CetteOnline’s First Lookbook: Fashion & Football Fusion.





Cette’s First Look Book (Issue 1: A fusion of football and fashion)
The Cette Team is proud to present 
to you its very first Look Book!


CetteOnline store is an online fashion store that stocks popular International high street brands including Zara, Forever 21, Dorothy Perkins, Virgos Lounge e.t.c and they also have their own label and an African designers section that includes both local and international brands. 



This look book style is inspired by work-chic fashion, this season’s hottest trends and best of all this summer’s the biggest event- the 2014 World Cup.



The work collection slightly deviates from the norm into what they call ‘work-chic’ fashion which incorporates colours, prints and amazing cuts, as we all know colours + prints equal fun!




All outfits featured in the look book are available on their website so hurry and shop, limited items available!


Visit their website. www.cetteonline.com.

Thanks so much for your time guys. Be sure to patronise them as they are a great start-up, really affordable and most importantly, they deal with very strong brands.

Have a lovely week ahead everyone


xx.


















How To Be Stylish Without Spending Too Much by Guest Writer




Hi Guys,

I am sure you would be expecting pictures from the little event I mentioned last week. Well we 

have got something better and extremely helpful. Unlike most posts on here, this one doesn’t have as much pictures but its such a properly sized post with relevant information.

Our guest is a lady who has done some really helpful articles elsewhere so I was really glad to have her on here. 
Enjoy darlings…



Everyone wants to look his or her best in the latest trend in the market, but this can often be difficult to do on a limited budget. With most of the top trends usually being quite expensive, it is difficult to accomplish, but it is possible. From repurposing existing members of your wardrobe to tips to make you a savvy shopper, there are several ways to attain the trendy look you want without spending all your money.

Reorganize & Repurpose
Before embarking on a shopping adventure, reorganize your closet; doing this beforehand will help you decide what exactly you need to buy. You may also find articles of clothing that you completely forgot you had. Going through your closet will also make you aware of clothes that you may no longer want. Removing clothes you no longer want is a great way to figure out what you have and what you need, but don’t simply get rid of them – repurpose them. One of the easiest transformations to make is cut-offs. Turning pants into shorts, with or without a sewn cuff, can be a great addition to your wardrobe. You can also stencil designs on pants or shorts to give them a whole new look.

Use the Internet
Another alternative to just getting rid of unwanted clothing is selling them. There are several sites online that offer services to not only buy clothes at a great price, but also sell them as well. The internet offers so many websites that concentrate on discount clothing sales. Sites like tradestable.com.ngis an example of an online portal that connects sellers and buyers of discount clothing through classified ads. This is the easiest way to find the best deals, especially if you are looking for something specific.

Spend Less
Even though it may take more time and patience, shopping at bargain and thrift stores is very rewarding in the end. As mentioned above, figuring out what you have and what you actually need is the first step to not spending frivolously. After reorganizing your closet, make a list of“must have”items. This way you will not spend your limited money on something you already have, or don’t need.

When shopping at your favorite store, don’t spend time looking at the new, just-released items. These are always the most expensive. Spend your time looking through the sale racks; these items will fit your budget and in a few weeks the newly released items that caught your eye will be there too.

Thrift stores are great for anyone shopping with a limited budget. Every article of clothing here is reasonably priced and sometimes you can even find clothes with their original tags still attached. Stores like this are also great for one-of-a-kind jewelry. The best part is, nobody you know will have the same item. Thrift shops are always perfect for finding authentic vintage clothes.

One thing to look out for, when buying sale and bargain items, is the return policy. They usually differ by vendor. Check out these policies especially when shopping online because you often will have to pay to return the items.

Versatility
Buy clothes that can be versatile. Look for clothes that give you several options when creating an outfit. The more functions a single article of clothing has, the more outfits it can be incorporated in, will make it a much more valuable, and cost effective, part of you wardrobe.

By using these tips, you will be sure to find a wardrobe that not only fits your style, but also your budget.






