London Fashion Week – Street Style – SS2015 – RTW – Metrogypsie


Hi Guys, 


I have been in such an amazing space lately. Could be
the fashion week, who knows? Well work has been great, my new team is proper brand new, making new friends at work, my team leader is amazeballs as well.

Fortunately/unfortunately there’s barely time for banter on this post so lets go in.
This week, just as we saw in New York at the previous post here, we would be seeing lots of street style from London including your truly’s and friends (Funmi, Ify and Uju).

I am inclined to start with pictures showing my experience at London Fashion Week (LFW) but that would distract me a lot so lets get with my favourite designer(s) from each of the 5 days fashion week was in my city.

Day 1 Fav

Fyodor Golan



I though this collection looked digital before I read about their Microsoft partnership. The Bottom left gown has some footie field print on it’s bottom layer.
“Our spring and summer 2015 season collection is an expression of modernity and youthful romance in the digital age. We wanted to translate fast-paced visual language onto ready-to-wear items that translate that vision and showcase vividness and energy.” – Fyodor Golan




Day 2 Fav


Marchesa



This American label so adored by Hollywood’s finest broke camp and showcased in London this season to mark it’s 10th Anniversary.




House of Holland



My love for House of Holland’s showcase on Day2 was mostly the message behind his collection. I also really loved the prints, not so much the cuts.
The sign backstage to motivate models read BE STRONG, SEXY, CONFIDENT. YOU’RE ON THE LIST.. YOU WROTE THAT LIST.
About his muse he said; 
SHE IS A GROUPIE ON A MISSION. SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE WANTS AND HOW TO GET IT I LOVE THIS GIRL, SHE IS HOT.



Day 3


Vivienne Westwood (Red Label)



Stripes are so fresh when combined right like dem ones in Nigeria’s  iAMiSigo’s White Noise collection. (Lord knows the pictures from that collection are sitting in my drafts *sigh*).


Mary Katrantzou



So prominent for someone who has been in the game for 5years, Katrantzou sells in about 200 stores across 50 countries.

Sophia Webster



Apparently, she felt people took the brand as too girly so in a jungle inspired show, this collection was a way to show its ATTITUDE! Well this looks like a candy store.





Day 4


Burberry



This collection has colour and not in an all-over-the-place manner. I also loved how the denim jackets were so fitted, literally showing waist curves. Then peplum! who does peplum with denim? Christopher Bailey of course. The use of chiffon as well, and that white top that looks like scales of a fish, looks so fresh like its edible.



Erdem


So damn healthy looking…all that green. Lol.
Loved Erdem’s collection a lot, maybe it’s because I’m so into green juices right now. haha.. The embroidery on some of these pieces though, top notch.



Roksanda Ilincic



Of course there is a third fav today, can’t say no to all this coloration. Simple shapes, geometric cuts, color blocking and the structure of her clothes, I loved…not so much the sticking out folds/scribbles (unsure what they are even called). Yeah, loved Roksanda Ilincic. My Serbian hero.




Day 5


Anya Hindmarch



Stick-Em-Up #AnyaHindmarch #AnyaFixation #Stickers These would also be available @chaosfashiondotcom. #SS15 #Day5 #LFW #Stockdalecharlotte + #Anyahindmarch.



Simone Rocha



Really meticulously thought out details the pieces on this collection have. The scallops trim, on such tender material, then the red dress, must have taken ages to achieve those (not sure what to call them) frills? on the dress and shoe.
What I love most however are them shoes, as some would know already those are so up my alley.

That’s it from the designers.. Lets share some street style collage pictures…


 


I know I have made these shots really tiny on here. They are all also up on our Facebook here,  and Instagram @Metrogypsie.



Street Chic Collage




That’s about it lovelies.. I have just decided to make my LFW experience another post. as this one seems long enough.
I would be at London Fashion Weekend on Saturday, 20th September. I have got Gold tickets so I’d be seeing a Designer show and a Trend show (or even 2 Designer shows, can’t recall.)
Would be going with my friends, Ify and Remi so I would share that as well. 

Afterwards, Milan Fashion Show. I have seen some pieces from Gucci’s show, *drool*. Stella Jean literally stopped my heart beat for a second. I really cannot wait to share my favs from Milan. 

