|Biker Chic Meeee!!!|
I shot this 2 years ago for a 80's tribute shoot...back in London with my FASHION YOUTH INTACT
Fashion Youth and freedom to me represents a state of mind, where one dares to be different with bold free-spirited fashion statements. Personally, it was that space in time where I wore what I liked (notice the functional word 'I'), when I liked and to where liked (within reason of course)....My fashion was my voice...and I freely expressed my voice without fear on CENSORSHIP!!!
But lately, I've been making less and less bold choices, instead opting for a more 'blend into the crowd' type choices which people like to describe as 'classy', 'cool', 'chic' and the worst for me 'SIMPLE'..
SIMPLE??? Puleeeeaaaaze, life is too short meen, forget simple...add a dash of colour, make bold statements with quirky pieces, be playful and adventurous and best of all enjoy your look. Many may find you a bit eccentric but hey as long as you're having a ball...It's your party don't let anyone gatecrash on your fun!!!
Don't get me wrong I do love me a bit of 'classy', I mean I was drooling over one of Kim Kardashian's hot looks during New York Fashion Week but I'm sooooo bored with my 'Lagos look' I really miss being spontaneously fashionably daring!!!! It's as though I've been going around town like I would to my son's school PTA meeting!!! Arrrrrrghhh!
|Kim Kardashian - HOT! HOT! HOT!|
let's ginger things up naaaaaaw!
|We love how Ronke Ladipo of Rouch stands out with one of her designs|
the hairpiece is quite chic too! Looooove!!!
TIPS TO GAIN YOUR FASHION YOUTH BACK!!!!!
I used to say "I'll be 18 till I die" young at heart in fashion and in freedom and I intend to keep that promise to myself...I AM GETTING MY FAYOUF BACK!!!...If you've been feeling a bit fashionably old too, like a bad rash you've gotta treat it before it spreads so if like me you wan your FAYOU back here are my top tips to get you feeling fashionably fresh again!
1. First of all 'FAYOUF' is NOT about dressing up like a juvenile or inappropriately, it's about self expression, a fashion voice that's you in every way. However, be well guided as to the occasion so that whilst looking fashionably different, you don't look out of place wherever you go.
|Andre Blaize reps Lagos Fashion boys real cool. We absolutely love|
how he boldly wears brightened up his overall look with a RED
3.NEVER BE AFRAID to experiment with fashion. Break every self-imposed fashion rule but always bear in mind what you want your overall look to say and let it guide your fashion choices. For example, If you want to look funky to a corporate event, where you must wear a suit, go for something that flatters maybe fitted, funky collars or even a plain suit coupled with a pair of killer stilettos. Whatever you do let it show but DONT OVER DO IT!
4. A good tip on how NOT to over do your FAYOUF is to make sure your individual pieces don't compete with each other instead they should complement each other. Don't wear blingy shoes, carry blingy bag and a blingy scarf..!!! You'll end up looking like a Christmas tree. Pick one item and let it be the focal point and simply build everything else around it..
|Go for exciting accessories, like shoes, bags, hair pieces etc|
|We absolutely love how Ugoma Adegoke of Zebra Living plays with colour|
Now that's FASHION FREEDOM...Looooove!!!!
|We love how Ogonna Omeruo's (of House of Nwocha) 'Fashion youthfulness|
and freedom' is always on point....Loooove!
Have you got any tips to help take back our fashion freedom in an extremely fashion judgemental city like Lagos??? What's does fashion freedom mean to you? Do share ....
Have a fashionably fabulous day peeps!
Lots of love,
Just have fun and remember 'every perfect looked is planned' but best of all savour your FREEDOM!!!