Stephanie Adeyemi
Occupation: Student/Freelance Writer
Interests: Literature, travel, sports (especially basketball)
What book you are reading now: Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
Ways to reach you: My Facebook Profile

Photo Credits: Image courtesy of Sattva / FreeDigitalPhotos.net






That’s it folks. Much thanks to Stephanie for sharing her knowledge with us. Even without being on a budget personally, I love my thrift shops, asides the fact you don’t spend so much (most times), you wouldn’t usually see people wearing the same stuff as you.

The next post would come up sooner than you expect so sit tight, lol.

Have a great rest-of-the-week lovelies.

xx.













“Its always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting.” – Jean Paul Gaultier.

Work Life With Eddie Aigbe


Hi guys,

I am looking forward to a get-together/games evening at mines this weekend. Loads of food, music, good banter, beautiful people

and of course pictures for you!


Work has been great, the weather has been much more co-operative thankfully and my life has been pretty much lovely.

Our feature this week has no social media account whatsoever and is such a sucker for work-out and fitness.

Ede
Occupation: Redress Analyst
Interests: Fashion, Basketball, Gym and Reading



Monday

Double-Breasted Jacket – Reiss
Tartan Trousers – The Kooples
White Shirt – T.M Lewin
Brown Shoes – Zara
Brown Leather Strapped Watch – Hugo Boss


I normally start my day with a quick exercise that includes, 20 minute jog, 100 push up session and about 70 sit ups and then oat cereal for breakfast and an apple to start my day with a bang.


Tuesday


Navy Blue Top With Multi-color stripped Collar – Brick Lane
Navy Blue Chinos – Zara
Black Shoes With Tassels – Office
Hat – Camden Market
Silver Strapped Wrist Watch – Emporio Armani 


I love simple but yet rough perfumes like Calvin Klein’s Truth and Christian Dior’s Intense.



Wednesday


Black Jacket – Zara
Light Blue Shirt – NEXT
Stripped Tie – NEXT
Light Grey Trousers – The Kooples
Black Monk Shoes – Aldo
Wrist Watch – Ebay


I am a bit a of a soulful guy and love soft and melodic tunes, my favorite instrument is the guitar, so that is something I wish I could play. YouTube lessons have been coming in pretty handy though.



Thursday


 


Steel Blue Shirt – Zara
Tailored Trousers – Penguin
Brown Shoes – Office
Hat – Zara



Every guy should have a tailored double-breasted dark blue suitas it just speaks classsssss in a subtle way. The 2nd thing should definitely be a pair of burgundy shoes to add a bit of style that stands out. You can never go wrong with a pocket square to me so this would have to be my number 3.



Friday


Tribal Print Top – Brick Lane
Black Trousers – River Island
Black Sneakers – Office
Black Hat – Tailored
Silver Strapped Watch – Armani



After work, I normally spend my evening at gym playing basketball, watching a movie with my family (I come from a very big family and the only male), watching YouTube on tips on how to play the guitar.



Monday 02


Tweed Jacket With Pin Stripes – Ede and Ravenscroft 
White Shirt – TM Lewin
Tartan Pants – The Kooples
Tie – Tie Rack
Black Shoes With Tassels – Office
Wrist Watch – Hugo Boss


I absolutely enjoying seeing new things and travelling. For example this year alone, I have been to 6 different cities in UK, as well as, Tunisia, Barcelona (Spain), Paris (France) and Lisbon (Portugal). So my weekend usually comprises on short trips abroad.


Tuesday 02


Grey Double-Breasted Jacket – Reiss
Shirt – TM Lewin
Grey Trousers – Reiss
Brown Shoes – Office
Pocket Square – Camden Market



There you go folks! That’s it from this week’s feature. Great thanks to Eddie for letting us having him on here.

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Do have a great rest-of-the-week





xx











“Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better, but every time a man leaves off something, he looks worse.” – Will Rogers

Solange’s Style + #BugoSomto2014




Hi guys,

It was Solange Knowles’ 28th birthday on the 24th of June 2014 and we decided to pay her a style tribute
on the instagram page (@Metrogypsie). 
I thought it right to include the pictures in our next blog post.

So here..