Have a quick look at BryanBoy’s clutch as seen on him after the  Gucci show today…

Yikes !!!!!!! *sigh*



Do have a stylish rest-of-the-week lovelies..



xx











‘The hardest thing in fashion is not to be known for a logo, but to be known for a silhouette.’ Giambattista Vall 





NYFW Spring/Summer Ready To Wear 2015 BuyNigerian!




Hi Guys,

“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward

to the future…this is known as Fashion Week” – Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City).

How delicious is this quote which we hear and still love every Fashion Week?

If you haven’t already, keep up with out dope collection of Street Styles and collection favourites from New York. Its been amazeballs. Id go right into it as we might have quite a number of pictures. 

There goes..



Day 1 Favs;

Kaelen Spring/Summer RTW 2015

 

“I’m such a fabric freak…until I have the fabric I don’t know what the silhouette would be.” – Kaelen Haworth at her Spring 2015 presentation in Manhattan.



Tadashi Shoji Spring/Summer RTW 2015

 


Earth coloured pastels (if there is such a colour) with relaxed silhouettes. What I loved so much about this collection is the classical look of some of the pieces. Even where he had crop tops, they looked conservative with a touch of class.



Day 2 Favs;

Kate Spade Spring/Summer RTW 2015

 


So garden party chic. I would totally love to have a get-together with friends in this theme. Fresh looks with most of the pieces being in my fav colour, green. The dark green dress on the model with sunglasses is so 50’s and keeps giving me life.
Her purses were also really creative, playful and cute.


Monique Lhuillier Spring/Summer RTW 2015

 


She is most popular for her bridal dresses. For some reason I kept mixing up this collection with Tadashi Shoji’s. 
I really heart the sheer fabric, and the embroidery sprinkled all over some pieces especially the purple ball gown and the pink from hem dress.



Day 3 Fav;

Christian Siriano Spring/Summer RTW 2015


I almost loved every outfit in this collection. Christian definitely has a knack for that finishing touch. The simple dresses have a certain slight cut or curve that oozes class. Loved the use of silk, this season’s deep neckline and lace.


Day 4 Fav;

Diane Von Furtsenberg Spring/Summer RTW 2015


Seeing Naomi Campbell (who closed the show) strutting in that flirty dress, Kendall Jenner (whom it was an S/S debut) just two people behind her in a pretty lace and possibly tweed dress was enough to distract me but no. The calibre of people at DVF’s show and the versatility of the collection, one could see this is the perfect collection for the America working woman.
There has been quite a number of checkered looks this week. Lace and strong silk were also spotted.
I saw my darling Ivanka Trump at the show as well. Pleased.



Day 5 Fav;

Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer RTW 2015


Flowers Flowers Flowers, definitely the inspiration behind this collection. Love the accentuated waists, length and the structured dresses.


Day 6 Fav;

Dennis Basso Spring/Summer RTW 2015


Very metallic colours. I really like the structured looks. This last one with a front slit (which loads of pieces this season had) is an amazing mix I’d say…serious and feminine.



Day 7 Favs;

Delpozo Spring/Summer RTW 2015


Omigosh! Ethereal is the word for this collection. The pastel is a tad deeper than usual. Such creativity with scriptural but also soft elements.
you also know I can’t help but stare when there is colour.



Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer RTW 2015


Even before sighting anything from this collection, I was certain it would be one of my favs.
I read that there were toy elephants perched on everyone’s seats, these were gifts from the Clinton Foundation to raise awareness for poachers. Cuuuuuutttteeeee.
This collection was obviously classy as usual, but he also showed midriff. I’m in love with the Pants look with lacey top and pastel blue checkered kimono.



Day 7 Favs;

Calvin Klein Spring/Summer RTW 2015



Really dark and classic collection. Quite simple, great cuts and patches mix. Also , good use of leather to work in Spring/Summer.



Nigerian Designers at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week


–> Lisa Folawiyo Spring/Summer RTW 2015 – Day 4




Both my fav looks at the bottom. I thought Lisa’s collection looked rich. Possibly excessive on the patches/cut-outs, she still made them quite wearable. I wish I could rock one of these.


–> Deola Sagoe Spring/Summer RTW 2015 – Day 4



Oh my! I need these dresses at the bottom. So so classy.
Some pieces in this collection were flirty (surprisingly). *smiles*
I love the deep plunging necks and sheer cut out on the navy blue silk dress.


