How to Party in A Costume




Hi guys,


How was your weekend? Mine was alright.. took some pictures for a post on Saturday, finally decided and made a booking I’d been on for 3 days….then went to Camden Market with my friend, Madalina on Sunday. It was really nice out there, they had like a whole massive section just for food, various country delicacies and demonic desserts *sigh*. In fact I should share a couple pictures..





Right beside this stand, was a stand with smoothies which I gently strolled over to afterward, to get atonement for my sugary sins, with a jar of fresh orange juice.


Today, I am going to share some costume party outfit suggestions and my outfits from the 2 days I spent in Germany before Ibiza.

Click here for my Ibiza trip with friends beach wear inspiration post.

While in Germany – though on holiday – I decided to look a bit smart. Not sure why, but it was probably because I was going to spend some hours at Olga’s office and then her colleague was taking us out to a steak place for supper.


Look #1





Top: TKMaxx
Skirt: A Start
Shoes: TKMaxx
Bag: Calvin Klein
Style – Sexy Smart
Inspiration – Explained Above. Also went costume outfit shopping for a boat party the next 



Look #2







Tank: Primark

Skirt: Personal tailor
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins
Bag: Ted Baker
Friends: Olga and Axelle
Style – Metrogypsie
Inspiration – Above + the skirt from yesterday was a bit uncomfortable during the day because it was hotter than expected so I decided on a flared one.

That’s all for just Germany..



Before we get to the costume party outfits, I’d share 3 other looks, one from the day I left Ger. and arrived Ibiza, one in Ibiza and one from the day I left Ibiza.


Leaving Ger





Shirt: Thomas Pink
Shorts: Topshop
Shoes: Office

Still trying to keep up with the serious look while in Germany. The weather felt a bit chilly on stepping out of the house but had to rush into the car cos I’m not one to miss a flight. I got changed into tights at the airport. (See below..)

Arriving Ibiza



Not the best decision ever, I couldn’t even manage a smile as it was HOT!


Spotted these at Duty Free, made me wish for a second that I was into drinking.. Dope.

My first and last days in Ibiza had no beach activities involved hence my donning proper clothes..

 Ibiza Day 1

Dress: Bohoo
Bag: Forever 21
Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti

Style: Summer Chic
Checked out the beaches, restaurants and chilling spots in San Antonio to properly know what activities were available then decide what days to do them as the rest of the crew were arriving later today.


Leaving Ibiza

Dress: Topshop
Shoes: Office
Bag: Calvin Klein

Style: Casual Chic
Its such a struggle when there is a huge disparity between the temperature of where you are and that of your destination. I was roasting while waiting for ride to the airport, on landing London, I began freezing. UGH!



The Costume Boat Party

So I am definitely not going to write where these outfits were gotten from as that would have been doing too much on my part. Also, I am only going to make an attempt at explaining what my features were going for with their looks, as I’m not even sure what I went as.
These should serve as inspirations. 
Cheers.. 🙂

Look #3





The tag on my outfit said ‘Officer’, so maybe a boat captain or even a Naval officer.

Look #4





Obviously, a cheerleader. Hello hottie.. 😉 

#Look 5





Not sure what they came as.. Maybe carnival hotdog vendors. Lol

#Looks 6 & 7



I suppose the lady was Hawaiian themed then the extremely tall guy, a cook/maid/milk man.

#Looks 8 & 9



Sleeveless top guy must be a builder/constructor, you know those handy ones that stereotypically get naughty and more handy than they were paid to be. hehehe..

Our host, @Legendarystuff, came as a proud Köln young man.




#Look 10 &11




These group of people came as the US Air force.
The solo guy had this pirate thing going I suppose.

#Looks 12 & 13



The guys should be clowns.

The lovely lady, an arabian/fire/belly dancer.


#Looks 14 & 15



Both men had white tops and head stuff on their heads so I am not sure how to differentiate. Lol
Anyways, the guy with by one lady, I am not really sure what/where he is the king of.
Guy with 2 ladies, a Arab man.



#Looks 16 & 17



People in white, Naval Officers.. 🙂
Guy in between the ladies, the US Air force.


#Looks 18 & 19



Two ladies came as work out lovers.. Its always great to work out in really bright colours for some reason.. Their outfits was refreshing as well.
The lady in the other picture came as a police officer and the gent by her came as a traditional Scottish man.



#Looks 20






This guy came as himself, just a bit more enhanced in the body suit.. Lol.



Its a wrap!


Thank you all for your time spent here. 