This weekend was pleasantly eventful. From going with Chizua to Nwabugo’s Bridal Shower on Thursday, 26 June 2014 to seeing my high school mate and long time friend Nkechi (and her son Chike) on Friday, then attending Nwabugo and Somto’s wedding with them on Saturday as well as seeing lovely faces from way back like Chidiogo, Rume etc to finally going on a bus tour on Sunday.

Quite exhausting I must add but a marvellous weekend  it was.

Bugo’s Shower..

The theme of the event (as organised and chosen by her bridesmaids) was ‘Parisian Chic’.

Chizua and I enroute Bugo’s shower in our Parisian looks..

Absolutely stunning Bugo and her best friend and maid of honour, Nneka.




Obligatory selfies with Chizua

Stole some selfies with Nnneka..


 My team won the tissue wedding dress game (but of course)..



..and we got hefty prizes.. *whoop*


Bugo and her BFFs, Nneka and Adaku..

Hawtie Hawtie Hawtie..


The Wedding
Love all in the air, the couple looked extremely happy. It was such a lovely wedding.
Bride adorned in Maggie Sottero.


Nkechi and Chike, #gang..


*awwwwwww*



Sister of the bride, Nwady. Sister of life. She gave the loveliest speech at the reception, made sure we were all comfortable and was basically on top of everything from Thursday. #Best.


Nkechi, Somto, Chidiogo. Was so good being and chatting with these lovely ladies after such a long while.


 Expatriate, Remi..


Rume..

 Bintu, Adaeze, KC


 Bride and her well wishers..


Selfie Behaviour; Bintu, Nkechi (Top Picture)
Nkechi, Emeka, Doris (Bottom Picture)


Beautiful Girls, Bintu and Hilda..


Couple, Best-man, Maid Of Honour and the Bridesmaids.

It was such a lovely way to spend one’s Saturday. This wedding was very well organised and intimate. Beautiful atmosphere with lovely people everywhere. We danced our feet out. It was just wonderful.

I sincerely wish Bugo and Somto divine favour in all their endeavour as a couple, unlimited blessings and wisdom from God.


The next post would be sooner than expected.

Like our Facebook page here..
Follow us on instagram @Metrogypsie.

Do have a lovely weekend folks


xx

















Come dress yourself in love, let the journey begin.” – Francesca da Rimini.

World Cup 2014 WAGs We Love

Hi guys,

Even if you don’t care about football, by now your ear drums would be wallowing 
in a lake of words like ‘Group Stage’, ‘Qualification’,


‘Draw’ etc etc.. If however you’ve managed to escape the pundits or football fanatics, almost every company has ‘WorldCupified’ or ‘Brazillized’ their product/service so there’s no escaping this.


Well this post is for you, hopefully you would enjoy its angle. 

WAGs is an acronym for ‘Wives And Girlfriends’ of sportsmen so its basically a term for the female partners of Sportsmen (and women I guess). 

In this post we are going to share pictures of a few of our favourite WAGs who hold their own. Truth be told, most WAGs do hold their own, they are strong and successful women in their own right.

Whilst trying to get some of these pictures, I saw an article by telegraph.co.uk complaining about the world’s obsession over WAGs. Their point was that its no wonder females do not go into sports as much as their male counterparts do, since the focus (for females) is mostly as partners.

Oh well, my 2pence is that its actually inspiring and interesting to see these connections between successful men and women as I am yet to see a WAG who isn’t accomplished in her own right. Even if your aspiration is life is to be a WAG, you would still have to pay your dues in whatever your chased career path is and that’s no easy feat. So yeah, enjoy.

1.) Irina Shayk
This 28-year old Russian beauty has the most gorgeous hair ever and is the girlfriend of my favourite player on my footie team, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Irina has walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. modelled for Armani Exchange, covered Sports Illustrated magazine 5 times, and featured in Kanye West’s Power video. She is also making her acting debut as the wife of Hercules in the 2014 film, Hercules.



Irina at work.





The couple with Cristiano’s son.
Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, plays as a Forward for Portugal and Real Madrid.




