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Day Creations Presents Lookbook For Debut Collection: ’13-Thirteen’ [Colour Me Handsome]

Hey Guys!!!

The first time i met the young designer Daniel Ayanate, early last  year, i would never have guessed that a collection like this was in the works but hey, 2014 was a good year for a lot of people.

Before our first meet,  i had seen a couple of photographs of some of his shirts and it is almost impossible to miss the play with colour (bright daring colours i must add) and prints.

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Day Creations (formerly known as Day Couture), as a fashion brand was first established in 2011 but had its first store opening in 2014 in Port Harcourt City, Rivers State, Nigeria.

He says about the brand and the inspiration behind this collection,

“We make pieces for the everyday person (male and female) who is not afraid to be styled apart, we undertake both English and native wears, ready to wear, bespoke and haute couture etc.”

“This collection being my debut was inspired out of my infallible love for prints, so most of the pieces had a touch of a print of all kinds that spoke to me . The name ’13-Thirteen’ was coined from my birth date which is 13th may, being my first day on the planet so I decided to name the debut collection after it,lol.”

View the rest of the collection below…

IMG_20141229_125828                                                                                               This is one of my favourite looks from the collection. It just screams comfort and if as a guy, you’re not one to dress up in bright yellow or green, i think this is safe enough.

 

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I have a thing for paisley print and i honestly think this will work if worn as separates.

 

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I love how he worked the horizontal and vertical lines on the collar, the cuff of both sleeves and on the shirt.

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IMG_20141229_131743                                                                                              I like how he switched up the regular striped fabric of the Jackets’ lapel for print but i think they are a little too big but hey, that’s just my take on that.

IMG_20141229_120942                                                                                              I Like this look, very simple. Maybe it’s the angle at which the models’ neck is inclined but i don’t get the collar; looks like a combo of a peter pan/bishops’ collar.

 

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Like this shirt and the pleat detailing on either side of the buttons that run down the middle of the shirt.

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Overall, i think the pieces are simple, basic and they do alright for a debut from a young designer.

Contact Details:
*Twitter – @Daniel_ayanate @daycreationsco
*Facebook.com/DayCreationsCo
*Instagram – @Daniel_ayanate @day_creations                                                                                      *Mail – Mrayanate@gmail.com
*daycreationsco@gmail.com
*+2347088405410 +2347036300728
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In the spirit of St. Valentines’ Day, i wish you love and peace all through the year.

XOXO,                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ib.

NEW FINDS: ECLOTHES.COM.NG

Hey Guys!!! Happy New Year! I know  i haven’t put up anything in a while (and no, i didn’t loose my blogging mojo 😉  ), school and a lot of other things had me for what was left of last year and all through to January this year. eclothes   eclothes  is a New online store based in Nigeria, officially launched in 2014. There is so much glee in my pretty little heart as i write this because i have watched and prayed and waited for the opening of a Nigerian e-clothing store with its main warehouse in Port Harcourt; even considered opening one of mine. Eclothes’ aim is to provide Nigerians an outlet for most/all of their fashion needs. The store promises to offer shoppers with items and pieces for both male and female alike, from popular international high street brands and also local designers from Nigeria and across Africa. Payment can be made online, by bank transfer and then for shoppers who would rather receive their items before they make payments, there is the option of Pay on Delivery so they can be fully satisfied with their merchandise before they make any final commitments. More details about Payment, shipping and delivery are on their site. A lot of things are still in the works and i hope that with time, they’ll have most of e-shopping figured out. Happy Shopping and do remember to check out the site the chance you get, i’m pretty sure you’ll see something that appeals to you and if you don’t, give it time, life is in stages. 😉

Visit Site: http://www.eclothes.com.ng

Have a blessed week ahead! XOXO, Ib.

OOTD: Kath X 1004

Hey beautiful people!

I’ve been having a wonderful day so far, my side of the world; I can onlŷ hope yours is going as beautiful as mine is.

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I realised I haven’t put up a personal style post in a while; I can’t say why but this Allen and Fifth Tee was giving me ‘LIFE’ and so I made the decision to put up this post at about midday.

I payed a visit to my family friend today at 1004 Estate and had her help out with photographs, she did a good job.

Here goes…

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My lovely Tee is from Giddimint [Wonderful Customer Service]

My jeans are asos

Shoes are from a store. Similar here and here

Hat is also asos

As the day gradually progresses, Make a conscious effort to be a better version of who or what you were when the sun rose this morning. Thou shalt do this daily, hehe. 😀

Don’t forget to stay hydrated, keep your hands clean and get at least 5 hours of sleep every night(if you’re sooooo busy) and if you’re not, try and get in at least 7 hours.

