I really need to move houses like yesterday so that has been on my mind all weekend. Who needs a flat-mate in London???
Last week’s post was so lengthy I actually contemplated not posting anything up this week but in between my I.T problems and them being solved, I fell in love with my girl Julia’s work style.
While we may all be carrying the cutest handbags and feeling so chic, my girl sometimes slays her work style with a rucksack in her male dominated department at British Telecoms (BT), UK. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her work style pictures.
Seeing as the world is in dire need of fast internet and from the news, I read BT was chosen or won some bid to provide internet for the not-so-urban ares in the UK, my girl is so damn busy so I could only steal a few pictures just as she stepped out, Monday to Friday last week.
Enjoy this guys..
Occupation: Network Engineer, British Telecoms (BT).
Interests: Writing, Photography, Music
Shoes: Cerruti Sergio Roma
Style – Boss-Lady Formal
Inspiration – I am addicted to wearing black so in order to shed some light on my outfit, I streak it with brown. Boring right? Lol.
Trousers: Marks and Spencer
Bag: Edina Ronay
Style – One Of The Guys
Inspiration – So today, I would say my department, in which I am the only female in, inspired me. Felt like trying something a little less girly and more ‘guyly’? That’s a word I just made up :). I love the darl colours and this outfit practically threw itself together.
Top: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: New Look
Bag: Office Issue Backpack
Style – High-Waisted Fixer
Inspiration – Okay so basically, I have been looking for a reason to wear this skirt and when I picked up this chiffon blouse, it screamed its name.
Jacket: Ruby Red of London
Style – Blurred Lines
Inspiration – Thursdays are that special day, you know TGIT. Like you can peek into the promised land that is Friday from this day. I had a presentation at work so this semi-formal number seemed to suffice.
That’s it from Julia guys. Thank you so much for your time on here and I must say I loved the structured way your bag pictures look;
Thank you so much guys for spending your time here..
Glad to let you all know that metrogypsie.org was nominated in the Best Fashion and Style Blog category for the Nigerian Blog Awards.
I am so grateful to those that voted when they were 15 shortlisted blogs initially. I would let you all know when to start voting so we can clench that award.
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Do have a great week guys
“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” – Miucci Prada.
I do not know which is more annoying, that Malala did not win a Nobel Prize or that I cannot seem to find any good quality pictures from the Guaranty Trust Bank Lagos Fashion & Design week in Nigeria. Not in any way trying to deprecate the former or make too much ado about the later but it is what it is. Anyway I would wait till its over proper to share my favourite collections coupled with bits and bops from the event.
Talking about Malala, (the now 16 year old girl who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning over the rights of girls to education in Pakistan), I’m guessing it was shocking to loads of us when she wasn’t announced. This is not to say the winner, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPWC) weren’t deserving but I mean, its their job isn’t it? Congratulations to them anyway, that’s quite an important venture giving that I am mostly interested in the latest episodes of Suits, ANTM and Scandal. *sigh*
Last weekend, I caught up with my friend Ify, at the mall. Same friend from the London Fashion Weekend post, (click here to view)..
As the post title must have suggested, this week, we are going to have a testosterone fest. Hope this doesn’t sound creepy.. Hehehe, my bad.
Well, here goes..
Shirt: TM Lewin
Tie: Marks & Spencer (should’ve done a proper close up shot, its gorgeous)
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Bag: Ted Baker
Style – Formal
Inspiration – My Frgrance. A lot of times I choose to wear an outfit just because of the cologne I feel like wearing that day. Today’s was Aventus by Creed.
Occupation: Process Industry Software Consultant, London
Interests: Traveling, Music, Sports.
Shirt: Hawes & Curtis
Trousers: Marks & Spencer
Pocket Square: NEXT
Style – Business Casual
Inspiration – I’m usually very formal to work but I have been scheduled for training all week hence my reason to turn it down a notch.
Occupation: PhD – Imperial University London.
Interests: Football, Chilling out, Academics.
Blazer: Zara Man
Shirt: NEXT Signature
Shoes: Dispair Hoxton
Style – Urban Commando
Inspiration – The fact I had no presentation today + I was going to have drinks while watching a match later in the day.
