Thursday, September 16, 2010

Final Day - Mercedes Benz Fashion Week S/S 2011

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York is finally over and as they say, all good things must come to an end!

I truly loved sharing my Fashion Week experience this year with my son. He recently decided he wants to model, I felt this would be the perfect way to see whether he truly would like the idea or not. Also seeing things through his eyes was kinda fun. Not only did he enjoy it. But he also started a crazy love affair with the barbecue flavor popchips. Between that and the Starbucks silly bands, he was in 7th heaven!!!

I met so many interesting people this week and attended some pretty awesome shows. Thank God for stylepantry! Because without it, i doubt any of my views would get heard. Kudos to Mrs Huntoon for being waaaay better at blogging than me :-)

I guess we should also use this opportunity to talk about of the sponsors at Fashion Week who made the time in between shows go by ever so quickly with both the snacks and the drinks. Off the top of my head I Fiji water, Popchips, Kim Crawford wines, Starbucks , Essie (got a manicure to try out the new color too) thank you!!!

And to everyone wanting a more indepth look at my experience at Fashion Week, please go to!!!

Enjoy the pictures!!

Better ones are on Style Pantry!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week NY 2011 - Day 1

This year, since I know my own flaws better than anyone else, I am partnering up with my darling at Style Pantry for a more up-to date commentary of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York 2011. So please check out stylepantry dot com for detailed info and my views on the different shows, especially the ones I am attending. While her site focuses on the fashion part, with our thoughts...this is still going to be just all the other STUFF - LOL!!!
Its going to be tons of fun! So comment away folks!!!

My first foray into Lincoln Center for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was great. Well, except for the usual credential pick-up, which was as long as it usually is :-). Frankly its to be expected considering the number of people who are trying to attend these events. Anyway after a 40 minute wait, I got my passes... had to skip viewing my surroundings as my son decides he is hungry and Christian Siriano show goes out the window...sigh. I heard it was really good too! We'll return in a few hours :-)

Anyway, Number : Lab was my first stop. Never heard of them? Well they are a menswear designer well known for advanced sportswear. Think of your windbreaker with extra features, or the swimming trunks with just that little bit of oomp to it :-)!! Anyway, they had their presentation at 640 W28th street. I saw a very slim and trim Perez Hilton in a hot studded jacket! Go Mr Hilton!!! The show started with a bicycle polo demonstration which was kinda different. Defintiely some great pieces for the sports enthusiast, but my stand out piece was the lightweight suit shown...oh well , ok and mr abs in the fierce swimming trunks.

Our next stop was to the Farah Angsana Spring 2011 show at the Studio - Lincoln Center. Love love, love the new venue (see my comments on the tents again at stylepantry dot com) A lot of gorgeous pieces. I was very very impressed!!! Lots of embellishments, which I loved.
But my standout favorites were the green draped silk chiffon, swarovski crystal and gold embroidered long sleeve Kebaya mini just needed to be a tad bit longer! Fabulous pictures are on the other site.

Here is Jumoke Gbadebo and my son! Both Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Newbies!! Juggling mommyhood and work as always!!

Gotta run...there's always tomorrow!!!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Updates...via pictures!!!

Trying to keep up with my blog is one never ending story. I apologize yet again!! I honestly commend the bloggers who hit their blogs DAILY and for some multiple times a day. You have my eternal respect!!!!

A few months ago, I was in Nigeria for Hip Hop World Awards in Lagos. It's always great attending these events, Ayo Animashaun is both a client and a friend who has chewed my ear off for not attending every year as a good friend should. But fortunately , even though my husband couldn't make it, I was able to and I also presented an award. Despite a few minor glitches, it was a good event.

Since a lot of people in the US are often rather curious about the fashion scene in Nigeria, here is a glimpse in pictures. I think there is a little bit for everyone :-)

Curious about what i'm talking about? Fashion of course :-)


**all pictures courtesy of the super talented Nnamdi Patrick


Remi Fagbohun and Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

Remi Fagbohun and Tee-A the comedian

Remi Fagbohun and Nollywood actress Funke Akindele

Mai Atafo

Funmi Iyanda

Kemi Adetiba

Tosyn Bucknor

Remi Fagbohun and Dayo of Hip TV

Ty Bello

Remi Fagbohun and Bobby Taylor

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My Mother's day 2010

Happy Mother's day everyone!!!

Mother's day always makes me think more about my mother. I do miss her, may her soul rest in peace. She passed away years ago, and no matter how old I get, I still need/miss/cherish her...but she is gone. As much as I try not to dwell on it too much, i most definitely thought of her more today, than usual.

I miss you mom!!

Moving on...

My darling 7 year old son and I have a little mother son thing we do on Mothers day. He knows how much I love my coffee (self proclaimed caffeine addict) and 2 years ago, he decided that since I always have starbucks in the mornings, e was going to start paying for my drink on Mothers day :-)

Well today was no different. He woke up , gave me a lovely handmade bookmark ( he also knows I love to read too) and off to Starbucks we went! I order my venti , 9 pump, no foam vanilla latte, extra hot banana nut loaf and he orders a blueberry scone. Bill comes to $8.61 or something. He very proudly pays the bill with some of the money from his piggy bank. It was the cutest thing EVER!! This year, maybe because he is getting older and is feeling so proud of the fact that he did something MAJOR! He says to me " Mom, now you can say that daddy and I got you flowers, but I got you your favorite drink...STARBUCKS!!"

Toooooooo cute!!

Got back home, cooked his favorite soup - which is Egusi...and had a luxurious day with my boys and a few friends.

That was my day!

Hope all the mothers out there enjoyed theirs!!