2.) Sakira
Born in Colombia on February 2, 1977, hugely successfully Colombian pop singer and dancer Shakira has won two Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards and 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards, and has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. 


Known for hits like “Whenever, Wherever” and “Hips Don’t Lie,” Shakira, 37, is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, and the second most successful female Latin singer after Gloria Estefan. By 2012, her U.S. album sales had reached nearly 10 million.



With boyfriend, Gerard Piqué, 27, who plays as a Defender for Spain and Barcelona.


Couple with their son.



3. Coleen Rooney
Coleen Mary Rooney (née McLoughlin; born 3 April 1986) is an English television presenter, columnist and celebrity product endorser who is regularly mentioned in British tabloid media.


Rooney, 29, had her own column in the celebrity magazine Closer entitled “Welcome to My World”, for which she earned up to £10,000. She left Closer in 2008. She then went on to write a weekly column for OK! magazine. Rooney writes about her style and news.


Wayne Rooney plays for England and Manchester United as a Forward. The married couple have 2 kids, Kai and Klay.

Wayne and Coleen are loved by the media as have been dubbed ‘Wayleen’. They met when Coleen was 12 and started a relationship when she turned 16. She recently traveled with the kids to join Wayne in Brazil after which fans took to twitter to complain but as we have all seen, Rooney just scored a goal !!!


4.) Yolanthe Sneijder
Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau nee Cabau van Kasbergen is a Spanish-Dutch actress and television host.

Sneijder-Cabau, 29, appeared in the Dutch productions Snowfever (2004) and Costa! (2005). From 2005 to 2008, she had a recurring role in the soap operaOnderweg naar morgen. In 2006, Sneijder-Cabau starred in the short film Turkse chick, which was nominated for a Gouden Kalf, the Dutch equivalent of an Academy Award. A real-life WAG, she appeared in the third season of the dramedy Voetbalvrouwen, similar to the British series Footballers’ Wives.[4] In 2006, 2007, and 2009, Sneijder-Cabau was voted the “Sexiest Dutch Woman” by the Dutch FHM.

Sneijder-Cabau is a co-founder and ambassador of Stop Kindermisbruik, a foundation which aims to put an end to child sexual abusein developing countries. Stop Kindermisbruik engages in actions such as freeing child prostitutes, preventing children from becoming child prostitutes, and helping freed children cope with the trauma they endured.

The married couple.
Wesley Sneijder plays for Netherlands and Galatasaray, as a Midfielder.


5.) Fanny Neguesha
The 23 year old beauty from Belgium is also Italian, Congolese, Rwandan and Egyptian. She is a model.



Mario Balotelli plays for Italy and AC Milan as a Forward.
The couple recently got engaged days before the 2014 World Cup.

The couple posed together for a Vanity Fair cover shoot.


6.) Sara Carbonero
Sara is a TV reporter and was once voted the sexiest journalist in the world and the sexiest footballer’s girlfriend. 
So sexy, Sara, 30, even once got blamed for distracting the players as she stood on the sidelines.


Questions were also raised about her journalistic integrity after she undertook to interview her boyfriend Casillas after the match. As a result of the controversy Carbonero in Spain became “one of the most photographed people of the World Cup”


The could have a son together, Martín Casillas Carbonero.

Iker Casillas plays for Spain and Real Madrid as a Goalkeeper.


7.) Mandy Capristo
Mandy Grace Capristo (born March 21, 1990) is a German singer, songwriter, dancer, and model. 


She was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions in 2001, when she won Kiddy Contest, a reality television singing competition for teens in Austria, with her song “Ich wünsche mir einen Bankomat”
In 2007 Capristo was ranked on FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” as tenth place. In 2009 she was voted “Sexiest Woman in the World” by the readers of the German FHM Magazine. In addition, she graced again in the June 2010 issue of the German cover of FHM Magazine and posed in the same calendar.



Boyfriend, Mesut Özil, who plays as a midfielder for Arsenal and the German national team.



8.) Michela Quattrociocche
Quattrociocche, 25, made her cinematic debut in the 2008 comedy film Scusa ma ti chiamo amore,directed by Federico Moccia. 

