Last week, I had the pleasure to attend the GlamAfrica Ball at the Pall Mall Clubhouse situated in the heart of Mayfair.
Glam Africa is a magazine I have been working with and styling since the beginning of their journey. It has grown and is found on various media platforms which operate in four countries (Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and the UK)
Created by Chioma Onwutalobi, CEO of Glam Africa magazine who wanted a platform to put Africa on the map and tell its story to the world through Glam Africa.
(See Chioma below in black and sequins dress).
Her story inspired her to support Aleto Foundation in empowering other young ones from the disadvantaged backgrounds as they move on in their career by matching them with successful mentors and through their training programs.
It was great to catch up with so many colleagues and friends.From Ezininne from CEO dancers to the artist JonBaptxte.
For the night, I wore a tulle skirt plus a white shirt, then added the fitted sequins jacket for the glam effect and red pumps for a dash of colours.Also, I won the best hair of the night with Ezinne, I guess the grey hair had a winning glam Effect.
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The last few weeks have been some of the busiest. With a big editorial photo shoot to prepare, energy.I had a lot of runnings and needed energy.
After receiving the mood board, I started liaising back and forth with the showrooms I was going to work with.And as soon as everything was confirmed, I fixed the dates for the pickings. On the day, this is the outfit I wore as the day was going to be long. Therefore comfortability was imperative.
This patched denim shirt and pleated skirt was the good match for modern meets vintage and added the converse as an essential for the run.On the day, I also vlogged so watch out for a video coming soon on my youtube channel.xx
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If flower-print wearers never seem to stop turning the heat for Spring and Summer, I don’t think there’s going to be any less of an obsession when it comes to these stripy lines, which are one of this year big trend.With almost every major designer during New York fashion week choosing this as their pattern du jour.
Designers were also set on styling these from head to toe too. As seen on Rosie Assouline, Banana Republic, Atuzarra, Red Valentino…Shows.
I personally do like this full-steam-ahead attitude.So I paired the flattering gingham bodysuit top with the woven, high waisted stripy trouser and tied the striped knitted jumper around the neck to create a relax and cool girl style. This look is perfect for sunny days on weekends, holidays by the beach or just that girl who effortlessly exudes style and confidence.
Top; Vera Moda/Try this cold shoulder from Urban outfitter or this bodysuit from prettyLittlethings
Trousers; Zara /Try these LK.Bennett
Shoes; Here Common Project
Jumper: Gap /Try this one from House of Fraser
Few week ago, I styled and directed an editorial photo shoot for A.Philips 1.618. Which after seeing his designs, street chic utilitarianism instantly came to mind.Unlike my usual approach, I wanted to keep the styling as simple as possible and let the designs with their oversize cargo pockets, boxy and slouchy shapes shine.Right now, it is also very much the appreciation of the reinvention of everyone’s most essential staple…The coat. The hairstyles were urban inspired and the accessories were from the 2017 trend ‘over-the -top ear candy’.
DIRECTING & STYLING // CECILE ESSONO
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR // FREDERIC JEAN-BAPTISTE
HAIRSTYLING // KASIA KOWALCZYK
MODEL1// VERA YEBOAH
MODEL2 // HYO
PHOTOGRAPHER1// AMIE CASWELL
PHOTOGRAPHER2// ANGELO MARAGNO