‘Blood and Bones’ -Nigerian Design Label iamISIGO presents its Spring/Summer 2014 Collection LookBook

Hi Everyone!                                                                                                            With the commencement of the various Fashion weeks (New York, London, Milan and Paris…) around the world and some African Designers like David Tlale representing the continent, some of ours still stay inspired to bring us new and refreshing collections that may not necessarily go with the release of seasonal collections i.e. Fall, Winter by other Designers around the world.

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The iamISIGO blood and bones ss14 collection was inspired by the concept of exploring and celebrating the human body through a unique combination of colours, style and self examination. The label’s creative director Bubu Ogisi completed a line inspired by the inner workings of the human body.

“A collection created while I was pregnant, my body went through so many changes. My “blood” and my “bones” were creating another being, my son. My body inspired me to create a collection that reflects my innermost workings.”  – Bubu Ogisi

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Artistic director and fashion consultant, Bubu Ogisi, established iamISIGO in 2009. Bubu Ogisi has a BSc in Computer Science and an MA in Fashion Business from ESMOD (l’EcoleSupérieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode), Paris.

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Lookbook Credits

Photography: Lakin Ogunbanwo

Makeup: Jide Adedeji

Styling: Bubu Ogisi for BOFC

Model: Ndidi Odogwu

For more information, please contact iamISIGO:
Email: bubuiamisigo@gmail.com
Twitter: @iamISIGO
Phone Numbers: +2348034087789 +233246553835 +33689344447

Stockist Details:

-The Chine Machine: 100 Rue des Martyrs, Paris

-L’espace: 19a Olosa street off Karimu Kotun, Victoria Island, Lagos.

-Grey Velvet: Ikeja Mall, Lagos

-Grey Velvet: Centro Lekki Mall Lekki phase 1, Lagos.

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ASOS Delivers To Nigeria

Hey Beautiful People!

This is coming later than ‘usual’ but, Happy New Year!!! :-D

I’m sorry i’ve been away for a while (and NO, i didn’t loose my blogging/writing mojo rolleyes :roll: ), i had professional exams and i didn’t want any distractions. The sacrifice was worth it, God crowned my hard work with success and i am now in my fourth year in Med school.

And more importantly, i’m back!!! ;-) Oh, how i’ve missed writing for y’all.

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I’ve received a number of mails concerning how i place my order(s) on ASOS  so I’ll just run through it in this post. There’s no need to fret, it’s pretty easy.

Shopping                                                                                                        Shopping on asos, whether it’s their mobile site or the full web site, is simple. There’s easy navigation and a variety of brands and designers to pick from. You can filter and streamline your search to a range that suits you, checking off color, size, length, etc. You will also need an internationally accepted Master or VISA card; i have used UBA and GTBank Matser Cards and they’ve worked just fine. At checkout, you’ll need to enter the name on the card, the card number, the card expiry date and the card cvv code which is the last three numbers found on the back of card.
Delivery                                                                                                                ASOS delivers to Nigeria and they currently offer two types of delivery options; the standard delivery which is absolutely free and takes up to about 9 working days (if you live in Lagos) or 10-12 working days (if you live in Port Harcourt) and then there is the express delivery which costs about £20 and takes up to 4 working days (for Lagos Residents) and 5 working days (for Port Harcourt Residents).

- The first time i placed an order below £100, it took me about a Month+ to find it, i had to pick it up my self from NIPOST and they explained that the reason it wasn’t delivered directly to my house was because there was no phone number for communication. Anyways, after that one time, it never happened again. They always deliver to my house (oh, i had to write down my phone no so they call before delivering the package), except when i decide to pick it up myself. Basically, orders below £100 do not get a tracking number so do well to locate a branch of NIPOST with your zip code as one of their areas of jurisdiction before placing any such orders.

- I’ve not yet tried their express delivery but i have placed orders above £100 and they deliver via a different postal agency, SKYNET. You get a tracking number too and you get to pay ‘small change’ for customs, on delivery (depending on the size of your package). I haven’t paid anything higher than N2000 for customs though.

I think there’s an exception to this ‘£100 delivery thingy’. There was this one time i got a few pairs of shoes and some other things and it was about £77 in total but SKYNET delivered it to me in about 4/5 days. I was surprised but also super elated with the prompt delivery. (who knows, ASOS might have noticed this ‘faithful customer from Nigeria’ and decided to be nice OR there is an exception to their rule)

Here are some items i’ve gotten from the store

crepe   newlook flat      anchor braceletvintage drop earrings*rimmer londonSeedbead tube asos mini satchel

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Not everything appears the way it does on the site, although i’ve loved everything i’ve gotten from them and not had any cause to return anything.                                         Also, it’s not just female items they have; there’s a male division of the store.
I hope this was helpful, kindly share your asos experience in the comments section below and let us know if you’ll be shopping from asos soon.

Have a lovely week!

XOXO, Ibimina.

GTB LAGOS FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK 2013:My Favourite Looks

Hey Beautiful people!
If you’re an avid follower of anything and everything Fashion in Nigeria, then you’d be ‘all kinds of excited’ right now (like I am), despite the fact that I’m unable to attend. And if you’re not, don’t stress your tresses, I’m here for you every step of the way. ;-)

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The 2013 Lagos Fashion and Design Week, with Guaranty Trust Bank as a major sponsor, kicked off on the 23rd of this month and ran up until the 26th.  Here are my favorite looks from the event:

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Christie Brown

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Ella & Gabby

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Valerie David

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Alter Ego

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Wana Sambo

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Sunny Rose

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House Of Marie

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Beatrice Black atari

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Tsemaye Binitie

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Orente Ayaoba

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Jewel By Lisa (My fave Nigerian designer) :-D

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Orange Culture

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Maki Oh

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And finally, Mai Atafo. This post cannot be complete without a look (i love his work so much, i decided to put two of my favorite looks) from his collection. ;-)

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In the nearest future, i too will be present, not just present, also participating at Lagos Fashion and Design Week.

Have a blessed week ahead!

XOXO, Ibimina.

OOTD: Birthday Special!!!

Hey Darlns!

It’s been 4 long days and i have missed writing for you all!

Two days ago, on Tuesday, the 15th of October, i turned 19! (yes i’m ‘that’ young :roll: )

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I spent the day with 3 beautiful friends of mine :-D. First stop, Piazza; where we had a few glasses of Chapman and Pizza. Later on, we went to see a movie (Baggage Claim) at Genesis Deluxe Cinema. And then i had to scurry home cause my papi gave me a curfew :-(, at age NINETEEN! Oh well, life’s in stages… This too shall pass ;-)

Anyways, here are photographs from the big day!

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Hehe, team flat ass!

DSC02787(2) Bless my dear friend Chima, the creative director of Wu-man for this beautiful skirt! ;-) :-D

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My new favorite accessories are Brogues and Satchels, they are so versatile and you can pair them with almost anything!

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My Girrrlssss!

IMG_6468(2)  Orabelema, Edith and I.

Bless all your pretty lil hearts for all the wonderful and lovely birthday wishes. There were so many calls and texts and tweets and facebook messages from loved ones and friends; i appreciate y’all for making my day!

Outfit Details; - Ferrari White shirt, similar here,  here,  here or here
- Bag, similar here
- Brogues, similar here, here or here

-Skirt, send me a mail if interested, iblegg@yahoo.com ;-)

The weekend is upon us again! Have a fun-filled weekend! Much love, XOXO.