In this film she played Niki, a free-spirited teenager in her last year of high school who romances a 37-year-old man. 


She landed the role after her mother sent her pictures to casting; she auditioned for the role while she was taking her high school graduation exams.

 Quattrociocche and couple’s baby, Aurora.

Alberto, husband, is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Fiorentina and the Italian national team. Aquilani is a central midfielder who can operate as a playmaker or as an attacking midfielder.


9.) Bethany Dempsey
The Beautiful and smart Bethany, 30, is an Educational Psychologist.

A Masters Degree holder, she posed for Sports Illustrated wearing only body painting 2010.

Mother of their 3 kids, her husband, Clint Dempsey plays as a Forward for the Seattle Sounders FC in major league soccer and theUSA national tea, he even scored a goal during USA’s recent game against Ghana at the 2014 World Cup.


10.) Dr Leah Totton
The winner Apprentice UK is a Doctor & business partner to Alan Sugar and also the owner Dr Leah Cosmetic Skin Clinic

Dr Leah, 25 in one of her clinics.



With business partner, Alan Sugar who invested £250,000 into her business as prize for winning The Apprentice UK.


Leah with boyfriend, Fraser Forster, 26, an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Scottish Premiership club Celtic.



11. Jourdan Dunn
Jourdan Dunn is a British fashion model. She was discovered in Hammersmith Primark in 2006 and signed to Storm Model Management in London shortly thereafter. 
In 2008, she was the first black model to walk a Prada runway in over a decade. 

She has attracted attention because of the paucity of black models in the fashion modelling industry. 



She had been rumoured to be England’s forward, Daniel Sturridge’s girlfriend and we were delighted to have her on the WAGs list but rumours now have it that the couple have called it quits. 

Well, seeing as she is really successful and we really cannot confirm any of this information, we have decided to add her up on this list for inspiration nonetheless.


12.) Adaeze Yobo

Adaeze Stephanie Chinenye Yobo (nee Igwe) won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant in 2008.
Mrs Yobo represented Nigeria at Miss World 2008 in South Africa where she made the top twenty in Miss World Talent, and placed second in Miss World Sports.

Her platform was Sickle Cell Awareness; she also used her reign as a platform to showcase Nigerian talent.



During her reign, Yobo established her own charity The Adaeze Igwe Foundation, an organization that promotes AIDS and Breast Cancer Awareness, and raises funds towards similar causes, including malaria and tuberculosis.


 She attended a short course at the New York Film Academy.


In 2010, she married Joseph Phillip Yobo…both are now parents of their first child, Joey.

Joseph Yobo is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Fenerbahçe. He is the captain of the Nigerian national team and is Nigeria’s record appearance holder.


13.) Bouchra Van Persie
Bouchra is very active with charities in London and is now part of the Manchester United WAGS charity group.



The mother of two is not only supportive of her hubby’s career but she also adapts herself to the duties of a world class striker’s wife.





Bouchra and Robin both 31 have been through ups and downs in their marriage, but they have managed to stay together, and are now a solid family.



14.) Antonella Roccuzzo

Antonella Roccuzzo, 26 was born in  Rosario, Argentina
She is a Nutrition graduate.


Antonella and Lionel Messi have known each other since childhood. Messi left his home town very early to go play for Barcelona. In 2008 they fell in love and have been together ever since. 



Antonella Roccuzzo gave birth to the couple’s first child, Thiago. 

Thiago Messi shares his birthday (2nd November) with Kai Rooney, Wayne Rooney’s son & Lourdes Gerrard, Steven Gerrard’s son.

Her partner, Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentine footballer that plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina’s national team where he serves as captain.


Messi has scored both Argentina’s goals so far at the World Cup 2014.



That’s all from here folks!

I hope you might be more inspired right now. For those non- football addicts who have been forced to watch the games, try to enjoy it and may the best team win!


Do have a great rest of the week darlings..

Also, I love to read your comments 🙂


xx



{ps: Mots of the information here was from wikipedia encyclopaedia, daily mail uk and the mirror..}













Soccer is a magical game.” – David Beckham.