–> Clan Spring/Summer RTW 2015 – Day 4



SO damn impressed. The ladies at Clan styled these models perfectly. I love whats going on on their hair. The collection is easy, fresh, young and playful with a touch of edgy. I already see my self in the red crop look. Great future ahead.






That’s it from New York guys. Hope you are inspired?!!

Fashion Week would never be complete without at least a couple Street Style pictures. As I earlier mentioned, there are loads of pictures to keep your adrenalin up on our Instagram page (@Metrogypsie.)

Honourary mentions which I would post up on instagram later today.
These three people kept serving in New York daily all week long and were very consistent with impeccable style.

–> Aimee Song (@Songofstyle)



–> Blake Scott (@blakescott_)



–> Olivia Palermo

I just couldn’t get enough of the Burberry look

Big ups to these 3 and loads of others. They kept us alive in style.



#RandomThought: why are there 3 magazines between September 2014 and October 2014 with those on the cover in the same pink Chanel suit??!? 

Oh well…


Do enjoy the rest of the Fashion weeks and do not forget to stop over here after each one to be served.

Have a lovely fashion week and weekend and do not forget laughter is always in season.


Photo Credits: VOGUE, @Melodiejeng (IG), @quistyle, @songofstyle, @blakescott_, bellanaija.com, genevieveng.com and pulse.ng.


xxx..









“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future…this is known as Fashion Week” – Carrie Bradshaw











How To Rock Ankara, Lace et al All Week with Kandy




Hi Guys,

How is the week going? I am doing really alright, can’t complain at all. Its been raining
a lot but not been too crazy. Work is great, so thankful. I am also really grateful for my health..sometimes I recall how ill I was months ago and how I didn’t even get as little as a text from a certain colleague at work. LOL, its all good now though. 

I really hope you guys have gotten your hands on an item or two from the kong a website from our series. I have received a couple messages of people requesting items that are sold out already so be quick! 


Lest I forget, I had a lovely weekend, had a friend from out of town and we visited Portobello Market for the first time ever. I love love it. I also got to attend a swimming event at the National Paralympics Day 2014. I would share these pictures in my next post.

Also got to attend a wedding with my friend Ify, I could show you a few pictures from that I suppose..



Dress: Dorothy Perkins similar here..
Shoes: Aldo exact here..
Purse: TKMaxx similar here..
Hat: Coast exact here..

Lipstick: Mac’s Film Noir



Ify in Virgos Lounge Nini Mini Embellished Dress with Cowl Back, exact here..



Obligatory Selfies.. Lol!



Now to our week’s feature..

Kandy Akhalumenyo
Occupation – Entrepreneur; CEO Kandyz Collection
Interests – Socialising, Traveling and of course Fashion.


Run us through your regular morning..wake up time, type of breakfast..first thing you do at work..up to about 10am.

 I wake up between 6 and 6.30 every morning. First thing I do is say a prayer, study the bible a little then I get my son ready for school. 
For breakfast I may decide to have just oat or light toast with tea. I then get to work; check and reply my emails or other messages from clients.
         
Look 1

 My favourite fragrance is Channel Chance and Daisy by Marc Jacobs
.

Look 2

 A skill I wish I had or something I wish I could’ve been is a Medical Doctor.

Look 3

 Wardrobe essentials for me constitute of an LBD (little black dress), a maxi dress as you can wear these on most occasions. Also, a pair of denim shorts or trousers.


Look 4

 After work in the evenings, I love to make dinner, have my baby’s bath and watch 2hrs of tv with him. I then work/attend to client messages online and retire for the night.
 

Look 5

 How I’d ideally spend my weekend is a tough one as every weekend is different. I have mostly Saturdays to socialise and all that, then on Sunday I spend it at home with family. After church we may decide to have lunch out or at home.



Look 6

 For shopping, Dubai because I’m mostly there and secondly America because they have anything and everything a woman wants and prices are quite affordable too. They have clothes to fit the African woman’s thick curves. Lol


Look 7

Every girl should have (again I’d say) the LBD, a nice pair of wedges because its very comfy and a nice weave to define your appearance. This is because if your hair is rough then every other thing u have on may automatically go wrong
.

Look 8

 Book I’m easing at the moment? Well, ODM (Our Daily Manner) its a prayer book I recommend for everyone.



Look 9

 I have always got my wallet, sunglasses, hand sanitizer and hand cream
 in my bag.


