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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.



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.



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



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




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.





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





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
*Instagram – @Daniel_ayanate @day_creations                                                                                      *Mail – Mrayanate@gmail.com
*+2347088405410 +2347036300728
STOCKISTS:                                                                                                                        – www.eclothes.com.ng
In the spirit of St. Valentines’ Day, i wish you love and peace all through the year.

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.


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…





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,

For The Love Of The Arts I

Hey Lovely People!

I trust you had a great weekend, i did! 😀

As you know, i love to read and i’m a lover of the Arts, not just the literary aspect of it.


Irony of the Negro Policeman - Jean-Michel Basquiat

The Painting above is by J-M. Basquiat, some of you might’ve heard of him and his works. This one is called ‘The Irony Of The Negro Policeman’.

Now, on to what i intended to share with you today; an excerpt from one of William Shakespeares’ works (one of my all time favorite quotes), JULIUS CAESAR.
Ok then, here goes:


“There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.”

I do not know what you can understand from this but here’s what i have for you as you begin a new week: Don’t sit around all the time waiting for ‘fate’ to hand you what you deserve or think you deserve. Recognize the times when fate indirectly urges you to employ ‘free will’ to boldly take these opportunities when they present themselves and take what you deserve. Sitting around doing absolutely nothing doesn’t get you any closer to that goal or dream of yours.

I hope this was as helpful to you as it was to me the first time i read it.

“Enter action with boldness, guys!”

Have  a fantastic week ahead,

Peace and Love, Ib.






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Ebola Watch-Nigeria [as at 7th September, 2014], Paypal-FirstBank Nigeria Partnership; Native and Vogue 2014.

Hello Everybody!

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School and all that it comes with, is the reason for my hiatus, basically. I’m sorry I’ve not been able to find a schedule to work around ‘school’ as it is for now, but I’m back.

Ebola Watch Nigeria [as at 7th September, 2014]                                                                               I’m sure the word ‘Ebola’ is uttered at least twice daily by anyone who has come to hear and know what Ebola is; whether the person is speaking frankly, still cussing out the Late Mr Patrick Sawyer for his rather infamous role in the Genesis of the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria or whether it’s being used as a joke.

I’m not going to bore you with the medical details of the virus, I’m only going to remind you of what you already know and add a few things to what you think you know.

Ebola in Nigeria's main agenda

What is Ebola? Ebola virus disease, (formerly known as  Ebola hemorrhagic fever) is a deadly disease caused by any of the five strains of the Ebola virus.

How is Ebola Transmitted? It is spread by direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with an acutely sick person’s blood or body fluids like, urine, saliva, feces, vomit, and semen(probably tears too). It is also spread by direct contact with formites that have been contaminated with the infected body fluids or infected animals.

What are the symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease?These include a sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. Vomitting, diarrhoea, rash, internal and external hemorrhage, in some cases follows the first set of symptoms.

Who is at risk? Travelers could be infected if they come into contact with blood or body fluids from someone who is acutely sick or has died from Ebola virus disease. People also can become sick with Ebola if they come into contact with infected wildlife or raw or undercooked meat (bushmeat) from an infected animal. Health care workers and the family and friends in close contact with Ebola patients are at risk of getting sick because they may come in contact with infected blood or body fluids.

What can travelers do to prevent Ebola?

There is no vaccine or specific treatment for Ebola, and a good number of the people who get the disease die so It is important to take steps to prevent Ebola.

If you are traveling to Nigeria, please make sure to do the following:

  • Practice careful hygiene; wash your hands. Avoid contact with blood and body fluids of people who are sick with Ebola.
  • The use of hand sanitizers that contain at least, 60% alcohol has also been advised.
  • Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids.
  • Avoid funeral or burial rituals that require handling the body of someone who has died from Ebola.
  • Avoid contact with wild animals and with raw or undercooked meat (bushmeat).
  • Avoid hospitals where Ebola patients are being treated.
  • Seek medical care immediately if you develop fever (greater than 101.5°F or 38.6°C) and additional symptoms such as severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or unexplained bleeding or bruising.
    • Limit your contact with other people when you travel to the doctor; avoid public transportation. Do not travel anywhere except to the doctor’s office or hospital.
    • Don’t travel. Lol. (-___-)


NOTE:The incubation period, that is, the time interval from infection with the virus to onset of these symptoms, is about 2 to 21 days.

WHO officials have been deployed to affected countries in West Africa to assist the Government control and curb this deadly disease outbreak.

NIGERIA’S federal government has also issued a directive ordering all public and private schools in the country to reopen on September 22 after indications that its measures taken to control the Ebola virus disease (EVD) are working.



Paypal-FirstBank Nigeria Partnership

PayPal is a secure global payment service that enables you to make payments on the Internet, accept payments, and send or receive money without revealing your financial information. PayPal users can send and receive money, and make payments for goods and services with merchants who accept PayPal as a means of payment.


This partnership is about 3 months old; it makes me happy that they believe in the potential of the Nigerian market. It’s not something they (papypal) do in every market in which they operate so this shows their level of commitment,  trust and seriousness where Nigeria is concerned.

If you’re already a FirstBank customer, opening a paypal account using the FirstOnline platform is easier and if you are an intending customer or you’re not clear about how to go about it all, please speak with your adviser, like i did.

Online transactions, especially shopping, is going to be like a walk in the park from now on.


Native and Vogue Fashion Week 2014

Another edition of the Native and Vogue fashion week that was held last year in the Garden city of Port Harcourt is here again and yours truly will be in attendance.

native and vogue

The focus of the event is,
“Native and Vogue desires to foster emerging designers and equally showcase established designers, to position the local fashion industry on the international fashion map while driving local brands into sustainable globally competitive brands that can impact on the National GDP” The top designers for 2014 are Carpe Diem, KLUK CGDT from SA (I Love their work), Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Zizi Cardrow, Frank Osodi, Luiz Delaja, Yomi Casual, Shaldon kopman, Yemi Osunkoya, Ade Bakare and Princess peaceful Owoghiri.
My friend, Chima of up coming label, WU-MAN, will also be showcasing some pieces of his.

The event will run from September 19th to 21st, 2014.
Venue: Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt,
Rivers State, Nigeria.

Kindly let us know what you thought about last years’ show and if you’ll be in attendance this year.


Have a great week ahead!



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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 🙄 )

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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! 😉 😀


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


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.