Stay awesome,
Ib.

African Fashion And Design Week: Honour the masters and celebrate the new.

Lights! Camera!! fashion!!!

The African Fashion and Design Week is back this year to honour the masters and to celebrate the new at the Aztec Arcum, in the city of Port Harcourt.

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The 3 days event aims to promote African fashion globally and discover new talents in fashion and design, the African Icon of Hope Awards and acts by top musicians. Take a day off your ‘busy’ weekend schedule or the 3 days if you wish, to attend and enjoy great fashion, meet celebs, media personnels, fashion bloggers.

Date: Friday 14th – Sunday 16th November 2014
Time: 6PM Daily
Venue: The Aztech Arcum Stadium Road Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

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For more information, please visit the African Fashion & Design Week website: http://www.afdwng.com | Find them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/afdwng | Call 08055479343, Oh, and if you are in the UNIPORT/CHOBA/ALUU/ALAKAHIA/MGBOBA axis, please call Badè (08082883361) for your tickets.

Look forward to seeing you there!

XOXO,
Ib.

2014 NOBEL PEACE PRICE RECIPIENTS: MALALA YOUSAFZAI AND KAILASH SATYARTHI, NIGERIA EARNS A PERMANENT SEAT ON THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL AND MAKI OHs’ SPRING 2015 READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi are the recipients of this years’ Nobel Peace Prize.

Malala, a 17 years old Pakistani female education activist is the youngest recipient ever of this prize; she won along with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist.

They were named winner of the £690,000 (8m kronor or $1.11m) prize by the chairman of the Nobel committee – Norway’s former prime minister Thorbjoern Jagland.

Speaking after finishing the school day at Edgbaston High School for Girls, in Birmingham, Malala said: “My message to children all around the world is that they should stand up for their rights.”

She added: “I felt more powerful and more courageous because this award is not just a piece of metal or a medal you wear or an award you keep in your room.

“This is encouragement for me to go forward.”

She won for what the Nobel committee called her “heroic struggle” for girls’ right to an education. She is the youngest ever winner of the prize.

I guess this shows that in our own little way(s), we can cause positive change around us; we don’t have to wait till we get that dream Job or whatever ‘big thing’ it is that we are waiting for.

 

 

NIGERIA EARNS A PERMANENT SEAT ON THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL

The UN Security Council in addition to other functions and powers is primarily responsible under its charter for the maintenance of international peace and security.
It presently has 15 members out of which 5 (United States, China, France, The RussianFederation and United Kingdom) are permanent members.

Although each member of the UN Security Council has one vote, decisions on procedural matters are made by an affirmative vote of at least 9 of the 15 members but decisions on substantive and important matters require 9 votes including the concurring votes of all 5 permanent members. This is the rule of great power unanimity called the ‘’ Veto Power ‘’.

Under the UN Charter all UN members agree to accept and are under obligation to carry out the decision of the Security Council whether they like it or not.

The UN Security Council has maintained the same 5 permanent members since its inception in 1946, this arrangement may be right for the first 50 years of its existence but it is no longer tenable in today’s world. Some countries haven’t even earned permanent seats despite their socioeconomic strength.

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African countries demanded two permanent seats for Africa and a number of countries put themselves forward but Nigeria is by the most qualified representative of Africa. 😉

At the latest election in October 2013, Nigeria received the unanimous endorsement of the African Union, and it was elected by the United Nations General Assembly with 186 out of a total of 193 votes.

Nigeria remains by its very essence, an African regional power of impressive economic, political and diplomatic credentials.  It has the second largest economy in Africa with a GDP of 270 billion dollars.  This is surpassed by only South Africa, but there is every indication that Nigeria will soon overtake South Africa within the next few years.  Nigeria is the 7th largest country in the world by population, but is projected by the United Nations to become the third largest country by the turn of the century.

 I really do hope Nigeria takes itself seriously by addressing its domestic economic and political shortcomings, and tries to live up to it’s potential and surpass expectations or none, that other countries in the world have of it. I believe only then, will we receive the kind of recognition we deserve in the larger community.

 

 

MAKI OHs’ SPRING 2015 READY-TO-WEAR

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Sources:                                                                                                                                   http://www.vanguardngr.com
http://www.nytimes.com
http://www.style.com
http://www.bellanaija.com

 

As usual, kindly share your thoughts below.

Peace and Love, Ib.