Look 10
How do you balance your work life and personal life??

Well, I try to do my best and leave the rest for the almighty. It has actually been pretty easy since I left banking and decided to be my own boss. 
I try to wake up early, say my prayers, get my son ready for school, and hit the gym for an hour. I get back home and then freshen up to start my day.



That’s all folks. Thank you Kandy for letting us have you on here.
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Have a splendid rest-of-the-week darlings..



xx














“If you can’t be elegant, at least be extravagant.” – Franco Moschino.

How To Style Konga’s Metrogypsie Series




Hi guys,

So I just got back from seeing The Lion King and OMG it was
 amazing. My entire attention was captured from scene Oh One (01), lol. 

Today was sort of a lovely day anyways so maybe it all just added and came today so good. My favourite characters were Timon & Pumbaa and then the Hyenas. I’d totally recommend this.

On this feature I would be posting pictures of myself in items from Metrogypsie series that are up on Konga’s website here. This is basically to inspire its buyers on possible ways to style them. Do not hesitate to click the links on the side of this page (on a desktop) for the great sales and discounts going on on Konga right now.


Here goes..

— Metrogypsie Contrast Lace Split Dress | Blue – find here..


— Metrogypsie Retro Print Shift Dress | White – find here..
 



— Metrogypsie Polka Dot Midi Dress | Navy Blue & White – find here..
 



— Metrogypsie Sleeveless Vintage Geometric Print Dress | Multicolour – find here..







— Green Lace Backless Split – (coming soon)



— Metrogypsie Off the Shoulder Slim Lace Dress | Red – find here..




— Metrogypsie Cap Sleeve Printed Midi Dress | Multicolour – find here..


— Metrogypsie Cut Out Shift Chiffon Top | Black – find here..




— White Contrast Black Sleevless – find here..




Metrogypsie Woman Print Gauze Dress | Black – find here..



— Metrogypsie Striped Short Sleeve Straight Dress – find here..



— Metrogypsie Crop Tee With Owl Print Bandage Skirt – find here..




— Champagne Long Sleeve Floral Lace Scalloped – find here..



Skirts

— Metrogypsie Frog Print Flare Skirt | Black – find here..




— Metrogypsie Floral Pleated Organza Skirt – find here..




— Metrogypsie Plaid Pleated Chiffon Skirt | Black – find here..




— Metrogypsie Floral Pleated Organza Skirt | White – find here..



— Metrogypsie Frog Print Flare Skirt | Red – find here..
 


That’s all folks.. The full listing of the items are all on the website, here. Make sure you go and have a great time shopping as always.

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Follow us on instagram @Metrogypsie.

Do have a great weekend,


xx










“I don’t believe in the after-life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.” – Woody Allen.



A Week At Work with my Lady Dior




Hi guys,


So on this certain week, I decided to go to work all five days sporting my favourite 
handbag. Asides the bag, other constants that week were my hair-do and my earrings. 

Also, I decided to stick to two sort of looks; well obviously all 5 looks were chic and formal, I was either in skirts or shorts. Three days in maxi skirts and two in tailored shorts. Well enough of the banter, do enjoy and get inspired..

Monday

Blazer: Zara here..
Camisole: West Hampstead Shop
Shorts: River Island similar here..
Black Shoes: Dune similar here..
Yellow Shoes:Lady Lynch similar here..


Tuesday

Jumper: Vintage
Skirt: Zara similar here..
Shoes: Kandee similar here..
My inspiration for this look above was from a look in Christopher Kane’s 2014 Resort collection.. Here..

Wednesday

Top: Newlook here..
Shorts: Newlook here..
Sandals: Lipsy

Thursday

Decided to switch tops and lose the socks..

Tee: Dolce and Gabbana (made exclusively for VOGUE festival 2014)
Shirt: Sheinside 
Skirt: Dorothy Perkins similar here..
Shoes: Aldo similar here..
Socks: Topshop similar here..

Friday

Crop Top: Karen Millen 
Skirt: Asos here..
Shoes: Pigalle 120mm Black Patent Christian Louboutin here..


Bonus Look…

Sunday

Dress: Vintage
Hat: Vintage
Shoes: Hobbs

Thats all folks. Hope you loved these looks. Have a lovely week ahead!


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xx










Women, with their sure instincts, realized that my intention was to make them not just more beautiful but also happier.” – Christian Dior