fashion, beauty lifestyle channel (from the Consolidated Media stable) and content providers to Soundcity, Tellevista and Villagesquare.
It's next weekend peeps, So no excuses..
You have enough time to plan to look super "Haute"...(smiles..) See you there...!!!
PS: Event is strictly by Guest list.
For entry/further details, call: Faith Inegbe - 0706 6025 690, Adeola Ojedokun - 0806 0022 099

Its going to be real HAUTE!!!



It's the PSQUARE "Invasion' Album launch SOLD OUT  concert tonight at Eko Hotel and Suites, VI. Seriously Doughnuts is certainly going to be there to bring you front row scoops from the Red Carpet and everywhere our pass takes us..Whooo hooo! We are looking forward to a fabulous event..fingers crossed!!
But if you're chiling at home why not have yourself a stay home party??? Here are our favourite top 3 new/newish video releases that we really love to get you started...

Mo lowo Noni - Samclef featuring Wizkid, D'Prince, Ice Prince
This song is seriously banging!!! We love it!

Nogere - Chelle
We think Chelle looks super hot!!! Great song too

No be Sapele Water - Kefe
Look out for Joyce the chubby fabulous dance - This is a real party jam....

The videos are not in any particular order so please help us choose our artist and video of the week by telling us your favourite artist/video...

Have a great weekend peeps...


Friday, July 29, 2011

Yoanna 'Pepper' Okwesa set to launch RETROSPECTIVE Vintage and Accessories Boutique in the heart of Lagos

Fast rising Fashion Authority, Fashion Stylist and Fashion Editor of FAB Magazine, Yoanna 'pepper' Okwesa is set to launch what she describes as "The First Vintage Treasure Trove in the hear of Lagos" on the 31st of July 2011. According to 'Pepper',  "Retrospective aims to offer Lagosians a space to romance with retro and vintage on a cultural, historic an fashionable level. We are so excited to share our love for vintage and timeless dressing at affordable value-conscious prices"
From home and market trading in London's famous Portobello and Shoreditch markets, Retrospectve was introduced to Nigeria in the summer of 2010 through the monthly fashion market Le Petit Marche. Yoanna travels around the world scoring antique and flea markets for rare finds, bringing their large collection of Jewellery, Clothes and accessories. We are relaibly informed that waiting to be discovered at Retrosepctive Boutique amd treasures are silvers, Celtic trinkets, brooches, cameos, Art Deco pieces, gemstones, scarves and signed designer pieces....

Don't forget to RSVP...
If your love for fashion finds you longing for one-of-a-kind garments made between the victorian era and nineties. Then checkout Retrospective Boutique.. You'll need to RSVP to attend the event which will hold this sunday at 2pm at The Retrospective Boutique,  2 Aderibigne Street Surulere, Lagos.
Seriously Doughnuts will be checking out Retrospective too....looks like its going to be another fun weekend..*wink!wink!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Strokes of Genius As Upcoming Designers Hit The Runway at The Exquisite Fashion Party

As part of Exquisite Magazine's 'Partying Against Cancer' Fashion Party held last sunday there was a mini-exhibition/showcase of  upcoming designers which I found particularly interesting as its always such a joy to see the talent that abounds in Nigeria.  Some of the new names include Imol designs, Azam Couture, Ms Makor and Taiwo Adelaja, KAC by Kenny Adelaja and Oluchi Gems and Beads..
 Here are some of the designs that caught our eyes... Enjoy..

Monalisa Chinda look alike Oluchi of Oluchi Gems and Beads
Necklaces sets by Oluchi Gems and Beads Ms Makor Taiwo Adelaja in collaboration with KAC by Kenny Adelaja

Imol Designs backstage... Imol designs

Imol Designs...

Imol Designs..
Azam Couture
Azam Couture
Azam couture
Ebere - Designer behind Azam Couture

KAC by Kenny Adelaja
KAC by Kenny Adelaja

KAC by Kenny Adelaja
KAC by Kenny Adelaja
Kenny Adelaja of KAC with her models

KAC by Kenny Adelaja
KAC by Kenny Adelaja
KAC by Kenny Adelaja
KAC by Kenny Adelaja
KAC by Kenny Adelaja
KAC by Kenny Adelaja
KAC by Kenny Adelaja
KAC by Kenny Adelaja
KAC by Kenny Adelaja
KAC by Kenny Adelaja
KAC by Kehinde Adelaja

.....By Ms Makor

Ms Makor Designs

Ms Makor Designs

Ms Makor Designs

Ms Makor Designs

Ms Makor Designs

Ms Makor Designs

Ms Makor Designs

Ms Makor Designs
Ms Makor Designs

The Designer behind Ms Makor

By Rouch
By Rouch

By Rouch

Ronke Ladipo of Rouch
Nigeria is certainly buzzing with talent its exciting times for fashion but which designer's piece is your favourite?
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