Occupation: Compliance – Del/Hunts/LBG project, London.
Interests: Football, Music, Movies.
Suit: Marks & Spencer
Shirt: TM Lewin
Tie: Gieves and Hawkes
Shoes: Samuel Windsor
Bag: Cambridge Satchel
Style – Formal
Inspiration – MidWeek Suave. I like to think that looking smart isn’t just for Mondays alone contrary to popular opinion.
Occupation: Senior Investment Associate – Verod Capital.
Interests: Building and growing businesses, Enjoying family, Reading Mark Gladwell books and articles.
Blazer: Ralph Lauren
Trousers: Nesh Couture (Nigerian Designer)
Shoes: Johnston and Murphy
Scarf: Kenya Flea Market
Pocket Square: Charles Trywhitt
Style – Metrogypsie
Inspiration – I had to be at two really varying dos. First stop was an awards ceremony where my company was being honoured, the other was an evening with my mates from college. I had to find a look suitable for both as the later was really less formal.
Trousers: Marks & Spencer
Glasses: Tom Ford
This week, I am going to share some outfits one could wear to the beach. I was at one of the Balearic Islands a couple weeks back, with a group of people, and decided to make a post of our outfits as everyday was beach day.
Although most of the pictures weren’t taken on the beach as such, they an adequate representation of outfits that can be worn on the beach. Inspired by one of my readers, the feature consists of 6 people in two different continents.
I hope you enjoy it and it helps you during the summer or whenever you are off land/air.. I also tried not to write too much as its all easy to understand.
Shubby – Lashan – Wura – Ibiyemi – Stephanie
Style: Resort Chic
Inspiration – Water, Blue Skies, Sand, Wind.
That’s it people. Thank you so much for your time on here. I am sure you enjoyed it.
Big thanks to my muse, Shubby and features, Lashan, Wura, Ibiyemi and Stephanie. :).
Your comments make me happy so do drop em if time permits you.
I was at a costume party hosted by a friend’s colleague’s dad in Köln (Germany)..
..so I thought that at some point, my darling readers may be invited to, or would want to organise a costume party for your work mates/friends, therefore decided that I would share some of the looks I found interesting in a preceding post… you know I’ve always got y’all’s backs. LOL.
Do have a splendid week.
“If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater…suggest that he wear a tail.” – Fran Lebowitz.
While I was doing the mini research for this post I recalled a write-up I did for a friend’s blog, (www.allthatisgoodaboutnigeria.wordpress.com) some 2 years ago, (click here for a link to that post).
This past week has been pretty awesome for me as Jesus has been really faithful. 🙂
I wasn’t impressed with the first set of pictures from the Day 1 of this event. The seats were empty and that made the pictures look really odd. Its so important we as Nigerians/Africans support our growing upcoming designers, because they form part of the economic strength of the nation.
Anyway, there’s gonna be loads of pictures on this post so I’d better get right into it..
Sponsors – Maybelline
I love the fact that the trousers are of full length, as I think the ankle grazing ones have been overplayed. His pieces are also very wearable. Especially drawn to the outfit in first picture, the olive coloured pants one, so funky.
Wiezdhum Franklyn Collection
As you’d notice, Wana Sambo definitely has an eye for detail. I wish I could have about 3/4 pieces from this collection. I would also increase the slit of the dress in the 3rd picture an inch up to get the white fabric involved. How do I have these in my wardrobe please?
Also, this closing shot, so damn adorable.
Anita Quansah + Mo Saique
This collection seems very Resort.
The shorts of the female model in the 3rd picture is so flattering.. Then the layering!!! Don’t you just love it? Female model in orange shorts and the male model with the orange shirt and skinny tie. I think he had an androgyny thing going on for them other female models.
Viv La Resistance
House of Form and Function
House of Marie
Love the styling of that peach jumpsuit.
There you go people, its a wrap!
Did you notice there is going to be a lot of white next two seasons (according to the collections above?), you sure did.
I wish I could tell you at this point where/how to get any of these pieces if you need them but I cannot at the moment, I would be sure to inform you as soon as I have such information.
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“Elegance is the balance between proportion, emotion and surprise.” – VALENTINO.