Being Me (Blog Tag)

Blog Tag Kehinde

I must confess, I have allocated a large portion of my day  to updating myself on the happenings in the virtual world. You see I was in dire need of  inspiration and so hit up my usual Pick Me Up(- the Blogosphere)! It was then that I quickly realised that I’d been tagged in ‘Being Me’ by Beautifully Nappy.

Thanks for the tag Missy, here goes my shot…..

Are you named after someone? 

Nope. I’m a twin, so my name (Kehinde) was pretty much a given once the scan confirmed there were 2 of us.

When was the last time you cried?

Lol!!! About three weeks ago, on the phone to my sister Olaitan, I was very upset that day!

Do you have any children?

Not yet, ask me again in another 3 years.

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?

If I was another person, I’d be my Best Friend. Lol

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Erm….. snacks? I usually have a stash of cookies/chocolate/sweets in my bag or at least in the vicinity.

Do you like handwriting?

I love handwriting. Each person’s own is unique.

What’s your favourite cereal?

I used to loooovvvee Honey Loops and Frosties, now I love Milo cereal! Yes, I said it. I love Milo cereal!

What’s the first thing you notice about people?

Their style. I can’t help but notice clothes…. they’re right there.

What’s the colour of your eyes?

Deep, dark brown.

Scary movies or happy endings?

Happy Endings all day everyday. I’m all about the Fairy Tales.

Favourite TV show?

Presently, I’m addicted to House of Cards. But I also LOVE The Good Wife (Taiwo did this to me).

Winter or Summer?

Always the Summer. This is why I love Nigeria.

Hugs or Kisses?

Can I be greedy and have both? If I absolutely had to choose though, it’d be hugs- big BEAR hugs that somehow end up with my feet in the air.

Special Talent

I sew. At a point, I used to make my own clothes.

Where Were You Born?

Lagos, Nigeria!!!

Hobbies?

Eating out! I don’t like food, but I’m always the first to organise some kind of breakfast, lunch or dinner date! I love the idea of dressing up and chatting with friends over fine cuisine!

I like shopping too. It’s usually window shopping though LOL. But I like shopping.

Do You Have Any Pets?

No, but I’d love a Maltese, a Parrot or/and an Orangutan… yes, I know an orangutan is not really a pet, doesn’t mean I don’t want one.

Favourite Movie?

In no particular order….

How to lose a guy in 10 days

Hitch

10 Things I Hate About You

The Devil Wears Prada

Pretty Woman

What Colour is Your Car?

Black

What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up?

(Unfortunately,) I’m already grown up. I’m an Investment Banker by day (and sometimes night). But my ideal job would be to be a Fashion Editor at Large- like Anna Dello Russo.

Loved Being Tagged And So I Will Go On And Tag….

Damola: http://www.nigerianbelle.com/

Fisayo: http://colormeepurple.com/

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Ps: Good way to start July, no?

PPs: I think this is my longest post ever.

 

The Beat

After about two months of back -to-back twists, I finally unraveled my hair extensions and unveiled my underlying growth. Unlike hair straightening, twists give a heat-free stretch without fully eliminating the kinks, so I much prefer this method of stretching.

I’d decided to take my extensions out last Thursday night because I’d made plans for the weekend and knew it would be virtually impossible to squeeze in anything else. It was about 1:00am when my Mum and I were finally done and I was faced with a full head of thick natural hair. I couldn’t fathom the thought of sectioning my hair into my signature flat twists and so I decided I’d pull it up into a huge bun and pin the tips back into my bun. A little like a donut, just… without the donut.

My colleague, Michael, thinks my hair-do looks a lot like a drum and physically had to restrain himself from tapping a beat on the crown of my head whenever he passed by. Nevertheless, been rocking and loving the style I now call “The Beat” all week.

What do you think?

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Ps: I need to work on my hair line. I think the braids (and twists) might finally be taking their toll on it.

Pps: COME ON NIGERIAAAA!!!! #WorldCup2014 Lol

Renata

I have my own style. It’s specific to me (as style should be) and determined by my body shape, my height, my location and the occasion. The Virgo’s Lounge Renata dress is exactly my style. The draped back is my kind of understated drama and the v-neckline shows just the right amount of skin. VL’s trademark wrap slit opens up with every stride breaking the sea of glitzy blue to show off (freshly shaved) legs!!!

The VL Renata is my dream right now, I wish I was a June baby so I’d have a justifiable reason to purchase it….

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What do you think of the VL Renata?

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Ps: The ‘fro is out once again, so you guessed it! The next blog will be on my latest hair do… the “Drum”!

Toshade: Garden Collection

March 22 marked the beautiful Traditional ceremony of my Sister Olaitan and her husband, Dipo. As expected, Toshade made pretty much all the jewellery and she did an amazing job!