If you have a more suitable name/theme for any of the looks above, drop a comment.
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Have a great week and a lovely month everyone.


xx

“The finest clothing made is a person’s skin but, of course, society demands something more than this.” – Mark Twain.


A Social Worker’s Work Fashion Style..



Hi Guys,

A friend of mine recently got a job as a social worker, after a really long while, so when I got to meet our week’s feature and found out he was in Social Works, I was elated. So here Eyesc, this is dedicated to you!

Another source of my joy lately is that Big Brother Africa 2013, my favourite television show has finally come to an end.. Weird right?.. Well now I can focus on some other aspects of my life more squarely. *whoop*

So yeah, here…


Adegoke Omoluyi
Occupation: Social Work Student
Interests: Fashion, Cars, Travel. That being said, my goal is to be able to work with less privileged people get the help they need to succeed and be self sufficient. Either through, social assistance or policy making.



1. Pay Attention 



Shirt: H&M
Trousers: Zara
Shoes: Aldo
Belt: H&M
Hat: Vintage (thrift)
Inspiration – The movie, ‘Tailor Of Panama’. I was getting a vacation vibe + it was like 38 °C today, pretty hot.




2. An Illusion



Cardigan: H&M
Shirt: Bespoke (Custom made)
Waist Coat: Zara
Trousers: Zara
Bow-tie: Thomas Pink
Shoes: Zara
Inspiration – It was cold today and my girlfriend had just bought me the cardigan. I also wanted to create the effect of a three-piece suit without a suit.



3. Smart



Jacket: Ermenegildo Zegna
Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger
Tie: Tomas Pink
Trousers: Zara
Shoes: Topman
Pocket Square: Vintage (Thrift)
Inspiration – My friend who wore a similar outfit. I only made mne more formal by adding a jacket and  a tie.




4. College Kid



Blazer: H&M
Shirt: H&M
Tie: Thrift Store
Suspenders: H&M
Trousers: Zara
Shoes: Zara
Bag: Kenneth Cole
Inspiration: My presentation at school today and definitely wanted to look the part.  I went for an Ivy League, preppy-type look. 




5. Metrogypsie



Blazer: H&M
Shirt: Hugo Boss
Pants: Zara
Belt: Tommy Hilfiger
Shoes: Zara
Wristwatch: Vintage Longines
Inspiration – I had a difficult time picking out what to wear to church today, but I was sure I really wanted to wear these shoes. Saw them pants lying around, you can’t ever go wrong with a white shirt so yeah… bam!




6. Preppy



Shirt: Hugo Boss
Jumper: Tommy Hilfiger
Belt: Tommy Hilfiger
Trousers: Zara
Shoes: Zara
Wrist Watch: Breil (although the strap’s a custom NATO one)
Inspiration – Built this look while shoe shopping with my brother. I was like ‘shoes, pants, shirt, oh! and a red belt’, and the outfit was born.




7.  Handling the sun



Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger
Trousers: Zara
Shoes: Aldo
Belt: Hermes
Inspiration – I hadn’t worn the pants in a while and was originally gonna pair them up with a T-shirt but the girlfriend persuaded me to try the shoes and everything else fell into place.





8. Casual



Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger
Trousers: Zara
Shoes: Zara
Inspiration – This outfit happens to be my least thought out. Basically threw on my cleanest shirt and it worked.





9. Convinced?



Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger
Waist coat: Zara
Trousers: Zara
Shoes: Aldo
Belt: Tommy Hilfiger
Inspiration – Sherlock Holmes in the television show, Elementary was my sole inspiration for this look.


There it goes from the Social Worker, Adegoke, thank you so much for letting us have you on here. Its the Notting Hill Carnival his week, also, 
the last bank holiday for the year is today so yes, one is pleasured.


For any enquiries guys, hit me up on metrogypsie@gmail.com or stephanie@metrogypsie.org.

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Do have a great week.

xx






“The only man who really needs a tailcoat is a man with a hole in his trousers.” – John Taylor.

Business Man On The Rise




Hi guys,

I just got back from a bit over a week-long holiday and I can promise you it was awesome. I am so well rested and ready to tackle all the aspects of my life head on. 

By the time you would be reading this my girl, Tanzania’s Feza, (though out of order sometimes), would most likely have been evicted from the Big Brother Africa house. *wipes tears*. People wonder why I still supported her after a while. I dunno but loyalty sometimes gets the best of me.

Not really sure why I have been at home all day since after church because the weather is so stunning. Gearing up for the work life I suppose.

