5 FASHION JOBS YOU CAN DO ON FREELANCE BASIS

I have always loved Fashion and will always do. I am the kind of girl who cares about what I throw on my back because I love me enough to dress well for me, we only live once and life is too short to dress shabbily. However, as much as I love fashion, I have never thought of being a Fashion Designer. I don’t know if this would change, but for now, it is what it is. Even though I have never thought of being a Fashion Designer, I have enjoyed working within the Fashion Industry doing different things and today, I want to share some Fashion jobs you can do to get paid with you.  All of the ones mentioned below can be done on Freelance basis.

 

10 CHIC OUTFITS I WORE THIS SUMMER + THANK YOU NOTES

 
Summer is an interesting season because you get to explore all kinds of style pieces. A lot of us show off our hot bikini bodies and for people like myself who don’t flaunt “the bod” like that, I try out revealing enough pieces that I love and ones that suit my personal style, lifestyle and person. As we wrap up Summer, today, I want to share with you 10 chic outfits I wore in Summer 2018 and some thank you notes + money talk…..let’s do this………

 

HOW TO TRANSITION TO AUTUMN WITH SUMMER WARDROBE

 

I still have some amazing Summer pieces I would love to share with you with some incredible styling TIPS as always but I wanted to start preparing for the new season as the weather continues to change. A friend sent me a message this morning saying it is raining and cold in London. Are you in London, please share your thoughts about the London weather now in the comments below.  For now, let’s talk about this look and some styling TIPS, shall we?

 

How to Take Measurements & Determine Your Body Type

One of the attendees of my previous Masterclasses told me one of the reasons she couldn’t wear nice clothes is because she doesn’t understand or know her body. I told her she recognises the problem already and then we took up the challenge from there and together we were able to solve all her problems.

For any women to dress well, she has to understand the body she is in. She has to understand her silhouette, body type and proportions and then go ahead to start buying clothes that works.

 

2 WAYS TO STYLE A COLOUR-BLOCK TUNIC

 

Jeans is a down time wear for most people but for me, tunics and dresses are my go to down time wear. They are easy to throw on and go. You can run errands with them, go shopping with them, wear them on a very warm Summer day, wear them on a summer night with heels and if you have mastered the art of maximising, you can wear them in the Winter with tall boots and turtle neck layered with a coat.

 

HOW TO STYLE THE CUT-OUT BLOUSE

 

When it comes to my personal style, I am not a cleavage revealing kind of girl. However, I love to show off my beautiful brown shoulders and my neckline. And because I also love me some cut out blouses, I decided to share another one in look book with you today.

More so, I recently featured a cut out blouse in one of the styling I did recently and a few people “raised eyebrows”. Some said, they couldn’t wear it because it was too open (revealing) for them. So, in today’s post, I will be sharing how to wear the cut out blouse with you….

 

Christian Louboutin Pigalle & Cornielle Review

If you don’t know before now, I love shoes. Now you know 🙂 I am a shoe lover. I have always been. I know my mum would always say to my Sister and I that we are tall already, so we don’t need high heels. I do not only love shoes, I love high heels…..

And what is not to love about shoes – high heels especially. They make you stand tall, walk elegantly and complete your look, even without a purse / bag. The magic in wearing high heels is to ENSURE you choose a heel height that is comfortable for you and ensure they fit well. Today, I will be reviewing the Christian Louboutin Pigalle and Cornielle. This is a requested blog.

 

How to Wear Black in the Summer

 

Black is not a colour many wear during the warmer months or Summer. Let’s face it, after wearing so much black during the Winter to keep warm, many of us tend to gravitate towards colours – bright, bold and beautiful in the Summer. However, there are exceptions to wearing black in the Summer. With a very well detailed blouse like this, bring on black for Summer….

 

Paper Bag Pants ::: The Perfect Summer Work Wear

 

When I went to Lagos, I was very strategic in the types of pieces I brought with me. I wanted pieces that I could wear stylishly and are practical for the heat as it is always very hot in Nigeria….

This pants / trouser was one of the pieces I brought with me and I wore it twice during my stay. One time to a meeting on a project we were working on with open toe sandals and the other time, to run errands. Today, I am styling this pants for work….