1. Roses are Red: Using red corals of different sizes, shapes and textures, Toshade created a chunky and twisted ‘Mother of the Bride’ number finished with 24 carat gold  toppings and swarovski crystals strategically placed to catch the sunshine of the outdoor event.

2. Forget Me Not: Just like the flower, these chipped beads are blue and pink with dainty, bronze beads separating each chip. Each string swings nonchalantly with the movement of the wearer in a contagious yet classy manner.

3. Baby Blue Eyes: These textured, sugar beads are separated by a trio of gunmetal grey seed beads locked in at each edge with matching spacer bars. Simple, yet captivating the strings are finished with a turquoise and blue clasp.

4. Last and definitely not the least is my Pink Hibiscus: About 30 strands of seed beads strung in varying lengths and neatly twisted into a solid rope. Pink Hibiscus was finished with silver cones, large pink beads and my favourite finish… a hand made hook.

Below are pictures of the Garden inspired wedding collection. Just like the outdoor ceremony, it was quite the breath of fresh air. Hope you like….

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For further enquiries on Toshade beads, contact me on KehindeFanimokun[at]yahoo.com or contact my Mum on: AbiFanimokun[at]gmail.com.

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Ps: That day, I danced till I could not feel my legs!!! It took about 48 hours to get over the intense work out. Lol

PPs: My Mum also made Olaitan’s beads but I have no pictures!!! I should do a separate blog on it you know….

Plum and Sapphire

Carina: The Lady Biba ‘Carina’ is one of my favourite dresses in my wardrobe. I bought it in an instagram sale couple of months back, but struggled a little (more like a LOT) with the fit mainly because my lower half and upper half vary drastically! Naturally, I had to have alterations done (thanks to Alterations on Awolowo Road) now my dress is a perfect fit… a second skin if you like.

Initially, I was very skeptical about the Carina. The picture I’d seen on the website featured a poorly finished hemline and although I LOVED the dress, I wasn’t about to throw my money into the pocket of any designer that didn’t pay attention to a clean finish. But then as I went through the Lady Biba instagram account, I noticed that unlike the pictures on the website, the dress actually looked well made.  As you all know, I’m a fan of Nigerian Belle and even she vouched for Lady Biba, so I took the plunge and bought the dress. Needless to say, I think this dress is amazing and Lady Biba will definitely be hearing from me again soon.

Vintage: Sumbo’s dress on the other hand is a vintage extraordinaire! This blue number was spotted in her Aunt’s closet and needless to say, it’s Sumbo’s now. A truly timeless piece the colour pops just as much as it did back in the day, but the material has a fragile stretch to it, demanding care when washing.

Say hello to our Sunday OOTD! Plum and Vintage Sapphire…….

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Ps: Forgive the quality of the pictures. They were taken with my phone.

Pps: Do you see my sexy eyes in picture number 2? LOL The sun was glaring, I couldn’t help myself.

#BringBackOurGirls

 

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On April 14, 2014 over 200 school girls were abducted from their boarding school in Chibok, Borno State (Nigeria). Abubakar Shekau the leader of the terrorist group- Boko Haram- believes that “God asked him to sell them”.

It’s been about three weeks since and although some managed to escape, there are still helpless teenage girls out there in need of our prayers with 8 more girls having been abducted today.

Please pray for these girls. Please pray for their families. Please pray for Nigeria.

#BringBackOurGirls #BringOurGirlsBack

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Ps: I prefer the hash tag  #BringOurGirlsBack I think it makes more sense, no?

Miss Rigidaine

I hate Loubs!!!

Christian Louboutin makes some of the most classic and beautiful shoes I will ever see and yet review after review women write of the woes of strutting in the discomfort of the 4-5inch beauties. It’s mental really. You spend c. £500 pounds on well made timeless shoes only to resign your feet to the numbness and inexplicable pain that (they say) is beauty. Why can’t we have it all? Why can’t I have my cake and eat it too damn it?!

Today, I was casually scanning through my emails when I noticed the ‘What’s New’ newsletter circulated by net-a-porter. The most beautiful pair of Louboutins instantly caught my attention and I had to circulate Miss Rigidaine to my team members. We ‘Oohhh-ed’ at the black patent leather pointies and ‘Ahh-ed’ at the clear PVC inserts. The signature red at the inner sides and sole brought life to the modernized D’orsay and the ‘Don’t Mess With Me’ 5 inch heels screamed ‘sexy’ in all languages.

As much as I love the beauty that is pain, I can’t bring myself to spend a whopping £595 on one pair of shoes and so I guess I will have to admire this beauty from a distance the hunched back of Notre Dame confined to the size of my wallet as the beautiful gypsy dances in the market square….. *sigh*

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Miss R

 

 

 

 

Source: Net-a-porter.com

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Ps: Has anyone seen photos from this year’s Met Gala? What happened to Lupita? I know there’s always a theme, but let’s try and keep things classy. Then again… no one is perfect right?