Author Archives : MIGNOLLY

MY TRIP TO LEKKI ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKET


Going to Lekki Arts and Crafts Market is something I had wanted to do for quite some time, but kept having issues with. After a few failed attempts, the most frustrating one being when my sisters, friend (Bolanle) and I were already in Lekki, but we lost our way,  despite being in a cab and what Google maps was telling…

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BLOGGING: 6 MONTHS AND BEYOND


I can’t believe that it’s already been six months since I started my blog. It really doesn’t feel that long, to be honest and I still remember when it was just an idea. I’m glad I finally ignored all the excuses I kept making about why I shouldn’t, and eventually gave in and started. It’s been an interesting ride so…

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ANKARA: AN AFRICAN HERITAGE?


Ankara is a bold print that has been identified with Africans for such a long time, that it has become increasingly difficult to separate it from the African culture. Unknown to most, the history of ankara can be traced back to the Dutch, who created the ankara print as a cheap imitation of Indonesian batik fabric sometime in the 19th…

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MY GO-TO OFF-DUTY OUTFIT


An ‘off-duty’ look is one that is very casual, screams ease and comfort, but isn’t sloppy at all. It’s that outfit that bails you out on a day you’re literally off-duty, but still have a million things to do, such as run errands, attend casual meetings or even show up at the office to do one thing or the other.…

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SPOTTED: UPSIZED/DALMATIAN DOTS


The cyclical nature of fashion has such an undeniable and resonating attraction, to the extent that even trends and styles from decades ago find their way back into our modern world. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that designers like Givenchy, Prada, Chanel, Dior and Balenciaga, to name a few, preserve their clothes over the years and same eventually gain…

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MIGNOLLY’S MUST-HAVE: DRESSY MAXI SKIRT


Over the years, certain clothing items have become ‘staples’ or ‘must haves’ in every girl’s closet (wardrobe). These are items that help you stay stylish all year round, such as a denim jacket, black blazer, pair of formal trousers or dress slacks,  little black dress (lbd),  white shirt, white tee (t-shirt), dark-wash jeans (mostly black), casual (or boyfriend) jeans etc.…

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PUSSY BOW


Parisian fashion is characterised by chic, sophisticated and effortless pieces. One of its ‘piece de resistance’ is the pussy bow blouse. It came into creation originally as a gender bending piece that still incorporated femininity and softness. In essence, the pussy bow is a bow-tie, albeit a feminine bow-tie. Designers like Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent have featured it…

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MARCH PAST!!!


If you’re anything like me, then you have ankara fabrics from months, maybe even years ago. Sometimes, you simply love a print, but don’t know what to sew with it. Other times, it might be an ‘aso-ebi’ that you’ve used for a function, but what’s left over isn’t substantial enough to give out, but too much to discard. The solution…

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LFW 2– LOVING LAVENDER ‘LILAC’


‘Loving Lavender ‘Lilac’’, was inspired by ‘Living Lavida Loca’, Ricky Martin’s 1999 hit record, which directly translates to ‘living this crazy life’. Life can get crazy sometimes, especially, when you go from feeling high/on cloud 9, to having your spirits low and not even understanding how you got there. The days following Lagos Fashion Week were characterized by a feeling…

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LFW 1: SUNSHINE BABY


The title of this post was inspired by the Christmas song ‘Santa Baby’. I don’t know why, but it’s been on repeat in my head (😁) It was a really exciting experience for me to attend Lagos Fashion Week Autumn/Winter Presentation 2018. Being a creator and curator definitely forced me to emerge from my comfort zone and explore more facets…

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