Tuesday, 28 June 2016


Fashion is a human Oliver twist, wanting more with ever new colour, silhouette, texture, fabric, architecture even. It is an endless spin of evolution, tweaking up old fashion to accommodate the growing artistic appetite of the man and woman of class. The Fishtail dress (the high and low skit as it is now called) was born in the Victorian era and implemented in formal and casual dresses, and has of course evolved with time appearing at different eras with different levels of popularity and implementation. During the 19th century, it became a trend in the mid-1870s, reappearing in the early 1880s and later in women's formal gowns and evening dresses throughout the 20th century, particularly in the late 1920s and early 1930s, where lowering hemlines were a mask that would start off 1930s silhouettes.
Emerging again in Europe and America in late 2011, the high low silhouette eventually became a worldwide fashion in spring and summer 2012.The silhouette has been given a variety of names by designers and the press, including asymmetrical and waterfall, with the most derisive term being "Mullet Skirt", used by Britain's Mirror newspaper in criticizing a version worn by singer Cher Lloyd in April 2012
As a bride, the white wedding is a day to indulge fantasies and take the glass slipper (and Prince of course) from the 1950 fairy-tale beauty. Beaded, glittered, satin, chiffon, sheer, lace, long short, ball room, mermaid, trumpet, A-line,  sheath, two pieced, pants, short, strapless, full sleeved, short sleeved, sweet heart, scoop, illusion neck line…and so the list goes on and on. Her mind literally runs through a mesh of details to conjure the prefect dress.
Now comes the challenge, would you dare to make an aisle debut in a Mullet silhouette? Long or short, it would turn heads and make a trend of the bride. I for one find it completely audacious to pull off an unconventional style for the big Cinderella day. Designer have also incorporated the cut, creating a wide range of options for looks, personality, definition, aura and expressiveness as a whole
So what say you? Dare to trend?
Inbal Dror Wedding Dresses 2016

Justin Alexander Wedding Dress (Left) Riki Dalal Wedding Dress-VERONA COLLECTION

Ashi Studio Fall/ Winter 2015 

  Krikor Jabotiaan Fall/Winter 2014-2015(Left) 

Ashi Studio Fall/ Winter 2015

   Krikor Jabotiaan Fall/Winter 2014-2015(Left) 

Not all conventional rules should be followed to cobweb land...lol. Take a step, indulge you expressive side- GO FISH TAIL!!!

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Saturday, 25 June 2016

BABY LOVE... #smile

In line with the beautiful month of June and the blessings  it has offered and still offers, I cannot help but dedicate a post to the biggest June miracle and blessing - My Niece, the one I love to call 'Ahuofe Patri'. June 17th was her birthday and though its late, I would rather it be now than never. Looking at her lovely birthday dress made me remember how beautifully re-modified and edgy children fashion has become. And my point of reference? DOLCE AND GABBANA.

Before the whole brouhaha on fashion and texture and pattern and ...well the usual, let me tell you a little story.

I was at a PEP store running through clothes, wondering what the sex of my sister's  baby was going to be. Clueless about both sex and weight I picked all kinds, well mostly unisex cloths; shades of pink that would not be weird on a boy and blue that would not be far from expressing the little sassy in a girl (nothing is a waste when it comes to baby clothes anyway right? lol ). And the best piece was the Blanket. Of course I could not help wondering if he or she would be attached to the blanket as I see children do in American movies (Frankly  I thought it a weird relationship and still do so why the thought? Ask me a year and two months ago).

I was at the office looking for a reason not to run out and pull my hair from its roots from sheer boredom when my mother calls and says, guess what? In a split second I know a beautiful child has arrived but again, sex and weight I am unsure of. I literally go haywire, hopping around like I was stepping on hot coals (true confession: when I learnt the mystery child was a girl I said, name her Ilemona, which of course is my name. Lol Don't tell her parents this is between me and the letters.) . I see her picture, fall in love and the rest  as they say is history.Speed it up one year, she celebrates her birthday though with me absent bodily, but I sure was present. #repin'filltime

As her father rightly put it she has become an integral part of The Salifus MEANING: someone or people who are neither normal nor abnormal; they are unique in a way that only unique cannot describe fully. They do not fit in averagely or expectedly, they are in a class of their own.

Who would not be inspired by that look *kisses till forever*
So then,
D &G of course have spun out collections of children and baby wears crafted in extraordinary simplicity and uniqueness. Launched at Dolce & Gabbana’s fall 2012 show Dolce & Gabbana Junior includes the brand's signature floral patterns, leopard prints, and adorable ballet flats. The styles are designed for kids from infants to 10 years old with scaled-down look. They have since produced beautifully cut and patterned dress that at both age and style appropriate. The Autumn Winter 2015-2016 ready-to-wear collection 'Viva La Mamma' is by far my favourite as Dolce and Gabban reiterates the connection between mother and child; a celebration of motherhood with a creation of mini dress for children reflective the women's collection. According to Vouge UK,"It was signature Dolce & Gabbana through and through – Sicilian lace dresses, Forties skirt suits, fit and flare coats. The red rose was the recurring motif; it popped up in sequins on a white shift dress, embroidered climbing its way up black guipure lace and red astrakhan dresses, and even, worked into prints featuring the Madonna and child."

“Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you've done will have mattered as much.” 
― Lisa Wingate

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” 
― Margaret Mead

“A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.” 
― Carl Sandburg

“Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.” 
― Robert A. Heinlein
  “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” 
― Madeleine L'Engle
 “Children see magic because they look for it.” 
― Christopher Moore

“The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.” 
― Karl Lagerfeld

Hats off to the dynamic duo and to the muse of this post- Salifu Enyo'ne Lenora. #Blessed 


Friday, 24 June 2016


African fashion if to be described in one word I would say "Bewildering". Playing on safe grounds and then occasionally testing the waters of complexities and dynamism, African fashion has flourished as a renowned contender in the international fashion word. The tale of tales for African designers has more meaning than the view through a looking glass as designs are not just built around soft edges, delicate silhouettes, couture and ready-to wear creations but leaves an usual hint of surprise and byzantine softness. Complexity in simplicity-Chrite Brown, Deola Sagoe, Mai Atafo, Wanna Sambo among the numerous designers emerging in the multi-faceted continent.
My intrigue with I AM ISIGO lies solely in the dexterity in the expression of themes and life in fabric manipulation. In their recently release Autumn Winter  collection 2016 "Come of Age" , pieces are more daring yet delicate with an edge that takes it out of the comfort of a regular ready-to-wear the brand creates. According to the brand on recent release, “The phenomenon of expression without foresight via reflection, how fashion has become an art form that elevates and celebrates the body making it the ultimate canvas.”
It is no surprise of the brand's uniqueness especially when taking into close study previous collection. 
Taboo Collection Spring Summer 2015
 Taboo Collection Spring Summer 2015
Taboo Collection Spring Summer 2015 was a very interesting presentation as the pieces were presented in dark power colours still maintaining the expression of femininity while telling the story intended. The pieces are built with a play on materials ranging from crinkled taffeta with elastane, knitted metallic fibres, tape lace, needle lace and Gabardine, to create a series of ponchos, trousers, shorts, bomber jackets and strapless pieces. According to OkayAfrica.com Spring/summer 2015 collection inspired by the Wodaabe (also known as “People of the Taboo), a nomadic Fulani ethnic group in the Sahel known for their elaborate ceremonies and traditional attire. On the inspiration behind Taboo, a description on IAMISIGO’s website explains: “IAMISIGO respectfully pays homage to aspects of the Wodaabe culture deemed ‘TABOO’; from the years of silence taken by married couples after the birth of their first child, to the ‘yaakye’ festival where the men’s songs and dances for the women are rewarded with a show a sexual prowess. ‘TABOO ‘pulls not only from the Wodaabe culture, but also from the contrast it provides to other cultures and what they deem as ‘TABOO’; the taking of new sexual partners, the years of silence between couples, the feminine display from the men, all pull together the collection.”
East To West Autumn Winter 2015/16

The  East of West collection tells its tale in contrasts of White and Black, Grey and Silver, Yellow and Gold; done in silk, crepe de chine, cotton-poly blend, light tweeds, cotton twine, polyamide twine and mohair wool.Inspired by parallels between the designer’s youth and the American film Calamity Jane. 1950’s western, that chronicles a young Doris Day who embraces the duality of a masculinity and femininity, first as a ‘tomboy’ and then as a woman in pursuit of love.
The collection has strong western themes, evoking fringed hems, lapels and boxy cuts, embracing the ‘feminine’ art of crochet, the final frontier of truly bespoke clothing with hand-crocheted lattice dresses, flared pants and jackets, with traditional doily patterns exaggerated for effect. The Ultra-feminity and hyper-masculinity contrast and complement each other and ultimately, birth a truly liberated woman, East of West. Its colours and fabrics emphasize this study of contrasts, using twine traditionally prevalent in masculine environments to craft the feminine crocheted pieces. Fringed tops, dresses, jackets and pants in feather light silk and cotton create androgynous silhouettes that both celebrate and satirize the manly stereotypes Westerns have become associated with.
East To West Autumn Winter 2015/16
East To West Autumn Winter 2015/16
White Noise Chick Resort 2015
According to the Artistic Director & Owner of the brand, Bubu Ogisi – “Going back 15 to 20 years ago when we sat in front of the non-remote televisions then, waiting for a programme to start all I remembered was staring into the movement of the black pixels and wondering why they were confined to this box“-WHITE NOISET. he collection circles around the free spirited woman who appreciates comfort and style. Monochrome with a judicious uses of the brown colour, I AM ISIGO creates audaciously comfortable and sleek shirt dresses, jump suits, gowns and skirts. 
African fashion just got a whole lot audacious...lol, well then, pour me a glass of certified contenders...*clicks
White Noise Chick Resort 2015
 White Noise Chick Resort 2015
 White Noise Chick Resort 2015
 White Noise Chick Resort 2015
 White Noise Chick Resort 2015