Tuesday 29 August 2017

Nottinghill Carnival!!!


Bralet - Topshop
Joni Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - Primark
Bumbag - Primark
Sunglasses - Ebay

Good morning all! I am currently writing this from my bed with a thumping headache and sipping some hot lemon and honey tea in the hope of recovering from yesterday's carnival antics, I danced, dropped a wine and sang at the top of my lungs - totally worth it.

I've actually been partying since Saturday evening, my girls invited me out for a girls night and we ended up at some basement Bashment dance on Shoreditch high street which was surprisingly very good, and at around 3:30am me and my Mr went to a friend's to watch the greatly anticipated Mayweather Vs Mcgregor fight.

Actually getting to the Carnival was a myth! We were literally packed into the tube like sardines, and some poor man was literally under my armpit for the whole journey loool. Once we got there the atmosphere was great! It was a hot 26 degrees with the familiar smell of jerk chicken greeting my nose and floats with their booming sound systems were proudly adorned with Caribbean flags.

 Of course me and my homie Stephen went straight to the bashment float and proceeded to bruck it down and drop a wine to Lady Saw, Konshens, Beenie man, and the all time carnival favourite tune 'Palance' woooooiii dah song deh mad!.

I once saw a meme that said 'If you lose your friends at Carnival, only the grace of God can bring you back together' lol and its so true, BUT despite there being so many people there my goodas friend Zara aka my twin found me! I was so happy to see her we've been friends since we were 11 years old.

I honestly have no idea how far we walked yesterday although I'm guessing it was about 3 miles, but when you are having a good time you really don't mind how far you walk. We went right to the end of the procession.

I've come to the conclusion that I want to wear a costume next year. This is my 4th time at Nottinghill Carnival and I absolutely love it, this year it was good vibes all round, next year I will be turning up yet again and shelling it down wooooiii *does nuh linga* :) xx


Monday 21 August 2017

The Nigerian Wedding Outfit!


Dress - Designed by me
Shoes - Zara (old)
Bag - Primark

Hi my lovelies! On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a traditional Nigerian wedding with my Mr. I was so excited! My heritage is Jamaican and our celebrations for weddings are big, but I've always wished that we had traditional attire, so when my Mr (who is Nigerian) said we were going to a traditional Nigerian wedding I couldn't wait, and best believe I looked like royalty for the whole day Yaaaasss!

The dress fabric was actually provided by the groom, so I had the freedom of designing my own dress and sourcing the lining for it, which I picked up from a fabric store in Shepherds Bush. For a dress with this much volume in the skirt I'd advise to pick up 4M of fabric and 4M of lining.

After picking up my fabric, my Mr took me to a fabulous Nigerian tailor in Peckham by the name of 'Lady J' who made the dress for me (as I didn't have time to make it myself) and OMG she did an amazing job and the dress fit like a glove after just one fitting.

The morning of the wedding I went to have my gele wrapped onto my head, and my goodness watching the lady fold and layer it was truly a work of art, BUT she wrapped it so tightly onto my head I had a headache loool. The main thing is I looked fierce, and the colour contrasted beautifully with the dress, and complimented my makeup.

These traditional coral beads made a real statement and brought the dress to life.

The Wedding itself was just great! I loved all of the traditions that had to be done before the ceremony took place, like the bride and grooms family meeting each other, the grooms family giving the brides family gifts, the dancing as the bride came in, it truly was an amazing day.

To ensure that a dress like this is carried off well, it's important to wear a high shoe with a platform. The heel helps to lift the dress off the floor and give you more height, and the platform will help you balance and last longer in your shoes for the day. 

The Wedding Hall


Sunday 13 August 2017

RED Lips & Yellow shoes


Off the shoulder top - Zara
Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - Zara
Bag - H&M
Lipstick - Mac (Ruby Woo)

Hi all!

I'm starting off the week with a great day. My family had a gathering in celebration of my uncle's birthday, and I couldn't have been happier to be spending time with all of them. Family is so important to me and having these gatherings & catch ups over some good ole Caribbean cuisine is my kinda Sunday. 

I wanted to look stylish for the occasion and not to over dressed, so decided to keep it smart casual by wearing this off the shoulder red cheque top from Zara. I particularly love these red tassels on the arms that make it look more expensive and dramatic, and it could easily be paired with a red leather pencil skirt for a dressed up date look.

My jeans are what I call a 'wardrobe staple', they go with everything, they are comfortable, can be dressed up or down, and the stretch in them make them suitable for having 3 plates of food like I did at the Caribbean restaurant me and my family went to today loool (I told you I'm craven).

My Zara shoes are super comfortable and provide a great contrast against the cheque top, and colour pop against my skin tone. 

Last but not least I am serving you guys Solange Knowles realness and fabulosity today with my freshly blow dryed fro, and a fierce red lip. 

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