This week, we are went to the rainy city of Manchester for our feature.. Enjoy..



Arinze Charles Obidike
Occupation: Business man, IT (Information systems analyst)
Interests: Reading, Movies Music, Fashion..


Monday


Jacket: Gabriel Moon
Top: Zara
Trouser: Topman
Shoes: Paolo Vandini
Style – Business Casual
Inspiration – Metrogypsie. I wanted to wear something that would transcend easily to an evening with my boys outfit. Also, I knew my first set of pictures would be taken today.



Tuesday


Jacket: Marks and Spencer
Shirt: TM Lewin
Trousers: Zara
Shoes: Paul Smith
Style – Passé
Inspiration – My final presentation at the university prior to my MSc graduation next week.



Wednesday

Jacket: Zara
Top: Zara
Trousers: Zara
Shoes: Paul Smith
Style – Casual
Inspiration – Midweek. All I had to do was show up at work.. No clients to meet. Gearing up for my graduation as well.


Thursday

Jacket: Gabriel Moon
Jumper : Zara
Trousers: Zara
Belt: Paciotti
Shoes: Laoke Chelsea Boots
Bag: Duffle
Style – Metrogypsie
Inspiration – Multi-tasking.. Had so many places to be today and they were all serious so had to be totally on point.




Friday

Blazer: Harris Tweed
Shirt: Marks and Spencer
Trousers: Scotch & Soda
Shoes: Paolo Vandini
Style – Business Casual
Inspiration – Work. This is my default work look.



Saturday



Style – Smart
Inspiration – My mate’s Wedding..




Sunday

Shirt: Zara
Trousers: Zara
Belt: Ceaser Paciotti
Shoes: Paolo Vandini Cuban heel style boot
Style – Smart Casual
Inspiration – Church and the weather. I also needed to try out these trousers. Went shopping for graduation too.


There it goes with our business man, Arinze. Thank you so much for letting us have you on here. 
All the give-away winners asides the Black/Pink tee winner have received their gifts. *whoop* to that. Logistics was cray!

Would be expecting picture from them.. Also, summer themed post would be on its way to you all really soon.

Don’t forget to look great and express your self as best as you are allowed to while dressing for work.

Love y’all..

xx









“Like every good man, I strive for perfection, and, like every ordinary man, I have found that perfection is out of reach–but not the perfect suit.” – Edward Tivnan.








How to Wear the Pleated Flared Skirt; Working It series


Hi guys, 

Welcome back to my blog. The previous post was up for two weeks as I put so much energy and time getting it together. Work has been pretty hectic which is very annoying considering the weather has been really beautiful lately.

There is so much going on right now with me, work, friends visiting from overseas, my professional exams et al so apologies if at some point the blog is updated every fortnight. 

You know how you’d have a certain frock that’s not one of your favourites but you always remember it when you got nothing to wear. Yes, that’s what the post is about. I realised the second time I wore this skirt that I never really wanted to wear it until I’d searched and searched my wardrobe to no avail…then I decided to take pictures whenever I did so.

Bellow are the various ways I have worn this skirt right from Winter 2012 till sometime last week.

Skirt: Primark



Look #1



Jacket: Ghost
Top: H&M
Scarf: Burberry
Shoes: Newlook
Bag: River Island
Neckpiece: Aldo


Look #2



Top: Newlook
Belt: Primark

Look #3



Top: Forever21
Shoes: Evie
Belt: Dorothy Perkins

Look #4

Sweater: Spirit Union
Top: Rock n Roll
Bag: Calvin Klein

Look #5

Shirt: Primark
Shoes: Newlook

then I unbuttoned the shirt…


Tank Top: Primark.

Oooooopps at the last picture. Lol.


So there it is.. Do you have this sort of relationship with any of your clothing items? Feel free to send an email to stephanie@metrogypsie.org if you want to.

Cheers people, have a lovely week..


xx.









“Women usually love what they buy, yet  hate two-thirdsof what is in their closets.” – Mignon McLaughlin.









A Gent On His Grind




Hi guys,

So glad to be back to normal schedule programming. The give-away items have all been got in the right sizes and are on they are on their way to the winners. Congratulations once more and thank you to everyone that participated. 

 Quite a number of our male readers have asked for a male feature, so I have come around to getting one and this week, still in line with what we represent, Work Fashion. “A gent on his grind”. Whoop, we are going down testosterone lane!!!!!


JS
Occupation: Stylist, Personal Shopper and Blogger
Interests: Fashion, Movies and Travelling.


