Tag Archives : HEELS

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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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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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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BLACK PANT(HER)


Yes, I had to (☺). A pair of black dress pants (or trousers) screams practicality and professionalism on one hand, and pizzazz and party on the other. Either way, the right pair styled properly can depict power, boldness, sophistication, edginess and sexiness, all at the same time. A pair of pants is an example of one of the perfect wardrobe staples that…

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POUR L’AMOUR (DEUX)


What do you wear when you need to go out, but have ‘nothing’ to wear? A little black dress (lbd). The popularity of the little black dress (lbd) can be attributed to Audrey Hepburn’s character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The way she packed her hair, the gloves, the gorgeous strings of pearls adorning her neck….the overall effect was in a…

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