Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Once in a while you get to meet really special people, people that you can trust, that you can build not only friendships but business ideas with, people you can introduce to your family, that can become your family, Akinlolu Osibanjo( officially called 21 ) happens to be that person, we’ve shared loads and loads of interesting experiences (skye, blogs, girls lol, we’ve shared a lot) and that’s why out of my time spent immersed in vanity, I can afford to use the post to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY AKINLOLU (N.R.B , the photographer, the artist) and not only thank God for his life but also for his very subtle style, and that’s why this post is called;
BIRTHDAY BOYS STYLE
“Simple, gentlemanly, conservatively fashion forward, STYLISH” is what I think about when I raid through akins wardrobe, he might not take risks like some fashion boys we know but he definitely understands the value of tailoring, fit and colors and that’s what style kinda is.
• The Gentleman
• The Simple
• The Cool
• The Photographer
• The Conservatively fashion forward
I hope you enjoyed consuming a piece of leo's style and on my behalf please scream Happy birthday o F.S.L's Leo!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
- Do Not Buy Items with supposed “famous designer brands” engrafted on them, because if properly scrutinized, discoveries of misspellings and even misconstrued designer logos will definitely expose your efforts. Plus honestly they are just plain razz ladies and gentlemen.
- Don’t waste your time on the outer aspect especially if your plan is to find a serious gemstone. It is usually hidden in the rough so you gotta search deep within. In other words find your way into the deeper corners of the market; there you shall discover the worthwhile items.
- Do not go overdressed to the market; if possible look your worst, so as to avoid attracting an overflow of comments and an interestingly ridiculous boost in the prices of items. And please don’t be scandalously clad, it’s not a club or a party. So a pair of jeans and a shirt for both guys and girls should work.
- Get your native language ready or at least pidgin and if you can’t speak any of the two then carry a friend that can do the likes, cause, pricing with an accent definitely doesn’t help when bargaining with the marketers...
• Do not wear white because hands shall grab and pull just to try getting your attention.
- Buy jeans, for some reason markets have really great pairs of jeans and at really good rates
- Check fabric before you buy because as much as there is quality, there is most definitely the opposite, so make sure you’re assured that it is of good quality before purchase.
- When buying make up and body cream and the likes, make sure you have enough knowledge about what you’re buying so you do not buy the fake version of it, so test it or at least carry a copy of the original with you so you can make comparism.
- Don’t try new things especially when it comes to skin products please, especially cause of the rampant array of eventually destructive products as almost everything and anything is sold in the market.
- Do not wear heels, or slippers to the market, if possible wear trainers, because people are going to step on you and push you and what not.
• Do not go around wearing expensive jewelry especially on a busy market day for reasons known; I shan’t be stating the obvious lol.
• Please o keep your money somewhere safe, i'm not saying in your bra or pant but please wedge it properly in a wallet or in your pocket, so as not to lose it when walking, and ladies if possible avoid carrying handbags.
- If you’re buying fabric, make sure you test the colour intensity by dipping it in water and dabbing it against something white to see if it runs. If it does, look elsewhere.
There’s so much more to note when venturing into the market, but start with these and your market experience would be a lot easier and even maybe enjoyable(I make no promises lol) .
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Now, I am not a big fan of the increasing ‘gender blender’ going on in present fashion, with menswear borrowing more from womenswear than ever before. Pushed-up blazer sleeves, deeply plunging v-neck and scoop neck t-shirts, leggings, and, horror of horrors, those skirts that were featured in H&M’s spring 2010 menswear collection.
However, in the midst of this almost explicit snatch and grab, is one that recently originated from womenswear designers(this season), and has now made the jump to men’s fashion.