#1 – Business Meeting







According to JS, when dressing up for a meeting, a formal one at that, you should avoid T-shirts or jeans, make sure you get stuff that suits you to enable you exude confidence and enhance attractiveness. Lastly, no flashy colours or uncomfortable shoes.

Above, the striped blue/grey tie matches the blue shirt and handkerchief..if you pay attention to detail, you’d notice the same blue colour can be seen on the socks.

Style – Corporate
InspirationA business meeting



#2 – Summer Time Fly







He was going to have drinks at the pub with his mates today.

Summer inspired clothes basically. Light blue blazer, purple floral shirt, coloured handkerchief and a pair of white trousers. Matched with, all black accessories; loafers, belt and wrist-watch for some degree of co-ordination.

Style – Urban Dandy
InspirationThe season, summer.


#3 – Burgundy







This look is simply a how-to-rock-a-burgundy-suit one.

Due to the fact that burgundy is sort of a loud colour, the accessories should tone id down a notch. Here, he chose black and white.

Accessories are like spice to an outfit, so they should be used to either sober up a look, or turn it up.

Style – Risky Corporate
Inspiration Colour.




#4 – Social Butterfly







Off to a social gathering but still want to be taken seriously? This is totally an inspiration on how to. JS has a fashion show to attend today so he is spotted in this number.

Here again, he has co-ordinated his jacket, (brown) to the handkerchief, (brown as well) which has little burgundy patterns.
Style – Urban Commando
InspirationYesterday’s look.




#5 – Styleesh







This look above is an education from JS on how to look really sophisticated which I would summarize. Lol.
– Try to look effortlessly put together
– Don’t let your colours or textures compete too much with each other
– Take risks, add some colour to your wardrobe, even if just with the accessories; brown, grey, black are too safe. To test the colour-risky waters, start with neutrals and pastels like camel. teal, the light version of primary colours.
– You do not have to keep up with trends, just stick to pieces and looks that hide your flaws and exaggerate your ‘selling points’. 
Lol.
Style – Sophisticated
Inspiration Coffee




#6 – Night Owl





One needs to dapper up even on night outs so as to not to be insulted by arrogant bouncers at places you probably haven’t been to or aren’t known.
A stylish blazer, some jewellery and well ironed clothes would make a difference.
Style – Summer Nights
Inspiration – Club hopping





#7 – Keeping it Kasual







This is not the average casual outfit but clearly our feature does love a touch of seriousness to his looks which he does so good with blazers. He also sure does love him some burgundy. 
I really love the fabric of the jacket, the jacket unbuttoned, them tassels on his shoes and the face of his wrist-watch.
Style – Smart Casual
Inspiration – A date






#8 – Bow-Tie Bang




Here, the bow-tie and trousers are colour-matched, belt and shoes are colour-matched, then the tassels on the shoes link to the seater/jumper. A white shirt can’t ever get you in the wrong lane.









Almost same co-ordination done here, but the bow-tie matched both pants and sweater.
Style – Metrogypsie
Inspiration – A wedding I am styling soon.






#9 – Boy About Town





This is more like casual right? Compared to #7, I thought so too. 
This should be pretty much easy to understand. A lot of brown shades, the leather jacket and trousers both black.
This look is necessary when one’s comfort is totally imperative.
Style – Casual
Inspiration – House party.





#10 – Blue Loafers?





I decided to include this look as blue footwear are really popular these days. This is merely an example of how to style them.





#11 – Dapper Dude







Earlier today, our feature had some personal shopping to do for a client of his. He must have really loved the previous bow-tie looks as he decided to rock one again.

The white blazer in this look takes it up a million notches. He sure loves his shoes with tassels.
Style – Retro gent
Inspiration – Today’s client.


So guys, there it goes from Mr Style Figure. He runs a lovely mens fashion blog (here). Also, styles for events and shops for businesses and individuals alike. For more information or to get through to him, you can contact me.

He also has an open slot for a paid fashion intern who has to reside in London so yeah.. holla at me as well via email/comments.

After my shoot with him, I came up with an idea to do a his/hers work-fashion feature. A guy and girl in one picture with an item linking most preferably, colour or pattern wise. For example;



Yeah, so if you have something really nice you don’t mind sharing, email me.

Thanks for your time guys, my email as always: stephanie@metrogypsie.org.



Do have a splendid week.


xx










“I spent two weeks prancing around a studio in Queens in my underwear with nine other guys. They were long days. But what the hell, it was Calvin Klein,” – Michael Bergin.