 

HOW TO LOOK TALLER + THE DOPEST DRESS EVER

 

 

One of the style philosophies I live by is, “it is not how much you pay for an item BUT how well you wear the item”. Today’s look befits that philosophy…..

This dress is the “best thing since slice bread”….. I love the dress and I have worn it 3 times already since it was delivered to my door. Let’s check it out + some styling TIPS.

 

 

2 WAYS TO STYLE A MIDI DRESS + IT’S MADE TO MEASURE

 

The last time I did a wedding guest look book was the one I shared HERE. When I got this fabric, the first thing that came to mind for me was to create another look for a wedding guest. The fabric was originally for my girlfriend’s wedding. Even though I couldn’t attend, my portion of the fabric was kept for me – this is kind of tradition whereby all the bride’s friends wear some sort of “uniform” called aso-ebi traditionally. When I received my fabric, I gave my tailor specifications of what I wanted and here we are.

 

WHAT IS MONOCHROME & 7 WAYS TO WEAR MONOCHROME

I know there is this notion that a monochromatic look is only black and white. In fact, I can promise you that if you key in monochrome into Google, a lot of images that is black and white will be fed to you. While monochrome can be said to be a minimal look featuring black and white, it can also mean a single colour palette, hence the word “mono” which means SINGLE or a look with limited colours and hues.

 

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A Taste of Africa With Made to Measure African Designs

For the sake of lovers of African fabrics and styles, today, I bring you some African fabrics and designs I made when I Visited Lagos, Nigeria. This is a try on haul where I shared the fancy modern designs you could create by using fabrics like Ankara and Lace. In Nigeria or in Africa in general, the concept is called “cut and sow”, whereby you buy the fabrics and hand them over to a Designer or Tailor or Dress Maker to make for you. It is known around the world as “made-to measure”. When you hand over your fabrics to the Tailor to make for you, you can either choose your style from a magazine or catalogue or you sketch or create them by yourself. In my own case, I always choose the later and work closely with my Tailor.

 

It is amazing how things change and how the world can embrace the “impossible”. Once upon a time, the fashion movers and shakers consider fabrics like Ankara too loud, too bold, too colourful and too in your face. But now, the too loud, too bold, too colourful and too in your face African fabrics is / are now “taking over” the fashion scene with people like the Editor in Chief of Vogue – Anna Wintour, Rihanna and Beyonce to mention a few have been spotted wearing Ankara….

 

MUSTARD – AN ALTERNATIVE TO YELLOW & 5 WAYS TO STYLE MUSTARD

 

Mustard is not quiet yellow, it is however a shade of yellow that is dull or dark. It resembles culinary mustard. So, mustard is the colour of the sauce you get on your favourite street or kiosk hot dog.

Mustard is the perfect alternative to yellow for people who don’t like to wear yellow because it is too bright. Because mustard is a darker shade of yellow, it suits all skin tone. In fact, I can say that you do not need to wear tan before you wear mustard.

 

CASUAL OUTFIT OF THE DAY + THE LUXURY DESIGNS I BOUGHT IN NIGERIA

You are all in for a triple treat today because I have the outfit of the day, styling tips + the luxury fashion brands I bought from Nigeria. On this blog, you would learn, how cropped denim can make you look curvier than you really are and how to prevent that. Also, when I went away, I checked out some departmental stores in Nigeria and today, I will be sharing the few things I got with you……

 

MY VISIT TO THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, ABUJA + Some Motivation for You

 

Before I tell you anything about today’s topic, I would like to encourage you that for you to create the life you want, you can not afford to be scared or afraid. Anyone who wants to create the life they want must be bold and go for what they want irrespective of what anyone says or thinks or the not so favourable circumstance you may have around you. To create the life you want, you must be bold, confident, prayerful BUT courteous and carry yourself with grace and poise putting your best foot forward.

I didn’t share on any of my social media that I was going to “Africa” – Nigeria. However, I shared with the ladies in our private Facebook group that I was going and invited them to come and meet with me if they had the time. A few turned up and I shared that image on my personal Facebook page and to my greatest surprise, many people wanted to “meet with me”, “host me” and “take me to launch”…..